Twenty One Pilots’ “Shy Away” Reaches #1 At Alternative Radio In Just Its Third Week

“Shy Away” is already the biggest song at alternative radio.

twenty one pilots - 2021 press photo by Ashley Osborn, courtesy of Fueled By Ramen/Elektra

That was fast.

In just its third week on Mediabase alternative radio chart, twenty one pilots’ “Shy Away” officially earns #1.

Enough for a two-place lift from last week’s position, “Shy Away” received ~2,997 spins during the April 18-24 tracking period. The format-leading count tops last week’s mark by 542.

Imagine Dragons’ “Follow You,” which topped last week’s chart (and got to #1 rather quickly in its own right), slides to #2 this week. Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear’s “my ex’s best friend” concurrently dips one place to #3.

Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs” and AJR’s “Way Less Sad” hold at #4 and #5, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

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