Paramore’s “This Is Why” Heads For #1 At Alternative Radio

“This Is Why” should take over #1 on this week’s chart.

Paramore - This Is Why video screenshot | Atlantic Records

After a multi-month reign, blink-182’s “EDGING” is set to finally relinquish its throne as alternative radio’s biggest song.

The new #1 will likely be Paramore’s “This Is Why.”

The Paramore single received 1,858 spins during the first five days of the January 22-28 tracking period. up 4% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “This Is Why” at #1 on Mediabase’s building chart.

“This Is Why” does not have a massive lead over “EDGING,” but it has the momentum advantage. Whereas the Paramore song is up 4% from last week, blink-182’s single is down 2%.

All Time Low’s building #3 “Sleepwalking” is also approaching the top spot, but it presently looks like “This Is Why” will be able to hold it off.

The official chart will be published on Sunday.

Written by Brian Cantor

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