Cage the Elephant Completes Its Quickest Climb to No. 1 on Alternative Songs Chart With ‘Ready to Let Go’


The group ties for the fifth-most leaders within the checklist’s historical past.

Cage the Elephant finishes its quickest flight to No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "Ready to Let Go," in its sixth week, shoots Three-1 on the March 16-dated checklist.

The band nearly halves its prior quickest ascent. "Shake Me Down" wanted 11 weeks in December 2010-February 2011.

"Ready to Let Go" wraps the quickest climb to No. 1 on Alternative Songs since twenty one pilots' "Jumpsuit" took simply two weeks final July, which itself marked the swiftest surge since Mumford & Sons' "Believe" (4 weeks, 2015).

More accolades for Cage the Elephant: the brand new chief is the group's eighth on Alternative Songs, tying it for the fifth-most within the chart's 30-year historical past.

Most No. 1s, Alternative Songs

13, Red Hot Chili Peppers

11, Green Day

11, Linkin Park

10, Foo Fighters

eight, Cage the Elephant

eight, U2

6, R.E.M.

Each of Cage the Elephant's No. 1s have reigned this decade, giving the group essentially the most within the 2010s. Imagine Dragons and Muse comply with with 5 apiece.

"Ready to Let Go" additionally ascends to No. 1 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, rising 2-1 with 10.7 million viewers impressions, up eight p.c, in line with Nielsen Music. The chief is Cage the Elephant's fourth, slotting the band right into a tie for the second-most within the tally's 10-year archive.

Most No. 1s, Rock Airplay
6, Foo Fighters
Four, Cage the Elephant
Four, Green Day
Four, Imagine Dragons
Three, The Black Keys
Three, Linkin Park
Three, twenty one pilots

By additionally taking six weeks to succeed in No. 1 on Rock Airplay, "Ready to Let Go" boasts the quickest rise to the highest since Imagine Dragons' "Natural" led in its sixth body final September.

The Rock Airplay rule for "Ready to Let Go" is boosted by the music's efficiency in any respect three rock codecs, not simply different, because it ascends Four-2 on Adult Alternative Songs and 21-17 on Mainstream Rock Songs.

"Ready to Let Go" is the lead single from Social Cues, Cage the Elephant's fifth studio album, due April 19 RCA.