Cage the Elephant Scores Best Alternative Songs Debut With ‘Ready to Let Go’


The tune is the lead single from the band's upcoming LP, "Social Cues."

Cage the Elephant's new single "Ready to Let Go" is off to a robust begin at radio, scoring the band its greatest Alternative Songs airplay chart debut in its near-decade profession.

"Ready to Let Go" bows at No. 20 on the Feb. 9-dated Alternative Songs tally, topping the No. 22 begin for "Shake Me Down" in 2011.

In all, it's the fourth time the band has debuted within the Alternative Songs high 30. Following "Shake," "Take It or Leave It" began at No. 30 (2014) and "Mess Around," the lead single from Cage the Elephant's earlier album Tell Me I'm Pretty, debuted at No. 23 (2015).

"Ready to Let Go" additionally opens at No. 13 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with four.three million viewers impressions, in keeping with Nielsen Music. That's by far the band's greatest debut on the record, which started in 2009, eclipsing the No. 27 begin of "Mess Around."

The Rock Airplay debut is the perfect for any act since Twenty One Pilots' "Jumpsuit," which bowed at No. four on the July 21, 2018-dated tally.

The lofty arrival of "Ready to Let Go" on Rock Airplay is helped not solely by its Alternative Songs begin but in addition the tune's presence on the grownup various and mainstream rock radio codecs; it's effervescent beneath Adult Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs and is predicted to succeed in each lists subsequent week (dated Feb. 16).

The tune turns into Cage the Elephant's newest on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart, beginning at No. 46.

"Ready to Let Go" is the lead single from Social Cues, the band's fifth studio LP, due April 19.