'Feel It Still,' 'Madness,' 'What I've Done' & More: The Longest-Leading No. 1s on the Alternative Songs Chart


Portugal. The Man's smash holds the file with 20 weeks on prime in 2017.

As we have a good time the 30th anniversary of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, we have a look at the perfect of the perfect: the smash hits that spent the most time at No. 1.

Only 9 songs have spent not less than 15 weeks atop the weekly survey, relationship to the chart's Sept. 10, 1988 inception. Portugal. The Man's 2017 smash "Feel It Still" guidelines because the longest-leading No. 1 track, because the monitor spent 20 whole weeks on the summit, besting Muse's "Madness" (19 weeks at No. 1 in 2012-13).

"Hearing the track on pop radio is bizarre," Portugal. The Man guitarist Eric Howk stated on Billboard 's Chart Beat Podcast final 12 months of "Feel," which crossed over to a three-week reign on the Pop Songs airplay chart. "If I hear it between Spoon and Kings of Leon on various radio, cool. But, when it's between Chance the Rapper and Ariana Grande, or JAY-Z and Demi Lovato … these are the bizarre ones.

"We're type of grinning just like the character in a Tarantino movie that acquired away with it."

Notably, Muse holds the excellence of being the one act with a number of 15-week-plus No. 1s on Alternative Songs. Before "Madness," "Uprising" spent 17 weeks on prime in 2009.

Marcy Playground turned the primary act to achieve the 15-week milestone, with "Sex and Candy" in 1997-98.

In descending order, listed here are the longest-leading No. 1s within the 30-year historical past of the Alternative Songs chart.

Title, Artist, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1

"Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man, 20 weeks, July eight, 2017

"Madness," Muse, 19 weeks, Oct. 13, 2012

"The Pretender," Foo Fighters, 18 weeks, Sept. 1, 2007

"Uprising," Muse, 17 weeks, Sept. 26, 2009

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day, 16 weeks, Dec. 11, 2004

"It's Been Awhile," Staind, 16 weeks, April 28, 2001

"Scar Tissue," Red Hot Chili Peppers, 16 weeks, June 26, 1999

"What I've Done," Linkin Park, 15 weeks, April 21, 2007

"Sex and Candy," Marcy Playground, 15 weeks, Dec. 27, 1997