Absofacto claims the first new n ° 1 of the 2020s on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs airplay chart, reaching the top of the Jan. 18 count with the first entry “Dissolve”.
The artist, real name Jonathan Visger, is the first act to land a first No. 1 alternative song since Lana Del Rey, whose “Doin ‘Time” first reigned in September 2019. He is also the first to reach first place with an initial ranked title since Dominic Fike, with “3 Nights”, the same month.
Absofacto’s path to n ° 1 was winding. Atlantic Records initially served “Dissolve” as a radio single, primarily in the adult alternate format, in early 2018. Although the song did not hit a radio chart at the time, it did come back more than one. year later, not because she was getting a new radio push (at least up to that point); Rather, it was one of the early successes of the TikTok music app, with the song going viral after users began to mass-save their downloads with the song.
Last June, “Dissolve” debuted on Alternative Songs at No. 38, and this week it completes a 30-week ascent at No. 1. It completes the fifth longest trip to the top of three decades of history. ranking, three weeks short of the all-time record set by Fitz and the Tantrums “Out of My League”:
Longest climbs up to n ° 1, Chansons alternatives
33 Weeks, “Out of My League”, Fitz and the Tantrums (reached number 1 on October 12, 2013)
32, “Mountain at My Gates”, Poulains (March 19, 2016)
32, “Animal”, Neon Trees (October 2, 2010)
31, “1901”, Phoenix (February 20, 2010)
30, “Dissolve”, Absofacto (January 18, 2020)
Simultaneously, “Dissolve” the balls at its No. 4 on the Rock Airplay tally in all-rock format, earning a new weekly best of 7.1 audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
Absofacto has also featured in the Emerging Artist Ranking for the past three months, currently ranking 31st.