Glass Animals crowns longest journey at No. 1 in 12-year history BillboardHot Rock & Alternative Songs with “Heat Waves” taking over the 9/11 chart.
The song reached No. 1 in its 60th week on the charts, breaking the record for the longest climb to the top previously held by Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” (47 Weeks, 2015-16).
“Heat Waves” reigns supreme with 16.1 million streams in the United States (up 40%), 6 million radio audience impressions and 3,500 downloads sold (up 74%) from August 27 to 7 September. 2 follow-up period, according to MRC Data.
Triggering the rise that places it above Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, the track remains viral on TikTok, with an additional boost from the more recent #allithinkaboutisyou trend on the platform, playing on the lyrical hook of the song. The trend has intensified since the end of August.
Glass Animals gets its first Hot Rock & Alternative Songs n ° 1 among 15 entries. They also reached the top 10 with “Your Love (Deja Vu),” which debuted and peaked at No.10 in March 2020.
At the same time, “Heat Waves” rebounded for an eighth week at No. 1 in alternative streaming songs and climbed 6 to 2 in sales of alternative digital songs. He ruled Alternative Airplay for three weeks starting in March and peaked at # 16 on Pop Airplay and # 19 on Adult Pop Airplay.
The song, which skipped 33-23 on the Billboard Hot 100 multi-metric all formats after hitting No.19 in July, also becomes Glass Animals’ first No.1 on the multi-metric chart Hot Alternative Songs, which has started in June. 2020.
“Heat Waves” is the third radio single from Dreamland, Glass Animals’ third studio album, which also features “Your Love”. The ensemble debuted at No.1 on the Best Rock Albums chart in August 2020 and has won 591,000 equivalent album units to date.