After more than 13 years away from first place, and despite a streak of success between the two, The Killers are back at No.1 on BillboardAlternative songs broadcast table.
“Caution,” the Las Vegas band’s latest single, climbs 2-1 on the April 25 chart to become the first Killers’ number 1 on the list since “When You Were Young”; their only previous ruler reigned for two weeks in October 2006.
The Killers rewrite the record for the longest time between No.1 in the history of the three-decade alternative song chart, ending a 13-year-and-six-month run away from the top spot. The brand was previously owned by Beck, who waited 12 years, eight months and two weeks between “E-Pro” (2005) and “Up All Night” (2017).
The climb from “Caution” to # 1 took just six weeks, cutting the 13-week climb from “When You Were Young” by more than half. “Caution” completes the fastest trip to No.1 on alternate songs for any act in over a year, as Cage the Elephant’s “Ready to Let Go” also only needed six. weeks to complete in March 2019.
Between “When You Were Young” and “Caution”, The Killers still had success on Alternative Songs, accumulating two top five hits and six top 10, punctuated by No. 2 “The Man” in September 2017.
At the same time, “Caution” reached first place in the Rock Airplay ranking in all-rock format, becoming the first leader of The Killers (since the ranking began in 2009), with 8.4 million audience impressions, an increase of 5%, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
“Caution” is the first single from Implode the Mirage, the Killers’ sixth studio album, currently scheduled for release on May 29.