Muse claims its 16th week on top of the Alternative Rock radio this week with its smash “Madness.” This puts the track in a three-way tie for the third-longest stay at Number One in this chart’s history, which dates back to 1988. "Madness" placed at Number One on the Alternative Rock Chart released by All Access on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
“Madness” is now tied with the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Scar Tissue” (1999) and Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004-2005), which also spent 16 weeks at Number One on the Alternative Rock Chart.
Only two songs have spent more time atop the detections-based Alternative Rock Chart. Muse’s own smash “Madness” (2009-2010) spent 17 weeks at Number One, while the Foo Fighters have the longest running Number one in the charts history, 18 incredible weeks, with their smash “The Pretender” (2007-2008).
Examiner evaluates Muse's lead over the competition at Alternative Rock
According to data recorded by MediaBase and reported by All Access for the tracking period beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15 and ending Monday, Jan. 21, Muse’s “Madness” received 2,104 spins last week at Alternative Rock radio stations.
While this represents a decrease of 90 spins from the previous week, the spin total still places “Madness” 408 spins ahead of Alternative Rock’s number two most-played song on this week's chart, the Black Keys’ “Little Black Submarines.”
In terms of total audience for the week, “Madness” accumulated approximately 12.01 million impressions over the seven-day period. This actually represents an increase of 100,000 impressions over the previous tracking period.
Muse maintains a lead of one million impressions over the second most-heard hit at the Alternative Rock format – the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” (11.01 million impressions for the week).
Another week at Number One seems certain for ‘Madness’
Due to the tracks huge advantage in terms of both detections and audience on the chart, another week on top at Alternative Rock radio seems certain for Muse's "Madness." This will tie the 17-week run at Number One of “Uprising." However, it is still too early to tell whether “Madness” can hang onto the top for two more weeks.
Learn more about Muse and Alternative Rock radio
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