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The Kongos spend a second week atop Alternative Rock Chart

The Kongos spend a second week atop the Alternative Rock Chart with 'Come With Me Now'.
The Kongos spend a second week atop the Alternative Rock Chart with 'Come With Me Now'.music review

The Kongos keep their grip atop the Alternative Rock Chart for a second week with “Come With Me Now”. The Mediabase reconfigurations to lower what the company considered inflated impression levels (more on this later in the article) may have altered the outcome concerning who finished on top of the Active Rock and Country Charts.

However, the Kongos' audience lead the over number two song , Fitz & The Tantrums “The Walker”, actually increased from 660,000 impressions for the week ending April 25 to 776,000 impressions for the week ending May 3, which eliminates any chance the across-the-board lowering of impression levels altered who finished on top of the Alternative Rock Chart.

Top 50 Alternative Rock Chart for week ending May 3, using Mediabase data

T W|L W| Artist – Title – Impressions

1 | 1 | Kongos – Come With Me Now – 12.537 – week 2 at # 1

2 | 2 | Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker – 11.761

3 | 3 | Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? – 11.546

4 | 5 | The Black Keys – Fever – 10.777

5 | 4 | Bastille – Bad Blood – 10.002

6 | 6 | Cage The Elephant – Come A Little Closer – 9.254

7 | 7 | Coldplay – Magic – 7.459

8 | 11 | Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better – 7.064

9 | 8 | Phantogram – Fall In Love – 6.922

10 | 10 | Neighbourhood – Afraid – 6.761 – R

11 | 9 | Bastille – Pompeii – 6.632 – R

12 | 13 | Imagine Dragons – Demons – 5.809 – R

13 | 12 | Lorde – Team – 5.302 – R

14 | 17 | Kings Of Leon – Wait For Me – 4.913

15 | 15 | Bear Hands – Giants – 4.579

16 | 19 | Arctic Monkeys – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're Sober – 4.501

17 | 14 | Imagine Dragons – Radioactive – 4.073 – R

18 | 16 | Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather – 3.973 – R

19 | 18 | Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend – 3.889

20 | 25 | Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers – 3.830 – R

21 | 26 | AWOLNATION – Sail – 3.674 – R

22 | 20 | Muse – Madness – 3.595 – R

23 | 21 | Capitol Cities – Safe And Sound – 3.594 – R

24 | 29 | Tame Impala – Elephant – 3.420 – R

25 | 22 | American Authors – Best Day Of My Life – 3.318

26 | 27 | Fitz & The Tantrums – Out Of My League – 3.296 – R

27 | 28 | Lumineers – Ho Hey – 3.233 – R

28 | 24 | Young The Giant – It's About Time – 3.194 – R

29 | 31 | Atlas Genius – Trojans – 2.892 – R

30 | 23 | Foster The People – Coming Of Age – 2.803

31 | 33 | Black Keys – Little Submarines – 2.768 – R

32 | 34 | M83 – Midnight City – 2.689 – R

33 | 32 | Lorde – Glory And Gore – 2.593

34 | NE | Jack White – Lazaretto – 2.591

35 | 30 | Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait – 2.524 – R

36 | 35 | Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound – 2.342– R

37 | 36 | Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter – 2.234

38 | 47 | Cage The Elephant – Take It Or Leave It – 2.234

39 | 40 | Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks – 2.171 – R

40 | 39 | Chevelle – Take Out The Gunman – 1.979

41 | 46 | Imagine Dragons – It's Time – 1.949 – R

42 | NE | Foster The People – Best Friend – 1.935

43 | 37 | Of Monsters And Men – Dirty Paws – 1.930 – R

44 | NE | Big Data/Joywave – Big Data – 1.894

45 | 41 | Cherub – Doses & Mimosas – 1.804

46 | 44 | Sir Sly – Gold – 1.794

47 | 38 | Linkin Park – Guilty All The Same – 1.793

48 | 50 | Walk The Moon – Anna Sun – 1.753 – R

49 | NE | SOMEKINDAWOLDERFUL – Reverse – 1.671

50 | 49 | Avicii/Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up – 1.663 – R

Falling Out of the Top 50

-----| 39 | New Politics – Harlem – 1.592 – R

-----| 45 | Grouplove – Ways To Go – 1.448 – R

-----| 43 | Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling – 1.329 – R

-----| 47 | Chvrches – The Mother We Share – 0.606 – R

As always, impressions are listed in millions, TW is This Week, LW is Last Week, NE is New Entry, RE is Re-Entry, and R is Recurrent. Ties in impressions are broken by which song has the higher number of detections.

Mediabase reconfiguration leads to lower impressions levels

Note: As mentioned earlier, if these audience titles seem down from the last article reflecting the impression totals, they are. Mediabase adjusted audience figures down at every format. For that reason, almost every song lost impressions from the week before, so no songs are listed in bold representing a gain in impressions, and no Greatest Gainers or Biggest Losers are noted this week, with the change from the previous week's total audience.

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