U2 have earned their 14th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Alternative Airplay chart, thanks to “Atomic City” rising 3-1 on the list dated November 18.
The Bono-fronted quartet first topped the Adult Alternative Airplay Chart in March 1997 with “Staring at the Sun” and stayed atop for seven weeks.
The band’s last No. 1, “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” also topped the chart for seven weeks, starting in October 2017.
With 14 No. 1s to their name, U2 surpasses Coldplay for the most No. 1s in the chart’s history.
In between “You’re the Best Thing About Me” and “Atomic City,” U2 appeared on Adult Alternative Airplay with four songs, paced by the No. 3-peaking “Get Out of Your Own Way” in 2017-18.
On Alternative Airplay, “Atomic City” rises 18-15, marking the band’s top-charting song since “Get on Your Boots” peaked at No. 5 in February 2009. On Mainstream Rock Airplay, the song is ranked 35.
Most No. 1s, Adult Alternative Airplay:
14, U213, Coldplay11, Jack Johnson11, Dave Matthews (solo and with Dave Matthews Band)8, Death Cab for Cutie8, John Mayer7, The Black Keys7, Counting Crows7, Sheryl Crow7, R.E.M.
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