Friday, November 24, 2017

Rock & Roll in the NEWS: Where New Rock Meets Old Rock...November 24, 2017 (Music Charts - #1 for 19 Weeks)

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Portugal. The Man's 'Feel It Still' Ties Record for Longest-Leading Alternative Songs No. 1

Portugal. The Man perform onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

The tune spends its 19th week at No. 1, tying Muse's "Madness" for the longevity mark.

A record that stood in the rock world for nearly five years has been tied, as Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" spends its 19th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart (dated Dec. 2).

The song matches Muse's "Madness," which ruled for 19 weeks, beginning on the chart dated Oct. 13, 2012.

"Feel," which initially led Alternative Songs for 17 weeks beginning on the chart dated July 8, notches a second consecutive week back at No. 1 following a three-week stay at No. 2 while Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" took hold of the top spot.

Here is a look at the songs that have ruled Alternative Songs the longest since the chart launched on Sept. 10, 1988.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Alternative Songs
19, "Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man, 2017
19, "Madness," Muse, 2012-13
18, "The Pretender," Foo Fighters, 2007
17, "Uprising," Muse, 2009-10
16, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day, 2004-05
16, "It's Been Awhile," Staind, 2001
16, "Scar Tissue," Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1999



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