Green Day have earned their seventh leader on Billboard‘s Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart thanks to “The American Dream Is Killing Me” rising from No. 2 to No. 1 on the November 18-dated list.
The song has made it to the top of the list in its third week, registering a 10% surge in audience impressions to 9.5 million in the tracking week ended November 9, according to Luminate.
The song’s rise to the top on Rock & Alternative Airplay is the quickest since Linkin Park‘s “Lost” debuted atop the February 25-dated ranking. It’s Green Day’s fastest since “Oh Love” launched at No. 1 in August 2012.
Green Day had last led Rock & Alternative Airplay with “Oh Yeah!” a two-week No. 1 in April 2020.
Most No. 1s, Rock & Alternative Airplay:
11, Foo Fighters
7, Green Day
6, Cage the Elephant
6, twenty one pilots
5, The Black Keys
5, Imagine Dragons
4, Linkin Park
4, Red Hot Chili Peppers
“The American Dream Is Killing Me” is at No. 2 on Alternative Airplay and at No. 3 on Mainstream Rock Airplay. On Adult Alternative Airplay, the song has advanced to No. 21.
“The American Dream Is Killing Me” is the lead single from Green Day’s upcoming 14th studio album Saviors, which is due January 19, 2024.
(Photo: Pamela Littky)
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