Here's an updated look at the acts with the most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s:
11, Dave Matthews Band (including two solo Matthews No. 1s)
9, Jack Johnson
7, Sheryl Crow
7, Counting Crows
"Best Thing" additionally bullets at No. 23 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, where it's U2's record-extending 42nd entry, and No. 19 on the all-rock genre Rock Airplay chart with 4 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. It's also crossing over, jumping 25-21 on Adult Pop Songs, where it could become U2's first top 20 hit since 2005, when "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" reached No. 15.
The track re-enters the Alternative Digital Song Sales chart at No. 8 (4,000 sold) with a 93 boost in sales, helped by the release of its official video, as well as an acoustic version.
"Best Thing" is the lead single from U2's 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, due Dec. 1.