Weezer 'Hustles' to Sweet 16th Top 10 on Alternative Songs Chart

Courtesy of Atlantic Records


The band has now sent its last four singles to the top 10, a new personal-best streak.

Weezer tallies its 16th top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "Can't Knock the Hustle" rises 11-10 on the Jan. 12-dated ranking.

With the ascent, Weezer ties Muse for ninth place for the most top 10s in the history of the Alternative Songs chart, which began in 1988.

Most Top 10s on Alternative Songs

25, Red Hot Chili Peppers

24, Foo Fighters

23, U2

22, Green Day

19, Pearl Jam

17, Linkin Park

17, The Offspring

17, The Smashing Pumpkins

16, Muse

16, Weezer?

The latest climb into the Alternative Songs top 10 for the Rivers Cuomo-led Weezer also marks a new best personal best, as the group has now sent its last four entries to the region, its best streak ever. That tops runs of three each in 1994-95 (beginning with the band's first top 10, "Undone – The Sweater Song") and in 2005-06.

The latest stretch began with "Feels Like Summer" in 2017, followed by "Happy Hour" and the group's cover of Toto's "Africa" in 2018.

"Hustle" holds at its No. 14 high on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 4.3 million audience impressions (up 5 percent), according to Nielsen Music.

The song is the lead single from Weezer's latest self-titled set (aka the Black Album), due March 1. The quartet performed the song on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, along with "Africa," which became the band's fourth Alternative Songs No. 1 in August.


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