The Lumineers Tie For Best Career-Starting Streak in Rock Airplay Chart History

Danny Clinch
The Lumineers

'Life in the City' leaps 16-10, tying the band with The Black Keys for the most consecutive top 10s out of the gate.

The Lumineers continue their scorching career-opening run of top 10s on Billboard's all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, as "Life in the City" jumps 16-10 on the survey dated Jan. 18.

The song is the folk-rock band's seventh total and consecutive top 10 on the list, which began in 2009. It reaches the tier with 4.1 million audience impressions, a boost of 13%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Each of The Lumineers' seven charted titles on Rock Airplay has hit the top 10 dating to their first, the two-week No. 1 "Ho Hey" in 2012, making them the second act to achieve the feat their first seven entries, joining the Black Keys. The Lumineers, who also led with "Gloria" for six weeks last year, can surpass the Black Keys with their next entry should it reach the top 10, as the latter's seven-song run ended when their eighth charted track, "Weight of Love," peaked at No. 19 in April 2015.

The Lumineers are now tied for the eighth-most top 10s in Rock Airplay history, a six-way draw that also includes Bastille, Coldplay, Disturbed, Mumford & Sons and Rise Against. Shinedown leads all acts with 12 top 10s.

"Life in the City," the second single from The Lumineers' 2019 album III, rises on Rock Airplay after topping the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart for four weeks in November and December; it ranks at No. 6 on the Jan. 18-dated survey. It continues to make its way north on the Alternative Songs airplay tally, bulleting at its No. 18 high.


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