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Twenty One Pilots Score Fifth Rock Airplay No. 1 With 'Level of Concern'

Twenty One Pilots
Lindsay Fishman

Twenty One Pilots

The track is the fastest-rising leader this year.

In just its fifth week on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart, Twenty One Pilots' "Level of Concern" hits No. 1, rising 2-1 on the May 16-dated ranking.

The song reigns with 9.2 million audience impressions, up 10%, in the week ending May 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song's five-week climb to No. 1 marks the quickest since Green Day's "Father of All…" also took five weeks to lead in October 2019. Before then, Twenty One Pilots' "Jumpsuit" completed the fastest trip, reaching No. 1 in its fourth week in August 2018.

"Level of Concern" is Twenty One Pilots' fifth Rock Airplay leader, all logged since late 2015, when "Stressed Out" started its seven-week rule. The duo ties Cage the Elephant for the third-most No. 1s in the history of the tally, which began in 2009. Foo Fighters and Green Day lead all acts with six No. 1s apiece.

Most Rock Airplay No. 1s
6, Foo Fighters
6, Green Day
5, Cage the Elephant
5, Twenty One Pilots
4, The Black Keys
4, Imagine Dragons
3, Linkin Park

"Level of Concern" also bookends Twenty One Pilots' first set of back-to-back Rock Airplay No. 1s. Previous single "The Hype" ruled for five weeks beginning in November.

The act's latest hit spends a second week at No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and is bubbling under the Adult Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs airplay lists.

Already a crossover hit on pop formats, "Level of Concern" rises 13-11 on Adult Pop Songs, bullets at its No. 23 high on Pop Songs and lifts 29-27 on the all-format Radio Songs chart with 31.5 million audience impressions, up 8%.

The song is a quarantine-themed (currently) standalone single, following Twenty One Pilots' 2018 album Trench.

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