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I Dont Know How But They Found Me Tops Alternative Airplay With 'Leave Me Alone'

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Lauren Perry

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

The song stops the 17-week reign of All Time Low’s “Monsters.”

Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart has its first new No. 1 of 2021.

I Dont Know How But They Found Me’s “Leave Me Alone” rises 3-1 on the Alternative Airplay ranking dated Jan. 16.

It dethrones All Time Low’s “Monsters” (featuring Blackbear), which ruled for 17 weeks beginning on the survey dated Sept. 19, 2020. “Monsters” remains tied for the fourth-longest command in the chart’s 32-year history, alongside Muse’s “Uprising.” Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” (20 weeks), Muse’s “Madness” (19) and Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” (18) are the only songs with longer reigns.

I Dont Know How But They Found Me previously reached Alternative Airplay once, with the No. 13-peaking “Choke” in 2019. The duo comprises Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, both of whom have tenures in other bands familiar to rock radio listeners; Seaman was the drummer for Falling in Reverse from 2011 to 2017, while Weekes played bass with Panic! at the Disco from 2009 to 2017.

On the all-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay tally, “Leave Me Alone” rises 10-8 with 4.1 million audience impressions, up 16%, according to MRC Data. The tune also keeps at its No. 26 high on Adult Alternative Airplay.

The song is the lead single from Razzmatazz, I Dont Know How But They Found Me’s debut full-length, which debuted at No. 11 on the Alternative Albums list dated Nov. 7, 2020, and has earned 25,000 equivalent album units to date.