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Weezer Lands First No. 1 on Adult Alternative Airplay Chart With 'All My Favorite Songs'

Brendan Walter


The band boasts five leaders on Alternative Airplay.

After nearly two decades of appearing on Billboard's Adult Alternative Airplay chart, Weezer notches its first No. 1, as "All My Favorite Songs" rises 3-1 on the list dated April 3.

While the alternative radio format has generally been the Rivers Cuomo-led band's bread and butter since the mid-'90s, the group has reached Adult Alternative Airplay seven times, beginning with the No. 8-peaking "Island in the Sun" in 2001. Weezer's highest-charting hit before its new leader, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," reached No. 6 in 2010.

Weezer's 18-year and seven-month span between its first Adult Alternative Airplay appearance and first No. 1 marks the longest in the chart's history, surpassing the 16 years between Mavis Staples' featured turns on Natalie Merchant's "Build a Levee" (2002) and Hozier's No. 1 "Nina Cried Power" (2018). In terms of artists in lead roles, Weezer breaks the mark held by Beck, who first charted with "Tropicalia" in 1998 and first led with "Blue Moon" in 2014.

Concurrently, "All My Favorite Songs" bullets at No. 6 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 3.8 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. On Alternative Airplay, the song ranks at its No. 9 high, having become Weezer's 19th top 10 in early March. The group has earned five No. 1s on the survey.

The track is the lead single from OK Human, Weezer's 14th studio album. The set debuted at No. 5 on the Alternative Albums chart dated Feb. 13 and has earned 36,000 equivalent album units.