The band boasts five leaders on Alternative Airplay.
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.