The track returns to No. 1 after release of new Steve Aoki remix.
Blink-182’s “Bored to Death” is back at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 real-time chart thanks to buzz generated by a remix by Steve Aoki. The song first reached No. 1 on the chart April 28 and last did so on July 12.
The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.
Though the two acts are different musically -- Blink-182 sporting alternative rock/pop-punk songs vs. Aoki’s EDM house music -- the DJ merges the genres in the new track, which was released Wednesday (Aug. 31).
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Aoki said collaborating on a song with Blink-182 was a long time coming. “Once I heard they were back together working on this album, I had to get in [producer John] Feldmann's studio with them and chop it up…The thing is, I love every song on the new album and I’d probably remix all of them because I'm that much of a fan boy,” he said.
The original “Bored to Death” was highly successful for Blink-182, peaking at No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart for five straight weeks (beginning on the chart dated July 9), No. 6 on Hot Rock Songs (dated May 21) and No. 2 on Rock Airplay (dated July 16), as well as becoming the band’s first top 10 on Mainstream Rock Songs, peaking at No. 6 (dated Aug. 6). The song also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 85 (July 23).
Blink-182’s album California debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 186,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week (chart dated July 23), 172,000 of which were pure album sales.