Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Top Adult Alternative Songs With 'S.O.B.'

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats in the video for “S.O.B.”

The folk rocker's soulful turn with his band grants him his first No. 1 on a Billboard songs chart.

Somebody give him a drink: Nathaniel Rateliff is No. 1.

Rateliff and his band the Night Sweats rise 2-1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart (dated Oct. 24) with their debut entry, the gospel-tinged and handclap-infused "S.O.B."

The act, spurred by the formerly solo Rateliff's segue from straight-ahead folk to more soulful rock, is from the band's eponymous debut LP, which opened atop the Sept. 12 Folk Albums chart and has spent two weeks at No. 1 to date.

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The fiery, not entirely family-friendly single (with Rateliff shouting "son of a bitch!" multiple times in the chorus) marks the act's first No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs (or any Billboard songs chart), boosting by 7 percent in plays at the format in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. It also gains by 9 percent in digital sales, to 14,000, and 16 percent in U.S. streams, to 761,000.

Rateliff and the Night Sweats have performed the song on multiple late-night shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Conan.