The Head and the Heart's 'All We Ever Knew' Leads Adult Alternative Songs

James Minchin
The Head and the Heart

The folk rock six-piece earns its second Adult Alternative Songs No. 1 and first in nearly five years.

For the first time in nearly five years, The Head and the Heart top the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "All We Ever Knew" rises 2-1 in its seventh week on the chart.

The Seattle folk rockers previously hit No. 1 for two weeks in October 2011 with "Lost in My Mind,” which was also the band’s debut single. Since then, the group had reached the chart’s top 10 three other times before “All We Ever Knew,” including a No. 4 peak with “Shake” in December 2013.

“All We Ever Knew” climbs to No. 1, despite a decline in plays at the format (it’s down less than 1 percent). As the song is in its first week at No. 1, it earns a bullet on the chart. Last week’s No. 1, The Avett Brothers’ “Ain’t No Man,” slips to No. 2 with a 7 percent drop in plays

On Rock Airplay, the single bullets at No. 15 with 5 million in audience across all rock formats; last month, the tune became the six-piece’s first to chart on Alternative Songs, where it has since peaked at No. 15.

“All We Ever Knew” also surges to a new peak of No. 30 on Hot Rock Songs. Previously, the band topped off at No. 24 with “Lost in My Mind” on the Oct. 15, 2011-dated chart.

Signs of Light, the band's Warner Bros. debut after previously releasing two records via Sub Pop, is due Sept. 9. The Head and the Heart’s previous album, Let’s Be Still, reached No. 1 on the Folk/Americana Albums chart in its second week (after debuting at No. 2), selling 42,000 and 19,000 copies, respectively, in its first two weeks out, according to Nielsen Music. The set also started and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 2, 2013. It has sold 201,000 copies to date.


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