"We knew we had something special, but to have it go No. 1 is something none of us could have ever predicted," says frontman David Shaw.
Seven months after first reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart, The Revivalists notch another airplay No. 1 with "Wish I Knew You," which rises 2-1 on the Alternative Songs chart dated May 20.
The New Orleans-based band earns its first No. 1 on Alternative Songs with the track, the second single from 2015's Men Amongst Mountains. The song previously led Adult Alternative Songs for two weeks beginning on the chart dated Oct. 1, 2016.
"Wish" reaches No. 1 in its 26th week on Alternative Songs, tying for the 11th-longest journey to the top in the chart's history; it's the longest in more than a year, since Foals' "Mountain at My Gates" took 32 weeks (March 19, 2016). The Revivalists also become the third act in 2017 to top Alternative Songs with their first charting song, following Rag'n'Bone Man ("Human") and Judah & the Lion ("Take It All Back"). Newcomers account for half the chart's No. 1s in 2017, as the other three leading acts – Green Day, The Lumineers and Imagine Dragons – made return trips to the top.