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Imagine Dragons Become First Act to Occupy the Top Four Spots On Hot Rock Songs Chart

Imagine Dragons
Eliot Lee Hazel

Imagine Dragons

New single 'Natural' joins 'Thunder,' 'Whatever It Takes' and 'Believer.'

For the first time, one act monopolizes the top four positions on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.

Imagine Dragons rank at Nos. 1 through 4 on the list dated Aug. 4, as new single "Natural" surges 13-4 following its first full week of tracking, slotting it behind the band's previous three singles. The song follows, in order, "Thunder," which returns to No. 1 for a 22nd week, "Whatever It Takes" (which spent 17 weeks at No. 1) and "Believer" (29 weeks at No. 1).

Previously, the Las Vegas-based rockers had infused the chart's top three in 15 weeks, joined in that distinction by twenty one pilots (five such frames).

"Natural," released as the anthem for ESPN's college football coverage for the 2018-19 season, concurrently rules the Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts, marking the band's seventh leader on each list, with 36,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The track also starts at No. 4 on Rock Streaming Songs (5.7 million U.S. streams) and breaks into the top 10 of the Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs charts, at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively (5.8 million audience impressions).

By scoring their ninth top 10 on Alternative Songs, Imagine Dragons tie Muse for the second-most top 10s on the chart this decade; the band earned its first top 10 in 2012. Cage the Elephant leads with 10 top 10s in the 2010s.