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Panic! at the Disco Earns First No. 1 On Rock Digital Song Sales Chart With 'High Hopes'

Panic! at the Disco on The Voice.
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Panic! at the Disco on The Voice. 

The song is also on the cusp of becoming the band's first Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit since 2006.

Four months after claiming its first airplay chart No. 1, Panic! at the Disco reaches the top of another survey for the first time, as "High Hopes" takes over atop the Rock Digital Song Sales list (dated Nov. 3).

The second single from the Brendon Urie-led act's sixth studio album, Pray for the Wicked, rises 2-1 on Rock Digital Song Sales with 20,000 downloads sold (up 17 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It's the song's best single-week sales total since its release, when it earned 24,000 downloads, as reflected on charts dated June 9.

Panic! scores its first No. 1 on the chart, which began in 2010. Urie and co. previously rose as high as No. 2 with "Hallelujah" (May 9, 2015) and has notched 14 total top 10s on the tally, a sum that ties them with John Mayer for the fourth most in the list's history; the 14th time was, at last, the No. 1 charm for the band.

"Hopes" also becomes the band's first No. 1 on Alternative Digital Song Sales, following the No. 2 peaks of "Hallelujah" and the single directly preceding "Hopes," "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" (April 7).

Radio-wise, "Hopes" is the top gainer in airplay on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart, bulleting at its No. 2 high for a third straight week. It also ascends 4-2 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, where it looks to join "Say Amen" as Panic!'s second leader; that track became the band's first No. 1 on any airplay chart on June 30, for the first of two weeks.

"Hopes" has become a crossover hit for the band, as well; it bullets at No. 8 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart and shoots 21-15 on Pop Songs. It's the band's first top 10 on the former ranking and its first entry in the latter's top 20 in 12 years, since "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," which rose to No. 2 in August 2006.

"Hopes" charges 27-21 for a new high on the all-genre airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100. Should it enter the top 20, Panic! would reach the region for the first time since "Tragedies" became a No. 7 hit in 2006.