"High Hopes" becomes Panic's first Pop Songs No. 1.
Panic! at the Disco dances to its first No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart (dated Dec. 15), as "High Hopes" rises to the top. The Brendon Urie-led act bests its prior peak on the survey, set when its first entry, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," reached No. 2 in August 2006.
While Panic's 12-year, six-month and two-week span between its first week on Pop Songs and its first No. 1 was lengthy, it's not a record: Coldplay completed a 16-year and two-month odyssey from its debut hit, "Yellow," in March 2001 to its first leader, "Something Just Like This," with The Chainsmokers, in May 2017.