Panic! at the Disco's 'Hey Look Ma, I Made It' Replaces 'High Hopes' Atop Hot Rock Songs Chart
"Look" stops the record 34-week reign of "Hopes."
After a record 34 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart with "High Hopes," Panic! at the Disco relents the top spot on the July 6-dated ranking… to the song's follow-up (or "sequel," to borrow from its lyrics).
"Hey Look Ma, I Made It," the third single from Panic's 2018 album Pray for the Wicked, rises 2-1 on Hot Rock Songs, becoming the Brendon Urie-led band's second leader on the list.
Panic has now led Hot Rock Songs for each of the past 35 weeks, a distinction bested only by Imagine Dragons (52 straight weeks, from Nov. 18, 2017, to Nov. 3, 2018) and twenty one pilots (44; May 21, 2016-March 18, 2017).
The latest switch at No. 1 marks the sixth time that an act has replaced itself atop Hot Rock Songs, which began in 2009. Twenty one pilots first traded toppers with "Ride" replacing "Stressed Out," followed by "Heathens" usurping "Ride." Imagine Dragons then landed three straight leaders over a year-long period, with "Thunder" replaced by "Whatever It Takes"; "Thunder" then returned to No. 1 before being succeeded by "Natural."
"Hey Look Ma, I Made it" ascends to No. 1 as the chart's greatest gainer in both airplay and streaming, up 11% to 64.6 million airplay audience impressions and 13% to 8.6 million streams, while sporting 10,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
The track concurrently ascends to the top 10 of the Alternative Songs airplay chart (16-9), marking Panic's sixth top 10, and Rock Airplay (14-6), while rising 10-9 on Adult Pop Songs and bulleting at No. 9 on Pop Songs.
With its 34-week reign, "High Hopes" bested twenty one pilots' former record-holder "Heathens," which ruled for 30 weeks.