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Vampire Weekend Goes Back-to-Back Atop Adult Alternative Songs For First Time With 'This Life'

Vampire Weekend
Michael Schmelling

Vampire Weekend

'This Life' follows 'Harmony Hall,' which became the band’s first No. 1 earlier this year.

Months after taking its first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart, Vampire Weekend adds a second, with “This Life” moving 2-1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs airplay tally dated July 27.

The rule of “This Life” follows the seven-week reign of “Harmony Hall” earlier this year, then becoming the trio’s first leader after first appearing on a Billboard chart in 2008.

At the time, the rise to No. 1 for “Harmony Hall” completed an 11-year drought for the band that was the longest for an act from its first-charting title to its first No. 1 since Beck took 15-and-a-half years between “Tropicalia” (1998) and “Blue Moon” (2014).

Concurrently, “This Life” moves into the top 20 of Alternative Songs (21-20), Vampire Weekend’s fifth top 20 since 2008, and moves 22-21 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, racking up 3.3 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.

The rockers released Father of the Bride, their fourth studio album, in May; it became their third No. 1 on the Billboard 200, ruling the May 18-dated ranking with 138,000 equivalent album units earned.