The lead single off "Wonderful Wonderful" rises 2-1 on Adult Alternative Songs, becoming the band's first radio chart No. 1 since "Read My Mind."
The Killers land their first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart in more than a decade, as "The Man" rises 2-1 on the Adult Alternative Songs survey (dated Sept. 23). The band last ruled a radio-based ranking with "Read My Mind," which led Adult Alternative Songs for six weeks beginning on April 21, 2007.
That gap gives The Killers the longest wait between weeks at No. 1 in Adult Alternative Songs history: 10 years and three-plus months. Now the runner-up, Ryan Adams spanned nine years and 11 months between "New York, New York" (2001) and "Lucky Now" (2011).
"The Man" also spurs The Killers' best rank on the Alternative Songs airplay chart (No. 3) since "When We Were Young," which reigned for two weeks in October 2006. Plus, "The Man" bullets at No. 5 on Rock Airplay, with 7.4 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music (after reaching No. 4 earlier this month).
It has hit No. 9 so far on the multi-metric Hot Rock Songs chart, becoming the group's first top 10 on the tally (which began in 2009). It has sold 56,000 downloads and drawn 11.6 million on-demand U.S. audio and video streams to date.
"The Man" is the first single from Wonderful Wonderful, The Killers' fifth studio album and first since 2012's Battle Born (a No. 3 Billboard 200 hit), due Sept. 22.