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Cage the Elephant’s ‘Ready to Let Go’ Crowns Third Airplay Chart

The track tops Adult Alternative Songs.

Cage the Elephant‘s “Ready to Let Go” tops a third Billboard airplay chart, lifting 2-1 on the Adult Alternative Songs tally dated March 30.

The Kentucky band earns its third No. 1 on the list and first since “Mess Around” in February 2016. A third, “Come a Little Closer,” led for two weeks in 2014.

“Ready to Let Go” also completes the band’s quickest rise to No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs: seven weeks.


The song concurrently spends a third week atop both the Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay charts, making the track is the first to rule all three tallies since Alice Merton‘s “No Roots” in 2017-18. It’s also the third time Cage the Elephant has accomplished the feat; “Mess Around” and “Come a Little Closer” also topped all three rankings.

The success of “Ready” on Rock Airplay, where it rises to a new weekly best of 12 million impressions (up 7 percent, according to Nielsen Music), is assisted by support at an additional radio format: it bullets at its No. 17 high on Mainstream Rock Songs.

The track is the lead single from Social Cues, Cage the Elephant’s fifth studio album, due April 19.