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Ghost Lands Fifth Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’

It's the Swedish band's second leader in a row.

Ghost scores its fifth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, all earned in its last six appearances, as “Call Me Little Sunshine” bursts to the top of the May 21-dated ranking.

“Sunshine” is the Swedish band’s fifth Mainstream Rock Airplay ruler, all since its third entry, “Square Hammer,” led for two weeks in 2017. Four of the group’s five subsequent singles – “Rats” (seven weeks, 2018), “Dance Macabre” (two, 2019), “Hunter’s Moon” (one, this January) and now “Sunshine” – have added to the act’s No. 1 total.


With “Sunshine,” Ghost boasts its second Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 from its new album Impera, following “Moon.”

Concurrently, “Sunshine” jumps 12-10 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.7 million audience impressions, up 7%, according to Luminate. It’s Ghost’s second top 10, following the No. 8-peaking “Moon” in January.

“Sunshine” also lifts 7-5 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs survey, after reaching No. 3 in March. In the May 6-12 tracking week, “Sunshine” earned 651,000 official U.S. streams in addition to its radio airplay.

Impera, Ghost’s fifth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts dated March 26 and has earned 132,000 equivalent album units to date.