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Giovannie & the Hired Guns’ ‘Ramon Ayala’ Rules Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart

The song is the Texas band's first No. 1 on a Billboard chart.

Giovannie & the Hired Guns scores its first No. 1 on a Billboard chart, as “Ramon Ayala” rises from No. 3 to the top of the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart dated July 23.

The song earned 4.8 million audience impressions, a 14% boost, in the week ending July 17, according to Luminate. The song ascends to No. 1 in its 20th week on the chart.

The group is the second act to notch a first No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay in 2022, after Jack White led with “Taking Me Back” in February. Giovannie & the Hired Guns are the first such act to rule with a first charted title this year; White accumulated seven solo appearances before “Back.”


“Ramon Ayala” is Giovannie & the Hired Guns’ first Billboard chart entry as well, making the band the first act to send a first charted title to No. 1 on Rock & Alternative Airplay since lovelytheband led with “Broken” for nine weeks beginning in June 2018.

Concurrently, “Ramon Ayala” jumps 4-2 on Mainstream Rock Airplay (led at the format by 45 plays in the tracking week on KKBA Corpus Christi, Texas) and 10-7 on Alternative Airplay (paced by an overall-best 73 plays on WPOI-HD2 Tampa, Fla.), both new best ranks for the song.

On the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, “Ramon Ayala” bullets at No. 6 (after reaching No. 3 earlier in July) with 568,000 official U.S. streams in addition to its radio airplay. The song also ranks at No. 40 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, after reaching No. 37.

“Ramon Ayala” is slated to appear on Giovannie & the Hired Guns’ forthcoming LP Tejano Punk Boys.