The song is Gorillaz’s first top 10 in 16 years, since “Dare” (featuring Shaun Ryder), which peaked at No. 8 in March 2006.
The group boasts two other top 10s: “Clint Eastwood,” which reached No. 3 in 2001, and the eight-week No. 1 “Feel Good Inc.” in 2005.
Concurrently, “Island” lifts 18-17 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2 million audience impressions, up 9%, according to Luminate. In addition to its alternative radio support, the song hit No. 22 on Adult Alternative Airplay in August; it currently sits at No. 37.
“Island” ranks at No. 43 on the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally after reaching a No. 20 high upon its debut in July. Along with its radio airplay, the song earned 1 million official U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Sept. 29.