“Natural,” which is the chart’s greatest gainer for the Aug. 20-26 tracking week, ascends with a 14 percent boost in audience impressions to 11.5 million overall, according to Nielsen Music.
Three of Imagine Dragons’ four songs to chart on Rock Airplay since 2017 have hit No. 1. “Believer,” which originally reached the top of the ranking on April 15, 2017, ruled for 17 weeks, while “Whatever It Takes” led for 14 beginning with the March 3 list.
The band’s other No. 1, “Radioactive,” crowned the chart for 24 weeks beginning in March 2013, holding the record for the longest streak at No. 1 in the chart’s history.
The rise of “Natural” comes thanks to the song’s appearance on all three rock radio format charts (Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs), though it hasn’t yet ascended to No. 1 on any of those spin-based lists.
“Natural” is a standalone single recorded by the band for ESPN’s 2018 college football coverage.