On Rock & Alternative Airplay, which reflects weekly audience impressions on all monitored rock formats (alternative, adult alternative and mainstream rock), “Back” reigns with 5.1 million impressions, up 4%, according to MRC Data.
Among his prior seven entries on the chart, which began in 2009, White climbed as high as No. 9 with “Lazaretto” in June 2014.
“Back” has reached all three plays-based, individual-format Billboard rock radio charts, notably climbing to No. 4 on the latest Alternative Airplay tally, where White earns his highest solo rank (besting a No. 9 peak for “Lazaretto”). He claims his highest position solo or with a band on Alternative Airplay since The Raconteurs‘ “Salute Your Solution” peaked at No. 4 in May 2008.
On Adult Alternative Airplay, “Back” ranks at No. 20, after reaching No. 18 in December.
Concurrently, on the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, “Back” places at No. 48, after rising to No. 27 in mid-January. In addition to its radio audience, the song earned 214,000 U.S. streams in the Jan. 21-27 tracking week.
“Back” is the lead single from Fear of the Dawn, White’s fourth solo studio album, expected April 8. An alternate version of the song is set to appear on an additional White LP, Entering Heaven Alive, due July 22.