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lovelytheband’s ‘Broken’ Breaks Alternative Songs Longevity Record

The track surpasses Rise Against's "Savior" for the most weeks spent on the survey.

A record on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs airplay chart has been, fittingly, broken by a song called “Broken.”

lovelytheband’s “Broken” becomes the longest-running song in the chart’s three-decade history, spending its 66th week on the list (dated March 2). It claims the mark from Rise Against‘s “Savior,” which logged 65 frames from July 2009 to September 2010 and held the record for over eight years.

Unlike “Savior,” which peaked at No. 3 during its run, “Broken” tallied nine weeks at No. 1, beginning last April. Its 66-week streak on the chart even outlasted the entirety of the run of its follow-up single, “These Are My Friends,” which peaked at No. 10 in December 2018. A third single, “Maybe, I’m Afraid,” this week rises 34-32.


“Broken” accomplishes what fellow recent Alternative Songs stalwart Cold War Kids could not; the band’s “First” stopped at 64 weeks on the chart, one short of “Savior,” in July 2016.

Most Weeks on Alternative Songs

66, “Broken,” lovelytheband (Dec. 9, 2017-to date)

65, “Savior,” Rise Against (July 4, 2009-Sept. 25, 2010)

64, “First,” Cold War Kids (April 18, 2015-July 2, 2016)

58, “Do I Wanna Know?,” Arctic Monkeys (Sept. 21, 2013-Oct. 25, 2014)

57, “1901,” Phoenix (July 25, 2009-Aug. 21, 2010)

56, “Wish I Knew You,” The Revivalists (Nov. 26, 2016-Dec. 16, 2017)

55, “Sit Next to Me,” Foster the People (Sept. 23, 2017-Sept. 29, 2018)

53, “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man (March 25, 2017-March 17, 2018)

53, “Uprising,” Muse (Aug. 22, 2009-Aug. 28, 2010)

Elsewhere in the rock radio world, “Broken” hit No. 3 on Adult Alternative Songs last June and ruled the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart for nine weeks, beginning the same month.

Its pop crossover still going, “Broken” concurrently hits a new high (10-8) on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart. The track led Adult Pop Songs for a week and reached No. 14 on Pop Songs in November.