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Metric Earn First Airplay Top 10 With ‘All Comes Crashing’

"We all knew what a special song this was from the first time we heard it," says Thirty Tigers' Lindsay Reid.

For the first time, Metric have a top 10 song on a Billboard airplay chart.

“All Comes Crashing,” the lead single from Metric’s latest album Formentera, lifts from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Adult Alternative Airplay tally dated Sept. 17, up 7% in plays in the Sept. 5-11 tracking week, according to Luminate.

Not only is it Metric’s first top 10 on Adult Alternative Airplay, in the band’s first appearance on the ranking, it also exceeds the highs of any of the six songs (“Crashing” included) that Metric have placed on Alternative Airplay since the Canadian band first charted in 2009.


Metric’s previous top-charting radio hit, “Breathing Underwater,” reached No. 11 on Alternative Airplay in 2013, while the band boasts four top 20 entries on the survey. “Crashing” also spent two weeks on Alternative Airplay, peaking at No. 39 in July.

Mike DePippa, svp of promotion and artist development at Thirty Tigers, calls the song and album “special” and that it was “a chance to put Metric back on the radio in a significant way.”

“Most of their previous success had been in the alternative format. We knew there were key stations like The Current [Adult Alternative Airplay reporter KCMP] in Minneapolis who have been longtime supporters, but we have been thrilled that [adult alternative] radio as a whole is embracing Metric,” DePippa says.

Adds Lindsay Reid, vp of promotions at Thirty Tigers, “We all knew what a special song this was from the first time we heard it, and [adult alternative] radio has certainly embraced it, as well. Working with Metric has been a thrill and we look forward to continuing their radio success from here.”

Formentera is Metric’s first album released via Thirty Tigers; their previous album, 2018’s Art of Doubt, was released through BMG.

The new set, the band’s eighth studio LP dating to their 1998 formation in Toronto, debuted at No. 44 on the Top Album Sales chart dated July 23 and has earned 12,000 equivalent album units to date.