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Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’ Debuts on Hot 100

Following its first full week of tracking after its March 21 release, "Amen" arrives with 6.8 million U.S. streams and 23,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music…

Panic! at the Disco scores its highest entry on the Billboard Hot 100 in three years, as the act’s latest single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night),” debuts at No. 60 (on the chart dated April 7).

Following its first full week of tracking after its March 21 release, “Amen” arrives with 6.8 million U.S. streams and 23,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music, prompting a No. 14 debut on the Digital Song Sales chart. The single also boasts 2.9 million radio audience impressions.

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Panic! at the Disco has now earned 12 total entries on the Hot 100, dating to its first, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” which peaked at No. 7 in 2006, marking the act’s only top 10 to date. “Amen” makes the band’s second-highest debut, after only “Hallelujah,” which launched and peaked at No. 40 in May 2015.

Panic! at The Disco’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits
Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
1. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” No. 7, Aug. 26, 2006
2. “Nine in the Afternoon,” No. 51, April 26, 2008
3. “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage,” No. 77, May 6, 2006
4. “Emperor’s New Clothes,” No. 68, Nov. 14, 2015
5. “Hallelujah,” No. 40, May 9, 2015

Panic! at the Disco’s Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 through the chart dated April 7, 2018. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.

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“Amen” concurrently charges 12-5 in its second week on the Hot Rock Songs chart, earning the act its third top five hit, following “Hallelujah” (No. 3 peak) and “Emperor’s New Clothes” (No. 5). The song also surges 36-21 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and 40-27 on the all-rock-genre Rock Airplay survey.

“Amen” is one of two releases from Panic! at the Disco’s sixth studio album, Pray for the Wicked, due June 22. The other song so far available from the set, “(Fuck A) Silver Lining,” bounds 25-10 in its second week on Hot Rock Songs.