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The Smashing Pumpkins Scare Up First Alternative Songs Chart Hit Since 2012 With ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’

The song floats in at No. 40.

Like so many things that turn pumpkin-spiced this time of year, so does Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart.

The Smashing Pumpkins make their first appearance on the list (dated Oct. 20) since 2012, as "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)" debuts at No. 40.

Also appropriate for the season is the song's video, in which the Billy Corgan-led band spends a night in a haunted mansion for a radio promotion. Portraying "Z109" DJ in the clip? Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath.


The Smashing Pumpkins made their first Alternative Songs visit nearly 27 years ago, when "Rhinoceros" bowed at No. 28 on the chart dated Nov. 9, 1991, before peaking at No. 27 the following frame.

The band has earned 17 top 10s on the tally, starting with "Cherub Rock" (No. 7) in 1993. The group led the list with "1979" in 1996.