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Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Level of Concern’ Dethrones This Band From Hot Rock Songs No. 1 for First Time Since 2018

For the first time since November 2018, an act not named Panic! at the Disco is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs

For the first time since November 2018, an act not named Panic! at the Disco is No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart.

Twenty One Pilots‘ new single “Level of Concern” dethrones Panic!’s “High Hopes,” rising 2-1 to rule the Hot Rock Songs list dated April 25.

“Level of Concern” is the first non-Panic! track to top Hot Rock Songs since Imagine Dragons‘ “Natural” concluded its 11-week reign on the Nov. 3, 2018, tally. After that, Panic!’s “High Hopes” ruled for a record 65 weeks, non-consecutively, while the act’s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” paced the list for 11 weeks amid the command of “High Hopes.”


Twenty One Pilots notch their fourth Hot Rock Songs No. 1 and first since “Heathens,” which led for 30 weeks beginning in August 2016. The duo’s other No. 1s, also in 2016: “Stressed Out” (23 weeks, beginning that January) and “Ride” (nine, beginning that June).

In its first full tracking week following its April 9 release via Fueled By Ramen/EMG, “Level of Concern” drew 10.6 million U.S. streams and sold 12,000 downloads in the week ending April 16 and garnered 18.2 million audience impressions on radio in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“Level of Concern” leads the Rock Digital Song Sales list for a second week and bounds 19-4 on the all-format Digital Song Sales survey, where it’s the band’s best placement since “Heathens,” which peaked at No. 2 in July 2016.


The track also enters at No. 1 on Rock Streaming Songs, becoming just the third hit to debut on top in the list’s nearly seven-year history, following Soko‘s “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow” (March 2014) and Tame Impala‘s “Breathe Deeper” (February 2020). On the all-format Streaming Songs chart, “Level of Concern” bows at No. 22, marking Twenty One Pilots’ best start since “Heathens” (No. 17, July 2016).

“Level of Concern” vaults 19-6 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, becoming the act’s 12th top 10. On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay list, the song surges 8-4 with 6.4 million audience impressions. Also rising at pop formats, “Level of Concern” lifts 30-21 on Adult Pop Songs and 35-26 on Pop Songs, becoming Twenty One Pilots’ highest-charting single on the rankings since “Heathens” hit No. 2 on both in 2016.

The song launches at No. 23 on the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, where it’s the act’s second-best debut and highest rank since “Heathens,” which opened at No. 14 and reached No. 2 in 2016.


The new track is currently a standalone single and the first new music from Twenty One Pilots since their 2018 album Trench.