Kaleo’sWay Down We Go” (Down) continues its rise at Alternative Radio.  After taking over the top spot on the Alternative Airplay Chart (AAC) last week from Blink 182, Down gains 384,000 more impressions to finish the week with an audience if 13.646 million. However, Blink’sBored to Death” (Bored) regains 700,000 impressions compared to last week.  Therefore, Down’s 1.321 million audience advantage over Bored last week shrinks to 1.005 million for the tracking week ending 14 August. With Kaleo new on the scene and Blink 182 performing music now for over 15 years, Blink's members are still the bigger Celebrities. To compare Kaleo's weekly audience to that of Blink 182's from two weeks ago, please read this article

Head and the Heart continue to dominate AAA Radio

For the third consecutive week, the Head and the Heart’sAll We Ever Knew” (Knew) tops the AAA Airplay Chart (AAAAC).  Knew also breaches the two million impression mark for the first time, gaining 9,000 in audience to finish the week with 2.004 million. With the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) “Dark Necessities” (Necessities) losing a substantial 104,000 impressions this week, Down’s audience advantage over Necessities nearly doubles from 116,000 to 229,000 impressions. In fact, Necessities has started a decline at all "Rock" radio sub-formats.  For a look at how RHCP performs on this week's Active Rock Airplay Chart, please click on this article.

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Top Alternative Airplay Charts for the week ending 14th August

According to all the stations tracked by Mediabase, a standard-bearer for the musicindustry, these are the 30 most listened-to Alternative Songs and the 15 most heard AAA songs for the tracking week ending 14th August. The Top 30 AAC and the Top 15 AAAAC rank songs in order of the listed audience (in millions), and combines current and less-recent tracks together.

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Alternative Top 30

  1. Way Down We Go – Kaleo – 13.646 – Wk. 2 at No. 1
  2. Bored To Death – Blink 182 – 12.641
  3. Heathens – Twenty-One Pilots – 12.007
  4. Ophelia – Lumineers – 10.520
  5. River – Bishop – 10.495
  6. Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 10.133
  7. Trouble – Cage The Elephant – 9.882
  8. First – Cold War Kids – 9.491
  9. Ride – Twenty One Pilots – 8.998
  10. Spirits – Strumbrellas – 7.656
  11. Good Grief – Bastille – 7.196
  12. Bang – Green Day – 6.625
  13. HandClap – Fitz & The Tantrums – 6.143
  14. You Don’t Get Me High Anymore – Phantogram – 5.123
  15. Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots – 5.018
  16. Walking On A Dream – Empire Of The Sun – 4.984
  17. All We Ever Knew – Head And The Heart – 4.908
  18. Something To Believe In – Young The Giant – 4.901
  19. Wow – Beck – 4.695
  20. Renegades – X Ambassadors – 4.152
  21. Unsteady – X Ambassadors – 3.969
  22. Welcome To Your Life – 3.885
  23. Adventure Of A Lifetime – 3.680
  24. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon – 3.384
  25. That’s All I Need – Dirty Heads – 3.104
  26. King Of The World – Weezer – 3.050
  27. Kiss This – The Struts – 2.985
  28. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance – 2.685
  29. Ex’s And Oh’s – Elle King – 2.658
  30. 2 Heads – Coleman Hell – 2.525

AAA Top 15

  1. All We Ever Knew – Head And The Heart – 2.004 Wk. 3 at No. 1
  2. Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1.775
  3. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – 1.745
  4. Ophelia – Lumineers – 1.691
  5. Good Grief – Bastille – 1.685
  6. Wish I Knew You – The Revivalists – 1.624
  7. Way Down We Go – Kaleo – 1.489
  8. I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff/Nightsweats – 1.430
  9. Wow – Beck – 1.383 – 557 Spins
  10. Up&Up – Coldplay – 1.383 – 455 Spins
  11. Casual Party – Band Of Horses – 1.339
  12. Trouble – Cage The Elephant – 1.278
  13. Cleopatra – Lumineers – 1.189
  14. First – Cold War Kids – 1.182
  15. Spirits – The Strumbrellas – 1.074
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