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Muse’s “Madness” Tied For Most Weeks At #1 On Alternative Songs

February 4, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Billboard reports that Muse’s “Madness” is tied with the Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” for most weeks at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart: 18 weeks.

The band spent 17 weeks on the chart at #1 with “Uprising” in 2009-10.

Here is a list of the top ten, with weeks at #1, title, artist and the date they reached the top.

18, “Madness,” Muse, Oct. 13, 2012
18, “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters, Sept. 1, 2007
17, “Uprising,” Muse, Sept. 26, 2009
16, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day, Dec. 11, 2004
16, “It’s Been Awhile,” Staind, April 28, 2001
16, “Scar Tissue,” Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 26, 1999
15, “What I’ve Done,” Linkin Park, April 21, 2007
15, “Sex and Candy,” Marcy Playground, Dec. 27, 1997
14, “Dani California,” Red Hot Chili Peppers, April 22, 2006
14, “By the Way,” Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 29, 2002

“Madness” is from the band’s sixth album The 2nd Law, which debuted at #2 on October 20, 2012 (their highest charting album so far). It has sold 280,000 copies. The song is 18-14 on Adult Pop Songs and is close to debuting on Pop Songs. It is also going to be used in CBS’ promotional coverage of NCAA “March Madness” basketball next month.

Warner Bros VP of alternative promotion, Rob Goldklang, said: “Many factors have contributed to our success at alternative radio. We believe in artist vision and have an unwavering commitment to artist development.

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