https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... number-onePanic! at the Disco notches its second Hot 100 top 10, and first in over 12 years, as "High Hopes" darts 12-8. The track climbs 6-3 on Radio Songs (95.1 million, up 17 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award) and 6-4 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, down 3 percent) and gains by 2 percent to 12.2 million streams just below Streaming Songs.
"Hopes" leads Hot Rock Songs for a third week and Alternative Songs for a second week, while charging 9-4 on Pop Songs and rising 5-4 on Adult Pop Songs.
Panic, the group-turned-solo-project of Brendon Urie, earns its first Hot 100 top 10 since its debut entry, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," hit No. 7 in August 2006. The act's 12-year, two-month and three-week wait between weeks in the top 10 (Sept. 2, 2006-Nov. 24, 2018) is the longest since Prince, following his April 21, 2016, death, returned to the region with both "Purple Rain" (with the Revolution) and "When Doves Cry" after 21 years, 11 months and two weeks, for the first time since "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" ranked in the top 10 (June 18, 1994-May 21, 2016).
Panic ends the longest top 10 drought between new top 10s (unlike Prince's return with prior hits) since Paul McCartney, who took 29 years and two weeks between "Spies Like Us" and "FourFiveSeconds," with Rihanna and Kanye West (Feb. 8, 1986-Feb. 21, 2015), a record gap among acts billed in lead roles on bookending songs. Dobie Gray holds the overall mark: 30 years, two months and one week between his sole two top 10s, "Drift Away" and Uncle Kracker's remake of the song, featuring Gray (May 26, 1973-Aug. 2, 2003).
"Hopes" becomes Panic's highest-charting Hot 100 hit & its first Radio Songs No. 1. Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" ascends to the top of Radio Songs, while marking a new personal best for the Brendon Urie-led act on the Hot 100, where it lifts 8-6.
Panic! at the Disco's second Hot 100 top 10, "High Hopes," becomes its highest-charting, as it rises 8-6. It passes the No. 7 peak of the act's debut entry, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," in 2006.
"Hopes" also becomes Panic!'s first leader on Radio Songs (3-1; 106.7 million, up 12 percent). The act previously reached the ranking only with "Sins," which hit No. 13.
Notably, "Hopes" dethrones Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" atop Radio Songs, with both hits having topped the Alternative Songs airplay chart ("Happier" on Nov. 10 and "Hopes" for a third week this week). The tracks mark the second pair of back-to-back Radio Songs leaders in the past year that also each topped Alternative Songs, after Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" and Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" in late 2017. The prior such pair? Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, in 2012. (The only other such set of consecutive Radio Songs No. 1s? Sugar Ray's "Fly" and Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping," in 1997.)
"Hopes" rises 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, up 2 percent) and debuts at No. 47 on Streaming Songs (12.8 million, up 5 percent), while leading Hot Rock Songs for a fourth week.