NME Festival blog: Panic! At The Disco break decade-old radio record


The band’s song ‘High Hopes’ has made a major achievement

Panic! At The Disco have broken a major radio record in the US, it has been confirmed.

The Brendon Urie-Erie-Led band have usurped Maroon 5 and their Cardi B-featuring single ‘Girls Like You’ to achieve the feat.

The group’s single ‘High Hopes’ might have been released on May 23, 2018, but it’s still topping charts, according to Billboard. The track has just scored its 15th consecutive week at the top of the company’s adult pop songs radio airplay chart, making it the longest-leading number one song this decade.

‘Girls Like You’ previously held the record in 2018, racking up 14 weeks at the top of the same chart.

Panic! At The Disco aren’t the only band to have stayed at number one for 15 weeks. No Doubt did the same in 1996 with ‘Don’t Speak’, while The Fray also dominated for that long in 2006 with ‘How To Save A Life’. The longest running number one on the adult pop songs chart is still Santana’s ‘Smooth’, which stayed there for 25 weeks.

Earlier this month (March 18), the band shared their new video for ‘Dancing’s Not A Crime’. The clip features Urie’s puppet alter-ego, The amazing Beebo. The puppet previously appeared in the video for ‘Hey Loom Ma, I Made It’.

Panic! At The Disco are currently on tour in the UK, with two dates of the run remaining. A portion of the money from every ticket sold will be donated to the Highest Hopes Foundation.

The remaining UK tour dates are as follows:

March 2019

28 – London, O2 Arena
30 – Manchester, Arena



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