Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”, which peaked at number eleven during a 30 week stint on Billboards all inclusive Rock Airplay Chart, is the latest Rock-oriented hit to reach the Mainstream Top 40/Pop Airplay Charts. This week, the song moves from 11 up to 8, and is 19 week climb puts Neon Trees hit in a three-way tie for the longest climb to the Top Ten at Mainstream Top 40/Pop this year.
While Top 40 resistance is very slowly embracing Alternative Rock, the slow climb of “Everybody Talks” reflects Pop radio’s continued reluctance to promote rock-oriented hits over the rhythmic, hip-hop, and dance singles that continue to dominate that format.
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“Everybody Talks” is Number Two on Billboards Adult Top 40 in its 22nd week, and moves from 14 up to 11 in its 24th week on the all formats combined Hot 100. This passes “Animal”, which peaked at number 13 back in November 2010.
Locally, “Everybody Talks” is not ranked in this past week’s top 50 songs at either of Tampa Bay’s Mainstream Top 40/Pop stations, but Tampa Bay’s Hot AC/Adult Top 40 Station 100.7 FM, WMTX, ranks the song number seven this week with 54 spins in the last seven days.
Full data from Billboard will be available later Thursday on how the song ranks nationally in airplay, downloads, and streaming songs off of the internet, which are the three components the Billboard Hot 100 uses to tabulate their charts.
According to All Access with total plays ranked by data from Mediabase, the song moves from 11-9 on Mainstream Top 40, and holds at Number Two on its Hot AC (All Access’ name for the format Billboard calls Adult Top 40).
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For further information on Neon Tree’s crossover success, go to Billboard’s website and All Access’ website.