Blur Earns First Airplay Chart High 10 Since 1997, With ‘The Narcissist’

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The song rises to No. 8 on Grownup Replace Airplay.

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Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

For the first time since 1997, Blur is in the head 10 of a Billboard airplay chart.

“The Narcissist,” the lead single from the Damon Albarn-fronted band’s upcoming album The Ballad of Darren, rises to No. 8 on the Grownup Replace Airplay listing dated July 8.

It’s Blur’s first time in all places in the head 10 of an airplay tally since the July 19, 1997, model of Replace Airplay, when “Music 2” ranked at No. 9.

In between “Music 2” and “The Narcissist,” Blur reached Replace Airplay as soon as, peaking at No. 22 in April 2003 with “Loopy Beat.”

“The Narcissist” is Blur’s fourth song to hit the head 10 of a Billboard airplay gape. As well to to “The Narcissist” on Grownup Replace Airplay and “Music 2” on Replace Airplay, the band boasts the No. 4-peaking “Girls & Boys” (July 1994, Replace Airplay) and No. 5 hit “There’s No Other Manner” (November 1991, furthermore Replace Airplay).

Concurrently, “The Narcissist” lifts 32-30 on Replace Airplay. On the all-rock-layout, viewers-basically basically based Rock & Replace Airplay chart, the song pushes 42-39 with 883,000 viewers impressions, up 9%, in the June 23-29 tracking week, per Luminate.

The song is Blur’s first to appear on the Grownup Replace Airplay chart, which began in 1996.

Frontman Albarn has completed a unfold of airplay top 10s with his a range of band, Gorillaz, including one Replace Airplay ruler in “Feel Lawful Inc.” in 2005.

The Ballad of Darren, Blur’s first full-length since 2015’s The Magic Whip, is due July 21. The put’s “St. Charles Sq.” has furthermore been released forward of the LP.

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