Imagine Dragons, the breakout rock group of the last two years, have made Billboard chart history. The group's hit single "Radioactive," performed at the
The single's chart hasn't seen such a run since Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" hit 76 weeks in 2008-2009, reports the keeper-of-all-things charts. But it appears "Radioactive" has a challenger and, surprise, it comes not from pop superstars at the top of the tally but another electronic-tinged rock 'n' roll act.
Awolnation's "Sail" has spent 76 weeks on the chart itself. "Sail" sits at No. 40, while "Radioactive" is at No. 26. The latter has sold more than 6.6 million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while "Sail" has sold about 4.8 million downloads.
It's been a blessed year and a half for Imagine Dragons. The act's full-length debut album, "Night Visions," is currently at No. 6 on the U.S. album chart and has sold 2.1 million copies in its 76 weeks on the chart.
In scoring a Hot 100 chart record, some of the songs "Radioactive" bested were
Produced by Alex Da Kid (best known for his work on rap cuts by
The song was nominated for record of the year at this year's Grammy Awards, but lost to