White Reaper Rules Alternative Songs Chart For First Time With ‘Might Be Right’

The Louisville rockers follow Meg Myers and Absofacto in earning a first No. 1.


White Reaper‘s first entry on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs airplay chart, “Might Be Right,” becomes its first No. 1, reaching the top of the Feb. 15-dated tally.

The Louisville, Ky.-based band is the third act in a row to notch a first leader on the list, following Meg Myers with “Running Up That Hill” and Absofacto with “Dissolve.” The tracks mark the first three songs to ascend to No. 1 in the new year and decade, making 2020 a good year thus far for newcomers.

The last time three acts achieved first Alternative Songs No. 1s consecutively? Not that long ago, actually. Last August-October, Matt Maeson (“Cringe”), Dominic Fike (“3 Nights”) and Lana Del Rey (“Doin’ Time”) each led for the first time back-to-back-to-back.

Of the three acts to rise to No. 1 on Alternative Songs this year, White Reaper is the second to reign with a first entry, after Absofacto.

“Might Be Right” also bullets at its No. 2 best on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 7.2 million audience impressions, up 8%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, and spends its 10th nonconsecutive week at its No. 4 high on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay tally.

The song is the first single from You Deserve Love, White Reaper’s first studio album on Elektra Records. Released in October, the LP has accumulated 15,000 equivalent album units to date.