This marks the first time that the Boss has topped the tally in 18 years, which is the longest gap ever between #1 hits for an artist in the 24-year history of the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart.
Springsteen has only reached the top of the chart once before, with “The Rising,” which spent three weeks at #1 back in August of 2002.
“Letter to You” also is Bruce’s first top 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs tally since “Working on a Dream,” which peaked at #2 in January 2009.
Previously, the longest gap between #1 hits on the tally was held by The Killers, whose 2017 chart-topper “The Man” was the alternative rock band’s first since their 2007 single “Read My Mind.”
By Matt Friedlander
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