Blink-182’s ‘Edging’ Completes Blistering Climb to No. 1 on Alternative Airplay

In just its third week on Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay chart, Blink-182‘s “Edging” is No. 1.

The song’s three-frame ascent to the top of the list dated Nov. 5 is the quickest of 2022, eclipsing the four-week trip of The Killers‘ “Boy.” It’s also the fastest rise since Twenty One Pilots‘ “Shy Away” made it in three weeks in May 2021.


In the last decade, just three songs have taken three weeks or fewer to hit No. 1 on Alternative Airplay, with “Edging” and “Shy” joined by twenty one pilots’ “Jumpsuit” and its two-week sprint in 2018.

Prior to “Jumpsuit,” the last such coronation belonged to Foo Fighters‘ “Rope,” at three weeks, in 2011.

“Edging” is Blink-182’s fourth No. 1 on Alternative Airplay and first since “Bored to Death” in 2016. The others are “I Miss You” in 2004 and “All the Small Things” in 1999, giving the band No. 1s in each of the last four decades. Green Day and Red Hot Chili Peppers are the only other acts with leaders in four distinct decades, also in the ’90s through the ’20s, dating to the chart’s 1988 inception.

In between “Bored” and “Edging,” Blink-182 – then featuring Matt Skiba on guitar and vocals as of “Bored,” whereas “Edging” marks the return of Tom DeLonge – charted five songs, paced by the No. 2-peaking “She’s Out of Her Mind” in 2017.

Concurrently, “Edging” leaps 22-14 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, marking the trio’s top-charting track since “Bored” reached No. 6.

On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “Edging” rules for a second week with 5.7 million audience impressions, up 5%, according to Luminate.

In addition to its radio airplay, the song earned 2.1 million official U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in its second full week of availability.

“Edging” is currently a standalone single from Blink-182, whose last album, 2019’s Nine, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart.

Kevin Rutherford