Blink-182‘s ’Edging’ Has Best Start on Rock Radio in 8 Years

Blink-182‘s “Edging” marks the highest debut on Billboard‘s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart in over eight years, as the band’s reunion single with Tom DeLonge starts at No. 2 on the Oct. 22-dated survey.

“Edging” earned 3.9 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Oct. 16, according to Luminate, a sum achieved in just three days, as the song was released Oct. 14.


Just eight songs have debuted in the top two of Rock & Alternative Airplay in the chart’s 13-year history. The last was The Black Keys‘ “Fever,” which bowed at No. 2 on the tally dated April 12, 2014.

“Edging” already ties Blink-182’s top-ranking song on the list, “Bored to Death,” which peaked at No. 2 in 2016.

The new track’s strong start is sparked by its No. 12 debut on Alternative Airplay, the band’s best bow, topping “Death” and its No. 18 arrival. “Edging” logs the chart’s highest entrance since Twenty One Pilots‘ “Shy Away” started at No. 11 in April 2021.

“Edging” also begins at No. 33 on Mainstream Rock Airplay.

More chart action for “Edging” will be reflected on Oct. 29-dated rankings, reflecting the song’s first week of streams and sales and its first full week of airplay (Oct. 14-20).

“Edging” marks DeLonge’s return to Blink-182 as its guitarist and co-lead singer after departing in 2015. Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba had filled in on the band’s last two albums, 2016’s California and 2019’s Nine.

Kevin Rutherford