Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Tippa My Tongue’ Tops Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart

Red Hot Chili Peppers notch their fourth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, as “Tippa My Tongue” crowns the list dated Oct. 8.

The song reigns with 4.3 million audience impressions earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 2, according to Luminate.

It’s the band’s second leader this year, following the 14-week No. 1 “Black Summer” — the lead single from the group’s album Unlimited Love, released in April. No other artist boasts multiple leaders on the list in 2022.

The only other acts to ascend to No. 1 with a pair of Rock & Alternative Airplay No. 1s in a single year: Foo Fighters (in both 2021 and 2011), Cage the Elephant (2019) and Imagine Dragons (2018).

Concurrently, “Summer” places at No. 5 in its 35th week on Rock & Alternative Airplay, with 3.3 million impressions.

Before their double-up this year, Red Hot Chili Peppers ruled Rock & Alternative Airplay with the eight-week No. 1 “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” in 2011, followed by a 14-week command for “Dark Necessities” in 2016.

“Tongue” also bullets at No. 4 on Alternative Airplay and No. 8 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, both highs for the song, and ranks at No. 40 on Adult Alternative Airplay after reaching No. 36. On Alternative Airplay, “Tongue” became the band’s 27th top 10, one shy of Foo Fighters’ record 28.

“Tongue” is the first single from Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second studio album this year, Return of the Dream Canteen, due for release Oct. 14.

Kevin Rutherford