OT & COLDPLAY: Coldplay heats up the Triple A radio airplay chart, where "Life in Technicolor ii" takes over the top spot.
The song is Coldplay's eighth No. 1 on the chart
, lifting the band into a second-place tie with Dave Matthews Band, whose "Funny the Way It Is" dips to No. 2, for most leaders in the survey's history. Only U2 has more No. 1s (10) since the list's 1996 launch.
Coldplay first topped the Triple A tally (viewable at billboard.biz) with "In My Place" on the chart dated Sept. 28, 2002. Its next No. 1, "Clocks," reigned for 15 weeks in 2003, the second-longest rule in the chart's 13-year history. U2's "Beautiful Day" led for 16 weeks in 2000-01.
Here are the acts with the most No. 1s in the Triple A chart's archives:
8, Dave Matthews Band
7, Sheryl Crow
7, Counting Crows
6, Jack Johnson
5, John Mayer
U2 and Coldplay have more in common than just the top two spots on the above list. Both bands' lead singers, Bono and Chris Martin, appear at the end of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie, "Bruno." The comedic "Dove of Peace" features additional solos from Elton John, Sting and Snoop Dogg.
WHAT IS TRIPLE A TRACK ?
Triple A Tracks is
a music chart which lists the forty most-played songs on Adult album alternative (also known as "Triple A") radio most of which are alternative rock songs that skew towards an older audience.