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Blink-182 earns rare ’Billboard’ feat with comeback single, “Edging”

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Blink-182 has earned a Billboard chart rarity with the band’s comeback single, “Edging.”

The track, which marks the trio’s first new material with returning member Tom DeLonge in over 10 years, has reached #1 on Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay ranking. It’s the fourth Blink song to lead the chart, following “All the Small Things” in 1999, “I Miss You” in 2004 and “Bored to Death” in 2016.

With “Edging,” Blink has now hit #1 on Alternative Airplay in four distinct decades: the ’90s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. Only two other artists have achieved that feat in the chart’s 34-year history: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day.

“Edging,” which dropped October 14, ascended Alternative Airplay in just three weeks, which is the fastest flight to #1 since Twenty One Pilots‘ “Shy Away” also took three weeks to reach the top spot.

Along with “Edging,” Blink is prepping a new album that DeLonge calls “the best album of our career.” They’ll launch a worldwide tour in 2023.

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