One of the songs catching on on the mainstream scene is Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out" taken from their album Blurryface. The song has been steadily climbing, making its way into the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The winter hit is rising in all the components that make up the formula of the chart; digital downloads, radio airplay and streaming on services such as Spotify and official YouTube. It's taken over 8 months for the song to pick up but is now tangled up with Justin Bieber's two Hot 100 hits and Adele's "Hello."
"Stressed Out" was released as a single on April 28, 2015. It was finally serviced to top 40 on Nov. 10 and since then it's giving big names a run for their money. For the chart posted on Jan. 26, the hit stayed at No. 4 while remaining at No. 2 on Digital Songs selling an additional 127,000 copies. Twenty One Pilots and their funky groove about childhood nostalgia and adult pressure rose quickly on Streaming Songs, moving from No. 9 to No. 5 having 11.8 million streams. The total was a near 20 percent increase in streams. It also saw similar activity on Radio Songs where it received 106 million impression moving up one spot to No. 6. "Stressed" had a 15 percent increase in impressions in an all-genre format across the U.S.
On the chart refresh for Feb. 2, "Stressed Out" finally climbs to the top 3, shifting "Hello" down one more slot. It continued with strong activity on all charts. The band's most successful single to date moved an additional 117,000 copies, keeping it at No. 2 on Digital Songs. Continuing to climb Streaming Songs, it moved to No. 4 with 12.7 million streams while gaining in airplay yet again with 120 million impressions. It now sits at No. 4 moving two spots on Radio Songs. Over on Rock Songs, "Stressed" spends a sixth week at No. 1.
The song comes from their album Blurryface released on May 17, 2015. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and with the rising success of "Stressed Out," a hit with a chance to climb higher, it's sat in the top 5. It debuted with a solid 147,000 albums sold and has spent 37 weeks on the chart. The Vinyl Albums No. 1 has moved nearly 600,000 copies in the United States, certifying it Gold by the RIAA.