Tame Impala Lands First-Ever No.1 Song In US Charts With ‘Lost In Yesterday’
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker has landed his first No.1 song in the US charts.
The news arrives via Billboard, which reports that ‘Lost In Yesterday’ currently sits at No. 1 in the Adult Alternative Songs chart.
(Separate from the Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, the Adult Alternative chart ranks the most popular songs on adult album alternative radio stations in the US-based upon Nielsen Broadcast data.)
The song has been charting for 18 weeks.
Previously peaking at No. 3 it climbed to No.1 this week (May 30).
This is not the first time a Tame Impala single has charted.
Standalone single ‘Patience’ also entered the Adult Alternative chart, peaking at No. 11 in June 2019.
Lonerism era song ‘Elephant‘ peaked at No.22 on the Hot 100 in October 2013.
Released January 8 as a leading single for fourth Tame Impala album The Slow Rush, ‘Lost In Yesterday’ quickly proved itself a radio favorite.
A key lyrical theme for the song is nostalgia.
“Nostalgia is a drug to which some are addicted,” Kevin Parker shares in a written commentary accompanying The Slow Rush on Apple Music.
Released on February 14 The Slow Rush, as with Currents before it in 2015, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The news of the single’s success follows the recent announcement that Tame Impala will headline Spain’s biggest music festival Primavera Sound in June 2021.
Tame Impala’s current Australian and US tours remain on hiatus due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Self-isolating in Perth, Australia Kevin Parker has not been idle.
Recently he shared an acoustic cover of ‘On Track‘ on Australian live stream event Music From the Home Front, appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, interviewed Rick Rubin for The Broken Record podcast, and released an 18-minute remix of Slow Rush number ‘One More Year‘.