“Brother” climbs Billboard charts

by Kathy Davis on March 17, 2009

Since it was made available on February 17th, the Ten Re-issue “new” track “Brother” has zipped it’s way to the #4 position on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart. Pearl Jam sits on the chart just after PJ pals Kings Of Leon and (VH1 Rock Honors The Who co-performers) Incubus.

On this chart, Billboard tracks radio airplay – the number of times a track is played on Modern Rock radio stations.   ”Brother” debuted at #18, climbed to #7 last week and sits at #4 this week.   Cracking the Billboard Top 5, three weeks after releasing an 18-year old song with only a small amount of promotion?  That’s the power of Pearl Jam!

Update March 17, 2009:  “Brother” is also at #8 on the Billboard Mainstream Chart, which tracks airplay and sales.  You go, boys!

image courtesy pjcollectors.com

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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