Cage The Elephant Earn Most #1 Alt Rock Songs This Decade

"Social Cues" pushes them into the lead ahead of their NSSN play

October 15, 2019

Kevin Winter / Getty


Mumford and Sons + Vampire Weekend may top the bill for this year's recently announced Not So Silent Night, but it's Cage The Elephant who top the charts.  

This week sees the band clocking their staggering 9th number-one single on the Alt Rock charts, marking them by that metric as the most successful band this decade. In addition to current #1, "Social Cues," the band has also sent songs like "Trouble," "In One Ear," and "Come a Little Closer" to the top spot in past years. 

@AmericanExpress Card Members – don’t miss Not So Silent Night at the @barclayscenter on 12/5! Get tickets now thru 10/17 with #AmexPresale. Terms Apply. This year’s killer lineup includes: @mumfordandsons, @vampireweekend, @cagetheelephant, @ofmonstersandmen, @jimmyeatworld, @judahandthelion, + @shaedband! Talent subject to change. Link in BIO.

A post shared by ALT 92.3 New York (@alt923radio) on

Sitting comfortably in the "special guest" slot behind the aforementioned touring giants, the #ALT923NSSN bill is rounded out by Jimmy Eat World, Of Monsters and Men, Judah & the Lion, and SHAED, with tix on sale this Friday (though a special Alt presale can be accessed Thursday if you sign up here). The show marks the band's first return to the Tri-state area since their triumphant Forest Hills Stadium play with Beck over the summer.

This also stands as the 2nd annual Not So Silent Night to go down at Barclays Center (mark your calendar for December 5th), last year's line up boasted the likes of Muse, Florence and The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, CHVRCHES, and more. 

For all the details on the show and your next chance to catch King Cage, head here