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Bad Omens’ Smash Hit ‘Just Pretend’ Claims Another Top Spot

In a resounding triumph for the rock scene, Bad Omens‘ powerhouse anthem Just Pretend has surged to the pinnacle of the Alternative Radio charts, securing the band’s second Number 1 single of the year.

Hailing from their 2022 album The Death Of Peace Of Mind, this chart-topping track has notched several milestones, previously reigning over the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart and dominating the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart. Its dominance continues as it recently earned Gold certification in the US, a testament to its 500,000 unit sales.

Beyond its undeniable status as an anthemic banger, Just Pretend owes its commercial triumph to a viral sensation on TikTok last year, a moment that has since snowballed into over 113 million streams on Spotify alone.

This colossal track has achieved a staggering total of over 165 million global streams, a monumental achievement that underscores its unwavering popularity.

Bad Omens‘ frontman Noah Sebastian recently unveiled an exciting double dose of news for fans. The band is currently hard at work on not one, but two album projects.

The first treat is a deluxe edition titled Concrete Forever. Set to feature an array of remixes, stripped-down tracks, fresh originals, and exciting collaborations, this deluxe edition is bound to captivate fans anew. Additionally, the band is laying the groundwork for another project, with Sebastian hinting at the tantalizing prospect of “for-album music.”

With Just Pretend conquering the airwaves and Bad Omens‘ creative engines firing on all cylinders, fans have ample reason to anticipate the band’s future releases.

Check out the song and music video below and celebrate with us!

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.