Red Hot Chili Peppers & Jane's Addiction: Together Again
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction are back together -- on the Alternative Songs chart, that is.
The iconic rock bands share space on the Nielsen BDS-based Alternative airplay chart this week as Jane's Addiction's "Irresistible Force" debuts at No. 22 while the Peppers' "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" jumps 2-1, marking its 12th topper on the list. (The chart will refresh on billboard.com on Thursday, Aug. 11.)
"Adventures" is the lead single from the Peppers' new album "I'm With You," due Aug. 30, while "Force" is the first offering from "The Great Escape Artist," out Sept. 27.
Surprisingly, the Peppers and Jane's -- despite having Alternative histories dating back to 1989 and 1988, respectively -- have only crossed paths once before on the chart. That was in 2003, when for 12 weeks between June and August, the Peppers' "Dosed" charted alongside Jane's No. 1 hit "Just Because."
With its 12th No. 1, the Peppers extend its record for the most leaders in the chart's 23-year history. Linkin Park is in second place, with 10.
Additionally, "Adventures" climbs to No. 1 in just four weeks -- marking the band's fifth song to hit the top that swiftly. "Dani California" debuted at No. 1 in 2006, "Soul to Squeeze" (1993) took two weeks, "By the Way" (2002) rose in three and "Scar Tissue" (1999) also took four weeks.
As for Jane's Addiction, "Irresistible Force" marks its first appearance on any singles chart since 2003, when "True Nature" charted on a number of rock tallies, including Alternative, where it hit No. 30.
On Alternative, "Irresistible" is its 10th entry. Its first came with "Jane Says" in 1988, which reached No. 6 in November of that year -- a mere two months after the chart made its Billboard debut. The band has three No. 1s: "Stop!," "Been Caught Stealing" and "Just Because."