Disturbed Ties Mainstream Rock Songs Chart Record With Fifth Straight No. 1

Travis Shinn


'Are You Ready' becomes the band's eighth total topper.

Disturbed lands its eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as "Are You Ready" rises 3-1 on the ranking dated Sept. 29.

The lead single from Evolution is Disturbed's fifth straight No. 1, dating back to 2015's "The Vengeful One." With its new leader, the band matches Three Days Grace for the most consecutive No. 1 in the chart's 37-year history; "Ready" follows "Open Your Eyes" (Nov. 26, 2016), "The Sound of Silence" (seven weeks at No. 1, beginning March 19, 2016), "The Light" (five, Dec. 19, 2015) and "The Vengeful One" (Aug. 29, 2015).

Three Days Grace scored five straight No. 1s in as many chart visits from 2012's "Chalk Outline" to 2015's "I Am Machine."

"Ready" also slots Disturbed into a seventh-place tie for the most overall No. 1s in the chart's archives, with Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Linkin Park and Nickelback. Three Days Grace leads with 14.

Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Songs

14, Three Days Grace

13, Van Halen

12, Shinedown

10, Tom Petty/The Heartbreakers

9, Aerosmith

9, Metallica

8, Disturbed

8, Foo Fighters

8, Godsmack

8, Linkin Park

8, Nickelback

"Ready" ties for Disturbed's quickest rise to No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs, as the song took just six weeks to reach the summit. "Inside the Fire" (May 17, 2008) and "Another Way to Die" (Aug. 7, 2010) also led in their sixth frames.

"Ready" jumps 19-15 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, up 16 percent to 4.9 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. It's helped by, in addition to its Mainstream Rock Songs success, a boost at alternative radio, as it's bubbling under the Alternative Songs chart.

The track additionally returns to the top 20 of the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Rock Songs chart for the first time since it debuted at No. 14 (Sept. 1), rising 22-18.

Evolution, Disturbed's seventh studio LP, is due Oct. 19. One other song from the set, ballad "A Reason to Fight," was released Sept. 21.


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