Greta Van Fleet Lands Fourth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With 'You're the One'

Greta Van Fleet
Alexandra Gavillet

From left: Josh Kiszka, Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka and Sam Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet photographed on Oct. 8, 2018 at Big Red Sun in Venice, Calif.

The band first led just a year and a half ago.

Greta Van Fleet is now four-for-four with promoted singles reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as "You're the One" rises 3-1 on the list dated March 16.

The band has run the table in the past year and a half, starting with "Highway Tune," which ruled for five weeks beginning in September 2017. "Safari Song" (three weeks, beginning February 2018) and "When the Curtain Falls" (one week, November 2018) followed before the act's latest leader.

In that stretch, Greta Van Fleet charted one other track on Mainstream Rock Songs: "Black Smoke Rising" was serviced to radio but not officially promoted. It appeared on the list for one week (June 2, 2018, at No. 39).

Thus, Greta Van Fleet matches The Pretty Reckless as the only acts to send their first four fully promoted singles that made the tally to No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs; the latter band did so in March 2014-November 2016 (and remains the only act to send its first four chart entries to No. 1 on the list).

Greta Van Fleet has released one full-length album so far, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, plus double EP From the Fires and EP Black Smoke Rising. Anthem, which houses both "You're the One" and "When the Curtain Falls," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 3, 2018, with 87,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

The latest single concurrently reaches a new peak on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, climbing 8-6 with 5.3 million audience impressions. That's another personal best for the band on the ranking, after "When the Curtain Falls" reached No. 10.

Ahead of its Mainstream Rock Songs coronation, "You're the One" rose to No. 13 on Adult Alternative Songs and No. 26 on Alternative Songs.


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