As the lead singer of Soundgarden, Cornell ruled Mainstream Rock Songs six times between 1994 and 2013, as well as twice while fronting Audioslave in 2003 and 2005.
Cornell's posthumous No. 1 follows a similar leader for Falling in Reverse, whose "Popular Monster" led the list in May after the death of guitarist Derek Jones in April.
Concurrently, "Patience," a hit at all three rock radio formats, ranks at No. 30 on Alternative Airplay, after reaching No. 30, and rises 35-30 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay tally. On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock Airplay chart, it bullets at its No. 4 high with 5.3 million audience impressions, up 3%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
"Patience" was originally recorded by Guns N' Roses for the band's 1988 album G N' R Lies. It reached No. 4 on the all-format Billboard Hot 100 in June 1989, after hitting No. 7 on Mainstream Rock Songs that March, 31 years before Cornell would take it to No. 1.
Cornell died by suicide on May 18, 2017.