Cold War Kids notch their 'First' No. 1 on Rock Airplay & Breaking Benjamin continues its comeback atop Mainstream Rock Songs.
One rock band hits new heights while another revisits green pastures, as Cold War Kids and Breaking Benjamin achieve new No. 1s on Billboard's rock airplay charts (dated Nov. 7).
Cold War Kids score their first Rock Airplay No. 1 as "First" lifts 2-1, up by 6 percent to 13.3 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. The song has already been a fixture on the Alternative Songs chart, where it's reigned for six nonconsecutive weeks, including the last five. The band's previous best on Rock Airplay: No. 48, twice, with 2011's "Louder Than Ever" and 2013's "Miracle Mile."
Breaking Benjamin notches its fourth total and second No. 1 of 2015 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay ranking, as "Angels Fall" rises 2-1. The band becomes the second act to ascend to the top of the tally twice this year, joining Halestorm ("Apocalyptic" and "Amen"). Breaking Benjamin's "Failure" led for nine weeks beginning May 23.