Coldplay Lands 13 Tracks on Hot Rock Songs, Thanks to Super Bowl Bump
Current single "Adventure of a Lifetime" leads the band's haul at No. 2, followed by 2008's "Viva La Vida" at No. 4.
Current single "Adventure of a Lifetime" lifts 3-2 and wins top digital and streaming gainer honors, bounding by 162 percent in sales (to 74,000) and 75 percent in U.S. streams (to 6.3 million), according to Nielsen Music. Both its sales and streaming sums are new weekly highs. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Lifetime" leaps 36-13, reaching a new best rank, and becomes Coldplay's seventh top 15 Hot 100 hit.
Meanwhile, "Viva La Vida," which opened the Beyonce- and Bruno Mars-assisted halftime show set, is the Hot Shot Debut (for highest new entry) on Hot Rock Songs, bowing at No. 4. (The song makes its maiden voyage on the chart since its original 2008 release preceded the list's June 2009 inception.)
Also in the Hot Rock Songs top 10, "Hymn for the Weekend," featuring Beyonce, rises 6-5 and "Paradise" re-enters at No. 7 after previously peaking at No. 3 in 2011. "Hymn" and "Adventure" are both from Coldplay's latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, which, as previously reported, zooms 16-4 on the Billboard 200; "Paradise" is from the group's LP Mylo Xyloto.
The other Coldplay titles in this week's Hot Rock Songs top 25: "A Sky Full of Stars" (Coldplay's only Hot Rock Songs No. 1, for six weeks in 2014), at No. 11; "Fix You," No. 14; "Clocks," No. 16; "Yellow," No. 20, and "The Scientist," No. 21.
Coldplay's impressive sum of 13 concurrent entries marks a weekly career-best on Hot Rock Songs, although two other acts have monopolized the chart more in a frame: David Bowie boasted 21 following his Jan. 10 passing, on the Jan. 23 chart, and Mumford & Sons scored 14 in three separate weeks in 2012. twenty one pilots have also charted 13 entries at once (June 13, 2015).