Title, Act, Date Reached No. 1, Weeks to No. 1
"Rope," Foo Fighters, April 2, 2011, four
"Live to Rise," Soundgarden, May 19, 2012, five
"Chalk Outline," Three Days Grace, Sept. 22, 2012, four
"Hail to the King," Avenged Sevenfold, Aug. 24, 2013, four
"Something from Nothing," Foo Fighters, Nov. 8, 2014, two
"Cut the Cord," Shinedown, Aug. 8, 2015, four
"The Devil's Bleeding Crown," Volbeat, May 21, 2016, five
With five Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s, Volbeat now is now batting over .500 in terms of sending its entries to the summit; the act has charted nine charting songs total, reaching the top 10 with all but debut track "Fallen," which stopped just shy at No. 11 in 2011. Until this week, Volbeat had last led with "Lola Montez" on the chart dated Dec. 7, 2013.
Last month, "Crown" scored Volbeat its best rank on Rock Digital Songs, debuting at No. 20 with 8,000 downloads sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. The song also started at No. 3 on Hard Rock Digital Songs, also the band's highest placement.
"Crown" is the first single from Volbeat's sixth studio album, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie, due June 3. Another song from the set has been released: "The Bliss," which debuts this week at No. 4 on Hard Rock Digital Songs and No. 33 on Rock Digital Songs (4,000 sold). The band has peaked as high as No. 2 on Top Rock Albums with 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which also became its lone leader on Hard Rock Albums.