Five Finger Death Punch Earns Fifth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With 'Sham Pain'
The band rules the ranking for the first time since early 2016.
Five truly is the band's number: After narrowly missing the top of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with each of its previous four singles, the fifth time is the charm for Five Finger Death Punch, which returns to No. 1 on the Sept. 8-dated ranking with "Sham Pain."
Fittingly, the song is the fifth No. 1 for the band (a five-piece, of course).
The song, the latest single from the heavy metal band's seventh studio album And Justice for None, released in May, rises 2-1. The Ivan Moody-led group first hit No. 1 with 2012's "Coming Down," and followed with chart-toppers "Lift Me Up" and "Battle Born" in 2013 and "Wash It All Away" in January 2016.
Between "Wash" and "Pain," the band reached the top five of Mainstream Rock Songs with each of its four charting singles, including the No. 2 hits "My Nemesis" and "Gone Away."
Concurrently, "Pain" ranks at No. 23 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 3.6 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 2, according to Nielsen Music.
And Justice for None debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts dated June 2 with 71,000 equivalent album units earned.