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Bad Wolves Land Third Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 in Four Tries With ‘Killing Me Slowly’

The band's other charting song peaked at No. 2.

Bad Wolves are now three-for-four in topping Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as “Killing Me Slowly” rises 2-1 on the Jan. 25-dated survey.

Three of the band’s four Mainstream Rock Songs entries have hit No. 1, starting with its cover of The Cranberries‘ ’90s classic “Zombie,” which reigned for three weeks in May 2018. “Remember When” followed with a two-week rule in July 2019.

Bad Wolves’ other (and second) chart entry, “Hear Me Now,” featuring DIAMANTE, peaked at No. 2 in December 2018.


“Killing Me Slowly” now allows the Tommy Vext-led band to snag its first set of back-to-back No. 1s.

(While Bad Wolves’ career-opening streak is mighty, it’s not unprecedented. The Pretty Reckless sent its first four entries to No. 1, a feat still unmatched, and its fifth peaked at No. 2, in 2014-17.)

“Killing Me Slowly” concurrently rises 16-14 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, with 3.6 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.


The song is the lead single from N.A.T.I.O.N., Bad Wolves’ sophomore album, which debuted at No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums list dated Nov. 9, 2019.