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Five Finger Death Punch Scores Record Ninth No. 1 in a Row on Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart

"Times Like These" extends a streak dating back to 2018.

Five Finger Death Punch retakes sole possession of the record for the most consecutive No. 1s in the history of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Times Like These” ascends to the top of the Oct. 1-dated survey.

The song is the Ivan Moody-led band’s ninth consecutive leader, a streak that stretches to the one-week reign of “Sham Pain” in 2018.


Initially, the rockers established the record all to themselves with their eighth straight leader, “Afterlife,” in June, breaking out of a tie with both Disturbed, which notched seven in a row in 2015-19, and Shinedown, whose streak began in 2017. Following the coronation of “Afterlife,” Shinedown matched the sum again with its eighth consecutive No. 1, “Daylight,” in August.

Five Finger Death Punch now boasts 13 total Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s, tying Van Halen for the third-most in the chart’s 41-year archives. The former first reigned with “Coming Down” in 2012.

Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Airplay

  • 18, Shinedown
  • 17, Three Days Grace
  • 13, Five Finger Death Punch
  • 13, Van Halen
  • 11, Disturbed
  • 11, Foo Fighters
  • 11, Godsmack
  • 10, Metallica
  • 10, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
  • 10, Volbeat

On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “Times” rises 16-15 with 2.4 million audience impressions, up 19%, according to Luminate.

The track also lifts 16-12, after hitting No. 7 in early September, on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs ranking. In addition to its radio airplay, it drew 664,000 official U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Sept. 22.

“Times” is the second single from AfterLife, Five Finger Death Punch’s ninth studio album, following the title track. The set debuted at No. 1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart dated Sept. 3 and has earned 77,000 equivalent album units since its release.