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Foo Fighters, Elvis Presley Classics Back on Rock Charts

Two Foo Fighters songs return following a tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins, while Presley's "Suspicious Minds" resurges after the HBO premiere of biopic 'Elvis.'

Classics from Foo Fighters and Elvis Presley return to Billboard‘s rock charts dated Sept. 17 thanks to increased streams and sales in the tracking week ending Sept. 8.

Following the first of two planned tribute concerts to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on Sept. 3 in London, the band’s “Everlong” returns to the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart at No. 1, while “My Hero” re-enters at No. 3. (Older songs are eligible to appear on Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based charts, including the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, if ranking in a list’s top half and with a meaningful reason for their re-entries.)


“Everlong” earned 4.3 million official U.S. streams, a boost of 15%, and sold 1,000 downloads, a 297% vault, in the Sept. 2-8 tracking week, according to Luminate. “Hero,” meanwhile, racked up 2 million streams (up 53%) and 3,000 sold (up 1,597%).

The Sept. 17 Hot Hard Rock Songs chart marks the third week at No. 1 for “Everlong,” following frames atop the April 9 and 16 surveys after Hawkins’ death March 25.

“Everlong” also appears at Nos. 9, 11 and 13 on Hot Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, respectively, while “Hero” places at Nos. 14, 18 and 21, respectively.

“Everlong” hit No. 3 on the Alternative Airplay chart in 1997, while “Hero” reached No. 6 in 1998.

In all, the band’s catalog totaled 16.4 million official U.S. on-demand streams Sept. 2-8, up 32% from 12.5 million in the previous frame.

Meanwhile, Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” returns to Hot Rock Songs at No. 20 and to Hot Rock & Alternative Songs at No. 23 after the Sept. 2 HBO release of the biopic Elvis, which initially premiered in theaters June 24.

Over Sept. 2-8, “Minds” earned 2.8 million streams (up 16%) and sold 2,000 (up 136%).

The song previously appeared on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs at No. 17 dated July 9 following the film’s premiere.

“Minds” became Presley’s final No. 1 on the Hot 100 in November 1969.

Presley’s catalog drew 28.1 million on-demand streams in the U.S. Sept. 2-8, up 23% from 22.8 million in the previous tracking week.