Foo Fighters add two No. 1 ranks on Billboard airplay charts to their sizable collection as “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” rises to No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock Songs and Rock Airplay charts dated Dec. 9.
On Mainstream Rock Songs, “Sky” (2-1) is the Dave Grohl-led rockers’ eighth No. 1 and second from 2017’s Concrete and Gold, following the four-week leader “Run” this summer. The band has now achieved at least two No. 1s off each of its last three full-lengths, as 2014’s Sonic Highways yielded “Something From Nothing” and “Congregation,” while 2011’s Wasting Light brought “Rope” and “Walk.”
The mainstream rock support of “Sky” helps the song jump 4-1 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, up 5 percent to 10.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music. The Foos earn their record-extending sixth leader on the chart, which began in 2009; the next-closest act, Green Day, has four.
“Sky” is the first song from Concrete to reach No. 1 on Rock Airplay, as “Run” reached No. 3. On the Alternative Songs chart dated Dec. 9, “Sky” reaches a new peak of No. 7; “Run” topped off at No. 9.
Across three of Billboard‘s four rock airplay charts (Mainstream Rock Songs, Alternative Songs and the genre-encompassing Rock Airplay), Foo Fighters now boast 24 No. 1s. They earned their first with “Learn to Fly,” on Alternative Songs on Nov. 6, 1999. (On the fourth list, Adult Alternative Songs, the band has hit a No. 4 high with “Fly” and 2009’s “Wheels.”)