Foo Fighters Set New Record for Most Rock & Alternative Airplay Top 10s
"Love Dies Young" is the band's 14th top 10 on the tally.
After tying the record for the most career top 10s on Billboard‘s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart last summer, Foo Fighters take sole possession of the mark with “Love Dies Young,” which jumps 12-9 on the survey dated Jan. 8.
“Young” marks Foo Fighters’ 14th top 10, breaking the band out of a tie with Cage the Elephant and Twenty One Pilots for the most in the list’s 12-year history.
The song earned 2.5 million audience impressions in the latest tracking week, up 7%, according to MRC Data.
Each of the Dave Grohl-led group’s last four Rock & Alternative Airplay entries has hit the Rock & Alternative Airplay top 10, dating to “Shame Shame,” which reigned for 11 weeks beginning in November 2020. Subsequent singles “Waiting on a War” (six weeks) and “Making a Fire” (seven) also led, upping the band’s count to a record nine No. 1s.
Most Top 10s, Rock & Alternative Airplay
14, Foo Fighters
13, Cage the Elephant
13, Twenty One Pilots
11, Imagine Dragons
10, The Black Keys
Concurrently, “Young” lifts 15-14 on Mainstream Rock Airplay and 20-17 on Alternative Airplay. It bullets at No. 33 on Adult Alternative Airplay, after reaching No. 29.
“Young” also shoots 19-14 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs list, after hitting No. 13 in December. In addition to its radio audience, it drew 44,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week.
Medicine at Midnight, Foo Fighters’ 10th studio LP, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts in February 2021, and has earned 200,000 equivalent album units since release.