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Foo Fighters Score Ninth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With ‘Shame Shame’

It's also the band's record-tying 25th Alternative Airplay top 10.

Foo Fighters‘ “Shame Shame” rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as well as 11-10 on the Alternative Airplay tally, with both surveys dated Dec. 19.

The track marks the band’s ninth Mainstream Rock Songs leader and first since its four-week No. 1 “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” in December 2017.

Each of the Dave Grohl-led band’s nine Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s have ruled since 2005; “Best of You” became the group’s first leader, following eight top 10s dating to 1995.


Meanwhile, the Alternative Airplay ascent for “Shame Shame” gives Foo Fighters 25 top 10s, tying the band with Red Hot Chili Peppers for the most in the list’s 32-year history.

Most Top 10s, Alternative Airplay
25, Foo Fighters
25, Red Hot Chili Peppers
24, Green Day
23, U2
19, Pearl Jam
18, Weezer
17, Linkin Park
17, The Offspring
17, The Smashing Pumpkins
16, Muse

Concurrently, “Shame Shame” bullets at its No. 2 high on Adult Alternative Songs. On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock Airplay chart, it reigns for a fifth week, with 7.6 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song is the lead single from Medicine at Midnight, Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album, due Feb. 5, 2021.