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‘Unforgettable’ Achievement: Godsmack Scores Fourth Mainstream Rock No. 1 From ‘When Legends Rise’ Album

The set is just the fifth ever with at least four leaders.

After landing three No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart off an album for the first time, Godsmack extends its haul to four and enters even loftier territory historically.

The band’s “Unforgettable” rises 2-1 on the list dated May 16, marking four No. 1s from its 2018 album When Legends Rise. The song follows “Bulletproof” (May-June 2018) and the title track (December 2018-January 2019), each of which ruled for five weeks, and two-week ruler “Under Your Scars” (July-August 2019).

How many albums have produced at least four Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s each? When Legends Rise is now one of just five LPs to do so. The Black Crowes first earned the achievement with four leaders from 1992’s The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, while Shinedown‘s Attention Attention was inducted into the club in February. Shinedown is the only act to earn the honor with two albums.


Albums with Four or More Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s
5 (including deluxe version), The Sound of Madness, Shinedown, 2008-11: “Devour,” “Second Chance,” “Sound of Madness,” “The Crow & the Butterfly,” “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)” (the latter song was added to the set’s 2010 deluxe release)
4, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, The Black Crowes, 1992: “Remedy,” “Sting Me,” “Thorn in My Pride,” “Hotel Illness”
4, Immortalized, Disturbed, 2015-16: “The Vengeful One,” “The Light,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Open Your Eyes”
4, Attention Attention, Shinedown, 2018-20: “Devil,” “Get Up,” “Monsters,” “Attention Attention”
4, When Legends Rise, Godsmack, 2018-20: “Bulletproof,” “When Legends Rise,” “Under Your Scars,” “Unforgettable”

“Unforgettable” is Godsmack’s 11th total Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, lifting the band into sole possession of the fourth-most leaders in the list’s 39-year history. Shinedown and Three Days Grace lead all acts with 15 No. 1s apiece, followed by Van Halen with 13.

Concurrently, “Unforgettable” jumps 19-15 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 3.6 million audience impressions, up 33%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.


When Legends Rise, Godsmack’s seventh LP, debuted atop Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart in May 2018 and has earned 364,000 equivalent album units since its release.