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Shinedown Shines Atop Mainstream Rock Songs Chart With ‘How Did You Love’

The new No. 1 moves the band into sole possession of the third-most leaders in the chart's history.

Shinedown reaches No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart for an 11th time, moving into sole possession of third place for the most toppers in the list’s history.

“How Did You Love,” the fourth single from the Florida rockers’ fifth studio album, Threat to Survival, rises 2-1 on the chart dated March 4, becoming Shinedown’s third No. 1 from the album (the most that the band has earned from an LP since 2008’s Devour, which generated four). Threat previously yielded the leaders “Cut the Cord” (seven weeks, 2015) and “State of My Head (six, 2016).


With 11 No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs, which began in March 1981, Shinedown breaks out of a tie for the third-most No. 1s with Tom Petty (solo and with The Heartbreakers). Here’s an updated count of the chart’s most frequent visitors to the summit.

Most No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs

13, Van Halen
12, Three Days Grace
11, Shinedown
10, Tom Petty/The Heartbreakers
9, Aerosmith
9, Metallica

On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, “Love” holds at No. 17, its peak so far, with 5 million audience impressions (up 6 percent) in the week ending Feb. 19, according to Nielsen Music.

Earlier this year, the ascent of “Love” into the Mainstream Rock Songs chart’s top five gave Shinedown sole claim to the most top fives all-time on the chart (22), breaking a tie with Aerosmith. Notably, every title that Shinedown has charted on the survey has peaked in the top five, dating back to its first, 2003’s “Fly From the Inside” (No. 5).