The Danish band last led with “Die to Live,” featuring Neil Fallon, for a week in March 2020. Volbeat’s nine leaders date back to 2012, when “Still Counting” reigned for two weeks that July.
Concurrently, “Girl” lifts 11-9 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.9 million audience impressions, up 3%, according to MRC Data. It matches the band’s best rank on the chart, previously achieved by “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” in June 2016.
In addition to its mainstream rock success, “Girl” hit Alternative Airplay for a week (No. 40, Aug. 7), marking Volbeat’s first appearance on the survey since 2013. “Girl” also bullets at No. 10, a week after reaching its No. 8 high, on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, having drawn 188,000 U.S. streams in the Aug. 6-12 tracking period.
The song is currently a standalone single, after Volbeat’s most recent full-length, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts in August 2019.