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Foo Fighters Tie Shinedown for Most Mainstream Rock Airplay Top 10s – Billboard

Written by on 10/05/2023

Foo Fighters tie Shinedown for the most top 10s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Rescued” zooms from No. 11 to No. 5 on the May 13-dated tally.

“Rescued” is the Foos’ 30th top 10, tying the band with Shinedown for the most upper-chart hits dating back to the ranking’s 1981 inception.

The Dave Grohl-led band first reached the chart’s top 10 with its breakthrough hit “This Is a Call,” which reached No. 6 in August 1995. Prior to “Rescued,” it had last reached the top 10 with the No. 3-peaking “Love Dies Young” in March 2022.

Of Foo Fighters’ 30 top 10s, 11 have reached No. 1, most recently one-week ruler “Making a Fire” in September 2021.

Most Top 10s, Mainstream Rock Airplay:
30, Foo Fighters
30, Shinedown
29, Five Finger Death Punch
28, Godsmack
28, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
26, Metallica
26, Van Halen
25, Disturbed
25, Papa Roach

Shinedown broke out of a prior tie with Foo Fighters for the most Mainstream Rock Airplay top 10s and became the first act to reach 30 with “Dead Don’t Die,” which reached No. 2 in March and currently ranks at No. 6.

Concurrently, “Rescued” lifts 5-4 on Alternative Airplay — where Foo Fighters set a new mark for the most top 10s (29) a week earlier – and leaps 40-16 on Adult Alternative Airplay.

On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “Rescued” remains at its No. 2 high with 9 million audience impressions, up 14%, according to Luminate. Two weeks earlier, the band also garnered a share, again with Shinedown, of the chart’s top 10 record (15 each) with the single.

“Rescued” ranks at No. 3 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs survey. In addition to its radio airplay in the tracking week, the song earned 905,000 official U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads.

“Rescued” is the lead single from But Here We Are, Foo Fighters’ 11th studio LP and the band’s first since the March 2022 death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The album is due out June 2.

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