February 22, 2024

The following is a list of the #1 songs on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with the date the song topped the chart.

December 17th (2022): Lux Æterna 

Metallica

The song went to the top in mid-December and stayed there until early March.

March 4th:    Welcome To The Circus            

Five Finger Death Punch

The opening track from the “AfterLife” album became the band’s 14th #1 on the chart. 

March 11th:  Just Pretend  

Bad Omens

The Alt. Metal track was from the band’s third studio album “The Death Of Peace Of Mind.”

March 18th:  Lost                                                  

Linkin Park 

The previously unreleased “Meteora” era track was a showcase for the late Chester Bennington’s riveting vocals.

May 13th: Cut The Line                                      

Papa Roach

The track was one of five singles released from the band’s eleventh studio album, “Ego Trip.”

May 20th:  Rescued                                            

Foo Fighters (frontman Dave Grohl pictured above)

The lead track from “But Here We Are,” the Foo Fighters eleventh studio album, was the first single by the band since the death of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins. 

July 1st:  72 Seasons                                        

Metallica

The title track from the band’s eleventh studio album had an eleven-week run (the longest this decade) at the top.

July 15th:  Need A Favor                                     

Jelly Roll

The Country-Rock power ballad, from the from the “Whitsitt Chapel” album also scored on both Country and Billboard 200 (#17) charts.

August 5th: Lowest In Me

Staind

It’s the fifth Staind single to reach #1 on the chart, along with “Not Again,” “So Far Away,” “Right Here” and “It’s Been Awhile.” However, it was their first song to top the survey since “Not Again” in 2011.

August 19th: Unstoppable

Disturbed

The band’s twelfth #1 on the chart is from their eighth album “Divisive.”

They are now in a four-way tie for the fifth-most chart toppers in the chart’s 42-year history, alongside Foo Fighters, Godsmack and Metallica. Shinedown leads all acts with eighteen #1s.

September 2nd: The Dirt I’m Buried In

Avatar

The lead single from “Dance Devil Dance,” Avatar’s ninth studio set, is the Swedish band’s first #1 on the chart.

September 16th: Blood In The Water

Aryon Jones

At the age of 19, Jones started performing in Seattle-area bars. Eight years later, he topped the chart with a track from his fourth album, “Chronicles Of The Kid.”

September 23nd: Beyond

Corey Taylor (pictured above)

The track is his second solo #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (“Blue Eyes Black” was the first). It’s from Taylor’s sophomore solo studio album, “CMF2.”

September 30th: Under You

Foo Fighters

“Under You” simultaneously ruled the Rock & Alternative Airplay, Alternative Airplay and Mainstream Rock Airplay charts.

October 7th: Psycho

Asking Alexandria

The band’s second #1 on the chart follows the one-week reign of “Alone Again” in ‘21.

November 4th: Too Far Gone?

Metallica

This is the third #1 single from “72 Seasons,” the second studio album released through the band’s Blackened Recordings.

November 11th: Skeletons

Pop Evil

The song is the band’s eighth #1 on the chart. It’s also the title track and third single from Pop Evil’s seventh studio album.

November 18th: Might Love Myself

Beartooth

Beartooth’s eleventh entry on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, is their first #1. The song is on the band’s fifth album, “The Surface.”

November 25th: The American Dream Is Killing Me

Green Day

It’s the lead single from Green Day’s fourteenth album, “Saviors” and is the band’s first #1 since “Oh Yeah!” in ’20.

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