Three Days Grace Beats Van Halen Record For Most US No. 1s
“The Mountain,” the lead single from Three Days Grace’s new album ‘Outsider,’ grants the band a share of history.
Three Days Grace notches its Van Halen-tying 13th leader on the list, as “The Mountain” rises 3-1 on the chart dated March 31. The track, from the band’s new album Outsider, is the Canadian four-piece’s first No. 1 since “I Am Machine” in 2015. The act first led with “Just Like You” in 2004.
Van Halen earned its 13th No. 1 with “Without You” in 1998. It first reigned with its remake of Roy Orbison’s “(Oh) Pretty Woman” in 1982. (The chart launched in the Billboard issue dated March 21, 1981.)
Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s:
13, Three Days Grace
13, Van Halen
10, Tom Petty/the Heartbreakers
8, Foo Fighters
8, Linkin Park
Notably, third-place act Shinedown is closing in on its 12th Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, as “Devil” pushes 9-8 as the Greatest Gainer on the latest list.
Three Days Grace notched 10 of its 13 No. 1s with original frontman Adam Gontier on lead vocals, from “Just Like You” to 2013’s “Misery Loves My Company.” The band’s latest three leaders feature lead vocalist Matt Walst (who made an additional trip to No. 1 via his other group, My Darkest Days, whose “Porn Star Dancing” led in 2010).