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Three Days Grace Ties Van Halen for Most No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Posted on Apr 3, 2018

“The Mountain,” the lead single from Three Days Grace’s new album ‘Outsider,’ grants the band a share of history.

Van Halen‘s record of 13 No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, which has stood for over two decades, has finally been equaled.

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.


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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
11, Shinedown
10, Tom Petty/the Heartbreakers
9, Aerosmith
9, Metallica
8, Foo Fighters
8, Linkin Park
8, Nickelback

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.




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