Foo Fighters’ ‘Under You’ on Top of Three Rock Radio Charts

2023-09-26T18:30:48+00:00September 26th, 2023|News|

Foo Fighters score a chart-topping triple on Billboard’s rock radio charts as “Under You” ascends to No. 1 on the Rock & Alternative Airplay, Alternative Airplay and Mainstream Rock Airplay lists dated Sept. 30. Thanks to the new champ, the Dave Grohl-fronted group extends its record for the most leaders on Rock & Alternative Airplay.

“Under You” climbs from No. 2 to crown Rock & Alternative Airplay following a 13% jump to 7.5 million in audience in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Luminate. With the rise, it ends the 20-week reign of Linkin Park’s “Lost,” which tied the Foo Fighters’ own 2011 hit “Rope” for the second-longest reign in the chart’s history. The pair trails only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” which dominated for 24 weeks in 2013, as the title with the most weeks at No. 1 since the list began in 2009.

As “Under You” hits the top, it extends the Foos’ record for the most No. 1s by any artist on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, which reflects reach on all rock formats. Here’s a look at the current standings:

11, Foo Fighters
6, Cage The Elephant
6, Green Day
6, twenty one pilots
5, The Black Keys
5, Imagine Dragons

On Alternative Airplay, “Under You” likewise advances from the runner-up rank to lead the list. The coronation comes after a 6% increase in weekly plays that made the single the most-played song on U.S. monitored alternative rock radio stations in the week ending Sept. 21. The new champ secures Foo Fighters their 12th No. 1 on Alternative Airplay, lifting the band into a three-way tie with Green Day and Linkin Park for second place on the overall count. Red Hot Chili Peppers, with 15 leaders, claim top honors.

(Earlier this month, Foo Fighters were revealed as the No. 1 act upon the Alternative Airplay chart’s 35th anniversary.)

Plus, “Under You” jumps 4-1 to capture the top slot on Mainstream Rock Airplay thanks to a 13% surge in weekly plays that translates to the song’s status as the most-played track on U.S. monitored mainstream rock radio stations for the week. The new No. 1 pushes Foo Fighters to their 13th chart-topper on the radio ranking, matching them with Van Halen for a joint share of the fourth-most among all acts since the list launched in 1981. Shinedown heads the leaderboard with 18 No. 1s, with Three Days Grace (17) next up and Five Finger Death Punch (14) third.

“Under You” appears on Foo Fighters’ latest LP, But Here We Are, released in June. The set (the band’s first studio effort since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022) topped the Alternative Albums chart for one week, peaked at No. 2 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums and became the band’s 10th top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

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