Two decades after its initial release, Papa Roach’s “Last Resort” is back at No. 1 on a Billboard graphic, but with a new sound.
“Last Resort (Reloaded),” released to celebrate the original’s 20th anniversary and starring Jeris Johnson on vocals alongside regular frontman Jacoby Shaddix, jumps 19-1 on the Hot Hard Rock Songs multi-meter roster dated February 13, after its first full sales and the streaming follow-up week.
In the week ending Feb. 4, “Last Resort (Reloaded)” generated 1.3 million US streams and sold 2,000 downloads, according to MRC Data. It jumped 4 to 1 on sales of digital Hard Rock songs, scoring Papa Roach’s No. 1 debut on the tally, which began in 2011. The group had previously peaked at No. 2 with “Help” in March 2017.
He’s also the band’s and Johnson’s first Hot Hard Rock Songs frontman since the charts began in June 2020. Papa Roach’s current radio single, “The Ending,” simultaneously hits a new high of No. 17.
The original “Last Resort” ran Alternative Airplay for seven weeks starting in August 2000. Rap-rock air launched a career for Papa Roach which includes 17 entries on Alternative Airplay and 31 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, including five n ° 1 on the last one. The most recent, “Come Around”, took place in December 2019.
Johnson achieved early success with his own song “Damn! Which has so far reached number 44 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. (An alternate version of “Damn!” Features another stalwart of 2000s rock in Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.) “Last Resort (Reloaded)” is Johnson’s second entry on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, where he begins at n ° 27. This is Papa Roach’s 15th title on the chart to complete the survey (dating from its launch in 2009), a total that includes three top 10s.