Volbeat breaks record for most No. 1 rock songs by a European band



Volbeat has something to celebrate this week as the Danish rockers reach a milestone on the Traditional rock graphic.

The group led by Michael Poulsen notched their eighth No.1 hit in the charts following broadcasts on mainstream rock radio stations in the United States. That means the group broke with U2 for the most # 1 number by any group outside of North America since the chart’s first appearance in 1981.

Shinedown and Three Days Grace lead the total with 15 Mainstream Rock No.1 each. Van Halen has 13 # 1 hits on the chart. (See the Billboard rankings near the bottom of this article.)

Volbeat first landed a # 1 mainstream rock hit in 2010 with “Heaven ni Hell”. The group’s subsequent singles to achieve the same position include “Still Counting”, “The Hangman’s Body Count”, “Lola Montez”, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, “Black Rose” and “Last Day Under the Sun” from the last year.

For the week ending March 14, “Die to Live” reached # 1 on the leaderboard after reaching # 3 the week before. It has climbed up the Mainstream Rock charts over the past 18 weeks.

Fans can commemorate Volbeat’s rock radio accomplishment when the band embarks on a US tour next month with Clutch and The Picturebooks. The trek begins April 4 in Tempe, Arizona, before touring the country and ends May 13 in New York City.

Bands with the most popular rock songs # 1

Shinedown – 15
Three Days of Grace – 15
Van Halen – 13
Disturbed – 10
Godsmack – 10
Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers) – 10
Aerosmith – 9
Metallica – 9
Five Finger Death Punch – 8
Foo Fighters – 8
Linkin Park – 8
Nickelback – 8
Volbeat – 8

See Volbeat in Top 50 Rock Albums of 2019

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