Five Finger Death Punch moves into a tie for the most top 10s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Welcome to the Circus” rises 11-10 on the Jan. 21-dated ranking.
“Circus” is the band’s 29th top 10, equal to the totals of Foo Fighters and Shinedown for the most since the tally began in March 1981.
Five Finger Death Punch first hit the top 10 with the No. 9-peaking “The Bleeding” in March 2008.
Most Top 10s, Mainstream Rock Airplay
- 29, Five Finger Death Punch
- 29, Foo Fighters
- 29, Shinedown
- 28, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
- 27, Godsmack
- 26, Van Halen
- 25, Disturbed
- 25, Metallica
All of the band’s charting songs have hit the Mainstream Rock Airplay top 10 dating to “Lift Me Up” in 2013; “Circus” extends the streak to 20.
The Ivan Moody-led group is currently riding a record run of No. 1s: nine in a row, dating to 2018’s “Sham Pain.”
“Circus” is the third single from AfterLife, Five Finger Death Punch’s ninth studio album, to reach Mainstream Rock Airplay. The title track reigned for four weeks beginning in June 2022, while “Times Like These” ruled for three frames starting in October.
Concurrently, “Circus” lifts 25-24 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 1.4 million audience impressions, up 7%, according to Luminate.
“Circus” also ranks at No. 14 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs list after peaking at No. 4 last June. In addition to its airplay, the song earned 577,000 official U.S. streams in the Jan. 6-12 tracking week.
AfterLife bowed at No. 1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart last September and has earned 134,000 equivalent album units to date.
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