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Linkin Park Breaks Record With 23 Songs On Billboard Hot Rock Songs Chart

August 4, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In the wake of the death of Chester Bennington, Billboard reports that Linkin Park has 23 songs on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, breaking the record set by David Bowie. Bowie had 21 songs on the chart on January 30, 2016 after he died on January 10. The chart was created in 2009.

Linkin Park’s 2001 song “Numb” is #2 on the chart, its second week. Older songs are eligible for the chart in the to 25 if there is a “meaningful reason” for its surge in popularity. Three of the top five songs and seven of the top ten are Linkin Park songs. They include “In the End” (#3), “Heavy” (ft. Kiiara, #4). They span all of the band’s material, from Hybrid Theory (2000) to One More Light (2017).

Meanwhile, “Numb,” “In The End” and “Heavy” came back to the Billboard Hot 100 at #34, #37 and #45, respectively. Two former #1 Hot Rock Songs also return to the chart, 2012’s “Burn It Down” at #23 (11 weeks at #1) and 2009’s “New Divide” at #24 (12 weeks at #1). The band now has a total of 35 career entries on the chart, the second-most after Imagine Dragons (38). They were tied for third with Coldplay and John Mayer.

On Top Rock Albums, One More Light is back at #1, up two spots and 122%, moving 50,000 equivalent album units (32,000 pure sales). Meanwhile, Hybrid Theory (41,000, up 177%) and Meteora (33,000, up 203%) are at #2 and #3. This means Linkin Park is the first act to have albums in all top three spots in a week. Hybrid Theory is also at #1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart for the second week in a row.

On the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart, it has the entire top five and eight of the top ten, with “Numb” at #1 for the first time ever (32,000 downloads, up 201%). On Rock Digital Song Sales, they have 14 out of 25 spots. On Rock Streaming Songs, they’re #2 with “Numb” (11.7 million streams, up 116%) and have eleven entries total. “One More Light” debuted at #50 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart (1.1 million audience impressions, up 203%), even though it’s not an official single.

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