F8‘s, Living The Dream, marks the 10th occasion that the band has landed the top spot on the Mainstream Rock Airplay charts in the USA.
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Five Finger Death Punch has become one of just eight acts with at least 10 No. 1s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart over the list’s nearly 40-year history, as Living the Dream jumps 3-1 on Saturday 6 February 2021.
The band first made their appearance on the Billboard chart all the way back in August 2007 with The Bleeding, from debut album The Way of the Fist (2007). The track became its first of 25 top 10s to date. Coming Down from American Capitalist (2011) gave the band their ninth top 10 position, in September 2012.
Living The Dream is also Five Finger Death Punch’s sixth straight No. 1, dating to Sham Pain in September 2018. The group is the second act with such a streak, following Disturbed, which earned seven in a row in August 2015-September 2019, followed by the No. 3-peaking “Hold On to Memories” in April 2020.
Not only does Living The Dream lift Five Finger Death Punch into an elite group of acts with 10 or more Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s, it also ties the band for the fifth-most leaders in the chart’s history.
Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Airplay
15, Three Days Grace
13, Van Halen
10, Five Finger Death Punch
10, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
9, Foo Fighters
Living The Dream has also climbed from 16 to 15 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock Airplay chart with 2.6 million audience impressions, up 8%, according to MRC Data. It also returns to its No. 6 high on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Hard Rock Songs survey, having garnered 413,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week.
The song is the third single, and third Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1, from F8, the Ivan Moody-led band’s eighth studio album, following “Inside Out” (four weeks at No. 1 in February-March 2020) and A Little Bit Off (four, July 2020). F8 debuted at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart last March and has earned 265,000 equivalent album units to date.