Foo Fighters Become First Act to Earn 30 Top 10s in Alternative Airplay Chart History


“Under You” ascends to the region.

Foo Fighters

Danny Clinch

Foo Fighters extend their record for the most top 10s in the history of Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, as “Under You” jumps into the top 10 of the Sept. 2-dated list.

The song leaps from No. 12 to No. 8 to become the Dave Grohl-led band’s milestone 30th top 10.

That’s the most accumulated on the chart dating to the list’s September 1988 inception, by two over the next closest act, Red Hot Chili Peppers, with 28.

Most Top 10s, Alternative Airplay

30, Foo Fighters

28, Red Hot Chili Peppers

24, Green Day

23, U2

21, Weezer

19, Pearl Jam

18, Linkin Park

18, The Offspring

17, Muse

17, The Smashing Pumpkins

Foo Fighters first hit the Alternative Airplay top 10 with their first entry, “This Is a Call,” which hit No. 2 in August 1995. The band is currently riding a streak of six top 10s in a row, dating to the No. 10-peaking “Shame Shame” in December 2020.

“Under You” predecessor single “Rescued” reigned for 10 weeks beginning in May, marking Foo Fighters’ 11th No. 1.

Concurrently, “Under You” rises 17-11 on Mainstream Rock Airplay, where the band will break out of a tie with Shinedown for the most top 10s in that chart’s history should it rise at least one spot higher; each group currently has 30. The song also debuts at No. 29 on Adult Alternative Airplay.

On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “Under You” shoots 6-2 with 4.9 million audience impressions Aug. 18-24, up 28%, according to Luminate. Upon its ascent into the top 10, it gave Foo Fighters sole possession of the most top 10s in that survey’s archives, with 16.

“Under You” also lifts 12-11 on the multimetric Hot Hard Rock Songs tally. In addition to its radio airplay, the song earned 378,000 official U.S. streams in the tracking week.

The song is the second single from But Here We Are, Foo Fighters’ 11th studio set, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top Alternative Albums chart in June and has earned 125,000 equivalent album units to date.

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