“War” reigns with 6 million audience impressions in the March 8-14 tracking period, up 14%, according to MRC Data.
The song’s coronation follows the 11-week reign of Foo Fighters’ previous single “Shame Shame” in November-January. The band first led Rock & Alternative Airplay, which began in June 2009, with “Wheels” for two weeks that November.
Most No. 1s, Rock & Alternative Airplay
8, Foo Fighters
6, Cage the Elephant
6, Green Day
5, Twenty One Pilots
4, The Black Keys
4, Imagine Dragons
3, Linkin Park
“War” tops Rock & Alternative Airplay despite not yet having crowned any genre-specific charts. It leads thanks to approval at multiple rock formats, having reached No. 3 on Mainstream Rock Airplay (March 20), No. 4 on Adult Alternative Airplay (Feb. 27) and No. 10 on Alternative Airplay (March 6).
The song also leads the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart for a fifth week. “War” is the second single from Medicine at Midnight, Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album.
The set debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums surveys dated Feb. 20 and has earned 117,000 equivalent album units to date.