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Bring Me the Horizon Scores Record-Breaking Fifth Hot Hard Rock Songs No. 1

Bring Me the Horizon notches its record-breaking fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, as “Kool-Aid” bows atop the Jan. 20-dated survey. The song debuts with 2.4 million official U.S. streams and 2,000 downloads sold Jan. 5-11, according to Luminate.

The track is the Oli Sykes-fronted rockers’ first release since the departure of longtime keyboardist Jordan Fish, who was also one of the band’s principal songwriters and producers.

With five No. 1s, Bring Me the Horizon breaks out of a tie with Falling in Reverse for the most in the brief history of Hot Hard Rock Songs, which began in June 2020. It’s the band’s first topper as a lead act since its trio of leaders in 2020: “Parasite Eve,” “Obey” (with Yungblud) and “Teardrops.” In 2023, the group led as featured on Lil Uzi Vert’s “Werewolf.”

Concurrently, “Kool-Aid” opens at Nos. 14, 20 and 25 on Hot Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, respectively.

The song’s paid download count earned the band a No. 1 debut on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, Bring Me the Horizon’s eighth leader and first since “LosT” last May. Only Five Finger Death Punch (16) and Linkin Park (nine) have more No. 1s in the history of the chart, which began in 2011.

Additionally, “Kool-Aid” ranks at No. 17 on Hard Rock Streaming Songs.

The song is bubbling under Mainstream Rock Airplay. Its predecessor, “DArkSide,” reached No. 31 earlier in January. (“DArkSide” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Hot Hard Rock Songs in October 2023 and currently ranks at No. 11.)

“Kool-Aid” is the latest single from Post Human: Next Gen, the second in Bring Me the Horizon’s Post Human series, following 2020’s Post Human: Survival Horror. The set does not yet have a release date but is expected in 2024.

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