Linkin Park Notches 10th Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Friendly Fire’

Linkin Park earns its 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Friendly Fire” lifts 3-1 on the April 20-dated survey.

The song is the band’s second No. 1 in a row, following “Lost,” which reigned for eight weeks starting in March 2023.


The group’s list of 10 No. 1s dates to 2003, when “Somewhere I Belong” ruled for a week.

Linkin Park is the 12th act to score double-digit No. 1s in the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart’s 43-year history. Shinedown leads with 19 rulers.

“Friendly Fire” previously topped the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart; it debuted at No. 1 on the March 9 tally and has led for two weeks so far. It concurrently ranks at No. 2 with 6.9 million audience impressions April 5-11, up 6%, according to Luminate.

The track has also risen as high as No. 2 on Alternative Airplay, on which the band is seeking its 13th No. 1.

On the most recently published multimetric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally (dated April 13, incorporating data accumulated March 29-April 4), “Friendly Fire” placed at No. 35, after debuting at its No. 13 high on the March 9 chart. In addition to its radio airplay, the song earned 1.1 million official U.S. streams in that span.

The song was recorded during the sessions for, but not included on, Linkin Park’s to-date final album, One More Light, released in 2017. It’s now part of Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023), the band’s new greatest hits package, released today (April 12).

All Billboard charts dated April 20 will update on Tuesday, April 16.

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