Ed Sheeran’s rock revamp, Bring Me the Horizon, of his hit “Bad Habits” reaches several Billboard chart dated March 5, punctuated by its No. 2 arc on Hot Hard Rock Songs.
In its first full tracking week (from February 18, the day after the remix was released, to February 24), the new release garnered 2.1 million US streams and sold 2,100 downloads, according to MRC Data.
Overall, the song gained 12% to 10.4 million streams and 48% to 4,200 sold in the tracking week. Across all releases, the song rebounded 14-9 on the Billboard Hot 100 All Genres, where it peaked at No. 2 for two weeks in August-September 2021. (Bring Me the Horizon receives featured credit on the track on Hot Hard Rock Songs, where only the remix contributes to its placement.)
The rock version of the song gives Sheeran his first appearance on Hot Hard Rock Songs, which debuted in 2020. Bring Me the Horizon adds his 12th, a total that includes three No. 1s (“Parasite Eve”, “Obey” and ” Teardrops”, all in 2020).
“Bad Habits” also starts at No. 17 on Hot Alternative Songs (which also launched in 2020) and No. 19 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. This is Sheeran’s first appearance on the latter list since “Blow” #3 with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars in 2019.
The rock version of “Bad Habits” has hit radio so far, led by 33 plays from Feb. 18-24 on SiriusXM’s Octane, which reports at BillboardMainstream Rock Airplay chart from . (Overall, the song drew 46.4 million all-format audiences during this period. It ranked No. 9 on the Radio Songs All-Format chart, which it topped for two weeks in September.)
Sheeran and Bring Me the Horizon reunited to perform the collaboration at the 2022 BRIT Awards, held on February 8. Following her reception on the show, the couple opted to release a studio version.