Foo Fighters’ 90s classic “Everlong” reaches Billboarddebuted on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Hard Rock Songs charts, thanks to a viral live performance featuring 11-year-old guest drummer Nandi Bushell.
“Everlong” drops to No. 19 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart dated September 11. It also starts at No. 2 on Hot Hard Rock Songs and No. 17 on Hot Alternative Songs. (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs started in 2009, while the last two lists launched in 2020. Older tracks are eligible to appear on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, and its genre charts, if they rank in the top 25 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart and are experiencing notable resurgences.)
In the August 27-Sept. In week 2 of tracking, “Everlong” drew 2.6 million US streams, up 4%, according to MRC Data. Plus, it sold 1,000 downloads, a 150% vault.
The viral rendition happened at the LA Forum. Bushell, a rising British drummer with over 300,000 YouTube subscribers on her channel who mainly focuses on her drum covers (including Foo Fighters songs), first became acquainted with the band after challenging Dave Grohl of the band at a drum-off last year.
“Everlong” also returns to No. 5 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and No. 19 on Digital Rock Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales and rises from 21 to 20 on Hard Rock Streaming Songs.
“Everlong” was originally a hit for Foo Fighters in 1997, reaching #3 on Alternative Airplay and #4 on Mainstream Rock Airplay.