foo fighters The biggest hits LP jumps from #8 to #1 on Billboard‘s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart (dated April 9), while the band’s 1997 single “Everlong” re-entered Hot Hard Rock Songs at No. 1 following the death of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25.
The biggest hitsreleased in 2009, topped the top hard rock albums for the first time since debuting at No. 1 in November, up 179% to 22,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week of 25 as of March 31, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
The set also skyrockets 24-2 on Top Rock Albums, hitting a new high, and 147-18 on the Billboard 200 All Genres.
Meanwhile, “Everlong” reached No. 1 for the first time on Hot Hard Rock Songs (which debuted in 2020), with 4.8 million US streams (up 56%), 2.6 million radio audience (up 34%) and 1,800 downloads sold (up 391%).
“Everlong” is taken from Foo Fighters’ second album color and shape (and is lit The biggest hits) and reached 3rd place Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay chart in 1997. The album became the band’s first top 10 Billboard 200, debuting and peaking at No. 10. (Notably, Hawkins does not appear on the studio version of the song, as he joined the band after the LP. He does, however, appear in the song’s official video.)
On the All-Format Digital Song Sales chart, the group’s “My Hero” and “Learn to Fly” debuted at numbers 39 and 42 with 2,100 sold and just under that total, respectively. (As with “Everlong,” “My Hero” does not feature Hawkins’ drumming on its studio version.)
Hawkins died March 25 while on tour with the Foo Fighters in Bogotá, Colombia.