Two high-profile new moves in Tool’s long career – which released its first new song in 13 years and hit digital and streaming platforms for the first time – are bringing hard rock by storm. Billboardthe rock charts in a record way (on polls dated August 17).
We’ll start with the albums, none of which from Tool have been released since 2006. 10,000 days. Yet all four of the band’s studios entered the Top Rock Albums chart after arriving on digital services (both for purchase and streaming), led by 1996 Enima, which debuted at No. 1 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music. Tool’s 2001 album Lateral follows (No. 2, 27,000 units), with 10,000 days re-enter the count at No. 4 (24,000 units) and 1993 Reflux completing the top five at No. 5 (23,000).
By claiming four of the top five on Top Rock Albums, Tool becomes the first act with at least as many in the region in the chart’s history, breaking Linkin Park’s mark of three on August 12, 2017, chart after the singer’s death. . Chester Benington.
Tool also took four of the top five spots on Hard Rock Albums, also the first act to achieve the feat.
On the all-format Billboard 200, four Tool LPs reappear, led by Enima at No. 10, while Reflux reached a new high at No. 19 (surpassing its previous high of No. 50 in November 1993). Plus, 1992 EP Opiate reached the Billboard 200 for the very first time, at No. 59.
Song-wise, 13 Tool tracks reach the Hot Rock Songs tally based on streaming, sales, and airplay, where older entries can make the list if they rank in the top half and have a reason. significant of their resurgence.
The haul is led by “Sober”, one of Tool’s signature songs, which bows to No. 3. A No. 13 hit on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart in late 1993 (marking the first Billboard airplay survey survey), “Sober” enters with 2.9 million US streams and 21,000 downloads sold.
“Sober” is followed by the opening No. 4 of “Fear Inoculum” (more on the new song below), with “Schism” starting at No. 5 (2.6 million streams; 15,000 sold), after reaching No. 2 on Mainstream Rock Songs in 2001.
Tool tied another chart record by landing seven Hot Rock Songs top 10 tracks, a feat shared with Linkin Park (August 12, 2017).
On the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, Tool holds 15 of the 25 spots on the count, including the entire top 10, marking the first time an act has held No. 1. Queen previously held the record, landing eight of the top 10 for two weeks in March, fueled by buzz for the band Bohemian Rhapsody biopic. “Sober” leads to No. 1, becoming Tool’s first Rock digital song sales leader.
Tool also takes 17 out of 25 positions on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, including the top 14. It’s (you guessed it) also a record, albeit one shared with Queen, which has infused the top 14 twice. , for one week each last March and November.
Let’s move on to “Fear Inoculum”, Tool’s first new music since 2006 10,000 days debuted at No. 4 on Hot Rock Songs following its August 7 release, garnering 3.9 million streams and 17,000 downloads in the tracking week ending August 8.
Additionally, the song launched to radio, debuting at No. 20 on Mainstream Rock Songs and No. 28 on the Rock Airplay chart in all-rock format, garnering 2.6 million audience impressions until to August 11.
The track is Tool’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2001, dropping to No. 93 on the all-genre chart, and grants the band another record: at 10 minutes and 21 seconds, it is the longest hit. of 61 in the Hot 100. history, as well as the first to run longer than 10 minutes.
“Fear Inoculum” is the title track from Tool’s fifth studio album, due out August 30.