20 number one rock songs for Foo Fighters!

A major landmark has been achieved this week on the Rock Top 30. Since the Rock Top 30 started its weekly chart in 1979, no group had ever made the number one rock song spot twenty times until this very week.

Foo Fighters hit number one for the 20th time this week with new song Something From Nothing.

Number One Rock Songs By Foo Fighters in order

1. This Is A Call – 1995
2. I’ll Stick Around – 1995
3. Big Me – 1996
4. Monkey Wrench – 1997
5. Everlong – 1997
6. My Hero – 1998
7. Learn To Fly – 1999
8. All My Life – 2002
9. Times Like These (One-Way Motorway) – 2003
10. Best Of You – 2005
11. DOA – 2005
12. No Way Back – 2006
13. The Pretender – 2007
14. Long Road To Ruin – 2007
15. Let It Die – 2008
16. Wheels – 2009
17. Rope – 2011
18. Walk – 2011
19. These Days – 2011
20. Something From Nothing – 2014

A few months back, Linkin Park had its 17th number one, creating a four-way tie for second most number one songs with  Pearl Jam, U2, and Van Halen. Linkin Park’s more recent song missed number one, keeping the gap between Foo Fighters and Linkin Park at two songs. Now, Foo Fighters widens its lead — three songs ahead of the four-way tie of contenders.

 

 

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What is the number one song in rock chart history?

UPDATE: Live365 closed after many years, but that didn’t stop Jammin Joe. He’s over at Mixcloud now with even more countdowns! Follow Joe on Twitter too!

The answer, by the way, was Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 by Pink Floyd! From 1980 through 2015, this song was easily the biggest!


At Kickass Rock Radio. Most of the time, Jammin Joe plays today’s rock and alternative, leaning toward the harder side on the genres. I spend much of my time monitoring radio to hear the current most popular songs for the rock chart. I always find some time to listen to Kickass Rock Radio for pleasure. I love the heavier mix of current music.

But on Friday nights, clear the decks …

Joe is live with special countdowns and programs far outside the usual format. Since March 22, 2014, Friday nights at 7PM and running past 11, US Eastern Time, Jammin Joe takes the mic live to present the incredible first airing of Top 1000 Rock Songs Of All Time In Chart History. This all time chart has never been published and can only be heard at Kickass Radio on Live365. I am hearing that an all time rock songs list will not be officially published until near the end of the decade, so this is the only chance to find the biggest rock songs for a while.

Just to give you an idea how huge these songs are, we already heard Smells Like Teen Spirit. The rest of the songs are even bigger.

Tonight, we crack into the cream of the crop, the top one hundred all time rock songs. Next Friday, the countdown finishes with the all time number one rock song.  Just two more shows. You won’t want to miss finding out. Everyone’s buzzing about what the number one song will be.

The Rock Top 30, which is the source of this compilation, is the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, so this all time rock chart has full backing and credibility, an objectively compiled chart, not a listener-voted favorites chart. The exact period covered is from 1979 to early 2014 when the countdown started. To qualify, a song must be at number one or at its first week in a peak position in 1980 or later. There’s your universe of rock songs.

This close to the top of the all time list, we will be hearing the biggest rock  songs ever by artists and groups including Silverchair, System Of A Down, Matchbox 20, Sting, Collective Soul, Stone Sour, Queensryche, Shinedown, Silversun Pickups, Blink 182, 3 Doors Down, Stone Temple Pilots, Bastille, Goo Goo Dolls and Cage The Elephant. Do you know which was the biggest hit by any of these rock bands?

We are living on the edge of the greatest rock countdown yet.

Rock Crossovers That Peaked On The Pop Chart First

There have been just over 1500 songs finding their way to both the rock and pop charts since 1980. Most of these songs were what I call rock-to-pop crossovers. They hit their peaks on the rock chart before they peaked on the pop chart, sometimes months earlier. Every once in a while, a rock song peaks on the pop chart first. In fact, 86 times, or just over five percent of the time, rock songs were pop hits first. Here is the complete list of these songs in chronological order by pop peak in blue. Rock peak is red.

Most recently, at the bottom of the list, Lorde hit #17 pop then went on to hit number 8 rock. Find full weekly pop charts by clicking blue peak numbers. Find full rock charts by clicking red peak numbers.

1 How Do I Make You Linda Ronstadt
1980
2 Cars Gary Numan
1980
3 Late In The Evening Paul Simon
1980
4 Don’t Want To Wait Anymore Tubes
1981
5 Heart Like A Wheel The Steve Miller Band
1981
6 You Keep Runnin’ Away 38 Special
1982
7 I Do The J. Geils Band
1982
8 Goodbye To You Scandal
1982
9 Shame On The Moon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1983
10 Don’t Forget To Dance The Kinks
1983
11 Sitting At The Wheel The Moody Blues
1983
12 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
1983
13 The Sign Of Fire The Fixx
1983
14 Send Me An Angel Real Life
1983
15 Remember The Nights The Motels
1984
16 Middle Of The Road The Pretenders
1984

In the 1980s, album rock stations were not quite ready to play the new music sometimes called new rock, new wave, and now called alternative. These songs became popular on a split-off format and on the recent video rage. Due to the heavy demand, rock stations could not ignore this new revolution and eventually played many of these songs, including Thompson Twins.

17 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
1984
18 The Ghost In You The Psychedelic Furs
1984
19 Stay The Night Chicago
1984
20 Go For Soda Kim Mitchell
1985
21 Lucky In Love Mick Jagger
1985
22 Every Step Of The Way John Waite
1985
23 The Best Man In The World Ann Wilson
1987
24 In God’s Country U2
1987
25 Everywhere Fleetwood Mac
1988
26 Not Just Another Girl Ivan Neville
1988
27 We Didn’t Start The Fire Billy Joel
1989
28 I Remember You Skid Row
1990
29 I’ll See You In My Dreams Giant
1990
30 Epic Faith No More
1990
31 Home Sweet Home Motley Crue
1991
32 Not Enough Time INXS
1992
33 Keep The Faith Bon Jovi
1992
34 Pets Porno For Pyros
1993
35 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies
1994
36 Fall Down Toad The Wet Sprocket
1994
37 You Better Wait Steve Perry
1994
38 Get Over It Eagles
1994
39 Doll Parts Hole
1994
40 Live Forever Oasis
1995
41 Gel Collective Soul
1995
42 I’ll Be There For You The Rembrandts
1995
43 J.A.R. Green Day
1995
44 Geek Stink Breath Green Day
1995
45 My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers
1995
46 Your Little Secret Melissa Etheridge
1995
47 Waiting For Tonight Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
1995
48 Heaven Beside You Alice In Chains
1996
49 Stupid Girl Garbage
1996
50 But Anyway Blues Traveler
1996
51 So Much To Say Dave Matthews Band
1996
52 Head Over Feet Alanis Morissette
1996
53 Lovefool The Cardigans
1997
54 You Were Meant For Me Jewel
1997
55 Elegantly Wasted INXS
1997
56 Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? Paula Cole
1997
57 Hole In My Soul Aerosmith
1997
58 All For You Sister Hazel
1997

The Wallflowers is one of few groups that had two songs find pop chart peaks before rock chart peaks. These songs were promoted on both pop and rock stations early, but were better suited to rock stations where they stuck around longer to reach a peak.

59 Three Marlenas The Wallflowers
1997
60 Heroes The Wallflowers
1998
61 Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby Smash Mouth
1998
62 Thank U Alanis Morissette
1998
63 You Get What You Give New Radicals
1999
64 Smooth Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
1999
65 The Real Slim Shady Eminem
2000
66 Stan Eminem Featuring Dido
2000
67 I Did It Dave Matthews Band
2001
68 When It’s Over Sugar Ray
2001
69 Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of U2
2001
70 We Are All Made Of Stars Moby
2002
71 Without Me Eminem
2002
72 Cleanin’ Out My Closet Eminem
2002
73 Lose Yourself Eminem
2002

Rock stations became a bit resistant to play songs by rapper Eminem. But they did play those songs and some became big rock hits. Three Eminem songs peaked on the pop chart first.

74 Hey Ya! OutKast
2003
75 The Geeks Get The Girls American Hi-Fi
2005
76 Move Along The All-American Rejects
2006
77 Far Away Nickelback
2006
78 Lips Of An Angel Hinder
2006
79 Stolen Dashboard Confessional
2007
80 Sorry Buckcherry
2008
81 Leave Out All The Rest Linkin Park
2008
82 Paper Planes M.I.A.
2008
83 I Don’t Care Fall Out Boy
2008
84 Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) Foster The People
2012
85 Get Lucky Daft Punk Featuring
Pharrell Williams
2013
86 Tennis Court Lorde
2014

Why do you think these songs hit pop first then rock? Let me know.

All Time Top 1000 Rock Songs continues through the summer

FRIDAYS, 7:00 PM US EDT — LIVE — LISTEN HERE

UPDATE: The top 1000 songs of all time in chart history was a blast! We made it through all one thousand songs right up to the number one song. If you missed it, you’re gonna have to wait. It will be done again and updated after the fortieth anniversary of the longest running rock charts anywhere.  Stay tuned. And keep listening to Jammin Joe at Live365.

On March 22, 2014, Jammin Joe began the ultimate countdown of the Top 1000 Rock Songs of all time in chart history. Every Friday, we’ve heard 50 great rock tunes from 1980 right through to early this year — each and every one a mega-classic. This is the official countdown of the biggest songs from the Rock Top 30, the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.  Not only that, but this is the first-ever all-time publication from the rock chart. On June 15, we will hear songs #450 to #401. Complete schedule below. We are definitely having fun!


All kinds of great rock music made the chart over the years. Side-by-side, you’ll hear long-term top bands U2, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Linkin Park, R.E.M., John Mellencamp, Foo Fighters, Rush, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Aerosmith, many times along with groups that had fewer hits or shorter careers. On August 8, I will be posting the final fifty songs on Twitter as we listen. Here’s the remaining schedule:

June 15 June 20 June 27 July 11
July 18 July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
450-401 400-351 350-301 300-251 250-201 200-151 150-101 100-51 Final 50

LISTEN LIVE  HERE–7:00 PM US Eastern Time Friday nights! The Top 1000 Rock Songs countdown is LIVE. At other times, Jammin Joe’s station plays mostly today’s alternative, with some mix of classics and other rock songs. Saturdays at the same time, Joe spends two hours taking requests of any song on your mind –no limits– and another two hours playing the current Rock Top 20.

Thanks to the Tunecaster Harmony system, which mathematically removes the bias of contemporary chart patterns, songs have an equal chance of making the top 1000 regardless of when they came out.

Whether you like oldies or the latest songs, alternative rock or guitar rock, your favorite rock music is represented here.

Enjoy the countdown. Leave a comment! Ask a question!

Top 1000 Rock Songs Countdown continues tonight

Every Friday night at 7 pm US Eastern Daylight Time, Jammin Joe is counting down the top 1000 rock songs in rock chart history. This is a first-ever exclusive broadcast of the all time top 1000 rock songs from the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, the Tunecaster Rock Top 30. This all-time chart has never been published, so follow along with Joe at live365.com:

>>> THE COUNTDOWN IS HERE <<<

 The countdown started March 22, 2014. Fifty songs are played every Friday night. This will run through the summer until Joe gets to the biggest rock song ever. Tonight, he’s up to song #650 and will play through to song #601.

We will be the biggest songs by Plain White T’s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Slipknot, Elvis Costello, Greg Kihn Band, Robert Palmer, The Verve Pipe, Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, Journey, and Fastball.

 

 

Top 100 Rock Songs In Chart History — not including number ones!

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What are all those numbers? That is the chart path of the biggest non-number one rock song in chart history. It hit #2 four times! Count ’em — four times — but it could not hit the top spot as songs rose over it and fell below it.

It’s From Yesterday by Thirty Seconds To Mars, the biggest rock song to miss number one on the weekly chart, but so big that it wound up being the top song of the entire year 2006.

In 2010, Savior by Rise Against became the top rock song of the year and the second biggest non-number one rock song in chart history. This song only peaked at number 4 on the weekly rock chart, but it spent 40 weeks in the top 30 and eventually overtook all other songs that year. To see the weekly rock chart where the song peaked, click the blue numbers.

1 From Yesterday Thirty Seconds To Mars
2006
2 Savior Rise Against
2010
3 My Own Prison Creed
1997
4 What’s My Age Again Blink 182
1999
5 Far Behind Candlebox
1994
6 1901 Phoenix
2010
7 Back Against The Wall Cage The Elephant
2010
8 Low Cracker
1994
9 Cold Crossfade
2004
10 I Get It Chevelle
2007
11 The Diary Of Jane Breaking Benjamin
2006
12 Bad Blood Bastille
2014
13 I Am The Highway Audioslave
2003
14 Nothing Else Matters Metallica
1992
15 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men
2012
16 Wasteland 10 Years
2005
17 (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Weezer
2009
18 The Cave Mumford & Sons
2011
19 Sail Awolnation
2011
20 The Walker Fitz And The Tantrums
2014
21 Tempest Deftones
2013
22 The Good Left Undone Rise Against
2007
23 Stupify Disturbed
2000
24 Wasting My Time Default
2001
25 Too Bad Nickelback
2002
26 Face To The Floor Chevelle
2011
27 Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant
2009
28 The Kill (Bury Me) Thirty Seconds To Mars
2006
29 Bat Country Avenged Sevenfold
2005
30 The Deeper The Love Whitesnake
1990
31 Out Of My League Fitz And The Tantrums
2013
32 Tongue Tied Grouplove
2012
33 Dammit (Growing Up) Blink 182
1997
34 Pain Jimmy Eat World
2004
35 Devil Inside INXS
1988
36 Like A Stone Audioslave
2003
37 Ways To Go Grouplove
2013
38 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
1998
39 Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood
2013
40 I’ll Fall In Love Again Sammy Hagar
1982
41 Bad Girlfriend Theory Of A Deadman
2008
42 Lips Of An Angel Hinder
2006
43 For You Staind
2002
44 Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) Foster The People
2012
45 Got You (Where I Want You) The Flys
1998
46 Unbelievers Vampire Weekend
2013
47 The Outsider A Perfect Circle
2004
48 One Thing Finger Eleven
2004
49 The Pit Silversun Pickups
2013
50 Kill Your Heroes Awolnation
2012
51 Take A Walk Passion Pit
2012
52 Why I’m Here Oleander
1999
53 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy
2013
54 Safe And Sound Capital Cities
2013
55 Howlin’ For You The Black Keys
2011
56 Again Flyleaf
2010
57 Nightmare Avenged Sevenfold
2010
58 Down In A Hole Alice In Chains
1993
59 Burning Bright Shinedown
2005
60 Check It Out John Cougar Mellencamp
1988
61 Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong Spin Doctors
1992
62 Wind Of Change Scorpions
1991
63 Mr. Brightside The Killers
2005
64 Possum Kingdom Toadies
1995
65 Secret Separation The Fixx
1986
66 Changing The Airborne Toxic Event
2011
67 Lisztomania Phoenix
2010
68 Show Me How To Live Audioslave
2003
69 Freak On A Leash KoRn
1999
70 A Girl Like You The Smithereens
1989
71 Who Will You Run To Heart
1987
72 45 Shinedown
2004
73 How’s It Going To Be Third Eye Blind
1998
74 I’m Not Over Carolina Liar
2008
75 Audience Of One Rise Against
2009
76 The Kids Aren’t Alright The Offspring
1999
77 Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons
2010
78 Boulevard Jackson Browne
1980
79 Her Strut Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1980
80 What You Need INXS
1986
81 Snuff Slipknot
2010
82 Call Me When You’re Sober Evanescence
2006
83 Who’s Crying Now Journey
1981
84 The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
1997
85 Juke Box Hero Foreigner
1981
86 Chalk Outline Three Days Grace
2012
87 Dreams Van Halen
1986
88 Big Empty Stone Temple Pilots
1994
89 Deuces Are Wild Aerosmith
1994
90 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps
1997
91 I Alone Live
1994
92 All Mixed Up 311
1997
93 Fell On Black Days Soundgarden
1994
94 Going Under Evanescence
2003
95 Shout Tears For Fears
1985
96 Fall Down Toad The Wet Sprocket
1994
97 Make It Stop (September’s Children) Rise Against
2011
98 Amazing Aerosmith
1993
99 Little Things Bush
1995
100 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
2004
101 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds
1985

More statistics:

From Yesterday is #1 here but would be #15 on the all time rock songs list with number ones. There were over 900 number one rock songs since 1979. #100 here would be #718 if you included number ones — still bigger than about 300 number one songs.

Top songs with Mother or Mama in the title — pop and rock

Mother’s Day is coming fast. Here are the top songs with Mother or Mama in the title in pop music from 1960 to date. (Scroll down for top Mama rock songs.)

That other mother — the mother-in-law — takes the cake as the top Mother or Mama song in pop chart history. Blue numbers are the pop chart peak. Click the peak to find the song on the chart at its pop peak.

1 Mother-In-Law Ernie K-Doe
1961
2 Mama Connie Francis
1960
3 Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night
1970
4 Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!
(A Letter From Camp)
Allan Sherman
1963
5 Your Mama Don’t Dance Ken Loggins With Jim Messina
1973
6 Mama’s Pearl The Jackson 5
1971
7 Hey, Leroy, Your Mama’s Callin’ You Jimmy Castor
1967
8 Sylvia’s Mother Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show
1972
9 Hey Mama The Black Eyed Peas
2004
10 Mama Said The Shirelles
1961
11 Mothers Little Helper The Rolling Stones
1966
12 Mama Can’t Buy You Love Elton John
1979
13 Mother And Child Reunion Paul Simon
1972
14 A Song For Mama Boyz II Men
1998
15 Motorcycle Mama Sailcat
1972
16 I Got It From My Mama Will.I.Am
2007
17 Mother Mother Tracy Bonham
1996
18 Mama Didn’t Lie Jan Bradley
1963
19 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? (Standing In The Shadow) The Rolling Stones
1966
20 Dear Mama 2Pac
1995
21 Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) James Brown
1969
22 I’ll Always Love My Mama The Intruders
1973
23 From Her Mama (Mama Got Ass) Juvenile
2001
24 Mama, I’m Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
1992
25 Does Your Mother Know Abba
1979
26 Sexy Mama The Moments
1974
27 Mama Said Knock You Out LL Cool J
1991
28 Your Mama Don’t Dance Poison
1989
29 My Mother’s Eyes Bette Midler
1981
30 Mamma Mia Abba
1976

And for the rocking mamas and their children, here are the dozen top mothers in rock chart history, 1980 to present. The blue numbers here are the rock chart peaks and take you to the weekly rock chart.

1 Mama, I’m Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
1992
2 Mother Mother Tracy Bonham
1996
3 Mama Weer All Crazee Now Quiet Riot
1984
4 The Mother We Share Chvrches
2014
5 Mother Mary Foxboro Hottubs
2008
6 Mama Genesis
1983
7 Treat Me Like Your Mother The Dead Weather
2009
8 Mother Danzig
1994
9 Mama’s Fool Tesla
1994
10 Mama Help Me Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
1990
11 Motherless Child Eric Clapton
1994
12 Mothers Talk Tears For Fears
1986