Metallica Becomes First Band With No. 1 Rock Songs In Four Different Decades

Metallica has become the first band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart in four different decades.

Metallica’s “All Within My Hands,” off their S&M2 concert album alongside the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, recently hit No. 1 on the charts, brining their total of No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs to 10.  This makes Metallica one of just six rock acts to have breached the double digit mark, along with Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Van Halen, Disturbed and Tom Petty.

Metallica are the only group to have a No. 1 song in four different decades — the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. Metallica’s No. 1 Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs are: Until it Sleeps (1996); Hero of the Day (1996); Turn the Page (1998); No Leaf Clover (2000); I Disappear (2000); The Day That Never Comes (2008); Cyanide (2009); Hardwired (2016); Atlas, Rise! (2017); and All Within My Hands (2020).

Metallica Is First Act With Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s in Four Different Decades


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