Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ on Billboard Chart at No.1, ‘My Hero’ at No.3

Almost two weeks after Taylor Hawkins a tribute concert was held, two classics Foo Fighters songs — “Everlong” and “My Hero — have climbed a total of four different Billboard charts, with “Everlong” claiming No. 1 on the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart.

Even for the mighty Foo Fighters, who are no strangers to overwhelming chart success as one of the most popular rock bands of all time, this performance has a different feel.

On March 25, before taking the stage with the Foos in Columbia, Hawkins died unexpectedly at the age of 50. In the months that followed, the band, along with dozens of their peers, organized a massive concert to honor the life and legacy of the late drummer. It featured performances by The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Wolfgang Van Halen, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and so many more. A total of 50 songs were played by several artists, ending with an 11-song, packed with guests. Foo Fighters set.

The concert was also streamed live online as the world tuned in to celebrate Hawkins.

It seems this had a knock-on effect on music fans’ listening habits, as “Everlong” charted at No. 1 (Hot Hard Rock Songs), No. 9 (Hot Alternative Songs), No. 11 (Hot Rock Songs) and No. 13 (Warm rock and alternative songs). Meanwhile, “My Hero” graced the same charts at No. 3, No. 14, No. 18 and No. 21, respectively (via Ghost Cult Magazine).

Foo Fighters New Billboard Chart Positions (Week Ending September 16, 2022)

Hot Hard Rock songs:

“Everlong” – No. 1
“My hero” – No. 3

Hot alternative songs:

“Everlong” – No. 9
“My hero” – No. 14

Hot rock songs:

“Everlong” – No. 11
“My hero” – No. 18

Hot rock and alternative songs:

“Everlong” – No. 13
“My hero” – No. 21

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