Based on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart, this video looks at some of the worst songs to ever reach #1. For those of you who think rock is being hurt by a repetitive mainstream, this video is more firepower for your argument.
Click below to watch the video, and scroll below for the full Wikipedia list of every song to go #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart.
You can check out the entire history of each song that went to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart (broken down by year and decade) on Wikipedia here = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Mainstream_Rock_number-one_songs_of_the_2020s
You can listen to each song featured on the list by clicking below:
Aaron Lewis with Fred Durst – “Outside” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3Za3jfvJg
Aerosmith – “Pink” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbBqBOSXlU
Five Finger Death Punch – “Sham Pain” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbaQ9xnoMGQ
Godsmack – “Cryin’ Like A Bitch!!” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eXIOK2vOhM
Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3cpdkhtGx0
My Darkest Days – “Porn Star Dancing” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdaKwt5cHEk
Nickelback – “Photograph” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rXdeOvhNE
Puddle Of Mudd – “She Hates Me” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYE4CVhVkhw
THEORY – RX (Medicate) = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwxfmYR7ItM
Trapt – “Headstrong” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTvu1Yr3Ohk
Mainstream Rock is a music chart in Billboard magazine that ranks the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations in the United States, a category that combines the formats of active rock and heritage rock. The chart was launched in March 1981, as Rock Albums and Top Tracks, after which the name changed first to Top Rock Tracks, then to Album Rock Tracks, and finally to its present title in 1996.
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