Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (originally called Mainstream Rock Tracks) is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, "alternative") stations, which are counted in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Mainstream rock is a Radio format used by many commercial Radio stations in the United States and Canada. Modern rock is a term commonly used to describe a Rock music format found on American commercial Radio. Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September
This chart began with the March 21, 1981 issue of Billboard. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 It was originally named simply Rock Tracks, and was accompanied by a Rock Albums chart, which was discontinued in 1984. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) (A new chart with the same name has recently been introduced).  Before this, Billboard did not compile a chart specifically for rock songs. The closest thing to it was an Album Radio Action page which named some of the albums (but not songs) receiving airplay on album-oriented rock stations. Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as Adult-oriented rock or as West Coast Rock) abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio The Rock Tracks chart originally listed 60 songs. The first number-one song was "I Can't Stand It" by Eric Clapton. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer
The chart changed its name to Album Rock Tracks in April 1986. During the 1980s, a subgenre of rock music began to develop and gain popularity, known as New Wave, or Modern Rock. New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s Modern rock is a term commonly used to describe a Rock music format found on American commercial Radio. The Album Rock Tracks chart included some New Wave songs, but usually only those with crossover appeal to mainstream listeners. Crossover is a term applied to Musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the Record charts which track differing musical tastes or genres Radio stations devoted entirely to this new category of rock music began to grow in popularity, but data from these stations were not included in compiling the Album Rock chart.
In order to give more recognition to Modern Rock, Billboard began a separate Modern Rock Tracks chart, beginning with the September 10, 1988 issue. Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The Album Rock Tracks chart remained as before, and it continued to include Modern Rock songs with crossover appeal. Within two months of the first Modern Rock Tracks chart, the song "Desire" by U2 became the first song to reach number-one on both of these two Rock Tracks charts. " Desire " is the lead single from U2 's 1988 album Rattle and Hum.
In 1996, Album Rock Tracks once again changed its name, to Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. This occurred soon after Billboard established the Adult Top 40 chart. Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts Like Hot Modern Rock Tracks, Adult Top 40 also had some songs in common with Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. Ironically, Adult Top 40 has often featured artists who were once prominent on the Rock Tracks charts, but were now considered too "soft" for rock radio.
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks was published in the print edition of Billboard for the last time in its July 26, 2003 issue. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The chart is still compiled, but it is only available through the magazine's website. In recent years, fewer and fewer classic rock artists have released new music which has appeared on the chart; as such, the artists appearing on this chart have almost become a subset of those appearing on Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September For six and a half years, following "Jaded" by Aerosmith in 2001, every number one song on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks also appeared on Modern Rock Tracks. " Jaded " is a strongly Riff-driven song by American Hard rock band Aerosmith. Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" This string was finally broken by Ozzy Osbourne's "I Don't Wanna Stop" in July 2007. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer " I Don't Wanna Stop " is a Grammy nominated single from heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne 's 9th studio album Black Rain.
The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks has had 308 number one hits. The current number-one song on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (for the week ending June 14, 2008) is "Inside the Fire" by Disturbed. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common " Inside the Fire " is a single by American heavy metal band Disturbed from their fourth studio album Indestructible Disturbed is an American Heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois.
Shown below are some songs which have spent ten or more weeks in the number one spot. Most of these songs are from recent years, in part because the top spot experiences much less turnover than it used to. Prior to 1994, only three songs had spent ten or more weeks at number one:
Achievements and records
- Van Halen holds the record for the most tracks to hit number-one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with thirteen tracks. " Loser " is a song by American Alternative rock band 3 Doors Down from their debut album The Better Life. 3 Doors Down is an American rock band formed in 1994 in by Brad Arnold ( Vocals and drums) Matt Roberts ( Guitar "It's Been Awhile" is the lead single off the album Break the Cycle by the Alternative metal band Staind. Staind is an American Hard rock group from Springfield, Massachusetts, including lead singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist " Higher " is the first single to be lifted from Creed 's 1999 Album, Human Clay. Creed was an American Rock band from Tallahassee, Florida that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s "When I'm Gone" is a hit single from 3 Doors Down 's second album Away from the Sun. 3 Doors Down is an American rock band formed in 1994 in by Brad Arnold ( Vocals and drums) Matt Roberts ( Guitar " Touch Peel and Stand," also titled " Touch Peel & Stand," is a song by Days of the New and the Lead Days of the New is a World music rock band from Charlestown Indiana (later relocated to Louisville Kentucky) formed in 1995 " Interstate Love Song " is a song by the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, from their second studio album Purple Stone Temple Pilots (commonly referred to as " STP " is a Grammy Award -winning American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland Collective Soul is an American rock band from Stockbridge Georgia. " What I've Done " is the lead single from Linkin Park 's third album Minutes to Midnight, and is the band's highest debut on the US Hot 100 Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. "So Far Away" was the second single released off American Hard rock band Staind 's fourth album 14 Shades of Grey. Staind is an American Hard rock group from Springfield, Massachusetts, including lead singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot Green Day is an American rock trio Seether is a Post-grunge band from South Africa. They are currently signed to Wind-up Records. " Start Me Up " is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on the 1981 album Tattoo You. " How You Remind Me " is the first single from rock band Nickelback 's 2001 album Silver Side Up. Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer " Figured You Out " is a 2004 single by the band Nickelback, the second one from their 2003 album The Long Road. Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer " Pain " is the second single from rock band Three Days Grace 's second album One-X. Three Days Grace is a Post-grunge band based in Canada The band was formed under the name of Groundswell in Norwood Ontario, Canada in 1992 their " Mysterious Ways " is the eighth track on U2 's 1991 album Achtung Baby and was released as the album's second single " Like a Stone " is the second single from Audioslave 's 2002 self-titled debut album Audioslave released in 2003 Audioslave was an American Hard rock supergroup that formed in Los Angeles California in 2001 "Save Me" is a song recorded and performed by the Southern rock band Shinedown. Shinedown is an American Hard rock band from Jacksonville Florida formed in 2001 by Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry " Dani California " is the first single from the American Alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers ' ninth studio album Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers are The Black Crowes are an American, blues -oriented Hard rock Jam band that has sold over 20 million albums Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. " Fall to Pieces " is a song by Velvet Revolver written by band vocalist Scott Weiland that appears on their debut album Contraband. Velvet Revolver is a Hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum " Lightning Crashes " is a Song by Alternative rock group Live from their 1994 album Throwing Copper. Live (ˈlaɪv rhymes with "five" (also typeset as LIVE) is an American Alternative rock / Post-grunge band from York, Days of the New is a World music rock band from Charlestown Indiana (later relocated to Louisville Kentucky) formed in 1995 " Scar Tissue " is the first single from the American Alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers' seventh studio album Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers are " Blurry " is a song by Puddle of Mudd, released as their second single from the album Come Clean. Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. This is a list of all the songs that have hit number-one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. This is an alphabetical list of artists who reached the number one position on the United States Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Van Halen is a Hard rock band formed in in 1972 They enjoyed success from the release of their self titled debut album in 1978 Tom Petty has the second most with ten tracks. Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20 1950 is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aerosmith has the third most with nine tracks. Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band"
- John Mellencamp holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number-one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with eight tracks. John Mellencamp, previously known as John Cougar and then John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951, in Seymour Indiana) is a
- Only twice have two consecutive number-one songs been by the same artist. In 1992, the Black Crowes hit number-one with "Remedy", followed by "Sting Me". The Black Crowes are an American, blues -oriented Hard rock Jam band that has sold over 20 million albums In 1994, the Stone Temple Pilots' "Vasoline" hit number-one and was replaced by its album mate, "Interstate Love Song". Stone Temple Pilots (commonly referred to as " STP " is a Grammy Award -winning American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland
- Two songs have performed a "hat trick" by reaching number-one on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, Hot Modern Rock Tracks, and Adult Top 40. The first was "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers in 1997. The Wallflowers are a Grammy Award -winning rock band from Los Angeles California. The second was "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day in 2005. " Boulevard of Broken Dreams " is a song by American rock band Green Day, from their seventh studio album American Idiot Green Day is an American rock trio
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