Disturbed Earns Fourth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 From 'Immortalized'

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Disturbed notches its seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, and fourth in a row, as "Open Your Eyes" rises 3-1 on the tally dated Nov. 26.

Notably, the track is the band's fourth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 from 2015's Immortalized, following lead single "The Vengeful One" (one week), "The Light" (five) and its cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" (seven). Immortalized joins only two other albums that have each yielded as many as four No. 1s: Shinedown's The Sound of Madness (2008) and The Black Crowes' The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992).


No sets have generated more than four, even though those predecessor acts tried: Madness joined the club with its first, second, third and fifth singles, while the fourth, "If You Only Knew," peaked at an oh-so-close No. 2; for the Crowes, two additional Southern Harmony tracks reached Nos. 7 and 40.


"Eyes" also allows Disturbed to attain four straight Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s on the chart for the first time, just a few weeks after The Pretty Reckless did the same (with "Take Me Down"). The longest streak of leaders belongs to Three Days Grace, which linked five in a row in 2012-15 ("Chalk Outline" through "I Am Machine"). Only three other acts have managed four No. 1s consecutively dating to the chart's 1981 inception: Collective Soul (1996-97, from "The World I Know" through "Listen"), Puddle of Mudd (2002-03, from "Blurry" through "Away From Me") and Volbeat (2012-13, from "Still Counting" through "Lola Montez").

On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, "Eyes" lifts 16-12 with 4.6 million audience impressions (up 17 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Each of the album's previous three singles reached the survey's top 10. The track also achieves a new peak of No. 32 on Hot Rock Songs (which blends radio airplay, digital song sales and domestic streams).

Immortalized debuted atop the Sept. 12, 2015, Billboard 200, marking the band's fifth leading set, and has sold 507,000 to date.