Foo Fighters have just topped their own record on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart. The band currently holds the record for the most Number Ones in the history of the chart. The Foos’ track “Waiting On A War” jumped from Number Three to the top spot this week, snagging “6 million audience impressions in the March 8th to 14th tracking period, up 14 percent, according to MRC Data.”

“Waiting On A War,” from the recent Medicine At Midnight collection, follows the band’s last chart entry, “Shame Shame,” and continues a long line of Rock & Alternative chartings starting with 2009’s “Wheels.”

The Alternative Airplay chart — originally named the Alternative Songs and Modern Rock Tracks chart — was launched in Billboard September 10th, 1988. The chart ranks the 40 most-played songs on alternative and modern rock radio stations.


  • The latest Foo Fighters album, Medicine At Midnight, entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number Three. The band was able to hit the top spot on the magazine’s Top Album Sales list.
  • So far, Medicine At Midnight has topped the charts on the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, German, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swiss, and UK album charts.

CHECK IT OUT: Foo Fighters’ 2021 video for “Waiting On A War”: