RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS EXTEND RECORD FOR MOST NO. 1 SONGS AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO
“DARK NECESSITIES” IS THE GRAMMY®AWARD-WINNING BAND’S 13TH NUMBER ONE SONG
Credit: Steve Keros
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 1, 2016 – Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities” is the No. 1 song today on both the BDS and Mediabase Alternative charts, extending their record for the artist with the most No. 1 singles in Modern Rock chart history with 13 total. To date, the band has spent 86 total weeks at the No. 1 position throughout their career (also a record). “Dark Necessities” is the band’s 14th song to reach the Top 5 and 25th to reach the Top 10 on the Alternative Chart. Last week “Dark Necessities” simultaneously topped the Rock and AAA charts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers previous Number One Modern Rock tracks are: 1991’s “Give It Away,” 1993’s “Soul to Squeeze,” 1995’s “My Friends,” 1999’s “Scar Tissue,” 2000’s “Otherside” and “Californication,” 2002’s “By the Way” and “Can’t Stop,” 2006’s “Dani California,” (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of a few songs in the history of Billboard’s Alternative Chart to debut in the top spot), “Tell Me Baby,” and Snow (Hey Oh) and 2011’s “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.”
“Dark Necessities” is the debut single from the band’s 11th studio album The Getaway released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016. The album debuted at number one around the world. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album. The album debuted at # 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will continue to perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer. For a complete list of upcoming dates, click HERE.
About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.