Blink-182’s Travis Barker Hits No. 1 on Rock Songwriters Chart
Plus John Feldmann, who produced the band’s new album “Nine,” rules Rock Producers.
Blink-182's Travis Barker rises to No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songwriters chart (dated Oct. 5) for the first time, thanks to 15 songwriting entries on the latest weekly Hot Rock Songs survey.
Barker's "I Think I'm Okay," with Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud, leads the way at No. 3 on Hot Rock Songs, matching its peak, while 14 Blink-182 songs follow, as the group's new album Nine arrives at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 94,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
Here's a look at all 15 of Barker's songwriting credits on the latest Hot Rock Songs chart:
Rank, Artist Billing, Title (songwriters in addition to Travis Barker)
No. 3, Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker, "I Think I'm OKAY" (Zakk Cervini, Machine Gun Kelly, Dominic Harrison, Nick Long, SlimXX, BazeXX, WYNNE, India Rain Quateman)
No. 4, Blink-182, "I Really Wish I Hated You" (Mark Hoppus, John Feldmann, Happy P, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Matt Skiba)
No. 7, Blink-182, "Darkside" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba)
No. 11, Blink-182, "Blame It on My Youth" (Hoppus, Sam Hollander, Tim Pagnotta, Skiba, Matt Malpass)
No. 13, Blink-182, "Pin the Grenade" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Joe Khajadourian, Jake Torrey, Alex Schwartz)
No. 15, Blink-182, "The First Time" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Jim Lavigne, Skiba, John Mitchell)
No. 26, Blink-182, "Heaven" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba, Chris Greatti)
No. 28, Blink-182, "Black Rain" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba)
No. 29, Blink-182, "No Heart to Speak Of" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba, Malpass)
No. 32, Blink-182, "Generational Divide" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon, Ryan Rabin, Skiba)
No. 33, Blink-182, "Run Away" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba, Mitchell)
No. 36, Blink-182, "On Some Emo Shit" (Hoppus, Skiba)
No. 37, Blink-182, "Hungover You" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Lavigne, Skiba)
No. 40, Blink-182, "Remember to Forget Me" (Hoppus, Feldmann, JP Clark, JRM, Skiba)
No. 42, Blink-182, "Ransom" (Hoppus, Feldmann, Skiba)
Barker's Blink bandmates Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba tie at No. 2 on the Rock Songwriters chart, thanks to their 14 songwriting credits apiece on Hot Rock Songs.
Sam Hollander, who previously ruled Rock Songwriters for nine weeks, follows at No. 4, thanks to his writing credits on Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" (No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs) and "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" (No. 2) and Blink's "Blame It on My Youth."
John Feldmann, who co-wrote 12 songs on Nine and co-produced the album, ranks at No. 5 on Rock Songwriters and debuts at No. 1 on the Rock Producers chart, as he produced all 12 of Blink's entries on Hot Rock Songs. (Barker co-produced "On Some Emo Shit" with Matt Malpass.)
The weekly Rock Songwriters and Rock Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Rock Songs chart; As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).
Check out this week's full Rock Songwriters and Rock Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, at Billboard.com.