Grohl celebrates the band rating because the No. 1 act within the Alternative Songs chart's 30-year historical past.
Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, the place every week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts division, talk about why what's on the charts … is on the charts, whereas additionally taking a look at present chart motion in a historic context for even higher insights.
This week's particular visitor is Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who chats with Billboard's rock chart supervisor Kevin Rutherford. The band reigns because the No. 1 act within the Alternative Songs chart's 30-year historical past, with Billboard at the moment unveiling the tally's all-time high 300 songs and high 100 artists.
"You have to write down nice songs. That's it," Grohl muses on the podcast. "To me, the problem was all the time attempting to craft a track that was easy in a approach that individuals would hook up with it emotionally. Even only a melody … that's a humorous factor. A lyric is one factor, however there's one thing melody can do … simply the sound of a minor scale, or a significant scale rising in a refrain. The notes will twist your coronary heart.
"That's the Rubik's Cube, looking for a melody and lyric will braid collectively and create 4 minutes of reminiscence that you just'll have for the remainder of your life."
Of the band's path to incomes high honors amongst all acts within the Alternative Songs chart's archives, Grohl says, "We've been fortunate. We have this divining rod that we've adopted for 24 years, and it takes us the place we predict we should always go."
Adds RCA Records senior vp of promotion Dennis Blair, who has labored with the group for twenty years, "The Foos have written the largest hit songs which have turn out to be soundtrack moments of our lives. I do know of no different band that works tougher to rock your face off in live performance each single evening."
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