Ghost Waltzes to Third Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With ‘Dance Macabre’


The Swedish rockers have linked three straight leaders since 2017.

Ghost snags its third consecutive and complete chief on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart as "Dance Macabre" rises 2-1 on the rating dated Feb. 16.

The second single from the band's 2018 album Prequelle follows "Rats," which led for seven weeks starting final July.

Prequelle is the Swedish rockers' first set with a number of No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs. They first led, for 2 weeks, in 2017 with "Square Hammer," from their Popestar EP.

Concurrently, "Dance" reaches a brand new excessive in weekly viewers impressions (four.2 million, in accordance with Nielsen Music), because it holds at No. 15 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart.

The music additionally leaps 31-21 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Rock Songs chart (after reaching No. 17 final month), drawing 606,000 U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads offered.

"Rats" was nominated, together with Prequelle, for this 12 months's Grammy Awards. The observe competed for greatest rock music (received by St. Vincent's "Masseduction") and greatest rock album (received by Greta Van Fleet's From the Fires, whose present single, "You're the One," rises 7-6 on Mainstream Rock Songs).