Three Days Grace‘s current single, “Painkiller,” became the 12th Number One track of the band’s career at Active Rock radio this week, continuing the band’s record of having the most chart-toppers in the format’s history.
The next two groups on the list, Linkin Park andShinedown, are tied with nine Number Ones each, while Disturbed has seven, Seether has six and Godsmack follows with five.
Drummer Neil Sanderson said a while back why he thinks the band continues to connect with listeners:
“One thing that hasn’t changed with us is that we write about real things in our lives and the lives of people around us, and observations of just sort of life itself, you know. And I think Three Days Grace fans have attached themselves to that and I think that sometimes, you know, that’s a powerful thing if you can put into words what other people are thinking.”
- In addition to “Painkiller,” Three Days Grace’s other chart-toppers include “Misery Loves My Company,” “Chalk Outline,” “World So Cold,” “Never Too Late,” “Animal,” “Pain” and “Home.”
- “Painkiller” is the first single to feature the band’s new lead singer, Matt Walst, who joined the lineup last year following the departure of founding frontman Adam Gontier.
- Three Days Grace has been in the studio working on its fifth album, but has taken a break to hit the road. The band next performs in Spokane, Washington on June 24th.