Halestorm Lead Certifications For Week Ending August 28, 2021


In 2009, Halestorm released their debut self-titled album. The album debuted on top of Byrdbored and spent three weeks at (#1). It was the first taste of what the Rock band were capable of producing four hit singles. “Bet U Wish U Had Me Back” and “I Get Off” both peaked at (#3) with “It’s Not You” landing at (#4) and “Familiar Taste Of Poison” peaking at (#9). The band have gone on to be one of the most successful Rock bands of the last twelve years with (21) Byrdy Dozen Singles and four (#1) Albums earning (2,091) points. The band is currently ranked (#55) in Byrdbored history.

With the release of the (#3) new song, “Back From The Dead”, the band’s debut album is receiving some additional plays in the last two weeks and currently sits at (#5) on the Vault Albums Chart. The album has now been certified 4x Platinum and is expected to continue receiving some song plays in the coming weeks.

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The Christian Contemporary group known as MercyMe have scored eleven Byrdy Dozen albums including their latest album, “Inhale (Exhale)”, which peaked at (#2). The album has now been certified Platinum which is their sixth Platinum or better release. The album currently sits at (#11) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart and has spent (18) straight weeks in the Byrdy Dozen. MercyMe are currently ranked at (#31) in Byrdbored history.

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Keith Urban scored his 56th Byrdy Dozen hit single, “Wild Hearts”, last week debuting at (#2) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart. This week Urban’s new hit remains at (#2) and becomes his 50th Gold or better single. “Wild Hearts” spends a second week as the top Country song on Byrdbored, and it should be pushing the overall (#1) spot in the coming weeks. Urban has moved up to the (#2) artist in Byrdbored history and is only one of two artists with (7,000) or more Byrdbored points.

It has been 31 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in a helicopter crash. However, his music continues to live on, and this week his song, “Pride And Joy”, is certified Gold on Byrdbored. The song moves from (#8) to (#1) on the Vault Singles Chart to spend it’s first week on top. The anniversary of his passing also helps to send Vaughan and Double Trouble’s album, “Texas Flood”, to (#1) on the Vault Albums Chart which has also been certified Gold.

For more details on Byrdbored certifications check out the Certification Cage page. It details all the songs and albums that have been certified since the beginning of the site in 2019.

John Mayer Returns To Top Of SongByrd 60 Artists Chart; The Rolling Stones, Everly Brothers Debut


John Mayer returns to the top of the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart for a seventh non-consecutive week. Mayer has been one of the top artists on the chart over the last year or so spending his 42nd week in the Byrdy Dozen. His latest album, “Sob Rock”, moves back to (#2) and his former (#1) hit single, “Last Train Home”, remains in the Byrdy Dozen at (#12) but has previously spent four weeks on top. Mayer’s “Wild Blue” blasts from (#34) to (#21) on the SongByrd 60 Singles chart and “Shouldn’t Matter But It Does” remains at (#22). Mayer’s 2009 album, “Battle Studies”, remains in the top ten on the Vault Albums Chart at (#6) and contains the (#11) Vault song, “Perfectly Lonely”, which originally peaked at (#6) on Byrdbored.

Catapulting from (#33) to (#2) is OneRepublic who has the High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week in “Human” which comes in at (#6). The band’s second album, “Waking Up”, re-enters Byrdbored at (#8) on the Vault Albums Chart, while their third album, “Native”, lands at (#9). The band scores their 12th Byrdy Dozen hit single with “Run” leaping up four notches from (#13) to (#9) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

Night Ranger drops from the top down to (#3) after three weeks at (#1). Mammoth WVH comes in at (#4) thanks to the return of Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut album moving back up to (#1) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart for a sixth non-consecutive week. Dua Lipa continues a top five run rounding out the top five at (#5).

Following the passing of drummer Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones make their debut on the chart at (#6). The band score the (#12) Vault album, “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, as well as the (#13) Vault album, “Some Girls”. The passing of Don Everly also has The Everly Brothers coming in at (#7) on the chart landing (15) songs on the SongByrd Vault 60 Singles Chart.

Trace Adkins also has a huge leap from (#55) to (#13) thanks to his new album, “The Way I Wanna Go”, which lands at (#7) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart. It is the highest charting album position for the Country artist since 2010’s “Cowboy’s Back In Town”. The new album contains “Heartbreak Song” which is up nine places this week to (#43) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble jump from (#44) to (#22) thanks to scoring the top Vault Single, “Pride And Joy”, and the top Vault Album, “Texas Flood”. Both the song and album have been charting on the Vault Charts for some time, but the anniversary of the late guitarist’s death is enough to blast both to the top of the Vault Charts this week.

The ByrdTrax volume hits another (1,257) song plays which is only seven plays less than last week. The weekly average is now up to (1,088) for 2021, but the weekly average in the last twelve weeks is up to (1,198) spins.

(For the week ending August 28, 2021)

Stevie Ray Vaughan Leads Vault 60 Charts On Anniversary Of His Passing; The Everly Brothers, Rolling Stones Have Huge Impact


On August 27, 1990 one of the greatest guitarists ever passed away at the young age of 35 in a helicopter crash after performing in Wisconsin. Stevie Ray Vaughan is most definitely on a short list of great guitar players and his music will always live on.

This week Vaughan & Double Trouble move to the top of the Vault 60 Singles and Albums Charts. The classic song, “Pride And Joy”, blasts from (#8) to (#1) on the Singles Chart, while the debut album, “Texas Flood”, also leaps from (#10) to (#1). It is the first week for both on top of Byrdbored. “Pride And Joy” has now been certified Gold, while “Texas Flood” is only one point away from being certified Platinum. It is expected that the album will move to that status next week.

Elsewhere on the SongByrd 60 Vault Singles Chart, “Enter Sandman” continues a resurgence on Byrdbored as the 1991 Metallica hit celebrates it’s 30th year anniversary moving up to (#2). It is currently ranked as the (#25) song in Byrdbored history, but could continue to move up the list over the next few weeks. At (#3) is Genesis with “Follow You Follow Me” which is a new peak for the hit. ZZ Top hold down the next two spots with their former Vault (#1) hit, “Gimme All Your Lovin'” at (#4) and “Rough Boy” at (#5). “Gimme All Your Lovin'” is currently ranked as the (#40) song in Byrdbored history with four weeks at (#1) overall while spending twelve weeks as the top Rock song and (28) weeks in the Byrdy Dozen.

Last week’s (#1), “Smooth”, by Santana featuring Rob Thomas drops down to (#6) after one week on top of the Vault Singles Chart. The 1999 tune has moved up to the (#36) song in Byrdbored history, and it could continue to move up depending on it’s success over the next few weeks.

It was a very sad week in music as we lost both Don Everly and Charlie Watts. Don Everly is, of course, one half of The Everly Brothers who started their string of hits in the late 1950’s and the Hall Of Fame duo (1986) became one of the early influences in music history. Charlie Watts is the drummer for legendary rock act The Rolling Stones who started their musical run in the early 1960’s. The Rolling Stones made the Hall Of Fame in 1989. It is always tough to lose music icons, but two of this magnitude in a week is very tough.

The Everly Brothers have the most impact on the Byrdbored Vault 60 Singles Chart with (15) of the top (60) Vault songs of the week. The highest charting hits are “Cathy’s Clown” at (#21), “Bye Bye Love” at (#22), “Wake Up Little Susie” at (#23) and “All I Have To Do Is Dream” at (#24). The Duo also have eight charting albums on the Vault Albums Chart led by “The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers” coming in at (#10).

The Rolling Stones score four Vault 60 Albums including the 1974 release, “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, coming in at (#12) followed by the 1978 release, “Some Girls”, landing at (#13). Neither album has charted on Byrdbored before since they were originally released before 1981. It is expected that many songs and albums by the Rolling Stones will receive plays over the next few weeks. Their highest Vault song of this week is “Miss You” which is featured on the album “Some Girls” and comes in at (#53) on the SongByrd 60 Vault Singles Chart.

Following Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble on the Vault Albums Chart is ZZ Top’s “Eliminator” at (#2). The album spent an additional three weeks on top of the Vault Albums Chart until last week when Metallica’s self-titled (“The Black Album”) took over the top but falls to (#3) this week. The Christian Contemporary duo known as For King & Country move back up the Albums Chart to (#4) with “Burn The Ships” for a second overall week. Despite hitting the 4x Platinum certification this week, Halestorm’s self-titled debut album drops from (#3) to (#5).

OneRepublic’s release of their new (#6) album, “Human”, sparks some Vault song plays this week as their second album, “Waking Up”, hits (#8) and their third album, “Native”, lands at (#9) on the Vault Albums Chart. The band’s 2006 debut hit single, “Apologize”, is their highest charting Vault song of the week coming in at (#39). The hit originally peaked at (#5) on Byrdbored.

(For the week ending August 28, 2021)

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Mammoth WVH Returns To (#1) On SongByrd 60 Albums Chart; “Move” Spends Second Week On Top Of SongByrd 60 Singles Chart


After spending the last five weeks at (#2), Wolfgang Van Halen returns to the top of the Byrdbored Albums Chart with his debut album, “Mammoth WVH”. He has now spent twelve total weeks on the chart with six weeks at (#1) and six more weeks at (#2). His sixth total week on top increases his chances at making a run for Album of the Year. “Mammoth WVH” has received (803) song plays to date which is roughly (67) song plays per week. Wolfgang Van Halen has already scored one (#1) song with “Don’t Back Down” and currently has two other hit songs in the top 20 of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart. “You’re To Blame” moves to (#15), while “Think It Over” jumps up to (#18) this week.

John Mayer’s latest album, “Sob Rock”, moves back up one notch to (#2), while Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” also moves up one slot to (#3). Night Ranger’s “ATBPO” album drops down to (#4) after spending the last three weeks on top of the chart. The album saw a 23-spin song decrease compared to last week. “Child Of The State” by Ayron Jones spends a second straight week (and a third week overall) at (#5) as his song, “Mercy”, continues to gain steam moving up two spots to (#16) on the Singles Chart.

The High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week is OneRepublic’s “Human” which comes in at (#6). The album becomes the band’s fifth Byrdy Dozen album and is a bigger debut than their last album, “Oh My My”, which entered the chart at (#12). Another debut is from Country artist, Trace Adkins, who has an impressive entry with “The Way I Wanna Go” coming in at (#7). It is his highest charting album since 2010’s “Cowboy’s Back In Town” which hit (#6).

On the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, Santana and crew remain steady at (#1) with another (30) spins of “Move”. The tune debuted on top last week and includes Rob Thomas and American Authors. It is the second (#1) hit for Santana and Rob Thomas who teamed up for their 1999 Summer hit, “Smooth”, which has spent a total of six weeks on top of Byrdbored. “Smooth” moves up to the (#36) song in Byrdbored history this week. “Move” could be settling in for a decent run on top despite serious competition.

The top four songs remain the same this week as Keith Urban stays put at (#2) with “Wild Hearts” while spending a second week as the top Country song. The top Rock song is at (#3) as Halestorm spends a second week with “Back From The Dead”. Evanescence remains strong at (#4) with “Better Without You” for a second week. The song became the band’s third top five hit from the former (#1) album, “The Bitter Truth”, last week.

The Power Pick Hit Single of the Week is Dua Lipa’s “Hallucinate” which blasts up five notches to (#5) to become her fourth top five hit of 2021. Lipa’s album, “Future Nostalgia”, is still the front-runner for Album of the Year and still has a shot to produce possibly a fifth top five hit in 2021 as “Cool” moves up to (#34) on the SongByrd 60. Lipa’s previous three top five hits are “Break My Heart” which hit (#2), “We’re Good” which peaked at (#3) and “Levitating” which hit the top for four weeks. “Levitating” is in position to finish 2021 as one of the top five songs of the year.

OneRepublic grab their 12th Byrdy Dozen single as “Run” blasts from (#13) to (#9) largely thanks to the debut of their new album, “Human”. “Run” has been gaining steam for quite some time and could be strong enough to score the band their 8th top five hit in the coming weeks. Two of their previous top five hits are included on their “Human” album as “Rescue Me” hit (#5) in 2019 and “Didn’t I” peaked at (#2) in 2020.

The High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is Switchfoot’s “Lost ‘Cause” which comes in at (#50) with seven spins in it’s first week. The tune is featured in the most recent First Flights, and is a surprise as the top debut. The rock band has scored (13) Byrdy Dozen Singles including five (#1) hits. Their latest album, “Interrobang”, debuted at (#8) last week and drops one spot to (#9) this week.

(For the week ending August 28, 2021)

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Fuel’s “Wasted Time” Spends Third Week On Top Of Byrdbored In 2007!


Fuel spent their third straight week on top of the Byrdbored Singles Chart with “Wasted Time” this week in 2007. It is the rock band’s fifth (#1) hit all-time and has been certified Platinum.

Their album, “Angels & Devils”, also spent a third straight week at (#1) in 2007. It is Fuel’s 4th (#1) album all-time and has been certified 2x Platinum.

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