‘The Chain’ and ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ bound onto the Hot Rock Songs chart.
Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart dated March 30 welcomes a pair of classics featured in the new Netflix action movie Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac.
After the film’s March 13 release, Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” leads the charge, re-entering the list at No. 14. The song, which originally reached the tally in mid-2017 amid sales and streaming gains surrounding the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (on whose soundtrack the classic track is also featured), returns with 2 million U.S. streams and 3,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 21, according to Nielsen Music. The sums represent leaps of 8 and 58 percent, respectively.
Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” also reaches the chart thanks to its Triple Frontier appearance, coming in at No. 18. The track accrued 1.8 million streams and sold 3,000 downloads, up 20 and 105 percent, respectively.
“The Chain” was originally released in 1977 and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is from 1984; older titles are eligible for Hot Rock Songs if ranking in the top 25 and showing a meaningful reason for their gains.
Both tracks concurrently reach the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, at Nos. 20 and 21, respectively.