The Pretty Reckless Extends Mainstream Rock Airplay Record With ‘And So It Went’


The Pretty Reckless extends its record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart by a woman or woman-led band, as “And So It Went,” featuring Tom Morello, crowns the April 24-dated list.

“Went” is the Taylor Momsen-fronted band’s sixth ruler, a run that began with its first four entries in 2014-16. The song follows “Death by Rock and Roll,” which reigned for three weeks last August.

“Went” is Morello’s first Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 as a credited solo artist. He’s played guitar for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and others along with his solo career and previously visited the chart’s top spot via Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” (2003) and “Be Yourself” (2005).

Concurrently, “Went” goes 9-8 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 3.2 million audience impressions, up 4%, according to MRC Data. In addition to its mainstream rock radio championing, the song debuts at No. 39 on Alternative Airplay, where it’s The Pretty Reckless’ first entry since “Heaven Knows,” which reached No. 20 in 2014.

“Went” is the second single from Death by Rock and Roll, The Pretty Reckless’ fourth studio album. It debuted at No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart dated Feb. 27 and has earned 44,000 equivalent album units to date.

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