Van Halen Controls More Than 80% Of One Billboard Chart Following Eddie Van Halen’s Death

Just over a week ago, the sad news that Eddie Van Halen, the guitarist and co-founder of the band that borrows his last name, had passed away. As fans mourn his death, they’ve rushed to buy the biggest hits from one of the most successful rock groups of all time, and this frame, the act completely dominates Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart, which ranks the bestselling tunes in the country that fit under that label.

This time around, Van Halen owns 21 of the 25 available spots on the chart, which is a showing rarely seen on any Billboard list. The group occupies more than 80% of the entire ranking, proving they are still immensely popular to this day, even though many of the cuts mentioned below have been out for years, if not decades.

Amazingly, only one of the band’s 21 charting hits has appeared on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart before, and it’s the biggest smash of them all. “Jump” reappears at No. 1 this frame, which should surprise nobody familiar with how beloved the cut is.

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The band occupies almost the entire top 10 this week, with only AC/DC breaking up their winning streak. That band starts their latest single “Shot in the Dark” at No. 8. Their track “Thunderstruck” also appears at No. 17, making them the only other act (aside from Van Halen) to chart more than one hit on the latest edition of the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales ranking. Fellow acts Spiritbox, Bon Jovi and Disturbed also take up space this time around.

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Below is a look at where all 21 of Van Halen’s hits land on this week’s Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

No. 1 – “Jump”

No. 2 – “Panama”

No. 3 – “Eruption”

No. 4 – “Runnin’ with the Devil”

No. 5 – “You Really Got Me”

No. 6 – “Why Can’t This Be Love”

No. 7 – “Dance the Night Away”

No. 9 – “Hot for Teacher”

No. 10 – “Right Now”

No. 11 – “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”

No. 12 – “Jamie’s Cryin’”

No. 13 – “Dreams”

No. 14 – “Love Walks In”

No. 15 – “When It’s Love”

No. 16 – “I’ll Wait”

No. 18 – “Beautiful Girls”

No. 20 – “Unchained”

No. 21 – “And the Cradle Will Rock”

No. 23 – “(Oh) Pretty Woman”

No. 25 – “Ice Cream Man”

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