I Prevail Scores Second Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Bad Things’

I Prevail hits No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart for the second time, as “Bad Things” tops the Nov. 5-dated survey.

The song follows the two-week ruler “Hurricane,” the Michigan band’s first leader, in March 2020.


In between “Hurricane” and “Bad,” the band notched an additional Mainstream Rock Airplay entry, the Delaney Jane-featuring “Every Time You Leave,” which reached No. 3 in November 2020.

I Prevail first hit Mainstream Rock Airplay in 2015 with its amped-up cover of Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space,” and boasts five top 10s to date.

Concurrently, “Bad” lifts 11-10 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.3 million audience impressions, up 6%, according to Luminate. It’s the band’s first top 10, having exceeded the No. 13 peak of “Hurricane.” In addition to its mainstream rock radio support, the song is receiving airplay on select alternative stations.

“Bad” also jumps 10-7 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs list, after reaching No. 5 in September. Along with its radio airplay, the song earned 818,000 official U.S. streams in the Oct. 21-27 tracking week.

True Power, from which “Bad” is the lead single, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard‘s Top Hard Rock Albums chart dated Sept. 3 and has earned 53,000 equivalent album units since its release.

Kevin Rutherford