The Pretty Reckless Break Mainstream Rock Chart Record
In the modern music age, there's not much record-breaking going on as album sales have infamously fallen by the wayside. However, the Pretty Reckless have now taken down a long-standing record, breaking a tie with 3 Doors Down, as their first four Mainstream Rock singles have climbed to No. 1 on the chart.
"Take Me Down," the first single off the band's third studio effort, Who You Selling For, has moved from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart per Billboard. This followed in the footprints of "Heaven Knows," "Messed Up World" and "Follow Me Down," all of which were featured on the Pretty Reckless' 2014 album, Going to Hell.
Additionally, the Pretty Reckless added to their record of most No. 1 songs by a female-fronted group, with that total now at four. With Who You Selling For released last week, the album cycle is only heating up, making it possible for the band to tie Three Days Grace's record of five consecutive Mainstream Rock No. 1 hits.
Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez recently caught up with frontwoman Taylor Momsen to discuss the new record. When asked about the chart-topping "Take Me Down" and being alongside acts like Metallica and Green Day on the charts, she responded, "It’s very strange and exciting and I’m not really sure how to feel about it."
Momsen, who is just 23 years old, was also asked about the advantage of youth over experience, stating, "I think you have a blind 'go for it' thing when you’re young and you’re not afraid of anything so you just kind of close your eyes and go … and as you get older things become a little more clear, but I think you can’t beat experience. Experience is everything."
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