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9 Songs From The Scene That Went To Number One

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 26 March 2019 at 16.15

There's been a surprisingly small amount?

Now, these are taken exclusively from the official US and UK charts - we've taken alternative and rock charts out of contention here. 

01. 'Welcome To The Black Parade' - My Chemical Romance
We're out the gate strong with this one - 'Welcome To The Black Parade' went to number one in the UK two weeks before the release of 'The Black Parade' in 2006. It spent two weeks in the top spot, before being dethroned by McFly with 'Star Girl'. It was a wild time, 2006. 

02. 'We Are Young' - FUN.
This bad boy went number one in both the UK and the US singles chart (and in 13 territories worldwide). It also one the GRAMMY award for Best Song of the Year in 2013. Certified banger.

03. 'Killing In The Name' - Rage Against The Machine
While it was released all the way back in 1993, at the time it only reached number 25 in the UK chart. Fast forward to 2009 however, and a social movement got Rage Against The Machine all the way to the Christmas number one, purely out of spite and trying to stop the incoming winner of X-Factor from claiming the title. Banter.

04. 'Bring Me To Life' - Evanescence
The year was 2003, and it was a good time. Cast your mind back - Evanescence were number one in the UK and the US singles chart with 'Bring Me To Life'. Life was good. 

05. 'Firestarter' - The Prodigy
'Firestarter' wasn't just a number one hit in the UK back in 1996 - it also went number one in the Czech Republic, Norway, Hungary and Finland! 

06. 'Rollin'' - Limp Bizkit
The UK may be the only global territory that 'Rollin'' charted in, but that's all it takes. It's on the list.

07. 'Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)' - The Offspring
1998 was a different time. A better time. The Offspring were topping the singles chart in 11 territories around the globe, and everyone was feeling pretty fly (for a white guy).

08. 'Breathe' - The Prodigy
That's right - The Prodigy are the only band to appear on this list TWICE. Following the success of their first number one 'Firestarter', The Prodigy kept the party rolling in 1996 by taking 'Breathe' to number one as well on the UK chart.

09. 'How You Remind Me' - Nickelback
While it only reached number four in the UK, Nickelback truly stormed the US chart in 2001 with 'How You Remind Me'. Still a bop.

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