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Chris Cornell continues to prove his lasting power in the latest edition of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.

Per Billboard, Cornell’s cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” tops the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, which is determined solely by airplay.

Billboard notes, “It’s Cornell’s second No. 1 as a soloist and first as a solo lead. He previously ruled for two weeks as a featured vocalist on Zac Brown Band’s “Heavy Is the Head” in May 2015. Prior to “Patience,” Cornell had risen as high as No. 2 as a lead artist with “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” in November 2015.”

Cornell’s cover of “Patience” was released on July 20 on what would’ve been his 56th birthday. A statement from his Facebook page on the song reads, “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken…and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us- his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”

Remembering Chris Cornell

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights