Heavy Is the Head (Zac Brown Band song)

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"Heavy Is the Head"
Single by Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell
from the album Jekyll + Hyde
Released March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
Genre Southern rock, Hard rock
Length 3:59
Label Southern Ground
BMLG
Republic
John Varvatos Records
Songwriter(s) Zac Brown, Niko Moon, Wyatt Durrette, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Darrell Scott
Producer(s) In the Arena Productions, Darrell Scott[1]
Zac Brown Band singles chronology
"Homegrown"
(2015)
"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015)
"Loving You Easy"
(2015)
"Homegrown"
(2015)
"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015)
"Loving You Easy"
(2015)
Chris Cornell singles chronology
"The Keeper"
(2011) The Keeper2011
"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015) Heavy Is the Head2015
"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"
(2015) Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart2015

"Heavy Is the Head" is a song recorded by American country music group Zac Brown Band. It was released on March 6, 2015 as the second single from the band's fourth studio album, Jekyll + Hyde, released on April 28, 2015. It features vocals from Chris Cornell, and was released to rock radio, rather than country.[2]

The song was used as the theme for the 2015 Major League Baseball season and has also appeared in the video game WWE 2K16.

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Heavy Is the Head" debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart and at number 37 on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart for the week ending March 21, 2015.[3] The song is the band's first entry on either chart. Its number 1 peak on Mainstream Rock has made Zac Brown Band only the second musical act after Bon Jovi to have a number 1 single on both that chart and Country Airplay.[4]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada Rock (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 14
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[7] 11
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jekyll + Hyde (CD booklet). Zac Brown Band. John Varvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground/Republic. 2015. B0022962-02. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt. "Zac Brown Band "Jekyll + Hyde" Tracklist & Cover Art". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (9 March 2015). "Chart Highlights: 'Loud' & Proud, Ed Sheeran Tops All Three Pop, Adult Airplay Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (April 30, 2015). "Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.