The two songs at the top of at least two rock charts have become very familiar over the last month or so, as Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch (pictured above) command those positions. One of the things in common with both songs? Both songs co-written and produced by Kevin Churko. “The Light” spent five weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, only to give way in the last reporting week to Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wash It All Away,” which spent the same amount of time at number two. In the most recent chart that came out today, “Wash It All Away” is number one and “The Light” slides back to number two. Depending on whom you follow, as of this writing, FMQB’s Active Rock chart still shows “The Light” at the number one spot and “Wash” at number two.
Whichever way you go, Kevin Churko is the co-writer of both songs. Churko’s name, of course, is not new to the list of songwriters whose songs have graced the rock radio charts. The list actually runs very long (Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment, Slash, Papa Roach, Hellyeah, and more). In fact, aside from FFDP and Disturbed, another Churko co-write, In This Moment’s “Big Bad Wolf” is bubbling under the top 25. (Kevin’s son, Kane, co-wrote produced “Falling Apart” with Papa Roach, which is currently making it’s way up the charts.)
How long will Kevin Churko co-writes sit at the top of the rock radio heap? We can only wait for next week’s report card.