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Billboard Rock Charts - December 15, 2012

Lumineers, Muse Spark Slow Week

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The Lumineers - 'The Lumineers'

Photo courtesy Big Hassle.
With no significant new rock albums in the marketplace, this week's Billboard Rock Charts don't boast many changes from previous weeks'. But as we get closer to the end of the year, one of 2012's hottest rookie acts is only further cementing its popularity among rock fans.

Rock Songs Chart

1. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" (Purchase/Download)
2. fun. - "Some Nights" (Purchase/Download)
3. Phillip Phillips - "Home" (Purchase/Download)
4. Alex Clare - "Too Close" (Purchase/Download)
5. Ed Sheeran - "The A Team" (Purchase/Download)

The "Some Nights" kids in fun. had been ruling the Rock Songs chart for eight consecutive weeks. But the Lumineers finally dethrone fun., as "Ho Hey" moves up a notch to No. 1. The Denver trio's breakthrough single was recently certified platinum. ("Ho Hey" also just snagged the top spot on the Rock Digital Songs chart.)

Rock Airplay Chart

1. Muse - "Madness" (Purchase/Download)
2. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait" (Purchase/Download)
3. The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines" (Purchase/Download)
4. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" (Purchase/Download)
5. Three Days Grace - "Chalk Outline" (Purchase/Download)

We also have a new No. 1 on the Rock Airplay chart. Muse's "Madness" beats out Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait" for the top spot. In other news, the third single from the the Black Keys' El Camino, "Little Black Submarines," moves up a notch to No. 3. The duo are now in the running for Album of the Year at the Grammys.

Rock Albums Chart

1. Phillip Phillips - The World From the Side of the Moon (Purchase/Download)
2. Kid Rock - Rebel Soul (Purchase/Download)
3. Mumford & Sons - Babel (Purchase/Download)
4. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (Purchase/Download)
5. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Purchase/Download)

For a second straight week, Phillip Phillips triumphs over Kid Rock, as The World From the Side of the Moon outlasts Rebel Soul on the Rock Albums chart. Led Zeppelin's concert album Celebration Day drops a notch to No. 4, while The Lumineers returns to the Top Five.

Alternative Songs Chart

1. Muse - "Madness" (Purchase/Download)
2. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait" (Purchase/Download)
3. The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines" (Purchase/Download)
4. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" (Purchase/Download)
5. Passion Pit - "Take a Walk" (Purchase/Download)

"Madness" reigns yet again on the Alternative Songs chart. The smash hit from The 2nd Law stays at No. 1 for an eighth week in a row.

Alternative Albums Chart

1. Mumford & Sons - Babel (Purchase/Download)
2. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Purchase/Download)
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 soundtrack (Purchase/Download)
4. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (Purchase/Download)
5. fun. - Some Nights (Purchase/Download)

Babel rules the Alternative Albums chart for a second consecutive week, although the Lumineers' self-titled debut jumps up two spots to No. 2. Right now, alternative audiences are definitely into their folk-rock.

Hard Rock Albums Chart

1. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (Purchase/Download)
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (Purchase/Download)
3. Aerosmith - Music From Another Dimension! (Purchase/Download)
4. Soundgarden - King Animal (Purchase/Download)
5. Deftones - Koi No Yokan (Purchase)

After five weeks, Trans-Siberian Orchestra are stubbornly hanging on in the Top Five of the Hard Rock Albums chart. Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) moves up from No. 3 to No. 2, although it couldn't evict Celebration Day from No. 1. King Animal sits tight at No. 4 for a second week, while Koi No Yokan reenters our countdown at No. 5.

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