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Billboard Rock Charts - March 16, 2013

Atoms for Peace Run 'Amok' on the Charts

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Atoms for Peace - 'Amok'

Photo courtesy Nasty Little Man.
Radiohead haven't put out an album since 2011, but the band members haven't been completely quiet: Frontman Thom Yorke returned with a side project at the end of last month called Atoms for Peace. And as this week's charts indicate, rock fans responded in a big way.

Rock Songs Chart

1. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" (Purchase/Download)
2. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait" (Purchase/Download)
3. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive" (Purchase/Download)
4. Imagine Dragons - "It's Time" (Purchase/Download)
5. Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks" (Purchase/Download)

Nothing can stand in the way of the Lumineers on the Rock Songs chart. For a 14th week in a row, "Ho Hey" is at No. 1, holding off Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait" yet again.

Rock Airplay Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
2. Of Monsters and Men - "Mountain Sound" (Purchase/Download)
3. Muse - "Madness" (Purchase/Download)
4. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
5. Atlas Genius - "Trojans" (Purchase/Download)

Muse's long run at the top of the Rock Airplay chart is over. After 12 weeks at No. 1 (over the span of 13 weeks), "Madness" falls to No. 3, paving the way for Imagine Dragons to leap from No. 3 to No. 1 with "Radioactive." (The single was certified gold in January.) But keep an eye out for fun., who are at No. 7 and rising with their latest hit, "Carry On."

Rock Albums Chart

1. Atoms for Peace - Amok (Purchase/Download)
2. Mumford & Sons - Babel (Purchase/Download)
3. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Purchase/Download)
4. Muse - The 2nd Law (Purchase/Download)
5. fun. - Some Nights (Purchase/Download)

Amok is the debut album from Atoms for Peace, a new band that includes Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. That album lands at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart, pushing Babel down to No. 2. Our big gainer this week, though, is The 2nd Law. The Muse album jumps up from No. 18 to No. 4.

Alternative Songs Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
2. Of Monsters and Men - "Mountain Sound"
3. Muse - "Madness"
4. Silversun Pickups - "The Pit" (Purchase/Download)
5. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"

"Radioactive" took over the Rock Airplay chart this week, but Imagine Dragons have been riding high on the Alternative Songs chart for a while now. The song is at No. 1 for a third straight week, although it may want to watch out for Silversun Pickups' "The Pit," which bolts into the Top Five.

Alternative Albums Chart

1. Atoms for Peace - Amok
2. Mumford & Sons - Babel
3. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
4. Muse - The 2nd Law
5. fun. - Some Nights

Don't adjust your monitor: The Top Five on the Alternative Albums chart is identical to the Rock Albums chart. Trivia question: Which of these albums has yet to hit No. 1 on this chart? Answer: The 2nd Law, which peaked at No. 2.

Hard Rock Albums Chart

1. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (Purchase/Download)
2. Bullet for My Valentine - Temper Temper (Purchase/Download)
3. Red - Release the Panic (Purchase/Download)
4. Buckcherry - Confessions (Purchase/Download)
5. Within the Ruins - Elite (Purchase/Download)

Led Zeppelin continue to loom large on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Their live set Celebration Day jumps up three spots to regain the No. 1 spot. (Last week's No. 1, Confessions from Buckcherry, falls to No. 4.) In a slow week for new hard rock releases, our only debut in the Top Five is Elite, the latest from metal band Within the Ruins.

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