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Billboard Rock Charts - May 18, 2013

Imagine Dragons Cannot Be Stopped

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Imagine Dragons

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Imagine Dragons: Just about everywhere you look on this week's Billboard Rock Charts, they're at No. 1. In the seven months that we've been taking a closer look at rock-related albums and singles charts, no band has been so completely dominant as this Las Vegas quartet are right now.

Rock Songs Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive" (Purchase/Download)
2. Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" (Purchase/Download)
3. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" (Purchase/Download)
4. fun. - "Carry On" (Purchase/Download)
5. AWOLNATION - "Sail" (Purchase/Download)

"Radioactive" takes the top spot for a seventh straight week on the Rock Songs chart, which features no movement at all in the Top Five. The single has now been certified double-platinum.

Rock Airplay Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
2. Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound" (Purchase/Download)
3. Muse - "Madness" (Purchase/Download)
4. Of Monsters and Men - "Mountain Sound" (Purchase/Download)
5. The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather" (Purchase/Download)

For a 10th week in a row, Imagine Dragons rule the Rock Airplay chart, whose Top Five also remains unchanged from a week ago. There's a little activity just below, though: Thirty Seconds to Mars' "Up in the Air" rises two spots to No. 6, and Muse's "Panic Station" is up from No. 10 to No. 8.

Rock Albums Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (Purchase/Download)
2. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll (Purchase/Download)
3. HIM - Tears on Tape (Purchase/Download)
4. Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall (Purchase/Download)
5. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Purchase/Download)

With no major new rock releases coming on to the market, our No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart is from a disc that came out in September. That would be Night Visions, which leaps up three places to grab the top spot. (Last week's No. 1, Bankrupt! from Phoenix, tumbles all the way to No. 6.) We do have one new entry in the Top Five, though: HIM's Tears on Tape places at No. 3, while Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall -- a collection of tracks from indie acts either incorporated in or inspired by the new superhero movie -- lands at No. 4.

Alternative Songs Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
2. The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"
3. Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"
4. Muse - "Panic Station" (Purchase/Download)
5. Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air" (Purchase/Download)

Imagine Dragons have now been the kings of the Alternative Songs chart for 12 weeks. "Sweater Weather" from the Neighbourhood stays put at No. 2, but rising up two spots to No. 3 is "Safe and Sound" from Capital Cities.

Alternative Albums Chart

1. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
2. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
3. HIM - Tears on Tape
4. Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall
5. The Lumineers - The Lumineers

The Top Five of the Alternative Albums chart is a carbon copy of the Rock Albums chart. Debuting outside of the Top Five is the latest disc from the Airborne Toxic Event. Such Hot Blood starts off at No. 9.

Hard Rock Albums Chart

1. HIM - Tears on Tape
2. Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Purchase/Download)
3. Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Purchase/Download)
4. Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes (Purchase/Download)
5. Device - Device (Purchase/Download)

HIM begin at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, while another debut, a solo disc from Tom Keifer called The Way Life Goes, arrives at No. 4. If that name rings a bell, Keifer is also the lead singer of Cinderella.

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