The big news on this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart is what song isn't in the Top 10. For the first time since July, Foo Fighters' "Walk" is nowhere to be found on our chart. Think about that: We're talking about a nine-month run. But the exodus of "Walk" allows another song to enter the Top 10 -- and it's a tune making a return appearance.
Suddenly, "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" has been stopped in its ascension up the chart. After two weeks at No. 8, the latest single from Foster the People's Torches drops two places to No. 10. The band will be playing a couple dates with a fellow Los Angeles group this summer. Maybe you've heard of them: the Beach Boys?
Two weeks ago, Five Finger Death Punch jumped onto the Rock Songs chart at No. 10 with "Remember Everything." But then just as quickly, they fell out of the Top 10. This week, they're back, landing at No. 9.
This week's high climber is "Gold on the Ceiling," the latest smash from the Black Keys. Last week, the track was at No. 10, but it jumps up three spots to settle in at No. 7.
The No. 1 song in the country is now that much closer to becoming No. 1 on the Rock Songs chart as well. fun.'s "We Are Young" has been on a tear of late, leaping up from No. 5 to No. 2 over the last two weeks.
For a second week in a row, Gotye lays claim to the No. 1 tune. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a gentle, melancholy indie-pop song, and not the sort of track we usually get at the top of the Rock Songs chart. But its infectiousness is undeniable, which probably explains why the singer-songwriter's current U.S. tour is largely sold out.