Chevelle and Imagine Dragons have been booted from the Top 10 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart, but the big story this week is the epic heavyweight fight going on for No. 1. In one corner, a punk band. In the other, a rap-rock unit. Come out swinging, guys.
Folk-rock has enjoyed a resurgence of late thanks to new groups like Mumford and Sons storming the countdown. Now comes the Lumineers, a Colorado trio who released their self-titled debut in April. "Ho Hey" makes its debut on our chart, landing at No. 10. The song is currently being used in a Bing commercial, which is no doubt helping to boost its profile.
Two weeks ago, Alex Clare made his chart debut with "Too Close" at No. 10, only to tumble out of the countdown the following week. Well, he's back -- and higher than he was before. The single off The Lateness of the Hour is now at No. 8.
"Tongue Tied" has been on our chart for four months. (Only one song currently in our Top 10, "Gold on the Ceiling," has been in the countdown longer.) But Grouplove's breakthrough is on its ways down: This week, "Tongue Tied" is at No. 7 for a second week in a row.
The Offspring are one of two bands in the Top 10 that had their first hit single in 1994. (The other band is still to come.) But the group's latest, "Days Go By," moves down a spot after being at No. 4 for two weeks.
Since the middle of May, "Gold on the Ceiling" has never been lower than No. 3. Unfortunately, in all that time the Black Keys' cut never got to No. 1. After nine weeks at No. 2, "Gold on the Ceiling" resides at No. 3 for a second straight week.
The most popular rock song of the summer returns to the top spot. Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" has now been at No. 1 for 11 of the last 12 weeks. This is the first time that Linkin Park regained the crown after tumbling out of the No. 1 spot. It also means that Linkin Park have a chance to tie the streak of 12 weeks at No. 1 that their biggest Rock Songs hit, "New Divide," held.