For the second straight week, there aren't any new entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart. That's no fun. But at least we have an interesting battle going on between our three most popular songs, one of which has come out of nowhere...
Grouplove are still feeling enough love from rock fans to stay in the Top 10. After plummeting three spots last week to land at No. 10, "Tongue Tied" avoids dropping out of the countdown by holding on to that spot for a second week.
Call off the obituaries for "Little Talks." After falling two spots to No. 8 last week, Of Monsters and Men scurry their way back to No. 7. Band member Raggi Porhallsson recently explained how the group members come up with their material. "We write the songs together," Porhallsson said, "and we found we could bond better by telling each other fairytales than writing about real life. I couldn't say, 'Hey [bandmate] Nanna [Bryndis Hilmarsdottir], come and write a love song about my girlfriend.' It just wouldn't work."
The Lumineers vaulted up four spots to No. 6 last week, so it's understandable they might want to pause to catch their breath. This week, "Ho Hey" holds at No. 6.
"Gold on the Ceiling" never could make it to No. 1 -- it spent nine weeks in a row at No. 2 -- but even though the Black Keys hit is now dropping down the countdown, it's still popular enough that its descent has been relatively slow. This week, "Gold on the Ceiling" slides down a spot to No. 5.
"Some Nights" was making serious inroads on our countdown, getting as high as No. 3 last week. But now, fun. drop a spot. The trio recently performed on The Colbert Report, where they told the satiric host that the reason why they have a period in their name was to avoid a lawsuit from a group that was already called Fun.
"Too Close" is this week's high climber, jumping up four spots to No. 3. (It also just became the new No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart.) In a year in which indie-skewing hits like "Somebody That I Used to Know" and "We Are Young" have claimed the top spot on the Rock Songs chart, Alex Clare's smash single could be the latest modern-rock No. 1.