This is the final countdown of 2011, so it's nice that this week's Top 10 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart features some new blood. We've got two debuts as well as some tracks that are moving up and down the chart. Plus, two veteran bands show their clout by landing not one but two tunes in the Top 10. Here's a hint: One of them just got voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Peppers make another appearance on our countdown at No. 8. "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" had been No. 1 for eight weeks back in late summer, but this week it sits at No. 8 for a third straight week.
"Tonight" falls to No. 7 after two weeks at No. 6. That may be a bummer for Seether, but the band got some good news recently when it was announced that Billboard declared the group's "Country Song" the Active Rock Song of the Year. Plus, Seether were selected as the year's No. 1 Active Rock Artist, as well as the No. 1 Heritage Rock Artist of 2011.
Speaking of "Walk," it takes a bit of a tumble, falling two spots to No. 5. Still, don't feel too sad for "Walk": It ended up as the No. 3 Rock Song of 2011, according to Billboard and Nielsen BDS. (What was No. 1? Why, Foo Fighters' "Rope," of course, which was at No. 1 for 20 weeks.)
One of the signs of the popularity of a rock song is that even when its No. 1 reign ends, it stays high on the chart for weeks afterward. Such is the case with Bush's "The Sound of Winter," which after sitting atop our countdown for five weeks is at No. 2 for a second straight week.