This week on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, the Top 10 contains the same 10 songs as last week -- but not in the same order. That leaves the door open for some surprises, but if you thought anybody was going to come around and dislodge our current champion from the top of the countdown, you are very much mistaken.
With "Monarch of Roses" slipping a bit, it's up to the Chili Peppers' other hit, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," to pick up the slack. After weeks of slow decline, the single rises one spot to No. 8.
For a third week in a row, "Tonight" sits at No. 7. The group will be touring in Australia and New Zealand before teaming with 3 Doors Down for a stint across Europe that runs from February to March.
The third biggest hit off Wasting Light, "These Days," is our huge climber of the week, vaulting up two spots to No. 3. The album's other two smashes -- "Walk" and "Rope" -- both lodged major time at No. 1. Will "These Days" complete the hat trick? I think it's very possible, although our current No. 1 is showing some real legs.
The Black Keys took some shots at Nickelback in a recent interview in Rolling Stone, complaining that the Canadian group are responsible for the sad state of rock music. "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," drummer Patrick Carney said. Well, if you look at our countdown, the Black Keys are far more popular. For the fourth week in a row, "Lonely Boy" sits atop the Rock Songs chart. That will probably make Carney a lot happier about rock's future.