One of the year's biggest hits drops out of the Top 10 on this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart. Yes, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" is gone, as is M83's "Midnight City." So let's say hello to two new entries -- and see if our chart champion can hang on to No. 1 yet again...
Our first of two debuts this week comes from Alex Clare, who combines dance and dubstep. "Too Close" is off his first album, The Lateness of the Hour, and it lands at No. 10. And even if you think you haven't heard this song, you may have: "Too Close" was featured in an ad for Internet Explorer earlier this year.
For the second time in three weeks, Imagine Dragons are at No. 6 with "It's Time." (Last week, they lost a little altitude, slipping to No. 7.) The Las Vegas quartet made their national television debut on July 16 when they performed the song on The Tonight Show.
For a while there, Grouplove were zooming up the charts, peaking at No. 3 for three weeks in a row. Since then, though, "Tongue Tied" has stumbled: This week, the Never Trust a Happy Song smash falls another spot to No. 5.
On the Alternative Songs chart, Of Monsters and Men have been at No. 1 with "Little Talks" for two weeks. On the Rock Songs chart, the story isn't quite as rosy, but the breakthrough single from My Head Is an Animal has been at No. 3 for two straight weeks, hoping our long-ensconced No. 1 and No. 2 will eventually fall from the top of the chart.
The Black Keys will be heading to Europe in August, but on our countdown, "Gold on the Ceiling" is going nowhere. The El Camino track is hanging out at No. 2 for a ninth consecutive week.
I wasn't surprised that "Burn It Down" was a big hit with rock fans, but I'm not sure I would have guessed just how big it was going to be. For a 10th straight week, the Linkin Park single sits at No. 1. Perhaps just as impressive, the band's Living Things is at No. 6 on the Billboard album chart after three weeks, a rarity at a time when rock albums tend to plummet fast after strong first-week sales. And if all this wasn't enough, keep an eye out for the follow-up single, "Lost in the Echo," which is already starting to make waves on radio.