There's no fun.
in this week's Top 10 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart
. The New York band's "We Are Young," which spent a week at No. 1, falls out of the countdown, making room for an older song reentering the Top 10.
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M83's "Midnight City" exited the Top 10 last week, but the dance collective fronted by Anthony Gonzalez are back, returning to the No. 10 spot. The Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
single never got higher than No. 7, but rock fans have liked the track enough to keep it on our countdown for 11 of the last 12 weeks.
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"It's Time" was last week's sole entry, and this week the Imagine Dragons track moves up a spot to No. 9. The band came together in Las Vegas, which, guitarist Wayne Sermon says
, is "not as saturated as New York or L.A. where you're just one of a million bands. There's a resurgence of culture there that people don't really tend to know about."
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are in a holding pattern. For a second straight week, the title track to last year's Hats Off to the Bull
sits at No. 8.
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Just as The Avengers
is slowly moving out of theaters, so too is Soundgarden
's contribution to the soundtrack, "Live to Rise," losing steam on our countdown. After two weeks at No. 6, the song drops a spot.
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This is the lowest that "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been on our countdown since early February. Gotye
's platinum-selling smash falls two places to No. 6. Over a span of time between March and May, "Somebody That I Used to Know" was in the No. 1 spot seven times.
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This week's high-risers are Of Monsters and Men, but there's an important caveat. First, the good news: "Little Talks" leaps up from No. 7 to No. 5. However, the single didn't record significant gains in sales or airplay, which means its forward progress might have been helped by the precipitous plunge of Soundgarden and Gotye. Keep an eye out for OMAM over the next couple weeks to see if they can keep the momentum going.
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Days Go By
was released this week, and the album's first single, the title track, continues to be a hit with rock fans. After two weeks at No. 5, the Offspring are now at No. 4.
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Like Imagine Dragons and Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove are part of a crop of new bands that have made an impact this year on the Rock Songs chart. Their breakthrough single "Tongue Tied" sits at No. 3 for a second consecutive week.
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"Gold on the Ceiling" is one of the year's best songs
, but my good feelings toward the Black Keys track are not nearly enough to push it into the top spot on our countdown. For a sixth straight week, "Gold on the Ceiling" is at No. 2.
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are the champs of the Rock Songs chart for a seventh week in a row with "Burn It Down." The band will be starting their North American
tour in August, where I think it's safe to say they'll be playing a ton off of Living Things