This week's Top 10 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart doesn't feature any new entries, but watch out: "Everybody Talks" from Neon Trees is currently at No. 11 and poised to break into the countdown soon. In the meantime, let's look at this week's chart, in which no track moves up or down more than one spot...
An unusual occurrence happened to Of Monsters and Men this week on the chart. Although "Little Talks" experienced gains in sales and airplay, the track still falls a spot, landing at No. 8. Apparently, the song that took its place at No. 7 has even greater increases.
That song would be "Days Go By," which entered the Top 10 two weeks ago. Since then, the latest single from the Offspring has been making gradual progress up the chart, moving up one spot to No. 7. The band's new album, also called Days Go By, is slated for release on June 26.
"Tongue Tied" had been tied up at No. 6 for five weeks, but at last Grouplove surge forward. The summery indie-pop hit is now at No. 5.
Gotye sits at No. 3 for a third week in a row with "Somebody That I Used to Know," which previously had been No. 1 for seven nonconsecutive weeks. Gotye has a new single, "Eyes Wide Open," which has made some inroads on pop radio in the States but hasn't yet had any impact on rock radio.
For 14 weeks, the Black Keys held down the No. 1 position with "Lonely Boy." Is "Gold on the Ceiling" ever going to make it to the mountaintop? For a third straight week, the El Camino rocker is in the runner-up position.
That means that our winner yet again is Linkin Park and their single "Burn It Down." The band's new album, Living Things, arrives June 26, and there's a decent chance "Burn It Down" might still be on top by that time. By the way, the night before the album comes out, the band will be screening a concert film in select theaters.