This is an historic week on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, but it's not because of any artist in the Top 10. Instead, it's because of a band who isn't on our countdown. For the first time since the March 5, 2011 chart, Foo Fighters are nowhere to be found, as "These Days" falls out of the Top 10. Interestingly, three bands from that chart are on this week's countdown.
The Offspring haven't released an album in four years, but they'll be returning on June 26 with Days Go By. The album's title track, a breezy blast of '90s alt-rock nostalgia, is this week's sole new entry, landing at No. 9.
Another week, another spot up the chart for Of Monsters and Men. "Little Talks" debuted in the Top 10 two weeks ago at No. 10. Last week, it moved up one place, and this week it does the same, sitting pretty at No. 8.
For a fourth straight week, Grouplove hang out at No. 6. "Tongue Tied" is having a little better luck on the Alternative Songs chart, where it currently resides at No. 3.
If "Gold on the Ceiling" ends up in the top spot, it will have gone about it a little differently than the Black Keys' last single, "Lonely Boy." That song was in the Top 10 for all of six weeks when it hit No. 1, staying there for an impressive 14 weeks. By comparison, this is already the 10th week on our countdown for "Gold on the Ceiling." But the El Camino single still has plenty of gas in the tank: It moves up a notch to No. 2.
For a second week in a row, Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" sits at No. 1. You'd have to think this bodes well for the release of their forthcoming disc, Living Things, which hits stores on June 26. In fact, it seems rather likely it'll be the band's fifth album to top the Billboard chart.