For a second straight week, the Top 10 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart contains not a single new track. Can Linkin Park maintain their dominance at No. 1? Will the Black Keys finally hit the top spot with "Gold on the Ceiling"? The answers are below...
"Midnight City," the Rock Songs chart just can't quit you. Though the M83 track has only gotten as high as No. 7 on our countdown, "Midnight City" refuses to fall out of the Top 10. This week, it's at No. 10 for a second consecutive week.
Because Soundgarden have been out of the public eye for over a decade, I was curious how rock fans would respond to their reunion. The chart performance of "Live to Rise" has proved to be inconclusive. The track was at No. 4 for three weeks, but it's suddenly losing altitude fast, dropping down to No. 6.
The Offspring are this week's higher climbers. "Days Go By" bolts up two more spots to No. 5. Frontman Dexter Holland recently described the song like this: "Time marches on. We have to get through life and pull ourselves up by our boot straps. No one is going to do it for you. At the same time, there's a message of hope, and I wanted that to come across."
Grouplove continue their strong, steady surge up the Rock Songs chart. A little more than two months after debuting in the Top 10, "Tongue Tied" moves up another spot to No. 4.
For a fourth straight week, it's close but no cigar for the Black Keys: "Gold on the Ceiling" once again is at No. 2. Recently, the band performed the song (and "Lonely Boy") on the MTV Movie Awards, and they had a special guest join them on guitar: Johnny Depp. (The actor's been hanging out with rock stars a bit lately.)
Linkin Park claim the top spot on the Rock Songs countdown for a fifth week in a row with "Burn It Down." The band's Living Things arrives in stores on June 26, but before then you'll be able to hear another track from the album, "Powerless," during the end credits of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.