There are no new entries in the Top 10 of this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart, but it's looking very likely that we may have a new No. 1 song very soon. Let's start the countdown, which features bullies, satellites, lonely boys and some walking...
When last we saw Bush, things weren't looking good. Their hit single, "The Sound of Winter," had just dropped three spots to No. 9, its future in the countdown seeming pretty uncertain. Well, this week they pull out of that tailspin: The track from The Sea of Memories bounces back up to No. 8.
Last week, fun. had our highest debut with "We Are Young." In their second week on the countdown, the indie-pop trio move up one place to No. 6. Their new disc, Some Nights, just debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart.
It appears that "These Days" won't be Foo Fighters' third No. 1 hit from Wasting Light. After seven weeks at No. 2, the track loses ground, falling back to No. 3.
Seven weeks ago, "Somebody That I Used to Know" entered our countdown at No. 10. In a short span of time, Gotye's indie-pop smash has risen to No. 2, with the top spot very much in its sight.
But if Gotye wants to hit No. 1, he's gonna have to knock off our current champions. For a 12th straight week, the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" is the king of the Rock Songs chart. The duo had one other song, "Tighten Up," hit No. 1 for 12 weeks, but those were nonconsecutive weeks. As far as "Lonely Boy" is concerned, there are two important questions left to answer: (1) How much longer can it hold on to No. 1?; and (2) where did it rank on my list of the Black Keys' 10 Best Tracks?