If there's a noticeable lack of Mylo Xyloto in this week's countdown, there's a reason: Coldplay's "Paradise" has fallen out of the Top 10 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart. That makes room for a debut from one of 2011's biggest rookie sensations...
Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" was one of 2011's biggest hits, landing at No. 4 on the year-end Billboard Rock Songs chart. Now the trio are back with "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)." Featured in a Nissan commercial, the Torches track is this week's sole debut, claiming the No. 9 spot.
"We Are Young" is currently the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, one of the very few times you'll see the country's biggest pop tune on our chart as well. The creators of that sensation, the New York group fun., move up one spot to No. 5 on the Rock Songs chart.
Shinedown hang out at No. 4 for a second week in a row with "Bully." Discussing the band's forthcoming album, Amaryllis, frontman Brent Smith said, "It's a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we're about." That should cover everybody, right?
It's almost been a year exactly since Wasting Light came out. Since then, it's been No. 1 hits, lots of Grammys and a general rebirth of one of rock's most vibrant veteran bands. Not that any of that helps "These Days" on our countdown. Failing to top our chart -- it did reside at No. 2 for seven weeks -- "These Days" is at No. 3 for a second consecutive week.
"We Are Young" isn't the only Rock Songs entry in the Top 10 of the Hot 100. The other is "Somebody That I Used to Know," which currently sits at No. 9 on that chart. (It's also No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart.) Back on our countdown, Gotye is at No. 2 for a second straight week.
The Black Keys make it a lucky 13 weeks at the top of the chart with "Lonely Boy." This is the first single from the band's recent El Camino, but another track may soon be putting in an appearance in the Top 10 as well: "Gold on the Ceiling" is quickly rising up the Rock Songs chart and currently is at No. 15.