Florence and the Machine's "Shake It Out" falls out of the Top 10 of this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart, which means we've got room for a new song. And it's from a band you might think are "fun." That's a hint. (OK, fine, kind of a silly one.)
Coldplay just announced that they're going to play Jimmy Kimmel Live! right after the Academy Awards, but on our countdown they're not doing much of anything. For a third week in a row, "Paradise" is at No. 8. In the meantime, watch out for the next single from Mylo Xyloto, "Charlie Brown," which currently sits at No. 25 on the Rock Songs chart.
This week's sole debut lands all the way up at No. 7. It's from a New York City band that call themselves fun., and, yes, that's a lower-case "F" and a period at the end. "We Are Young" is from their new album, Some Nights, which is their second full-length. The poppy single features buzzy R&B singer Janelle Monae.
For a few weeks, "Bully" had been making nice strides up the Rock Songs chart. But now the Shinedown single finds itself stuck at No. 5 for a second week in a row. But the lead single from Amaryllis is still logging gains in sales and airplay, so there's a chance the song still has plenty of life left in it.
On the Alternative Songs chart, "Somebody That I Used to Know" is the new No. 1 song in the land. No such luck on our countdown: For a second week in a row, Gotye's indie-pop smash has to hang at No. 3.
"Lonely Boy" remains the most popular song on the Rock Songs chart. The Black Keys have now been at No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks. And when you factor in the band's "Tighten Up," which was No. 1 for 12 weeks, the blues-rock duo have been in the top spot 23 of the last 67 weeks. (The only band that's done better during that period? Foo Fighters, who have been at No. 1 for 28 weeks.) Anyway, you should probably go see the Black Keys on tour and congratulate them in person for their impressive feat.