This week's Billboard Rock Songs chart has some big news in the Top 10. First, Five Finger Death Punch's "Remember Everything" has fallen out of the countdown. Second, two bands have two songs in the Top 10. And perhaps most intriguing of all, we have a brand new No. 1...
Our sole debut in the Top 10 comes from a band that's been on our countdown for a good long while now. "Gold on the Ceiling" from the Black Keys has been used in all the promos for the NCAA college basketball tournament, but even if you don't like hoops it's easy to enjoy this El Camino track. It checks in at No. 10.
The making of "These Days" was chronicled in Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, a documentary about the history of the band that won the Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. "These Days" peaked at No. 2, held out of the top spot by the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy," and this week the Wasting Light smash falls a spot from No. 3 to No. 4.
Apparently, a lot of rock fans want more "fun." -- as in, the New York band who spell their name in lowercase letters and a period at the end. Their hit single, "We Are Young," was featured in a Chevy Sonic commercial, and on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, it's our highest climber, jumping two places to No. 3.
The reign of "Lonely Boy" has ended. After 14 weeks at No. 1 -- the second-longest run ever at the top of our chart -- the Black Keys single drops to No. 2.
So, who dethroned the Black Keys? Wouter "Wally" De Backer, whom the world knows better as Gotye. The Australian musician had a No. 1 smash in his homeland last year with the melancholy indie-pop song "Somebody That I Used to Know," and it's been nearly as popular in the States, scoring high on both the pop and alternative charts. This week, Gotye rises one spot on our countdown to become our new No. 1.