On this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart, there aren't any new songs in the Top 10, although there is a new No. 1. Well, it's not a new No. 1: It's a song that was in the top spot about two months ago.
Also jumping up two spots this week is Seether's "Tonight." A big, rousing sing-along song, "Tonight" is the sort of openhearted rock anthem that could do very well on our chart. The question is whether it will top "Country Song," which had a lengthy stay at No. 2 on the countdown.
After jumping up two spots last week, "Up All Night" gains no ground this week, holding steady at No. 6. Blink-182 are about ready to release their new album, Neighborhoods, which is their first in eight years. Are fans excited for the return of the punk-pop trio? It's hard to know for sure since "Up All Night" hasn't exactly set our chart on fire. However, on the Alternative Songs chart the track is currently at No. 3.
For Foster the People, it's a glass half-full/half-empty proposition. On the plus side, their song "Pumped Up Kicks" remains popular on the Rock Songs chart. Unfortunately, it's not popular enough to rise higher than No. 3: That's where it sits for an eighth week in a row. In the meantime, keep an eye out for another single off Torches, "Helena Beat," which is starting to make some rumblings on the lower levels of the charts.
The reign of "Rain Dance Maggie" is over. (At least for now, anyway.) The lead single from Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, I'm With You, falls to No. 2 after eight weeks in the top spot. But considering that the song recorded gains in sales and airplay this week, there's every reason to believe it might reclaim No. 1 in the near future.
So what unseated the Chili Peppers? Why the very same song that "Rain Dance Maggie" knocked out of the top spot. After hanging tough at No. 2 for eight weeks, Foo Fighters' "Walk" is back at No. 1. The final track off Wasting Light, "Walk" simply wasn't ready to walk off into the sunset.