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Top 10 Billboard Rock Songs - October 13, 2012

You Won't Have to "Wait" Too Long to See Who's No. 1


"Oh Love," the latest smash from Green Day, lodged seven weeks at No. 1, but on this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart, it plummets four spots to No. 11. That means we have to make room for a new entry in the Top 10 while we prepare for another showdown between two folk-rock hits that are battling it out for No. 1...

10. Linkin Park - "Lost in the Echo"

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"Burn It Down" -- the first single from Linkin Park's latest album, Living Things -- spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on our countdown before finally exiting the Top 10 last week. But fear not, LP fans: The band's follow-up track, "Lost in the Echo," makes its chart debut this week, landing at No. 10.

9. Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks"

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For three weeks in a row, "Little Talks" was trapped at No. 10, but this week Of Monsters and Men gain a little ground, moving up a spot to No. 9. The Icelandic band first hit the Top 10 back in May, making "Little Talks" the oldest song on our countdown.

8. fun. - "Some Nights"

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fun. could be about ready to exit the Top 10. "Some Nights" peaked at No. 3 for two weeks, but now it's slip-sliddin' away, down two more notches this week to No. 8. But the news isn't all sad for the New York trio: "Some Nights" was recently certified platinum, and Some Nights has just gone gold.

7. Three Days Grace - "Chalk Outline"

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Three Days Grace's new album, Transit of Venus, dropped October 2, and its first single is working its way up the chart. "Chalk Outline" moves up from No. 9 to No. 7.

6. The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines"

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Three Days Grace aren't the only band to advance two places up our countdown. The Black Keys entered the Top 10 last week with their latest single, "Little Black Submarines," which landed at No. 8. This week, the El Camino single is at No. 6.

5. Alex Clare - "Too Close"

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Photo courtesy Universal.
"Too Close" is featured over the end credits of Taken 2, and on our countdown Alex Clare hangs out at No. 5 for a second straight week.

4. Imagine Dragons - "It's Time"

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Photo courtesy Total Assault.
Imagine Dragons hang tough at No. 4 for a second week in a row with "It's Time." The song was recorded about two years ago and has appeared on a couple of the band's EPs before showing up on their first full-length effort, Night Visions, which hit stores on September 4.

3. Muse - "Madness"

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Muse released their recent album, The 2nd Law, on October 2, and the single "Madness" entered the Top 10 five weeks. It's at No. 3 for a second consecutive week.

2. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"

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Photo courtesy Big Hassle.
The Lumineers snagged the top spot on the Rock Songs chart for two weeks with their heartfelt "Ho Hey." But that run ends now: Their gold-certified single drops to No. 2. By the way, you can catch them as a supporting act on Dave Matthews Band's upcoming tour.

1. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"

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Photo courtesy Big Hassle.
Sigh No More, the debut album from Mumford & Sons, launched two singles into the Top 10 -- "The Cave" and "Little Lion Man" -- but neither of them went to the top of the Rock Songs chart. With their new album, Babel, they've finally snagged their first No. 1. "I Will Wait" bounds up a spot to be our new king of the countdown.
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