The Top 10 on this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart
is notable for several reasons. For one, it's the first in a while to feature 10 separate bands, meaning that no artist has more than one track in the countdown. Second, it has two debuts, which is a real rarity. The third interesting wrinkle I won't reveal yet, but you'll probably figure it out as you scroll down the page.
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Our first of two debuts belongs to AWOLNATION, an indie-rock group fronted by Aaron Bruno. "Sail" is a dark, electronic-infused rock song off their debut disc, Megalithic Symphony
, which dropped back in March.
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"Paradise" is our highest debut of the week. The Coldplay single, from their forthcoming Mylo Xyloto
, lands at No. 9, hoping to better the performance of the album's previous single, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall," which peaked at No. 5. "Paradise" has a sweeping, anthem-ready quality, which might make it a fan favorite off the new disc.
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Last week's sole debut, "Make It Stop (September's Children)," doesn't gain any ground this week. For the second week in a row, Rise Against
hold on to the No. 8 spot.
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"Up All Night" got as high as No. 6 on our countdown, but for the last two weeks the Blink-182
single has had to make do with No. 7. The single comes from the band's strong new album, Neighborhoods
, and if you haven't seen the video for "Up All Night,"
it does a good job of showing off the back-and-forth vocals of bandmates Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus.
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"Country Song," the first single off Seether's Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray
, reached No. 2. That track has finally left the Top 10, but the follow-up, "Tonight," hangs tough at No. 6 for a second week.
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have to be happy with No. 5 for a third consecutive week. "Not Again," the lead single from Staind
, peaked at No. 4. This new album is the last with longtime drummer Jon Wysocki before he quit the group
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For a third week in a row, Bush
are at No. 4 with "The Sound of Winter." The U.K. group can't seem to get over that hurdle on our countdown -- they've been at No. 4 now for four of the last five weeks -- but on the Alternative Songs chart, "The Sound of Winter" is now up to No. 3.
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Are you noticing a pattern on this week's countdown? If your song didn't debut in the Top 10 this week, than your song stayed exactly where it was last week. That means that Foster the People are No. 3 for a 10th week in a row. Will their standing change any after performing on Saturday Night Live
on October 8? We'll find out next week.
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After eight weeks at No. 1, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" resides at No. 2 for a third consecutive week. Red Hot Chili Peppers
have announced that the second single off I'm With You
will be "Monarchy of Roses," which is the album's opening track.
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For the first time in seven months, "Rope" is not in the Top 10. Not that it matters all that much: The second single off Wasting Light
, "Walk," is at No. 1 for a third straight week and for a fourth time overall.