Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" was No. 1 over 11 weeks during the summer. But as we all know, summer is long gone. The Living Things single exits the Top 10 of this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart. But that's just the beginning of all the activity going on in the countdown...
Of Monsters and Men hang out at No. 10 for a third week in a row with "Little Talks." The single off My Head Is an Animal peaked at No. 3 back in July.
For most of the last 10 months, the Black Keys have had at least one song in the Top 10, either "Lonely Boy" or "Gold on the Ceiling." The last couple weeks have been Black Keys-free, but the duo return to our countdown with the third single from El Camino. "Little Black Submarines" is our sole debut, landing at No. 8.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is in the midst of rehab for substance abuse after an onstage rant at a show in Las Vegas. (The revelation muted the enthusiasm for the release of the band's new album Uno!, to be sure.) On our chart, the band's single "Oh Love" suffers a terrible plunge, dropping five places to No. 7.
"Too Close" got very close to hitting No. 1, sitting at No. 2 for three straight weeks. But now Alex Clare is falling fast: His breakthrough smash moves down a notch to No. 5.
Imagine Dragons are one of two bands to experience a huge jump up the chart. Their single "It's Time" flies up three spots to No. 4, which represents their highest position on our countdown. That's even more impressive when you consider that, at one point, "It's Time" had fallen out of the Top 10 entirely.
Despite all the moving and shaking on this week's Rock Songs chart, we still have the same No. 1. "Ho Hey" from the Lumineers holds on to the top spot for a second straight week. (It's also No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart.) Now we'll have to wait and see if it has enough juice to keep Mumford & Sons at bay.