This week's Billboard Rock Songs chart is ready to go, but we're leaving Theory of a Deadman at the station. The Canadian group's hit "Lowlife" falls out of the Top 10, making room for a new entry from a veteran punk band. But who's No. 1? There's only one way to find out...
"Country Song," the lead single off Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, may not be on our chart much longer. After peaking at No. 2 over the summer, the Seether single drops another spot to No. 10. But fear not, Seether fans: We haven't heard the last from them on this week's countdown.
Rise Against see a second single from their latest album, Endgame, enter the Top 10. "Make It Stop (September's Children)" is this week's sole debut, landing at No. 8. The track speaks out against gay bullying, inspired by a recent rash of suicides by gay teens. The band's previous hit, "Help Is on the Way," got as high as No. 3 on the chart.
Blink-182 released their long-awaited comeback album Neighborhoods this week, but on our countdown the record's lead single is losing momentum. After two weeks at No. 6, "Up All Night" drops one spot. In the meantime, the punk-pop trio are touring North America and waiting to see how Neighborhoods performs on the Billboard chart.
"Tonight" is making nice, steady progress on our chart. This week, the latest Seether hit moves up another spot. The band recently announced they'd be participating in 3 Doors Down's Better Life Foundation concert on November 19. The foundation supports children's charities as well as providing assistance to those in Mississippi affected by Hurricane Katrina.
So, how's the Bush comeback going? Not too bad: For a second week in a row -- and for a third time in the last four weeks -- their single "The Sound of Winter" is at No. 4. That's where it also sits on the Alternative Songs chart. Now all they need to do is convince one of the band's above them to finally give up one of their spots.
There are three members of Foster the People, and No. 3 seems to be the place their breakthrough single is going to stay for the rest of eternity. Well, probably not, but that's where "Pumped Up Kicks" sits for a ninth week in a row.
The Foo are still walking all over the competition. For a second week in a row -- and a third time overall -- "Walk" is the king of the Billboard Rock Songs chart. Seriously, let's hear it for this band: They've been at No. 1 for 23 out of the last 31 weeks. And even when they weren't at No. 1, they had a song at No. 2. So, yeah, it's their rock world, we just live in it.