If you enjoy movement in the Top 10, you're going to love this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart. Grouplove's "Tongue Tied" leaves the countdown after five months, and six of the 10 tracks on the chart move up or down at least two spots. If all that wasn't enough, we have a new No. 1 -- and it's from a very new band...
"Little Talks" is in the midst of its second stint in the Top 10 -- it dropped out of the countdown back in early September -- but so far its return engagement has been an unexciting one. For a second week, the Of Monsters and Men track hangs out at No. 10.
With "Some Nights," fun. were hoping to become the fourth act in the three-year history of the Rock Songs chart to place two singles from the same album at No. 1. (The others: Alice in Chains with Black Gives Way to Blue, Foo Fighters with Wasting Light, and Three Days Grace with Life Starts Now.) But unlike "We Are Young," it looks like "Some Nights" just doesn't have the juice. After two weeks at No. 3, the track falls to No. 5.
Another high-charting track that appears to have run out of gas, "Too Close" drops two spots to No. 4. Alex Clare's breakout smash had been at No. 2 for three weeks.
The new No. 1 song on the Rock Songs chart is from a folk band and features an acoustic guitar and a mandolin. Leaping up an impressive three spots to supplant "Oh Love" as king of the countdown, the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" comes off their self-titled debut record. What's even more impressive is that "Oh Love" is their very first single. Not a bad start to a young band's career.