Look out below! After sitting comfortably at No. 6 last week, Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" plummets out of the Top 10 on this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart. But an Icelandic band's departure makes room for an English group's debut...
Imagine Dragons are one of three bands in our Top 10 who will be squaring off for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. These guys have to be considered the underdog in that category -- just like they are on our countdown. For a second straight week, "It's Time" hangs at No. 10.
For a second week, "Tongue Tied" holds down the No. 9 spot. With Grouplove's breakout track winding down its stay on the chart, it's worth pointing out that the quintet have already started gathering momentum for the follow-up single, "Itchin' on a Photograph," which they performed on Conan in early August.
Our sole new entry is by Muse. Their forthcoming album, The 2nd Law, arrives on October 2, three years and a month after The Resistance. The album's first single to crack our countdown, "Madness," finds itself at No. 8. Flavored with electronic beats, the song builds to a rousing finale. I have a feeling it might be on our countdown for a good long while.
Probably the cheeriest sing-along track on our countdown, the romantic "Ho Hey" has been in the Top 10 for about a month now. The Lumineers don't gain any ground this week, though: For a second straight week, they're at No. 5.
In my time covering the Billboard Rock Songs chart, "Too Close" is the first song to enter the Top 10, immediately fall out of the Top 10, and then perform this well. Alex Clare's modern-rock tune moves up from No. 3 to No. 2. "Too Close" is already the king of the Alternative Songs chart -- is our countdown next?
Green Day are taking a risk with their ambitious plans to release three albums in the span of four months. (The first disc, Uno!, arrives September 25.) But if the first single is any indication, fans are very happy to have some Green Day in their lives. "Oh Love" claims the top spot for a fourth straight week -- and a fifth week overall.