This week on the Billboard Rock Songs chart
, we have to part ways with Red Hot Chili Peppers
. Their latest single, "Monarchy of Roses," only got as high as No. 7, but now it's fallen out of the Top 10, which opens up the door for a veteran punk band from Chicago...
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"Satellite" is the third single from Rise Against
's most recent album, Endgame
, to make the countdown. This week, it crashes the Top 10, becoming our only new entry. (By the way, Endgame
's biggest hit? That was "Help Is on the Way," which peaked at No. 2.)
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For three of the last four weeks, Florence and the Machine
have been at No. 9 with "Shake It Out." (The week they weren't, they were at No. 10.) Interestingly, this isn't even the most recent single from Ceremonials
: That would be "No Light, No Light," which has yet to make an impact on the Billboard
Rock Songs chart.
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"Paradise" is in danger of dropping out of countdown. The Coldplay
hit falls another notch to No. 8. Still, the single from Mylo Xyloto
has been certified platinum, which is only the second Coldplay single to accomplish that feat. (The other was "Viva la Vida.")
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Very slowly -- very, very
slowly -- rock fans are finally getting tired of "Walk." The Foo Fighters
No. 1 hit drops to No. 7 after six weeks at No. 6. The single first hit the Top 10 in July.
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"Bully" keeps on truckin'. In only its third week on our chart, the Shinedown
track jumps up two more spots to No. 6. The band's new disc, Amaryllis
, comes out March 27: Maybe its first single will have hit No. 1 by that point?
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Our countdown's oldest song -- other than "Walk," of course -- is "The Sound of Winter," the unlikely comeback smash for the recently reunited Bush
. After three weeks at No. 4, the track tumbles one spot to No. 5. Next up for Bush: a opening slot on Nickelback's upcoming tour
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Hardcore rock fans probably don't love "Somebody That I Used to Know." Gotye's breakout smash doesn't feature pounding drums or screaming guitar solos. Honestly, it's more indie-pop than traditional rock. But that isn't keeping it from rushing up the Rock Songs chart. This week, it moves up another spot to No. 4.
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And now... we hit the logjam. For a fourth consecutive week, Chevelle
have to hang tight at No. 3 with "Face to the Floor." And considering who's above them on our countdown, it's hard to envision Chevelle advancing any further.
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Will Wasting Light
win the Grammy for Album of the Year
? This isn't the first time that Foo Fighters have faced this situation: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
was also nominated for the big prize but failed to win. Meanwhile, the group's most recent hit single, "These Days," is at No. 2 for a fifth week in a row.
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Who's gonna stop the Black Keys? Apparently, no one in sight: For a ninth straight week, "Lonely Boy" takes the top spot on our chart. The band's biggest hit of all time, "Tighten Up," held on to No. 1 for 12 weeks. All of a sudden, that accomplishment doesn't seem so out of reach for "Lonely Boy."