On this week's Billboard Rock Songs chart, the big news might very well be that Seether's "Tonight" falls out of the Top 10 after almost five months. That opens the door for another popular post-grunge group ... but it does nothing to change who rules our countdown once again.
Shinedown's forthcoming album, Amaryllis, hits stores March 27. In the meantime, the record's first single, "Bully," is our sole debut, landing at No. 10. Amaryllis is the group's long-awaited follow-up to The Sound of Madness, their 2008 platinum-selling disc that contained five hit singles. That's a lot for Amaryllis to live up to.
"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single off I'm With You, was a No. 1 smash for eight straight weeks. The follow-up single doesn't look like it's gonna have the same staying power. "Monarchy of Roses" got as high as No. 7 but this week drops to No. 8. Perhaps anticipating that audiences aren't loving these "Roses," Red Hot Chili Peppers just unveiled the video for another single, "Look Around."
This week's high climber is "Somebody That I Used to Know." Last week, the Gotye single landed at No. 10, but now it's jumped up three spots to No. 7.
In 2011, seven different songs hit No. 1, an indication that when rock audiences love a song, they'll love it for many weeks in a row. Thus far in 2012, there's only been one. For a seventh straight week, "Lonely Boy" sits atop the Rock Songs chart. The song comes from El Camino, the band's seventh and their highest-charting, peaking at No. 2. The Black Keys' last record, Brothers, was their first to go gold. El Camino has already done the same.