Billboard's all-time top rock digital songs

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Billboard's all-time top rock digital songs

Post by stevejazz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:49 pm

A few weeks ago I posted the leaders in Billboard's jazz and blues digital song charts from January 2010 (when the charts began) through December 2018. Now I'm posting the leaders in the rock digital song charts for the same period.

Whereas the jazz and blues leaders were comprehensive, there are some gaps in the rock leaders, as I'm missing some charts from 2017 and 2014. But the list--which is dominated by songs from 2009 onward (with 80 of the top 100)--is still extremely interesting. Imagine Dragons is a real powerhouse here. Queen had always done well, and became even bigger after the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" returned many of their songs to the chart.

1.Radioactive (2012) - Imagine Dragons (28 weeks at #1, 434 total weeks)
2.Hey Soul Sister (2009) - Train (28 weeks at #1, 143 total weeks)
3.Don’t Stop Believin’ (1981) - Journey (#7 peak, 388 weeks)
4.Sounds of Silence (2016) - Disturbed (24 weeks at #1, 153 total weeks)
5.Heathens (2016) - 21 Pilots (28 weeks at #1, 70 total weeks)
6.Eye of the Tiger (1982) - Survivor (#9 peak, 295 weeks)
7.Rolling In the Deep (2011) - Adele (15 weeks at #1, 144 total weeks)
8.Take Me to Church (2014) - Hozier (20 weeks at #1, 92 total weeks)
9.Shut Up and Dance (2014) - Walk the Moon (17 weeks at #1, 114 total weeks)
10.Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) - Queen (1 week at #1, 262 total weeks)

11.Thunderstruck (1990) - AC/DC (#4 peak, 275 weeks)
12.Sail (2011) - AWOL Nation (#2 peak, 268 weeks)
13.Stressed Out (2015) - 21 Pilots (16 weeks at #1, 104 total weeks)
14.Thunder (2017) - Imagine Dragons (15 weeks at #1, 87 total weeks)
15.Someone Like You (2011) - Adele (15 weeks at #1, 85 total weeks)
16.Somebody That I Used to Know (2012) - Gotye featuring Kimbra (13 weeks at #1, 101 total weeks)
17.Royals (2013) - Lorde (14 weeks at #1, 88 total weeks)
18.Ex’s and Oh’s (2015) - Elle King (14 weeks at #1, 88 total weeks)
19.Some Nights (2012) - Fun (15 weeks at #1, 73 total weeks)
20.Ho Hey (2012) - Lumineers (12 weeks at #1, 97 total weeks)

21.Pompeii (2012) - Bastille (10 weeks at #1, 101 total weeks)
22.Believer (2017) - Imagine Dragons (10 weeks at #1, 99 total weeks)
23.Demons (2012) - Imagine Dragons (#2 peak, 178 weeks)
24.My Songs Know What You Did last Summer (2013) - Fall Out Boy (3 weeks at #1, 152 total weeks)
25.I Won’t Give Up (2012) - Jason Mraz (2 weeks at #1, 159 total weeks)
26.Pumped Up Kicks (2011) - Foster the People (6 weeks at #1, 113 total weeks)
27.I’m Yours (2008) - Jason Mraz (#8 peak, 172 weeks)
28.Viva la Vida (2008) - Coldplay (#3 peak, 158 weeks)
29.We Are Young (2012) - Fun featuring Janelle Monae (7 weeks at #1, 94 total weeks)
30.Home (2012) - Philip Phillips (5 weeks at #1, 110 total weeks)

31.Whatever It Takes (2017) - Imagine Dragons (14 weeks at #1, 36 total weeks)
32.Marry Me (2010) - Train (10 weeks at #1, 45 total weeks)
33.Secrets (2010) - One Republic (7 weeks at #1, 72 total weeks)
34.Dog Days Are Over (2010) - Florence & the Machine (1 week at #1, 121 total weeks)
35.Natural (2018) - Imagine Dragons (12 weeks at #1, 23 total weeks)
36.Hotel California (1977) - The Eagles (#6 peak, 131 total weeks)
37.Set Fire to the Rain (2011) - Adele (6 weeks at #1, 68 total weeks)
38.Little Lion Man (2010) - Mumford & Sons (#3 peak, 120 weeks)
39.Animal (2010) - Neon Trees (7 weeks at #1, 55 total weeks)
40.Let Her Go (2012) - Passenger (2 weeks at #1, 102 total weeks)

41.She Will Be Loved (2004) - Maroon 5 (#8 peak, 113 weeks)
42.Centuries (2015) - Fall Out Boy (2 weeks at #1, 94 total weeks)
43.Ride (2015) - 21 Pilots (6 weeks at #1, 54 total weeks)
44.Young and Beautiful (2013) - Lana del Rey (#2 peak, 104 weeks)
45.Feel It Still (2017) - Portugal the Man (3 weeks at #1, 81 total weeks)
46.Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) (2001) - Train (#8 peak, 110 weeks)
47.High Hopes (2018) - Panic at the Disco (8 weeks at #1, 30 total weeks)
48.Paradise (2011) - Coldplay (#3 peak, 102 weeks)
49.Back in Black (1980) - AC-DC (#5 peak, 101 weeks)
50.The Cave (2011) - Mumford & Sons (2 weeks at #1, 86 total weeks)

51.Best Day of My Life (2014) - American Authors
52.On Top of the World (2012) - Imagine Dragons
53.Handclap (2016) - Fitz & the Tantrums
54.The “A” Team (2012) - Ed Sheeran
55.Riptide (2013) - Vance Joy
56.Let It Go (2015) - James Bay
57.Little Talks (2011) - Of Monsters and Men
58.Home (2009) - Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros
59.Safe and Sound (2013) - Capital Cities
60.Uma Thurman (2015) - Fall Out Boy

61.I Will Wait (2012) - Mumford & Sons
62.Renegades (2015) - X Ambassadors
63.Sweater Weather (2013) - The Neighborhood
64.Sky Full of Stars (2014) - Coldplay
65.Unsteady (2015) - X Ambassadors
66.Shake It Out (2011) - Florence & the Machine
67.Breakeven (2008) - The Script
68.It’s Time (2012) - Imagine Dragons
69.All Summer Long (2008) - Kid Rock
70.Bring Me to Life (2003) - Evanescence with Paul McCoy

71.Do I Wanna Know? (2013) - Arctic Monkeys
72.Uprising (2012) - Muse
73.Livin’ on a Prayer (1986) - Bon Jovi
74.Stolen Dance (2013) - Milky Chance
75.Rhythm of Love (2010) - Plain White T’s
76.Use Somebody (2008) - Kings of Leon
77.Budapest (2014) - George Ezra
78.Way Down We Go (2016) - Kaleo
79.Rumour Has It (2011) - Adele
80.Fix You (2005) - Coldplay

81.In the Air Tonight (1981) - Phil Collins
82.Everybody Talks (2012) - Neon Trees
83.Team (2013) - Lorde
84.Sweet Home Alabama (1974) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
85.For the First Time (2010) - The Script
86.Adventure of a Lifetime (2015) - Coldplay
87.Zombie (2018) - Bad Wolves
88.S.O.B. (2015) - Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats
89.First (2015) - Cold War Kids
90.Gone, Gone, Gone (2012) - Philip Phillips

91.Sweet Child o’ Mine (1988) - Guns ‘n Roses
92.We Will Rock You (1977) - Queen
93.Hymn for the Weekend (2016) - Coldplay
94.You Shook Me All Night Long (1980) - AC-DC
95.Tear In My Heart (2015) - 21 Pilots
96.Broken (2018) - Lovely the Band
97.Christmas Eve (Sarajevo) (1996) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
98.Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked (2015) - Cage the Elephant
99.Madness (2012) - Muse
100.Human (2017) - Rag ‘n Bone Man

101.Sit Next to Me (2017) - Foster the People
102.Victorious (2016) - Panic at the Disco
103.Ophelia (2016) - The Lumineers
104.Dream On (1973) - Aerosmith
105.Smile (2009) - Uncle Kracker
106.Wish I Knew You (2017) - The Revivalists
107.No Roots (2018) - Alice Merton
108.Creep (1993) - Radiohead
109.Unsteady (2015) - X Ambassadors
110.Lonely Boy (2011) - Black Keys

111.The Only Exception (2009) - Paramore
112.Car Radio (2016) - 21 Pilots
113.Carry On Wayward Son (1977) - Kansas
114.Carry On (2012) - Fun
115.Still Into You (2013) - Paramore
116.Seven Nation Army (2003) - White Stripes
118.Waiting for the End (2010) - Linkin Park
119.Believe (2015) - Mumford & Sons
120.Sucker for Pain (2016) - Lil’ Wayne

121.Say Hey (I Love You) (2008) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
122.River (2018) - Bishop Briggs
123.Death of a Bachelor (2017) - Panic at the Disco
124.Christmas Canon (1998) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
125.Gold on the Ceiling (2012) - Black Keys
126.Purple Rain (1984) - Prince
127.Spirits (2016) - The Strumbellas
128.I Write Sins Not Tragedies (2005) - Panic at the Disco
129.Blue Christmas (1957) - Elvis Presley
130.New Light (2018) - John Mayer

Honorable mentions (artist alpha)
Let It Be (1970) - The Beatles
Tighten Up (2010) - Black Keys
Hallelujah (1995) - Jeff Buckley
I Never Told You (2010) - Colbie Caillat
Hurt (2002) - Johnny Cash
Yellow (2001) - Coldplay
Clocks (2003) - Coldplay
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (2011) - Coldplay
Zombie (1993) - The Cranberries
Walking on a Dream (2015) - Empire of the Sun
Landslide (1975) - Fleetwood Mac
Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) (1997) - Green Day
I Love Rock & Roll (1982) - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Somewhere Only We Know (2005) - Keane
America’s Sweetheart (2016) - Elle King
.Immigrant Song (1970) - Led Zeppelin
Happy Xmas War Is Over (1971) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Country Boy (2010) - Aaron Lewis w/ George Jones & Charlie Daniels
The Night We Met (2017) - Lord Huron
Enter Sandman (1991) - Metallica
Porn Star Dancing (2010) - My Darkest Days
Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) - Nirvana
Wonderwall (1996) - Oasis
All the Right Moves (2009) - OneRepublic
Fireflies (2009) - Owl City
Say Amen (2018) - Panic at the Disco
When Doves Cry (1984) - Prince
Under Pressure (1981) - Queen & David Bowie
Dark Necessities (2016) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lego House (2012) - Ed Sheeran
Chasing Cars (2006) - Snow Patrol
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1973) - Bruce Springsteen
RX ((2017) - Theory of a Deadman
Walk on Water (2017) - 30 Seconds to Mars
Bitter Sweet Symphony (1998) - The Verve
Africa (2018) - Weezer

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Re: Billboard's all-time top rock digital songs

Post by Henry » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks for sharing these Billboard items.

I may be in the minority in the AM Forum, but I appreciate the Billboard Charts and often prefer more popular songs to those that receive near universal critical acclaim, e.g., Tom Waits and Velvet Underground.

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Re: Billboard's all-time top rock digital songs

Post by wittyusername » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Neat to see Bohemian Rhapsody spend a week at #1.

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