List of number-one Billboard Rock Songs

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This article is about the Billboard record chart. For information about actual rock songs, see rock music.

Rock Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the week's most popular alternative, mainstream rock and triple A songs ranked by radio airplay across all formats, sales data, and streaming activity. When introduced in the issue dated June 20, 2009, until October 13, 2012, the chart ranked only the airplay of songs on alternative, mainstream rock and triple A radio stations.

"Know Your Enemy" by Green Day was the first number-one song of the chart. The current number-one song, for the issue dated December 27, 2014, is "Take Me to Church" by Hozier.[1]

List of number-one songs[edit]

Key
dagger Ranked as number-one song for the year
Contents
2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014
Issue date Song Artist Weeks at
number one
Ref(s)
2009
June 20, 2009 "Know Your Enemy" Green Day 1 [2]
June 27, 2009 "New Divide" Linkin Park 12 [3]
September 19, 2009 "Check My Brain" Alice in Chains 8 [4]
November 14, 2009 "Wheels" Foo Fighters 2 [5]
November 28, 2009 "I Will Not Bow" Breaking Benjamin 2 [6]
December 12, 2009 "Break" Three Days Grace 12 [7]
Year End Charts 2009 "Use Somebody"dagger (2009)[8] Kings Of Leon
2010
March 6, 2010 "Your Decision" Alice in Chains 6 [9]
April 17, 2010 "Between the Lines" Stone Temple Pilots 7 [10]
June 5, 2010 "The Good Life" Three Days Grace 6 [11]
July 17, 2010 "The Crow & the Butterfly" Shinedown 1 [12]
July 24, 2010 "Lay Me Down" The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Ramirez 1 [13]
July 17, 2010 "The Crow & the Butterfly" Shinedown 3 [12]
August 21, 2010 "The Catalyst" Linkin Park 5 [14]
September 25, 2010 "Another Way to Die" Disturbed 1 [15]
October 2, 2010 "Say You'll Haunt Me" Stone Sour 8 [16]
November 27, 2010 "Tighten Up" The Black Keys 2 [17]
December 11, 2010 "Say You'll Haunt Me" Stone Sour 1 [16]
December 18, 2010 "Tighten Up" The Black Keys 10 [17]
Year End Charts 2010 "Savior"dagger (2010)[18] Rise Against
2011
February 26, 2011 "Shake Me Down" Cage the Elephant 2 [19]
March 12, 2011 "Rope"dagger (2011)[20] Foo Fighters 20 [21]
July 30, 2011 "Walk" Foo Fighters 1 [22]
August 6, 2011 "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" Red Hot Chili Peppers 8 [23]
October 1, 2011 "Walk" Foo Fighters 7 [22]
November 19, 2011 "The Sound of Winter" Bush 5 [24]
December 24, 2011 "Lonely Boy"dagger (2012)[25] The Black Keys 14 [26]
2012
March 31, 2012 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 4 [27]
April 28, 2012 "We Are Young" Fun featuring Janelle Monáe 1 [28]
May 5, 2012 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 3 [27]
May 26, 2012 "Burn It Down" Linkin Park 10 [29]
August 4, 2012 "Oh Love" Green Day 1 [30]
August 11, 2012 "Burn It Down" Linkin Park 1 [29]
August 18, 2012 "Oh Love" Green Day 6 [30]
September 29, 2012 "Ho Hey" The Lumineers 2 [31]
October 13, 2012 "I Will Wait" Mumford and Sons 1 [32]
October 20, 2012 "Some Nights" Fun 8 [33]
December 15, 2012 "Ho Hey" The Lumineers 16 [31]
2013
April 6, 2013 "Radioactive"dagger (2013)[34] Imagine Dragons 23 [35]
September 14, 2013 "Royals" Lorde 19 [36]
2014
January 25, 2014 "Let Her Go" Passenger 5 [37]
March 1, 2014 "Pompeii"dagger (2014)[38] Bastille 12 [39]
May 24, 2014 "Ain't It Fun" Paramore 1 [40]
May 31, 2014 "A Sky Full of Stars" Coldplay 1 [41]
June 7, 2014 "Ain't It Fun" Paramore 10 [40]
August 16, 2014 "A Sky Full of Stars" Coldplay 2 [41]
August 30, 2014 "Habits (Stay High)" Tove Lo 6 [42]
October 11, 2014 "A Sky Full of Stars" Coldplay 3 [41]
November 1, 2014 "Take Me to Church" Hozier 9 [43]

Achievements[edit]

Artists with the most number-one songs
Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number one
Songs that have debuted at number one
Acts that replaced themselves at number one
  • Foo Fighters - "Rope" (March 12 - July 23, 2011) was replaced by "Walk" (July 30, 2011)
Songs that have spent ten weeks or more at number one
  • 20 weeks
    • "Rope" — Foo Fighters (2011)
  • 19 weeks
    • "Royals" — Lorde (2013-14)
  • 18 weeks
    • "Ho Hey" — The Lumineers (2012–13)
  • 14 weeks
  • 12 weeks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Current Rock Songs chart". Billboard.com. 
  2. ^ Chart references for "Know Your Enemy":
  3. ^ Chart references for "New Divide":
  4. ^ Chart references for "Check My Brain"
  5. ^ Chart references for "Wheels":
  6. ^ Chart references for "I Will Not Bow":
  7. ^ Chart references for "Break":
  8. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2009 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  9. ^ Chart references for "Your Decision"
  10. ^ Chart references for "Between the Lines":
  11. ^ Chart references for "The Good Life":
  12. ^ a b Chart references for "The Crow & the Butterfly":
  13. ^ Chart references for "Lay Me Down":
  14. ^ Chart references for "The Catalyst":
  15. ^ Chart references for "Another Way to Die":
  16. ^ a b Chart references for "Say You'll Haunt Me":
  17. ^ a b Chart references for "Tighten Up":
  18. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2010 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  19. ^ Chart references for "Shake Me Down":
  20. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2011 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  21. ^ Chart references for "Rope":
  22. ^ a b Chart references for "Walk":
  23. ^ Chart references for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie":
  24. ^ Chart references for "The Sound of Winter":
  25. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  26. ^ Chart references for "Lonely Boy"
  27. ^ a b Chart references for "Somebody That I Used to Know":
  28. ^ Chart references for "We Are Young":
  29. ^ a b Chart references for "Burn It Down":
  30. ^ a b Chart references for "Oh Love":
  31. ^ a b Chart references for "Ho Hey":
  32. ^ Chart references for "I Will Wait":
  33. ^ Chart references for "Some Nights":
  34. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2013 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  35. ^ Chart references for "Radioactive":
  36. ^ Chart references for "Royals":
  37. ^ Chart references for "Let Her Go":
  38. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2014 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-09. 
  39. ^ Chart references for "Pompeii":
  40. ^ a b Chart references for "Ain't It Fun":
  41. ^ a b c Chart references for "A Sky Full of Stars":
  42. ^ Chart references for "Habits (Stay High)":
  43. ^ Chart references for Take Me to Church: