Hot Rock & Alternative Songs

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Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (formerly known as Rock Songs and Hot Rock Songs) is a record chart published by Billboard magazine. From its debut on June 20, 2009, through October 13, 2012, the chart ranked the airplay of songs across alternative, mainstream rock, and triple A radio stations in the United States.[1] Beginning with the chart dated October 20, 2012, the chart has followed the methodology of the Billboard Hot 100 by incorporating digital download sales, streaming data, and radio airplay of rock songs over all formats.[2] From that time until mid-2020, only the performance of core rock songs, including those with an "alternative bent", were tabulated and ranked for the chart. With the chart dated June 13, 2020, Billboard revamped the chart to permit a broader selection of songs considered alternative "hybrids" with other genres and renamed it to Hot Rock & Alternative Songs.[3]

Number onesEdit

 
Linkin Park has had three number-one songs and have spent 28 weeks atop the chart. The band also holds the record for most songs (23) to chart in a single week.
 
The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" spent 14 weeks atop the chart in 2011, and was later ranked as the year-end number-one song.
 
Gotye became the first solo artist to reach the number-one position, with the single "Somebody That I Used to Know" in 2012.
 
Prince's single "Purple Rain" is the first posthumous number-one single.
 
Panic! at the Disco's single "High Hopes" is the longest running number-one single.

The first number-one track on the chart was Green Day's "Know Your Enemy". Since its introduction, 52 songs have reached the number-one position on chart. Imagine Dragons have had the most with five, combining for a total of 104 weeks at the summit. Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" spent a record 65 non-consecutive weeks atop the chart, and along with their song "Hey Look Ma, I Made It", the band claimed the number-one spot on the chart for the entirety of 2019.[4]

Key
No. nth single to top the chart
re Return of a single to number one
  Billboard year-end number-one song[a]
Number-one singles with artist, date, time spent, and references
No. Artist Title Reached number one Weeks at
number one
Ref.
1 Green Day "Know Your Enemy" June 20, 2009 1 [7]
2 Linkin Park "New Divide" June 27, 2009 12 [8]
3 Alice in Chains "Check My Brain" September 19, 2009 8 [9]
4 Foo Fighters "Wheels" November 14, 2009 2 [10]
5 Breaking Benjamin "I Will Not Bow" November 28, 2009 2 [11]
6 Three Days Grace "Break" December 12, 2009 12 [12]
7 Alice in Chains "Your Decision" March 6, 2010 6 [13]
8 Stone Temple Pilots "Between the Lines" April 17, 2010 7 [14]
9 Three Days Grace "The Good Life" June 5, 2010 6 [15]
10 Shinedown "The Crow & the Butterfly" July 17, 2010 1 [16]
11 The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Ramirez "Lay Me Down" July 24, 2010 1 [17]
re Shinedown "The Crow & the Butterfly" July 31, 2010 3 [16]
12 Linkin Park "The Catalyst" August 21, 2010 5 [18]
13 Disturbed "Another Way to Die" September 25, 2010 1 [19]
14 Stone Sour "Say You'll Haunt Me" October 2, 2010 8 [20]
15 The Black Keys "Tighten Up" November 27, 2010 2 [21]
re Stone Sour "Say You'll Haunt Me" December 11, 2010 1 [20]
re The Black Keys "Tighten Up" December 18, 2010 10 [21]
16 Cage the Elephant "Shake Me Down" February 26, 2011 2 [22]
17 Foo Fighters "Rope" [23] March 12, 2011 20 [24]
18 "Walk" July 30, 2011 1 [25]
19 Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" August 6, 2011 8 [26]
re Foo Fighters "Walk" October 1, 2011 7 [25]
20 Bush "The Sound of Winter" November 19, 2011 5 [27]
21 The Black Keys "Lonely Boy" [28] December 24, 2011 14 [29]
22 Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" March 31, 2012 4 [30]
23 Fun featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" April 28, 2012 1 [31]
re Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" May 5, 2012 3 [30]
24 Linkin Park "Burn It Down" May 26, 2012 10 [32]
25 Green Day "Oh Love" August 4, 2012 1 [33]
re Linkin Park "Burn It Down" August 11, 2012 1 [32]
re Green Day "Oh Love" August 18, 2012 6 [33]
26 The Lumineers "Ho Hey" September 29, 2012 2 [34]
27 Mumford and Sons "I Will Wait" October 13, 2012 1 [35]
28 Fun "Some Nights" October 20, 2012 8 [36]
re The Lumineers "Ho Hey" December 15, 2012 16 [34]
29 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" [37] April 6, 2013 23 [38]
30 Lorde "Royals" September 14, 2013 19 [39]
31 Passenger "Let Her Go" January 25, 2014 5 [40]
32 Bastille "Pompeii" [41] March 1, 2014 12 [42]
33 Paramore "Ain't It Fun" May 24, 2014 1 [43]
34 Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars" May 31, 2014 1 [44]
re Paramore "Ain't It Fun" June 7, 2014 10 [43]
re Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars" August 16, 2014 2 [44]
35 Tove Lo "Habits" August 30, 2014 6 [45]
re Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars" October 11, 2014 3 [44]
36 Hozier "Take Me to Church" November 1, 2014 23 [46]
37 Walk the Moon "Shut Up and Dance" [47] April 11, 2015 27 [48]
38 X Ambassadors "Renegades" October 17, 2015 2 [49]
39 Elle King "Ex's & Oh's" October 31, 2015 10 [50]
40 Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out" [51] January 9, 2016 18 [52]
41 Prince "Purple Rain" May 14, 2016 1 [53]
re Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out"  May 21, 2016 5 [52]
42 "Ride" June 25, 2016 9 [54]
43 "Heathens" August 27, 2016 30 [55]
44 Imagine Dragons "Believer" [56] March 25, 2017 29 [57]
45 Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still" October 14, 2017 5 [58]
46 Imagine Dragons "Thunder" [59] November 18, 2017 21 [60]
47 "Whatever It Takes" April 3, 2018 17 [61]
re "Thunder" July 31, 2018 3 [60]
48 "Natural" August 21, 2018 11 [62]
49 Panic! at the Disco "High Hopes" [63] November 10, 2018 34 [64]
50 "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" July 6, 2019 11 [65]
re "High Hopes"  September 21, 2019 31 [64]
51 Twenty One Pilots "Level of Concern" April 25, 2020 7 [66]
52 Powfu featuring beabadoobee "Death Bed" June 13, 2020 6 [67]
53 Juice Wrld & Marshmello "Come & Go" July 25, 2020 2 [68]
54 Taylor Swift "Cardigan" August 8, 2020 1 [69]
55 Billie Eilish "My Future" August 15, 2020 1 [70]

StatisticsEdit

By artistEdit

Artists by most number-one singles
Artist Number-one
singles
Ref.
Imagine Dragons 5 [71]
Twenty One Pilots 4 [72]
Foo Fighters 3 [73]
Linkin Park 3 [74]
Alice in Chains 2 [75]
The Black Keys 2 [76]
Fun 2 [31][77]
Green Day 2 [78]
Panic! at the Disco 2 [79]
Three Days Grace 2 [80]
Artists by most weeks at number one
Artist Weeks at
number-one
Ref.
Imagine Dragons 104 [38][57][60][61][62]
Panic! at the Disco 76 [64][65]
Twenty One Pilots 71 [52][54][55][66]
Foo Fighters 30 [10][24][25]
Linkin Park 28 [8][18][32]
Walk the Moon 27 [48]

Songs by total number of weeks at number oneEdit

Number-one singles by amount of time spent at number one
Song Weeks at
number-one
Ref.
"High Hopes" 65 [64]
"Heathens" 30 [55]
"Believer" 29 [57]
"Shut Up and Dance" 27 [48]
"Thunder" 24 [60]
"Radioactive" 23 [38]
"Take Me to Church" 23 [46]
"Stressed Out" 23 [52]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Songs that have appeared as the number-one rock song of the year, but did not reach number one on the weekly charts and thus are not included are Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" (2009, No. 2 peak),[5] and Rise Against's "Savior" (2010, No. 3 peak).[6]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne's 'Scream' Is 'Greatest Gainer' On 'Rock Songs' Chart". Blabbermouth.net. April 20, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Trust, Gary (October 11, 2012). "Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (June 10, 2020). "Billboard Introduces Revamped Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart & Debuts Two Rankings". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Gray, Geordie (January 15, 2020). "Panic! At The Disco have had the number 1 rock song for an entire year". Don't Bore Us. The Brag Media. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2009 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  6. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2010 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  7. ^ Chart references for "Know Your Enemy":
  8. ^ a b Chart references for "New Divide":
  9. ^ Chart references for "Check My Brain"
  10. ^ a b Chart references for "Wheels":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 14, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 21, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  11. ^ Chart references for "I Will Not Bow":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 28, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 5, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  12. ^ Chart references for "Break":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 12, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 19, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 26, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 2, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 9, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 16, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 23, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 30, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 6, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 13, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 27, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  13. ^ Chart references for "Your Decision"
  14. ^ Chart references for "Between the Lines":
  15. ^ Chart references for "The Good Life":
  16. ^ a b Chart references for "The Crow & the Butterfly":
  17. ^ Chart references for "Lay Me Down":
  18. ^ a b Chart references for "The Catalyst":
  19. ^ Chart references for "Another Way to Die":
  20. ^ a b Chart references for "Say You'll Haunt Me":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 2, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 9, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 16, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 23, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 30, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 6, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 13, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 20, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 11, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  21. ^ a b Chart references for "Tighten Up":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. November 27, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 4, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 25, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 8, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 15, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 22, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 29, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
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    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 19, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  22. ^ Chart references for "Shake Me Down":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 26, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 5, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  23. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2011 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  24. ^ a b Chart references for "Rope":
  25. ^ a b c Chart references for "Walk":
  26. ^ Chart references for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie":
  27. ^ Chart references for "The Sound of Winter":
  28. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  29. ^ Chart references for "Lonely Boy"
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 24, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 31, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 14, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 11, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 25, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 3, 2012. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  30. ^ a b Chart references for "Somebody That I Used to Know":
  31. ^ a b Chart references for "We Are Young":
  32. ^ a b c Chart references for "Burn It Down":
  33. ^ a b Chart references for "Oh Love":
  34. ^ a b Chart references for "Ho Hey":
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. September 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. October 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 15, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. December 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. January 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 2, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. February 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 2, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
    • "Rock Songs". Billboard. March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  35. ^ Chart references for "I Will Wait":
  36. ^ Chart references for "Some Nights":
  37. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2013 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  38. ^ a b c Chart references for "Radioactive":
  39. ^ Chart references for "Royals":
  40. ^ Chart references for "Let Her Go":
  41. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2014 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  42. ^ Chart references for "Pompeii":
  43. ^ a b Chart references for "Ain't It Fun":
  44. ^ a b c Chart references for "A Sky Full of Stars":
  45. ^ Chart references for "Habits (Stay High)":
  46. ^ a b Chart references for Take Me to Church:
  47. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2015 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  48. ^ a b c Chart references for "Shut Up and Dance":
  49. ^ Chart references for "Renegades":
  50. ^ Chart references for "Ex's & Oh's":
  51. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2016 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  52. ^ a b c d Chart references for "Stressed Out":
  53. ^ Chart references for "Purple Rain":
  54. ^ a b Chart references for "Ride":
  55. ^ a b c Chart references for "Heathens":
  56. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2017 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  57. ^ a b c Chart references for "Believer":
  58. ^ Chart references for "Feel It Still":
  59. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2018 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  60. ^ a b c d Chart references for "Thunder":
  61. ^ a b Chart references for "Whatever It Takes":
  62. ^ a b Chart references for "Natural":
  63. ^ "Billboard Rock Songs – 2019 Year End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  64. ^ a b c d Chart references for "High Hopes":
  65. ^ a b Chart references for "Hey Look Ma, I Made It":
  66. ^ a b Chart references for "Level of Concern":
  67. ^ Chart references for "Death Bed":
  68. ^ Chart references for "Come & Go":
  69. ^ Chart references for "Cardigan":
  70. ^ Chart references for "My Future":
  71. ^ "Imagine Dragons Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  72. ^ "Twenty one pilots Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  73. ^ "Foo Fighters Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  74. ^ "Linkin Park Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  75. ^ "Alice in Chains Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  76. ^ "The Black Keys Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  77. ^ "Fun Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  78. ^ "Green Day Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  79. ^ "Panic At The Disco Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  80. ^ "Three Days Grace Album & Song Chart History – Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-10.

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