Rock Songs

Year-End Charts

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ROCK SONGS

Annual ranking of the most popular rock songs, based on radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.
2012

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3

BURN IT DOWN

Linkin Park

5

GOLD ON THE CEILING

The Black Keys

11

FACE TO THE FLOOR

Chevelle

12

MIDNIGHT CITY

M83.

13

SOME NIGHTS

fun.

15

THE SOUND OF WINTER

Bush

20

LIVE TO RISE

Soundgarden

23

HATS OFF TO THE BULL

Chevelle

26

EVERYBODY TALKS

Neon Trees

38

NO RESOLUTION

Seether

40

STILL COUNTING

Volbeat

45

A WARRIOR'S CALL

Volbeat

46

KILL YOUR HEROES

AWOLNATION

47

NOT YOUR FAULT

AWOLNATION

48

LOST IN THE ECHO

Linkin Park

49

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY

Godsmack

50

I MISS THE MISERY

Halestorm

52

LOST IN FOREVER (SCREAM)

P.O.D.

54

WAIT FOR ME

Rise Against

56

LOVE BITES (SO DO I)

Halestorm

57

BOTTOMS UP

Nickelback

58

HERE AND NOW

Seether

61

SIMPLE SONG

The Shins

62

STILL SWINGING

Papa Roach

66

THIS MEANS WAR

Nickelback

68

AFTER MIDNIGHT

Blink-182

70

EYES WIDE OPEN

Staind

72

BEEN AWAY TOO LONG

Soundgarden

73

CHARLIE BROWN

Coldplay

75

ABSOLUTE ZERO

Stone Sour

77

BOSS'S DAUGHTER

Pop Evil

79

NOT AGAIN

Staind

85

BABY COME HOME

Bush

87

SET FIRE TO THE RAIN

Adele

88

LOVE INTERRUPTION

Jack White

91

LET YOURSELF GO

Green Day

93

THIS IS GONNA HURT

Sixx: A.M.

95

ITCHIN' ON A PHOTOGRAPH

Grouplove

96

AFTERLIFE

Switchfoot

99

SETTLE DOWN

No Doubt

100

SHE'S THE WOMAN

Van Halen