Bring Me the Horizon's 'Drown' Debuts Big on Hot Rock Songs
Bring Me the Horizon notches its highest debut on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (No. 11) with "Drown," the British heavy metal band's first new track since its fourth studio album and latest release, Sempiternal, debuted at No. 3 on Top Rock Albums in April 2013. The pop-punk-leaning song sold more than 20,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with digital downloads accounting for 59 percent of the track's chart points.
The band also recently recorded a track specifically for a new, reimagined soundtrack for the 2011 film Drive, titled "Don't Look Down." The project was curated by BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, who assembled a variety of artists, including the 1975, Banks and the Neighbourhood, to contribute original songs. "Don't Look Down" premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Oct. 21, and the movie was broadcast in full with the new soundtrack on BBC 3 on Oct. 30.
Although Chvrches also contributed an original track ("Get Away") to the new Drive soundtrack (which isn't commercially available in the U.S.), the synth-pop group sees a different movie soundtrack contribution debut this week, as "Dead Air" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 starts at No. 24 on Hot Rock Songs. It's the band's highest rank on the chart, following "The Mother We Share," which peaked at No. 30 in January. The new track also debuts at No. 42 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks.
ROYAL RETURN: Queen debuts on Hot Rock Songs, at No. 47, for the first time (since the chart's inception in 2009) with "Let Me in Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix)," powered by 10,000 downloads sold. A previously unreleased demo, the track has now been released as part of a promotional collaboration between Coca-Cola and (Red), with all proceeds donated to the Global Fund, which fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The original version appears on the band's new compilation, Queen Forever, released Nov. 11.
FOREVER YOUNG: On Top Rock Albums, Neil Young starts at No. 4 with his second studio album this year, Storytone. Young's 35th studio set opens with 11,000 units and at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Folk Albums. His previous release, A Letter Home, bowed at No. 3 on Top Rock Albums, with 15,000, in June.
- A previous version of this story misidentified "Drown" as a track on the new Drive Soundtrack, instead of "Don't Look Down."