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Walk the Moon Lands at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs

"Shut Up and Dance" topples Hozier's leader after a record-tying 23 weeks. Plus, Courtney Barnett debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums & more.

Walk the Moon‘s upbeat anthem “Shut Up and Dance” surges to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. The track, which previously topped both Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay, dethrones Hozier‘s “Take Me to Church,” which stands tied for the longest run at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs: 23 weeks. Imagine Dragons‘ “Radioactive” first established the mark with 23 weeks at No. 1 in 2013.

With sales accounting for roughly half the chart points for Walk the Moon’s first Hot Rock Songs No. 1, “Dance” rules Rock Digital Songs for a second week with 93,000 sold (its best week), up 12 percent, according to Nielsen Music. The song also reaches a new Billboard Hot 100 peak (15-12).


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The alt-pop band previously charted as high as No. 20 on Hot Rock Songs with “Anna Sun” in 2012. 

Sitting Pretty: On Top Rock Albums, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett‘s first full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, debuts at No. 1 with 22,000 sold. The set also starts at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 and opens atop Folk Albums, Independent Albums and Vinyl Albums (with 4,000 vinyl copies sold).

Barnett previously peaked as high as No. 40 on Top Rock Albums last year with The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, a combination of two previously released EPs. 

Sons Rise: Mumford & Sons “Believe” rises to No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart in its third week. It’s the second time that the band has taken the top spot so swiftly, also ruling with “I Will Wait” in just three frames in 2012. The group logs its third leader; “Lover of the Light” reigned in 2013.

Foos Fly: The Rock Airplay chart also boasts a new leader, as Foo Fighters notch their fifth No. 1 on the ranking with “Congregation.” The track gains by 1 percent to 10.1 million rock radio impressions.‘Failure’ Launches: Breaking Benjamin notches its highest bow on Hot Rock Songs, as “Failure” starts at No. 8 with 43,000 downloads sold. The alt-hard-rock band has scored one leader on the list: 2009’s “I Will Not Bow” (the year that the list launched). The new track also begins at No. 9 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay tally, where the group has logged two leaders.

Muse Returns: Also on Hot Rock Songs, Muse debuts with “Dead Inside” (No. 13), starting with 11,000 sold. The track additionally opens as the Hot Shot Debut on Alternative Songs at No. 11. It’s the British band’s highest start since “Madness” debuted at No. 8 in 2012 and went on to become its third and most recent leader on the list.