Rock’s top songs ten years ago

Can you believe it was just, 2011 ten years ago..that does not feel real.

Rope by The Foo Fighters

The seventh track off of their studio album Wasting Light, released way back in 2011. The song took heavy inspiration from legendary groups like Lez Zepplin and Rush. Rope was also remixed by the famous DeadMau5, they even performed the remix live at the 54th Annual Grammy’s. The song received well reviews and was nominated for a teen choice back in 2011, for the best rock song. Rope was the second song in history to debut atop the Rock charts following the release of, The Catalyst by Linkin Park.

Shake me Down by Cage the Elephant

The first single and fourth track off of Thank you, Happy Birthday; when the music video released it gained even more attention. The song earned a nomination for Best Rock Video at the 2011 MTV Music awards. Shake me Down proved to be one of the groups most successful singles, upon release and spent 6 weeks in the top 100. The band always has memorable songs and is still loved to this day.

Walk by The Foo Fighters

Yes, another foo boys’ song and also released off of the album, Wasting Light. Walk gave the band their third top song that year and even dethroned their previous hit, Rope. In 2012 the song won 2 awards at the 54th Grammy awards and; the song name was actually inspired by Dave Ghrols’ daughter, who was starting to learn how to walk at the time.

Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People

This is probably the only Foster the People song that I know of and I feel many people know of. I don’t even have to explain this one because it comes with its, notoriety already. It was first posted as a free download online in 2010 and started to gain attention later on. Famous for its music video and meaning of the song, will always forever stay as a classic.

Country Song by Seether

Country song is by the south African rock bank Seether, released on March 8th, 2011, Country Song was the lead single from their fifth studio album, Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray. The song peaked at second place on the Billboard rock songs chart and peaked at #53 in Canadas’s billboard rock charts. Contrary to the name, the group knows it is not a country song at all and more on the rock side of things; they recorded it in Nashville, so they felt as though, it was the right name.

The Cave by Mumford & Suns

The third single from their debut album Sigh no more, released by the oh so famous London rock bad. The song first entered the Australian music charts peaking at #31, making the song their second single to peak on the Australian charts. The song received 30 nominations in 2011 and the following year in which included, 4 Grammy nominations. The song made a huge reference to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in which the Greek Philosopher argued that the invisible world, is the most intelligible and that the visual world, is the least knowable

The Adventures of Raindance Maggie by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Although not actually being a bunch of red-hot chili peppers, the group did bring a lot of heat to the charts around this time. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie is off of the groups tenth album, I’m With You. This single became the bands record holding 12th number-one single on, the Billboard alternative songs charts. The song was critically acclaimed and was loved by many as being a different type of rock sound for the times, it was in.

Tighten Up by The Black Keys

A four of five-star song according to The Rolling Stone, Tighten up is the third track off their 2010 album, Brothers. The song became one of the most successful singles from The Black Keys, in the United States. The single got early success with its radio play on rock stations, hitting number one on both the Alternative songs chart and the Rock songs chart, in which it spent 10-12 weeks on, both charts.

Help Is on The Way by Rise Against

A song by the American rock band, Rise Against, featured on their sixth studio album, Endgame. While it received lots of praise for its lyricism about the slow response time for aid to stricken areas, it received criticism for its repetitive sound that you’ve heard all before. Despite the mixed reviews it remained one of the bands highest charting songs yet. The single peaked at #89 on the Hot 100 and reached number two on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

Waiting for The End by Linkin Park

A song from a band that rock knows best. This was the second single and eighth track from their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns. Of course, the people were going to love this song I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good Linkin Park song? but it still got its fair share of critics attached to it.  The song reached #96 on the US Billboard Hot 100 upon the release of the album and after spending 15 weeks on the alternative songs chart, it replaced Tighten Up by The Black Keys at number 1, giving Linkin Park their 10th number one song. Although the song did perform way less on the charts compared to, The Catalyst, it was the most successful single in the United States from the album.

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