Top 10 Rock Songs Of 2009
The top ten rock songs of 2009 may leave some people wanting more. With strong sales years from artists such as Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle, it is always good to remember that rock music remains relevant and has a strong fan base. According to Billboard, the top rock songs of 2009 are as follows:
- "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. Released on their album "Only By The Night" in late 2008, this song's strength carried it all the way to the top position for 2009.
- "Second Chance" by Shinedown. This popular rock song is found on Shinedown's 2008 album "The Sound Of Madness". With lead singer Brent Smith's raspy pipes, it's no doubt this song by Shinedown was one of the best rock songs of 2009.
- "New Divide" by Linkin Park. "New Divide" is found on the soundtrack to the 2008 summer blockbuster "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Linkin Park's strong fan base and the success of the movie helped propel this song to become one of the top rock songs of 2009.
- "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon. This song is actually the first single released off of Kings of Leon's 2008 album "Only By The Night". It was a popular rock song in 2009, but was not quite as well-received as "Use Somebody".
- "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups. A release off of Silversun Pickups 2009 album "Swoon", this song marked the highest chart climber for the indie band. It marked the first time in eleven years since an independent artist climbed to the number one position on the Billboard rock charts.
- "I Don't Care" by Apocalyptica (Featuring Adam Gontier). Released off their album "Worlds Collide", this single by Finnish rock band Apocalyptica featured vocals from Adam Gontier from the band Three Days Grace. It is the only collaboration to make it on to the list of top rock songs of 2009.
- "Feel Good Drag" by Anberlin. This song is a single from Anberlin's 2008 album titled "New Surrender". It was originally released on the band's album Never Take Friendship Personally.
- "Sound of Madness" by Shinedown. This song was released as the title track off the band's album, "The Sound of Madness". It marks the second time Shinedown is on the list of top rock songs of 2009.
- "Lifeline" by Papa Roach. Released as the title track off of Papa Roach's album "Metamorphosis", this song's meaning focused on the harsh economic times that hit America in 2008 and 2009.
- "Know Your Enemy" by Green Day. Off of Green Day's album "21st Century Breakdown", this song rounds off the top rock songs of 2009. At the band's concert in Minneapolis, MN in 2009, the band told the crowd this song was originally recorded on the opening day of the Republican National Convention that was held in St. Paul, MN in 2008.