Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rock is Dead. Coldplay wanted for questioning

Only three rock songs appeared in the UK Top 100 singles of 2010 - the lowest number since 1960, research by Music Week magazine shows.

At 25, Don't Stop Believin' by Journey - a 1981 track made popular again by TV show Glee - was the highest ranked song classed as rock in the 2010 chart.

In 2009, 13 rock tracks were in the Top 100 singles. There were 27 in 2008.

Music Week's Ben Cardew said a "massive rock band" had not broken through since Arctic Monkeys in 2006.

Read more here.

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