AOL Radio's Top 10 Rock Songs of 2012 features favorites, new-comers and a few unexpected hits. Linkin Park, Shinedown, and Chevelle all make the cut, but there are a few bands that might surprise a few listeners. Find out who ranks where and which songs blew us away in 2012. Enjoy the Top 10 Rock Songs of 2012 as chosen by AOL Radio listeners.
All That Remains
Kicking off our countdown of the Top 10 Rock songs of 2012 is Massachusetts metalcore band, All That Remains. With the release of their sixth studio album, 'A War You Cannot Win,' came the lead single, 'Stand Up.' Peaking at number nine of the Mainstream Rock chart, 'Stand Up' continued the success of the band after their rise to popularity started in 2008 with the release of their album, 'Overcome.' Since then, All That Remains has snagged five top 10 singles on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and they also snag the number ten spot on our countdown.
Razor & Tie
'Hats Off To The Bull'
With six studio albums, 14 singles, and four number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, Chevelle has been writing hit records since the release of 'Point #1' in 1999. With their latest album, 'Hats Off To The Bull', Chevelle took more of the rock sound from their past and channeled it into the progressive-rock sound heard on the album. Following up 'Face To The Floor' meant getting the same vibe going and working to keep rising on the charts. When they released the title track, 'Hats Off To The Bull', it did exactly that. 'Hats Off To The Bull' was the second single off the bands album, and it lands at number nine on the countdown of AOL Radio's Top 10 Rock songs of 2012.
The title track from the British alternative rockers, Young Guns, second studio album, 'Bones,' made some big noise for the still up-and-coming band. The lead single from the album left a mark in both the rock and indie music scene in the United Kingdom, and became the bands first charting single in the US. Reaching number 17 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Songs chart in the US, and number two on the UK Rock charts, 'Bones' created a North American buzz for the group. With the success of 'Bones,' big things can be expected from Young Guns in the future. They land at number eight on AOL Radio's Top 10 Rock songs of 2012.
The 14th single released from Shinedown was nothing different than the previous 13... It rocks, it's catchy, and it reached the top 5 on the US Mainstream Rock chart from Billboard. 'Bully' was the lead single from Shinedown's fourth studio album, 'Amarylis', which was their first release on Roadrunner Records (except in the US where it was released on Atlantic Records). It's also the bands highest charting album to date. With the bands continuing success, and their headlining of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival over the summer, 'Bully' has landed in the number seven spot on our countdown.
'Let The Sparks Fly'
Thousand Foot Krutch
AOL Radio's countdown of the Top 10 Rock songs of 2012 continues on at number six. Releasing their sixth studio album independently, Canadian rockers, Thousand Foot Krutch, was able to achieve a new level of fame through their previous success and loyal fans. The departure from their label, Tooth & Nail, caused a lot of speculation among fans and critics, but the success of the album and lead single put a halt to all the speculation quite quickly. 'Let The Sparks Fly' was the first single off the album 'The End Is Where We Begin.' The success of the song "sparked" the group to release two remixes to the song for free in honor of their historic debut on the Billboard charts.
'You're A Lie'
The lead single from Slash's second studio album, 'Apocalyptic Love' helped push Slash past being known as the former guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses. 'You're A Lie' received mixed reviews from critics, but the reception from fans trumped all. Peaking at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs and number one on the Canadian Active Rock chart, 'You're A Lie' created a new buzz for Slash. On top of his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, Slash is at the top of his game. Fans can expect great things from the world famous guitarist in the future. 'You're A Lie' drops in at number five on our countdown of the Top 10 Rock songs of 2012.
Dik Hayd International
'I Miss The Misery'
Female-fronted hard rock band, Halestorm, has been receiving a lot of attention lately after the announcement that their single, 'Love Bites (And So Do I)' was nominated for the Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance" category. The bands second studio album, 'The Strange Case Of...' helped lift Halestorm to a new level of fame. After reaching number one on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, the band began reaching new horizons and had even more success with the albums second single, 'I Miss The Misery.' 'I Miss The Misery' peaked at number two on Billboard's Hot 100 Mainstream Rock Songs. The still rising rockers continue to impress listeners, and 'I Miss The Misery' lands at number four on AOL Radio's Top 10 Rock songs of 2012.
Five Finger Death Punch
'The Pride' was released as the fifth single off Five Finger Death Punch's latest album, 'American Capitalist.' 'American Capitalist' is the bands third studio album and was certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Peaking at number 19 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, 'The Pride' draws influences from the rap-rock world. The band also received multiple awards from the popular rock website, RadioContraband.com including "Album of the Year" and "Indie Artist of the Year." 'The Pride' continues to impact radio stations across the country and continues to bring more publicity to the already booming group.
Three Days Grace
The lead single off Three Days Grace's fourth studio album, 'Transit Of Venus' proved to be another successful release for the Canadian rockers. Released in early August of this year, 'Chalk Outline' is still receiving radio play across the nation. The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock chart, and reached 65 on the Canadian Hot 100. With the single being a huge success, the album hit the top five on the Billboard 200, Billboard Top Rock Album, Billboard Top Alternative Albums, Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums, Billboard Top Digital Albums, and Canadian Albums Chart. The continuing success of 'Chalk Outline' helps Three Days Grace land in the number two spot on our countdown.
'Burn It Down'
Since Linkin Park's debut album, 'Hybrid Theory', the band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. With 'Hybrid Theory' being the best-selling album of the 21st century, Linkin Park has been making hits since 2000. 'Burn It Down' is no exception to the standard that LP has set for themselves. It was the first single off the band's 5th studio album, 'Living Things'. It reached number 30 on the Billboard 100, but reached number one on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. With the new and evolved sound, 'Burn It Down' is the perfect example of how Linkin Park has been able to stay relevant and become one of the most popular rock bands of today. 'Burn It Down' wraps up our countdown at the number one spot of AOL Radio's Top 10 Rock songs of 2012.