Are we witnessing the return of rock to the official singles rankings?

While the charts have been dominated by rap and pop in recent years, the four-plus-week spell of Olivia Rodrigo at No.1 with Good 4 U on the official singles chart seems to usher in a wave of inspirational success. rock on the Official Singles Table.

Rodrigo’s pop-punk hit is now the oldest on the rock-influenced charts since 2003, when Evanescence spent four weeks at No.1 with Bring Me To Life.

Two more entries in this week’s Top 40 wave the genre flag: Italian rockers and Eurovision Song Contest winners Måneskin break into the Top 10-7 for the first time with I want to be your slave, and Willow (as in Willow Smith) comes in at number 33 with a pop-punk track Transparent soul ft. Travis Barker. Originally released in April, the song has climbed into the Top 100 over the past three weeks and is set to become Willow’s first Top 40 single in 10 years, since 2010 issue # 2 Whip My Hair.

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While the Official Albums Chart has continued to feature the best of rock, it is certainly rarer in recent years for these groups to find success in the Official Singles Chart.

Artists like Bring Me The Horizon, Yungblud and rapper-turned-pop-punk Machine Gun Kelly have made several Top 100 stints over the past few months and years, but it’s an important moment to see three songs on guitar in the Top 40 in 2021, including two firmly anchored in the Top 10.

Discussing the recent trend, Martin Talbot, Managing Director of The Official Charts Company, said: “It has long been predicted that rock will someday return to the official singles charts, but few would have expected it. be launched by an old Disney channel. actress and a Eurovision Song Contest winner. But that’s what seems to be happening, thanks to Olivia Rodrigo and Italian Eurovision winners Maneskin. “

2000s pop-punk-rock artists inspiring a new generation

The pop-punk sound last enjoyed mainstream success between 2002 and 2009, led by bands such as Avril Lavigne, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects.

While Rodrigo is the latest artist to top the charts with a pop-punk song, a whole wave of up-and-coming acts seem to be inspired by sound, including Filipino-British singer-songwriter Beabadoobee, Baby Queen and Girl In Red.


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On the official UK singles chart, since 2000, there have been around 30 number 1s which are largely pop-rock-punk sound. Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers topped the charts in 2000 with the political anthem The Masses Against The Classes, while bands like Oasis, Limp Bizkit and Stereophonics all landed chart-topping rock songs in the early years. 2000.

The arrival of Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys, which scored two No. 1s between 2005-2006, brought a wave of indie rock back to the upper echelons of the Top 40, including Razorlight’s America and Kaiser Chief’s Ruby.

The arrival of Good 4 U at the top of the official singles ranking puts an end to a particularly long absence of the pop-rock-punk numbers 1. The last one took place over a decade ago, when Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name upended The X Factor Christmas offer number 1. Check out the full list of rock numbers 1 (encompassing pop, rock, emo, and punk) below:

Every pop-punk-rock number 1 in the official ranking since 2000

WE TITLE ARTIST WEEKS AT NO.1
01/22/2000 MASSES AGAINST CLASSES MANIQUE STREET PREACHERS 1
02/19/2000 GO LET IT OUT OASIS 1
01/27/2001 TO ROLL BIZKIT BOX 2
01/26/2002 SWEET JESUS GEORGE HARRISON 1
04/27/2002 THE HINDU TIMES OASIS 1
09/28/2002 LIKE A PILL PINK 1
06/14/2003 GIVE ME TO LIFE EVANESCENCE 4
22/11/2003 CASHÉ THE MARRIAGE BROKEN 1
02/28/2004 WHO IS DAVID BROKEN 1
04/10/2004 FIVE COLORS IN HER HAIR McFLY 2
07/03/2004 OBVIOUSLY McFLY 1
08/07/2004 THUNDERBIRDS / 3AM BROKEN 2
03/12/2005 DAKOTA STEREOPHONIC 1
05/28/2005 LYLA OASIS 1
03/09/2005 The importance of being idle OASIS 1
07/29/2006 DON’T STOP ME NOW / PLEASE, PLEASE McFLY 1
10/29/2005 I BET YOU’RE WELL ON THE DANCE FLOOR ARCTIC MONKEYS 1
01/28/2006 WHEN SUN SETS ARCTIC MONKEYS 1
03/25/2006 NOT TOMORROW ORSON 1
10/14/2006 AMERICA RAZOR LIGHT 1
10/21/2006 WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE 2
04/11/2006 STAR GIRL McFLY 1
03/03/2007 RUBY KAISER CHEFS 1
06/28/2008 LIVE LA VIDA COLD GAME 1
08/09/2008 ALL SUMMER CHILD ROCK 1
09/20/2008 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON 3
11/10/2008 SO WHAT PINK 3
12/26/2009 KILL IN THE NAME OF RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE 1
03/06/2021 GOOD 4 U OLIVIA RODRIGUE 4

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Article image: Gabriele Giussani (Maneskin)

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