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Battle Royale: Sick Puppies, Stitched Up Heart Rise, But James Durbin Claims Video Countdown Top Spot

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) / Photo by Heidi Durbin
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) / Photo by Heidi Durbin

It’s a whole new world in the Battle Royale Video Countdown. After a five-week run at No. 1, BackWordz’ “Statism” video has been retired to the Battle Royale Hall of Fame, leaving a vacancy at No. 1. James Durbin‘s “Smackdown” has been knocking on the door to the top spot for weeks, and this week the clip finally ascends to the top of the heap. But the victory didn’t come without a battle as Sick Puppies‘ “Stick to Your Guns” made a huge leap to No. 2, while Stitched Up Heart‘s “Monster” led all debuts, arriving at No. 3.

Speaking of debuts, Stitched Up Heart’s “Monster” isn’t the only new clip in the Battle Royale Top 10. A Day to Remember‘s “Bad Vibrations” settles in at No. 5 this week. It should also be noted that Vajra‘s “3.14 (Water Mix)” placed ninth in its final week on the Battle Royale. See the complete Battle Royale Top 10 below.

As for what next week’s Battle Royale will look like, you can now have your say. New videos from Shinedown (“Asking for It”), Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy (“Old School”), Dorothy (“Raise Hell”), Holy White Hounds (“Switchblade”), Kaleo (“No Good”) and The ReAktion (“Thousands of Memories”) enter the voting. See those videos and all of the clips available to vote upon by clicking on the links in the poll at the bottom of this post. The voting period runs through Friday, June 17 at 11AM ET and you can vote once per hour. So get to voting.


“Running With Giants”

Thousand Foot Krutch





“3.14 (Water Mix)”


















“Burning At Both Ends”






“Bad Vibrations”

A Day to Remember





“Motherless Land”

The Virginmarys






Stitched Up Heart





“Stick to Your Guns”

Sick Puppies






James Durbin




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