Alternative Songs Alternative Songs

Alternative Songs

Radio Airplay 1
This week's most popular alternative/modern rock songs, ranked by airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.
1 Last Week: 1

Mysterious Ways

U2

Last Week 1
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 13
2 Last Week: 2

Sax And Violins

Talking Heads

Last Week 2
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 12
  • Gains in performance
3 Last Week: 3

Caribbean Blue

Enya

Last Week 3
Peak Position 3
Wks on Chart 14
  • Gains in performance
4 Last Week: 7

What s Good

Lou Reed

Last Week 7
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 10
  • Gains in performance
6 Last Week: 9

Head On

Pixies

Last Week 9
Peak Position 6
Wks on Chart 6
  • Gains in performance
8 Last Week: 8

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana

Last Week 8
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 20
9 Last Week: 13

Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet

Last Week 13
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 10
  • Gains in performance
10 Last Week: --

What Are We Gonna Do

Dramarama

Last Week --
Peak Position 10
Wks on Chart 8
  • Gains in performance
11 Last Week: 22

First We Take Manhattan

R.E.M.

Last Week 22
Peak Position 11
Wks on Chart 4
  • Gains in performance
12 Last Week: 20

Come As You Are

Nirvana

Last Week 20
Peak Position 3
Wks on Chart 18
  • Gains in performance
13 Last Week: 14

Through An Open Window

Cliffs Of Dooneen

Last Week 14
Peak Position 10
Wks on Chart 7
  • Gains in performance
14 Last Week: 16

One

U2

Last Week 16
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 23
  • Gains in performance
15 Last Week: 12

Fear (Of The Unknown)

Siouxsie

Last Week 12
Peak Position 12
Wks on Chart 7
18 Last Week: 17

Only Love Can Break your Heart

St. Etienne

Last Week 17
Peak Position 11
Wks on Chart 9
19 Last Week: 24

Cold, Cold Heart

Midge Ure

Last Week 24
Peak Position 12
Wks on Chart 7
  • Gains in performance