Alternative Songs

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ALTERNATIVE SONGS

This year's most popular alternative/modern rock songs, ranked by airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

2006

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4

MISS MURDER

AFI

8

PERFECT SITUATION

Weezer

12

VICARIOUS

Tool

13

THROUGH GLASS

Stone Sour

14

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG

The Killers

16

EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME

Nine Inch Nails

18

SAVE ME

Shinedown

19

WORLD WIDE SUICIDE

Pearl Jam

24

LIGHTS AND SOUNDS

Yellowcard

25

KING WITHOUT A CROWN

Matisyahu

27

CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER

Evanescence

30

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARTYRDOM AND SUICIDE IS PRESS COVERAGE

Panic! At The Disco

32

TWISTED TRANSISTOR

Korn

34

KNIGHTS OF CYDONIA

Muse

35

I DARE YOU

Shinedown

37

I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

Arctic Monkeys

38

THE DENIAL TWIST

The White Stripes