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.

2010

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6

RESISTANCE

Muse

7

LISZTOMANIA

Phoenix

8

(IF YOU'RE WONDERING IF I WANT YOU TO) I WANT YOU TO

Weezer

16

TIGHTEN UP

The Black Keys

19

LETTER FROM A THIEF

Chevelle

21

IMPOSSIBLE

Anberlin

23

JUST BREATHE

Pearl Jam

25

THE SOUND (JOHN M. PERKINS' BLUES)

Switchfoot

33

BRICK BY BORING BRICK

Paramore

34

SAY YOU'LL HAUNT ME

Stone Sour

36

THE CROW & THE BUTTERFLY

Shinedown

39

IF YOU ONLY KNEW

Shinedown

43

GOLD GUNS GIRLS

Metric

44

MESS OF ME

Switchfoot

46

ANOTHER WAY TO DIE

Disturbed

47

DIAMOND EYES

Deftones

49

UNDISCLOSED DESIRES

Muse

50

I WAS A TEENAGE ANARCHIST

Against Me!