Alternative Songs

Year-End Charts

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ALTERNATIVE SONGS

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

2011

Time Machine

  • 2011 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2011's best music.

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  • 2012 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2012's best music.

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  • 2013 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2013's best music.

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  • 2014 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2014's best music.

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  • 2015 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2015's best music.

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  • 2016 Chart Highlights

    A quick look through 2016's best music.

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7

WAITING FOR THE END

Linkin Park

11

HOWLIN' FOR YOU

The Black Keys

15

ADOLESCENTS

Incubus

16

UP ALL NIGHT

Blink-182

18

THE SOUND OF WINTER

Bush

19

MAKE IT STOP (SEPTEMBER'S CHILDREN)

Rise Against

24

COUNTRY SONG

Seether

26

UNDISCLOSED DESIRES

Muse

27

EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL

Coldplay

28

SUNSET IN JULY

311

29

SICK OF YOU

Cake

45

"PROMISES, PROMISES"

Incubus

46

UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS

The Strokes

47

NOT AGAIN

Staind

50

DARK HORSES

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