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.

2013

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14

STUBBORN LOVE

The Lumineers

16

PANIC STATION

Muse

19

MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK (LIGHT EM UP)

Fall Out Boy

22

CARRY ON

fun.

24

ELEPHANT

Tame Impala

27

HURRICANE

MS MR

29

BREEZEBLOCKS

alt-J

30

TRYING TO BE COOL

Phoenix

31

DIANE YOUNG

Vampire Weekend

36

ENTERTAINMENT

Phoenix

39

MISS JACKSON

Panic! At The Disco Featuring Lolo

41

KILL YOUR HEROES

AWOLNATION

43

WAKE ME UP!

Avicii

44

BREATHING UNDERWATER

Metric

50

CASTLE OF GLASS

Linkin Park