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

ALTERNATIVE SONGS

The week of
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
4
WEEKS ON CHART
Love Shack
Songwriter(s)
The B-52's
Producer(s)
D.Was
Imprint/Promotion Label
Reprise

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The B-52s Love Shack Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Shack
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
The B-52's
Producer(s):
D.Was
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
2
The Ocean Blue Between Something And Nothing Billboard Alternative Songs
Between Something And Nothing
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
3
Tears For Fears Sowing The Seeds of Love Billboard Alternative Songs
Sowing The Seeds of Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, R.Orzabal
Producer(s):
Tears For Fears, D.Bascombe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Fontana
4
Hoodoo Gurus Come Anytime Billboard Alternative Songs
Come Anytime
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
5
Big Audio James Brown Billboard Alternative Songs
James Brown
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
6
Red Hot Chili Peppers Knock Me Down Billboard Alternative Songs
Knock Me Down
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
7
Max Q Way Of The World Billboard Alternative Songs
Way Of The World
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
8
The Alarm Sold Me Down The River Billboard Alternative Songs
Sold Me Down The River
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
I.R.S.
9
The Cure Love Song Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Song
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Smith, S.Gallup, Williams, Thompson, R.O'Donnell, L.Tolhurst
Producer(s):
R.Smith, D.Allen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
10
The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum Billboard Alternative Songs
She Bangs The Drum
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Silvertone
11
Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers Look Who's Dancing Billboard Alternative Songs
Look Who's Dancing
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
12
Winter Hours Smoke Rings Billboard Alternative Songs
Smoke Rings
13  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Chrysalis
13
Camper van Beethoven Pictures Of Matchstick Men Billboard Alternative Songs
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
23  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
14
Underworld Stand Up Billboard Alternative Songs
Stand Up
19  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
15
Public Image Ltd. Happy Billboard Alternative Songs
Happy
16  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
16
The Primitives Sick Of It Billboard Alternative Songs
Sick Of It
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
17
Texas I Don't Want A Lover Billboard Alternative Songs
I Don't Want A Lover
21  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
18
Martin L. Gore Compulsion Billboard Alternative Songs
Compulsion
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
19
Exene Cervenka He's Got A She Billboard Alternative Songs
He's Got A She
28  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino
20
The Sugarcubes Regina Billboard Alternative Songs
Regina
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
21
Flesh For Lulu Decline And Fall Billboard Alternative Songs
Decline And Fall
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Beggars Banquet
22
The Rolling Stones Mixed Emotions Billboard Alternative Songs
Mixed Emotions
29  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
23
Youssou N'Dour Shakin' The Tree Billboard Alternative Songs
Shakin' The Tree
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
24
Toad The Wet Sprocket One Little Girl Billboard Alternative Songs
One Little Girl
27  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
25
Love And Rockets No Big Deal Billboard Alternative Songs
No Big Deal
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Big Time
26
10,000 Maniacs Eat For Two Billboard Alternative Songs
Eat For Two
14  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
27
Figures On A Beach Accidentally 4th Street(Gloria) Billboard Alternative Songs
Accidentally 4th Street(Gloria)
17  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
28
Mary's Danish Don't Crash The Car Tonight Billboard Alternative Songs
Don't Crash The Car Tonight
25  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Chameleon
29
Pixies Here Comes Your Man Billboard Alternative Songs
Here Comes Your Man
22  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
30
Fine Young Cannibals Don't Look Back Billboard Alternative Songs
Don't Look Back
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | I.R.S.
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