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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
4
LAST WEEK
6
WEEKS ON CHART
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol | Virgin
Gains in performance

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1
Camper van Beethoven Pictures Of Matchstick Men Billboard Alternative Songs
Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
2
The Sugarcubes Regina Billboard Alternative Songs
Regina
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
3
The Alarm Sold Me Down The River Billboard Alternative Songs
Sold Me Down The River
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
I.R.S.
4
Deborah Harry I Want That Man Billboard Alternative Songs
I Want That Man
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
5
Tears For Fears Sowing The Seeds of Love Billboard Alternative Songs
Sowing The Seeds of Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, R.Orzabal
Producer(s):
Tears For Fears, D.Bascombe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Fontana
6
Big Audio James Brown Billboard Alternative Songs
James Brown
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
7
Depeche Mode Personal Jesus Billboard Alternative Songs
Personal Jesus
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
8
Squeeze If It's Love Billboard Alternative Songs
If It's Love
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

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

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
10
The B-52s Love Shack Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Shack
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
The B-52's
Producer(s):
D.Was
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
11
Max Q Way Of The World Billboard Alternative Songs
Way Of The World
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
12
The Primitives Sick Of It Billboard Alternative Songs
Sick Of It
13  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
13
The Ocean Blue Between Something And Nothing Billboard Alternative Songs
Between Something And Nothing
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
14
The Mighty Lemon Drops Into The Heart Of Love Billboard Alternative Songs
Into The Heart Of Love
14  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
15
Tracy Chapman Crossroads Billboard Alternative Songs
Crossroads
22  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
16
Flesh For Lulu Decline And Fall Billboard Alternative Songs
Decline And Fall
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Beggars Banquet
17
The The Kingdom Of Rain Billboard Alternative Songs
Kingdom Of Rain
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
18
Fuzzbox Self! Billboard Alternative Songs
Self!
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
19
Erasure Drama! Billboard Alternative Songs
Drama!
26  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
26
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:
Reprise | Sire
20
Thompson Twins Sugar Daddy Billboard Alternative Songs
Sugar Daddy
21  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
21
Exene Cervenka He's Got A She Billboard Alternative Songs
He's Got A She
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino
22
The Innocence Mission Black Sheep Wall Billboard Alternative Songs
Black Sheep Wall
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
23
Camouflage Love Is A Shield Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Is A Shield
29  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
24
The Smithereens A Girl Like You Billboard Alternative Songs
A Girl Like You
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.DiNizio
Producer(s):
E.Stasium
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Enigma
25
Shelleyan Orphan Shatter Billboard Alternative Songs
Shatter
23  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Rough Trade
26
The Cure Love Song Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Song
19  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
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
27
Melissa Etheridge No Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Songs
No Souvenirs
25  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Island
28
Rickie Lee Jones Satellites Billboard Alternative Songs
Satellites
Last
28  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
29
David Byrne Make Believe Mambo Billboard Alternative Songs
Make Believe Mambo
Last
29  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
30
The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum Billboard Alternative Songs
She Bangs The Drum
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Silvertone
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