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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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
4
WEEKS ON CHART
Mysterious Ways
Songwriter(s)
Bono, The Edge, A.Clayton, L.Mullen, Jr.
Producer(s)
D.Lanois, B.Eno
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Island
Gains in performance

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U2 Mysterious Ways Billboard Alternative Songs
Mysterious Ways
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Bono, The Edge, A.Clayton, L.Mullen, Jr.
Producer(s):
D.Lanois, B.Eno
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
2
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit Billboard Alternative Songs
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC
3
Primal Scream Movin' On Up Billboard Alternative Songs
Movin' On Up
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
4
The Shamen Move Any Mountain Billboard Alternative Songs
Move Any Mountain
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
5
The Ocean Blue Ballerina Out Of Control Billboard Alternative Songs
Ballerina Out Of Control
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
6
INXS Shining Star Billboard Alternative Songs
Shining Star
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
7
Erasure Love To Hate You Billboard Alternative Songs
Love To Hate You
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
8
Dramarama Haven't Got A Clue Billboard Alternative Songs
Haven't Got A Clue
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Chameleon
9
Teenage Fanclub Star Sign Billboard Alternative Songs
Star Sign
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC
10
The Dylans Planet Love Billboard Alternative Songs
Planet Love
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Beggars Banquet
11
The Smithereens Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong Billboard Alternative Songs
Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong
14  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Curve Coast Is Clear Billboard Alternative Songs
Coast Is Clear
17  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Charisma
13
U2 The Fly Billboard Alternative Songs
The Fly
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Bono, The Edge, A.Clayton, L.Mullen, Jr.
Producer(s):
D.Lanois
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
14
Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away Billboard Alternative Songs
Give It Away
10  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Kiedis, Flea, J.Frusciante, C.Smith
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
15
Enya Caribbean Blue Billboard Alternative Songs
Caribbean Blue
19  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Enya, R.Ryan
Producer(s):
N.Ryan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
16
Blur There's No Other Way Billboard Alternative Songs
There's No Other Way
12  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | SBK
17
Kate Bush Rocket Man Billboard Alternative Songs
Rocket Man
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Polydor
18
Billy Bragg You Woke Up My Neighbourhood Billboard Alternative Songs
You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
18  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
19
Ian McCulloch Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye Billboard Alternative Songs
Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye
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:
Atlantic
20
Top #1 Dominator Billboard Alternative Songs
#1 Dominator
28  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
21
This Picture Naked Rain Billboard Alternative Songs
Naked Rain
16  Last
10  Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Dedicated
22
Bruce Cockburn A Dream Like Mine Billboard Alternative Songs
A Dream Like Mine
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
23
Ministry Jesus Built My Hotrod Billboard Alternative Songs
Jesus Built My Hotrod
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
24
Texas In My Heart Billboard Alternative Songs
In My Heart
20  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
25
Red Hot Chili Peppers Suck My Kiss Billboard Alternative Songs
Suck My Kiss
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
26
Pixies Letter To Memphis Billboard Alternative Songs
Letter To Memphis
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | 4AD
27
Tin Machine Baby Universal Billboard Alternative Songs
Baby Universal
29  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Victory
28
Dire Straits Heavy Fuel Billboard Alternative Songs
Heavy Fuel
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
29
Lloyd Cole Tell Your Sister Billboard Alternative Songs
Tell Your Sister
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:
Capitol
30
Alison Moyet It Won't Be Long Billboard Alternative Songs
It Won't Be Long
Last
30  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
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