Alternative Songs Alternative Songs

Alternative Songs

Radio Airplay 1
This week's most popular alternative/modern rock songs, ranked by airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.
1 Last Week: 1

Mysterious Ways

U2
Last Week 1
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 9
2 Last Week: 8

Sax And Violins

Talking Heads
Last Week 8
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 5
  • Gains in performance
3 Last Week: 4

Caribbean Blue

Enya
Last Week 4
Peak Position 3
Wks on Chart 7
  • Gains in performance
4 Last Week: 5
Last Week 5
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 8
  • Gains in performance
5 Last Week: 3

Ballerina Out Of Control

The Ocean Blue
Last Week 3
Peak Position 3
Wks on Chart 10
6 Last Week: 10

Tell Your Sister

Lloyd Cole
Last Week 10
Peak Position 6
Wks on Chart 6
  • Gains in performance
7 Last Week: --

What's Good

Lou Reed
Last Week --
Peak Position 7
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
8 Last Week: 2

Smells Like Teen Spirit!

Nirvana
Last Week 2
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 18
9 Last Week: 25

Head On

Pixies
Last Week 25
Peak Position 9
Wks on Chart 3
  • Gains in performance
10 Last Week: 11

Planet Love

The Dylans
Last Week 11
Peak Position 10
Wks on Chart 9
  • Gains in performance
11 Last Week: 7

Movin' On Up

Primal Scream
Last Week 7
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 15
  • Gains in performance
12 Last Week: 13

Fear (Of The Unknown)

Siouxsie & The Banshees
Last Week 13
Peak Position 12
Wks on Chart 3
  • Gains in performance
13 Last Week: --

Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet
Last Week --
Peak Position 13
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
14 Last Week: 21

Through An Open Window

Cliffs Of Dooneen
Last Week 21
Peak Position 14
Wks on Chart 3
  • Gains in performance
16 Last Week: 20

One

U2
Last Week 20
Peak Position 16
Wks on Chart 3
17 Last Week: --

Only Love Can Break your Heart

St. Etienne
Last Week --
Peak Position 17
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
18 Last Week: 17

#1 Dominator

Top
Last Week 17
Peak Position 17
Wks on Chart 8
19 Last Week: 15

Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye

Ian McCulloch
Last Week 15
Peak Position 13
Wks on Chart 7
20 Last Week: --

Come As You Are

Nirvana
Last Week --
Peak Position 20
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
21 Last Week: 29

Mesmerise

Chapterhouse
Last Week 29
Peak Position 21
Wks on Chart 2
  • Gains in performance
22 Last Week: --

First We Take Manhattan

R.E.M.
Last Week --
Peak Position 22
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
23 Last Week: 24

Nothing Natural

Lush
Last Week 24
Peak Position 22
Wks on Chart 5
24 Last Week: --

Cold, Cold Heart

Midge Ure
Last Week --
Peak Position 24
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
25 Last Week: --

On A Plain

Nirvana
Last Week --
Peak Position 25
Wks on Chart 1
  • Gains in performance
26 Last Week: 27

There's No Other Way

Blur
Last Week 27
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 19
27 Last Week: 14

Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong

The Smithereens
Last Week 14
Peak Position 11
Wks on Chart 12
28 Last Week: 28

I'm Too Sexy

Right Said Fred
Last Week 28
Peak Position 28
Wks on Chart 2
29 Last Week: 9

Move Any Mountain

The Shamen
Last Week 9
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 14
30 Last Week: 6

Haven't Got A Clue

Dramarama
Last Week 6
Peak Position 6
Wks on Chart 15