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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
LAST WEEK
8
WEEKS ON CHART
Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol | Virgin
Gains in performance

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Cracker Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now) Billboard Alternative Songs
Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
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Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Beggars Banquet
3
Peter Murphy The Sweetest Drop Billboard Alternative Songs
The Sweetest Drop
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Beggars Banquet
4
The Cure High Billboard Alternative Songs
High
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Fiction
5
The Soup Dragons Divine Thing Billboard Alternative Songs
Divine Thing
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Big Life
6
James Born Of Frustration Billboard Alternative Songs
Born Of Frustration
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Fontana
7
Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge Billboard Alternative Songs
Under The Bridge
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Kiedis, Flea, J.Frusciante, C.Smith
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
8
The Jesus And Mary Chain Far Gone And Out Billboard Alternative Songs
Far Gone And Out
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | American
9
Concrete Blonde Someday Billboard Alternative Songs
Someday
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
I.R.S.
10
XTC The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead Billboard Alternative Songs
The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
26  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
11
Ian McCulloch Lover Lover Lover Billboard Alternative Songs
Lover Lover Lover
14  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
12
E Hello Cruel World Billboard Alternative Songs
Hello Cruel World
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Polydor
13
The Cure Friday I'm In Love Billboard Alternative Songs
Friday I'm In Love
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Fiction
14
Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart Visions Of You Billboard Alternative Songs
Visions Of You
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
15
U2 One Billboard Alternative Songs
One
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Bono, The Edge, A.Clayton, L.Mullen, Jr.
Producer(s):
D.Lanois, B.Eno
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
16
Peter Case Dream About You Billboard Alternative Songs
Dream About You
18  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
17
Social Distortion Cold Feelings Billboard Alternative Songs
Cold Feelings
30  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
18
David Byrne She's Mad Billboard Alternative Songs
She's Mad
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
19
The Sugarcubes Walkabout Billboard Alternative Songs
Walkabout
20  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
20
The Beautiful South We Are Each Other Billboard Alternative Songs
We Are Each Other
24  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
21
Sarah McLachlan Into The Fire Billboard Alternative Songs
Into The Fire
16  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Nettwerk
22
Happyhead Fabulous Billboard Alternative Songs
Fabulous
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
23
Annie Lennox Why Billboard Alternative Songs
Why
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Arista
24
Nirvana Come As You Are Billboard Alternative Songs
Come As You Are
23  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Cobain, K.Novoselic, D.Grohl
Producer(s):
B.Vig, Nirvana
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC
25
Teenage Fanclub What You Do To Me Billboard Alternative Songs
What You Do To Me
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:
DGC
26
Rollins Band Low Self Opinion Billboard Alternative Songs
Low Self Opinion
25  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Imago
27
The Sugarcubes Hit Billboard Alternative Songs
Hit
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
28
Lightning Seeds Blowing Bubbles Billboard Alternative Songs
Blowing Bubbles
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
29
Public Image Ltd. Acid Drops Billboard Alternative Songs
Acid Drops
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 | Virgin
30
Live Pain Lies On The Riverside Billboard Alternative Songs
Pain Lies On The Riverside
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Radioactive
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