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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
Digging In The Dirt
Songwriter(s)
P.Gabriel
Producer(s)
D.Lanois, P.Gabriel
Imprint/Promotion Label
Geffen
Gains in performance

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Peter Gabriel Digging In The Dirt Billboard Alternative Songs
Digging In The Dirt
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Gabriel
Producer(s):
D.Lanois, P.Gabriel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
2
Suzanne Vega Blood Makes Noise Billboard Alternative Songs
Blood Makes Noise
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
3
INXS Not Enough Time Billboard Alternative Songs
Not Enough Time
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:
Atlantic
4
R.E.M. Drive Billboard Alternative Songs
Drive
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.T.Berry, P.Buck, M.Mills, M.Stipe
Producer(s):
S.Litt, R.E.M.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
5
Michael Penn Seen The Doctor Billboard Alternative Songs
Seen The Doctor
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
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:
RCA
6
Sugar Helpless Billboard Alternative Songs
Helpless
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rykodisc
7
The Ramones Poison Heart Billboard Alternative Songs
Poison Heart
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Radioactive
8
Pearl Jam Jeremy Billboard Alternative Songs
Jeremy
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.Vedder, J.Ament
Producer(s):
R.Parashar, Pearl Jam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
9
Moodswings Spiritual High Billboard Alternative Songs
Spiritual High
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
10
10,000 Maniacs These Are Days Billboard Alternative Songs
These Are Days
18  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Buck, Merchant
Producer(s):
P.Fox
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
11
Too Much Joy Donna Everywhere Billboard Alternative Songs
Donna Everywhere
16  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Giant
12
House Of Love You Don't Understand Billboard Alternative Songs
You Don't Understand
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Fontana
13
Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You Billboard Alternative Songs
Nearly Lost You
14  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
14
Faith No More A Small Victory Billboard Alternative Songs
A Small Victory
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Slash
15
Morrissey Tomorrow Billboard Alternative Songs
Tomorrow
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
16
The Cure A Letter To Elise Billboard Alternative Songs
A Letter To Elise
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Fiction
17
Paul Westerberg Dyslexic Heart Billboard Alternative Songs
Dyslexic Heart
10  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Epic Soundtrax
18
The B-52s Tell It Like It T-I-Is Billboard Alternative Songs
Tell It Like It T-I-Is
22  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
19
Kitchens Of Distinction Smiling Billboard Alternative Songs
Smiling
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
20
Sonic Youth 100% Billboard Alternative Songs
100%
19  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC
21
Sinead O'Connor Success Has Made A Failure... Billboard Alternative Songs
Success Has Made A Failure...
24  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Ensign
22
Utah Saints Something Good Billboard Alternative Songs
Something Good
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | London-Sire
23
Morrissey Glamorous Glue Billboard Alternative Songs
Glamorous Glue
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:
Reprise | Sire
24
Temple Of The Dog Hunger Strike Billboard Alternative Songs
Hunger Strike
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Cornell
Producer(s):
R.Parashar, Temple Of The Dog
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
25
Red Hot Chili Peppers Breaking The Girl Billboard Alternative Songs
Breaking The Girl
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
26
Mark Curry Sorry About The Weather Billboard Alternative Songs
Sorry About The Weather
Last
26  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
27
Happy Mondays Stinkin' Thinkin' Billboard Alternative Songs
Stinkin' Thinkin'
30  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
28
Mary's Danish Leave It Alone Billboard Alternative Songs
Leave It Alone
29  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Morgan Creek
29
The Catherine Wheel I Want To Touch You Billboard Alternative Songs
I Want To Touch You
27  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Fontana
30
Nine Inch Nails Happiness In Slavery Billboard Alternative Songs
Happiness In Slavery
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:
Interscope | Nothing/TVT
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