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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
7
LAST WEEK
5
WEEKS ON CHART
Lightning Crashes
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA | Radioactive
Gains in performance

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1
Live Lightning Crashes Billboard Alternative Songs
Lightning Crashes
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Radioactive
2
Oasis Live Forever Billboard Alternative Songs
Live Forever
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
3
Bush Everything Zen Billboard Alternative Songs
Everything Zen
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Trauma
4
Green Day When I Come Around Billboard Alternative Songs
When I Come Around
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
5
The Stone Roses Love Spreads Billboard Alternative Songs
Love Spreads
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
6
Pearl Jam Better Man Billboard Alternative Songs
Better Man
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
7
Nirvana The Man Who Sold The World Billboard Alternative Songs
The Man Who Sold The World
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | DGC
8
Portishead Sour Times Billboard Alternative Songs
Sour Times
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Barrow, Gibbons, Utley, Schifrin, Brooks, Turner
Producer(s):
Portishead, A.Utley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | GO! Discs/London-Sire
9
The Offspring Gotta Get Away Billboard Alternative Songs
Gotta Get Away
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Baker, Thompson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
10
Simple Minds She's A River Billboard Alternative Songs
She's A River
12  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Kerr, C.Burchill
Producer(s):
K.Forsey, Simple Minds
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
11
Sheryl Crow Strong Enough Billboard Alternative Songs
Strong Enough
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Crow, B.Bottrell, D.Baerwald, K.Gilbert, D.Ricketts, B.Macleod
Producer(s):
B.Bottrell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
12
Letters To Cleo Here & Now Billboard Alternative Songs
Here & Now
15  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Letters To Cleo
Producer(s):
M.Denneen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Giant
13
The Cranberries Ode To My Family Billboard Alternative Songs
Ode To My Family
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.M.O'Riordan, N.A.Hogan
Producer(s):
S.Street, J.Gardiner
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
14
Sponge Plowed Billboard Alternative Songs
Plowed
17  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Work
15
PJ Harvey Down By The Water Billboard Alternative Songs
Down By The Water
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
Collective Soul Gel Billboard Alternative Songs
Gel
18  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
17
Pearl Jam Corduroy Billboard Alternative Songs
Corduroy
13  Last
13  Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
18
Weezer Buddy Holly Billboard Alternative Songs
Buddy Holly
14  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | DGC
19
Stone Temple Pilots Unglued Billboard Alternative Songs
Unglued
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
20
Belly Now They'll Sleep Billboard Alternative Songs
Now They'll Sleep
23  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
21
Throwing Muses Bright Yellow Gun Billboard Alternative Songs
Bright Yellow Gun
22  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Sire
22
Veruca Salt Number One Blind Billboard Alternative Songs
Number One Blind
21  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | Minty Fresh/DGC
23
The Flaming Lips She Don't Use Jelly Billboard Alternative Songs
She Don't Use Jelly
19  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
The Flaming Lips
Producer(s):
The Flaming Lips, K.Cleversley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
24
The The I Saw The Light Billboard Alternative Songs
I Saw The Light
25  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
550 Music
25
Siouxsie & The Banshees O Baby Billboard Alternative Songs
O Baby
26  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen
26
Ass Ponys Little Bastard Billboard Alternative Songs
Little Bastard
28  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
27
R.E.M. Star 69 Billboard Alternative Songs
Star 69
37  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
28
Liz Phair Whip-Smart Billboard Alternative Songs
Whip-Smart
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Matador
29
Dave Matthews Band What Would You Say Billboard Alternative Songs
What Would You Say
33  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
30
Alice In Chains Got Me Wrong Billboard Alternative Songs
Got Me Wrong
27  Last
22  Peak
12  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
31
R.E.M. Bang And Blame Billboard Alternative Songs
Bang And Blame
20  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.T.Berry, P.Buck, M.Mills, M.Stipe
Producer(s):
S.Litt, R.E.M.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
32
Sarah McLachlan Hold On Billboard Alternative Songs
Hold On
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
33
Wolfgang Press Going South Billboard Alternative Songs
Going South
39  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 4AD
34
The Cranberries Zombie Billboard Alternative Songs
Zombie
31  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.M.O'Riordan
Producer(s):
S.Street
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
35
The Primitives Crash-The '95 Mix Billboard Alternative Songs
Crash-The '95 Mix
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
36
Rancid Salvation Billboard Alternative Songs
Salvation
Last
31  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
37
Hole Asking For It Billboard Alternative Songs
Asking For It
36  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | DGC
38
Bad Religion Infected Billboard Alternative Songs
Infected
Last
38  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
39
Adam Ant Wonderful Billboard Alternative Songs
Wonderful
Last
39  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Ant, M.Pirroni, B.Hayes
Producer(s):
D.Tickle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
40
Hole Violet Billboard Alternative Songs
Violet
Last
39  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | DGC
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