All Charts
How This Chart Works
Radio Airplay = ALTERNATIVE SONGS
This week's most popular alternative/modern rock songs, ranked by airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

ALTERNATIVE SONGS

The week of
2
LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Novocaine For The Soul
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
DreamWorks | Geffen
Gains in performance

EXPAND ALL

Play
1
eels Novocaine For The Soul Billboard Alternative Songs
Novocaine For The Soul
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DreamWorks | Geffen
2
311 Down Billboard Alternative Songs
Down
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capricorn | IDJMG
3
Sublime What I Got Billboard Alternative Songs
What I Got
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gasoline Alley | MCA
4
Soundgarden Burden In My Hand Billboard Alternative Songs
Burden In My Hand
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
5
R.E.M. E-Bow The Letter Billboard Alternative Songs
E-Bow The Letter
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
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.
6
Social Distortion I Was Wrong Billboard Alternative Songs
I Was Wrong
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
550 Music
7
Better Than Ezra King Of New Orleans Billboard Alternative Songs
King Of New Orleans
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Swell/Elektra | EEG
8
Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy Billboard Alternative Songs
If It Makes You Happy
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Crow, J.Trott
Producer(s):
S.Crow
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
9
Republica Ready To Go Billboard Alternative Songs
Ready To Go
13  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Saffron, Dorney, Todd, Male
Producer(s):
Republica
Imprint/Promotion Label:
deConstruction | RCA
10
The Wallflowers 6th Avenue Heartache Billboard Alternative Songs
6th Avenue Heartache
10  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope
11
Poe Angry Johnny Billboard Alternative Songs
Angry Johnny
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Modern | Atlantic
12
The Smashing Pumpkins Muzzle Billboard Alternative Songs
Muzzle
18  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Virgin | Capitol
13
Butthole Surfers Pepper Billboard Alternative Songs
Pepper
11  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
14
Nirvana Aneurysm (Live) Billboard Alternative Songs
Aneurysm (Live)
20  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC | Geffen
15
Stabbing Westward Shame Billboard Alternative Songs
Shame
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
16
Stone Temple Pilots Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart Billboard Alternative Songs
Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
15  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
17
Geggy Tah Whoever You Are Billboard Alternative Songs
Whoever You Are
21  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luaka Bop | Warner Bros.
18
No Doubt Spiderwebs Billboard Alternative Songs
Spiderwebs
17  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Trauma | Interscope
19
Pearl Jam Who You Are Billboard Alternative Songs
Who You Are
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Vedder, Gossard, Irons
Producer(s):
B.O'Brien
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
20
Fun Lovin' Criminals Scooby Snacks Billboard Alternative Songs
Scooby Snacks
26  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
21
Weezer El Scorcho Billboard Alternative Songs
El Scorcho
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC | Geffen
22
Counting Crows Angels Of The Silences Billboard Alternative Songs
Angels Of The Silences
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC | Geffen
23
Sebadoh Ocean Billboard Alternative Songs
Ocean
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
24
Primitive Radio Gods Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth... Billboard Alternative Songs
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth...
16  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ergo | Columbia
25
Garbage Stupid Girl Billboard Alternative Songs
Stupid Girl
19  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Garbage, Strummer, Jones
Producer(s):
Garbage
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Almo Sounds | Geffen
26
Pearl Jam Hail Hail Billboard Alternative Songs
Hail Hail
35  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
27
Beck Where It's At Billboard Alternative Songs
Where It's At
22  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Hansen, Simpson, King
Producer(s):
B.Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC | Geffen
28
Alice In Chains Over Now Billboard Alternative Songs
Over Now
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
29
Local H Bound For The Floor Billboard Alternative Songs
Bound For The Floor
32  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | IDJMG
30
Dave Matthews Band So Much To Say Billboard Alternative Songs
So Much To Say
23  Last
19  Peak
13  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
31
Beck Devil's Haircut Billboard Alternative Songs
Devil's Haircut
33  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Hansen, M.Simpson, J.King
Producer(s):
B.Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC | Geffen
32
Cake The Distance Billboard Alternative Songs
The Distance
37  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capricorn | IDJMG
33
Alanis Morissette Head Over Feet Billboard Alternative Songs
Head Over Feet
31  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Maverick | Reprise
34
The Lemonheads If I Could Talk I'd Tell You Billboard Alternative Songs
If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
Last
34  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mo B. Dick, O'Dell, Happy
Producer(s):
D.J.Daryl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TGA | Atlantic
35
R.E.M. Bittersweet Me Billboard Alternative Songs
Bittersweet Me
Last
35  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
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.
36
Tool Stinkfist Billboard Alternative Songs
Stinkfist
34  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Keenan, A.Jones, D.Carey, J.Chancellor
Producer(s):
Tool, D.Bottrill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Volcano
37
Tracy Bonham The One Billboard Alternative Songs
The One
28  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | IDJMG
38
The Smashing Pumpkins Tonight, Tonight Billboard Alternative Songs
Tonight, Tonight
29  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.P.Corgan
Producer(s):
Flood, A.Moulder, B.Corgan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Virgin | Capitol
39
Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People Billboard Alternative Songs
The Beautiful People
39  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nothing | Interscope
40
Soul Coughing Soundtrack To Mary Billboard Alternative Songs
Soundtrack To Mary
38  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Slash | Warner Bros.
ALTERNATIVE SONGS

Chart Archive Search
SELECT A DATE
Try a birthday or anniversary
 

Please try a different date

Loading...
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.