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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
WEEKS AT NO. 1
14
WEEKS ON CHART
Closing Time
Songwriter(s)
D.D.Wilson
Producer(s)
N.Launay
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA
Gains in performance

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1
Semisonic Closing Time Billboard Alternative Songs
Closing Time
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.D.Wilson
Producer(s):
N.Launay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
2
Goo Goo Dolls Iris Billboard Alternative Songs
Iris
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Rzeznik
Producer(s):
R.Cavallo, Goo Goo Dolls
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Sunset
3
Fastball The Way Billboard Alternative Songs
The Way
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
4
The Smashing Pumpkins Ava Adore Billboard Alternative Songs
Ava Adore
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.P.Corgan
Producer(s):
B.Corgan, B.Wood
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
5
Fuel Shimmer Billboard Alternative Songs
Shimmer
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Bell
Producer(s):
S.Haigler
Imprint/Promotion Label:
550 Music
6
Garbage Push It Billboard Alternative Songs
Push It
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Garbage, B.D.Wilson, R.Christian, H.E.Azor
Producer(s):
Garbage
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Almo Sounds
7
Dave Matthews Band Don't Drink The Water Billboard Alternative Songs
Don't Drink The Water
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
8
Harvey Danger Flagpole Sitta Billboard Alternative Songs
Flagpole Sitta
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Slash/London-Sire
9
Pearl Jam Wishlist Billboard Alternative Songs
Wishlist
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Vedder
Producer(s):
B.O'Brien, Pearl Jam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
10
The Wallflowers Heroes Billboard Alternative Songs
Heroes
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
11
Everclear I Will Buy You A New Life Billboard Alternative Songs
I Will Buy You A New Life
11  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
The Urge Jump Right In Billboard Alternative Songs
Jump Right In
12  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Immortal
13
Eve 6 Inside Out Billboard Alternative Songs
Inside Out
15  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Collins, Eve 6
Producer(s):
D.Gilmore
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
14
matchbox 20 Real World Billboard Alternative Songs
Real World
matchbox 20
14  Last
13  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Thomas
Producer(s):
M.Serletic
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Lava
15
Tori Amos Spark Billboard Alternative Songs
Spark
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Amos
Producer(s):
T.Amos
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
16
Green Day Redundant Billboard Alternative Songs
Redundant
17  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
17
Marcy Playground Sex And Candy Billboard Alternative Songs
Sex And Candy
16  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Wozniak
Producer(s):
J.Wozniak
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
18
The Verve Lucky Man Billboard Alternative Songs
Lucky Man
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | VC/Hut
19
Marcy Playground Saint Joe On The School Bus Billboard Alternative Songs
Saint Joe On The School Bus
22  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Athenaeum What I Didn't Know Billboard Alternative Songs
What I Didn't Know
21  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Kano, Athenaeum
Producer(s):
G.MacKillop
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
21
Cherry Poppin' Daddies Zoot Suit Riot Billboard Alternative Songs
Zoot Suit Riot
19  Last
15  Peak
15  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Mojo
22
Stabbing Westward Save Yourself Billboard Alternative Songs
Save Yourself
25  Last
22  Peak
12  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
23
Ben Folds Five Song For The Dumped Billboard Alternative Songs
Song For The Dumped
27  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
550 Music
24
Natalie Imbruglia Torn Billboard Alternative Songs
Torn
28  Last
12  Peak
18  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Thornalley, Cutler, Preven
Producer(s):
P.Thornalley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
25
Soul Asylum I Will Still Be Laughing Billboard Alternative Songs
I Will Still Be Laughing
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
26
Foo Fighters My Hero Billboard Alternative Songs
My Hero
23  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Roswell
27
Third Eye Blind Losing A Whole Year Billboard Alternative Songs
Losing A Whole Year
26  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
28
Black Lab Time Ago Billboard Alternative Songs
Time Ago
30  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | DGC
29
God Lives Underwater From Your Mouth Billboard Alternative Songs
From Your Mouth
29  Last
17  Peak
14  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | 1500
30
Foo Fighters Walking After You Billboard Alternative Songs
Walking After You
37  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Capitol/Elektra
31
Alanis Morissette Uninvited Billboard Alternative Songs
Uninvited
31  Last
26  Peak
11  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Sunset
32
Sprung Monkey Get 'Em Outta Here Billboard Alternative Songs
Get 'Em Outta Here
34  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood | Surfdog
33
Natalie Merchant Kind & Generous Billboard Alternative Songs
Kind & Generous
32  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
34
Beastie Boys Intergalactic Billboard Alternative Songs
Intergalactic
Last
34  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Beastie Boys, M.Caldato, Jr.
Producer(s):
Beastie Boys, M.Caldato, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Grand Royal
35
The B-52s Debbie Billboard Alternative Songs
Debbie
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
36
Our Lady Peace 4 AM Billboard Alternative Songs
4 AM
36  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
Grant Lee Buffalo Truly, Truly Billboard Alternative Songs
Truly, Truly
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Slash
38
Days Of The New Shelf In The Room Billboard Alternative Songs
Shelf In The Room
33  Last
22  Peak
16  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | Outpost
39
Pearl Jam Given To Fly Billboard Alternative Songs
Given To Fly
38  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.McCready, E.Vedder
Producer(s):
B.O'Brien, Pearl Jam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
40
Jerry Cantrell Cut You In Billboard Alternative Songs
Cut You In
39  Last
15  Peak
15  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
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