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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
6
WEEKS AT NO. 1
14
WEEKS ON CHART
Royals
Songwriter(s)
E.M.L.Yelich-O'Connor, J.Little
Producer(s)
J.Little
Imprint/Promotion Label
Republic | Lava

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1
Lorde Royals Billboard Alternative Songs
Royals
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.M.L.Yelich-O'Connor, J.Little
Producer(s):
J.Little
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
2
Imagine Dragons Demons Billboard Alternative Songs
Demons
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Reynolds, A.Grant, D.Sermon, B.McKee, J.Mosser
Producer(s):
Alex Da Kid
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | KIDinaKORNER
3
Fitz And The Tantrums Out Of My League Billboard Alternative Songs
Out Of My League
Last
Peak
31  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Fitz, N.Scaggs, J.M.King, J.Karnes, J.Ruzumna, J.M.Wicks
Producer(s):
T.Hoffer
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | dangerbird/Elektra
4
Grouplove Ways To Go Billboard Alternative Songs
Ways To Go
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Grouplove
Producer(s):
R.Rabin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Canvasback
5
Bastille Pompeii Billboard Alternative Songs
Pompeii
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith
Producer(s):
M.Crew, D.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
6
The Neighbourhood Sweater Weather Billboard Alternative Songs
Sweater Weather
Last
Peak
40  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.J.Rutherford, Z.Abels, J.Freedman
Producer(s):
J.Pilbrow, E.Haynie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | [r]evolve
7
Capital Cities Safe And Sound Billboard Alternative Songs
Safe And Sound
Last
Peak
44  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.Merchant, S.Simonian
Producer(s):
R.Merchant, S.Simonian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Lazy Hooks
8
Cage The Elephant Come A Little Closer Billboard Alternative Songs
Come A Little Closer
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Cage The Elephant
Producer(s):
J.Joyce
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | DSP
9
Tame Impala Elephant Billboard Alternative Songs
Elephant
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.R.Parker, J.Watson
Producer(s):
K.R.Parker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Modular
10
Kings Of Leon Supersoaker Billboard Alternative Songs
Supersoaker
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Followill, N.Followill, J.Followill, M.Followill
Producer(s):
A.Petraglia
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
11
Phoenix Trying To Be Cool Billboard Alternative Songs
Trying To Be Cool
12  Last
11  Peak
17  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Phoenix
Producer(s):
Phoenix, P.Zdar
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
12
New Politics Harlem Billboard Alternative Songs
Harlem
10  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Boyd, S.M.Hansen, J.Sinclair, M.A.Viola, J.Ploch, R.Ploch, S.Ploch, N.Ploch, S.Vaden
Producer(s):
J.Sinclair
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
13
Thirty Seconds To Mars City Of Angels Billboard Alternative Songs
City Of Angels
16  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Leto
Producer(s):
J.Leto
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Immortal/Virgin
14
MS MR Hurricane Billboard Alternative Songs
Hurricane
14  Last
14  Peak
19  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
MS MR
Producer(s):
MS MR
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Creep City
15
Atlas Genius If So Billboard Alternative Songs
If So
13  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Jeffery, M.Jeffery, S.R.Jeffery, D.Sell
Producer(s):
Atlas Genius
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
16
Portugal. The Man Purple Yellow Red And Blue Billboard Alternative Songs
Purple Yellow Red And Blue
15  Last
15  Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
17
Avicii Wake Me Up! Billboard Alternative Songs
Wake Me Up!
23  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Bergling, Aloe Blacc, M.Einziger
Producer(s):
Avicii
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | PRMD/Island
18
Panic! At The Disco Featuring Lolo Miss Jackson Billboard Alternative Songs
Miss Jackson
Panic! At The Disco Featuring Lolo
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.Urie, B.G.Walker, J.Sinclair, A.Salem, LoLo, A.Goose
Producer(s):
B.Walker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
19
Muse Follow Me Billboard Alternative Songs
Follow Me
21  Last
19  Peak
10  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
20
Foals My Number Billboard Alternative Songs
My Number
20  Last
20  Peak
13  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Transgressive
21
Pearl Jam Mind Your Manners Billboard Alternative Songs
Mind Your Manners
17  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.McCready, E.Vedder
Producer(s):
B.O'Brien
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Monkeywrench
22
Pepper F**k Around (All Night) Billboard Alternative Songs
F**k Around (All Night)
22  Last
21  Peak
16  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Law/Island
23
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Billboard Alternative Songs
Hail To The King
24  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.C.Sanders, B.E.Haner Jr, Z.J.Baker, J.Seward
Producer(s):
M.Elizondo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
24
Coldplay Atlas Billboard Alternative Songs
Atlas
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.R.Berryman, J.M.Buckland, W.Champion, C.A.J.Martin
Producer(s):
Coldplay, D.Green, R.Simpson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lions Gate
25
NONONO Pumpin Blood Billboard Alternative Songs
Pumpin Blood
26  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Jimson, S.Wappling, M.Flygare
Producer(s):
Astma, Rocwell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Metronome
26
AFI 17 Crimes Billboard Alternative Songs
17 Crimes
27  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
27
The Neighbourhood Afraid Billboard Alternative Songs
Afraid
28  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.J.Rutherford, Z.Abels, J.Freedman, M. Margott, B. Sammis, E.Haynie
Producer(s):
J.Pilbrow, E.Haynie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | [r]evolve
28
Arcade Fire Reflektor Billboard Alternative Songs
Reflektor
Last
28  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Arcade Fire
Producer(s):
Arcade Fire, J.Murphy, M.Dravs
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Merge
29
The 1975 Chocolate Billboard Alternative Songs
Chocolate
31  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Daniel, M.Healy, A.Hann, R.S.MacDonald
Producer(s):
M.Crossey, The 1975
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Dirty Hit/Vagrant
30
The Naked And Famous Hearts Like Ours Billboard Alternative Songs
Hearts Like Ours
29  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Somewhat Damaged/Polydor
31
Nine Inch Nails Came Back Haunted Billboard Alternative Songs
Came Back Haunted
25  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.T.Reznor
Producer(s):
M.T.Reznor, A.M.Ross, A.Moulder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | The Null Corporation
32
alt-J Tessellate Billboard Alternative Songs
Tessellate
33  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Newman, G.Unger-Hamilton, G.Sainsbury, T.Green, C.Andrew
Producer(s):
C.Andrew
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Infectious/Canvasback
33
Queens Of The Stone Age I Sat By The Ocean Billboard Alternative Songs
I Sat By The Ocean
34  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | Matador
34
Blue October Bleed Out Billboard Alternative Songs
Bleed Out
36  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Brando | Up Down
35
Vampire Weekend Unbelievers Billboard Alternative Songs
Unbelievers
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Batmanglij, E.Koenig
Producer(s):
R.Batmanglij, A.Rechtschaid
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | XL
36
Fall Out Boy The Phoenix Billboard Alternative Songs
The Phoenix
38  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Fall Out Boy
Producer(s):
B.Walker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Decaydance/Island
37
Franz Ferdinand Right Action Billboard Alternative Songs
Right Action
32  Last
28  Peak
11  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
38
Sick Puppies There's No Going Back Billboard Alternative Songs
There's No Going Back
30  Last
24  Peak
17  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Tim James, A.Armato, S. Moore, E. Anzai, D.Child
Producer(s):
ROCKMAFIA
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | DrillDown
39
Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know? Billboard Alternative Songs
Do I Wanna Know?
40  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Turner
Producer(s):
J.Ford
Imprint/Promotion Label:
ADA | Domino
40
Smallpools Dreaming Billboard Alternative Songs
Dreaming
37  Last
23  Peak
14  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Scanlon, M.Kamerman, B.J.Kuther, J.Intile, B.Berger, R.McMahon
Producer(s):
B.Berger, R.McMahon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
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