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
19
WEEKS ON CHART
Ride
Songwriter(s)
T.Joseph
Producer(s)
Ricky Reed
Imprint/Promotion Label
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
Gains in performance

EXPAND ALL

Play
1
twenty one pilots Ride Billboard Alternative Songs
Ride
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Joseph
Producer(s):
Ricky Reed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
2
The Strumbellas Spirits Billboard Alternative Songs
Spirits
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Ward, D.Ritter, J.Drury, D.James, I.Ritchie, J.Hembrey, B.Pickett, J.Setterington
Producer(s):
D.Schiffman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote
3
The Lumineers Ophelia Billboard Alternative Songs
Ophelia
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Schultz, J.C.Fraites
Producer(s):
The Lumineers, S.Felice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
4
Blink-182 Bored To Death Billboard Alternative Songs
Bored To Death
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Hoppus, T.L.Barker, J.Feldmann, M.Skiba
Producer(s):
J.Feldmann
Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | Viking Wizard Eyes
5
Red Hot Chili Peppers Dark Necessities Billboard Alternative Songs
Dark Necessities
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Kiedis, Flea, C.Smith, J.Klinghoffer, B.Burton
Producer(s):
Danger Mouse
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
6
Fitz And The Tantrums HandClap Billboard Alternative Songs
HandClap
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Fitz, S.Hollander, N.Scaggs, J.M.King, J.Karnes, J.M.Wicks, J.Ruzumna, E.B.Frederic
Producer(s):
Ricky Reed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | dangerbird/Elektra
7
Kaleo Way Down We Go Billboard Alternative Songs
Way Down We Go
11  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Juliusson
Producer(s):
Kaleo, M.Crossey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Elektra
8
The Struts Kiss This Billboard Alternative Songs
Kiss This
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Spiller, A.Slack, J.Wilkinson, R.Parkhouse, G.Tizzard
Producer(s):
J.Wilkinson, Red Triangle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | FreeSolo
9
AWOLNATION Woman Woman Billboard Alternative Songs
Woman Woman
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.R.Bruno
Producer(s):
A.R.Bruno
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
10
Cold War Kids First Billboard Alternative Songs
First
10  Last
Peak
60  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
N.Willett, M.Maust, D.Gallucci, J.Plummer, M.Schwartz
Producer(s):
D.Gallucci, L.Stalfors
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Downtown
11
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream Billboard Alternative Songs
Walking On A Dream
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.Steele, J.Sloan, N.Littlemore
Producer(s):
L.Steele, N.Littlemore
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | The Sleepy Jackson/Virgin/Astralwerks
12
Coldplay Adventure Of A Lifetime Billboard Alternative Songs
Adventure Of A Lifetime
15  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.R.Berryman, J.M.Buckland, W.Champion, C.A.J.Martin
Producer(s):
StarGate, R.Simpson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Parlophone
13
twenty one pilots Stressed Out Billboard Alternative Songs
Stressed Out
14  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x8
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Joseph
Producer(s):
M.Elizondo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
14
KONGOS Take It From Me Billboard Alternative Songs
Take It From Me
17  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.J.Kongos, J.D.Kongos, D.G.Kongos, D.L.Kongos
Producer(s):
KONGOS
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tokoloshe
15
Bear Hands 2AM Billboard Alternative Songs
2AM
16  Last
15  Peak
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Rau, T.Feldman, V.Loper, T.J.Orscher
Producer(s):
T.Feldman, J.Brown
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Q Prime | Spensive Sounds
16
Catfish And The Bottlemen Soundcheck Billboard Alternative Songs
Soundcheck
18  Last
16  Peak
10  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.McCann
Producer(s):
D.Sardy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Island
17
Declan McKenna Brazil Billboard Alternative Songs
Brazil
19  Last
16  Peak
16  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.McKenna
Producer(s):
M.Marlow
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | High Quality Popular Music
18
Joywave Destruction Billboard Alternative Songs
Destruction
20  Last
18  Peak
17  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood | Cultco
19
Cage The Elephant Trouble Billboard Alternative Songs
Trouble
24  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Cage The Elephant, D.Auerbach
Producer(s):
D.Auerbach
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | DSP
20
Bishop Briggs River Billboard Alternative Songs
River
22  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.G.McLaughlin, I.B.Scott, M.A.Jackson
Producer(s):
I.B.Scott, M.A.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Teleport/Island
21
Silversun Pickups Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) Billboard Alternative Songs
Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
23  Last
21  Peak
10  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Q Prime | New Machine
22
Young The Giant Something To Believe In Billboard Alternative Songs
Something To Believe In
26  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Gadhia, J.J.Tilley, E.Cannata, F.Comtois, P.Doostzadeh, A.Salibian
Producer(s):
A.Salibian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
23
The 1975 The Sound Billboard Alternative Songs
The Sound
21  Last
21  Peak
11  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Healy, G.Daniel, A.Hann, R.S.MacDonald
Producer(s):
M.Crossey, G.Daniel, M.Healy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Dirty Hit
24
Weezer King Of The World Billboard Alternative Songs
King Of The World
27  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Cuomo, J.Kritzstein
Producer(s):
J.Sinclair
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Crush Music | Weezer
25
Disturbed The Sound Of Silence Billboard Alternative Songs
The Sound Of Silence
25  Last
23  Peak
13  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
P.Simon
Producer(s):
K.Churko
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
26
Finish Ticket Color Billboard Alternative Songs
Color
28  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Elektra
27
Broods Free Billboard Alternative Songs
Free
31  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Nott, C.Nott, J.Little
Producer(s):
J.Little, Broods
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
28
Lewis Del Mar Loud(y) Billboard Alternative Songs
Loud(y)
30  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
29
Death Cab For Cutie Good Help (Is So Hard To Find) Billboard Alternative Songs
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)
29  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Barsuk
30
The Dirty Heads That's All I Need Billboard Alternative Songs
That's All I Need
Last
30  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.N.Watson, D.M.Bushnell, J.Gray
Producer(s):
J.Gray
Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Five Seven
31
Radiohead Burn The Witch Billboard Alternative Songs
Burn The Witch
32  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Yorke, J.Greenwood, C.Greenwood, P.Selway, E.O'Brien
Producer(s):
N.Godrich
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | XL
32
Run River North Run Or Hide Billboard Alternative Songs
Run Or Hide
34  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nettwerk
33
Kurt Vile Pretty Pimpin Billboard Alternative Songs
Pretty Pimpin
36  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | Matador
34
Barns Courtney Fire Billboard Alternative Songs
Fire
37  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.G.Courtney, D.Jackson
Producer(s):
K.McIntosh, B.Jones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
35
Holy White Hounds Switchblade Billboard Alternative Songs
Switchblade
39  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Razor & Tie
36
AURORA Conqueror Billboard Alternative Songs
Conqueror
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote
37
Lukas Graham 7 Years Billboard Alternative Songs
7 Years
33  Last
26  Peak
17  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x7
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.G.Forchhammer, S.Forrest, M.Ristorp, M.Pilegaard
Producer(s):
Future Animals, Pilo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
38
Coldplay Up&Up Billboard Alternative Songs
Up&Up
Last
38  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.R.Berryman, J.M.Buckland, W.Champion, C.A.J.Martin, M.S.Eriksen, T.E.Hermansen
Producer(s):
StarGate, R.Simpson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Parlophone
39
Elle King America's Sweetheart Billboard Alternative Songs
America's Sweetheart
38  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Elle King, M.Johnson
Producer(s):
M.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
40
The Unlikely Candidates Your Love Could Start A War Billboard Alternative Songs
Your Love Could Start A War
40  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
CO5 | Shok And Awe
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.