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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
18
WEEKS ON CHART
Ophelia
Songwriter(s)
W.Schultz, J.C.Fraites
Producer(s)
The Lumineers, S.Felice
Imprint/Promotion Label
Dualtone

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1
The Lumineers Ophelia Billboard Alternative Songs
Ophelia
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Schultz, J.C.Fraites
Producer(s):
The Lumineers, S.Felice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
2
Blink-182 Bored To Death Billboard Alternative Songs
Bored To Death
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

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
3
Red Hot Chili Peppers Dark Necessities Billboard Alternative Songs
Dark Necessities
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
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.
4
twenty one pilots Ride Billboard Alternative Songs
Ride
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Joseph
Producer(s):
Ricky Reed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
5
The Strumbellas Spirits Billboard Alternative Songs
Spirits
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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
6
Kaleo Way Down We Go Billboard Alternative Songs
Way Down We Go
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Juliusson
Producer(s):
Kaleo, M.Crossey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Elektra
7
Fitz And The Tantrums HandClap Billboard Alternative Songs
HandClap
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
12
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
8
Cold War Kids First Billboard Alternative Songs
First
Last
Peak
63  Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
63
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
9
KONGOS Take It From Me Billboard Alternative Songs
Take It From Me
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
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
10
Cage The Elephant Trouble Billboard Alternative Songs
Trouble
12  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Cage The Elephant, D.Auerbach
Producer(s):
D.Auerbach
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | DSP
11
Bishop Briggs River Billboard Alternative Songs
River
17  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
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
12
The Struts Kiss This Billboard Alternative Songs
Kiss This
Last
Peak
29  Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Spiller, A.Slack, J.Wilkinson, R.Parkhouse, G.Tizzard
Producer(s):
J.Wilkinson, Red Triangle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | FreeSolo
13
Catfish And The Bottlemen Soundcheck Billboard Alternative Songs
Soundcheck
15  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.McCann
Producer(s):
D.Sardy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Island
14
twenty one pilots Stressed Out Billboard Alternative Songs
Stressed Out
13  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x8
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Joseph
Producer(s):
M.Elizondo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Fueled By Ramen
15
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream Billboard Alternative Songs
Walking On A Dream
14  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
16
Bear Hands 2AM Billboard Alternative Songs
2AM
16  Last
13  Peak
16  Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Rau, T.Feldman, V.Loper, T.J.Orscher
Producer(s):
T.Feldman, J.Brown
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Q Prime | Spensive Sounds
17
Young The Giant Something To Believe In Billboard Alternative Songs
Something To Believe In
19  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
21
PREVIOUS WEEK
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
6
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
18
Declan McKenna Brazil Billboard Alternative Songs
Brazil
18  Last
16  Peak
19  Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.McKenna
Producer(s):
M.Marlow
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | High Quality Popular Music
19
Silversun Pickups Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) Billboard Alternative Songs
Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
21  Last
19  Peak
13  Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Q Prime | New Machine
20
Joywave Destruction Billboard Alternative Songs
Destruction
20  Last
18  Peak
20  Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood | Cultco
21
Beck Wow Billboard Alternative Songs
Wow
32  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
32
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Hansen
Producer(s):
B.Hansen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Fonograf Records
22
Weezer King Of The World Billboard Alternative Songs
King Of The World
24  Last
22  Peak
10  Weeks
25
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Cuomo, J.Kritzstein
Producer(s):
J.Sinclair
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Crush Music | Weezer
23
The Dirty Heads That's All I Need Billboard Alternative Songs
That's All I Need
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
27
PREVIOUS WEEK
25
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.N.Watson, D.M.Bushnell, J.Gray
Producer(s):
J.Gray
Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Five Seven
24
Disturbed The Sound Of Silence Billboard Alternative Songs
The Sound Of Silence
23  Last
23  Peak
16  Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
P.Simon
Producer(s):
K.Churko
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
25
The 1975 The Sound Billboard Alternative Songs
The Sound
22  Last
21  Peak
14  Weeks
23
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
14
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
26
Finish Ticket Color Billboard Alternative Songs
Color
26  Last
26  Peak
10  Weeks
26
PREVIOUS WEEK
26
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RRP | Elektra
27
Lewis Del Mar Loud(y) Billboard Alternative Songs
Loud(y)
27  Last
27  Peak
11  Weeks
28
PREVIOUS WEEK
27
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
28
Broods Free Billboard Alternative Songs
Free
28  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
29
PREVIOUS WEEK
28
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Nott, C.Nott, J.Little
Producer(s):
J.Little, Broods
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
29
The Head And The Heart All We Ever Knew Billboard Alternative Songs
All We Ever Knew
Last
29  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
The Head And The Heart
Producer(s):
J.Joyce
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
30
Barns Courtney Fire Billboard Alternative Songs
Fire
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
34
PREVIOUS WEEK
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.G.Courtney, D.Jackson
Producer(s):
K.McIntosh, B.Jones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
31
Coldplay Up&Up Billboard Alternative Songs
Up&Up
31  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
33
PREVIOUS WEEK
31
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
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
32
Nothing But Thieves Wake Up Call Billboard Alternative Songs
Wake Up Call
33  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
39
PREVIOUS WEEK
33
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Voleur
33
Glass Animals Life Itself Billboard Alternative Songs
Life Itself
36  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
36
PREVIOUS WEEK
36
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Bayley, T.Tafo
Producer(s):
D.Bayley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Harvest | Wolf Tone
34
Radiohead Burn The Witch Billboard Alternative Songs
Burn The Witch
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
31
PREVIOUS WEEK
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Yorke, J.Greenwood, C.Greenwood, P.Selway, E.O'Brien
Producer(s):
N.Godrich
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | XL
35
Run River North Run Or Hide Billboard Alternative Songs
Run Or Hide
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
32
PREVIOUS WEEK
35
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nettwerk
36
Kurt Vile Pretty Pimpin Billboard Alternative Songs
Pretty Pimpin
34  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
35
PREVIOUS WEEK
34
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | Matador
37
The Unlikely Candidates Your Love Could Start A War Billboard Alternative Songs
Your Love Could Start A War
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
CO5 | Shok And Awe
38
The Avett Brothers Ain't No Man Billboard Alternative Songs
Ain't No Man
38  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
38
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Avett, S.Y.Avett, R.W.Crawford, Jr.
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | American
39
Death Cab For Cutie Good Help (Is So Hard To Find) Billboard Alternative Songs
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)
37  Last
27  Peak
12  Weeks
30
PREVIOUS WEEK
37
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Barsuk
40
Band Of Horses Casual Party Billboard Alternative Songs
Casual Party
39  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
39
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Bridwell
Producer(s):
J.Lytle, Band Of Horses
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | American
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