Top 10 Alternative Rock Songs of 2010 & 2011


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The Top Ten

Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
Truly the best rock song of all time. This song is so creative and it can rock anyone (even people who hate rock).
Linkin Park have ruled this planet!
What was left when that fire was gone
I thought it felt right but that right was wrong
All caught up in the eye of the storm
And trying to figure out what it's like moving on
And I don't even know what kind of things I said
My mouth kept moving and my mind went dead
So I'm picking up the pieces, now where to begin
The hardest part of ending is starting again
oh yeah! awesome tune! the only song I really liked off that album. Both Chester ^^ Mike have done a good job
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2Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin
It's one of the best songs of BB. The lyrics are awesome and heart touching. And of course meaningful as ever.
Best lyrics I've ever witnessed, such a heart catcher!
It gets you engaged and totally fused with the song!

The song is very touching and well singed, I belive it's the best song breaking benjamin have ever made.
I need to cry every time I listen to this song... I clicked on BB in youtube by mistake... Certainly the best mistake of my life

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3The Good Life - Three Days Grace
An awesome song from an awesome band. They fused hard rock with alternative rock with a meaningful lyrics to create a song that you'll get addicted to, these guys are just amazing!

Three Days Grace have ruled all hard rock music ever known... I mean with this song and Time Of Dying ^^ Riot they have made hard Rock HISTORY!
Such a fantastic and enthusiastic song it really gets me pumped up and ready 4 ACTION!
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4Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
The best METAL song ever created...
It got me thrilled to the limits, ans Gates really knows how to make a good metal solo!
Best metal song maybe in history "along with Master of Puppets - Metallica"

This song is the perfect hardcore song I've heard
Metal became awesome when these guys jumped into it, damn they are so epic and this song proves it!
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5The Catalyst - Linkin Park
Such a supreme all in one song!
This song is suitable for rock, pop and any other music fan.
It's really beautiful and it contains a combination of awesome voices and attractive music... Phenomenal!
Linkin park surprise us like always, this song is not like the others, it's not ordinary, it has a strange combination of different types of music that really made it so epic!

GO GO Linkin Park!
Awesome song, really shocking how Linkin Park turned out as an all typed music creators.

This song just stunned me when I heard it!
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6Closer to the Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars
Amazing song from 30 seconds to mars. Surely better than Kings ^^ Queens.
This alternative song has changed my look to rock music forever.
Never loved a rock song before, but this one is different.
It's almost a pop song and it really shows that 30 seconds to mars have become one of the best bands in history!
I love this song, and loved 30 Seconds To Mars because of it.
I rarely hear a Rock song on radio stations but I always hear this song.

30 Seconds to Mars have really brought life to modern ROCK!
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7Awake and Alive - Skillet
The Best religious song I ever heard, so touching and inspiring.
This song deserves more than #5, we need more votes on it!

Skillet have proven themselves as one of the best alternative rock bands in history, they deserve a bow for their achievements!
This religious song has made history, I mean I never imagined that I could hear religious music, but I changed my mind after I heard this fantastic song.
If you wanna talk about best alternative then this song should be the best.
Not only the lyrics is awesome but the way they composed it was extremely fantastic
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8So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
To me this is the best Avenged Sevenfold song ever made, no screaming, no crazy rifs, no unpleasant sounds.
Excellent Rhythm, Composition, Rifs, Vocals and such an Excellent Masterpiece!


Amazing piece of art from A7X, relaxing, comforting and one of the best they've ever made!
Such a fantastic song, no words can describe it!
For me this one is better than nightmare
It's not heavy and it's extremely relaxing
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9Country Song - Seether
Since the past, I loved Nirvana. Nevermind is very well. But then in 2002 I met the song Broken by Seether. In Seether's first album, I understand new Nirvana is better than old. And you know, ever since he was like Country Song's wait. I always wait more beautiful... Country Song ambitions were satisfied. I really need to get clip, need to get songs, great.
Awesome beat at the beginning and an awesome alternative rock collaboration, this song has shocked me and went through my vanes till it reached my heart!
This song is everywhere!
I always hear it on the radio and see it on top charts.
It did well on the billboard and I hope it does well here on this list
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10Isolation - Alter Bridge
Why is this song down here!
Alter Bridge showed the entire world how proper guitar riffs are made and fused with a song in a perfect way!

This song is one of the masterpieces of this decade!
Alter bridge should get more attention!
Simply astonishing!
The solos in this song are perfectly made, and the lyrics is one of the best I've ever seen, Alter bridge have one of the best lyrics in the rock world.

This song is amazing, it's really underrated!


Fantastic song, I knew alter bridge from edge's theme song, but I became a fan when I heard their new album AB3.
This song is the best in the album, hear it!
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The Contenders

11World So Cold - Three Days Grace
Supreme song with many deep meanings, it's really touching and fantastically made, this song is one of the best Grunge songs I've ever heard.
Three days grace have dominated Post-Grunge for themselves!
And this song tells the story.

They just keep getting better and better...
Fantastic Song, fantastic lyrics, fantastic music, fantastic vocals, fantastic EVERYTHING!
This song is a show stopper!

Go 3DG!
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12Sing - My Chemical Romance
This is a first-class songs I've ever heard
This song was made in japan
adala sing songs from the band my chemical romance grub
this song is like a song that makes you fly and
lost in music alternative
go go go
My Chemical Romance are awesome, this song is sorta classic but epic at the same time, I really enjoy listening to it very much, it's very relaxing!
Imply awesome! Catchy guitar riff, great lyrics and as always, great vocals!
Relaxing song with a small country touch, amazing
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13My Heart Is Broken - Evanescence

Nice song from Evanescence, their new album is awesome, and because of this song it became even more awesome.
Love this song!

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14Burn - Papa Roach
Why isn't this song on the top 10?
It's one of the best I've ever heard.. really fantastic and entertaining and many sites have voted this song as the #1 Rock Song Of 2010!

Vote people! this song is extremely underrated!
This song is maybe the best papa roach has ever made!
This fantastic rock song should have been higher than this rank, PR are really getting some reputation these days
Want a rock masterpiece hear this song guys it's extremely epic, it's the same style as three day grace!
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15Burning In the Skies - Linkin Park
Amazing song... Amazing lyrics and also amazing video... The song deservers to be in betwwen no 10
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16Walk - Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters honestly win every grammy a rock band can win in 2011, and they are 17th. ?
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17Last of the American Girls - Green Day Listen to sample

18Corner - Blue Stahli

I'm not surprised why this song is down here, no one knows this song, if anyone did it would have been at least in the Top 5, unbelievably underrated and unknown.

It's amazing what 1 person can make!

I never knew this song before I saw this list, I'm really grateful to the one who added it.

It's so amazing I'm listening to it 24/7


The Legend of the 1 person band has came to life.
Bret Autrey is the best Musical Artist ever known.

He truly deserves a bow!

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19Lost In You - Three Days Grace
Nice alternative song that really gets you, this is not the usual three days grace style but it really proved that they could produce more than just Hard Rock
One of the best rock song I've ever heard, it's soft and heart touching.
This sung was a huge surprise from three days grace.

They changed the way they usually sing and made a really touching song that really gets you!

I wish they could make more songs like this!
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20Paradise - Coldplay Listen to sample

21The Animal - Disturbed

Such a hell of enthusiasm, I head banged to this song like never before.
Disturbed are the best Metal band that ever walked on earth!

One of the best of disturbed, it really get's ya pumped up.
These guys don't know where to stop, they just keep getting better!


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22Hold On - All That Remains

All that remains should have made huge success because of this song... I used to hate these guys but when I heard this song I knew that they deserve better

The way they mixed good singing and death growling is awesome, this song deserves more than this rank!

Didn't like their music until I heard this mind blower.
Such a heart touching and pounding song.

It should surely get a higher rank!

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23Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars
30 sECONDS TO mARS is just great! No doubt. And This is War, the best album. This song must have been on 2 or 3, it is even better than Waiting for the end.
This song is epic! 30 seconds to mars is epic! They deserve the first place. The music means so much to the echelon! We're not just fans we're the kings and queens, so comr on vote for the best song EVER!
WHAT? Number 10? Are you ' kidding me? Kings and Queens ruled rock chats all over the world, it doesn't get better than this. It should be number one for sure..
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24Resistance - Muse Listen to sample

25Iridescent - Linkin Park
What is this doing here!

I mean Linkin Park have made us such a relaxing song that was featured on a Transformers movie and this is not how we should repay them.

Vote this up guys!
I first heard this song from the new Transformers movie.
The video is legendary, and the song is so calm that I didn't tell if it's an Alternative song or not.
"as if the skies had blown the heavens into stars"
This quote makes me break down with emotion every time.
This quote is so beautiful.
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26Maybe - Sick Puppies

Beautiful soft rock song, surely the best from sick puppies.
This song should be featured in a famous movie.

Relaxing song with a small country touch, amazing

SICK PUPPIES! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS AND SONG FROM THEM (this should be ranked higher though)

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27What You Want - Evanescence Listen to sample

28Lesson Learned - Alice in Chains

Simply awesome! Catchy guitar riff, great lyrics and as always, great vocals!

Best alice in chains song ever! Amazing and ear catching.
Alice in chains never get old for rock music!
Since Rooster I didn't hear good songs, but after this one I've changed my mind!


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29This Is War - 30 Seconds to Mars
Amazing song from an amazing band, and the video describes the whole song, if only the chorus was a bit better it would have been #1 on this list!
Thank you 30 Seconds to mars for giving us song like this.

Since I've heard this song and I've been listening to 30 Seconds to Mars!
Simply Beautiful!

The song's verses are maybe the best verses ever known in history!
WT*! THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10! WHAT IS THIS SONG DOING DOWN HERE?! This song's a lot better than the songs in the top 10! Come on people vote for it don't be shy!
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30(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer Listen to sample

31Lay Me Down - The Dirty Heads Listen to sample

32Impossible - Anberlin
How can this not be number 1? Anberlin is the best alternative band out there. I guess part of the problem is people confusing alternative rock with hard rock.


Good song man, catchy sound..
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33Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold

A7X never disapoint us when it comes to new songs!
This one is surely better than many of the others they made.

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34Bottoms Up - Nickelback Listen to sample

35Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days

I've never heard a song so creative like this one, the riffs are just awesome and the whole song is perfectly made!


36Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold

Entertaining song with nice solos and rhythms, avenged sevenfold are getting better and better day by day.


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37Rope - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

38Ghost of Days Gone By - Alter Bridge Listen to sample

39Bittersweet Memories - Bullet for My Valentine
Possibly the most listen to Bullet For My Valentine song these days.. Fantastically made and fantastically composed
The most amazing song by Bullet For My Valentine... Really aesome!
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40The Collapse - Adelitas Way Listen to sample

41Shake Me Down - Cage the Elephant Listen to sample

42Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine Listen to sample

43The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! At the Disco
P! ATD is amazing, and in spite of losing half of their band members, (including their main lyricist) they still kept on going. As you can tell, they did not fail to satisfy fans, making hit songs like this. The xylophone at the beginning is mysteriously beautiful. The whole song is hard hitting all together. Perfectly detailed execution, which was unlike many other alternative songs. Besides, this list is WACK! HALF THE SONGS ON THE DAMN LIST AREN'T EVEN FROM 2010/2011!
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44We Are One - 12 Stones

A fantastic surprise from 12 stones, awesome song (especially the WWE remix),
12 Stones are extremely underrated this song is one of many that deserved more attention!

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45Help Is On the Way - Rise Against Listen to sample

46Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay Listen to sample

47Cough Syrup - Young the Giant Listen to sample

48American Slang - The Gaslight Anthem Listen to sample

49Lotus Flower - Radiohead Listen to sample

50Lonely Boy - The Black Keys Listen to sample

51Planetary - My Chemical Romance Listen to sample

52Animal - Neon Trees Listen to sample

53My Best Theory - Jimmy Eat World

Best jimmy eat world song ever, way better than "The Middle", really love this song, it should be featured in a movie

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54Far From Home - Five Finger Death Punch Listen to sample

55Not Again - Staind

Awesome song, one of my very top favorite songs of all time, this song should get more votes it's very good!

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56These Days - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

57End of My Rope - Trapt Listen to sample

58Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour Listen to sample

59Radioactive - Kings of Leon Listen to sample

60Face to the Floor - Chevelle Listen to sample

61Screaming Bloody Murder - Sum 41 Listen to sample

62Blame the Machines - Duran Duran Listen to sample

63Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Listen to sample

64Tonight - Seether

Seether's new album is actually the best I've witnessed till now, and this song and Country song proves what I'm saying right now.

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65Up All Night - Blink-182 Listen to sample

66Changing - The Airborne Toxic Event Listen to sample

67Rip Tide - Sick Puppies Listen to sample

68All I Want - A Day to Remember Listen to sample

69Dark Horses - Switchfoot Listen to sample

70Young Blood - The Naked And Famous Listen to sample

71Smackdown - Blue Stahli Listen to sample

72Forgiven - Skillet Listen to sample

73The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

74Another Way to Die - Disturbed

Another amazing song from disturbed, there is no limits to the entertainment these guys give us!

Disturbed have won the hearts of every music listener these days!

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75Issues - Escape the Fate Listen to sample

76Shoot It Out - 10 Years Listen to sample

77Tighten Up - The Black Keys Listen to sample

78Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons Listen to sample

79The Crow and the Butterfly - Shinedown Listen to sample

80Long Time - Cake Listen to sample

81Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes Listen to sample

82Feed the Machine - Red Listen to sample

83Adolescents - Incubus Listen to sample

84Every Time You Go - 3 Doors Down Listen to sample

85It's Not Me It's You - Skillet Listen to sample

86Sunset In July - 311 Listen to sample

87Howlin' for You - The Black Keys Listen to sample

88Metamorphosis - Blue Stahli Listen to sample

89You Are a Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie Listen to sample

90The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine

Best Bullet for My Valentine song ever made, this song proves how much they are underrated, a little emo but that doesn't mean it sucks

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91Lowlife - Theory of a Deadman Listen to sample

92Warrior - Disturbed Listen to sample

93Machine Gun Blues - Social Distortion Listen to sample

94Dreaming Wide Awake - Poets of the Fall
One of the most underrated bands these days, hear this song it's really nice and entertaining
I thought this list was about alternative rock, not hitlist rock. So keeping that in mind, here is one of the best alternative rock songs of 2010.
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95Lucy - Skillet

Such a sad and beautiful song, I never thought that skillet could make such an album with absolutely attractive song like this!

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96The Roller - Beady Eye Listen to sample

97Curl of the Burl - Mastodon Listen to sample

98Death of Communication - Company of Thieves Listen to sample

99Will Do - TV On the Radio Listen to sample

100Bounce - Emphatic Listen to sample

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