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
[Newest]"Awesome" that's all I can say

2The 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!

3Give 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
[Newest]I can't expound, it is the best song for ever...

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!

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!
[Newest]Fine song but where's Lost In The Echo by Linkin Park?
Its an awesome song you know but this is also a fine one ;) Love it!

6Closer to the Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars
One day maybe we'll meet again... Such a good lyric reminds me of someone special
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!
Amazing song from 30 seconds to mars. Surely better than Kings ^^ Queens.
This alternative song has changed my look to rock music forever.

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
[Newest]Awesome theme of this song

8Country 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
[Newest]Barely above Awake and Alive for me.

9So 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!
It was this song and Dear God that got my brother hooked on the band. That final bit where they play the solo and show the pics of The Rev is my favorite part
[Newest]Linkin park first with that crap song doesn't make sense

10World 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!
[Newest]World so cold is a fine resemble of modern rock, it really gets you in the song.

I just love the part when Adam goes "counting my days"

The Contenders

11Sing - My Chemical Romance
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
What is this song doing here?!? This masterpiece is one of the best you'll ever hear from My Chemical Romance.

12Isolation - 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!

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!

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!
Want a rock masterpiece hear this song guys it's extremely epic, it's the same style as three day grace!
Classic man... Best of papa roach... The drumming bass... Everything was fascinating... Legendary... Love you proach.

15Burning In the Skies - Linkin Park
Amazing song... Amazing lyrics and also amazing video... The song deservers to be in betwwen no 10
What it deserves far more better than this its about mistakes. We all do it. The part in between has awesomest guitar sounds
Vote fans don't you love Linkin Park

16Walk - Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters honestly win every grammy a rock band can win in 2011, and they are 17th. ?
Should be in top 10...

17Last of the American Girls - Green Day

18Lost 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
This song was a huge surprise from three days grace.

They sang a song more towards blues and pure alternative instead of hard rock.

This song is so amazing and mind catching, I really wish they would make more like it!
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!
[Newest]One of the best rock song I've ever heard, it's soft and heart touching.

19The 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!


20Hold 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!

21Corner - 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!

22Paradise - Coldplay

23Resistance - Muse

24Iridescent - 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!
"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.
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.

25Kings 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.
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..
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!
[Newest]Just Awesome. We are the kings, We are the queens

26Rope - Foo Fighters

27Porn 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!


28Maybe - 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)

29What You Want - Evanescence
The guitar and melody of this song is the best and is one of the best on the new album

30Lesson 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!


31Buried 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.

32This Is War - 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!
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!

33Impossible - 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..

34(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer

35Lay Me Down - The Dirty Heads

36We 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!

37Bottoms Up - Nickelback

38Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold
Entertaining song with nice solos and rhythms, avenged sevenfold are getting better and better day by day.


39Ghost of Days Gone By - Alter Bridge

40Bittersweet 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!

41The Collapse - Adelitas Way

42Not Again - Staind
Awesome song, one of my very top favorite songs of all time, this song should get more votes it's very good!

43These Days - Foo Fighters

44My 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
Great guitar riffs and hard driving fist pumping chorus

45Shake Me Down - Cage the Elephant

46Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
#46! Damn you all! Just listen to it once... amazing beat n start... you wont regret it.

47Cough Syrup - Young the Giant

48American Slang - The Gaslight Anthem
TGA's title track is a worthy introduction to an amazing record.

49Lotus Flower - Radiohead

50Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

51The 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!

52Help Is On the Way - Rise Against

53Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay

54Forgiven - Skillet

55End of My Rope - Trapt

56The 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

57Animal - Neon Trees

58Shoot It Out - 10 Years

59Far From Home - Five Finger Death Punch

60Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour

61The Crow and the Butterfly - Shinedown

62Radioactive - Kings of Leon

63Face to the Floor - Chevelle

64Screaming Bloody Murder - Sum 41

65Blame the Machines - Duran Duran

66Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

67Tonight - 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.

68Up All Night - Blink-182

69Changing - The Airborne Toxic Event

70Rip Tide - Sick Puppies

71All I Want - A Day to Remember

72Dark Horses - Switchfoot

73Young Blood - The Naked And Famous

74Smackdown - Blue Stahli

75Dreaming 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.

76The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers

77Will Do - TV On the Radio

78Bounce - Emphatic

79Another 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!

80Issues - Escape the Fate

81Tighten Up - The Black Keys

82Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons

83Long Time - Cake

84Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes

85Feed the Machine - Red

86Adolescents - Incubus

87Planetary - My Chemical Romance

88Every Time You Go - 3 Doors Down

89It's Not Me It's You - Skillet

90Sunset In July - 311

91Howlin' for You - The Black Keys

92Metamorphosis - Blue Stahli

93You Are a Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie

94Lowlife - Theory of a Deadman

95Warrior - Disturbed

96Machine Gun Blues - Social Distortion

97Lucy - Skillet
Such a sad and beautiful song, I never thought that skillet could make such an album with absolutely attractive song like this!
Best song I've ever heard. It's so relate able for me

98The Roller - Beady Eye

99Curl of the Burl - Mastodon

100Death of Communication - Company of Thieves

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