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Nirvana sounds pure with a lot of spirit in it. They don't really rely on sound boosting gadgets unlike Linkin Park. Kurt cobain is one of the best musician of our time.
Can I slap someone for In the End being number one? That's nonsense. This is legendary. Best alt rock song ever: maybe no, but better than In The End and lots of others. My personal favorite is Iris - Goo Goo Dolls.
Simply the greatest alternative song ever made. A true masterpiece worthy of praise nothing will ever compare to it. It still inspires awe to this day.
Sorry but this song IS LAMEV43 Comments
The perfect spot for the song! No song can ever take its place. Simply the best song in its genre. Chester and Mike, hats off to both of you! Thank You for creating this masterpiece!
This song is about life because whatever we do or how much we try to succeed in the end nothing matters... T's such a depressing song, but absolutely true
In The End...
Wins Hands down...
This is as good as it gets...
Chester Bennington And Mike Shinoda rock...
Awesome songV63 Comments
MRC... they rock my worldddd totally and simply AH-MAZING
I didn't think theyd make it to Alternative, let alone number three. But heck yes. This song is overplayed but still inspiring and amazing.
the startin riff made my grandma also rock to it... definitely no 1
Definitely one of the best songs of all timeV24 Comments
Yay for the one actual alternative song. Emphasis on alternative not alt rock or grunge
One of the most diverse and fun alternative songs to listen to. It has such fantastic riffs and lyrics. The Killers are the future of alternative rock
This is the only Alternative song on this list. It's also the greatest song of all time.
A true epitome of alternative rock, unlike some other pop punk/grunge ones listed here. It's simply amazing to listen to from beginning to end, over and over again.V9 Comments
I love it how Jarred Leto puts much emotion to this song. It's one of my favorite. And also, this song gives me an adrenaline rush when ever I listen to it. )
Many of the songs "30 second to mars" the inspiring journey of my life I love every song and the content of the content of the lyrics.
The song that changed the world and reached every ear on this planet, I'm surprised why In The End is 9 ranks above this song!?!
It's not a pure alternative rock song. Anyways it's really good. I have heard it 100+ times and still I am not bored. Jared at this best. The only better vocalist than him is Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.V11 Comments
The only rock song that broke the limits between rock and pop music, you can never find a person who hates this song no matter what type of music he likes.
This song should head this list without any competition! - Manunited91
THE BEST! HAUNTED, BREATHE NO MORE, FIELD OF INNOCENCE, ANYWHERE BUT HOME, TAKING OVER ME, MY LAST BREATH, FARTHER AWAY...
What is this doing all the way down at 27!? And why isn't Nirvana number 1?!
Just amazing...V18 Comments
I love almost all these songs but Breaking Benjamin is like my... Life band. I always listen to them when I feel alone. They make me feel like my life is important... I guess that's why they will always be my number one.
This song taught me a lesson: I love women, but I WONT be pushed by girls that I obsess over. This song is helping me end the obsession. There is one girl, and every time I see Hart my legs get week and I get queasy and instantly my face turns red and gets hot. Not long after I'm punching, all teary eyed and alone. Its been like this for two years, and I've had enough! Benjamin Burnley, you rock. I still hope with enough practice I can be like you and give everyone that "your not alone take a stand" feeling. Since Breaking Benjamin came into my life, especially the singer himself, my writing and musical interests have grown. Thank you, for saving my life, my musical hope, everything. Thank you.
This song introduced me to modern rock and is the reason for the 3000 songs in my collection!
I feel music is only meant to sound good and not take years for one to develop a taste for it.
The king of rock songs and rock bands. That's it. You can't beat em.V13 Comments
Green Day is by far the best alt. Band ever and this is one of their best songs. This song is absolutely amazing, it has meaning, it has life. There can not be a better song or a better band ta that, well maybe one republic. But I have listened to Green Day my whole life and I fell in love with this song when it first came out.
This song is amazing in so many ways; The lyrics are incredible, the tune is enchanting, The singer's voice couldn't have been a better match, And the title by itself is pretty Awesome!
the best alternative sng, should have been the no. 1
I was going through a difficult time when this song was popular and it really resonated with me perfectly. One of the all-time great songs...V20 Comments
This song deserves much more than this ranking. It's such a nice song an I love the lyrical content of the song. Plus the band music is great. BLINK-182 all day.
I don't mind Green Day. However, their music does not even compare to the sheer brilliance of each and every Blink-182 song. I miss you is my favorite blink song and deserves to be #1. Or at least much higher than it's current ranking.
'Don't waste your time on me your already the voice inside my head' will stick in your head all day
This song deserves way higher than 8V4 Comments
What the hell? , this song must be the first song in this list, I really wondered! It makes ma heart stop when listen to it I fell like something tell to stand up and destroy anything I see
Who the hell put this song behind a naked baby?
This song must be at number 1 list. It is so good that I never get tired of listening this song again and again.
Perfect songV29 Comments
It's a pity that Smells Like Teen Spirit overpowers the glory of Nirvana's other tracks. Heart-Shaped Box is a brilliant alternative masterpiece that belongs in the top ten.
One of my favorite songs of all time. - MontyPython
This is not the place for an all time awesome song, this song should be at least #1 (with a huge gap between it and #2).
This song was a fusion between Alternative Music, Hard Rock, Metal and Post-Grung, this song has changed many people's lives with it's unmatched Rhythm, Riffs and singing.
And Myles Kennedy's voice is one of the best among all time, he's truly the best Vocalist till now.
This song is 8 minutes and it broke all musical limits and we ended up hearing a phenomenal Song that will never be imitated, this song is a one in a lifetime musical experience that you shouldn't miss!
Alter Bridge... YOU ROCK!
This song is a masterpiece, and a lot of the songs on this list are just awful, I've heard almost every song on this list and Blackbird beats them all by a long shot
Maybe this is the best song ever irrespective of the place it holds in this list as this song easily stands out of any list with no atom of dubiousness...
Very strong, meaningful, heart-touching and thought-evoking song.
Might have listened to hundreds of times in less than a month.
Thanks to Alter Bridge for having created a Masterpiece.
No. Top 10. Best guitar solo ever. Linkin Park is good, but they cannot compete with Blackbird. - acd100700V12 Comments
This song is what I listen to whenever I get bullied. It reminds me of how things will get better. I admire this song and I base my life on its meaning and lyrics. This song has and always will get me through hard times.
This song always picks me up on a bad day. I love listening to it while in the car. One of the best on my iPod!
One of the greatest songs ever, and truly one of the anthems of the 90s and one of the best songs about self-loathing. Very depressing yet very beautiful.
The day I first heard it, I just kept hearing and hearing it again and again. Goosebumps, touchy and the vocal just delivers it with lots of feelings
Radiohead doesn't even compare to have the names on this list, they're masterful.
Timeless song. Better than any of the crap being put out today.V12 Comments
A classic hit about the insecurity all of us feel at one time or another. The Goo Goo Dolls Iris really brings the feeling of loneliness home. - Paragor34
Greatest song by goo goo dolls. THis should be way up the top. - music_book_addict
This is the best Alternative Rock Song, guys! How can you be so dumb? This is simply brilliant! I love this song!
Is this a joke? How can this NOT make the top 5 let alone top 10! One of the best songs ever. come on people!V2 Comments
First song I heard by them besides Good Riddance, (who hasn't heard that song!? ) It has a good feel to it. This sing really shows you their range of generas they fit into, not just punk. Punk isn't just a genera though either so... What do you think?
It's so damn perfect! I play it over and over..
How is this song not in the top ten
How Is this not number 1V3 Comments
From the moment when the guitars sweep you off your feet in the beginning, this is one of the most authentically beautiful alternative songs in my opinion. The lyrics are riveting and honest. Should definitely be in the top ten!
Paws what you're doing. You got to be kitten me right meow, this is a catastrophy. No smashing pumpkins until the 50s? Seriously? These guys were The alternative band of the 90s, and this nostalgiac song deserves top 10 recognition. come on now.V2 Comments
It's one of the best alternative rock songs
Best ever, the lyrics are perfect!
You people should know your tastes...V3 Comments
Come on this song is catchy, moving, clever, great use of all instruments. Muse is one of the greatest bands and don't deny it
This is a great song by a great band, they are the best! How did it come to this? - Alejandro-Bantik
No one can beat Muse! 16 years and still going strong
This is the single best song in the world.V10 Comments
My favorite song, glad to see it's risen to the top 20's in the list.V5 Comments
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Top Remixes (32)
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. In the End - Linkin Park
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Numb - Linkin Park
2. Pain - Three Days Grace
3. The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
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