Top 10 Alternative Rock Songs of 2010 & 2011


The Top Ten

1 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

Great lyrics. Love this song.

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2 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

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!

The best METAL song ever created...
It got me thrilled to the limits, ans Gates really knows how to make a good metal solo!

Kickass song...
Way better than... Good life and waiting for the end.

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3 The 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!

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!

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4 Closer 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!

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!

One of the best song I've ever heard, this song should be in the top 5 at least.
It's very beautiful and touching! - ricolopez

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5 Give 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

Damn! I forgot about this song! This is probably the best breaking Benjamin song I have ever heard! Never gets old!

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6 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

Amazing piece of art from A7X, relaxing, comforting and one of the best they've ever made!

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! - DJZeezo

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

Linkin Park first with that crap song doesn't make sense

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7 The 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!

Such a fantastic and enthusiastic song it really gets me pumped up and ready 4 ACTION!


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!


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8 My 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!

9 Burning 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

10 Sing - 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!

My Chemical Romance is simply the best in my own opinion. This is once again another masterpiece that was performed beautifully! I also liked the #SINGitforJapan version of this song but I adore the original! Ray, and Frank killing it, the drums are amazing, Mikey amazing at bass as always, and gee with the vocals! Very relaxing to listen to! So happy its in top 10!

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

I'm glad it's in the top 10, it's amazing!

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The Newcomers

? Tonight - 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.

The Contenders

11 World 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.

Fantastic Song, fantastic lyrics, fantastic music, fantastic vocals, fantastic EVERYTHING!
This song is a show stopper!

Go 3DG!

Three days grace have dominated Post-Grunge for themselves!
And this song tells the story.

They just keep getting better and better...

This song is absolutely fantastic. It's got a deep meaning, yet with simple lyrics that'll have you singing along in no time. One of the best songs from the best album of y second favourite band (first favourite band is Linkin Park, however I don't think Waiting for the End and The Catalyst are really rock songs)

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12 Walk - Foo Fighters

Walk won multiple awards and set a new path for upcoming alternative bands to follow. So why the hell is it 12th. Just listen to the sing along, scream along tune and see where I am coming from

The Foo Fighters honestly win every grammy a rock band can win in 2011, and they are 17th.?

13 Awake 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

These guys are brilliant. My favorite Skillet song of all time. I also like Hero.

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14 Country 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

Barely above Awake and Alive for me.

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15 Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold

Entertaining song with nice solos and rhythms, Avenged Sevenfold are getting better and better day by day.


16 Paradise - Coldplay

I love this song! Why isn't it higher?

17 Fix Me - 10 Years
18 Different Sense - Dir En Grey
19 Isolation - 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! - DiegoRodiEXL

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!

This song is simply A.W.E.S.O.M.E. ,should be in the top 5. The very first intro riff sets me in the mood whenever I'm in the car or at home. Simply amazing AB keep making this kinda music and amaze us...

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20 Pledge - The Gazette
21 Last of the American Girls - Green Day

Another masterpiece from this legendary band...

22 Resistance - Muse

This song should be in top 10

23 This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars

Simply Beautiful!

The song's verses are maybe the best verses ever known in history!

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!

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!

It is an amazing song with amazing lyrics and amazing blah blah..
Listen it is honestly just an amazing track

24 Burn - Papa Roach

Want a rock masterpiece hear this song guys it's extremely epic, it's the same style as three day grace!

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!

Classic man... Best of papa roach... The drumming bass... Everything was fascinating... Legendary... Love you proach.

Epic pump up song nice riffs, lyrics and composition!

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25 Falling Down - Mucc
26 What You Want - Evanescence

The guitar and melody of this song is the best and is one of the best on the new album

27 Jade - x Japan
28 Get Up! - Korn
29 Lost 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!

Fabulous song, it's really relaxing and one of the best I've heard from 3DG.
It also made a good success on Billboard. - 3dgfan

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30 Hold 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!

31 Impossible - 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. - Luvaddict77

Good song man, catchy sound..

32 Lights Out - Breaking Benjamin

Fantastic song by BB, they are really underrated, this song has really a great rock spirit that motivates you to finish the song.
Fantastic rock song, thanks BB! - AltRock4ever

33 Iridescent - 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.

Just ruining a the beauty of rock This is disrespect

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34 The 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! - ahmedhiari

35 Corner - 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 - Rockfreeko

One word : amazing!

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!

36 Kings 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!

Just Awesome. We are the kings, We are the queens

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37 Memories - Weezer
38 Porn 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!


39 Buried 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.

40 Maybe - 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)

41 Narcissistic Cannibal - Korn
42 We 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!

43 The Collapse - Adelitas Way

This is one awesome song that is very hard if not to dislike

44 Lesson 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!


45 End of My Rope - Trapt
46 Every Teardrop is a Waterfall - Coldplay

Amazing song, I love it.

47 Bottoms Up - Nickelback
48 Animal - Neon Trees
49 Cough Syrup - Young the Giant

Only at 40. Are you serious. Such a good song: music, lyrics. Everything about this song is fantastic.

50 The 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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Top Remixes (13)

1. Corner - Blue Stahli
2. Isolation - Alter Bridge
3. Closer to the Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars
1. The Good Life - Three Days Grace
2. The Catalyst - Linkin Park
3. Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
1. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
2. My Heart is Broken - Evanescence
3. Waiting for the End - Linkin Park

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