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!

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5 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!

6 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

I can't expound, it is the best song for ever...

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7 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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8 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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9 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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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 Contenders

11 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

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 Last of the American Girls - Green Day

Another masterpiece from this legendary band...

14 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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15 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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16 Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold

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


17 Paradise - Coldplay

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

18 Fix Me - 10 Years
19 Different Sense - Dir En Grey
20 Rope - Foo Fighters
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Top Remixes (14)

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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