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The Top Ten
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.
I hate this song for how overplayed it is.
But I can't hate the impact of the song had on 90s pop and culture.
When this album dropped, everyone turned punk all-of-a-sudden.
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...
It should be on number 1 spot.V 72 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
From beginning to end. Goosebumps.V 26 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.
Love this song so much should be 1V 11 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!?!
I had no Idea I had a crush on Jarred Leto until I heard this song... AHHH a man of so many talents!V 11 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?!
Amy Lee's just great.V 19 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.
Breaking Benjamin are very underratedV 14 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
Any GD song could be in the top ten but BOBD should be #1V 22 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.
Please guysV 33 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
Lol the only blink-182 song that doesn't sound like Tom Delong pooped his diaper, seriously though this is a great song mainly because they have Mark do the opening line and you don't have to hear tom screaming "Forever, Forever, let's make this last for ever! "V 7 Comments
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.
Its not alternative,it sounds like heavy metal and hard rock to me - zxmV 12 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!
This is a great song to rock out to and perfect to listen to when growing up.
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.
Great song!V 12 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!
This needs to be #1. like nobody's businessV 3 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
I love this song! enough.V 3 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!
Like classic music for the 90's
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.
This should be at least at the top 5
Best band ever
It's one of the best alternative rock songs
Best ever, the lyrics are perfect!
Best band ever
You people should know your tastes...V 2 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
17? really? muse is the best band in the worldV 10 Comments
The best songs are the ones that take you out of your world, and plunge you in theirs. Evanescence reaches to you with a hauntingly beautiful voice, deep soulful lyrics and music at the end that completely drowns you in its wake.V 1 Comment
My favorite song, glad to see it's risen to the top 20's in the list.
My favorite song. It's so catchy
I cry when I hear this song
Very meaningful lyrics.It got good beatV 4 Comments
Amazing song, this song made Rock music look good, I'm a Three Days Grace hater but I admit I absolutely love this song and "Never Too Late".
The meanings are deep and touching, the music is entertaining, the PAIN screams is artistic and the whole song is resemble of Art, Drama and Will.
With respect and honor I say "WELL DONE THREE DAYS GRACE"!
Why isn't this song in the Top 10?
It's Three Days Grace's Signature!
This song is one of the Rock masterpieces of this decade... and not just that, this song is everywhere, I've heard it in many series like Grey's Anatomy, CSI: New York and I've seen it live on Ghost Whisperer.
I mean it wouldn't be that famous if it isn't awesome!
Hear it and you will feel true addiction!
Why isn't this song #1
It's the most beautiful song I've ever witnessed, though I don't really like 3 Days Grace but this song is a masterpiece!
It really gets you motivated and fully engaged...
The lyrics, the music, the melody and Adam's fantastic voice really gets you addicted to this song, you will keep hearing it on and on and you'll never get bored of it!
I gotta admit this song was great but the first dude posing as a hater got a long road to become an actor.seriously? come on man only JB fangirls act like that! /: even an unborn baby could get that u are huge fan /:V 6 Comments
Unique, and with awesome meaning!
Best lyrics I ever heard.this is not someone song.this is for everyone. Just enjoy and mend within
Awesome song... can light up any environment.. nobody can ever get tired of listening to this marvelous song.. all hail Linkin Park...!
This powerful song captures the essence of the Foo Fighters perfectly and is so unforgettable. I feel very confident saying that I will never tire from hearing its memorable riff and Dave's voice. The way that the song stops, goes kinda quiet and then explodes is amazing!
Simply the BEST BAND of all time. They are everything a band should be. Excellent musicians, great songwriters, and funny as hell.
This should be top 5 at least! Such a good riff for such an awesome song
Really? >...blink-182 above ANY Foo Fighters song? , hella dumb B.V 7 Comments
Mainly britpop,but while britpop is inspired from alternative rock so it should be here,anyway great song - zxm
One of my favorite songs of all time. - MontyPython
Everything that Tyler creates is always pure genius, this is no exception! Twenty one pilots has yet to make a single song that doesn't contain raw emotion presented in a format that is comforting to everyone. Ode to Sleep deserves recognition!
'You see a pen I see a harpoon' is the best most relatable lyric in the song (for me) everything in this song is so true and powerful but just by hearing that one line I knew exactly what Tyler meant
Great song. - Alpha101
This song will be rembered for genrations. About 20 years from now, looking back they will be 1# on this all time chartV 1 Comment
Perfect lyrics for the perfect rhythm... This is more than just a song which makes one feel taken away to the new world...
This is a song which defines good music with great lyrics=the best song ever...
One of a kind... I repeat... One hell of a kind
I like it but you should put A little piece of heaven in the number one!
This is metal not alternative
I've never seen a song so enthusiastic, so mind catching, so entertaining and heart stopping!
This song is a mind blower!
Why the Hell isn't this song on the top of this list, the judges really need to re-filter there results...
Skillet... is our "Hero"
This the greatest song ever! Skillet should be in the top ten because they give so much passion, so enthusiastic, so mind catching, so entertaining and heart stopping! Our hero... Skillet
I love this song. It should be in the top ten.
Why the hell isn't this in the top 5V 1 Comment
If you've even heard of Panic! At the Disco, you've most likely memorized this song. Its not my favorite of their songs, but definitely a classic.
Everything panic has done and stuff Brendon has done out of the band deserves so much more recognition, he's so talented is not even fair
Panic! At the Disco is amazing, there really should be more of their songs on here
Way more of their songs should be on hereV 4 Comments
Alternative music is the Pixies!V 1 Comment
What are the legendary Smiths doing doing here at #46... This song is the mother of all alternative songs
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.
Should be in top ten...for sure
One of the saddest songs that makes me cry always :(
Great song. Love the strokes!V 1 Comment
Why isn't Rage higher up on the list... this is blasphemy.
This song is almost impossible to forget
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