Best Alternative Songs


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41 Majesty - Madrugada
42 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
43 There is a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths

What are the legendary Smiths doing doing here at #46... This song is the mother of all alternative songs

44 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

How is this below In The End? That song is trash!

Why was this not on the list? - christangrant

45 Mirrorball - Elbow
46 Reptilia - The Strokes

Great song. Love the strokes!

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47 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana V 2 Comments
48 Testify - Rage Against the Machine

Why isn't Rage higher up on the list... this is blasphemy.

49 All Apologies - Nirvana
50 Broken - Seether
51 Headstrong - Trapt


52 First - Cold War Kids

This song is almost impossible to forget

53 Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low
54 Clocks - Coldplay

This should be number 1. It is a great song in every sense. Lyrics are good, rhythm is great, (piano rocks), and deserves a better position
It is truly a masterpiece. It will be heard for a long time

Best song EVER! Nothing like it out there.

I love this song, it came out when I was little, and I've been listening to it for a long time. I love the piano a lot!

My Best song in the world! The piano, his voice, the vocal, the setup, the lyrics, I'm madly in love with this song forever till I'm gone, man. This is Coldplay's finest music. It should be top 1 in the list. Gosh 💜

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55 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
56 Mercy - Muse
57 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

What! This is definitely a top 10er. This deserves a better spot than punk ass bands like My Chemical Romance, lp or Green Day.

The Foo Fighters are hands down one of the besg Alternative bands, this song should be higher on the list...

58 Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

One of the most atmospheric songs ever created. Instrumentation and great lyrics evoke feeling of calm summer night in the city and/or the suburbs. Timeless little jewel. Pretty much overlooked yet beautiful.

Woah! This is an EXTREMELY underrated song! How'd it make it past Paranoid Android? I'm impressed! - MikaBeeWall

59 The Night - Disturbed

This song should at least be in the top 10... Such a great songs. Two years since I began listening To disturbed but this song still remains right on top. Great riffs, awesome vocals, great lyrics and a killer solo... This song defines disturbed.

This song demolishes every song around it

Disturbed is awesome

Again this is metal

60 Heart Song - Automatic Loveletter
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