Top 10 Best Alternative Rock Songs of the 21st Century

In a world brimming with an eclectic mix of genres, alternative rock has managed to carve out its own unique niche. From its humble beginnings in the '80s and '90s, this genre has consistently pushed the boundaries of convention, inviting us to embrace a vibrant soundscape that weaves together elements of punk, grunge, indie, and more. And what better way to celebrate the power of this genre than by compiling a list of the best alternative rock songs of the 21st century?

From the iconic anthems that have defined a generation to the hidden treasures that might have slipped under your radar, these are the tunes that have sparked a multitude of emotions, evoking nostalgia, rebellion, and a sense of profound connection. They've served as the backdrop to moments of triumph, heartbreak, and everything in between.
The Top Ten
1 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

One of the best alternative metal songs of all time.

2 Holiday - Green Day

Amazing song by Green Day... They nailed it!

Beats any Linkin Park song if you ask me.

YEEES! If any song to make this list, this is a perfect nomination!

3 Waiting for the End - Linkin Park

I really love whatever linkin park cook. They are just awesome... Maybe I would have chosen other songs of linkin park for #1 spot but still it doesn't dissapoint. Cheers

Linkin Park is best of the best!

I Still love Linkin Park, with the changes of music style from hybrid theory

4 In the End - Linkin Park
5 The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars

I'm sorry for you this song must be the best alternative rock song
I just can say sorry!

I love songs that blend alternative rock and hard rock.

6 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace

This is definitely a good song I'll admit, also I'm getting sick of lists that have Linkin Park overshadow TDG all the time. Linkin Park is mediocre but their not that good.

While I am glad this is here, it needs to be higher up. I understand some think this is touchy, though.

I can gurantee all that none of song in this world would motivate to move on, beside this. 3day Grace created a master piece of emotionly broked down rage of a broken heart. You say music, lyrics, The voice... Every moment in this class song is EPIC.

7 Blind - Lifehouse
8 Mr. Brightside - The Killers
9 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

This is the greatest rock song of all time definitely needs to be number 1!

10 Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold

Kick ass mild solo, amazing vocals, video, edgy rythym... What else do you need in a song?

The Contenders
11 Hysteria - Muse
12 In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
13 Awake and Alive - Skillet

Can't believe this song wasn't even in the list. This is the best alt rock song till date. John and ledger's voices, the lyrics and the instruments, please guys try listening to this song... It's just too good

LiKe seriusly guys? Skillet is literally one of the most best rock artists ever! And this song is one of his best! Coming from a rocker from heavensphere!

Amazing song. The lyrics and instruments used are just superb. It's the best alt rock song I've heard till date I. E 2014

14 Mama - My Chemical Romance

This song is the pure essence of Alternative Rock and should be way up on the list. A lot of these items are not relevant to Alt Rock

15 Clocks - Coldplay

Best song ever. Starts with the most amazing piano riff and ends off with a big bang. The lyrics are also very meaningful and it shows the true talent of Coldplay.

16 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
17 Numb - Linkin Park

Awesome song. I think there is no song out there as awesome as Numb.

18 Into the Silence - Robbie Williams

His best rock album, nothing comes close to this one.

19 My Immortal - Evanescence

Just because this song is on an alt rock album doesn't mean it is alt rock...

I love this songs and I'm sure that this song is better then "Dear God" by Avenged Sevenfold

20 Carnival of Rust - Poets of the Fall
21 Walk - Foo Fighters

Great song. It makes me feel so good

22 Map of the Problematique - Muse
23 Lemon Freddy - The Arcana
24 Misery Business - Paramore
25 Going Under - Evanescence
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