Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart Has 25th Anniversary

It was September 10, 1988, that Billboard–the keeper of all the music charts–introduced their ranking of the biggest alternative rock songs in America.  Here are the songs with the longest runs at #1 on that chart.

Muse, “Madness” (2012):  19

Foo Fighters, “The Pretender” (2007):  18

Muse, “Uprising” (2009):  17

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Scar Tissue” (1999): 16

Staind, “It’s Been Awhile” (2001):  16

Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004):  15

Marcy Playground, “Sex and Candy” (1997), 15

Linkin Park, “What I’ve Done” (2007):  15

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “By the Way” (2002):  14

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dani California” (2006):  14

(Via Huffinton Post)

Alan Cross

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