Best Alternative Songs

If you're looking for a list of good alternative music, then here's where you'll find it.
Alternative music, or alternative rock music, emerged in the 1980s in the United States and the United Kingdom. This type of music is characterized by an aggressive and sometimes, quite critical outlook. It rejects the standard norms and rules of society and strives to break free from the suppressive and oppressive characteristics of society. It gained quite a lot of popularity by the mid 90s and has influenced other genres of rock, like Gothic rock, Noise pop, Indie pop, College rock, Noise rock, etc. The different bands and artists that performed this music gained immense fame and fan following. Given in this article, are some of the best alternative songs ever made, together with the name of their band/artist that sang them.

Some of them are alternative love songs, while some revolve around other emotions like anger, betrayal, melancholy, etc. Whatever the theme, these songs have definitely touched the hearts of a lot of people, especially the youth. In a way, these songs also act as a wake up call for people, because they deal very openly with serious issues of society. They use strong and forceful lyrics to get their point across.
  • Wonderwall ~ Oasis
  • Animal ~ Neon Trees
  • Radioactive ~ Kings of Leon
  • This Love ~ Maroon 5
  • This Love ~ Pantera
  • I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing ~ Aerosmith
  • Epic ~ Faith No More
  • Here is Gone ~ Goo Goo Dolls
  • Come as You Are ~Nirvana
  • Paralyzer ~ Finger Eleven
  • Fake It ~ Seether
  • Corduroy ~ Pearl Jam
  • Number One Blind ~ Veruca Salt
  • Little Lion Man ~ Mumford & Sons
  • Kings and Queens ~ 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Sweet Disposition ~ The Temper Trap
  • Creep ~ Radiohead
  • Ain't No Rest for the Wicked ~ Cage the Elephant
  • Memories ~ Weezer
  • Lover, You Should've Come Over ~ Jeff Buckley
  • Cross Out the Stars ~ Fightstar
  • The Only Exception ~ Paramore
  • Kryptonite ~ 3 Doors Down
  • Here Without You ~ 3 Doors Down
  • Two More Years ~ Bloc Party
  • A Forest ~ Cure
  • Every Day I Love You Less and Less ~ Kaiser Chiefs
  • Crawling ~ Linkin Park
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ Nirvana
  • Every You, Every Me ~ Placebo
  • Otherside ~ Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Brother ~ Organ
  • The Constant Lover ~ Magneta Lane
  • Yellow ~ Coldplay
  • Soul Kiss ~ Janes Addiction
  • Home ~ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • What I've Done ~ Linkin Park
  • Your Love is a Song ~ Switchfoot
  • Sleepyhead ~ Passion Pit
  • Radiation Vibe ~ Fountains of Wayne
  • Here It Goes Again ~ OK Go
  • Mr. Brightside ~ The Killers
  • Dead And Bloated ~ Stone Temple Pilots
  • Spoonman ~ Soundgarden
  • Opiate ~ Tool
  • Black Gives Way to Blue ~ Alice in Chains
  • March of the Pigs ~ Nine Inch Nails
  • No Rain ~ Blind Melon
  • Give It Away ~ Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Life on Mars? ~ David Bowie
  • Jeremy ~ Pearl Jam
  • Bizarre Love Triangle ~ New Order
  • Demolition Lovers ~My Chemical Romance
  • The Killing Moon ~ Echo & The Bunnymen
  • Dance Floor Anthems ~ Good Charlotte
  • Best of You ~ Foo Fighters
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head ~ Coldplay
  • Light of the Morning ~ Band of Skulls
  • Gives You Hell ~ The All-American Rejects
  • Losing My Religion ~ R.E.M
  • Kiss With a Fist ~ Florence and the Machine
  • Undisclosed Desires ~ Muse
  • Good Riddance ~ Green Day
  • Chasing Cars ~ Snow Patrol
  • Only the Young ~ Brandon Flowers
  • The Toadies ~ Possum Kingdom
  • Today ~ Smashing Pumpkins
  • When I Come Around ~ Green day
  • The Middle ~ Jimmy Eat World
  • Bring Me to Life ~ Evanescence
  • The Funeral ~ Band of Horses
  • Dashboard ~ Modest Mouse
  • I've Been Tired ~ Pixies
  • Sweet Dreams ~ Marilyn Manson
  • Mountain Song ~ Jane's Addiction
  • Shadow of the Day ~ Linkin Park
  • The Ghost Inside ~ Broken Bells
  • Supermassive Black Hole ~ Muse
  • Numb ~ Linkin Park
  • I Hate Everything About You ~ Three Days Grace
  • Fix You ~ Coldplay
Hope this list helped you in your search for alternate rock music. Go ahead, and listen to as many songs from the list as you can!
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