List of RPM number-one alternative rock singles

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This is a list of RPM magazine's Rock/Alternative number-one singles of its entire publication from June 11, 1995 to November 6, 2000. There are also some records listed.

Records[edit]

Consecutive weeks at #1

The Tragically Hip – "Poets" (12)
Marcy Playground – "Sex and Candy (7)
Filter – "Take a Picture" (7)
U2 – "Beautiful Day" (7)
The Wallflowers – "Heroes" (6)
The Tea Party – "Heaven Coming Down" (6)
Foo Fighters – "Learn to Fly" (6)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Otherside" (6)


Non-consecutive weeks at #1

3 Doors Down – "Kryptonite" (10)
Marcy Playground – "Sex and Candy" (8)
Filter – "Take a Picture" (8)
Foo Fighters – "Learn to Fly" (7)
Soundgarden – "Pretty Noose" (6)
Days of the New – "Enemy" (6)
Smash Mouth – "Walkin' on the Sun" (5)

Most songs to reach #1

The Smashing Pumpkins (5)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (5)
U2 (5)
Green Day (4)
Oasis (4)
Bush (3)
Pearl Jam (3)
Everclear (3)


Cumulative weeks at #1

Red Hot Chili Peppers (20)
U2 (18)
Tragically Hip (13)
Smashing Pumpkins (10)
Soundgarden (9)
  • Additionally, "Anybody Seen My Baby?" by The Rolling Stones is the only song to ever have debuted at the top spot.

Chart history[edit]

Issue date Song Artist Weeks at
No. 1
Ref(s)
June 11, 1995 "More Human than Human" White Zombie 1 [1]
June 19, 1995 "Misery" Soul Asylum 3 [2]
July 10, 1995 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" U2 2 [3]
July 24, 1995 "This Is a Call" Foo Fighters 4 [4]
August 21, 1995 "Tomorrow" Silverchair 3 [5]
September 11, 1995 "J.A.R." Green Day 1 [6]
September 18, 1995 "Comedown" Bushx 2 [7]
October 2, 1995 "Lump" The Presidents of the United States of America 1 [8]
October 9, 1995 "Name" Goo Goo Dolls 1 [9]
October 16, 1995 "Geek Stink Breath" Green Day 3 [10]
November 6, 1995 "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" The Smashing Pumpkins 4 [11]
December 4, 1995 "My Friends" Red Hot Chili Peppers 3 [12]
January 8, 1996 "One of Us" Joan Osborne 1 [13]
January 15, 1996 "Wonderwall" Oasis 2 [14]
January 29, 1996 "Brain Stew" Green Day 3 [15]
February 19, 1996 "1979" The Smashing Pumpkins 1 [16]
February 26, 1996 "Peaches" The Presidents of the United States of America 3 [17]
March 18, 1996 "Ironic" Alanis Morissette 1 [18]
March 25, 1996 "Zero" The Smashing Pumpkins 1 [19]
April 1, 1996 "Aeroplane" Red Hot Chili Peppers 1 [20]
April 8, 1996 "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots 2 [21]
April 22, 1996 "Champagne Supernova" Oasis 1 [22]
April 29, 1996 "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots 1 [21]
May 6, 1996 "Champagne Supernova" Oasis 1 [22]
May 13, 1996 "Machinehead" Bushx 1 [23]
May 20, 1996 "Ahead by a Century" The Tragically Hip 1 [24]
May 27, 1996 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden 3 [25]
June 17, 1996 "One More Astronaut" I Mother Earth 1 [26]
June 24, 1996 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden 3 [25]
July 15, 1996 "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots 4 [27]
August 12, 1996 "Burden in My Hand" Soundgarden 3 [28]
September 2, 1996 "Who You Are" Pearl Jam 2 [29]
September 16, 1996 "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" Primitive Radio Gods 1 [30]
September 23, 1996 "E-Bow the Letter" R.E.M. 1 [31]
September 30, 1996 "If It Makes You Happy" Sheryl Crow 1 [32]
October 7, 1996 "Novocaine for the Soul" Eels 2 [33]
October 21, 1996 "Muzzle" The Smashing Pumpkins 2 [34]
November 4, 1996 "Aneurysm" Nirvana 3 [35]
November 25, 1996 "Stinkfist" Tool 1 [36]
December 2, 1996 "Swallowed" Bushx 4 [37]
January 20, 1997 "#1 Crush" Garbage 2 [38]
February 3, 1997 "Discothèque" U2 5 [39]
March 10, 1997 "Lakini's Juice" Live 2 [40]
March 24, 1997 "Abuse Me" Silverchair 2 [41]
April 7, 1997 "Precious Declaration" Collective Soul 2 [42]
April 21, 1997 "The New Pollution" Beck 1 [43]
April 28, 1997 "Staring at the Sun" U2 3 [44]
May 19, 1997 "The Impression That I Get" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 2 [45]
June 2, 1997 "Song 2" Blur 4 [46]
June 30, 1997 "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" The Smashing Pumpkins 2 [47]
July 14, 1997 "If You Could Only See" Tonic 1 [48]
July 21, 1997 "The Difference" The Wallflowers 2 [49]
August 4, 1997 "Last Night on Earth" U2 1 [50]
August 11, 1997 "Building a Mystery" Sarah McLachlan 1 [51]
August 18, 1997 "Fly" Sugar Ray 1 [52]
August 25, 1997 "D'You Know What I Mean?" Oasis 1 [53]
September 1, 1997 "Fly" Sugar Ray 1 [52]
September 8, 1997 "D'You Know What I Mean?" Oasis 1 [53]
September 15, 1997 "Anybody Seen My Baby?" The Rolling Stones 2 [54]
September 29, 1997 "Walkin' on the Sun" Smash Mouth 1 [55]
October 6, 1997 "Hitchin' a Ride" Green Day 1 [56]
October 13, 1997 "Don't Go Away" Oasis 1 [57]
October 20, 1997 "Walkin' on the Sun" Smash Mouth 4 [55]
November 17, 1997 "Tubthumping" Chumbawamba 2 [58]
December 1, 1997 "Everything to Everyone" Everclear 3 [59]
January 12, 1998 "3 A.M." Matchbox Twenty 2 [60]
January 26, 1998 "Bitter Sweet Symphony" The Verve 2 [61]
February 9, 1998 "3 A.M." Matchbox Twenty 1 [60]
February 16, 1998 "Given to Fly" Pearl Jam 1 [62]
February 23, 1998 "Sex and Candy" Marcy Playground 7 [63]
April 13, 1998 "I Will Buy You a New Life" Everclear 1 [64]
April 20, 1998 "Sex and Candy" Marcy Playground 1 [63]
April 27, 1998 "The Way" Fastball 4 [65]
May 25, 1998 "Wishlist" Pearl Jam 1 [66]
June 1, 1998 "Heroes" The Wallflowers 6 [67]
July 13, 1998 "Poets" The Tragically Hip 12 [68]
October 5, 1998 "The Scene" Big Sugar 1 [69]
October 12, 1998 "Got the Life" Korn 1 [70]
October 19, 1998 "Celebrity Skin" Hole 2 [71]
November 2, 1998 "Got the Life" Korn 1 [70]
November 9, 1998 "Dragula" Rob Zombie 1 [72]
November 16, 1998 "Do You Want to Get Heavy" Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 5 [73]
Dec 15, 1998-Apr 11, 1999 No charts No charts [74]
April 12, 1999 "Free Girl Now" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1 [75]
April 19, 1999 "Heavy" Collective Soul 2 [76]
May 3, 1999 "Free Girl Now" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1 [77]
May 10, 1999 "Mas Tequila" Sammy Hagar 2 [78]
May 24, 1999 "Lit Up" Buckcherry 3 [79]
June 14, 1999 "Heaven Coming Down" The Tea Party 6 [80]
July 26, 1999 "Scar Tissue" Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 [81]
August 30, 1999 "Smooth" Santana feat. Rob Thomas 2 [82]
September 13, 1999 "One Man Army" Our Lady Peace 1 [83]
September 20, 1999 "Enemy" Days of the New 4 [84]
October 18, 1999 "One Man Army" Our Lady Peace 1 [83]
October 25, 1999 "Enemy" Days of the New 1 [84]
November 1, 1999 "The Dolphin's Cry" Live 1 [85]
November 8, 1999 "Enemy" Days of the New 1 [84]
November 15, 1999 "Learn to Fly" Foo Fighters 6 [86]
January 10, 2000 "Take a Picture" Filter 1 [87]
January 17, 2000 "Learn to Fly" Foo Fighters 1 [86]
January 24, 2000 "Take a Picture" Filter 7 [87]
March 13, 2000 "Load Me Up" Matthew Good Band 1 [88]
March 20, 2000 "Otherside" Red Hot Chili Peppers 6 [89]
May 1, 2000 "Everything You Want" Vertical Horizon 1 [90]
May 8, 2000 "Kryptonite" 3 Doors Down 5 [91]
June 12, 2000 "Bent" Matchbox Twenty 2 [92]
June 26, 2000 "Kryptonite" 3 Doors Down 5 [91]
July 31, 2000 "With Arms Wide Open" Creed 1 [93]
August 7, 2000 "Wonderful" Everclear 2 [94]
August 21, 2000 "Californication" Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 [95]
September 25, 2000 "Beautiful Day" U2 7 [96]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
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