List of Billboard number-one alternative singles of the 2000s

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A Caucasian man sings into a microphone on a brightly lit stage. In the background, another man plays the drums.
"Headstrong" by American rock band Trapt (pictured) was the most successful single of the 2000s on the Billboard alternative chart.

Alternative Songs is a record chart that ranks the most-played songs on American modern rock radio stations. Published by the music industry magazine Billboard and introduced in September 1988,[1] the chart is based on electronically monitored airplay data compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from approximately 80 national rock radio stations.[2] Songs are ranked by a calculation of its total number of radio spins per week and its "audience impression", which is based upon exact times of airplay and each station's Arbitron listener data.[2] The chart was known as Modern Rock Tracks until June 2009, when it was renamed Alternative Songs in order to "better [reflect] the descriptor used among those in the [modern rock radio] format."[3]

106 singles topped the chart in the 2000s; the first was "All the Small Things" by American rock band Blink-182,[4] while the last was "Uprising" by English rock band Muse.[5] "The Pretender" by American rock band Foo Fighters spent eighteen weeks at number one on the chart from September to December 2007—the most for any single during the decade—and broke a record which was previously set by "Scar Tissue" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1999 and later tied by "It's Been Awhile" by Staind and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day.[6]

The overall top single of the 2000s on Billboard's Alternative Songs decade-end list was "Headstrong" by American rock band Trapt,[7] which originally topped the chart for three weeks and was also the number-one alternative single of 2003.[8] The decade-end top alternative artist was Linkin Park,[7] who scored eight number-one singles—"In the End", "Somewhere I Belong", "Faint", "Numb", "Lying from You", "Breaking the Habit", "What I've Done" and "New Divide"—and spent a record sixty-two weeks atop the chart during the 2000s.[4][9]

Number-one singles[edit]

Key
daggerBillboard year-end number-one single
double-daggerBillboard decade-end number-one single
– Return of a single to number one
Contents
← 1990s • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010s →
Single Artist Reached number one[4][5] Weeks at
number one[4][5]
"All the Small Things" Blink-182 December 25, 1999 8
"Otherside" Red Hot Chili Peppers February 19, 2000 13
"Kryptonite" dagger[10] 3 Doors Down May 20, 2000 11
"Last Resort" Papa Roach August 5, 2000 1
"Californication" Red Hot Chili Peppers August 12, 2000 1
"Last Resort" ↑ Papa Roach August 19, 2000 6
"Minority" Green Day September 30, 2000 5
"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" Fuel November 4, 2000 12
"Hanging by a Moment" Lifehouse January 27, 2001 3
"Butterfly" Crazy Town February 17, 2001 2
"Drive" dagger[11] Incubus March 3, 2001 8
"It's Been Awhile" Staind April 28, 2001 16
"Fat Lip" Sum 41 August 18, 2001 1
"Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm August 25, 2001 4
"How You Remind Me" Nickelback September 22, 2001 13
"In the End" Linkin Park December 22, 2001 5
"Blurry" dagger[12] Puddle of Mudd January 26, 2002 9
"Youth of the Nation" P.O.D. March 30, 2002 2
"Middle, TheThe Middle" Jimmy Eat World April 13, 2002 4
"Seein' Red" Unwritten Law May 11, 2002 4
"Hero" Kroeger, ChadChad Kroeger featuring Scott, JoseyJosey Scott June 8, 2002 3
"By the Way" Red Hot Chili Peppers June 29, 2002 14
"Aerials" System of a Down October 5, 2002 3
"You Know You're Right" Nirvana October 26, 2002 4
"All My Life" Foo Fighters November 23, 2002 10
"Always" Saliva February 1, 2003 1
"No One Knows" Queens of the Stone Age February 8, 2003 4
"Can't Stop" Red Hot Chili Peppers March 8, 2003 3
"Bring Me to Life" Evanescence featuring McCoy, PaulPaul McCoy March 29, 2003 2
"Somewhere I Belong" Linkin Park April 12, 2003 5
"Like a Stone" Audioslave May 17, 2003 2
"Headstrong" dagger[8] double-dagger[7] Trapt May 31, 2003 5
"Send the Pain Below" Chevelle July 5, 2003 1
"Seven Nation Army" White Stripes, TheThe White Stripes July 12, 2003 3
"Just Because" Jane's Addiction August 2, 2003 1
"Faint" Linkin Park August 9, 2003 6
"So Far Away" Staind September 20, 2003 6
"Weak and Powerless" Perfect Circle, AA Perfect Circle November 1, 2003 2
"So Far Away" ↑ Staind November 15, 2003 1
"Numb" Linkin Park November 22, 2003 12
"Hit That" Offspring, TheThe Offspring February 14, 2004 1
"Megalomaniac" dagger[13] Incubus February 21, 2004 6
"I Miss You" Blink-182 April 3, 2004 2
"Reason, TheThe Reason" Hoobastank April 17, 2004 1
"Last Train Home" Lostprophets April 24, 2004 1
"Love Song" 311 May 1, 2004 1
"Cold Hard Bitch" Jet May 8, 2004 3
"Lying from You" Linkin Park May 29, 2004 3
"Ch-Check It Out" Beastie Boys June 19, 2004 2
"Slither" Velvet Revolver July 3, 2004 4
"Float On" Modest Mouse July 31, 2004 1
"Just Like You" Three Days Grace August 7, 2004 3
"Breaking the Habit" Linkin Park August 28, 2004 4
"American Idiot" Green Day September 25, 2004 6
"Vertigo" U2 November 6, 2004 4
"Pain" Jimmy Eat World December 4, 2004 1
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" Green Day December 11, 2004 16
"E-Pro" Beck April 2, 2005 1
"Be Yourself" Audioslave April 9, 2005 4
"Holiday" Green Day May 7, 2005 3
"Hand That Feeds, TheThe Hand That Feeds" Nine Inch Nails May 28, 2005 5
"Beverly Hills" Weezer July 2, 2005 1
"Best of You" dagger[14] Foo Fighters July 9, 2005 7
"Feel Good Inc." Gorillaz August 27, 2005 8
"Only" Nine Inch Nails October 22, 2005 5
"DOA" Foo Fighters November 26, 2005 2
"Only" ↑ Nine Inch Nails December 10, 2005 2
"DOA" ↑ Foo Fighters December 24, 2005 4
"Hypnotize" System of a Down January 21, 2006 1
"Perfect Situation" Weezer January 28, 2006 4
"Wasteland" 10 Years February 25, 2006 1
"Every Day Is Exactly the Same" Nine Inch Nails March 4, 2006 4
"World Wide Suicide" Pearl Jam April 1, 2006 3
"Dani California" dagger[15] Red Hot Chili Peppers April 22, 2006 14
"Steady, As She Goes" Raconteurs, TheThe Raconteurs July 29, 2006 1
"Miss Murder" AFI August 5, 2006 5
"Animal I Have Become" Three Days Grace September 9, 2006 2
"Tell Me Baby" Red Hot Chili Peppers September 23, 2006 4
"When You Were Young" Killers, TheThe Killers October 21, 2006 2
"Welcome to the Black Parade" My Chemical Romance November 4, 2006 7
"Anna Molly" Incubus December 23, 2006 5
"Snow (Hey Oh)" Red Hot Chili Peppers January 27, 2007 5
"Pain" Three Days Grace March 3, 2007 4
"From Yesterday" Thirty Seconds to Mars March 31, 2007 2
"Survivalism" Nine Inch Nails April 14, 2007 1
"What I've Done" dagger[16] Linkin Park April 21, 2007 15
"Icky Thump" White Stripes, TheThe White Stripes August 4, 2007 3
"Paralyzer" Finger Eleven August 25, 2007 1
"Pretender, TheThe Pretender" Foo Fighters September 1, 2007 18
"Fake It" Seether January 5, 2008 8
"Long Road to Ruin" Foo Fighters March 1, 2008 7
"Psycho" Puddle of Mudd April 19, 2008 2
"Rise Above This" Seether May 3, 2008 2
"Pork and Beans" Weezer May 17, 2008 11
"Let It Die" dagger[17] Foo Fighters August 2, 2008 4
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay August 30, 2008 2
"Believe" Staind September 13, 2008 3
"You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" Offspring, TheThe Offspring October 4, 2008 11
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon December 20, 2008 8
"Second Chance" Shinedown February 14, 2009 1
"Love Hurts" Incubus February 21, 2009 1
"Second Chance" ↑ Shinedown February 28, 2009 2
"Love Hurts" ↑ Incubus March 14, 2009 2
"Brother" Pearl Jam March 28, 2009 2
"Use Somebody" dagger[18] Kings of Leon April 11, 2009 3
"Feel Good Drag" Anberlin May 2, 2009 1
"Know Your Enemy" Green Day May 9, 2009 6
"New Divide" Linkin Park June 20, 2009 1
"Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups June 27, 2009 1
"New Divide" ↑ Linkin Park July 4, 2009 11
"Notion" Kings of Leon September 19, 2009 1
"Uprising" Muse September 26, 2009 2
"Check My Brain" Alice in Chains October 10, 2009 1
"Uprising" ↑ Muse October 17, 2009 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shipley, Al (September 10, 2008). "Celebrating 20 Years Of Modern-Rock Countdowns, From Siouxsie To Staind". Idolator. Buzz Media. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Charts". Sun Herald (The McClatchy Company). August 25, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2013. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (June 10, 2009). "Chart Beat: Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Shinedown". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Whitburn 2008, pp. 342–349.
  5. ^ a b c "Alternative Songs – 2009 Archive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Trust, Gary (February 11, 2013). "Muse's 'Madness' Rewrites Record For Longest-Reigning Alternative Songs No. 1". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Trust, Gary (December 18, 2009). "Linkin Park, Nickelback top decade's rock charts". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Reuters. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Year In Music: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 115 (52): 75. December 27, 2003. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Linkin Park – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Year In Music 2000: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 112 (52): 88. December 30, 2000. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Year in Music 2001: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (52): 72. December 29, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Year in Music 2002: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (52): 87. December 28, 2002. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Year In Music & Touring: Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 116 (52): 70. December 25, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Year-end top tens". Orlando Sentinel (Tribune Company). December 30, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Year-End Charts: Hot Modern Rock Songs". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 118 (51): 81. December 23, 2006. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Alternative Songs: 2007 (Year-End)". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Alternative Songs: 2008 (Year-End)". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Alternative Songs: 2009 (Year-End)". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved June 29, 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]