List of number-one Billboard Alternative Songs of 2012

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These are the U.S. number-one alternative rock songs of 2012, per the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

Note that Billboard publishes charts with an issue date approximately 7–10 days in advance.

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Key
Best charting alternative song of 2012 Indicates best charting alternative song of 2012
Note: Year-End most popular alternative/modern rock songs, ranked by airplay detections as measured by Nielsen BDS.[1]
Issue date Song Artist Reference
January 7 "Lonely Boy" The Black Keys [2]
January 14 [3]
January 21 [4]
January 28 [5]
February 4 [6]
February 11 [7]
February 18 [8]
February 25 [9]
March 3 "Somebody That I Used to Know" dagger Gotye featuring Kimbra [10][11]
March 10 [12]
March 17 [13]
March 24 [14]
March 31 [15]
April 7 [16]
April 14 [17]
April 21 "We Are Young" Fun featuring Janelle Monáe [18]
April 28 [19]
May 5 "Somebody That I Used to Know" dagger Gotye featuring Kimbra [20]
May 12 [21]
May 19 [22]
May 26 [23]
June 2 [24]
June 9 "Gold on the Ceiling" The Black Keys [25]
June 16 [26]
June 23 [27]
June 30 "Tongue Tied" Grouplove [28]
July 7 "Gold on the Ceiling" The Black Keys [29]
July 14 [30]
July 21 "Little Talks" Of Monsters and Men [31]
July 28 [32]
August 4 "Burn It Down" Linkin Park [33]
August 11 "Some Nights" Fun [34]
August 18 [35]
August 25 "Too Close" Alex Clare [36]
September 1 [37]
September 8 [38]
September 15 [39]
September 22 "Some Nights" Fun [40]
September 29 "Ho Hey" The Lumineers [41]
October 6 [42]
October 13 "Madness" Muse [43]
October 20 "I Will Wait" Mumford & Sons [44]
October 27 "Madness" Muse [45]
November 3 [46]
November 10 [47]
November 17 [48]
November 24 [49]
December 1 [50]
December 8 [51]
December 15 [52]
December 22 [53]
December 29 [54]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How We Chart The Year". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date January 7, 2012
  3. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date January 14, 2012
  4. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date January 21, 2012
  5. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date January 28, 2012
  6. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date February 4, 2012
  7. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date February 11, 2012
  8. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date February 18, 2012
  9. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date February 25, 2012
  10. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date March 3, 2012
  11. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-end list, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date March 10, 2012
  13. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date March 17, 2012
  14. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date March 24, 2012
  15. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date March 31, 2012
  16. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date April 7, 2012
  17. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date April 14, 2012
  18. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date April 21, 2012
  19. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date April 28, 2012
  20. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date May 5, 2012
  21. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date May 12, 2012
  22. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date May 19, 2012
  23. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date May 26, 2012
  24. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date June 2, 2012
  25. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date June 9, 2012
  26. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date June 16, 2012
  27. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date June 23, 2012
  28. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date June 30, 2012
  29. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date July 7, 2012
  30. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date July 14, 2012
  31. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date July 21, 2012
  32. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date July 28, 2012
  33. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date August 4, 2012
  34. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date August 11, 2012
  35. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date August 18, 2012
  36. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date August 25, 2012
  37. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date September 1, 2012
  38. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date September 8, 2012
  39. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date September 15, 2012
  40. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date September 22, 2012
  41. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date September 29, 2012
  42. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date October 6, 2012
  43. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date October 13, 2012
  44. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date October 20, 2012
  45. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date October 27, 2012
  46. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date November 3, 2012
  47. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date November 10, 2012
  48. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date November 17, 2012
  49. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date November 24, 2012
  50. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date December 1, 2012
  51. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date December 8, 2012
  52. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date December 15, 2012
  53. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date December 22, 2012
  54. ^ Alternative Songs, Billboard.com, issue date December 29, 2012

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