Foo Fighters Top Act, Muse's 'Uprising' No. 1 Song in Alternative Songs Chart's 30th Anniversary Recaps

Foo Fighters Top Act, Muse's 'Uprising' No. 1 Song in Alternative Songs Chart's 30th Anniversary Recaps


The Foos and Muse retain their ranks first achieved for the chart’s 25th anniversary.

When it involves dominance on Streets Talkin's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, no acts have fared higher than Foo Fighters, whereas no songs have outperformed Muse's "Uprising."

The Foos and Muse lead Streets Talkin's Greatest of All Time 30th-anniversary recap of the Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, which started within the Sept. 10, 1988-dated situation. While Streets Talkin first celebrated the chart's 25th anniversary in 2013, the 30th anniversary brings deeper recaps than earlier than: the highest 300 songs and the highest 100 artists. (See chart methodology beneath.)


The Dave Grohl-fronted Foo Fighters proceed to reign because the Alternative Songs chart's No. 1 act over the listing's first 30 years, after main the 25th-anniversary recap in 2013.

The Foos once more stave off Red Hot Chili Peppers, who maintain at No. 2. Make no mistake, although: neither are grandfathered into their coveted spots. Both bands launched new materials up to now 5 years and notched new No. 1 songs on the chart in that stretch: the Chili Peppers with "Dark Necessities," their record-extending 13th chief, and Grohl and co. with "Something from Nothing," their 10th.

Green Day, with 11 No. 1s (together with a pair in 2016-17), ranks third amongst all acts, up from No. four on the earlier recap. The veteran California rockers take over the No. three spot from Linkin Park, which falls to No. four.

U2 rounds out the highest 5, reaching 4 high 30 Alternative Songs chart hits between the tally's 25th and 30th anniversaries. Therefore, not resting on their laurels, every of the highest 5 artists made the weekly rating sooner or later from the final anniversary listing to now.

The similar can't be mentioned about R.E.M., which holds at No. 6 (after disbanding in 2011), with Pearl Jam, Incubus, Weezer and The Offspring rounding out the highest 10. Of these acts, solely Weezer wasn't within the high 10 recap 5 years in the past, vaulting from No. 12 following a interval that noticed the veteran act snag three high fives, led by its first No. 1 in a decade, a canopy of Toto's "Africa," earlier this 12 months. Weezer displaces Bush, which dips to No. 11.

As for the highest debut on the artist rating since 2013? Cage the Elephant, at No. 15. That ought to come as no shock even to informal listeners of different radio; the Kentucky six-piece, which had earned three No. 1s by the chart's 25th anniversary, has since added 4 extra, led by the 10-week 2013-14 No. 1 "Come a Little Closer, the No. 24 observe on the all-time songs listing.

Imagine Dragons comply with amongst debuting acts since 2013, a 12 months after the band's first look, because the Las Vegas quartet seems at No. 16 on the artists listing, having attained 4 further No. 1s, together with the ultimate chart-topper of the 30th anniversary monitoring interval, "Natural" (the chart's present chief) in early September. With 25 weeks at No. 1 on Alternative Songs since April 2017, the band is shaping as much as be an excellent stronger contender on the artists tally as soon as the chart's 35th anniversary rolls round.


Muse's "Uprising" retains its standing because the Alternative Songs chart's all-time No. 1 tune, a distinction that the 2009 single, which led the survey for 17 weeks, first claimed 5 years in the past.

Rise Against's "Savior" is once more the No. 2 observe, whereas Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" enters at No. three, the best debut on the 30th anniversary songs listing, following its document 20-week reign in 2017. The tune's success, coupled with a further two-week No. 1, "Live within the Moment," in early 2018, scores the band its first look on the all-time artists listing, at No. 90, seven years after "People Say" grew to become its first Alternative Songs entry.

Muse's "Madness," No. three on the prior all-time rating (and the earlier record-holder for probably the most weeks atop the weekly chart [19] earlier than "Feel" got here alongside), slips to No. four, whereas Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" additionally drops a spot to No. 5.

Much like "Feel It Still," Cold War Kids' "First" has a powerful debut on the songs recap, at No. 7, after a 2015-16 stretch throughout which it dominated for seven weeks and charted for 64 complete weeks, second solely to "Savior," which lasted on the listing for 65 frames.

Streets Talkin's Greatest of All Time 30th Anniversary Alternative Songs & Artists rankings are based mostly on weekly efficiency on the radio airplay-based Alternative Songs chart (from its Sept. 10, 1988, inception by way of Sept. eight, 2018). Songs are ranked based mostly on an inverse level system, with weeks at No. 1 incomes the best worth and weeks at decrease spots incomes the least. Due to adjustments in chart methodology through the years, eras are weighted in another way to account for chart turnover charges over numerous intervals. Artists are ranked based mostly on a method mixing efficiency, as outlined above, of all their Alternative Songs chart entries.