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Top 100 Most Played Alternative Songs by Alt. Entertainments Update 2023!

Have you had a chance to explore Alt. Entertainments' top 100 most-played songs? If not, it's a curated list encompassing the songs played most frequently since the inception of recording such data. This particular list represents the Alternative category, showcasing tracks ideal for an indie/metal nightclub ambiance.


However, this year brings a twist—I'll be crafting separate lists for indie and metal genres. The current list, influenced by the diverse mobile DJ side of the business, incorporates some pop selections. Additionally, I've decided to broaden the musical horizon by introducing Motown, Northern Soul, Soul, Reggae, Rock'n'Roll, and novelty songs (by Alternative standards) to the lineup. These additions reflect the varied music experiences, including nights dedicated to these genres. The motive behind their inclusion is to provide a more accurate representation, especially with the introduction of stricter indie and metal lists this year.


Key


pp = Previous Position

↓ = Moving Down Chart

↑ = Moving Up Chart

- = No change in position

NE = New Entry/No previous chart position



100. The Wombats - Moving To New York (2006) (NE)

14th Floor records


99. blink-182 - What's My Age Again? (2000) (NE)

MCA


98. Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart (1990) (NE)

Elektra


97. Doobie Gray - Out on the Floor (1974UK) (NE)

Black Magic


96. Fatboy Slim - Praise You (1999) (NE)

Skint


95. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man (2009) (NE)

Island/Glassnote


94. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can't Stop (2002) (NE)

Warner Bros.


93. Sam & Dave - Soul Man (1967) (pp.92↓)

Stax / Atlantic


92. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (2009) (pp89.↓)

Infectious


91. Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (1967) (pp88.↓)

Atco


90. Blur - Parklife (1994) (pp94.↑)

Food


89. Deep Purple - Hush (1968) (pp93.↑)

Parlophone


88. Fontella Bass - Rescue Me (1965) (pp86.↓)

Chess


87. Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (1988) (pp85.↓)

Geffen


86. Happy Mondays - Step On (1990) (pp85.↓)

Factory


85. Rudimental - Feel The Love (2012) (pp80.↓)

Asylum / Atlantic / Black Butter


84. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (2011) (pp91↑)

Nonsuch


83. The Coral - Dreaming of You (2002) (NE)

Deltasonic


82. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun (2003) (pp78.↓)

Rough Trade


81. The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (1966) (pp90.↑)

Decca


80. Toploader - Dancing in The Moonlight (2000) (NE)

Sony Soho Square


79. Primal Scream - Loaded (1990) (pp81.↑)

Creation


78. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) (pp100.↑)

EMI


77. blink-182 - All The Small Things (2000) (pp95.↑)

MCA


76. Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime (2015) (pp69.↓)

Parlophone / Atlantic


75. Oasis - Wonderwall (1995) (pp82.↑)

Creation


74. Pendulum - Tarantula (2005) (pp75.↑)

Breakbeat Kaos


73. Stevie Wonder - Superstition (1972) (pp74.↑)

Motown


72. The Guess Who - American Woman (1970) (pp73.↑)

RCA Victor


71. The Housemartins - Happy Hour (1986) (pp98.↑)

Go! Discs


70. The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running (1965) (pp72.)

Fontana


69. Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me (1990) (pp77.)

Go! Beat


68. Blur - Girls & Boys (1994) (pp70.)

Food


67. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (1971) (pp87.)

Curtom


66. Harry J All-Stars - The Liquidator (1969) (pp66.-)

Trojan


65. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold (1989) (pp62.)

Silvertone


64. Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx) (1996) (pp68.)

Junior Boys Own


63. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (1957) (pp61.↓)

RCA Victor


62. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) (pp.60↓)

Sun


61. Pulp - Disco 2000 (1995) (pp59.↓)

Island


60. The Kinks - You Really Got Me (1964) (pp60.-)

Pye


59. Al Wilson - The Snake (1968) (pp55.↓)

Soul City Records


58. Faithless - Insomnia (Monster Mix) (1995) (pp67.↓)

Cheeky / Arista


57. SL2 - On a Ragga Tip (1992) (64.)

XL


56. The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (1968) (pp63.)

Pye Uni


55. Timebox - Beggin' (1967) (pp56.)

Philips


54. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag (2000) (pp71.↑)

Columbia


53. The Prodigy - Out of Space (1992) (pp57.)

XL / Elektra


52. Blondie - Call Me (1980) (pp54.)

Polydor/Chrysalis/Salsoul


51. Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (1994) (pp53.)

Big Beat


50. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (1989) (pp52.)

Mute


49. Santana - Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (1970) (pp49.-)

Columbia


48. The Clash - Rock The Casbah (1982) (pp48.-)

CBS / Epic


47. The Cure - Lovecats (1983) (pp46.↓)

Fiction


46. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity (1996) (pp51.)

Sony Soho Square


45. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (1974) (pp42.↓)

RCA


44. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (2009) (pp41.↓)

Dirtee Stank


43. Run D.M.C. - It's Tricky (1987) (pp50.)

Profile


42. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (2008) (pp44.)

Asylum / Warner


41. Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger (1977) (pp43.)

GTO


40. The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever (2008) (pp47.)

Polydor


39. The Specials - Too Much Too Young (1980) (pp36.↓)

2 Tone


38. Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows (2002) (pp40.↑)

Interscope


37. Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) (2000) (pp38.↑)

Flip / Interscope


36. The Beach Boys - Get Around (1964) (pp33.↓)

Capitol


35. DJ Fresh - Gold Dust (Feat. Cecile) (Shy Fx Re-Edit) (2012) (pp35.-)

Breakbeat Kaos / Data


34. The Police - Roxanne (1978) (pp37.↑)

A&M


33. Oasis - Supersonic (1994) (pp34.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


32. Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming (1966) (pp30.)

Stax / Atlantic


31. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (1981) (pp32.↑)

Rolling Stones


30. Aretha Franklin - Respect (1967) (pp29.)

Atlantic


29. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (1980) (pp31.)

Late Night Feelings / EMI


28. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005) (pp28.-)

Domino


27. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (2008) (pp25.↓)

RCA / Sony


26. Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream (2015) (pp26.-)

Asylum / Atlantic


25. Portugal The Man - Feel It Still (2017) (pp21.↓)

Atlantic


24. The Clash - London Calling (1979) (pp20.↓)

CBS


23. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) (pp23.-)

DGC


22. New Order - Blue Monday (1983) (pp24.)

Factory


21. Reef - Place Your Hands (1996) (pp17.↓)

Sony Soho Square


20. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (1995) (pp27.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


19. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (1986) (pp.19-)

Warner Bros.


18. The Contours - Do you Love Me (1962) (pp16.↓)

Gordy


17. Damian "Junior Gong" Marley - Welcome To Jamrock (2005) (pp15.↓)

Universal / Tuff Gong


16. George Ezra - Shotgun (2018) (pp19.↑)

Columbia / Sony


15. Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum (2005) (pp18.)

Domino


14. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1965) (pp14.-)

Champion


13. Bloc Party - Banquet (2004) (pp12.)

Witchita


12. The Smiths - This Charmingman (1984) (pp13.↑)

Rough Trade


11. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965) (pp.11-)

Motown


10. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (1977) (pp10.-)

Warner Bros.


9. The Jam - Town Called Malice (1982) (pp9.-)

Polydor


8. Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (1966) (pp.8-)

Motown


7. Madness - One Step Beyond (1979) (pp7.-)

Stiff


6. Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (1988) (pp6.-)

Warner Bros.


5. House of Pain - Jump Around (1992) (pp5.-)

Tommy Boy


4. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love is Like a) Heatwave (1963) (pp4.-)

Gordy


3. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger (2006) (pp3.-)

Fallout


2. Mark Ronson - Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) (2007) (pp2.-)

Columbia / Island


1. The Killers - Mr Brightside (2003) (pp1.-)

Island / Lizard King


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