WARNING: SAUSAGE FEST AHEAD. I've never been so grateful for what alternative music is today, because where it came from ain't pretty. It was 2001, and these bands we laugh at now were at the top of the Billboard charts on November 12.

I mean, is this even really alternative? It just sounds like angry douche rock to me. If that wasn't a genre, it is now. Ironically, no matter how many Creed and Nickelback jokes I could throw into this post, they were genuinely successful 'alternative' bands, according to the historical document that is the Billboard archive.

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Here are your top ten songs. Read it and weep. Or laugh.


  • 10

    System of a Down - Chop Suey!

    Make it stop.

  • 9

    Disturbed - Down With The Sickness (Explicit)

    Is this alternative though? Is it really?

  • 8

    Blink 182 - Stay Together For The Kids

  • 7

    Puddle of Mudd - Control

  • 6

    Staind - Fade

  • 5

    Creed - My Sacrifice

    Ahhhhhh geez.

  • 4

    Linkin Park - In The End

  • 3

    Incubus - Wish You Were Here

  • 2

    P.O.D. - Alive

  • 1

    Nickelback - How You Remind Me

    I just. I can't. Even. What?