Last week, we went back to 2001. Boy, are we never going there again. This time, we decided to stay a little closer to home. Times were tough, livin' in the Great Recession, but, according to Billboard, these were the tunes helping us get through it on November 19, 2010. 

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Despite the economic slump, and a giant BP oil spill, 2010 brought us a lot of good things. It was the year of the d̶o̶u̶b̶l̶e̶ triple rainbow, and the iPad. In November, I was in my second semester of college, and had a majority of these songs playing in my headphones, as I rode the bus and trekked across campus, because unlike 2001, it didn't totally suck.

Here are your top ten alternative songs from just a half decade ago, today.

  • 10

    Stone Sour - Say You'll Haunt Me

    Woops, looks like a little butt rock slipped through the cracks. (No pun intended.)

  • 9

    Cake - Sick of You

  • 8

    Muse - Undisclosed Desires

  • 7

    Anberlin - Impossible

  • 6

    Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man

  • 5

    Neon Trees - Animal

  • 4

    Linkin Park - Waiting For The End

  • 3

    Jimmy Eat World - My Best Theory

  • 2

    Kings Of Leon - Radioactive

  • 1

    The Black Keys - Tighten Up