The Roots Music Report's
Top Alternative Rock Song Chart
for the Year of 2020

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1I Got YouMichael Franti & Spearhead
2This Forgotten TownThe Jayhawks
3Love is LoveGrace Potter
6The Good LifeDevon Gilfillian
7Living in a BubbleThe Jayhawks
8Dance Monkey (Stripped Back)Tones and I
9Texas SunKhruangbin & Leon Bridges
10Never Say NoHenry Chadwick
11Life in the CityThe Lumineers
12Trampoline (Stripped)SHAED
13Feel YouMy Morning Jacket
14Crazy Comes EasyJackie Greene
15Shine a Little LightThe Black Keys
16Bad DecisionsThe Strokes
17Uneventful DaysBeck
18Treat You BetterLaura Cortese & The Dance Cards
19GloriaThe Lumineers
20ComplainerCold War Kids
21Circle the DrainSoccer Mommy
22VagabondSteve Gunn
23WarsOf Monsters and Men
24Didn't Pay the BillThe Mother Hips
25ColorsBlack Pumas
26StrangersMt. Joy
27Strong EnoughRay LaMontagne
28Might Be RightWhite Reaper
29Who Do You Think You're Talking To?Dawes
30HoneybeeThe Head and The Heart
31Van HornSaint Motel
32OutnumberedDermot Kennedy
33Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin)Leon Bridges
34Still Feel Like a KidDawes
35StratosphericTreble Makers
36Anybody out There?Sadler Vaden
37Black MadonnaCage the Elephant
38Road WarriorAllan Rayman
39The Let GoElle King
40Lost in YesterdayTame Impala
41On the FloorPerfume Genius
42I Wanna Be the OnePete Yorn
43CynicNoah Kahan
44Date Nut PorridgeThe Walk-a-Bout
45Salt and the SeaThe Lumineers
46Missed ConnectionThe Head and The Heart
47Almost (Sweet Music)Hozier
49It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for YouThe Lumineers
50Stay HighBrittany Howard
51Hell N Back (A COLORS SHOW)Bakar
52Victory ParadeThe Walk-a-Bout
53RetrogradePearl Jam
54The StepsHaim
55HoloceneBon Iver
56Ten Cent PistolThe Black Keys
57Death with DignitySufjan Stevens
58Drawn to the BloodSufjan Stevens
59Tell Me WhyJohn Butler Trio
60Such a Simple ThingRay LaMontagne
61The Only ThingSufjan Stevens
62Things HappenDawes
64Best DaysSadler Vaden
65Reasons I DrinkAlanis Morissette
66FireBlack Pumas
67Color My LifeChicano Batman
68Get Me to the StationThe Walk-a-Bout
69I Want MoreKaleo
70KyotoPhoebe Bridgers
71Taking It WestThe Walk-a-Bout
72Blind Leading the BlindMumford & Sons
73TimelessThe Walk-a-Bout
74It's Not EasyPuss N Boots
75All My FriendsThe Revivalists
76Cheap RegretsThe Districts
77Dark DaysLocal Natives
78Making DoLake Street Dive
79Do You Want to Go out TonightSneaks
80This I KnowNané
81Held DownLaura Marling
82Ready to Let GoCage the Elephant
83Tale of the Vibe RiderThe Walk-a-Bout
84SoulBQue (feat. Roosevelt Collier)G. Love & Special Sauce
85MagicJordan Mackampa
86TempleThao & The Get Down Stay Down
87Dressing AmericaTorres
88Your Love (Déjà Vu)Glass Animals
89I AmThe Walk-a-Bout
90Ferris WheelSylvan Esso
91Holy Ghost FireLarkin Poe
92Oh Yeah!Green Day
93GoThe Black Keys
95Start Small Think BigMichael Franti & Spearhead
96House of GlassCage the Elephant
97Capital CrimesAndrew Bird
98Lo/HiThe Black Keys
99Here They ComeHamilton Leithauser
100Dance of the ClairvoyantsPearl Jam
102Fever PitchRainbow Kitten Surprise
103When Am I Gonna Lose YouLocal Natives
104Alter EgoKaleo
105The Slow Drag UnderBenjamin Booker
106Black LipstickChicano Batman
107PljLily Vakili Band
109SpiralsDjango Django
111Where to StartBully
112ShameikaFiona Apple
113Galleon ShipNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
114AUATCBon Iver
115Hey RoseSon Little
116Don't BelieveThe Psychedelic Furs
117Hey Hey IOther Lives
118True LoveDr. Dog
119Water Me DownVagabon
120Dance DanceCage the Elephant
121Army of FriendsThe Dunwells
122CherrybombDan Auerbach
123Quiet LoverLily Vakili Band
124Help Me StrangerThe Raconteurs
125BabyBrittany Howard
126PDLIFBon Iver
127Garden SongPhoebe Bridgers
128Social ManThe Growlers
129AnewHollow Coves
130Break My BabyKaleo
131GotItBadSt. Paul & The Broken Bones
132I'm So Happy I Cry (feat. Tank and the Bangas & Tarriona 'Tank' Ball)Fantastic Negrito
133Keep Diggin’Larkin Poe
134Sing AlongSturgill Simpson
135Calm DownPete Yorn
136CautionThe Killers
137Go Crazy (feat. Keb' Mo')G. Love & Special Sauce
138DreamingLaura Cortese & The Dance Cards
139TimshelMumford & Sons
140Come onMondo Cozmo
141Violent ShiverBenjamin Booker
142Are We Alright AgainEels
143Do or DieAni DiFranco
144Go out FightingDr. Dog
145FailureFrances Cone
146Oh Boredom (Schmaltz City, USA)Star Parks
147Lose Your LoveDirty Projectors
148HeroThe Walk-a-Bout
149BikiniCaroline Rose
150Black Moon RisingBlack Pumas
151I Was WrongBailen
152Now That You're GoneThe Raconteurs
153Little Bird (Radio Edit)Mark Oblinger
154It's Called: FreefallRainbow Kitten Surprise
155LucySoccer Mommy
156ConvexSt. Paul & The Broken Bones
157Stand by My GirlDan Auerbach
158WitnessBenjamin Booker
159Time (You and I)Khruangbin
160After the RainDream Wife
161Straight ShotDeVotchKa
162All of Our YesterdaysMac DeMarco
163FortuneLaura Marling
164Been StrugglingAlex Maas
165Gotta Get to Know YaSeratones
166Shake Your HairG. Love & Special Sauce
167Bottle It UpBailen
168Dogtown DaysThe Jayhawks
169I'll Get byAvi Kaplan
171Diggin' Roots (feat. Ron Artis II)G. Love & Special Sauce
172Trouble Don't Follow MeChristopher Paul Stelling
174Word Hard and Be NiceMichael Franti & Spearhead
175Bright HorsesNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
176Hollywood ZooClare Means
177Back Down South (feat. Tyler Bryant)Larkin Poe
178Eagle BirdsThe Black Keys
179Remember to BreatheSturgill Simpson
180Man Leaves TownNick Waterhouse
181Drinkin' WineG. Love & Special Sauce
182Angel DreamPuss N Boots
183Over YouSeratones
184Mr ChildGuided By Voices
185MerleDead Ghosts
1864th of JulyCold War Kids
188The Adults Are TalkingThe Strokes
189Little VictoriesThe Jayhawks
190Post-war Cinematic Dead Man BluesChuck Prophet
191Truth is HeavyBenjamin Booker
192HideRainbow Kitten Surprise
193Fix Your FaceG. Love & Special Sauce
195TyphoonLaura Cortese & The Dance Cards
196Can I Sit Next to YouSpoon
197Rock CityKings of Leon
198Stay with MeMargaret Glaspy
199King FrustrationFantastic Negrito
200Roll Me Mama, Roll MeRay LaMontagne

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