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
4OrphansColdplay
5DawnFruition
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
33Still Feel Like a KidDawes
34StratosphericTreble Makers
35Anybody out There?Sadler Vaden
36Black MadonnaCage the Elephant
37Road WarriorAllan Rayman
38The Let GoElle King
39Lost in YesterdayTame Impala
40On the FloorPerfume Genius
41I Wanna Be the OnePete Yorn
42CynicNoah Kahan
43Date Nut PorridgeThe Walk-a-Bout
44Salt and the SeaThe Lumineers
45Missed ConnectionThe Head and The Heart
46Almost (Sweet Music)Hozier
47Shangri-LaEOB
48It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for YouThe Lumineers
49Stay HighBrittany Howard
50Hell N Back (A COLORS SHOW)Bakar
51Victory ParadeThe Walk-a-Bout
52RetrogradePearl Jam
53The StepsHaim
54HoloceneBon Iver
55Ten Cent PistolThe Black Keys
56Death with DignitySufjan Stevens
57Drawn to the BloodSufjan Stevens
58Tell Me WhyJohn Butler Trio
59Such a Simple ThingRay LaMontagne
60The Only ThingSufjan Stevens
61Things HappenDawes
62FaithSneaks
63Best DaysSadler Vaden
64Reasons I DrinkAlanis Morissette
65FireBlack Pumas
66Color My LifeChicano Batman
67Get Me to the StationThe Walk-a-Bout
68I Want MoreKaleo
69KyotoPhoebe Bridgers
70Taking It WestThe Walk-a-Bout
71Blind Leading the BlindMumford & Sons
72TimelessThe Walk-a-Bout
73It's Not EasyPuss N Boots
74All My FriendsThe Revivalists
75Cheap RegretsThe Districts
76Dark DaysLocal Natives
77Making DoLake Street Dive
78Do You Want to Go out TonightSneaks
79This I KnowNané
80Held DownLaura Marling
81Ready to Let GoCage the Elephant
82Tale of the Vibe RiderThe Walk-a-Bout
83SoulBQue (feat. Roosevelt Collier)G. Love & Special Sauce
84MagicJordan Mackampa
85TempleThao & The Get Down Stay Down
86Dressing AmericaTorres
87Your Love (Déjà Vu)Glass Animals
88I AmThe Walk-a-Bout
89Ferris WheelSylvan Esso
90Holy Ghost FireLarkin Poe
91Oh Yeah!Green Day
92GoThe Black Keys
93LilacsWaxahatchee
94Start Small Think BigMichael Franti & Spearhead
95House of GlassCage the Elephant
96Capital CrimesAndrew Bird
97Lo/HiThe Black Keys
98Here They ComeHamilton Leithauser
99Dance of the ClairvoyantsPearl Jam
100FuzzybrainDayglow
101Fever PitchRainbow Kitten Surprise
102When Am I Gonna Lose YouLocal Natives
103Alter EgoKaleo
104The Slow Drag UnderBenjamin Booker
105Black LipstickChicano Batman
106PljLily Vakili Band
107UnreadyGordi
108SpiralsDjango Django
109YouthÁsgeir
110Where to StartBully
111ShameikaFiona Apple
112Galleon ShipNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
113AUATCBon Iver
114Hey RoseSon Little
115Don't BelieveThe Psychedelic Furs
116Hey Hey IOther Lives
117True LoveDr. Dog
118Water Me DownVagabon
119Dance DanceCage the Elephant
120Army of FriendsThe Dunwells
121CherrybombDan Auerbach
122Quiet LoverLily Vakili Band
123Help Me StrangerThe Raconteurs
124BabyBrittany Howard
125PDLIFBon Iver
126Garden SongPhoebe Bridgers
127Social ManThe Growlers
128AnewHollow Coves
129Break My BabyKaleo
130GotItBadSt. Paul & The Broken Bones
131I'm So Happy I Cry (feat. Tank and the Bangas & Tarriona 'Tank' Ball)Fantastic Negrito
132Keep Diggin’Larkin Poe
133Sing AlongSturgill Simpson
134Calm DownPete Yorn
135CautionThe Killers
136Go Crazy (feat. Keb' Mo')G. Love & Special Sauce
137DreamingLaura Cortese & The Dance Cards
138TimshelMumford & Sons
139Come onMondo Cozmo
140Medicine at MidnightFoo Fighters
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
163Yellow Brick RoadDylan Cartlidge
164FortuneLaura Marling
165Been StrugglingAlex Maas
166Gotta Get to Know YaSeratones
167Shake Your HairG. Love & Special Sauce
168Bottle It UpBailen
169Dogtown DaysThe Jayhawks
170I'll Get byAvi Kaplan
171DizzyBedouine
172Diggin' Roots (feat. Ron Artis II)G. Love & Special Sauce
173Trouble Don't Follow MeChristopher Paul Stelling
174ChurchColdplay
175Word Hard and Be NiceMichael Franti & Spearhead
176Bright HorsesNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
177Hollywood ZooClare Means
178Back Down South (feat. Tyler Bryant)Larkin Poe
179Eagle BirdsThe Black Keys
180Remember to BreatheSturgill Simpson
181Man Leaves TownNick Waterhouse
182Drinkin' WineG. Love & Special Sauce
183Angel DreamPuss N Boots
184Over YouSeratones
185Mr ChildGuided By Voices
186MerleDead Ghosts
1874th of JulyCold War Kids
188Hang onNEEDTOBREATHE
189The Adults Are TalkingThe Strokes
190Little VictoriesThe Jayhawks
191Unfold YouRostam
192Post-war Cinematic Dead Man BluesChuck Prophet
193Truth is HeavyBenjamin Booker
194HideRainbow Kitten Surprise
195Fix Your FaceG. Love & Special Sauce
196NicknamesDayglow
197TyphoonLaura Cortese & The Dance Cards
198Can I Sit Next to YouSpoon
199Rock CityKings of Leon
200Stay with MeMargaret Glaspy
 

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