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Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. It lists the forty most-played songs on modern rock radio, most of which are alternative rock songs. The chart was introduced as a companion to the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and its creation was prompted by the explosion of alternative music on American radio in the late 1980s. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...


The chart is solely based on radio airplay and is a component chart of the Hot 100. As of 2007, approximately eighty radio stations are electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Songs are ranked by a calculation of the total number of spins per week with its "audience impression", which is based upon exact times of airplay and each station's Arbitron listener data. A Component chart is a chart which is used to calculate a more primary chart. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Many rock artists do not release commercial singles in the U.S. Several popular songs which were not released as commercial singles did not qualify for the Hot 100 before December 1998, but performed very well on Modern Rock Tracks. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...


During the first several years of Modern Rock Tracks, the chart featured music that did not receive commercial radio airplay anywhere but on Modern Rock radio stations, of which there were few. This included many electronic and post-punk artists. Gradually, as alternative rock became more "mainstream" (particularly spearheaded by the grunge rock explosion in the early 1990s), the Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts became more and more similar, both featuring a lot of the same songs. Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that was inspired by hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock. ...


The first number-one song on Modern Rock Tracks was "Peek-a-Boo" by Siouxsie & the Banshees. The current number-one song, for the issue dated November 24, 2007, is "The Pretender" by Foo Fighters. Peek-a-Boo is a song written, produced and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Pretender is the first single released from the Foo Fighters 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. ... This article is about the band. ...


Records

  • Artists with the most number-one songs:
Red Hot Chili Peppers (11)
Green Day (8) (tie)
U2 (8) (tie)
Foo Fighters (8) (tie)
Linkin Park (7)
  • Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number one:
Red Hot Chili Peppers (81)
Linkin Park (50)
Foo Fighters (47)
Green Day (44)
U2 (31)
R.E.M. (30)
  • Three songs have debuted at number one on this chart:
"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" by R.E.M. (1994)
"Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
"What I've Done" by Linkin Park (2007).
  • Sixteen songs have spent ten weeks or longer at number one. These are:
16 weeks
"Scar Tissue" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)
"It's Been Awhile" — Staind (2001)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" — Green Day (2004-05)
15 weeks
"Sex and Candy" — Marcy Playground (1997-98)
"What I've Done" — Linkin Park (2007)
14 weeks
"By the Way" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
"Dani California" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
13 weeks
"Otherside" — Red Hot Chili Peppers (2000)
"How You Remind Me" — Nickelback (2001)
"The Pretender" — Foo Fighters (2007)
12 weeks
"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" — Fuel (2000-01)
"Numb" — Linkin Park (2003-04)
11 weeks
"My Own Worst Enemy" — Lit (1999)
"Kryptonite" — 3 Doors Down (2000)
10 weeks
"Wonderwall" — Oasis (1995-96)
"All My Life" — Foo Fighters (2002-03)

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... This article is about the band. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... Whats the Frequency, Kenneth? is a song by the rock group R.E.M. from their 1994 album Monster. ... Dani California is the first single from the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. ... What Ive Done is the lead single from Linkin Parks third album Minutes to Midnight, and is the bands highest debut on the US Hot 100. ... Alternative cover (CD2) All My Life was the first single released off the Foo Fighters fourth album, One By One. ... This article is about the band. ... You Know Youre Right is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio) is an American rock musician and songwriter. ... This article is about the American rock band. ... NIN redirects here. ... Special Edition Cover Special Edition cover Singles from Meteora Released: March 17, 2003 Released: June 9, 2003 Released: September 8, 2003 Released: January 12, 2004 Released: April, 2004 Released: June 14, 2004 Meteora is the second studio album by Linkin Park, first released on March 25, 2003. ... Californication is the seventh studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on June 8, 1999 on Warner Bros. ... Special Edition Cover Special Edition cover Singles from Meteora Released: March 17, 2003 Released: June 9, 2003 Released: September 8, 2003 Released: January 12, 2004 Released: April, 2004 Released: June 14, 2004 Meteora is the second studio album by Linkin Park, first released on March 25, 2003. ... Scar Tissue is the Red Hot Chili Peppers first single from their album Californication. ... Its Been Awhile is the lead single by off the album Break the Cycle by the alternative metal band Staind. ... Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. ... American Idiot track listing Holiday (3) Boulevard of Broken Dreams (4) Are We the Waiting (5) Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the Grammy Award winning fourth track from Green Days seventh studio album, American Idiot. ... Sex and Candy is the first single released by Marcy Playground from their self titled debut album Marcy Playground. ... For the album, see Marcy Playground (album) Marcy Playground is an American alternative rock or post-grunge band. ... By the Way is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their eighth studio album, By the Way. ... For articles with similar titles, see The Other Side. ... How You Remind Me is a single by the band Nickelback, the first one from their 2001 album Silver Side Up. ... This article is about the Canadian rock band. ... The Pretender is the first single released from the Foo Fighters 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. ... Hemorrhage (In My Hands) is a first single off the album Something Like Human by the rock band Fuel. ... Fuel is a rock/post grunge band formed by Carl Bell, Jeff Abercrombie, and Brett Scallions in 1989. ... Meteora track listing For other uses, see Numb. ... My Own Worst Enemy was Pop punk band Lits 1999 lead hit single from their second and break-through LP A Place in the Sun, released the same year. ... This article is about the pop punk music group. ... Kryptonite is a song by American alternative rock band 3 Doors Down from their first album The Better Life. ... 3 Doors Down is an American alternative rock band formed in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1994 by Brad Arnold (vocals and drums), Matt Roberts (guitar) and Todd Harrell (bass). ... (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? track listing Roll with It (2) Wonderwall (3) Dont Look Back in Anger (4) Stop the Clocks track listing The Importance of Being Idle (5) Wonderwall (6) Slide Away (7) Wonderwall is a song and subsequent single by British rock band Oasis taken... Oasis is World-famous English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... Alternative cover (CD2) All My Life was the first single released off the Foo Fighters fourth album, One By One. ...

See also

This is a list of number-one modern rock hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs on U.S. alternative rock radio stations. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...

External links

  • Billboard.com - This week's Hot Modern Rock Tracks
Billboard charts
Albums
Billboard 200 | Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums | Top Electronic Albums | Top Pop Catalog Albums | Billboard Comprehensive Albums | Top Heatseekers
Singles and tracks
Hot 100 | Hot 100 Airplay | Hot 100 Singles Sales | Hot Digital Songs | Hot Digital Tracks | Hot 100 Singles Recurrents | Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales | Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles | Hot Rap Tracks | Pop 100 | Pop 100 Airplay | Top 40 Tracks (defunct) | Top 40 Mainstream | Rhythmic Top 40 | Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Latin Rhythm Tracks | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Country Songs | Hot Dance Club Play | Hot Dance Airplay | Hot Dance Singles Sales | Hot Latin Tracks | Hot Christian Songs | Hot Ringtones | Hot RingMasters | Canadian Hot 100
Lists of number-ones
Billboard 200 | Hot 100 (Motown; by artist nationality: Australian, British, Canadian, European | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lists of artists who reached number-one
Hot 100 (by total number; simultaneous U.S. and UK hits) | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
See also
Billboard Radio Monitor (defunct) | Billboard Year-End | Hot 100 achievements (most hit singles from an album) |
Hot Country Songs achievements | Pop 100 achievements | R&R
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