Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

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Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:24 pm

https://www.spin.com/featured/best-alt- ... 1999-list/

69 | Lenny Kravitz | American Woman
68 | Everlast | Ends
67 | Smash Mouth | All Star
66 | Ben Folds Five | Army
65 | Taxiride | Get Set
64 | The Living End | Prisoner of Society
63 | Marvelous 3 | Freak of the Week
62 | Sevendust | Denial
61 | Our Lady Peace | One Man Army
60 | Harvey Danger | Save It for Later
59 | Shootyz Groove | L Train
58 | Filter | Welcome to the Fold
57 | Smash Mouth | Then the Morning Comes
56 | Semisonic | Secret Smile
55 | Godsmack | Whatever
54 | Jimmie's Chicken Shack | Do Right
53 | Buckcherry | Lit Up
52 | Citizen King | Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)
51 | Bare Jr. | You Blew Me Off
50 | Joydrop | Beautiful
49 | R.E.M. | Lotus
48 | Static-X | Push It
47 | Bush | The Chemicals Between Us
46 | Limp Bizkit | Re-arranged
45 | Train | Meet Virginia
44 | Third Eye Blind | Anything
43 | Khaleel | No Mercy
42 | Lit | Zip-Lock
41 | Chris Cornell | Can't Change Me
40 | Luscious Jackson | Ladyfingers
39 | Fountains of Wayne | Denise
38 | 311 | Come Original
37 | Beth Orton | Stolen Car
36 | Pearl Jam | Last Kiss
35 | No Doubt | New
34 | Powerman 5000 | When Worlds Collide
33 | Marilyn Manson | I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)
32 | Nine Inch Nails | Starfuckers Inc.
31 | The Cranberries | Promises
30 | Sugar Ray | Someday
29 | Kid Rock | Cowboy
28 | Counting Crows | Hangingaround
27 | Moby | Bodyrock
26 | Creed | Higher
25 | The Offspring | The Kids Aren't Alright
24 | Goo Goo Dolls | Black Balloon
23 | Everclear | One Hit Wonder
22 | Limp Bizkit | Nookie
21 | Live | The Dolphin's Cry
20 | Santana feat. Rob Thomas | Smooth
19 | Nine Inch Nails | We're in This Together
18 | Beastie Boys | Alive
17 | Lo Fidelity Allstars feat. Pigeonhead | Battleflag
16 | Sugar Ray | Every Morning
15 | Blink-182 | What's My Age Again?
14 | Korn | Freak on a Leash
13 | Garbage | When I Grow Up
12 | Kid Rock | Bawitdaba
11 | The Chemical Brothers | Let Forever Be
10 | Hole | Awful
9 | Foo Fighters | Learn to Fly
8 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Scar Tissue
7 | Lit | My Own Worst Enemy
6 | Beck | Sexx Laws
5 | Fatboy Slim | Praise You
4 | Len | Steal My Sunshine
3 | Eminem | My Name Is
2 | Blink-182 | All the Small Things
1 | Fiona Apple | Fast as You Can

I commend them for once again putting Fiona Apple at #1, but I'm surprised it's her only song on the list (no "Paper Bag"? Really?), and I'm disappointed "The Great Beyond" by R.E.M. doesn't even show up while both "Nookie" and "Higher" made the cut.
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Re: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:54 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:24 pm
I commend them for once again putting Fiona Apple at #1, but I'm surprised it's her only song on the list (no "Paper Bag"? Really?), and I'm disappointed "The Great Beyond" by R.E.M. doesn't even show up while both "Nookie" and "Higher" made the cut.
The list is based on the Modern Rock Billboard Chart of 1999.

I'm going of off Wikipedia here for these numbers, as Billboard removed artist histories a few weeks ago for some reason.

'Paper Bag' was released as a single in November 2000 so it wouldn't be eligible even if it made the charts, which it didn't.

The peak of 'The Great Beyond' was 'only' 11 whereas 'Nookie' peaked at 3 and 'Higher' was a number 1. That said, 'Fast as You Can' had a peak of 20, and 'My Name Is' didn't get further than 37, so chart performance isn't everything.
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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm

I feel like they're taking the songs' quality into account, right? Otherwise, if they're using chart peaks as an influence, the list is ineligible.
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Re: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:42 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm
I feel like they're taking the songs' quality into account, right? Otherwise, if they're using chart peaks as an influence, the list is ineligible.
Yes and no.

Yes, because it does not seem like the rankings are based on chart performance, you'd expect way more number 1 or 2 hits at the top instead of most having peaked lower than 10. The #3 peaked at 37, the #1 at 20.

But yes, because songs are only eligible for this list if they've peaked at 40 or higher. Technically there are songs that would've peaked at 41 or lower, but those are just not published.

As a sidenote: because they base it on Billboard the list is very US centered, featuring no post-britpop at all (as it hardly charted in the US).
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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm

Ok, so it’s still good. It’s odd bc some of the other lists had less obvious Britpop on it.
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Post by luvulongTIM » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 pm

Kind of sounds like they’re paying homage to the classic Magnetic Fields album from that year yet.....where the heck are they?
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Re: Spin - The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999 (2019)

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:37 pm

luvulongTIM wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Kind of sounds like they’re paying homage to the classic Magnetic Fields album from that year yet.....where the heck are they?
They did not release a single that charted on the Modern Rock Charts in 1999
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