Top 100 Rock Songs In Chart History — not including number ones!

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What are all those numbers? That is the chart path of the biggest non-number one rock song in chart history. It hit #2 four times! Count ’em — four times — but it could not hit the top spot as songs rose over it and fell below it.

It’s From Yesterday by Thirty Seconds To Mars, the biggest rock song to miss number one on the weekly chart, but so big that it wound up being the top song of the entire year 2006.

In 2010, Savior by Rise Against became the top rock song of the year and the second biggest non-number one rock song in chart history. This song only peaked at number 4 on the weekly rock chart, but it spent 40 weeks in the top 30 and eventually overtook all other songs that year. To see the weekly rock chart where the song peaked, click the blue numbers.

1 From Yesterday Thirty Seconds To Mars
2006
2 Savior Rise Against
2010
3 My Own Prison Creed
1997
4 What’s My Age Again Blink 182
1999
5 Far Behind Candlebox
1994
6 1901 Phoenix
2010
7 Back Against The Wall Cage The Elephant
2010
8 Low Cracker
1994
9 Cold Crossfade
2004
10 I Get It Chevelle
2007
11 The Diary Of Jane Breaking Benjamin
2006
12 Bad Blood Bastille
2014
13 I Am The Highway Audioslave
2003
14 Nothing Else Matters Metallica
1992
15 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men
2012
16 Wasteland 10 Years
2005
17 (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Weezer
2009
18 The Cave Mumford & Sons
2011
19 Sail Awolnation
2011
20 The Walker Fitz And The Tantrums
2014
21 Tempest Deftones
2013
22 The Good Left Undone Rise Against
2007
23 Stupify Disturbed
2000
24 Wasting My Time Default
2001
25 Too Bad Nickelback
2002
26 Face To The Floor Chevelle
2011
27 Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant
2009
28 The Kill (Bury Me) Thirty Seconds To Mars
2006
29 Bat Country Avenged Sevenfold
2005
30 The Deeper The Love Whitesnake
1990
31 Out Of My League Fitz And The Tantrums
2013
32 Tongue Tied Grouplove
2012
33 Dammit (Growing Up) Blink 182
1997
34 Pain Jimmy Eat World
2004
35 Devil Inside INXS
1988
36 Like A Stone Audioslave
2003
37 Ways To Go Grouplove
2013
38 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
1998
39 Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood
2013
40 I’ll Fall In Love Again Sammy Hagar
1982
41 Bad Girlfriend Theory Of A Deadman
2008
42 Lips Of An Angel Hinder
2006
43 For You Staind
2002
44 Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) Foster The People
2012
45 Got You (Where I Want You) The Flys
1998
46 Unbelievers Vampire Weekend
2013
47 The Outsider A Perfect Circle
2004
48 One Thing Finger Eleven
2004
49 The Pit Silversun Pickups
2013
50 Kill Your Heroes Awolnation
2012
51 Take A Walk Passion Pit
2012
52 Why I’m Here Oleander
1999
53 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy
2013
54 Safe And Sound Capital Cities
2013
55 Howlin’ For You The Black Keys
2011
56 Again Flyleaf
2010
57 Nightmare Avenged Sevenfold
2010
58 Down In A Hole Alice In Chains
1993
59 Burning Bright Shinedown
2005
60 Check It Out John Cougar Mellencamp
1988
61 Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong Spin Doctors
1992
62 Wind Of Change Scorpions
1991
63 Mr. Brightside The Killers
2005
64 Possum Kingdom Toadies
1995
65 Secret Separation The Fixx
1986
66 Changing The Airborne Toxic Event
2011
67 Lisztomania Phoenix
2010
68 Show Me How To Live Audioslave
2003
69 Freak On A Leash KoRn
1999
70 A Girl Like You The Smithereens
1989
71 Who Will You Run To Heart
1987
72 45 Shinedown
2004
73 How’s It Going To Be Third Eye Blind
1998
74 I’m Not Over Carolina Liar
2008
75 Audience Of One Rise Against
2009
76 The Kids Aren’t Alright The Offspring
1999
77 Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons
2010
78 Boulevard Jackson Browne
1980
79 Her Strut Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1980
80 What You Need INXS
1986
81 Snuff Slipknot
2010
82 Call Me When You’re Sober Evanescence
2006
83 Who’s Crying Now Journey
1981
84 The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
1997
85 Juke Box Hero Foreigner
1981
86 Chalk Outline Three Days Grace
2012
87 Dreams Van Halen
1986
88 Big Empty Stone Temple Pilots
1994
89 Deuces Are Wild Aerosmith
1994
90 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps
1997
91 I Alone Live
1994
92 All Mixed Up 311
1997
93 Fell On Black Days Soundgarden
1994
94 Going Under Evanescence
2003
95 Shout Tears For Fears
1985
96 Fall Down Toad The Wet Sprocket
1994
97 Make It Stop (September’s Children) Rise Against
2011
98 Amazing Aerosmith
1993
99 Little Things Bush
1995
100 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
2004
101 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds
1985

More statistics:

From Yesterday is #1 here but would be #15 on the all time rock songs list with number ones. There were over 900 number one rock songs since 1979. #100 here would be #718 if you included number ones — still bigger than about 300 number one songs.

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