Top Alt-Country Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
622
Wilco Jesus, Etc. Chamber Pop 2002
2
1607
Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2017
3
1611
Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore 1999
4
2056
Mumford & Sons Little Lion Man Indie Folk 2008
5
2123
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1998
6
2227
First Aid Kit Emmylou Americana, Folk Pop 2012
7
2633
R.E.M. Country Feedback Alternative Rock, Folk Rock 1991
8
3003
Lucinda Williams Passionate Kisses Jangle Pop 1988
9
3120
Steve Earle John Walker Blues Americana, Country Rock 2002
10
3221
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Over Everything Folk Rock, Indie Rock 2017
11
3652
Neko Case This Tornado Loves You Singer/Songwriter 2009
12
4054
Wilco Impossible Germany Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 2007
13
4107
Wilco A Shot in the Arm Alternative Rock, Art Rock 1999
14
4174
Big Thief Cattails Americana, Indie Folk 2019
15
4333
Wilco Misunderstood Country Rock, Roots Rock 1996
16
4342
Blue Rodeo Lost Together Country Rock, Pop Rock 1992
17
4669
The Jayhawks Blue Country Rock, Folk Rock 1995
18
5070
Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White Portland, Oregon 2004
19
5511
Angel Olsen Sister Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2016
20
5609
Neko Case Hold On, Hold On Singer/Songwriter 2006
21
5644
Bright Eyes Four Winds Indie Folk 2007
22
5691
Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Gothic Country Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
23
5731
Jenny Lewis Just One of the Guys Pop Rock 2014
24
5932
Billy Bragg & Wilco California Stars Americana 1998
25
5972
Mumford & Sons The Cave Indie Folk 2009
26
6055
First Aid Kit My Silver Lining Folk Pop, Indie Folk 2014
27
6321
Lambchop Is a Woman Chamber Pop 2002
28
6862
Purple Mountains That's Just the Way That I Feel Indie Rock 2019
29
6876
The Jayhawks Waiting for the Sun 1992
30
6893
Ryan Adams To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) Singer/Songwriter 2000
31
6968
Blue Rodeo Try 1987
32
7544
Cracker Teen Angst Alternative Rock 1992
33
7553
Neko Case People Got a Lotta Nerve Americana, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2009
34
7610
Faye Webster Kingston Country Soul 2018
35
7803
Robbie Fulks Let's Kill Saturday Night Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1998
36
7943
Steve Earle Copperhead Road Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
37
8146
Wilco War on War Alternative Rock 2002
38
8517
Lucinda Williams Drunken Angel Singer/Songwriter 1998
39
9092
Lucinda Williams Pineola 1992
40
9229
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Death to Everyone Singer/Songwriter 1999
41
9445
The Handsome Family Weightless Again 1998
42
9577
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2017
43
9680
Freedy Johnston Bad Reputation Power Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1994
44
9732
Kurt Vile Loading Zones Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2018

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Steve Earle Goodbye Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1995
Cowboy Junkies Misguided Angel Americana 1988
Calexico Ballad of Cable Hogue Americana, Tex-Mex 2000
Wilco Love Is Everywhere (Beware) Indie Rock 2019
Giant Sand Classico Americana 2004
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Cursed Sleep Americana 2006
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Please Read the Letter Americana 2007
Neko Case Star Witness Singer/Songwriter 2006
Lucinda Williams Essence Singer/Songwriter 2001
Orville Peck Turn To Hate 2019
Palace Brothers You Will Miss Me When I Burn Singer/Songwriter 1994
Mary Gauthier I Drink Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1999
Wilco If I Ever Was a Child Folk Rock, Indie Folk 2016
Calexico Minas de cobre (For Better Metal) Americana, Mariachi 1998
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Americana, Country Rock 1990
She & Him Why Do You Let Me Stay Here Chamber Pop, Folk Pop 2008
Cowboy Junkies Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) Americana, Slowcore 1988
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Chamber Pop 1995
16 Horsepower Black Soul Choir Gothic Country Country Gospel 1996
Jill Sobule I Kissed a Girl Folk Pop, Jangle Pop 1995
Blue Rodeo Hasn't Hit Me Yet Country Rock 1993
The Jayhawks Save It for a Rainy Day 2003
Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs Atomic Number Baroque Pop 2016
Steve Earle Ft. Worth Blues Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1997
Bill Callahan Too Many Birds Singer/Songwriter 2009
Red House Painters Have You Forgotten Indie Folk 1996
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Bed Is for Sleeping Americana, Contemporary Folk 2005
Drive-By Truckers Surrender Under Protest Southern Rock 2016
Matthew Sweet Winona Singer/Songwriter 1991
Nick Lowe The Beast in Me Singer/Songwriter 1994
Lambchop Soaky in the Pooper Chamber Pop 1994
Giant Sand Shiver Americana 2000
Palace Brothers Riding Indie Folk 1993
16 Horsepower Haw Gothic Country 1995
Ryan Adams Lucky Now Singer/Songwriter 2011
Ryan Adams Two Singer/Songwriter 2007
Son Volt Windfall Americana 1995
Hayes Carll KMAG YOYO Americana 2011
Lucinda Williams Get Right with God Singer/Songwriter 2001
Drive-By Truckers What It Means 2016
Dawes A Little Bit of Everything Americana 2011
Wilco Monday Country Rock 1996
Lambchop Gone Tomorrow Chamber Folk 2012
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins Rise Up with Fists!! Indie Folk 2006
Palace Brothers I Send My Love to You Singer/Songwriter 1994
Silver Jews Tennessee Indie Rock 2001
Wilco Outtasite (Outta Mind) Alternative Rock 1996
Lucinda Williams Changed the Locks Country Rock 1988