Every Billboard Modern Rock Chart #1 through 2005, listed in order of preference.
December 20-26, 1997
A prime example of what makes the alternapop era (basically between Woodstock II and Woodstock III) so beautiful. Post-Cobain Johnny Cougars inspired equally by calls for innovation and commercial appeal to surround their energetic invective with oodles of loops, giving the subject of Art Alexakis' irritation (who may well be himself) a reason to "do that stupid dance." Post-grunge responding to electronica, artists both more eccentric and accessible than those whose cultural breakthrough cleared the slate a few years before - alternapop was the new wave of the 90s!You say they taught you how to read and write
Yeah, they taught you how to count
I say they taught you how to buy and sell
Your own body by the pound