The year 1995 was a banner one for alternative music. Following Nirvana's musical revolution in 1991, major labels everywhere were scooping up and signing any band that sounded even a tad different from what was on the pop charts at the time. By 1995, most of those artists had label deals, Top 10 records and a sense that the future was going to be mighty bright. Here are the Top 10 Alt-Rock Videos From 1995.

  • Green Day, 'When I Come Around'

    The band's breakthrough 1994 album 'Dookie' spawned five hit singles. This was the fourth and the biggest.

  • Live, 'Lightning Crashes'

    This Pennsylvania quartet were super-serious about their alt-rock. This song spent 10 weeks at the top of the modern rock chart.

  • Soul Asylum, 'Misery'

    This Minneapolis group finally broke through in 1992 with 'Grave Dancers Union.' This song from the followup LP was their biggest hit.

  • U2, 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'

    In between 'Zooropa' and 'Pop,' U2 contributed this song to the otherwise stinky 'Batman Forever' movie.

  • Alanis Morissette, 'You Oughta Know'

    This 21-year-old's debut album was a massive seller. Her debut single remains her biggest hit on the modern rock chart.

  • Silverchair, 'Tomorrow'

    These Australian teens sounded a lot like Nirvana. A lot. With Kurt Cobain gone, was there any doubt this song would be huge?

  • Bush, 'Comedown'

    Speaking of bands that sound like other bands ... These London rockers built a career on Pearl Jam-style angst.

  • Goo Goo Dolls, 'Name'

    This sensitive rocker from the Buffalo trio preceded the No. 1 pop hit 'Iris' by three years. We prefer this song.

  • Alanis Morissette, 'Hand in My Pocket'

    Morissette was all over modern rock radio in 1995. Her debut album spawned six hits. This was the second.

  • The Presidents of the United States of America, 'Lump'

    Even post-Nirvana music needed a break from all that aggression once in a while. Like this goofy hit from a Seattle trio.