Top 10 Alt-Rock Videos From 1995
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.
These Australian teens sounded a lot like Nirvana. A lot. With Kurt Cobain gone, was there any doubt this song would be huge?
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.