List of Billboard number-one adult alternative singles of the 2010s

Adult Alternative Songs, also known as Triple A, is a record chart that ranks the most-played songs on American adult album alternative radio stations. Currently published by the music industry magazine Billboard, the chart is formulated based on electronically monitored airplay data compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.[1] from a panel of 32 stations.[2] It was introduced in January 1996[3] as a feature in Radio & Records magazine,[4] which was later purchased by Billboard parent company Nielsen.[5] Billboard appropriated the Radio & Records adult alternative chart in July 2008 and became its sole publisher after Radio & Records ceased publication in June 2009.[6] The first number-one single of the 2010s on the Adult Alternative Songs chart was "Chasing Pirates" by American recording artist Norah Jones, which spent six weeks at the top spot from December 2009 to January 2010.[7]

Number-one singles[]

Key
daggerBillboard year-end number-one single
– Return of a single to number one
Contents
← 2000s • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019
Single Artist Reached number one[7] Weeks at
number one[7]
"Chasing Pirates" Norah Jones December 26, 2009 6
"Just Breathe" Pearl Jam February 6, 2010 13
"Kandi" dagger[8] One Eskimo May 8, 2010 1
"You and Your Heart" Jack Johnson May 15, 2010 11
"The Sound of Sunshine" Michael Franti & Spearhead July 31, 2010 8
"Beg, Steal or Borrow" Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs September 25, 2010 6
"At or with Me" Jack Johnson November 6, 2010 2
"Angel Dance" Robert Plant November 20, 2010 2
"Radioactive" Kings of Leon December 4, 2010 7
"Dog Days Are Over" Florence and the Machine January 22, 2011 3
"Rolling in the Deep" dagger[9] Adele February 12, 2011 14
"You Are a Tourist" Death Cab for Cutie May 21, 2011 8
"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" Coldplay July 16, 2011 3
"Rumour Has It" Adele July 9, 2011 1
"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" ↑ Coldplay July 16, 2011 4
"The Adventures of Raindance Maggie" Red Hot Chili Peppers September 10, 2011 3
"Lost in My Mind" The Head and the Heart October 1, 2011 2
"Paradise" Coldplay October 15, 2011 8
"Lucky Now" Ryan Adams December 10, 2011 1
"Lonely Boy" The Black Keys December 17, 2011 7
"Shake It Out" Florence and the Machine February 4, 2012 3
"Somebody That I Used to Know" dagger[10] Gotye featuring Kimbra February 25, 2012 13
"Little Talks" Of Monsters and Men May 26, 2012 4
"Hold On" Alabama Shakes June 23, 2012 1
"Ho Hey" The Lumineers June 30, 2012 8
"Mercy" Dave Matthews Band August 25, 2012 2
"I Will Wait" Mumford & Sons September 8, 2012 11
"Home" Phillip Phillips November 24, 2012 6
"Stubborn Love" dagger[11] The Lumineers January 5, 2013 4
"Mountain Sound" Of Monsters and Men February 2, 2013 1
"Stubborn Love" ↑ dagger[11] The Lumineers February 9, 2013 4
"Mountain Sound" ↑ Of Monsters and Men March 9, 2013 2
"Lover of the Light" Mumford & Sons March 23, 2013 4
"Hero" Family of the Year April 20, 2013 2
"Gone, Gone, Gone" Phillip Phillips May 4, 2013 1
"Stompa" Serena Ryder May 11, 2013 8
"Red Hands" Walk off the Earth July 6, 2013 4
"Recovery" Frank Turner August 3, 2013 2
"I Got You" Jack Johnson August 17, 2013 2
"Royals" Lorde August 31, 2013 8
"Wake Me Up" Avicii October 26, 2013 4
"Sirens" Pearl Jam November 23, 2013 3
"Let Her Go" Passenger December 14, 2013 4
"Pompeii" Bastille January 11, 2014 4
"Team" Lorde February 9, 2014 4
"Come a Little Closer" Cage the Elephant March 8, 2014 2
"Invisible" U2 March 22, 2014 2
"Blue Moon" Beck April 5, 2014 2
"Magic" Coldplay April 19, 2014 1
"Fever" dagger[12] The Black Keys April 26, 2014 10
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith July 5, 2014 6
"Take Me to Church" Hozier August 16, 2014 1
"Stolen Dance" Milky Chance August 23, 2014 8
"Do You" Spoon October 18, 2014 2
"Gotta Get Away" The Black Keys November 1, 2014 2
"Do You" ↑ Spoon November 15, 2014 1
"The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" U2 November 22, 2014 2
"Budapest" George Ezra December 6, 2014 10
"Make You Better" The Decemberists February 14, 2015 1
"I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons February 21, 2015 1
"Lampshades on Fire" Modest Mouse February 28, 2015 4
"Black Sun" Death Cab for Cutie March 28, 2015 2
"Believe" Mumford & Sons April 11, 2015 5
"What Kind of Man" Florence and the Machine May 16, 2015 3
"Crystals" Of Monsters and Men June 6, 2015 3
"Sedona" Houndmouth June 27, 2015 2
"Dreams" Beck July 11, 2015 12
"Ship to Wreck" Florence and the Machine October 3, 2015 3
"S.O.B." Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats October 24, 2015 4
"Hello" Adele November 21, 2015 4
"Adventure of a Lifetime" Coldplay December 19, 2015 1
"Fire and the Flood" Vance Joy December 26, 2015 1
"Adventure of a Lifetime" ↑ Coldplay January 2, 2016 1
"Fire and the Flood" ↑ Vance Joy January 9, 2016 1
"Adventure of a Lifetime" ↑ Coldplay January 16, 2016 3
"Mess Around" Cage the Elephant February 6, 2016 2
"Adventure of a Lifetime" ↑ Coldplay February 20, 2016 1
"Smooth Sailin'" Leon Bridges February 27, 2016 2
"Pretty Pimpin"[13] Kurt Vile March 12, 2016 1
"Ophelia"dagger[14] The Lumineers March 19, 2016 11
"Off the Ground"[15] The Record Company June 4, 2016 2
"Dark Necessities"[16] Red Hot Chili Peppers June 18, 2016 2
"Ain't No Man"[17] The Avett Brothers July 2, 2016 5
"All We Ever Knew"[18] The Head and the Heart August 6, 2016 8
"Wish I Knew You"[19] The Revivalists October 1, 2016 2
"White Flag"[20] Joseph October 15, 2016 1
"Waste a Moment"[21] Kings of Leon October 22, 2016 14
"Shine"[22] Mondo Cozmo January 28, 2017 1
"Waste a Moment" ↑[23] Kings of Leon February 4, 2017 1
"Human"[24] Rag'n'Bone Man February 11, 2017 5
"Hot Thoughts"[25] Spoon March 18, 2017 7
"Feel It Still"dagger[26] Portugal. The Man May 6, 2017 9
"Shine on Me"[27] Dan Auerbach July 8, 2017 1
"Feel It Still"↑dagger[26] Portugal. The Man July 15, 2017 2
"Everything Now"[28] Arcade Fire July 29, 2017 2
"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"[29] The National August 12, 2017 2
"Everything Now"↑[30] Arcade Fire August 26, 2017 4
"The Man"[31] The Killers September 23, 2017 1
"Lay It on Me"[32] Vance Joy September 30, 2017 3
"You're the Best Thing About Me"[33] U2 October 21, 2017 7
"Up All Night"[34] Beck December 9, 2017 2
"All on My Mind"[35] Anderson East December 23, 2017 1
"No Roots"[36] Alice Merton December 30, 2017 4
"Pain"[37] The War on Drugs January 20, 2018 1
"Live in the Moment"[38] Portugal. The Man January 27, 2018 2
"You Worry Me"dagger[39] Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats February 10, 2018 9
"Severed"[40] The Decemberists April 14, 2018 2
"Lottery"[41] Jade Bird April 28, 2018 3
"Bad Bad News"[42] Leon Bridges May 19, 2018 5
"Hunger"[43] Florence and the Machine June 23, 2018 4
"Life to Fix"[44] The Record Company July 21, 2018 1
"Gold Rush"[45] Death Cab for Cutie July 28, 2018 8
"All My Friends"[46] The Revivalists September 22, 2018 3
"Shame"[47] Elle King October 13, 2018 1
"Nina Cried Power"[48] Hozier featuring Mavis Staples October 20, 2018 2
"Guiding Light"[49] Mumford and Sons November 3, 2018 10
"Light On"[50] Maggie Rogers January 12, 2019 3
"Hey Mama"[51] Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats February 2, 2019 1
"Northern Lights"[52] Death Cab for Cutie February 9, 2019 3
"Harmony Hall"[53] Vampire Weekend March 2, 2019 4
"Ready to Let Go"[54] Cage the Elephant March 30, 2019 1
"Harmony Hall" ↑ [55] Vampire Weekend April 6, 2019 3
"Lo/Hi" [56] The Black Keys April 27, 2019 5
"Missed Connection" [57][58] The Head and the Heart June 1, 2019 1
"Gloria" [59] The Lumineers June 8, 2019 5
"Alligator" [60] Of Monsters and Men July 13, 2019 2
"This Life" [61] Vampire Weekend July 27, 2019 1
"Go" [62] The Black Keys August 3, 2019 9
"Social Cues" [63] Cage The Elephant October 5, 2019 1
"Stay High" [64] Brittany Howard October 12, 2019 3
"Peach Fuzz" [65] Caamp November 2, 2019 3
"Life in the City" [66] The Lumineers November 23, 2019 4
"Uneventful Days" [67] Beck December 21, 2019 2

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