Alternative rock comes in many forms on 88.3 FM The Sting. With nonstop action from artists like Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay and Kings of Leon the possibilities are endless.

But after 12 straight months of alternative rock how do we know which song was the best of the year? Well, that's where the Top 88 Countdown comes into play.

Every new year join us as we host our annual countdown of the best 88 songs played on The Sting!

top 88 songs of 2021

Are you looking for our ranking of the best alternative rock songs of 2021? Check out our complete Top 88 Songs of 2021 HERE.

TOP 10 SONGS OF 2021

10. I Don't Know How But They Found Me - Leave Me Alone

9. Bleachers - Stop Making This Hurt

8. Kings of Leon - The Bandit

7. Clairo - Sofia

6. The Lumineers - Brightside

5. Maneskin - Beggin'

4. Coldplay - Higher Power

3. Glass Animals - Heat Waves

2. Twenty One Pilots - Saturday

1. Imagine Dragons - Follow You


Hop in the time machine and check out our Top 88 Countdown Archive! That's where you'll find a list of our most popular alternative rock music from previous years.