Best Alternative Pop Songs

This list is not a list of best alternative rock, pop rock or alternative metal songs, but of alternative pop.

Now you could ask me what exactly is Alternative Pop. I am pretty sure that you won't find anything out there (on Google or Wikipedia) about alternative pop. Recently I found some songs which are neither alternative rock nor pop rock. It's mixture of two genres, and I considered those songs as alternative pop. Because the musical style of those songs are alternative, but those songs are full of pop (pop-rock) elements. So alternative pop is a genre that is mixture of alternative music and pop elements. Alternative pop is softer than alternative rock but heavier than pop rock. Alternative pop is not like pop music.

Note: Please don't search on google for alternative pop songs. Most of them aren't accurate.

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1Mr. Brightside - The Killers

It's a good song and the title of the song is great. - LightningBlade

2How to Save a Life - The Fray
3The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
4Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
5When You Were Young - The Killers
6Demons - Imagine Dragons
7Every Breaking Wave - U2
8Kings and Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars
9Silence Is Easy - Starsailor
1045 - The Gaslight Anthem

The Contenders

11A Wonderful Life - Brian Fallon
12Painkillers - Brian Fallon
13Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

The riffs make the song heavier but this is more likely an alternative pop song, - zxm

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14Never Say Never - The Fray
15Read My Mind - The Killers
16Warriors - Imagine Dragons
17Team - Lorde

Thanks for the submission,I have never heard the song but yeah it sounds like an alternative pop to me.the style seems to be alternative while it has massive amount of pop elements. - zxm

18Eye - The Smashing Pumpkins
19Human - The KillersV1 Comment
20Runaways - The Killers
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1. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
2. How to Save a Life - The Fray
3. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World



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