Greatest Indie Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

The tone for this whole song is so on point. You can't help but hearing it and imagining yourself singing it out loudly in front of 1000's-Jordan Lacy

6 songs in the top 10 alone? Aw yes! Arctic Monkeys are incredible, all of their good old indie bangers are amazing!

One of the first Arctic Monkeys songs I have ever heard and I fell in love immediately.

Imagine Dragons are way much better than any indie rock band

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2 Reptilia - The Strokes Reptilia - The Strokes V 2 Comments
3 Mr. Brightside - The Killers Mr. Brightside - The Killers

This has to be first! I mean, it's not only the most popular song of one of the most popular (and the best) indie rock band, it can also be seen as the ideal definition of "indie rock"- it is sooo good! Classic song, lyrics are amazing and The Killers wrote it, what else to say.

I honestly don't know why this isn't number 1 :(

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4 A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys

Amazing song, drums, guitar, vocals, lyrics, and just everything. Should be up much higher defiantly.

A song that anybody connects to---instantly. It is truly something special.

5 Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys

This song has an amazing beat and I find this song getting stuck in my head all the time. Incredible band, incredible song.

I can hear it all day long and never get tired of it!

I think I hear this song so many times.. But it feel like first time...

Arctic monkeys = perfection

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6 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand is not as good as The Arctic Monkeys, but this song is unique!

It's a great songs, makes me drift, it should be the first one

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7 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys

Should be number 1

Totally in love with Arctic Monkeys!

8 Somebody Told Me - The Killers Somebody Told Me - The Killers

This song is great

Surprised to see so little killers on this list!

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9 505 - Arctic Monkeys 505 - Arctic Monkeys

Great song with no flaw. Strong lyrics and riff.

Love to the Arctic Monkeys, can't go one single day without listening to them!

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10 I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys

How is this not in the top 5!? This is the Arctic Monkey's best song and they are the best Indie Rock band of all time. Should be top of the list really... Vote now!

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The Newcomers

? Eve, the Apple of My Eye - Bell X1 Eve, the Apple of My Eye - Bell X1

This song was originally performed, back when the band was called "Juniper", as "Never" (that version was sung by Damien Rice). The newer version, titled "Eve, the Apple Of My Eye", was released after the band split up with Damien Rice, and was renamed "Bell X1". - Katanaceilingfan

The Contenders

11 Moving to New York - The Wombats Moving to New York - The Wombats

Easily the greatest Indie Rock song. - 8gerrard8

Awesome to listen in the car... Nice

Let's dance to Joy division is much better, but this song is pretty great too)

12 Living for the Weekend - Hard-Fi Living for the Weekend - Hard-Fi
13 A-Punk - Vampire Weekend A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
14 Twisted Soul - Pint Shot Riot
15 Fire - Kasabian Fire - Kasabian

I love the contrast between the verses and the chorus! The pick-up is amazing!

Fantastic song. Should be first on this list

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16 Snowflake - Malachai Snowflake - Malachai
17 Jump Into the Fog - The Wombats Jump Into the Fog - The Wombats
18 When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys V 1 Comment
19 Float On - Modest Mouse Float On - Modest Mouse

Probably the greatest Indie Song Ever, coming from Indie Legends. You people are way too hung up on the Killers. and "Somebody Told Me"? Come on. That song is like a joke..

The only band to stay indie when they got big.

20 Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club

Super catchy! This song never gets old to me.

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