Best Alternative Pop Songs

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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.

The Top Ten

1 Mr. Brightside - The Killers UListen to Sample
2 How to Save a Life - The Fray UListen to Sample
3 The Middle - Jimmy Eat World UListen to Sample
4 Iris - Goo Goo Dolls UListen to Sample
5 Demons - Imagine Dragons

I love this song

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6 When You Were Young - The Killers UListen to Sample
7 Every Breaking Wave - U2 UListen to Sample
8 Kings and Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars UListen to Sample
9 Team - 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

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10 Silence Is Easy - Starsailor UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

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

Great tune when ya feel blue - SgtBilby

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12 Warriors - Imagine Dragons UListen to Sample
13 45 - The Gaslight Anthem UListen to Sample
14 A Wonderful Life - Brian Fallon UListen to Sample
15 Painkillers - Brian Fallon UListen to Sample
16 Never Say Never - The Fray UListen to Sample
17 Read My Mind - The Killers UListen to Sample
18 Eye - The Smashing Pumpkins UListen to Sample
19 Human - The Killers

Thanks RichardSSG for adding some songs - zxm

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20 Runaways - The Killers UListen to Sample
21 Houdini - Foster the People UListen to Sample
22 Do or Die - Thirty Seconds to Mars UListen to Sample
23 I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance UListen to Sample
24 Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds

Alternative pop's Queen, Marina and the Diamonds' best song

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25 Heaven in Hiding - Halsey UListen to Sample
26 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots UListen to Sample
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