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.

The Top Ten

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

I love this song

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

Great song but Alternative Pop? It's just Alternative Rock. - Soulstealer

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

10 Silence Is Easy - Starsailor

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

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

Thanks RichardSSG for adding some songs - zxm

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

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

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