Best Foster the People Songs


The Top Ten

1 Pumped Up Kicks

It's really good as it actually tells the story of a tragic event that really happened

Their only good song

I love it

Great, catchy but also a very scary song! I mean have you heard the lyrics of it!? Its about a kid that goes on a killing spree in his school! But its still catchy.

2 Houdini

It is one of those songs that will get stuck in your head, and you'll be frustrated because you won't be able to make the lyrics out. Also, once you make out the lyrics, try and watch the music video. It is amazing. The line, "Sometimes, I wanna disappear! " hits you so effing hard, because you know that's you! You just want to disappear sometimes, don't you, just like that?

This is the best song I've ever heard in Foster The People album! The climax part is "sometimes I wanna disappear" when the music gets kind of electro indie it's so great! This should be on top.. I think Pumped Up Kicks gets overrated even though the song is really catchy but it's better when Mark Foster sings it live

This song is far better than Pumped up Kicks. Pumped Up Kicks has a nice tune, but it's pretty much the same thing repeated over and over. This song has a completely different tune that somehow sounds good. And the best part is that you can't tell whatever the hell they're saying.

For me this song is still my favourite song on the album, although there are many serious competitors for the top song spot, this song still remains my favourite. It's so catchy and after listening to the lyrics a number of times, I realised just how connected I felt to the song.

3 Helena Beat

I think this song is amazing! I just can't stop singing to myself I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way, but the music video kinda scares me tdh

Beautiful song and lyrics and badass intro, should be on first, and just behind, Houdini on second and on third Call it what you want! :D

Such a great song

MAKE this number one

4 Coming of Age

Love the video... I don't know why but the song lifts up my spirits

The best song off Supermodel and maybe their best ever second only maybe to Houdini. Sounds incredible when the guitar comes crashing in at the beginning and the bass riffs in the middle are awesome.

This song truly proves that after the success of "Torches" they can still make fantastic fresh stuff. Also this is a wonderful song with great melodies and lyrics.

Great song and probably best music video I have seen. A little repetitive but still deserves to up here.

5 Call It What You Want

Should be third behind Pumped UP Kicks and Houdini!

It should be higher... This song is catchy.. Ya'll better check this song out...

This should be higher. It's such a great song. I don't even know how waste made the list

Catchy song! In my opinion, it's better than pumped up kicks. This should be in the top 3!

6 The Truth

This is the best song of all new disc, this have the essential of the two albums. This is now my favorite song of foster the people, the second one is Helena Beat.

This song is the continue of Waste of the new album, the chorus and final make this a powerful song.

This should be in the top 5. Just saying.

It always makes me feel good

7 Ruby

This son is SO amazing! I can't get it out of my head. I've listened to it at least a hundred times this week... I think everyone on the planet should hear this song at least once. I've memorized the words because I've heard it so much. My favorite song right now.

Seriously in my opinion their best song. Although one of the longest, it still has a catchy toon and get stuck in my head all the time. My favorite song of all time.

Without a doubt the best song in the entire album and possibly their best work ever

This is the most amazing song I've come across in a long time. It deserves to be so much higher and might be their best song ever. The lyrics are truly beautiful

8 Broken Jaw

Great intro, just love how in the middle of the song it becomes a completely different one, the building up to the chorus is just pure ecstasy and the last third of the song is absolutely "orgasmic" till the end of it, feels to me underrated.

This is the best song in "Torches" and I guess that is why is so mysterious. Fantastic catchy lyrics. Perfect continuation and includes the best metamorphosis that I have ever heard in a song.

Every song by Foster the People is amazing, but this one is perfect! Absolutely extraordinary! My favorite song of all time

The verses are the best part, especially when it builds up to the chorus.

9 Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)

Sorry but in my opinion, this song is id say three times better than pumped up kicks. - queen11

Should definitely be in the top three.

This is the best song of this group! And how the hell did it end up being in here? It's much better than pumped up kicks!

Great chorus! The way the verse builds up into the song's climax is just amazing

10 Best Friend

This song is fantastic. I mean, how many songs are there about helping your best friend with a drug addiction. Also, there aren't nearly enough songs off of Supermodel here.

Amazing. Happy and energetic. Who writes a song about having writes block and can't think when creating a song.

I'd put it at number six, but I guess I can't really diss this list for that, can I?

Should be much higher up on this list; Supermodel is horribly underrepresented on this list, and this is the best of that album!


The Newcomers

? Imagination

It's a little slower than most but then again it has its chance, cords are strum slow comared to their other songs, a song to kick back and relax sometimes

The Contenders

11 Pseudologia Fantastica

This song is more psycadelic that all of Sacred hearts club. Honestly amazing and really great to listen to.

Has that great feeling to it. It's just something I can listen to over and over again.

How is this not number one one the list?! I love most of Foster the People's songs, but Pseudolgia Fantastica is by far my favourite. It doesn't necessarily blow the others out of the water, but I think it's still the best one.

Listen to it more than once and you'll feel it too.

12 Fire Escape

Although it may not seem like Foster the People's style, this song tells a story. It's somewhat emotional, but every band needs to write a song like this, anyways. The synthesizer is mixed in with the guitar in an interesting way, which adds to the atmosphere of the song. However, it's beautiful and deserves applause.

I absolutely love the folky direction they go with on this track, and the drug-related story it tells.

This is a great song, but fifteenth is around the right place for it

I believe that "Houdini" & "Nevermind" are Foster the People's greatest...but even still. "Fire Escape" quite possibly might be a close three. I seem to picture Mark Foster, all alone in a street alley; singing this song to no one in preticular. *applause*

13 Waste

Really great song. It's got a great beat, but so does all their other songs. The beat never fails. What really distinguishes this song is the amazing chorus. Really the best word to describe it is: epic. The churches bells, everyone singing, the sweet ambience. It all makes me ecstatic

Long time favorite

Best song in Colombia

What is this song doing at 13? An amazing song. very underrated.

14 Sit Next to Me

Best overalls

Definitely top 3 material

Really great

To Be Honest.. This Is The Best Song Ever By Them. When I first Listen it.. I can't stop listening to it.. I listen this song continuously for 2 days.. Don't miss this Masterpiece

15 I Would Do Anything for You

Amazing lyrics and beat. Definitely should be recognized.

It is absolutely amazing. It has a really fun beat, pretty catchy, and makes you want to dance to it. One of the best.

This is the best song of foster the people, should definitely be in the top 1.

Great song. I don't think it deserves to be in the top 10 though :(

16 Ask Yourself

A 9 on my opinion, catchy.

Should be 11 at least!

Should be higher because its thoughtful and has a good beat

Should have been a hit

17 Are You What You Want to Be?

This song got me into Foster the People. It's musically interesting, has amazing lyrics that are extremely relevant, and is all around a fantastic song. It deserves to be higher.

Seriously the heck? This should be number 2... This is like the best song ever!? Come on people!

Why so low? What

Has the best song intro and backed up by brilliant lyrics

18 A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon

I love how angry he gets in the second verse very heavy song from foster and the boys

Amazing song with great beat and vocals.

This is one of the best songs in Supermodel. This song has such a gloomy but yet dynamic atmosphere. The Song has to be in the top 10's. Foster the people really know how to do a great song.

Oh god, where do I start... The message, the beautiful sound that you can simply drown in, the seranade of his voice in the bridge... You will never be whole until you lose control. I personally feel it means just let yourself go and experience the sorrows and joy of the world and let it take you down and bring you up all the same. I love it.

19 S.H.C.

Such a great vibe, should be higher.

The beat is amazing! Best of this album.

SHC, (sacred hearts club) has an amazing beat and when it first kicks in at the beginning it sounds so so good. Favorite from their new album.

Really good song, in my opinion is should be 3rd or 4th on this list

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20 Doing It for the Money

First listen was okay. Now I run on it the whole day.

So underrated.Just sad.


So catchy. One of their best in my opinion

21 Pay the Man

This song is so different and so fresh. It should be way higher. It's nothing short of a masterpiece. - florcitarodriguez

Best song in the new album

Kendrick Lamar vibe song with a little bit of Metallica.

Song about Kurt Cobain

22 Miss You

the best

I love Miss You. It's easy to listen to with the beat and the lyrics are amazingly full of longing and it's so great when you're thinking of parting with someone.

This should be higher because its one of their catchiest songs.

Looks like a fusion of a new soul with a megaman x stage theme :P

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23 Life On the Nickel

Most underrated song in Torches

Totally underrated, I mean come on! Does no one like this song?

This should be higher than ruby

Solidly my favorite Foster song. The beat is so intense!

24 Lotus Eater

This one is simply the best in their new album.

Awesome beat, great lyrics just the best Foster the people song

25 Love

Even though it isn't a single, this is the song I most liked. Pumped Up Kicks was the first I heard, but this attracted more than it.

This song is amazing! The best beat by far!

Warrant should be on here dis song stinks

26 I Love My Friends

This song makes me so happy! The beat is so uplifting even though the song is a little cheesy

27 Chin Music for the Unsuspecting Hero

This song is so deep and powerful and beautiful. This should be on the top. WHERE ARE MY FRIENDS NOW?

Perfect! You feel this song... Awesome lyrics and music

I love it it's on every playlist of mine!

This should have been on Torches

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28 III

Ambient-pop at its finest. - ZeroBlaster

29 The Unforeseeable Fate of Mr. Jones

I think it's their best song, in terms of its uniqueness. There’s no song out there like this. So easy to get lost in it. - cartjohn3

Should be at least in top 20

30 Goats in Trees

This is one that takes a long time to grow on you, if you have average taste in music. When it does, it sounds like the most beautiful and ambient instrumentals and vocals

Personally my favorite foster the people song! I understand that it's not for everyone, but I still love it. The beginning and end audio are kind of creepy though.

This song is so amazingly peaceful and makes me relax when anxious and their voices are so gentle but powerful and this has got to be my favorite Foster the People song ever

I'd put it around 12-ish, but I understand why you'd put it so low

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31 Downtown

The meaning behind it and also the beat is just amazing

32 F*** Yeah

This song isn't real

That's not a song

33 Static Space Lovers

Just amazing

This song is one of the best from the band. Just sounds so good, deserves to be in top 10 at least. Jena Malone's feature is great and the Beach Boys vibes in the prechorus is great. The chorus is the best part though, just sounds amazing. Great bass too. - IJMiller

34 Cassius Clay's Pearly Whites
35 Tabloid Super Junkie

Amazing song! In the end it's just them playing and it's so good! Kinda have a Indian vibe to it

36 Loyal Like Sid & Nancy
37 Harden the Paint
38 SHC
39 Warrant

Long intro, but totally worth it, best best beat by far - Packerjack97

I would put it in the top ten, but I can see why other people wouldn't agree. I mean, it's not quite their best song, but still top 10 worthy

Really interesting break from their usual stuff.

The intro will give you goosebumps. Trust me.

40 Nevermind


This is right up there with Pumped Up Kicks. They don't get poppy like with their other tracks. Instead, they have a hypnotic, melancholic, yet jazzy guitar riff, and clever, insightful, lyrics by Mark Foster. This deserves to be a single and number one, and is probably their most underrated track.

How can this song not be in the top 5?!?!?!

This should be higher, what’s it doing at the bottom?!

41 The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones

This isn't even a song. It's 30 seconds of soft choir. The sample provided is probably like 80 percent of the song. there aren't even words in it. I honestly don't know what Foster the People were thinking when making this - TheInsomniac

Seriously? This should be at the bottom!

42 Style

Amazing single from them

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Top Remixes (18)

1. The Truth
2. Ruby
3. Helena Beat
1. Houdini
2. Pseudologia Fantastica
3. Call It What You Want
1. Pumped Up Kicks
2. Coming of Age
3. Broken Jaw

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