Best Foster the People Songs

The Top Ten

1 Pumped Up Kicks Pumped Up Kicks Cover Art

I'm not gonna try to be a hipster and dislike this song cause it's popular. It's popular because of the laid back vocals combine with a powerful bass line and clever, strong, and kind of frightening lyrics.

You can tell that it has been created with loving hands, not just whipped up on a computer like all the catchy poppy songs. it has a dark, haunting message but it makes it all the better to listen to. when I listen to it, I get that feeling of a great song.

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.

Possibly the song of 2011 in my opinion. It should be number 1 on this list, I think this song is much better than Houdini that is when they don't play it 100 times in a row on the radio.

2 Houdini Houdini Cover Art

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

Houdini is an unique song that differs from the rest of the album. The whole album uses different styles but the technique that was used for this song is astonishing. The build up to the climax, the multiple instruments that flowed throughout the song and the vocals easily make this song the best.

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.

3 Helena Beat Helena Beat Cover Art

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

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

My favorite FTP song... Catchy music with a good feeling, very interesting lyrically, and overall just a top-notch go to any time of day song.

Only video made in the past 10 years that I know of (which isn't saying much) that's worth watching.

Also far darker and textured than PuK.

4 Coming of Age Coming of Age Cover Art

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.

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

5 Call It What You Want Call It What You Want Cover Art

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!

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

Yeah this should be third or even second in front of houdini

6 The Truth The Truth Cover Art

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 song is kinda overrated. The lyrics are great, but the music sounds rushed and unconsidered.

My favorite song and the best of the album, in my opinion.

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.

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

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

8 Broken Jaw Broken Jaw Cover Art

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.

The most interesting composition there is on Torches, the lyrics you can tell are very heartfelt from Mark's voice. It drives you to do amazing things, and the drums shout throughout the song. Highly recommend to listen to it :D

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

9 Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) Cover Art

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!

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

Catchiest Foster the People song in my opinion. I actually can't get enough of it!

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.

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

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

This is a awesome song I would have been happy to see this song in no 2 just behind pumped up kicks...this song deserves 2nd place

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Pseudologia Fantastica

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.

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

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

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

12 Fire Escape Fire Escape Cover Art

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 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*

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

13 Waste Waste Cover Art

It's such a touching song, the beat is amazing and fits the song's subject perfectly. The church bells make the song sound almost melancholy, though, seriously the best thing about the song. Better than everything on Supermodel except maybe Pseudologica Fantastica, and second only to Helena Beat on Torches.

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

This is by far the best song, it has so much emotion and isn't overplayed. I hope this can be rated higher!

Very catchy intro! This song is my monday song because it can lift up my energy!

14 Sit Next to Me Sit Next to Me Cover Art

This song really shows how multifaceted Foster the People really are. They blend genres so well and this song is an excellent example of that. The lyrics and music go perfectly together and they blend traditional instrumentals with electronic sounds very well. Love it!

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

This is their best song ever! So catchy with an awesome beat. Cannot stop listening to it.

Their second hit after pumped up kicks

15 I Would Do Anything for You I Would Do Anything for You Cover Art

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.

Amazing lyrics and beat. Definitely should be recognized.

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

16 Ask Yourself Ask Yourself Cover Art

Should be higher because its thoughtful and has a good beat

Should have been a hit

A 9 on my opinion, catchy.

Should be 11 at least!

17 Are You What You Want to Be? Are You What You Want to Be? Cover Art

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.

This should be number 1, even though its not one of their most popular songs it shouldn't be this low on the list.

Foster the people my mom lives with a guy his favorite band was foster the people like two months later I listened to almost all of there songs are you what you want to be best friends
lollaploosa foster the people is the best

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

18 A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon

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.

Okay this is totally one of the most powerful songs ever. It has a great beat, somewhat uplifting, somewhat angry, um and a great voice and a great message. The message is to try new things and lose yourself. It's such a cool song.

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.

Such a cool song. even though I've only heard a live version, I know it will be one of the best songs on supermodel

19 S.H.C. S.H.C. Cover Art

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

The beat is amazing! Best of this album.

Such a great vibe, should be higher.

20 Doing It for the Money

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

So catchy. One of their best in my opinion

So underrated.Just sad.

21 Pay the Man Pay the Man Cover Art

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

Kendrick Lamar vibe song with a little bit of Metallica.

Best song in the new album

Words can not do this song justice.. how profound.. how beautiful
Transcendent

22 Life On the Nickel Life On the Nickel Cover Art

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

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

Are you kidding me? This song should be in the top 5!
What a song. Well done.

Most underrated song in Torches

23 Miss You Miss You Cover Art

I don't really get this song. This is the only Foster the People song (excluding The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones, but that's 33 seconds long, so it's obviouslly not going to be anyone's favourite) that I don't really like

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

24 Lotus Eater Lotus Eater Cover Art

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

This one is simply the best in their new album.

25 I Love My Friends I Love My Friends Cover Art

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

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