Greatest Indie Rock Songs

The Top Ten

1 Mr. Brightside - The Killers Mr. Brightside - The Killers Cover Art

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.

Cammy Connor played the drums for this song in sixth year. I enjoyed it. Unfortunately Nairns bass amp was too quiet, Rosie was out of tune, Carina shouted at me half the time and my guitar string broke. all in all a five out of ten performance

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

This is the first, forever!

2 Reptilia - The Strokes Reptilia - The Strokes Cover Art

Guitar hero 3 baby!

Second best indie rock song but for some reason don't look back into the sun isn't on the list at all so reptilia has my vote

So Good

Right place

3 Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

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

The best indie song ever.

Great beat and lyrics. So good

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

4 A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

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.

A masterpiece.

5 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Cover Art

Recently started listening to a lot of indie rock, including the Strokes, Black Keys, Killers, Kooks, and several others including Franz Ferdinand. This song, along with Mr. Brightside, are easily my favorites from what I've listened to so far. Bring back the good rock!

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

This song is pure gold

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

6 Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

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...

This song is just great and amazing

7 Fire - Kasabian Fire - Kasabian Cover Art

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

Fantastic song. Should be first on this list

Best Indie Rock song out there!

8 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel Cover Art
9 Wake Up - Arcade Fire Wake Up - Arcade Fire Cover Art
10 A-Punk - Vampire Weekend A-Punk - Vampire Weekend Cover Art

The Newcomers

? It’s Nice to Be Alive - Ball Park Music It’s Nice to Be Alive - Ball Park Music Cover Art

Great song!

The Contenders

11 Float On - Modest Mouse Float On - Modest Mouse Cover Art

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.

12 Somebody Told Me - The Killers Somebody Told Me - The Killers Cover Art

This song is great

Surprised to see so little killers on this list!

Maybe their best song.

I love this song! :P

13 Twisted Soul - Pint Shot Riot
14 When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

Why? Can someone explain this to me its by far the best A. M song the lyrics the drums everything just listen to it ♥♥♥♥♥

15 Karma Police - Radiohead Karma Police - Radiohead Cover Art
16 Naive - The Kooks Naive - The Kooks Cover Art
17 Golden Touch - Razorlight Golden Touch - Razorlight Cover Art
18 Moving to New York - The Wombats Moving to New York - The Wombats Cover Art

Easily the greatest Indie Rock song.

Awesome to listen in the car... Nice

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

19 Helicopter - Bloc Party Helicopter - Bloc Party Cover Art

This is the best indie rock song ever made. Period. It is just so awesome. Cannot understand why this is not on number 1!. How many things I have to write before I can post this?

20 Jump Into the Fog - The Wombats Jump Into the Fog - The Wombats Cover Art
21 I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

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!

One of the best songs ever. Arctic Monkeys totally rock!

22 Electric Feel - MGMT Electric Feel - MGMT Cover Art
23 All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem Cover Art
24 Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys Cover Art

Although every single song from the Arctic Monkeys is just brilliant

25 Airbag - Radiohead Airbag - Radiohead Cover Art
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