Greatest Indie Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

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.

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

Imagine Dragons are way much better than any indie rock band

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2 Reptilia - The Strokes

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

Guitar hero 3 baby!

So Good

3 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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.

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

This song was a hit for a reason! - Elijah_Cook

This is the first, forever!

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4 A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys

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.

5 Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys

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...

Best Arctic Monkeys song for sure. - Elijah_Cook

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6 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

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

The tempo change is the best part. - Elijah_Cook

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7 505 - Arctic Monkeys

Great song with no flaw. Strong lyrics and riff.

Love to the Arctic Monkeys, can't go one single day without listening to them!

My favorite song ever

The point where the guitar kicks in is just really sublimeee

8 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys

Should be number 1

Totally in love with Arctic Monkeys!

9 I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys

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!

I don't know who you are...but I bet you look good on the dance floor. - Elijah_Cook

10 Somebody Told Me - The Killers

This song is great

Surprised to see so little killers on this list!

I love this song! :P

The Contenders

11 A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
12 Living for the Weekend - Hard-Fi
13 Twisted Soul - Pint Shot Riot
14 Snowflake - Malachai
15 Moving to New York - The Wombats

Easily the greatest Indie Rock song. - 8gerrard8

Awesome to listen in the car... Nice

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

16 Jump Into the Fog - The Wombats
17 When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

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

18 Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club

Super catchy! This song never gets old to me.

19 Float On - Modest Mouse

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..

Sad thing is, every time I hear this song it reminds me of the terrible Lupe Fiasco ripoff. - Elijah_Cook

The only band to stay indie when they got big.

20 Wake Up - Arcade Fire
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2. Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
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1. A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys
2. Reptilia - The Strokes
3. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
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3. A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys
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