Best Foster the People Songs

The Top Ten
1 Pumped Up Kicks

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.

2 Houdini

It is the best, although Pseudologia Fantastica is close, I don't know why everybody keep Pumped Up Kicks in first place, there are more than 10 songs better. Houdini is tremendously glorious, starting slowly until his spectacular final, deserves much more recognition, as well as songs like Tabloid Super Junkie, Beginners Guide, SHC, among many others.

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

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.

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

4 Coming of Age

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

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

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

Should be third behind Pumped UP Kicks and Houdini!

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

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

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.

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

9 Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)

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!

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.

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.

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 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.

13 Waste

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!

14 Sit Next to Me

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.

15 I Would Do Anything for You

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.

16 Ask Yourself

This right here is one of the most reflective and catchy songs you can find! It's pleasant to listen to and the lyrics are absolutely fantastic. Impossible not to relate to

Should have been a hit

Another great existential question song, it's the beautiful acoustic riff that keeps it going

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.

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

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.

19 S.H.C.

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.

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

21 Pay the Man

Recently uplouded on youtube and I have had it on loop for 4 weeks. Amazing song.
Love the new songs even though they don't seem like their style. Even though I feel its not really made of real love like Houdini, Pumped Up Kicks or the otehr songs, but still a very nice song.

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

The beat, the main melody and the lyrics really get this song going. Absolute beauty

22 Life On the Nickel

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

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

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

23 Miss You

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.

24 Lotus Eater

This one really brings me back to the old Torches feel. It's got a nice riff, some sick lyrics, and an epic vibe. Awesome

This one is simply the best in their new album.

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

25 I Love My Friends

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

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