Top 10 Best Indie Rock Songs

Indie rock has always been a bastion of creative freedom, a vibrant landscape for musicians to explore, innovate, and defy the conventional constraints of mainstream music. Over the years, we have seen countless indie rock bands and artists leave a mark on the genre, gifting us with musical gems that continue to inspire generations of listeners. From the poignant lyrics to the infectious melodies, their songs have shaped the musical landscape and captivated our hearts.

As we delve into this top ten list of the best indie rock songs of all time, it's important to remember that the term "indie rock" encompasses a wide range of sub-genres and styles. From the grungy, garage rock sound of the '80s and '90s, to the melancholic, introspective tunes that followed, and the eclectic, experimental sounds that continue to emerge today, indie rock has never been a one-size-fits-all category.
The Top Ten
1 Reptilia - The Strokes

Guitar hero 3 baby!

2 Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

One of the first Arctic Monkeys songs I have ever heard and I fell in love immediately.

Arctic Monkeys: simply The Best!

Why they are only second?

Great beat and lyrics. 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.

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

This song reminds me so much of my early childhood! I still enjoy it now.

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 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 fantastic... I love the sputtering guitar riffs!

6 When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
7 Golden Touch - Razorlight
8 Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Surprised to see so little killers on this list!

Maybe their best song.

This song is great

9 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.

Oh I love this track it's so like good to listen to oh Flo were did you go?

I think I hear this song so many times.. But it feel like first time...

10 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
The Contenders
11 Karma Police - Radiohead
12 Take It or Leave It - The Strokes
13 Naive - The Kooks
14 Machu Picchu - The Strokes
15 A-Punk - Vampire Weekend

The best Indie song even, what a vibe!

16 Wake Up - Arcade Fire
17 The View from the Afternoon - Arctic Monkeys
18 Crying Lightning - Arctic Monkeys

Although every single song from the Arctic Monkeys is just brilliant

19 All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem
20 Moving to New York - The Wombats

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)

21 Fire - Kasabian

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!

22 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!

23 Airbag - Radiohead
24 Fell in Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
25 Dakota - Stereophonics
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