Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Indie Pop songs of all time 2017, Pop music is without a doubt the single biggest genre all around the world. With so many different offshoots that people utilize, the genre remains the most commonly used style for new releases across the globe. That being said, it is no surprise that there would be so many up and coming artists within the Indie scene that are using the stylings of traditional and more obscure pop music to find their audience and get their loyal fan base to continue to grow. Below you will find the artists that have emerged from the Indie scene to the mainstream, or those that are in the process of doing so right now. These artists have written the very best that exists in the entire genre of Indie Pop.
- 10. “Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
- 9. “Fidelity” – Regina Spektor – Begin To Hope (2006)
- 8. “Somebody’s Love” – Passenger – Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016)
- 7. “Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials (2011)
- 6. “Cool Kids” – Echosmith – Talking Dreams (2013)
- 5. “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon – Talking Is Hard (2014)
- 4. “It’s Time” – Imagine Dragons – Night Visions (2012)
- 3. “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster The People – Torches (2011)
- 2. “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie – Plans (2005)
- 1. “Friday I’m In Love” – The Cure – Wish (1992)
Here we present the list of top 10 best Indie Pop songs of all time 2017.
10. “Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
Benjamin Gibbard is a talented man when it comes to the Indie Pop scene. His efforts have created not one but two of the bands that are featured on this top 10 list. The Postal Service is one of the two projects that he was famous for starting, and their biggest album was Give Up. The main release from this album was “Such Great Heights”, which would be the single that would turn this from an unheard of band to a household name to those delving more deeply into the Indie scene. The song is about how the singer loves a girl, and that while their love is burning too brightly for many people to understand and appreciate, that it deserves to be immortalized through this song.
9. “Fidelity” – Regina Spektor – Begin To Hope (2006)
Regina Spektor is an artist that has seen moderate successes throughout her career up to this point. For Indie Pop though, what is actually all Indie, she is a very impressive artist that can really represent the genre very well. Her unique style and eloquent writing is showcased through her single “Fidelity”. This is a track that pop fans are going to be forced to sing along with, even when they are only hearing it for the very first time. That is a direct statement about just how catchy and addicting this track actually is.
8. “Somebody’s Love” – Passenger – Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (2016)
Passenger is really fresh on the scene, though he has been writing music both with a band and without one for many years now. His efforts in self promotion have finally paid off as early as this past year, when his epic songs of love and loss were more broadly heard and appreciated. With the release of the album Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea released last year would feature two epic tracks which would shape the look of Indie Pop for many years to come. While “Let Her Go” was a powerful track that could have been on this list, “Somebody’s Love” seemed to better embody the entire feel of Indie Pop.
7. “Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials (2011)
If there was ever a song that said forget all the bad things that have happened in your life and move forward with positivity, it is “Shake It Out”. Florence + The Machine writes about experiences that we have all had where regrets can seem to collect all around us all sometimes and things get a little overwhelming. “It’s hard to dance with the Devil on your back” though.
6. “Cool Kids” – Echosmith – Talking Dreams (2013)
When you really just want to be someone else and improve your general lot in life, as so many of us have wished we could do, it might be time to turn to Echosmith. While the Indie Pop artists are a little new on the scene, they have already seen a great deal of success through this one release that has moved them from someone no one knew about to a band that is on a lot of top 10 songs lists for things like the top Indie Pop artists, best new pop artists over the last few years and all of the things like that.
5. “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon – Talking Is Hard (2014)
Walk The Moon has not always had an easy road getting to where they are today. While they had arguably one of the biggest singles to be released in the Pop genre in 2014, the road to getting that prestige wasn’t an easy one to follow. Their very first album was completely recorded, mixed and produced by the lead singer of the band. While this album would see a moderate amount of success, they kept pushing their name out there and their sound, which eventually got them recognized by a decent label to record the songs that would be featured on Talking Is Hard.
4. “It’s Time” – Imagine Dragons – Night Visions (2012)
Imagine Dragons is another band that has social media outlets to thank a lot for their successes. Since the Indie scene is big on self promotion, it would seem as though this band would fit securely into the realm of getting yourself to the big time on your own. Imagine Dragons might have major label representation now, but their early time as a band was spent getting their name out to anyone and everyone who would listen. The internet became a huge marketing tool for their music and people got behind their sound.
3. “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster The People – Torches (2011)
While the song is a reflection on youth violence, especially in the schools, “Pumped Up Kicks” was a hit from 2011 that people simply couldn’t stop listening to. While the song might suggest that the band was supporting those that are considering taking extreme approaches against bullies in schools, the singer of the band actually suggests that the song is meant to bring awareness to the serious problems that face the mental states of youth throughout the country.
2. “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie – Plans (2005)
“If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied, illuminate the ‘nos’ on their vacancy signs….then I’ll follow you into the dark” pens Benjamin Gibbard. This is the second major Indie Pop band that the influential artist would head up, this one featuring more of a reliance on real instrumentation (apart from the electronic and synthesized sounds of The Postal Service). Plans would be the bands most successful album, and this particular track would take a little bit of time to reach the kind of success it is now deemed to have had. While the other major single from this album, “Soul Meets Body” would have an almost instantly positive response, complete with radio rotations all around the country, “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark” was a single that took almost a year for people to appreciate the way it truly needed to be.
1. “Friday I’m In Love” – The Cure – Wish (1992)
The Cure is bar none the best example of Indie Pop that has ever existed and likely ever will exist. While the band would be considered one of the top acts of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it would all be done almost exclusively through word of mouth and self-promotional endeavors from Robert Smith and company. The band would find a label home, but that is not what would get them the kind of recognition the band found through their careers. They brought their fan base right along with them when they found a label to help them get better distribution of their future albums.
Indie Pop doesn’t really seem to be the same kind of indie that might have existed throughout the 80s and 90s. Bands are better able to promote themselves and get to superstar status without ever pursuing major label interests or dumping their money into promotional deals. This is the case for the better part of the bands that are featured on this list, as many of them have produced their own albums (at least their original recordings) and worked up a global fanbase from there with the wildly successful tracks they have created.