As the dominance of guitar rock has faded among indie-leaning audiences, there has also been a spreading into the mainstream of sounds that would have been easily described as indie-pop a decade ago. Indie-pop styles show up in TV commercials, Hollywood movie soundtracks, and within mainstream pop and country hits. Take the music world as a whole, and seemed marked by the continual movement towards genre agnosticism or at least purposeful genre blurriness. When it came to daily music-listening, in I found fewer reasons to focus on any one particular genre, considering how many interesting and strange developments there have been in music of all stripes "indie" and "mainstream" , including music whose 'stripes' are hard to pin down. Instead of diminishing the importance of "indie pop" as a separate category, those trends do the opposite. It's the perfect time to shine a light on distinctive, idiosyncratic pop acts oriented towards DIY self-expression.
Lizzo – Tempo (feat Missy Elliott)
Sea Girls - Open Up Your Head
If some of what made our list comes from artists not necessarily considered "rock," perhaps it's because the genre gave them the best opportunity to vent their frustrations. On the brighter side, it definitely has to do with the continued breakdown of genre barriers that's left list makers a bit confused, but artists free to experiment more than ever. Post Malone feat. He called upon the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, to add a jolt of authenticity, while fellow Texan Travis Scott floats above the melancholic production. On the track, she explores the realm of grungy alternative-rock, even letting a growl out at the top of the chorus. Opting to rap in a biting manner while dropping N-words left and right instead of soulfully crooning, Clark Jr.
DJ Nate: “Fuck Dat”
In , with one killer track, an artist could become a household name, sparking infinite conversations and even more memes. In addition to all the new names, established artists like Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend redefined themselves and reset the trajectories of their careers. At the end of one year, and looking ahead to the next decade, here are the tracks we believe will stand the test of time. Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist.
The most popular and best selling indie songs at Apple's iTunes store. To listen to the top indie rock songs or download the music you must have Apple's iTunes player installed on your system. The chart list of the top iTunes indie rock songs is updated daily. Related Charts : best selling indie albums and Top alternative rock songs. Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo. Meet Me in the Woods Lord Huron. Love Like Ghosts Lord Huron.