nme_indieanthems

Greatest Indie Anthems

NME indie anthems!Just because it is now officially NME Thursday and everyone loves themed lists, how about we talk about the Greatest Indie Anthems ever… and what NME / Xfm and the general UK public think they are.

The top 50 Greatest Indie Anthems as listed in NME:
1. Oasis – 'Live Forever'
2. Nirvana – 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
3. Pulp – 'Common People'
4. The Smiths – 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
5. The Libertines – 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun'
6. The Libertines – 'Time For Heroes'
7. The Smiths – 'How Soon Is Now?'
8. The Stone Roses – 'I Am The Resurrection'
9. The Strokes – 'Last Nite'
10. Arctic Monkeys – 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'
11. The Smiths – 'This Charming Man'
12. The Stone Roses – 'She Bangs The Drums'
13. The Libertines – 'Can't Stand Me Now'
14. Oasis – 'Don't Look Back In Anger'
15. Blur – 'Song 2'
16. Franz Ferdinand – 'Take Me Out'
17. The Stone Roses – 'I Wanna Be Adored'
18. The Verve – 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'
19. Joy Divison – 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
20. Joy Division – 'Transmission'
21. The Smiths – 'Panic'
22. The Breeders – 'Cannonball'
23. The Gossip – 'Standing In The Way Of Control'
24. Babyshambles – 'Fuck Forever'
25. Oasis – 'Supersonic'
26. Radiohead – 'Creep'
27. Oasis -' Wonderwall'
28. Pavement – 'Cut Your Hair'
29. Arcade Fire – 'Rebellion (Lies)'
30. Manic Street Preachers – 'A Design For Life'
31. Oasis – 'Cigarettes & Alcohol'
32. The Stone Roses – 'Fool's Gold'
33. The Killers – 'Mr Brightside'
34. Radiohead – 'Just'
35. Pixies – 'Monkey Gone To Heaven'
36. Kaiser Chiefs – 'I Predict A Riot'
37. Kasabian – 'LSF'
38. Pixies – 'Gigantic'
39. Oasis – 'Champagne Supernova'
40. Klaxons – 'Golden Skans'
41. Blur – 'Parklife'
42. The Cribs – 'Hey Scenesters'
43. Suede – 'Animal Nitrate'
44. The Stone Roses – 'Love Spreads'
45. The La's – 'There She Goes'
46. Dinosaur Jr – 'Freak Scene'
47. The Libertines – 'Up The Bracket'
48. Sonic Youth – 'Bull In The Heather'
49. The Rapture – 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
50. My Bloody Valentine – 'You Made Me Realise'

What do you guys think? Surely, everyone realizes that there are better songs than these — but we're talking anthems here. I am proud of Pavement t 28, but what about Ash's "Kung Fu" or "Jack Names the Planets"? Idlewild "Rosability"?

And by 'anthem,' do they mean songs with which drunk people sing along in unison?