Classic indie songs to add to your summer playlist!

When was the last time you listened to Undercover Martyn, Pumped Up Kicks or Lisztomania? Here are some classics to revisit this summer!

There are so many classic indie songs that it’s hard to name them all. Whether it’s a hot girls summer or a working girl, we come prepared with some of our favorite indie songs that give us all the summer vibes.

Lisztomania of Phoenix

This song is such a hit! The vibes of “Lisztomania” are unlike most songs you hear today, making the upbeat tempo ideal for any nighttime drive, day at the beach, or even when you’re stuck in traffic. Add any Phoenix song to your playlist and good vibes are guaranteed.

Electric Sensation by MGMT

“Electric Feel” is one of those songs you sing with friends in the car with the windows down as you drive down PCH on your way to the beach. Add it to your reading list if you haven’t already!


Swollen kicks by Foster the People

This is a top carpool karaoke song to play with the windows down. This song was everywhere in the 2010s and a big part of the reason was due to its ability to balance indie and alternative genres with pop, making it a catchy song for the summer.

One Day by The Strokes

This song from 2001 is a timeless classic! The Strokes are iconic, so next time you’re on Aux and don’t know which queue to play this!


Undercover Martyn by Two Door Cinema Club

The opening of this song is everything and it’s one of those songs that feels like it’s being heard live, in concert. Everyone loves Two Door Cinema Club, so it’s no surprise that it’s on our list for this summer.

Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun

Everyone knows this hit, right? This song is perfect for sunbathing outside or playing volleyball at the beach. “Walking On A Dream” is so much fun it’s sure to improve anyone’s day.


Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

This song is nostalgic for many people! The 1977 classic is so upbeat and lighthearted that it’s perfect for putting anyone in a good mood. Its energy was designed for a sunny summer day.

Midnight City by M83

“Midnight City” is a great song to listen to for an early morning hike, summer workout, or even when you’re on the road with friends!


Carried away by Passion Pit

“Carried Away” is a great song for a road trip or when camping with friends this summer. This song is ten years old and still brings the same amazing energy every time you listen to it!

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