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  • Writer's pictureIan Bennett

Top 100 Most Played Indie Songs by Alt. Entertainments 2023 Update

Exciting news this year! Traditionally, I've combined Indie music with Alternative and Metal in my charts. However, I believe this might not accurately represent what truly resonates in an indie scenario. For a more authentic feel, I recommend exploring my other charts: 'Top 100 All Time Most Played Songs by Alt. Entertainments Update!!!' and 'Top 100 Most Played Alternative Songs by Alt. Entertainments Update 2023!' Dive into the eclectic beats and discover the true essence of each genre.


Key


pp = Previous Position

↓ = Moving Down Chart

↑ = Moving Up Chart

- = No change in position

NE = New Entry/No previous chart position


100. Foals - Inhaler (2012) (pp98.↓)

Transgressive


99. Foo Fighters - Everlong (1997) (pp97.↓)

Roswell / Capitol


98. Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro (1990) (NE)

Factory


97. Kasabian - Fast Fuse (2004) (NE)

RCA / Paradise


96. Kasabian - Fast Fuse (2009) (NE)

RCA / Paradise


95. Oasis - Rock 'n' Roll Star (1994) (pp94.↓)

Creation


94. Oasis - Acquiesce (1995) (pp93.↓)

Creation


93. Suede - Metal Mickey (1992) (pp92.↓)

Nude


92. Suede - Animal Nitrate (1992) (pp91.↓)

Nude


91. The Automatic - Monster (2006) (NE)

B-Unique / Polydor


90. The Cure - Close To Me (1985) (NE)

Fiction


89. The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It (2015) (pp90.↑)

Fiction / Communion


88. The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go (2008) (NE)

Columbia


87. Vance Joy - Riptide (2013) (NE)

Liberation / Infetious / Atlantic


86. Friends - I'm His Girl (2011) (pp87.↑)

Lucky Number / Fat Possum


85. Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control (2006) (pp86.↑)

Back Yard Recordings / Kill Rock Stars


84. Nirvana - In Bloom (1992) (NE)

Geffen


83. Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better (2015) (pp81.↓)

Modular / Interscope


82. The Bluetones - Slight Return (1996) (pp80.↓)

SuperiorQuality / A&M


81. The La's - There She Goes (1988) (pp78.↓)

Go! Discs


80. The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now (2004) (pp77.↓)

Rough Trade


79. The Stone Roses - Waterfall (1989) (pp74.↓ )

Silvertone


78. Nirvana - Come As You Are (1992) (pp95.↑)

Geffen


77. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dark Necessities (2016) (pp82.↑)

Warner Bros.


76. The Killers - Human (2008) (pp79.↑)

Vertigo


75. The Libertines - Up The Bracket (2002) (pp76.↑)

Rough Trade


74. The Ordinary Boys - Boys Will Be Boys (2005) (pp75.↑)

B-Unique


73. 22-20s - Devil In Me (2004) (pp73.↓)

Heavenly Records / EMI


76. Jake Bugg - Slumville Sunrise (2013) (pp68.↓)

Mercury


75. Joy Division - Transmission (1979) (pp67.↓)

Factory



74. Oasis - Live Forever (1994) (pp66.↓)

Creation


73. Pulp - Do You Remember The First Time? (1994) (pp71.↓)

Island


72. The Fratellis - Baby Fratelli (2006) (pp64.↓)

Fallout / Drop the Gun / Island


71. Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (1993) (NE)

Virgin


70. Vaults - One Day I'll Fly Away (2016) (NE)

Republic/Virgin EMI


69. Arctic Monkeys - View From The Afternoon (2005) (pp70.↑)

Domino


68. Blur - Country House (1995) (pp100.↑)

Food


67. Eat Your Heart Out - Shape of You (2017) (pp89.↑)

Fearless


66. Haim - Forever (2012) (pp61.↓)

Polydor


65. Jamie T - Sticks 'n' Stones (2010) (pp72.↑)

Virgin Records


64. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot (2004) (pp85.↑)

B-Unique


63. Pixies - Here Comes Your Man (1989) (pp65.↑)

4AD


62. R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People (1991) (pp60.↓)

Warner Bros.


61. The New Radicals - You Only Get What You Give (1998) (pp58.↓)

MCA


60. Hozier - Take Me To Church (2013) (pp55.↓)

Rubyworks / Island / Columbia


59. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (2003) (pp53.↓)

Capitol / Elecktra


58. The Kooks - Matchbox (20060 (NE)

Virgin


57. The Stone Roses - Made of Stone (1989) (pp57.-)

Silvertone


56. Foo Fighters - All My Life (2002) (NE)

Roswell/RCA


55. Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol (1994) (pp50.↓)

Creation


54. Pearl Jam - Even Flow (1992) (pp49.↓)

Epic


53. Royal Blood - Figure It Out (2014) (pp52.↓)

Warner Bros.


52. The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make? (1984) (pp51.↓)

Rough Trade


51. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (2003) (pp63.↑)

XL


50. Blur - Song 2 (1997) (pp62.↑)

Food



49. James - Sit Down (1989) (pp54.↑)

Fontana


48. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (1989) (NE)

Warner Bros.


47. Stereophonics - Local Boy in a Photograph (1997) (pp44.↓)

V2


46. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn (2010) (pp56.↑)

Kitsuné


45. Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know (2010) (pp48.↑)

Kitsuné


44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With the Night (2003) (pp47.↑)

Polydor


43. Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love (2009) (pp46.↑)

Island


42. James - Laid (1993) (pp45.↑)

Fontana


41. The Strokes - Last Nite (2001) (pp40.)

Rough Trade


40. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (2004) (pp43.↑)

Domino


39. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (1995 Version) (1980) (pp42.↓)

 Factory


38. Kongos - Come With Me Now (2012) (pp39.↑)

okoloshe / Epic / Rock All Night Productions LLC


37. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (1979) (pp41.↑)

Fiction


36. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know (2013) (pp33.)

Domino


35. Jamie T - Shelia (2007) (pp32.↑)

Virgin Records


34. The Futureheads - Hounds of Love (2005) (pp37.↑)

679 Recordings


33. The Kooks - Naïve (2006) (NE)

Virgin


32. The Wombats - Moving To New York (2006) (pp35.↑)

14th Floor Records


31. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man (2009) (pp31.-)

Island / Glassnote


30. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop (2002) (pp36.↑)

Warner Bros.


29. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (2009) (pp.27↓)

Infectious


28. Blur - Parklife (1994) (pp.29↑)

Food


27. Happy Mondays - Step On (1990) (pp.26↓)

Factory


26. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (2011) (pp.28↑)

Nonsuch


25. The Coral - Dreaming of You (2002) (pp30.↑)

Deltasonic



24. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun (2003) (pp21.↓)

Rough Trade


23. Toploader - Dancing In the Moonlight (Stargate Mix) (2000) (pp34.↑)

S2


22. Primal Scream - Loaded (1990) (pp23.↑)

Creation


21. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms (1994) (pp22.↑)

Matador


20. Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime (2015) (pp19.↓)

Parlophone / Atlantic


19. Oasis - Wonderwall (1995) (pp25.↑)

Creation


18. Blur - Girls & Boys (1994) (pp20.↑)

Food


17. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold (1989) (pp18.↑)

Silvertone


16. Pulp - Disco 2000 (1995) (pp17.↑)

Island


15. The Cure - Lovecats (1983) (pp15.-)

Fiction


14. The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever (2008) (pp16.)

Polydor


13. Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows (2002) (pp14.)

Interscope


12. Oasis - Supersonic (1994) (pp13.)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


11. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005) (pp12.)

Domino


10. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (2008) (pp.)

RCA / Sony


9. Portugal The Man - Feel It Still (2017) (pp7.↓)

Atlantic


8. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) (pp8.-)

DGC


7. New Order - Blue Monday (1983) (pp9.↑)

Factory


6. Reef - Place Your Hands (1996) (pp5.↓)

Sony Soho Square


5. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (1995) (pp11.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


4. Bloc Party - Banquet (2004) (pp3.↓)

Witchita


3. The Smiths - This Charming Man (1984) (pp4.↑)

Rough Trade


2. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger (2006) (pp2.-)

Fallout


1. The Killers - Mr Brightside (2003) (pp1.-)

Island / Lizard King



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