The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever – Number One is getting close

Today NME.COM reveals Numbers 30-11 of your ultimate songs

This week will NME and Xfm announce the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever – as voted for by you.

We’ve counted up all the songs you suggested and now on NME.COM we’re getting ready to reveal who has made the cut, and which song you have proclaimed the Number One Indie Anthem Ever.

The full list, plus exclusive interviews with the acts who’ve made it features in this week’s issue of NME, which hits UK newsstands today (May 2).


On NME.COM we’re also counting down to Number One throughout this week.

Yesterday (April 30) we brought you Numbers 50-31, with the likes of Pixies, The Killers and My Bloody Valentine all featuring.

Now today it’s the turn of the of Franz Ferdinand, The Verve and The Gossip all to claim their places in the countdown.

So the Greatest Indie Anthems Ever Numbers 30-11 are:

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’

The countdown will conclude tomorrow (May 3) when we will bring you the full Top 10 and will reveal your Greatest Indie Anthem Ever, so stay tuned to NME.COM.

Meanwhile a show based on the list will feature on XFM between 2-4pm on Monday (May 7).

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