The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever – countdown continues

We reveal Numbers 50-31 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 will feature in this week’s issue of NME which hits UK newsstands from May 2.


On NME.COM we’re also counting down to Number One throughout this week, and today (May 1) we bring you Numbers 50-31, with the likes of Pixies, The Killers and My Bloody Valentine all featuring.

So the Greatest Indie Anthems Ever Numbers 50-31 are:

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’

The next stage of the countdown continues tomorrow (May 2) when we will bring you Numbers 30-11.

The full Top 10 and The Greatest Indie Anthem Ever will be revealed on Thursday (May 3).

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