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100 Greatest 80s Indie Anthems

From lo-fi to shoegaze, the 80s were a time when a clear vision of indie started to come into focus.

98 songs (6 hours and 4 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
This Charming Man (2011 Remastered Version)
The Smiths - The Smiths
2:42
2
Bizarre Love Triangle (2015 Remastered Version)
New Order - Brotherhood
4:22
3
Inbetween Days
The Cure - The Head On The Door
2:59
4
Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes - Permanent Record: The Very Best Of The Violent Femmes [Explicit]
2:25
5
Teen Age Riot (Album Version)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
6:57
6
The One I Love
R.E.M. - Document - 25th Anniversary Edition
3:17
7
Lorelei
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
3:43
8
About A Girl
Nirvana - Bleach: Deluxe Edition [Explicit]
2:48
9
The Killing Moon
Echo And The Bunnymen - Songs To Learn And Sing
5:46
10
Senses Working Overtime
XTC - The Compact XTC
4:34
11
World Shut Your Mouth
Julian Cope - The Collection
3:37
12
This Is The Day
The The - Soul Mining
4:57
13
Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club - Deluxe Edition
5:39
14
The Sweetest Girl (2001 Digital Remaster)
Scritti Politti - Absolute
6:17
15
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division - The Best Of
3:26
16
Waterfall (Remastered)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
4:38
17
That's Entertainment (Snap! Demo Version)
The Jam - Snap
3:15
18
There She Goes
The La's - The La's
2:39
19
Streets Of Your Town
The Go Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
3:36
20
Sit Down
James - James
4:03
21
Can't Be Sure
The Sundays - Reading Writing And Arithmetic
3:24
22
Hounds Of Love
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
3:03
23
Just Like Honey
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy [Explicit]
3:02
24
Where Is My Mind?
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (Remastered)
3:55
25
Cruiser's Creek
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
4:17
26
Everyday Is Like Sunday (2011 Remastered Version)
Morrissey - Viva Hate [2011 - Remaster] (2011 - Remaster)
3:35
27
Tugboat
Galaxie 500 - Today (Deluxe Edition)
3:55
28
Birthday
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
3:58
29
In a Jar
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (Remastered)
3:28
30
Bastards of Young (2008 Remastered Version) [Explicit]
The Replacements - Tim [Expanded Edition]
3:38
31
You Made Me Realise (Remastered Version)
My Bloody Valentine - EP's 1988 - 1991
3:44
32
Inside Out
The Mighty Lemon Drops - World Without End
3:24
33
Happy Hour
The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
2:24
34
Shine on
The House Of Love - The House Of Love
3:20
35
Wrote for Luck (Remastered Version)
Happy Mondays - Bummed (Collector's Edition) [Explicit]
6:04
36
Kennedy
The Wedding Present - Bizarro
4:21
37
Crash
The Primitives - Lovely
2:33
38
Nothing To Be Done [Explicit]
The Pastels - Truckload Of Trouble [Explicit]
3:52
39
Oblivious
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
3:10
40
Velocity Girl (Alt. Mix)
Primal Scream - Park Lane Archives
1:21
41
Rip It Up
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
5:20
42
And She Was (2005 Remastered Version)
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
3:39
43
Golden Green
The Wonder Stuff - Hup
3:01
44
Fun 'N' Frenzy
Josef K - The Only Fun in Town
2:05
45
Joy Division Oven Gloves
Half Man Half Biscuit - Achtung Bono
3:10
46
Backwards Dog (Remastered)
The Soup Dragons - Lovegod (Deluxe / Remastered)
2:16
47
She Believes
Pavement - Westing (By Musket and Sextant)
3:02
48
Pretty in Pink
The Psychedelic Furs - The Best Of
3:59
49
Life's What You Make It (1997 Remastered Version)
Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring
4:28
50
Original Love
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
2:57
51
Searching For Mr Right
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
3:03
52
Up the Down Escalator
The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge (2012 Re-master)
3:57
53
See A Little Light
Bob Mould - Poison Years
3:32
54
Sight of You
Pale Saints - Barging Into the Presence of God
5:51
55
Buffalo
Stump - Does the Fish Have Chips
3:55
56
Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam
Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines
3:30
57
The Monochrome Set
Monochrome Set - The Independent Singles Collection
2:19
58
Everybody's Problem
Pulp - Scared to Get Happy
3:14
59
I'm In Love With A Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist
Another Sunny Day - London Weekend
1:38
60
Talulah Gosh
Talulah Gosh - Backwash
3:24
61
Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Rattlesnakes
3:06
62
Don't Come Back
Marine Girls - Marine Girls: In Love
2:02
63
Dumb Magician
Blue Orchids - The Greatest Hit
2:54
64
Feeling Dizzy
Everything But The Girl - Night and Day
4:15
65
Trees and Flowers (Extended Mix)
Strawberry Switchblade - Strawberry Switchblade
6:42
66
Sick Little Girl
Pop Will Eat Itself - Now For A Feast
2:29
67
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus - The Sound of the Season Aw/13-14
8:47
68
Touch
A Certain Ratio - I'd Like To See You Again
5:03
69
Pink Frost
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
4:01
70
Red Indians
Felt - Cherry Red Singles Club: 1980-1981 [Explicit]
1:57
71
The Future Is In Eggs
Guided By Voices - Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia
3:31
72
Black Velvet
The Lilac Time - The Lilac Time
3:25
73
Forever Holiday
Blow-Up - The Kerbstones Turn to Moss
4:06
74
Diary Of A Young Man
Television Personalities - And Don't The Kids Just Love It
3:59
75
Don't Let's Start
They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
2:36
76
Pristine Christine
The Sea Urchins - There And Back Again Lane
2:46
77
If I Said
The Darling Buds - Pop Said
3:19
78
Bacon Factory [Explicit]
The Membranes - Kiss Ass, Godhead! [Explicit]
2:16
79
Indian Summer
Beat Happening - Jamboree
3:05
80
Baby Talk
Lush - Scar
2:21
81
Nick the Stripper
The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
3:52
82
De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow) [Remastered]
Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal (Remastered)
3:58
83
Song To The Siren (Remastered)
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears (Remastered)
3:31
84
And Then She Smiles
The Mock Turtles - Turtle Soup: Expanded Edition
3:17
85
Dominion / Mother Russia
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland [Explicit]
7:00
86
What's The Matter Here
10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
4:49
87
Take the Skinheads Bowling
Camper Van Beethoven - Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty
2:32
88
Chrome Plated Suicide
The Flaming Lips - Telepathic Surgery [Explicit]
5:43
89
I May Hate You Sometimes
The Posies - Failure
3:22
90
Healthy Sick
Sebadoh - The Freed Man
1:48
91
Mallo Cup
The Lemonheads - Mallo Cup
2:12
92
Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
3:30
93
Sex Beat
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
2:47
94
Please Don't Step on My Rainbow
The Cleaners From Venus - In the Golden Autumn
3:54
95
Info Freako
Jesus Jones - Liquidizer
2:51
96
Big Decision (Album Version)
That Petrol Emotion - Babble
2:42
97
Fabulous Friend
The Field Mice - Where'd You Learn To Kiss That Way?
2:52
98
Dizzy
Throwing Muses - Hunkpapa
3:43