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Favorite Indie Rock Crossover Song – Readers Poll

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Not all mainstream pop songs have to include intense techno beats or digitally-altered vocals, as evidenced by songs like these indie crossover tunes. While there are plenty of club bangers blaring from pop radio stations, sometimes there are some awesome indie rock songs that make their way to the mainstream. Out of the seven choice indie rock tunes below, which is your favorite song that has crossed over to the pop realm?

In 2012, the Black Keys pretty much blew up to become the biggest rock band around, and their song ‘Lonely Boy,’ which was the lead single off of ‘El Camino,’ reared its head on lots of Top 40 stations and into the earphones of loyal pop listeners. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros also had a crossover hit with their feel-good song ‘Home,’ especially thanks to an adorable viral video of a father and daughter singing the tune.

Some other indie rock songs that have switched up sides? Florence and the Machine also broke out with their genre-bending epic song ‘Shake It Out,’ while Foster the People dominated the airwaves in the summer of 2011 with ‘Pumped Up Kicks.’ Fun. found a pop hit with ‘We Are Young,’ as well, as did Australian singer-songwriter Gotye with his chilling track ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’ Finally, Kings of Leon had a mainstream breakthrough with the anthemic ‘Use Somebody‘ back in 2008-2009.

So, out of the songs we’ve provided, which indie rock song is your favorite song that has crossed over to pop radio? Cast your vote below!

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