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Subterranean’s 2012 Underground Countdown

Our top 98.3 underground/independent rock songs of 2012!

98.3. “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,” Father John Misty

97. “What Makes a Good Man?,” The Heavy

96. “Makeshift Spaceships,” Inspector Owl

95. “I Can Lift a Car,” Walk the Moon

94. “Caroline,” Citizens!

93. “Strawberry Shake,” Pop Levi

92. “Way to the Future,” Katie Herzig

91. “This Head I Hold,” Electric Guest

90. “Wolves,” The Good Natured

89. “City Steep,” Quiet Corral

88. “Taste It,” Jake Bugg

87. “Victorinian,” Fang Island

86. “The Curse of Elkhart,” Murder by Death

85. “Alone,” Trampled by Turtles

84. “New York City,” Among Savages

83. “Surrenderer,” Empires

82. “That Girl,” The Noisettes

81. “Ghost,” Skip the Use

80. “Yeah Yeah,” Willy Moon

79. “Can’t Play Dead,” The Heavy

78. “Born to Lose,” Sleigh Bells

77. “You’re Not Pretty, but You Got It Goin’ On,” Band of Skulls

76. “You Rascal You,” Hanni el Khatib

75. “Who,” David Byrne & St. Vincent

74. “Offspring Are Blank,” Dirty Projectors

73. “Heart of Stone,” Iko

72. “Ghosts,” Communist Daughter

71. “We Are on Fire,” CocoRosie

70. “You Might Be Caught in Tarantella,” Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears

69. “Down Here in the Dark,” Blood Red Shoes

68. “Control,” Inspector Owl


66. “I Got Nothing,” Dum Dum Girls

65. “Anna Sun,” Walk the Moon

64. “Emmylou,” First Aid Kit

63. “Crush,” Sleigh Bells

62. “Ghosts,” James Vincent McMorrow

61. “The Wolves,” Ben Howard

60. “Leave You in Love,” Gold Motel

59. “Mad,” Sick Figures

58. “Sweet Sour,” Band of Skulls

57. “Interstellar,” Frankie Rose

56. “Call to Be,” Dana Buoy

55. “I Love It,” Icona Pop

54. “Three White Horses,” Andrew Bird

53. “Generals,” The Mynabirds

52. “Sweet Tooth Bird,” Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny

51. “Your Parents’ Cocaine,” The Coup

50. “Quarantine,” Bonaparte

49. “Bassline,” Reverend & the Makers

48. “Smother,” The Coathangers

47. “Paddling Out,” Miike Snow

46. “Blood on the Rails,” The Silent Comedy

45. “Change,” Churchill

44. “Come Alive,” Hanni el Khatib

43. “Comeback Kid, “Sleigh Bells

42. “Keep On Swinging,” Rival Sons

41. “The Cat and Mouse,” Cursive

40. “San Francisco,” The Mowgli’s

39. “King of the World,” First Aid Kit with Conor Oberst

38. “Cable Through Your Heart,” Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears

37. “Sunshine in Chicago,” Sun Kil Moon

36. “The Only Place,” Best Coast

35. “Temporary,” White Rabbits

34. “Cloak & Dagger,” The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

33. “The Day I Change,” Sweet Sweet Lies

32. “Night and Day,” Hot Chip

31. “Tallulah,” Allo Darlin’

30. “R U Mine?,” Arctic Monkeys

29. “Stay Useless,” Cloud Nothings

28. “It’s Alright,” Matt & Kim

27. “Bam Bam,” King Charles

26. “Weight of the World,” Shayfer James

25. “Adulthood,” Jukebox the Ghost

24. “The Ol’ Speakeasy,” The Constellations

23. “I Like It,” Foxy Shazam

22. “The Lion’s Roar,” First Aid Kit

21. “Breezeblocks,” alt-J

20. “Heavy Mood,” Tilly and the Wall

19. “Hurry Hurry,” Air Traffic Controller

18. “Demons,” Sleigh Bells

17. “The Stone (Revolution),” Retribution Gospel Choir

16. “Want It Back,” Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra

15. “Dance Moves,” You Won’t

14. “Overexposed,” Matt & Kim

13. “Mousey,” Inspector Owl

12. “Default,” Django Django

11. “The Silver Lake Mining Company,” Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears

10. “Electricity,” Balthrop, Alabama

9. “Blood on My Boots,” Eliza Carthy

8. “Hallways,” Islands

7. “Blank Maps,” Cold Specks

6. “Lady Percy,” King Charles

5. “Higher Love,” James Vincent McMorrow

4. “Sunshine,” Cosmo Jarvis

3. “When I’m Asleep,” Jesca Hoop

2. “Youth Without Youth,” Metric

1. “Bottom of the River,” Delta Rae