You wake up and it’s the first thing that comes to mind. You go to sleep and you can feel your heart beating to the tune. No, this is not about Valentine’s Day, it’s about catchy indie songs that’ll stick to your brain like glue.
Is there a way to get rid of catchy songs? Well, wait until we release another playlist with catchy indie songs. You’re welcome.
Catchy Songs That Stick Like Glue
You can listen to the whole playlist right now, or go through our selection of the most catchy indie songs to get your blood flowing.
“Anything You Want” by JAWNY
The song was released as part of his debut EP “For Abby” in 2020. JAWNY, whose real name is Jacob Sullenger, became popular for his catchy and eclectic sound, blending various musical influences to build his unique and engaging vibe.
Upbeat and carefree sound, featuring a mix of electronic and acoustic elements. The song’s lyrics revolve around themes of love, desire, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to make someone happy:
You got the funk
Gets me stupid, gets me drunk
I’ll do anything that you want
Anything that you want, want, want
We dare you not to spend the rest of the day singing, “Anything that you want, want, want”…
“sadder badder cooler” by Tove Lo
“Sadder Badder Cooler” is a song by Swedish singer and songwriter Tove Lo. The song was released in 2020 as a single from her album Sunshine Kitty (2019). “Sadder Badder Cooler” is a pop song that perfectly encapsulates her bold and provocative lyrics:
You toast your friends ’cause I left
But you know I’m never coming back in
Once I walk out the door
Screw all loose ends in this war
It was all about the power play, babe
And I can’t do it no more
She sings about a toxic relationship as well as self-empowerment, assertiveness, and independence. The lyrics “I’m sadder, I’m badder, I’m cooler, yeah / Better than ever,” reflects her personal growth and resilience in the face of difficult circumstances. Tove Lo is known for her candid and unfiltered approach to songwriting, and “Sadder Badder Cooler” is no exception.
“i see london i see france” by bbno$
“i see london i see france” is a song by the Canadian rapper and artist bbno$ (read “baby no money”), known for his unique blend of hip-hop, pop, and comedic elements in his music. The song was released as a single in 2019 and gained popularity for its catchy and playful vibe and lyrics revolve around themes of attraction and playful flirtation:
I see London, I see France
Your girl in her underpants
She said I’m a better man
At a nice place, getting tan
The song title is a not-so-subtle wink at childhood rhyme often used to tease; this is another characteristic trait of bbno$’s humorous, witty, and infectious style.
“daylight” by Joji and Diplo
Daylight” is a song by Joji and Diplo released as a single in 2020 and is part of Joji’s album Nectar (2020). Joji, whose real name is George Miller, is a Japanese-Australian singer-songwriter and record producer known for his unique blend of R&B and alternative music. Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, is an American DJ, record producer, and songwriter. So, it’s no wonder the result is an awesome combo of Joji’s emotive and soulful vocals with Diplo’s electronic production.
The song reflects themes of introspection, self-discovery, and the complexities of relationships. In the lyrics, Joji expresses a desire to be with someone he loves and cherishes moments of vulnerability and intimacy:
Wide awake, getting half-past zero
It’s getting heated so I leave the windows open (leave the windows open)
Preoccupied with a late-night B-roll
Right now, laying here alone is heaven (here alone is heaven)
“Silly People” by Blanks
This song is by the Dutch singer and YouTuber Blanks, whose real name is Simon de Wit. You might know Blanks for his pop music covers, original songs, and creative content on YouTube. “Silly People” is one of his original songs, released in 2019, and evidences his upbeat and energetic musical style. The message behind the lyrics is about embracing one’s uniqueness and not conforming to societal norms or expectations:
We’re silly people looking for attention
Fighting with strangers and turn them into friends, yeah
Good at pretending up until the ending
And we don’t get it, oh no, we don’t get it
The song’s catchy melody and positive message have resonated with Blanks’ audience and remain one of their favorites to date.