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21 Alt-Rock Songs From 2007 You've Probably Forgotten About

One, two, three, four, tell me how many of these were on your old iPod.

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1. "1234" by Feist

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing this song non-stop because of the iPod Nano commercials.
Polydor

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing this song non-stop because of the iPod Nano commercials.

2. "Phantom Limb" by The Shins

Memories you probably have about this song: Having that one friend remind you, AGAIN, that they were into The Shins before Garden State.
SubPop

Memories you probably have about this song: Having that one friend remind you, AGAIN, that they were into The Shins before Garden State.

3. "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing the song for the first time after a friend emailed you the link to the video with the subject line, "Watch this!!! So cool!!!"
Capitol

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing the song for the first time after a friend emailed you the link to the video with the subject line, "Watch this!!! So cool!!!"

4. "Straight Lines" by Silverchair

Memories you probably have about this song: That you had totally forgotten about Silverchair since the '90s, until they dropped this song.
EMI Music

Memories you probably have about this song: That you had totally forgotten about Silverchair since the '90s, until they dropped this song.

5. "Naïve" by The Kooks

Memories you probably have about this song: Putting it on your "Indie" iPod playlist.
Sony Music

Memories you probably have about this song: Putting it on your "Indie" iPod playlist.

6. "Jane Fonda" by Mickey Avalon

Memories you probably have about this song: Not knowing whether this was supposed to be a parody song or not.
Interscope Records

Memories you probably have about this song: Not knowing whether this was supposed to be a parody song or not.

7. "Give It Up" by Pepper

Memories you probably have about this song: How you thought this was a lost Sublime track.
Volcom Entertainment

Memories you probably have about this song: How you thought this was a lost Sublime track.

8. "Forever Fades Away" by Tiger Army

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing it as someone's profile song on Myspace.
WMG

Memories you probably have about this song: Hearing it as someone's profile song on Myspace.

9. "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven

Memories you probably have about this song: Trying to figure out what the hell this song was about.
Wind-Up Records

Memories you probably have about this song: Trying to figure out what the hell this song was about.

10. "Woman" by Wolfmother

Memories you probably have about this song: Just screaming along to whenever they said "woman" and mumbling the rest since you couldn't understand the lyrics.
Modular Recordings

Memories you probably have about this song: Just screaming along to whenever they said "woman" and mumbling the rest since you couldn't understand the lyrics.

11. "Tarantula" by The Smashing Pumpkins

Memories you probably have about this song: Being happy that Billy Corgan had gone back to his Smashing Pumpkins' sound.
WMG

Memories you probably have about this song: Being happy that Billy Corgan had gone back to his Smashing Pumpkins' sound.

12. "Le Disko" by Shiny Toy Guns

Memories you probably have about this song: Drunkenly dancing along to it at a bar.
UMG

Memories you probably have about this song: Drunkenly dancing along to it at a bar.

13. "Timebomb" by Beck

Memories you probably have about this song: Thinking it was on his album, The Information, but then realizing it was just a one-off single.
UMG

Memories you probably have about this song: Thinking it was on his album, The Information, but then realizing it was just a one-off single.

14. "Herculean" by The Good, the Bad & the Queen

Memories you probably have about this song: Wondering if Damon Albarn was turning into Jack White with all the different bands he was in.
youtube.com

Memories you probably have about this song: Wondering if Damon Albarn was turning into Jack White with all the different bands he was in.

15. "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John

Memories you probably have about this song: Not being able to get this song out of your head (and now it's probably stuck in your head again right now! Sorry).
V2 Music Scandinavia

Memories you probably have about this song: Not being able to get this song out of your head (and now it's probably stuck in your head again right now! Sorry).

16. "Give Up?" by Hot Hot Heat

Memories you probably have about this song: That you had kinda forgotten about Hot Hot Heat for a second.
WMG

Memories you probably have about this song: That you had kinda forgotten about Hot Hot Heat for a second.

17. "Time Won't Let Me Go" by The Bravery

Memories you probably have about this song: Just that it reminded you that Brandon Flowers of The Killers and The Bravery used to have beef with each other.
UMG

Memories you probably have about this song: Just that it reminded you that Brandon Flowers of The Killers and The Bravery used to have beef with each other.

18. "Shadowplay" by The Killers

Memories you probably have about this song: How you felt a little embarrassed that you didn't know this was a Joy Division cover.
UMG

Memories you probably have about this song: How you felt a little embarrassed that you didn't know this was a Joy Division cover.

19. "The Heinrich Maneuver" by Interpol

Memories you probably have about this song: Having that one music-snob friend tell you they weren't as good as they were during Turn on the Bright Lights-era.
Parlophone

Memories you probably have about this song: Having that one music-snob friend tell you they weren't as good as they were during Turn on the Bright Lights-era.

20. "Stiff Kittens" by Blaqk Audio

Memories you probably have about this song: How you thought it sounded like a mash-up of AFI and Depeche Mode and then realized that, duh, Davey Havok was the singer!
Interscope

Memories you probably have about this song: How you thought it sounded like a mash-up of AFI and Depeche Mode and then realized that, duh, Davey Havok was the singer!

21. "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice

Memories you probably have about this song: Yelling out "Do the D-A-N-C-E/ Stick to the B-E-A-T" any time you heard it.
Ed Banger Records

Memories you probably have about this song: Yelling out "Do the D-A-N-C-E/ Stick to the B-E-A-T" any time you heard it.

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