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Features |  01 Jan 2014 13:25 |  By RnMTeam

2013: Top 5 Alternative Songs

When the world is celebrating the beauty of alternative songs, how is it possible Radioandmusic.com fail to celebrate it. For all the advocates and followers of alternative, take your pick from the list below.

1. Demons – Imagine Dragons: ‘Demons’ is an indie rock ballad while the lyrics portray the protagonist warning the significant other of his flaws.

2.Royals – Lorde: Royals is an art pop and minimal song that, according to the pair, is a "response to everything that's on pop radio", with lyrics that revolve around "aspirationalism" and the luxury and lifestyle of pop artists.

3.Pompeii – Bastille: Lyrically, the song is inspired by the Roman town known by the same name, which met its fate with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

4.Wasting My Young Years - London Grammar: Hannah Reid's powerful, brooding vocals, prominent on all of London Grammar's tracks released to date, are often compared to those of Judie Tzuke and Florence Welch.Reid also contributes to the band through her self-written lyrics which she describes as "emotionally affected". As disclosed in an interview with a Glamour UK magazine, she "writes about people who come in and out of my life." The song "Wasting My Young Years", which has received over 4 million views on YouTube, was written about her ex-boyfriend.

5.Safe And Sound – Capital Cities: The official second video of the song, directed by Grady Hall, was released onto YouTube on April 25, 2013. This video is set in the Los Angeles Theatre with Capital Cities performing on stage as pictures and film clips of various dancers from the theater's century long history come to life and compete in dance-offs.