Therefore, here is the next batch of top songs – this time for February 2017, and unlike January, more slanted towards signed and well-known artists and bands like The xx, Flaming Lips, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, and so on.
That’s because in February we posted the first volume of the Best New Indie Rock Releases of 2017, featuring over a dozen singles from albums released in January from signed and ‘popular’ indie and alternative rock artists and bands featured on IRC based on which songs listeners stream, download and like the most.
The month of February’s Top 10 includes top singles from well-known, signed artists and bands’ new releases, as well as a few from DIY artists featured in posts like Fresh Tracks on IRC during February.
Not surprisingly, it was The xx‘s new single, “Say Something Loving,” from the stellar album I See You, that resoundingly outpaced the No. 2 track, “In A Body Like A Grave,” from Japandroids‘ Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, for the Number One spot for February 2017.
Indie/alt. rock trailblazers Half Japanese‘s latest track, “It’s Our Time,” logged in at No. 3. Gaining enough plays and downloads to position at No. 4, was San Diego DIY band ROLLERS, beating out The Flaming Lips’ “There Should Be Unicorns” at No. 5, and Cloud Nothings‘ “Sight Unseen” (No. 6) from Life Without Sound.
Registering in at the 7th most popular song of the month, according to IRC listeners, was DIY duo Candace Leca & Michael Paglia‘s single, “Morning Never Comes”, followed by “Ten Thousand” at No. 8 from indie band The Molochs.
Finally, the No. 9 song on the chart for February was “Just Wanted You” by DIY artist Miles Recommends, followed at No. 10 by Foxygen‘s “America” from the album Hang to round out the Top 10. Use the built in Flash player to stream all of the songs on this page uninterrupted.
“Say Something Loving“ – The xx from I See You
“In A Body Like A Grave“ – Japandroids from Near to the Wild Heart of Life
“Its Our Time“ – Half Japanese from Hear The Lions Roar
“Nobody Else“ – ROLLERS from Somewhere Along The Way
“There Should Be Unicorns“ – The Flaming Lips from Oczy Mlody
“Sight Unseen“ – Cloud Nothings from Life Without Sound
“Morning Never Comes” – Candace Leca & Michael Paglia from Bridges EP
“Ten Thousand” – The Molochs from America’s Velvet Glory
“Just Wanted You” – Miles Recommends from Extended Play
“America” – Foxygen from Hang