The best indie songs for New Year's Eve at home

31 December 2020, 23:38

New Year's Eve champagne
New Year's Eve champagne. Picture: Getty Images

As we all gear up for a very different NYE this year, let our Radio X playlist of indie club bangers take you through to 2021.

2020 has been a year like no other. Our Christmases looked very different due to the pandemic and now our New Year's Eve promises to be the same, as revellers swap house parties and clubbing for gathering in their own households.

Whether you're spending NYE with your family, your housemates, or if you're on your own, it doesn't mean you can't celebrate.

So, let Radio X help you welcome in the new year in these strange and testing times with our playlist of absolute indie bangers!

Listen to some of the most infectious NYE indie tunes in our Radio X Indie Disco Playlist.

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Get our rundown on some of the biggest NYE bangers below:

  1. The Killers - Mr Brightside

    We may be dancing, but inside we're crying.

  2. Jamie T - Sticks & Stones

    The classic floor-filler from Mr Jamie Treays.

  3. Oasis - Supersonic

    Tambourine-shaking optional.

  4. Bloc Party - Helicopter

    You need to be on the danceflorr within a split second of this tune starting.

  5. The Stone Roses - Waterfall

    Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1989.

  6. Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

    Blissed out synth-pop from the Aussie duo.

  7. Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever

    Get your hand off my thigh!

  8. The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division

    Let's dance to Let's Dance To Joy Division.

  9. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You


  10. Pulp - Disco 2000

    Was 2000 really that long ago? Yes. Yes, it was.

  11. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun

    Time to hang onto your best mate for dear life.

  12. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Get ready for the moshpit.

  13. Blur - There's No Other Way

    Baggy shuffle par excellence

  14. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

    Big intro then crafty time change. Don't get caught out!

  15. Kasabian - Club Foot

    Tom 'n' Serge, we love you.

  16. The Charlatans - The Only One I Know

    Feel that groovy Hammond organ sound.

  17. The Strokes - Last Nite

    The skinny-jeaned strut.

  18. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

    Storm the dancefloor now! (Safely)

  19. Foals - My Number

    Absolute banger that has us looking forward to the summer festival season already.

  20. Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

    One of the most brilliant intros ever.

  21. Happy Mondays - Step On

    Baggy wonderment.

  22. New Order - Blue Monday

    Seven minutes of sour-faced dancing. Tsst tsst tsst tsst!

  23. The Smiths - This Charming Man

    You need to flail around the dancefloor to this one, hand across the forehead.