If you haven’t heard this song yet, prepare to be singing along for weeks. Foster The People seemingly came out of nowhere with this single as 2010’s summer was coming to a close, and here we are, almost a year later and the band shows no sign of loosening its grip our collective ears. Slightly reminiscent of “Feel Good Inc.” and its radio-effected verses, the track truly picks up in the nonsensical chorus (do people actually wear pumped up kicks anymore?) that manages to make you feel both stupid for singing along and appreciative of how catchy it is. A perfect track to get the party dancing in that late-summer-evening kind of way, “Pumped Up Kicks” is a summer staple that just won’t quit.
Written by Luis Paez-Pumar