The 50 Best Summer Songs

foster the people The 50 Best Summer Songs

50. Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Foster The People have gone onto great things; topping charts, selling out shows and signing to a major label. But do you remember the first time you heard “Pumped Up Kicks,” before radio went all out and overplayed the hell out of it? That assured, catching bass riff and the impossibly infectious chorus are the building blocks for a great track that feels like it was recorded on the hottest day of the year.