Why Alvvays’ ‘Archie, Marry Me’ Is One of the Best Alternative Songs of All-Time

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We’ve asked YOU to pick the best alternative songs of all-time. Starting Saturday, October 7th at 8 a.m., we’ll play 500 of them. Don’t Call it a Countdown… it’s The 500 Greatest Alternative Songs submitted by you.

Upon bursting onto the scene with their outstanding self-titled debut record in 2014, Toronto-based indie-pop outfit Alvvays delivered one of the best songs about modern love with the hit “Archie, Marry Me.” The burden of student loan payments, the risk of alimony, skipping the traditions and just signing the papers. It’s all wound into 3:17 of indie rock perfection behind Molly Rankin’s effortlessly cool vocals.

We’re here for the song that Rolling Stone once heralded as the “fuzzy-cardigan ‘Drunk in Love’ we never knew we needed.” Lend your support to Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me” and cast your picks for the best alternative songs of all-time here.