Home > Production Music > Indie Rock Music > College Rock >

College Rock


College rock was a term used in the United States to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term "alternative" came into common usage. So named because it was primarily played on campus radio stations, these bands combined the experimentation of post-punk and New Wave with a more melodic pop style and an underground sensibility. It is not necessarily a genre term, but there do exist some common aesthetics among college rock bands. Artists such as R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs, U2, and the Replacements became some of the better-known examples in the mid 1980s. By the 1990s, however, the genre had been supplanted by grunge and indie rock.


   Randomly-Ordered Tracks

IMPORTANT: To refine track results, adjust the filter and/or sort options below.

Edit Type Society Show All Mixes Sort Method



NEON CRUX - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy An indie rock piece, full of energy, lift and party vibes, verging on dance-rock and with hints of punk rock flavours. Brightness fills this track, ligten up any piece of film/TV with this instant perk me up track, jumpy chords, insistent melody and an attitude miles high. Amplified, by Tobias James, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671072 2:40 Fast 160   
60sec (60 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671073 1:04 Fast 160   
30sec A (30 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671075 0:30 Fast 160   
30sec B (30 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671076 0:28 Fast 160   
60sec (60 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671074 1:04 Fast 160   


ON THE PULSE - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy Indie rock track, with a big, M83 inspired feel that conjures images of triumph, perseverance, winning and success. Great for corporate use, sports channels, for that precious moment of achievement. Power packed with a silence gathering strength before the final lap. Amplified, by Tobias James, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671022 2:31 Med Fast 138   
60sec (60 secs) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671025 1:03 Med Fast 138   
30sec A (30 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671026 0:34 Med Fast 138   
30sec B (30 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671028 0:29 Med Fast 138   


COOL GUY COFFEE - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Indie Rock, College Rock
452455 0:36 Fast 156   


FORGING AHEAD (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie This edgy, driving indie rock groove exudes a high energy rebel vibe. Driving, crunchy guitars, rolling drums and thumping bass highlight this rocking track that's great for sports, crazy party scenes, commercials, promos, and anything that needs a little boost of fun filled over the top attitude. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
16 Mixes Available
807244 2:13 Fast 160   


21ST CENTURY FRIENDS - (by Vess Ray)  Year: 2011
Vess Ray Do you remember "Friends" TV Theme song "I'll be there for you" by The Rembrands? Here is a sounds like, updated with this century elctronica synth Pop, Punk Rock sound. Can be used in TV, series, film, corporate video, branding, presentation, documentary, web, youtube, teen, new product launch. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
464054 2:01 Very Fast 170   
30sec (30sec) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464051 0:33 Very Fast 170   
60sec (60sec) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464052 1:03 Very Fast 170   
Stinger (Sting) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464053 0:05 Very Fast 170   


CAN'T STOP US - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2013
Wolftooth Somber and suspenseful, but with an uplifting and proud vibe. This track borders on dirge in the verses, with detuned guitars and heavy tom grooves. Beautiful screaming guitar and piano choruses create a dramatic edge. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
619130 3:10 Fast 152   
Variation - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
619129 3:10 Fast 152   
Full Track - Dramatic, Energizing Music
619128 3:10 Fast 152   
60sec - Rock, Modern Rock
619127 1:03 Fast 152   
30sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
619126 0:31 Fast 152   


EAST COAST - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
452458 0:59 Med Fast 145   


ROLLING ON - (by Somatiq Audio)  Year: 2010
Somatiq Audio Uptempo pop rock song with jangly indie rock guitars. Confident, happy and steady. Youthful and carefree melody. Ideal for travel shows and promos. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
420447 1:43 Fast 157   


COOLNESS RULES (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering and tough as nails cool, this blues rock shuffle is in the style of The Black Keys and features catchy guitar riffs, inspired lead guitar and a hooky chorus melody. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand The Datsuns, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
630794 2:09 Med Fast 120   


AVERAGE GIRL - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2006
Verona Music Country rock alternative, plain Jane gal next door who wants an average Joe, can rock your world. If you're down to earth like her, working a regular mundane job, you're perfect. Reproduced would make an "A" cut for Trisha Yearwood, Martina Mcbride, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Female Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
372106 3:34 Med Slow 80   


THE LUCKY ONE - (by Eric Baines)  Year: 2004
Eric Baines Acoustic guitar driven song about a man in aw of his girl who tries his hardest to please her. Who's the lucky one in your relationship? Are you in the friend zone? Upbeat song with male vocal. Perfect for any romantic scene or love story. A light hearted, fun song about love. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
528232 4:57 Med Fast 132   


WHY SO SERIOUS - (by Marc Blackwell)  Year: 2009
Marc Blackwell Edgy indie rock song with cool guitars and distorted bass, killer disco like chorus! Think Franz Ferdinand meets Bloc Party. Perfect for a bar, fight, or driving scene. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
351030 3:46 Medium 120   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, College Rock
343904 3:45 Medium 120   


BABY'S BEEN GONE - (by Cary Kanno)  Year: 2009
Cary Kanno a quirky song about a breakup and a person who loves his former girlfriend in spite of the fact that she treats him badly. Uptempo Pop flavoring, male vocals, with a touch of 1970's, 1980's rock in the vein of Simple Minds, the Cars, Blondie, etc. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (breakup song) - Indie Rock, College Rock
379603 3:17 Med Fast 132   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608323 3:18 Medium 125   


BREAKING FREE - (by Michael Wheeler)  Year: 2012
Michael Wheeler Jagged Indie Rock guitar instrumental. Rocking beat and quirky punk overtones. Great for TV instrumental, fast driving, sports, parties, dancing, travel, big city living, the seedy side of life, fast living, extreme sports, danger, excitement. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental Version) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
553811 2:12 Med Fast 140   


OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering and tough as nails cool, this blues rock shuffle is in the style of The Black Keys and features catchy ensemble riffs, inspired lead guitar and smooth, smoky organ. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand The Datsuns, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
630541 2:41 Med Fast 133   


MEET ME HALFWAY - (by Ferenc Hegedus)  Year: 2010
Ferenc Hegedus A positive and melodic rock track with a good forward drive and a nice, optimistic outlook and a fresh, young rock sound. Happy, refreshing, feelgood, and somewhat rough and tough, but without being too heavy or hard. The fast background riffing gives the track a very slight punk feel, but in a good, Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
507503 3:40 Med Fast 145   


DIVE BAR ROCK STAR! - (by Eric Baines)  Year: 2008
Eric Baines Opening with a rocking guitar riff, this is an anthem-like song about breaking free from the stresses of life and having a place to go to do your thing. This has a passionate male vocal and a drum solo. This is a lighthearted and humorous romp with an underlying powerful message. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
519627 3:59 Med Fast 132   


BIG BAND IN MY GARAGE - (by Martin Fackovec)  Year: 2011
Martin Fackovec Young and proud track from the 60's full of joy and youth rebellion. Features powerful combination of Big Band instruments, electric guitar, rock organ, funky drums and shouty vocals. Wonderful theme music for Teenage TV Series or dynamic commercials. Sounds like Wiseguys, Freak Power, FatBoy Slim. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
465808 1:48 Med Fast 130   


KILLIN' ME - (by Rich Harper)  Year: 2004
Rich Harper This song is one about love from afar. He sees her, she doesn't see him & the pain & anquish of not being able to be with her is overwhelming. This song's hidden meaning is he is stalking her. Ideal for romantic dramatic Film or Major Motion Picture or romantic dramatic TV movie, Credits. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Heavy Guitar Rock) - Indie Rock, College Rock
373521 5:06 Medium 109   


THE TRICK - (by Cold Manicotti)  Year: 2012
Cold Manicotti This song takes you all over the place... Hard, soft... Up and down. Driving Grunge style like Pearl Jam and STP. Relating to complete betrayal and disregard. She has left him in tatters and careless of it. Adult drama, romantic comedy, Extreme Sports. Disdain for being USED by the woman he loves. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
557226 3:48 Slow 64   


THE WORLD IS YOURS - (by Alexey Maximov)  Year: 2016
Alexey Maximov Energetic, emotional alternative rock track featuring electric guitars, bass guitar, drums and some keys. Works perfect in teenage, youth oriented projects (extreme, sport: skateboarding, snowboarding, bike etc., college radio, tv, documentary) and more, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
795050 2:20 Med Slow 80   


DAUGHTER OF THE SUN - (by Rob Johnson)  Year: 2011
Rob Johnson Dark, mystical and mysterious rock track. Music with a nocturnal vibe. Great underscore for the supernatural, paranormal, mystical and spiritual etc. A dramatic instrumental that's perfect for film & TV dramas, movie trailers and documentary films. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
470974 2:11 Med Fast 130   


BEST FRIENDS - (by Michael Keck)  Year: 2011
Michael Keck Fun up tempo feel good alternative guitar based indie rock track for high impact action. Great for college themes, sports highlights car chase, high impact moment for television film, technology, comedy commercials, travel and cooking shows, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495731 2:07 Med Fast 148   
30sec A - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495729 0:32 Med Fast 148   
30sec B - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495745 0:35 Med Fast 148   
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495746 1:11 Med Fast 148   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495747 2:08 Med Fast 148   
Variation - Corporate, Corporate Rock Guitar  
495730 0:47 Med Fast 148   


HOT POPPERS - (by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic)  Year: 2011
Aleksandar Dimitrijevic Punk Rock / College Rock / Fun Sports: An excited sports / action type rock track full of energy and zest. Slight Punk-Rock or Punk-Pop element, with upbeat, moderately fast tempo, multiple guitar layers. Determined and a bit rebellious. Good for X-Games type sports, skating / skateboarding, racing, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
572391 2:27 Med Slow 80   


HIGH OCTANE! - (by Magma Music)  Year: 2010
Magma Music High energy fast paced Drum n Bass / Punk Rock n Roll hybrid with a grunge sound. Car commercials, sports, racing, Nascar, Hell's Angels. Hard rocking, high intensity with the attitude of Nirvana. Super for car chases, bikers, kickass action adventure, corporate, news energizer, ESPN, & commercials, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Nirvana
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Soundalikes, Nirvana
404779 1:03 Med Slow 85   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
404780 0:30 Med Slow 85   
15sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
404781 0:15 Med Slow 85   


SKINTIGHT (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering, plodding and tough as nails, this cool blues rock shuffle is in the style of The White Stripes & features catchy guitar riffs, inspired lead guitar and a smokin' ending. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
633620 2:08 Med Fast 106   


A M INDIE (MASTER) - (by Evens Colas)  Year: 2016
Evens Colas Instrumental, Action, Adventure Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Adventure Rock
795955 2:04 Med Slow 83   
Stinger - Indie Rock, College Rock
795954 0:08 Med Slow 84   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
795956 2:04 Med Slow 83   


HORIZONS - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2011
Eric Bode Joyously uplifting contemporary independent rock. In amongst the positively uplifting drum, guitars and bass are glockenspiel and tubular bells. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
453916 1:13 Med Fast 149   


PURE LIGHTNING - (by Brian David Watson)  Year: 2016
Brian David Watson Upbeat, Motivational Indie Track featuring shimmering synths and snappy percussion, perfect for a road trip montage or a beach party with buff people showing off their awesome bods! Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
769919 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed A (Bass and Drums) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769913 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed B (No Guitars) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769914 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation A (No Melody) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769915 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation B (No Synths) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769916 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed (Only Drums) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769917 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation (With Shouts "Hey!") - Indie Rock, College Rock
769918 1:24 Medium 122   


FRESHLY SQUEEZED - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Indie Rock, College Rock
452461 0:39 Slow 77   


LIVING TO LOVE YOU - (by Johnny Breton)  Year: 2013
Johnny Breton Driving Indie/Alt Pop with fun acoustic strumming and steady kick drum. Exciting, uplifting summer track with a free-wheeling Devil-may-care attitude. Sets a great carefree mood for the beach, road trip, adventure, or taking charge deliberately. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
606322 3:28 Med Fast 138   


HOUSE OF FAME - (by Frank Enea)  Year: 2009
Frank Enea U2 Vocals style riff descending single note riff driven Rocker. A man lusting after a woman. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
384467 2:55 Medium 105   
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
390301 1:05 Medium 105   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
390291 2:55 Medium 105   


TEEN MORNING - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2014
Wolftooth Wide open and shimmering, with distorted piano and expansive lead guitar. Gives the feeling of aftermath, or impending action or duties. Perfect for an indie drama or teen MTV program. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
634065 2:41 Med Slow 94   
60sec A - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
634057 1:04 Med Slow 94   
60sec B - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
634058 1:04 Med Slow 94   


SLOPPY SECONDS - (by Bradley Banks)  Year: 2007
Bradley Banks This song reminds me of a Pavement song in the way that the instruments are played in such a loose and sloppy way. Standard instrumentation, yet with 2 blistering and lazy solos. The verses of the song are very lazy and lazy back. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
360305 2:10 Medium 120   


ANOTHER SPIN - (by Matt Kjeldsen)  Year: 2010
Matt Kjeldsen An introspective and warm reflection on the sunset and the passing of the day. Simple instrumentation with drum machine, and acoustic guitar and male vocal. Beautiful and poetic. Wonderful for a title track or commercial featuring simple beauty or natural beauty. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
401928 2:35 Medium 105   


ALL ALONG - (by Cary Kanno)  Year: 2009
Cary Kanno a song about finding love and wishing you had been with that person all your life. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Love song) - Indie Rock, College Rock
379601 3:39 Med Fast 148   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608320 3:36 Med Fast 148   


CITY ON THE ROCKS - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
452454 1:01 Med Fast 145   


FOUND MY WAY [30SEC EDIT] - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2011
Michael Corn Instrumental indie rock with optimistic & dynamic vibe. Modern & retro sound ala The Fratellis, White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Weezer, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Foo-Fighters, The Who, The Cars. Medium Tempo. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
555621 0:31 Medium 123   


Back to Top

College Rock


world music,
royalty-free stock music,
stock music sound effects,
download music,
royalty-free songs,
tv music,
royalty free music,
download stock music,
music for videos,
music for film,
royalty free background music,
flash music loops,
flash music,
royalty-free production music,
company music,
independent music,
business music,
royalty free music loops,
instrumental music,
stock music downloads,
College Rock