Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People. First released in September of 2010, before Foster The People even had a music contract. Pumped Up Kicks became the Sleeper hit of 2011 as the song went from the Alt-rock Stations to mainstream radio. I still hear people saying they have just heard Pump Up Kicks for the first time. At this point you either love the song, or you a are sick and tired of it. Either way, no other song this year had as much appeal. If you don’t believe me I bet Song just into your mind the moment you read Pumped up Kicks, if it didn’t well here is the video as a reminder.