Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Oct. 10, 2020 | Glass Animals hit No. 1 with ‘Tangerine’; Bastille’s ‘survivin” joins at No. 8

The Alt18 can’t quit you, Caamp.

After eight weeks we have a new No. 1, though it’s no stranger to the Alt18 Countdown. Glass Animals top the list with “Tangerine,” continuing their remarkable run through 2020. You could argue “Heat Waves” should still be on the countdown, but they seem to resist multiple songs by one artist. Case in point: Bastille’s ‘survivin” joined the countdown at No. 8, while the Bastille/Graham Coxon collab “WHAT YOU GONNA DO???” fell off. Junior Mesa was the other new entry this week with “Losing My Grip.” Check out their charming video at the link below.

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Also, at the suggestion of one listener, I’m going to create one master Spotify playlist for everyone to follow, instead of weekly versions. That way you don’t have to follow multiple lists and it saves me time on the update. Let me know if you have more suggestions!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Oct. 10, 2020

18. Junior Mesa @bitchimjuniorLosing My GripNice Life Recording Records – (New)

17. I Don’t Know How They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records – (+1)

16. JAWNY @jawnyutahSabotageInterscope Records (-9) | Earmilk | Billboard

15. Beabadoobee @beabad00bee – CareDirty Hit – (return)

14. Of Monsters and MenVisitorRepublic Records (-8)

13. Claire Rosinkranz @clairerosinkrazBackyard Boyslowplay/Republic Records – (-2)

12. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (+3)

11. Phoenix @wearephoenix – Identical – Indie – Video (-5) – Pitchfork

10. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie – Video (+7)

9. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-1)

8. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records – (New)

7. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music – Live (+5)

6. Caamp @caamp – By and ByMom + Pop MusicMinidoc (+4)

5.  Little Hurt @LittleHurt – Alaska – Daddy Kool Video | American Songwriter (-2)

4. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL – Video | Spin (+1)

3. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records – Video (+1)

2. The Killers @thekillers – My Own Soul’s Warning – Video – Island Records (-1)

1. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (+1)