Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 21, 2020 | grandson jumps; Billie Eilish, Two Feet join; Bastille holds

No change with the Top 3 on the Oct. 17, 2020 Alt18 Countdown, but some interesting new additions from Royal Blood, Abhi the Nomad and somegirlnamedanna. Junior Mesa, JAWNY, and Claire Rosinkranz fell off this week’s list.

Jordan Benjamin, aka grandson

Four new songs on the countdown this week, including new ones from Billie Eilish, Two Feet and Matt Maeson’s USERx project with Rozwell. The Backstreet Lovers return with “Kilby Girl” — not much of a surprise.

The turnover means “Visitor” by Of Monsters and Men, “Me No Evil” by Abhi the Nomad, “Bummerland” by AJR and “Better in College” by Robert DeLong and Ashe fell off. Of that group, DeLong/Ashe have the best chance of returning with their earworm.

grandson jumped 12 spots this week with “Dirty” and appears like a real threat to take the No. 1 spot from Bastille, though Billie is sure to move up and Foo Fighters seem like they’re on an inevitable rise from their No. 3 debut last week.

Full countdown below (with notes!) this week, plus the updated Spotify playlist.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 21, 2020

18. USERx@mattmaeson @officailrozwellWatermanAtlantic – (new) | Video | Virginia Pilot

17. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (same) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up? | 19 weeks and counting on the Alt18

16. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (-10) | Official audio

15. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (-6) | | NYT

14. Two Feet @TwoFeetMusic – Republic – Think I’m Crazy – (new) | Comeback | Two Feet’s second song the Alt18 this year. “You?” spent two weeks on the countdown in January.

13. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (-5) | Immunity

12. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (same) | 24 hours with | Return to the #Alt18 after the former “Critical Cut” dropped off last week. Third week on the countdown.

11. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope – (new) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted”

10. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (same) | Video | Spin | Wiki | 15th week on the Alt18 this year for Post Humorous

9. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-2) | Genius | Video | 28 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

8.  I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (+8) | Video | Eighth week on the countdown and highest rank, so far

7. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (+7) | Live | The Digital Fix | 15 weeks on the Alt18

6. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen – (+12) | Video | Loudwire | Big jump for the song’s third week on the countdown

5.  Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (-3) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals continue their perfect run through 2020. They’ve been on every countdown this year.

4. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+1) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

3. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+1) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 17 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves

2. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (+1) | SNL

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA | Second week at No. 1 for the 2020 anthem

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