Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Dec. 5, 2020 | Paris Jackson, Bleachers with Bruce Springsteen join; Bastille reclaims No. 1

The Backseat Lovers loving life.

Rock royalty is on the Alt18 Countdown these days, first with Foo Fighters and now the great Bruce Springsteen. The Boss teamed up with Jack Antonoff and Bleachers for “chinatown,” which debuted at No. 15 this week.

Madison returned this week and so did Gus Dapperton to the Alt18 with “Post Humorous” (something she noted herself). Clairo is also back with “Sofia.”

Paris Jackson — yes, Michael’s daughter — joins the countdown at No. 18 with “Let Down.” Billie Eilish climbed one with “There I Am” after appearing on AltNation for an interview and performance, including a cover of The Beatles, “Something.” Her brother Finneas didn’t fare as well. His “Can’t Wait to Be Dead” dropped off, along with “Guillotine” by Mansionair and NoMBe and “Our Song” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

The Countdown also said goodbye to Cannons and “Fire For You” after 16 weeks on the Alt18.

Former Alt18 song “Monsters” by All Time Low featuring Blackbear finished its 12th week as the most-played alternative song on the Billboard alternative charts dating back to Sept. 12, 2020. Checkout a new version of the song featuring Demi Lovato.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Dec. 5, 2020

18. Paris Jackson @parisjackson, Let Down – Republic Records (new)

17. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (-3) | Video | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | DOAO the movie, 12/17/20 | Fifth week on the countdown

16. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed – Atlantic Records (same) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up? | Ladygunn | 21 weeks and counting on the Alt18

15. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteen @bleachersmusic @springsteenchinatown – RCA (new) | Billboard | Video

14. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (-2) | Official audio | Corden | Purple Disco Machine

13.  Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (-2) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

12. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-6) | Genius | Video | 30 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

11. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (-4) | 24 hours with | Fourth week on the countdown.

10. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (return) | Immunity | Wiki

9. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (return) | Video | Spin | Wiki | 16th week on the Alt18 this year for Post Humorous

8. 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.

7. Cage the Elephant @cagetheelephantSkin and Bones RCA – (new) | ACL | Song from their 2019 album Social Cues

6. I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-5) | Video | Guitar World | Ninth week on the countdown

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

4. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (-2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 19 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves. The duo racked up 8.4 million listeners and 109.6 million streams on Spotify in 2020.

3. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (+1) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted.” She performed on AltNation this week.

2. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-6) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (same) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA