For the third week in a row, there’s a new No. 1 on the Alt18 Countdown.
Manchester Orchestra took over the top spot with Bed Head, replacing All About You by The Knocks with Foster the People. It’s been a steady rise for the latest from Andy Hall, which debuted on the countdown on Feb. 28.
Two new songs joined the Alt18 this week. The Band CAMINO debuted at No. 18 with 1 Last Cigarette, and girl in red’s latest, Seratonin, came in at No. 15. Gus Dapperton also returned after a week away with Medicine.
To make room, Estella by KennyHoopla with Travis Barker, Vintage by Blu DeTiger, and Happy Endings by Mike Shinoda left the countdown. Deadline by Grouplove stuck around for a second week and seems destined for a long stay on the Alt18, though maybe not as long as Kilby Girl by The Backseat Lovers. The loving ode to the 19-year-old cool girl in Salt Lake City hung around for an 18th consecutive week — by far the longest on the countdown.
Phoebe Bridgers and Kyoto returned to the Alt18 last week and then jumped to No. 5 this week. Could it be the next No. 1? Or is The Neighbourhood poised to make it a fourth new No. 1 in four weeks with Stargazing?
The March 27, 2021 Alt18 Countdown and updated Spotify playlist are below. Updated YouTube list and notes on the songs later this week.
Along with this blog, here’s a few channels I update:
- Follow the updated Spotify playlist.
- Here’s the Alt18 YouTube playlist
- Sign up for the Finding Alt18 newsletter
- Join the Finding Alt18 Discord. We’re just getting started, but I hope it’s a place to talk and share music — and make this site a little better. Open to all. Come share your thoughts on the countdown or anything alt-music related.
- Twitter: @findingalt18
Alt18 Countdown, 3/27/21
18. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette
17. Clairo, Sofia
16. Grouplove, Deadline
15. girl in red, serotonin
14. Kings of Leon, The Bandit
13. Weezer, All My Favorite Songs
12. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down
11. carolesdaughter, Violent
10. Gus Dapperton, Medicine
9. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl
8. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War
7. AJR, Way Less Sad
6. The Knocks with Foster the People, All About You
5. Phoebe Bridgers, Kyoto
4. grandson, Dirty
3. Dayglow, Close to You
2. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing
1. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head
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