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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 5/8/21: Twenty One Pilots is the new No. 1; Billie Eilish and Royal Blood return


We have a new No. 1! Not surprisingly, Twenty One Pilots jumped up one to flop spots with Manchester Orchestra on the Alt18 Countdown.

Weezer, All Time Low, The Backseat Lovers and Alice Merton dropped off the countdown this week. One of the AltNation DJs said Merton’s “Vertigo” was No. 19 this week, so maybe it returns next week.

I got in some trouble from Spotify this week for posting the Alt18 Countdown playlist. It’d gone over 1,000 followers and that probably didn’t sit well with our friends at AltNation. The good news is they’ve started uploading the playlist on Pandora. It’s slower to update, but what can you do? (And no hard feelings. AltNation is part of a paid subscription so posting their list outside of the paywall is bad for business. Sorry about that, AltNation friends!)

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Alt18 Countdown, 5/8/21

18. Black Pumas, Colors

17. Royal Blood, Typhoons

16. Mike Shinoda, iann dior, UPSAHL, Happy Endings

15. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette

14. Blu DeTiger, Vintage

13. KennyHoopla w/Travis Barker, ESTELLA//

12. Imagine Dragons, Follow You

11. Joywave, After Coffee

10. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

9. AJR, Way Less Sad

8. Billie Eilish, Your Power

7. SHAED/Two Feet, Part Time Psycho

6. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

5. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

4. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing

3. girl in red, serotonin

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head

1. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away

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