Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/19/21: Modest Mouse and Sir Sly lurk, but Glass Animals hold No. 1

Saint Motel band photo
Saint Motel (Photo/Atlantic Records/Jabari)

Topsy-turvy week on the Alt18 Countdown with seven new or returning songs joining the list and knocking off a stalwart of 2021. No change at the top, though.

New Alt18 bands this week include: OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Vance Joy, and Holly Humberstone. Returning from past countdowns include: Joywave, Briston Maroney, Coldplay, and Saint Motel.

All of those additions kicked off Joywave and “After Coffee,” Alice Merton and “Vertigo,” Billie Eilish and “Your Power,” The Band CAMINO and “1 Last Cigarette,” Cannons and “Bad Dream,” and The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing.”

This is the first countdown without “Stargazing” in nearly 6 months. The Neighbourhood anthem joined the Alt18 on Jan. 23 and spent time at No. 1.

Glass Animals repeat this week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

Alt18 Countdown, 6/19/21

18. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (new)

17. Vance Joy, Missing Piece | (new)

16. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (return)

15. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (new)

14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)

13. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening | (return)

12. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (return)

11. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)

10. Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth | (+8)

9. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-2)

8. girl in red, Serotonin | (-3)

7. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (+3)

6. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-4)

5. Black Pumas, Colors | (-1)

4. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+2)

3. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (+6)

2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)

1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.

See last week’s countdown here.

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