Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/3/21: Milky Chance joins; Lorde and Bastille jump

Recap of the May 29, 2021 Alt 18 Countdown on SiriusXM AltNation. Manchester Orchestra is No. 1; The Maine joins with “Sticky.”

Lorde on the Alt18 Countdown
Lorde (Photo/Ophelia Mikkelson)

Running late this holiday week. Thanks to “imboosted” for posting the Alt18 in the Finding Alt18 Discord.

Milky Chance, Olivia Rodrigo, and KennyHoopla with Travis Barker are new this week, while Holly Humberstone and Saint Motel return after a week off. To make room, Black Pumas, Briston Maroney, The Neighbourhood, Billie Eilish, and All Time Low all departed.

Glass Animals continue their run at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while CHVRCHES lurk at No. 2 with “He Said, She Said.” Watch Lorde’s “Solar Power” rising to No. 8 as a contender for the top spot.

As always, thank you for reading. We’ll keep posting the countdowns and writing posts about the bands. I’m also starting to dabble with bringing attention to indie-bands that haven’t gotten a lot of attention. If you know a song or performer we should hear, let us know.

Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and reach out any time. 😎

Alt18 Countdown, 7/3/21

18. Milky Chance, Colorado | (new)

17. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-11)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal | (new)

15. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (-4)

14. girl in red, Serotonin | (-6)

13. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-9)

12. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (return)

11. KennyHoopla, Travis Barker, hollywood sucks | (new)

10. Cannons, Bad Dream | (-1)

9. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-4)

8. Lorde, Solar Power | (+10)

7. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-4)

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

5. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (+13)

4. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+4)

3. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-1)

2. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+5)

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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