Alt18 Countdown Rewind 7/13/13: Atlas Genius, Bastille and Lorde all on the list

Atlas Genius in 2013

Eight years ago, Atlas Genius led the Alt18 Countdown with “If So.” The song spent three of four weeks at No. 1 before giving way to Bastille and “Pompeii.”

Daft Punk and “Get Lucky” dropped off the Alt18 this week even as it went on to “song of the summer” status. The 1975 and “Chocolate” also dropped off, and never got higher than No. 6 on the Alt18. I would have guessed it reached No. 1.

Smallpools and “Dreaming” did hit No. 1 on the Alt18 — in October 2013.

What happened to Ms Mr? “Hurricane” was a big song and made the year-end Alt36 for 2013, but the duo only put out one more album and went on hiatus in 2017.

Kodaline continues to release music, but hasn’t recaptured the success of “All I Want.” And The Ceremonies had a great song with “Land of Gathering,” but the brother band couldn’t build on the hit.

Lorde appears here with “Royals” and is on the current Alt18 with “Solar Power.” Bastille is the other current crossover with “Distorted Light Beam.”

Alt18 Countdown – July 13, 2013

1. Atlas Genius – If So

2. Bastille – Pompeii

3. Kodaline – All I Want

4. Grouplove – Ways to Go

5. Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile

6. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

7. Phoenix – Trying to be Cool

8. Smallpools – Dreaming

9. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

10. Ms Mr – Hurricane

11. AWOLNATION – Thiskidsnotalright

12. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action

13. Local Natives – Heavy Feet

14. Fitz & The Tantrums – Out of My League

15. Foals – My Number

16. The Ceremonies – Land of Gathering

17. Avicii/Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

18. Lorde – Royals

3 thoughts on “Alt18 Countdown Rewind 7/13/13: Atlas Genius, Bastille and Lorde all on the list

  1. I love these countdown rewinds that you add on here. Of course, I love that you keep us up to date on the current Alt-18 every week, so thank you for that also. I want you to know that your work doesn’t go unnoticed.

  2. I’ll contribute this week in case Dustin’s away. Here’s last week’s and this weeks’ countdowns.

    7/17/2021

    18 (NEW) SEB – seaside_demo
    17 Blu DeTiger – Vintage
    16 (NEW) Imagine Dragons – Wrecked
    15 Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin
    14 (NEW) Atlas Genius – Elegant Strangers
    13 girl in red – serotonin
    12 Cannons – Bad Dream
    11 Saint Motel – It’s All Happening
    10 Sir Sly – Welcomes the Pressure
    9 The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette
    8 Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
    7 Milky Chance – Colorado
    6 Chvrches – He Said, She Said
    5 Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt
    4 Lorde – Solar Power
    3 Modest Mouse – We Are Between
    2 Glass Animals – Space Ghost Coast to Coast
    1 Twenty One Pilots – Saturday

    7/24/2021
    18 (NEW) Billie Eilish – NDA
    17 SEB – seaside_demo
    16 Lorde – Solar Power
    15 (NEW) Walk The Moon – Can You Handle My Love??
    14 Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet
    13 Blu DeTiger – Vintage
    12 Modest Mouse – We Are Between
    11 Milky Chance – Colorado
    10 Saint Motel – It’s All Happening
    9 (NEW) WILLOW/Travis Barker – t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l
    8 Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt
    7 Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
    6 Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin
    5 Olivia Rodrigo – brutal
    4 The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette
    3 Chvrches – He Said, She Said
    2 Glass Animals – Space Ghost Coast to Coast
    1 Twenty One Pilots – Saturday

    Hope that helps.

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