Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 8/7/21: CHVRCHES back at No. 1; Sir Sly rejoins; Måneskin up 2

Recap of the 8/7/21 Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM with CHVRCHES at No. 1 with “He Said, She Said.”


Måneskin is all style and Sir Sly is back in style.

The Italian rockers bumped up two spots on the Alt18 Countdown with “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” one of at least three songs by the EuroVision winners hanging around charts around the world. Here’s a version of “Slave” with Iggy Pop.

Sir Sly gave me a double-take with their return at No. 6 with “Welcomes the Pressure.” I thought their run was over, and now they’re in the mix for No. 1.

Genesis Owusu and Cold War Kids all have new songs to the Alt18, while SEB, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Walk the Moon, Cannons, and Vance Joy all dropped off. You could almost make a second Alt18 with that group.

At the top, CHVRCHES repeats at No. 1 with “He Said, She Said” and Glass Animals is back at No. 2. Lorde, Holly Humberstone and WILLOW with Travis Barker seem to have No. 1 potential this month.

Note: I had the date wrong on last week’s countdown. Apologies! And, if anyone has the July 17 Countdown, I could use it so we have a complete 2021.

Note 2: “Wrecked” by Imagine Dragons actually appeared on the July 17 countdown. Thanks to SlaX for the note on our Discord channel.

Alt18 Countdown, 8/7/21

18. Genesis Owusu, Gold Chains | (new)

17. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked | (return)

16. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE | (+2)

15. Japanese Breakfast, Be Sweet | (return)

14. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-3)

13. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger | (-1)

12. Cold War Kids, What You Say | (new)

11. Milky Chance, Colorado | (-5)

10. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-2)

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

8. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (-4)

7. WILLOW/Travis Barker, t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l | (return)

6. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)

5. Lorde, Solar Power | (+2)

4. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (-1)

3. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+1)

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

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

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

See last week’s countdown here.

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