Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 8/14/21: Another week at No. 1 for Bastille

Recap of the 8/14/21 Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM with Bastille at No. 1 with “Distorted Light Beam.”

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We have a new No. 1. Bastille takes the top spot from CHVRCHES with the dreamy banger “Distorted Light Beam.” Glass Animals has moved into the No. 2 spot and may never leave with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while Holly Humberstone reaches No. 3 with “The Walls Are WAy to Thin.”

New this week are songs from Justus Bennetts, Foo Fighters, and Arrested Youth. Falling off are Genesis Owusu, Imagine Dragons, Japanese Breakfast, Saint Motel and WILLOW with Travis Barker.

For anyone following the blog, I fell behind this week and got this up just before the new countdown comes out. Apologies! Summers get busy.

Alt18 Countdown, 8/14/21

18. Justus Bennetts, Real Life Sux (new)

17. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette

16. Cannons, Bad Dream

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


13. Lorde, Solar Power | (-8)

12. Foo Fighters, Making a Fire

11. Arrested Youth, Find My Own Way

10. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt

9. Cold War Kids, What You Say

8. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger

7. Milky Chance, Colorado

6. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

5. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday

4. Modest Mouse, We Are Between

3. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

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

1. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

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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