Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 9/4/21: Bastille tops, The Happy Fits join

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Vance Joy

Another week of swapping places on and off theAlt18 Countdown. Sir Sly, Cold War Kids, Foo Fighters, Holly Humberstone and Atlas Genius all had songs return this week after some time off. They replace Alt18 stalwarts Glass Animals, Modest Mouse and The Killers, among others.

Over on the Finding Alt18 Discord the group voted Saint Motel’s “It’s All Happening” the People’s Champ Song of the Week, but it fell completely off the countdown.

The Marias are new to the Alt18 this week with “Hush,” while The Happy Fits give the countdown another try with “Another Try.” Up at the top, it’s Bastille again at No. 1, followed by Milky Chance’s “Colorado” and MÃ¥neskin’s “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE.”

CHVRCHES notably fell off the list this week with former No. 1 “He Said, She Said,” but joined with “Good Girls.”

Thank you to FastrThnU for posting the Alt18 on Discord this weekend while I was out in the woods.

Prediction for next week: Modest Mouse is back with a new song, Twenty Pilots moves up, and maybe we get Bakar back?

Here’s the AltCharts countdown on Spotify.

Alt18 Countdown, 9/4/21

18. The Marias, Hush | (new)

17. Manchester Orchestra, Telepath

16. Cold War Kids, What You Say

15. SEB, seaside_demo

14. Arrested Youth, Find My Own Way

13. Foo Fighters, Making A Fire

12. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure

11. CHVRCHES, Good Girls

10. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

9. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked

8. The Happy Fits, Another Try

7. Twenty One Pilots, The Outside

6. Vance Joy, Missing Piece

5. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger

4. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??


2. Milky Chance, Colorado

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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