Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 2/13/21: grandson, Gus Dapperton at the top; Frances Forever at No. 5

BENEE by Bruce Baker, Creative Commons

Frances Forever joins the countdown at No. 5 with “Space Girl,” a nice bop with some top spot potential. Gus Dapperton reaches No. 2 with “Medicine.” Here’s his take on the song from DIY mag:

“this track defines the album most explicitly,” he explains. “i wrote it as a song that would narrate my life. medicine is about someone who is self destructive so that they can get high off of the process of healing. the hurting phase is of no concern to them. +++”

Gus Dapperton in DIY mag

Kings of Leon are back this week with “The Bandit” as they roll out their first new album in four years. Looking for “Echoing” on the Alt18 in a few months. almost monday is also back with “Broken People,” a song that could jump into the Top 10 next week or fall off all together. Same for The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing.” Who knows how these things work.

Always happy to see BENEE on the countdown. She’s at No. 18 with “Happen to Me.” And loving everything grandson is doing these days. It’s a well-deserved No. 1 for “Dirty.” Listen to the words everyone!

Disappointed to see Mishaal’s “Peddle Bike” drop off, and “Guillotine” by Mansionair and NoMBe continues it’s on-again, off-again (now off) relationship with the countdown. Inhaler and “When It Break” is also gone — for now.

Checkout the full countdown below, plus each band’s hometown according to Wikipedia.

Here’s the updated Spotify playlist.

Alt18 Countdown, 2/13/21

18. BENEE, Happen to Me | Auckland, New Zealand

17. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl | Salt Lake City

16. Royal Blood, Trouble’s Coming | Brighton, England

15. almost monday, Broken People | San Diego

14. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War | Seattle

13. The Knocks/Foster the People, All About You | New York/Los Angeles

12. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | Newbury Park, California

11. Sir Sly, Material Boy | Orange County, California

10. Kings of Leon, The Bandit | Nashville

9. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down | Clinton, New Jersey

8. Tame Impala, Is It True | Sydney, Australia

7. The Killers, C’est La Vie | Las Vegas

6. Holly Humberstone, Falling Asleep at the Wheel | Grantham, England

5. Frances Forever, Space Girl | Worcester, Massachusetts

4. MISSIO, Can You Feel the Sun | Austin, Texas

3. Bastille, survivin’ | London, England

2. Gus Dapperton, Medicine | Warwick, New York

1. grandson, Dirty | Toronto

Get in touch any time at: finding.alt18@gmail.com

Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 2/6/21: grandson reaches No. 1, The Killers are back, and Foushee joins

Mishaal is at No. 12 on the Alt18 Countdown with Peddle Bike.

The Alt18 Countdown gets “Dirty” this week with grandson taking the top spot from MISSIO, whose “Can You Feel the Sun” falls to No. 2. The Killers made the week’s strongest debut with, “C’est La Vie,” at No. 4. Foo Fighters and Weezer seem to be settling into the list, and Mishaal is hanging around around for another week with “Peddle Bike.” There’s a lot of fan support on Twitter for The Happy Fits, and their song came in at No. 13.

Dropping off this week: “broken people” by almost monday, “Falling Asleep at the Wheel” by Holly Humberstone, “Medicine” by Gus Dapperton and “Leave Me Alone” by iDKHOW. Humberstone had been on consecutive countdowns since Nov. 2, and iDKHOW since Nov. 15.

Trying a new thing this week highlighting lyrics from each of the songs. There’s some beautiful writing on the countdown right now, so thought it’d be nice to pull out a sampling of the writing. As always, the updated Spotify playlist is below.

Thoughts on the countdown? Share them in the comments, find me on Twitter @findingalt18 or email me at: finding.alt18@gmail.com.

Here’s the updated Spotify playlist.

Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM’s AltNation, 2/6/21

18. Foushee, Deep End

I been trying not to go off the deep end
I don’t think you wanna give me a reason

Deep End, Foushee

17. The Neighborhood, Stargazing

Pull it out of park, put it in drive
I can feel your heart beatin’ with mine
Underneath the stars, lookin’ for a sign
Glowin’ in the dark ’til the sun shines

Stargazing, The Neighbourhood

16. Mansionair/NoMBe, Guillotine

Take my head away from me
Antoinette, sweet Marie
Chop it off, squeaky clean
I got thoughts nobody needs

Guillotine, Mansionair/NoMBe

15. Blu DeTiger, Cotton Candy Lemonade

I wanna get lost with you
Picture waking up somewhere new
I wanna get lost with you
‘Cause right now I’m lost without you too

Cotton Candy Lemonade, Blu DeTiger

14. Inhaler, When It Breaks

How much does it ache
When your bones break?
It seems so hard to tell
What’s real or fake
Can’t let this moment go to waste

When It Breaks, Inhaler

13. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

Hold me down tight when I’m losing my mind
You tied a tether here to keep me close
I’ve been talking to myself on some Icarus spell
But it got better when you didn’t go

Hold Me Down, The Happy Fits

12. Mishaal, Peddle Bike

Peddle bike, blue sways
Baby, I’m just waiting for the summer break
Little lies, too late
Baby, I’m just praying for another day

Peddle Bike, Mishaal

11. nothing,nowhere., fake friend

Think we’re slipping
Ice is real thin, thin
Where the hell have you been?
I don’t need a fake friend

fake friend, nothing,nowhere.

10. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War

Every day waiting for the sky to fall
Big crash on a world that’s so small
Just a boy with nowhere left to go
Fell in love with a voice on the radio

Waiting on a War, Foo Fighters

9. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl

She’s got a fake ID and a nose ring
Those kind of girls tend to know things better than I do
And I’m dying to figure out what she’s hiding

Kilby Girl, The Backseat Lovers

8. Weezer, All My Favorite Songs

All my favorite songs are slow and sad
All my favorite people make me mad
Everything that feels so good is bad, bad, bad

All My Favorite Songs, Weezer

7. Sir Sly, Material Boy

Deeply American, which is to say I’m deeply ashamed
I wonder what the world would say?
And I’m probably sick from my secrets
Politically daft, but we’re in deep shit

Material Boy, Sir Sly

6. Bastille, survivin’

What can I say? I’m survivin’
Crawling out these sheets to see another day

Survivin’, Bastille

5. The Knocks/Foster The People, All About You

Nights, were my only friend
My distraction
When you pulled me out

All About You, The Knocks/Foster the People

4. The Killers, C’est La Vie

Sometimes you’re the river
Sometimes you’re the sea
Sometimes you’re a stranger to yourself, it’s a dangerous place to be

C’est La Vie, The Killers

3. Tame Impala, Is It True

And I tell her I’m in love with her
But how can I know that I’ll always be?

Is It True, Tame Impala

2. MISSIO, Can You Feel the Sun

Below the willow tree
I get hung up on my insecurities
Rose-colored dopamine
My soul feels like it could be make-believe

Can You Feel the Sun, MISSIO

1. grandson, Dirty

Tell me what you tryna hide
And what you runnin’ from inside
‘Cause I got a surprise
We might not make it to the mornin’

Dirty, grandson

Alternative music charts, January 30, 2021 | Billie Eilish, AJR, Olivia Rodrigo top lists

Michael Franti and Spearhead top the Roots Music Report this week.

We follow the #Alt18, but here are more charts we’re watching for the best an new alternative music. Know a list I’m missing? Hit me up in the comments, on Twitter or at: findingalt18@gmail.com

Alternative Music Charts

Billboard Alternative Music Chart: #1 – Billie Eilish, Therefore I am | Spotify playlist

New Alternative 40 Chart: My personal favorite Spotify playlist. Description says it’s pulled from 50 new indie and alternative sources each week. Often lines up with the Download 15 on Sirius XMU.

Download 15: Speaking of the DL15, here’s a Spotify playlist organized by Clint Smith.

Muzooka: Alt music chart used by iHeartRadio and USA Today. Grandson was bragging about cracking the Top 10 this week, so it means something to artists.

Roots Music Report: New one for me, but I just started paying attention to these things. Michael Franti is at No. 1 this week. Interesting list this week.

iTunesChart: Genre chart from iTunes has AJR’s “Bang” at No. 1 this week. New Weezer is up there, too.

Official Charts: UK-based alt and rock chart.

Amazon Best Sellers: Wild list that includes Green Day’s “Dookie” and Foo Fighters’ “Greatest Hits.” Taylor Swift is No. 1, though.

Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 1/30/21: Weezer and The Neighbourhood join; The Happy Fits jump

The Happy Fits are No. 7 with “Hold Me Down.”

Rock royalty in the form of Weezer and Foo Fighters join the Alt18 Countdown on SiriusXM’s AltNation this week with two solid new additions to anthems of alternative rock, but it may be “Stargazing” by The Neighbourhood with the strongest debut. The Knocks collab with Foster the People is storming to No. 1 with “All About You.” For now it’ll have to settle at No. 2, because it’s MISSIO back up top with “Can You Feel the Sun?”

CORRECTION: Foo Fighters’ “Waiting on the War” join the 1/23/21 countdown. That’s what I get for skipping a week.

For anyone relying on this site and social accounts (@findingalt18) to track the countdown, apologies for missing a week. I’ll circle back on the 1/23/21 countdown so we can keep a running tally of 2021, but for now I’m just getting caught back up.

I’d love your thoughts on the countdown and any alt music you’re into these days. I’m going to mix in the Download15’s and some Spotify playlists I’m following, so open to any and all ideas. Maybe I can land a band interview this year. Happy February, all!

Here’s the updated Spotify playlist.

Alt18 Countdown, 1/30/21

18. The Neighborhood, Stargazing

17. almost monday, Broken People

16. Holly Humberstone, Falling Asleep at the Wheel

15. Mishaal, Peddle Bike

14. Inhaler, When It Breaks

13. Gus Dapperton, Medicine

12. Sir Sly, Material Boy

11. Weezer, All My Favorite Songs

10. I Don’t Know But They Found Me, Leave Me Alone

9. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War

8. Tame Impala, Is It True

7. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

6. Mansionair/NoMBe, Guillotine

5. Grandson, Dirty

4. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl

3. Bastille, survivin’

2. The Knocks/Foster The People, All About You

1. MISSIO, Can You Feel the Sun

Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 1/23/21: Bastille back to No. 1; Hello, Blu DeTiger

Here’s the updated Spotify playlist.

Alt18 Countdown, 1/30/21

18. Blu DeTiger, Cotton Candy Lemonade

17. Mishaal, Peddle Bike

16. Billie Eilish, Therefore I Am

15. Kennyhoopla, Estella

14. Inhaler, When It Breaks

13. Royal Blood, Trouble’s Coming

12. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

11. Gus Dapperton, Medicine

10. almost monday, Broken People

9. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War

8. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl

7. Grandson, Dirty

The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

6. Tame Impala, Is It True

5. Sir Sly, Material Boy

4. Mansionair/NoMBe, Guillotine

3. Holly Humberstone, Falling Asleep at the Wheel

2. MISSIO, Can You Feel the Sun

1. Bastille, survivin’

Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 16, 2021 | MISSIO back to No. 1; Kings of Leon joins

The Knocks

A belated recap of the Jan. 16, 2021 Alt18 Countdown. Apologies everyone! Kings of Leon join this week and Jake Bugg, Mishaal and grandson all return. They kicked off Almost Monday, Royal Blood, Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen and Billie Eilish.

It was just one week at No. 1 for Sir Sly and “Material Boy,” which slipped to No. 6. MISSIO returned the top spot with “Can You Feel the Sun.” Bastille, Tame Impala, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me and Mansionair with NoMBe round out the Top 5.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 16, 2021

18. Kings of Leon The Bandit – (new) | Video | RCA | Released Jan. 7, 2021

17. Jake Bugg All I Need – (return) | video | NME | @jakebugg

Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (-7) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

16. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (-8) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

15. MishaalPeddle Bike – (return) | Video | RCA | Released on Sept. 4, 2020

14. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (-8) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

13. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (same) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

12. grandsonDirty – (-1) | Video | Fueled by Ramen | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist |@grandson

Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-4) | Darkroom/Interscope Records | Video | Released Nov. 12, 2020

11. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland | @inhalerdublin

10. ClairoSofia – (+4) | Video | Fader | Released May 24, 2019

9. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (-2) | Video | Polydor Records | James Corden | Open Source | Released May 1, 2020

8. Ashe – Save Myself – (+1) | Video | Mom+Pop | Released July 22, 2020

7. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (-3) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

6. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (-5) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

5.  Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (+3) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

4. I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (-5) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

3. Tame ImpalaIs It True – (+2) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

2. Bastillesurvivin’ – (+1) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

1. MISSIOCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | American Songwriter |@MissioMusic

Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 9, 2021 | Sir Sly at No. 1; Almost Monday joins with ‘Broken People’

Inhaler looking cool.

Almost Monday joined the Alt18 this week with “Broken People,” which was released in October 2019 and has already racked up millions of plays on the different platforms. Clairo returns to the Alt18 with “Sofia,” and Ashe’s “Save Me” is other new addition this week. That sends Mishaal’s “Peddle Bike,” the Foo Fighters “Shame, Shame” and grandson’s “Dirty” off the countdown. With all that change over, Sir Sly is left on top with “Material Boy.”

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 2, 2021

18. Almost Monday – Broken People – (new) | Video | Hollywood Records | Released Oct. 25, 2019

17. Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (-7) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

16. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland | @inhalerdublin

15. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteenchinatown – (-2) |RCA | Billboard | Video | @bleachersmusic @springsteen | Released Nov. 20, 2020

14. Clairo – Sofia – (return) | Video | Fader | Released May 24, 2019

13. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (+1) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

12. Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-4) | Darkroom/Interscope Records | Video | Released Nov. 12, 2020

11. Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (+3) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

10. I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (-5) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

9. Ashe – Save Myself – (return) | Video | Mom+Pop | Released July 22, 2020

8. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (+10) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

7. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (-3) | Video | Polydor Records | James Corden | Open Source | Released May 1, 2020

6. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (+4) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

5.  Tame ImpalaIs It True – (-2) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

4. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (+5) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

3. Bastillesurvivin’ – (+4) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

2. MISSIOCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Video | Wiki | American Songwriter |@MissioMusic

1. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (+7) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 2, 2021 | New ones from The Knocks, Inhaler, Mishaal; MISSIO at No. 1

Australia’s Mansionair

We’re back to the regular Alt18 Countdown after last week’s Alt36 of 2020. Justin Kade filled in for Madison during the holiday week. The countdown kicked off 2021 with four new songs, including a new one from Royal and the Serpent, plus songs from Inhaler, Mishaal and The Knocks. From there it was back to where things left off in 2020 with the same Top 2 songs from the Dec. 19 countdown. Tame Impala made the biggest jump, moving up 12 spots with “Is It True,” which appeared to be heading out after a lengthy run. It’s back up to No. 3.

Jake Bugg, Clairo, Cannons, Ashe and USERx all fell off. I’d expect to see Bugg and Ashe back soon; USERx’s “Waterman” has also returned and is getting some play on AltNation.

Happy New Year!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 2, 2021

18. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (new) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

17. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland

16. MishaalPeddle Bike – (new) | Video | RCA | Released on Sept. 4, 2020

15. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (new) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

14. Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (same) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

13. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteenchinatown – (+3) |RCA | Billboard | Video | @bleachersmusic @springsteen | Released Nov. 20, 2020

12. Foo FightersShame Shame – (-8) | SNL | Roswell Records | Their full new album is out in February

11. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (-2) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

10. Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (return) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

9. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (+1) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

8. Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-2) | Interscope | Video

7. Bastillesurvivin’ – (-4) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

6. grandsonDirty – (-1) | Video | Fueled by Ramen | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | @grandson

5.  I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (+3) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

4. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (+3) | Video | Republic Records | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals did it! They appeared on every Alt18 Countdown in 2020.

3. Tame ImpalaIs It True – (+12) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

2. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (+7) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

1. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | And there it is, MISSIO Mafia! The duo finally hits No. 1 this year after 20 weeks on the countdown with this song, plus Wolves.

AltNation’s top 36 alternative songs of 2020 on SiriusXM

twenty one pilots

The AltNation radio gods have spoken, and Twenty One Pilots topped the “Alt36” countdown of top music in 2020. It’s a bit of a surprise given the dominance of The Killers and Glass Animals on Alt18 Countdowns throughout the year, but there’s no denying “Level of Concern” was a huge hit and spent 19 weeks on the countdown, including four at No. 1.

Here’s a few “snubs” for the list:

Alt18 No. 1 songs that didn’t make the list include:

  • BENEE and Gus Dapperton – Supalonely
  • Wallows – OK
  • MISSIO – Can You Feel the Sun?

No major slight, though, because all of the groups are on the list with other songs. Foster the People’s “Lamb’s Wool” is possibly the most questionable inclusion. It spent a solid 10 weeks on the countdown, but only reached No. 4. For comparison, Phoenix’s “Identical” was on the countdown for 10 weeks, and Pearl Jam’s “Dance of the Clairvoyant” was on for eight weeks and hit No. 3. And, you could argue Winnetka Bowling League’s “CVS” deserved a spot with 14 weeks on the countdown this year.

A few more candidates on the outside looking in: White Reaper’s “Might Be Right,” Sub Urban’s “Cradles,” and Weezer’s “Hero,” which all hit No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative charts in 2020 and spent time on the Alt18.

We’re back to the regular Alt18 on Saturday, which closes the books on our 2020 list.

Follow our updated Alt18 Countdown playlist on Spotify.

Search all 2020 songs on the Alt18 list here.

SiriusXM Alt Nation 2020 Alt36

36. Foster The People Lamb’s Wool

35. KennyhooplaHow Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried By A Highway?

34. I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND MELeave Me Alone

33. The 1975Me & You Together Song

32. BENEE Glitter

31. Tame ImpalaLost In Yesterday

30. Machine Gun KellyBloody Valentine

29. Glass AnimalsTangerine

28. AsheMoral Of The Story

27. The StrokesBad Decisions

26. AWOLNATIONThe Best

25. The 1975 If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

24. BastilleWHAT YOU GONNA DO?

23. Saint MotelVan Horn

22. Wallows/ClairoAre You Bored Yet?

21. Gus DappertonPost Humorous

20. CannonsFire For You

19. DayglowCan I Call You Tonight?

18. Foo FightersShame Shame

17. Powfu/beabadoobeedeath bed (coffee for your head)

16. MISSIOWolves

15. Tame ImpalaIt Might Be Time

14. Royal & The SerpentOverwhelmed

13. Glass Animals/Denzel CurryTokyo Drifting

12. All Time Low/blackbearMonsters

11. Little HurtAlaska

10. Matt MaesonHallucinogenics

9. Billie Eilisheverything i wanted

8. CaampBy and By

7. The Killers Caution

6. AJRBang!

5. Bastillesurvivin’

4. GrouploveDeleter

3. The KillersMy Own Soul’s Warning

2. Glass AnimalsHeat Waves

1. Twenty One PilotsLevel of Concern

Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Dec. 19, 2020 | MISSIO hits No. 1; Jake Bugg joins final countdown of the year

Ashe

It’s the last Alt18 Countdown of 2020, and it’s pretty much a hold steady for the list. Jake Bugg (!) returns with a promising new song, “All I Need.” Hopefully this mean more new material from the British songwriter in 2021.

MISSIO climbs to No. 1 with “Can You Feel the Sun?” knocking off Bastille and “survivin'” Royal Blood, AJR and Black Belt Eagle Scout all fall off the list this week. Royal Blood’s “Trouble Coming” drops off for the first time since joining on Oct. 18.

“Tangerine” by Glass Animals, “Material Boy” by Sir Sly and “Is It True” by Tame Impala are the longest-running songs on the current countdown. All joined the list on Oct. 4.

SiriusXM released its “Class of 2020” this week. Alt18 bands Cannons, Phoebe Bridgers, Powfu, Wallows, Ashe and Clairo were part of the collection.

Next week they’ll run the “Alt36 of 2020” in place of the normal countdown, and then we’re off to 2021.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Dec. 19, 2020

18. Jake Bugg @jakebugg, All I Need, RCA – (new) | video | NME

17. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteen @bleachersmusic @springsteenchinatown – RCA (-2) | Billboard | Video

16. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (-3) | Immunity | Wiki | Loops

15. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-1) | Genius | Video | 30 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

14. Mansionair/NoMBe @mansionair @NoMBeMusicGuillotineGlassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records – (return) | Video | Guillotine was No. 18 on Nov. 28, but fell off — until this week.

13. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – Columbia – (same) |Live | Class of 2020

12. USERx@mattmaeson @officailrozwellWatermanAtlantic – (return) | Video | Virginia Pilot | This song appeared on the Nov. 28 countdown.

11. Ashe @ashemusicSave MyselfMom + Pop – (+5) | New single

10. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (-7) | 24 hours with | Fourth week on the countdown.

9. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (+3) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

8. I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (+4) | Video | Guitar World | Ninth week on the countdown

7. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (+1) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals did it! They appeared on every Alt18 Countdown in 2020.

6. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (-2) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted.”

5.  grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (same) | Video | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | DOAO the movie, 12/17/20 | Fifth week on the countdown

4. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (-3) | SNL | Their full new album is out in February

3. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (-2) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

2. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+7) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

1. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | And there it is, MISSIO Mafia! The duo finally hits No. 1 this year after 20 weeks on the countdown with this song, plus Wolves.