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!
Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 2, 2021
18. Royal and the Serpent – Choke – (new) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020
16. Mishaal – Peddle Bike – (new) | Video | RCA | Released on Sept. 4, 2020
12. Foo Fighters – Shame Shame – (-8) | SNL | Roswell Records | Their full new album is out in February
10. Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming – (return) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020
8. Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am – (-2) | Interscope | Video
1. MISSIO @MissionMusic – Can 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.