Glass Animals are No. 1 again.
After spending 51 of 52 weeks in 2020 on the Alt18 Countdown including several weeks at No. 1, they’re back on top with “Space Ghost Coast To Coast.” They replace “Bed Head” by Manchester Orchestra, which fell to No. 2. Twenty One Pilots is No. 3 with “Shy Away.”
Kade filled in for Madison this week and brought a bunch of turnover with him.
Songs leaving this week could make. the core of a solid Alt18 on their own:
- The Maine, Sticky
- Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt
- Royal Blood, Typhoons
- Alice Merton, Vertigo
- Billie Eilish, Your Power
- Weezer/AJR, All My Favorite Songs
You could add in Still Woozy’s “Rocky,” which Kade said was No. 19 this week.
New to the countdown:
Briston Maroney and Bottle Rocket, which has ties to Manchester Orchestra.
Saint Motel also cracks the Alt18 with “It’s Happening.”
Cannons are back with “Bad Dream,” as is Sir Sly with “Welcomes the Pressure,” Coldplay and “Higher Power,” and Twin XL’s “Slow Heart.”
Here’s the full countdown with relevant links. Thanks for reading!
Alt18 Countdown, 6/5/21
18. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (new)
17. Cannons, Bad Dream | (new)
16. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (-5)
15. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)
14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)
13. Saint Motel, It’s Happening | (new)
12. Joywave, After Coffee | (+1)
11. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)
10. Twin XL, Slow Heart | (return)
9. girl in red, Serotonin | (-5)
8. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+4)
7. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (+1)
6. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-1)
5. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+2)
4. Black Pumas, Colors | (+6)
3. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-1)
2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-1)
1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (+2)
You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my Spotify Playlist #84.
See last week’s countdown here.
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