Another week with turnover on the Alt18 Countdown. Seven songs dropped off, though Twenty One Pilots simply swapped in “Saturday” for “Shy Away” and The Neighbourhood is back with “Stargazing” after a week off.
Bastille brought a new song, “Distorted Light Beam,” and Lorde’s “Solar Power” also joined the Alt18.
To make room for the changes, here’s who dropped out:
- Vance Joy, Missing Piece
- Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin
- Coldplay, Higher Power
- Saint Motel, It’s All Happening
- Blu DeTiger, Vintage
- Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth
- Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away
Glass Animals spent another week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while Modest Mouse lingers with “We Are Between.”
Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and join the Discord to chat with like-minded music fans.
Alt18 Countdown, 6/26/21
18. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (new)
17. Black Pumas, Colors | (-12)
16. Lorde, Solar Power | (new)
15. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (+1)
14. girl in red, Serotonin | (-6)
13. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (return)
12. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (return)
11. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (+7)
10. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+1)
9. Cannons, Bad Dream | (return)
8. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (new)
7. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-3)
6. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-1)
5. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-2)
4. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (+2)
3. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+9)
2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)
1. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)
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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