It’s over, it’s all over for the mighty Kilby Girl by The Backseat Lovers. The last 2020 Alt18 Countdown song fell off the list this week after 18 consecutive weeks. Great run by a great song; looking forward to the Salt Lake City band’s followup.
Lots of turnover on this week’s Alt18. Blu DeTiger and Mike Shinoda with iann dior and UPSAHL return to the countdown, along with KennyHoopla with Travis Barker. The one new new song comes from a little band named Imagine Dragons who found time between shooting Target commercials to release Follow You.
The top of the countdown held steady with Manchester Orchestra and Bed Head followed by some jostling among some familiar Alt18 tunes. The Happy Fits are up to No. 6 with Hold Me Down, and Grouplove creeped up to No. 12 with Deadline. Both seem like future No. 1 contenders, though I’d guess The Neighbourhood get at least a week at 1.
Along with this blog, here’s a few channels I update:
- Follow the updated Spotify playlist.
- Here’s the Alt18 YouTube playlist
- Sign up for the Finding Alt18 newsletter
- Join the Finding Alt18 Discord. We’re just getting started, but I hope it’s a place to talk and share music — and make this site a little better. Open to all. Come share your thoughts on the countdown or anything alt-music related.
- Twitter: @findingalt18
Alt18 Countdown, 4/3/21
18. Mike Shinoda/iann dior/UPSAHL, Happy Endings
17. Blu DeTiger, Vintage
16. Gus Dapperton, Medicine
15. KennyHoopla w/Travis Barker, ESTELLA//
14. Kings of Leon, The Bandit
13. Dayglow, Close to You
12. Grouplove, Deadline
11. grandson, Dirty
10. girl in red, serotonin
9. Imagine Dragons, Follow You
8. carolesdaughter, Violent
7. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War
6. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down
5. Weezer, All My Favorite Songs
4. AJR, Way Less Sad
3. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing
2. The Knocks/Foster the People, All About You
1. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head
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