Vampire Weekend led the Alt18 Countdown 11 years ago this week.
The indie darlings hit No. 1 with “Giving Up the Gun,” a song that spent six years on top of the Alt18 before giving way to The Black Keys’ “Tighten Up.” It replaced the Silversun Pickups’ “The Royal We.”
Other notable songs: The Heavy reached No. 2 with “How You Like Me Now?”, while Cage the Elephant, Muse, The Dead Weather and LCD Soundsystem make appearances.
Lesser known songs (at least to me) from A Silent Film, Civil Twilight, Semi-Precious Weapons and The Constellations round out the countdown.
Here’s the full countdown. Special thanks to Doug Dollison for sharing the countdown.
Find the current Alt18 Countdown here.
Alt18 Countdown, June 5, 2010
1. Vampire Weekend- Giving Up the Gun
2. The Heavy- How You Like Me Now?
3. Black Keys- Tighten Up
4. Cage the Elephant- In One Ear
5. Muse- Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)
6. Stone Temple Pilots- Between the Lines
7. Silversun Pickups- The Royal We
8. A Silent Film- You Will Leave a Mark
9. New Politics- Yeah Yeah Yeah
10. Civil Twilight- Letters From the Sky
11. The Dead Weather- Die By the Drop
12. LCD Soundsystem- Drunk Girls
13. The Constellations- Felicia
14. The Gaslight Anthem- American Slang
15. Gorillaz- Rhinestone Eyes
16. The Futureheads- Heartbeat Song
17. Two Door Cinema Club- I Can Talk
18. Semi-Precious Weapons- Semi-Precious Weapons