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Alt18 Countdown Rewind 7/13/13: Atlas Genius, Bastille and Lorde all on the list

Atlas Genius in 2013

Eight years ago, Atlas Genius led the Alt18 Countdown with “If So.” The song spent three of four weeks at No. 1 before giving way to Bastille and “Pompeii.”

Daft Punk and “Get Lucky” dropped off the Alt18 this week even as it went on to “song of the summer” status. The 1975 and “Chocolate” also dropped off, and never got higher than No. 6 on the Alt18. I would have guessed it reached No. 1.

Smallpools and “Dreaming” did hit No. 1 on the Alt18 — in October 2013.

What happened to Ms Mr? “Hurricane” was a big song and made the year-end Alt36 for 2013, but the duo only put out one more album and went on hiatus in 2017.

Kodaline continues to release music, but hasn’t recaptured the success of “All I Want.” And The Ceremonies had a great song with “Land of Gathering,” but the brother band couldn’t build on the hit.

Lorde appears here with “Royals” and is on the current Alt18 with “Solar Power.” Bastille is the other current crossover with “Distorted Light Beam.”

Alt18 Countdown – July 13, 2013

1. Atlas Genius – If So

2. Bastille – Pompeii

3. Kodaline – All I Want

4. Grouplove – Ways to Go

5. Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile

6. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

7. Phoenix – Trying to be Cool

8. Smallpools – Dreaming

9. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

10. Ms Mr – Hurricane

11. AWOLNATION – Thiskidsnotalright

12. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action

13. Local Natives – Heavy Feet

14. Fitz & The Tantrums – Out of My League

15. Foals – My Number

16. The Ceremonies – Land of Gathering

17. Avicii/Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

18. Lorde – Royals