Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/24/21: Twenty One Pilots holds at No. 1; Olivia Rodrigo jumps

Milky Chance

Another week at No. 1 for Twenty One Pilots and their disco jam “Saturday” on the Alt18 Countdown. Glass Animals holds at No. 2 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

I missed the last two weeks traveling, so not sure who is new or who jumped around the countdown, but Olivia Rodrigo is up to No. 5 with “brutal,” while WILLOW and Travis Barker have a bop with the SEO-unfriendly “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l.” SEB also has something going with “seaside_demo,” which has 38.6 million plays on Spotify, to date. He can’t thank TikTok and Harry Styles for the boost.

I didn’t catch the name of the new SEB track at No. 17. If you know it, email me here.

Keeping things short this week with the new countdown less than 24 hours away. I’ll swing back and report on the 7/17/21 countdown so we have a full record for the year.

Playlist links below. I’m back and active on the Discord here.

Sorry again for being away. I meant to keep things updated, but it was just too nice out in the woods. Back at it now.

Update: I have a new Spotify playlist called “AltCharts” featuring alternative music from popular charts. You can follow it here.

Alt18 Countdown, 7/24/21

18. Billie Eilish, NDA

17. SEB, seaside_demo

16. Lorde, Solar Power

15. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love

14. Japanese Breakfast, Be Sweet

13. Blu DeTiger, Vintage

12. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-9)

11. Milky Chance, Colorado | (-4)

10. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening

9. WILLOW/Travis Barker, t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l

8. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-3)

7. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam

6. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

5. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal

4. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette

3. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

2. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

1. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday

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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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/17/21: Lorde into the Top 5; Imagine Dragons get ‘Wrecked’

Cannons - Alt18 band
Cannons

Twenty One Pilots and Glass Animals lead the 7/17/21 Alt18 Countdown, while SE, Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius join the party. Otherwise, a steady week for the countdown with girl in red, Holly Humberstone, Sir Sly and Modest Mouse among the returning stalwarts.

Note: This countdown was posted Aug. 11 after I missed a week on vacation. Thank you SlaX on the Finding Alt18 Discord for your help filling in the blank.

Alt18 Countdown, 7/17/21

18. (NEW) SEB – seaside_demo

17. Blu DeTiger – Vintage

16. (NEW) Imagine Dragons – Wrecked

15. Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin

14. (NEW) Atlas Genius – Elegant Strangers

13. girl in red – serotonin

12. Cannons – Bad Dream

11. Saint Motel – It’s All Happening

10. Sir Sly – Welcomes the Pressure

9. The Band CAMINO – 1 Last Cigarette

8. Bastille – Distorted Light Beam

7. Milky Chance – Colorado

6. CHVRCHES – He Said, She Said

5. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt

4. Lorde – Solar Power

3. Modest Mouse – We Are Between

2. Glass Animals – Space Ghost Coast to Coast

1. Twenty One Pilots – Saturday

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/10/21: Japanese Breakfast joins; Manchester Orchestra departs

Bastille

On a quiet week for the Alt18 Countdown, it’s the song not on the list that’s the biggest news. 

“Bed Head” by Manchester Orchestra drops off the countdown after it’s lengthy run, including several weeks as the No. 1 song. The song joined the countdown on March 20 at No. 4 and hung around for nearly 4 months. In honor of its run, here’s a recently released Local Natives remix of “Bed Head.” I wonder if Bed Head’s departure is clearing the way for “Telepath” off “The Million Masks of God” to make an Alt18 appearance. 

One song not quite ready to move down the chart is “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.” The Glass Animals’ hit spent a sixth week at No. 1 on the countdown. Twenty One Pilots follow with “Saturday” and then The Band CAMINO’s “1 Last Cigarette” at No. 3. 

The only new new song on the Alt18 this week comes from Japanese Breakfast. “Be Sweet” joins at No. 18, and based on AltNation and XMU playtime, could be around for a while. 

OCTAVIO the Dweeb and Cannons are the other two bands to leave the countdown this week. Both could easily return, like All Time Low and The Neighbourhood did this week.  

Playlist links below. Join us over on the Discord here.

Alt18 Countdown, 7/10/21

18. Japanese Breakfast, Be Sweet | (new)

17. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (return)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal | (same)

15. Milky Chance, Colorado | (+3)

14. KennyHoopla, Travis Barker, hollywood sucks | (-3)

13. girl in red, Serotonin | (+1)

12. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening | (-6)

11. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (-6)

10. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (+2)

9. Lorde, Solar Power | (-1)

8. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (return)

7. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (+10)

6. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (+3)

5. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-3)

4. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-1)

3. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-4)

2. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+2)

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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