Wow, almost no changes in the Alt18 Countdown this week save some reshuffling. The only song to leave this week was C’est La Vie by The Killers, and it was replaced by Alt18 stalwart Material Boy by Sir Sly. Usually we’ll get some new artists in the high teens to shake things up, but not this week. Dayglow’s 14-spot jump to No. 4 for Close to You is the biggest change of the week.
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- Follow the updated Spotify playlist.
- Here’s the Alt18 YouTube playlist
- Check out my new: #Adjacent18 – 18 songs connected to the Alt18 Countdown
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- 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 (and I could use some help — it’s the first community Discord I’ve started).
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Alt18 Countdown, 3/6/21
18. Frances Forever, Space Girl
Down six this week for Frances Forever, who released a video for their charming piece of pop perfection.
17. benny blanco, Marshmello, Vance Joy, You
The trio released an acoustic version of You this week. Listen to it here.
16. nothing,nowhere, fake friend
This was my vote this week after going back through nothing,nowhere’s past albums. Pitchfork like’s Joe Mulherin’s new album.
15. carolesdaughter, Violent
Thea Taylor, daughter of Carole, released Violent on Arista Records.
14. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down
The band created a playlist of their influences. Check them out!
13. AJR, Way Less Sad
12. Gus Dapperton, Medicine
GD talks here about the conflict between being an introvert who takes on the role of extrovert during performances. It’s a tough time on the road in 2018 that led him to write Medicine.
11. Kings of Leon, The Bandit
See KoL on Stephen Colbert here. The band announced this week it would sell its new album as an NFT. It’s an interesting possible future for recording artists, but also a real threat to the environment.
9. KennyHoopla/Travis Barker, ESTELLA//
KH is hopeful for live shows in 2021. He has two dates scheduled in London this summer opening for Yungblud.
8. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head
The lyrics to this song go: “Blood on the bed head and volumes you left unsaid / Let ’em talk and let it habit, now I’m afraid you’re alone.” And I thought Andy Hull just needed a comb.
7. The Knocks/Foster the People, All About You
Like The Knocks? Check out this release with Purple Disco Machine.
6. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl
Kilby Girl has been on the Alt18 Countdown since Nov. 22, 2020.
5. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War
4. Dayglow, Close To You
Madison predicted this song will make it to No. 1 last week, and this week it jumped 14 spots.
3. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing
2.Weezer, All My Favorite Songs
1. grandson, Dirty
That makes five weeks in a row for the Austin-based artist.
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