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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 8/7/21: CHVRCHES back at No. 1; Sir Sly rejoins; Måneskin up 2

Måneskin

Måneskin is all style and Sir Sly is back in style.

The Italian rockers bumped up two spots on the Alt18 Countdown with “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” one of at least three songs by the EuroVision winners hanging around charts around the world. Here’s a version of “Slave” with Iggy Pop.

Sir Sly gave me a double-take with their return at No. 6 with “Welcomes the Pressure.” I thought their run was over, and now they’re in the mix for No. 1.

Genesis Owusu and Cold War Kids all have new songs to the Alt18, while SEB, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Walk the Moon, Cannons, and Vance Joy all dropped off. You could almost make a second Alt18 with that group.

At the top, CHVRCHES repeats at No. 1 with “He Said, She Said” and Glass Animals is back at No. 2. Lorde, Holly Humberstone and WILLOW with Travis Barker seem to have No. 1 potential this month.

Note: I had the date wrong on last week’s countdown. Apologies! And, if anyone has the July 17 Countdown, I could use it so we have a complete 2021.

Note 2: “Wrecked” by Imagine Dragons actually appeared on the July 17 countdown. Thanks to SlaX for the note on our Discord channel.

Alt18 Countdown, 8/7/21

18. Genesis Owusu, Gold Chains | (new)

17. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked | (return)

16. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE | (+2)

15. Japanese Breakfast, Be Sweet | (return)

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

13. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger | (-1)

12. Cold War Kids, What You Say | (new)

11. Milky Chance, Colorado | (-5)

10. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-2)

9. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening | (+6)

8. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (-4)

7. WILLOW/Travis Barker, t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l | (return)

6. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)

5. Lorde, Solar Power | (+2)

4. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (-1)

3. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+1)

2. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast | (same)

1. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+2)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/31/21: CHVRCHES at No. 1; Holly Humberstone joins Top 5

SEB

Take me to CHVRCHES.

The Scottish trio is the new No. 1 on the Alt 18 Countdown with “He Said, She Said.” (You’re forgiven for thinking it would be “How Not to Drown” given its heavy rotation on AltNation.) It’s an exciting shake up for the countdown after weeks of Glass Animals and Twenty One Pilots, who are both still in the Top 5.

Halfway through the year I’m thinking about what songs will make the Top 36 for 2021. “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” seems likely, while something from 21P will make it. I don’t think Måneskin will appear, but it’s fun to have the EuroVision winners on the Alt18 with their odd banger.

SEB sticks around another week, while Billie Eilish tries to find some traction with “NDA.” Surprised to see Japanese Breakfast fall off, but even more surprised to see The Band CAMINO disappear from No. 4 last week. Cannons seems to have crowded one of them out by returning with “Bad Dreams.”

Vance Joy is also back with “Missing Piece” at No. 8, and the Milky Chance earworm “Colorado” seems to be sticking around for a minute. I’d like to make a 50 states alt-indie-pop playlist sometime. We have Alaska covered, and Sufjan picked up a couple for us. We can count Bruce as an Alt18 artist, so there’s Nebraska. The Maine are right there. I’m worried about South Carolina.

We also lost Willow and Blu DeTiger this week. Either could be back next week.

Links below. Working on updating the playlists. It’s hard in the summer. We need the crushing winter to get things back on schedule. Cheers!

Alt18 Countdown, 7/31/21

18. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

17. SEB, seaside_demo

16. Billie Eilish, NDA

15. Saint Motel, It’s All Happening

14. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-2)

13. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal

12. Atlas Genius, Elegant Stranger

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

10. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love | (+5)

9. Cannons, Bad Dreams

8. Vance Joy, Missing Piece | (return)

7. Lorde, Solar Power | (+9)

6. Milky Chance, Colorado | (+5)

5. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (-4)

4. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin

3. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (+4)

2. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

1. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+2)

You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.

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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.

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

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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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 7/3/21: Milky Chance joins; Lorde and Bastille jump

Lorde (Photo/Ophelia Mikkelson)

Running late this holiday week. Thanks to “imboosted” for posting the Alt18 in the Finding Alt18 Discord.

Milky Chance, Olivia Rodrigo, and KennyHoopla with Travis Barker are new this week, while Holly Humberstone and Saint Motel return after a week off. To make room, Black Pumas, Briston Maroney, The Neighbourhood, Billie Eilish, and All Time Low all departed.

Glass Animals continue their run at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while CHVRCHES lurk at No. 2 with “He Said, She Said.” Watch Lorde’s “Solar Power” rising to No. 8 as a contender for the top spot.

As always, thank you for reading. We’ll keep posting the countdowns and writing posts about the bands. I’m also starting to dabble with bringing attention to indie-bands that haven’t gotten a lot of attention. If you know a song or performer we should hear, let us know.

Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and reach out any time.

Alt18 Countdown, 7/3/21

18. Milky Chance, Colorado | (new)

17. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-11)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, brutal | (new)

15. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (-4)

14. girl in red, Serotonin | (-6)

13. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-9)

12. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (return)

11. KennyHoopla, Travis Barker, hollywood sucks | (new)

10. Cannons, Bad Dream | (-1)

9. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-4)

8. Lorde, Solar Power | (+10)

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

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

5. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (+13)

4. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (+4)

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

2. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (+5)

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.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/12/21: Olivia Rodrigo is in the building; Glass Animals repeat

The Band CAMINO

Glass Animals continue their 1+ year of dominance of the Alt18 Countdown with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” repeating at No. 1.

As Finding Alt18 reader Matt McCall pointed out in our Discord:

It’s finally the “middle of June” (as Glass Animals sing in Heat Waves), defined as June 11th through 20th. The song debuted on the July 18, 2020 Alt18 as a Summer 2020 song. Nearly a year later, the track sits at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on both Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay. (It’s considered a recurrent on Alt radio but would be #15 if not.)

Matt McCall

Another called shot from our Discord: Olivia Rodrigo joined the Alt18 with “good 4 u” debuting at No. 16. The song is already a mega-global hit with No. 1’s in several countries and 321 million plays so far on Spotify. As Madison pointed out: It’s an alt-rock banger, and a strong contender for song of the summer. (Seriously, join the Discord.)

I could see Olivia jump to No. 1, but Modest Mouse may get there first with “We Are Between,” which jumped to No. 3.

Beabadoobee is back on theAlt18 with “Last Day on Earth,” while Billie Eilish’s “Your Power” and Bleachers “Stop Making It Hurt” are back.

Blu DeTiger, Saint Motel, Twin XL, and Coldplay drop off. “Sticky” by The Maine was “No. 19,” according to Justin Kade’s show intro.

Here’s the full countdown with relevant links. Thanks for reading!

Alt18 Countdown, 6/12/21

18. Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth | (new)

17. Joywave, After Coffee | (-5)

16. Olivia Rodrigo, good 4 u | (new)

15. Alice Merton, Vertigo | (return)

14. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+3)

13. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (return)

12. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-7)

11. Cannons, Bad Dream | (+6)

10. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (return)

9. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (return)

8. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (-1)

7. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-4)

6. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-1)

5. girl in red, Serotonin | (+4)

4. Black Pumas, Colors | (+6)

3. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+5)

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (same)

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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