No. 2 with a bullet this week for Twenty One Pilots, who are wasting no time flexing their way up the countdown with “Shy Away.” The latest from Tyler Joseph and Nick Thomas jumped 13 spots this week and seems ready to dig in for a lengthy stay on the Alt18 Countdown.
For now, Manchester Orchestra holds the top spot with “Bed Head.” It’s a return to No. 1 for the Atlanta-based band led by Andy Hull. They’d lost No. 1 to The Neighbourhood last week.
New new to the countdown this week is Rostam with the excellent “4Runner.” Returning to the countdown after some time off is Blu DeTiger with “Vintage” and The Band CAMINO with two missed calls and “1 Last Cigarette.” They replace carolesdaughter, Gus Dapperton and Mike Shinoda, et al.
The longest running song on the countdown is now “All About You” by The Knocks and Foster the People. I love the lyrics on this song:
Days, they can feel so long
I’ve been hangin’ on to a sad love song
Nights never came to dawn
They went on and on
When you pulled me out
And before I knew itThe Knocks/Foster the People, All About You
I became all about you
grandson is next with “Dirty.” I’m hoping he can pull a Glass Animals and swap the banger “Death of an Optimist” into the Alt18 for “Dirty,” but we’ll see if he has that kind of pull.
What’s your favorite song on the countdown these days? Any bands we should all know about? Share them in the comments or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Follow the updated Spotify playlist.
- Here’s the Alt18 YouTube playlist (I’ve been slow on this one)
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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. Come share your thoughts on the countdown or anything alt-music related.
- Twitter: @findingalt18
Alt18 Countdown, 4/17/21
18. Rostam, 4Runner
17. Kings of Leon, The Bandit
16. Blu DeTiger, Vintage
15. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime
14. KennyHoopla w/Travis Barker, ESTELLA//
13. The Knocks/Foster the People, All About You
12. girl in red, serotonin
11. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down
10. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War
9. grandson, Dirty
8. Grouplove, Deadline
7. Weezer, All My Favorite Songs
6. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette
5. Imagine Dragons, Follow You
4. AJR, Way Less Sad
3. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing
2. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away
1. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head
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