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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 16, 2021 | MISSIO back to No. 1; Kings of Leon joins

The Knocks

A belated recap of the Jan. 16, 2021 Alt18 Countdown. Apologies everyone! Kings of Leon join this week and Jake Bugg, Mishaal and grandson all return. They kicked off Almost Monday, Royal Blood, Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen and Billie Eilish.

It was just one week at No. 1 for Sir Sly and “Material Boy,” which slipped to No. 6. MISSIO returned the top spot with “Can You Feel the Sun.” Bastille, Tame Impala, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me and Mansionair with NoMBe round out the Top 5.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 16, 2021

18. Kings of Leon The Bandit – (new) | Video | RCA | Released Jan. 7, 2021

17. Jake Bugg All I Need – (return) | video | NME | @jakebugg

Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (-7) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

16. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (-8) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

15. MishaalPeddle Bike – (return) | Video | RCA | Released on Sept. 4, 2020

14. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (-8) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

13. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (same) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

12. grandsonDirty – (-1) | Video | Fueled by Ramen | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist |@grandson

Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-4) | Darkroom/Interscope Records | Video | Released Nov. 12, 2020

11. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland | @inhalerdublin

10. ClairoSofia – (+4) | Video | Fader | Released May 24, 2019

9. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (-2) | Video | Polydor Records | James Corden | Open Source | Released May 1, 2020

8. Ashe – Save Myself – (+1) | Video | Mom+Pop | Released July 22, 2020

7. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (-3) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

6. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (-5) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

5.  Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (+3) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

4. I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (-5) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

3. Tame ImpalaIs It True – (+2) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

2. Bastillesurvivin’ – (+1) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

1. MISSIOCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | American Songwriter |@MissioMusic

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 9, 2021 | Sir Sly at No. 1; Almost Monday joins with ‘Broken People’

Inhaler looking cool.

Almost Monday joined the Alt18 this week with “Broken People,” which was released in October 2019 and has already racked up millions of plays on the different platforms. Clairo returns to the Alt18 with “Sofia,” and Ashe’s “Save Me” is other new addition this week. That sends Mishaal’s “Peddle Bike,” the Foo Fighters “Shame, Shame” and grandson’s “Dirty” off the countdown. With all that change over, Sir Sly is left on top with “Material Boy.”

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 2, 2021

18. Almost Monday – Broken People – (new) | Video | Hollywood Records | Released Oct. 25, 2019

17. Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (-7) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

16. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland | @inhalerdublin

15. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteenchinatown – (-2) |RCA | Billboard | Video | @bleachersmusic @springsteen | Released Nov. 20, 2020

14. Clairo – Sofia – (return) | Video | Fader | Released May 24, 2019

13. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (+1) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

12. Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-4) | Darkroom/Interscope Records | Video | Released Nov. 12, 2020

11. Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (+3) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

10. I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (-5) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

9. Ashe – Save Myself – (return) | Video | Mom+Pop | Released July 22, 2020

8. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (+10) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

7. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (-3) | Video | Polydor Records | James Corden | Open Source | Released May 1, 2020

6. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (+4) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

5.  Tame ImpalaIs It True – (-2) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

4. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (+5) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

3. Bastillesurvivin’ – (+4) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

2. MISSIOCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Video | Wiki | American Songwriter |@MissioMusic

1. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (+7) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Jan. 2, 2021 | New ones from The Knocks, Inhaler, Mishaal; MISSIO at No. 1

Australia’s Mansionair

We’re back to the regular Alt18 Countdown after last week’s Alt36 of 2020. Justin Kade filled in for Madison during the holiday week. The countdown kicked off 2021 with four new songs, including a new one from Royal and the Serpent, plus songs from Inhaler, Mishaal and The Knocks. From there it was back to where things left off in 2020 with the same Top 2 songs from the Dec. 19 countdown. Tame Impala made the biggest jump, moving up 12 spots with “Is It True,” which appeared to be heading out after a lengthy run. It’s back up to No. 3.

Jake Bugg, Clairo, Cannons, Ashe and USERx all fell off. I’d expect to see Bugg and Ashe back soon; USERx’s “Waterman” has also returned and is getting some play on AltNation.

Happy New Year!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Jan. 2, 2021

18. Royal and the SerpentChoke – (new) | Video | Atlantic | Released on Oct. 16, 2020

17. InhalerWhen It Breaks – (new) | Video | Polydor Records | Released Oct. 15, 2020 | Band works out of Dublin, Ireland

16. MishaalPeddle Bike – (new) | Video | RCA | Released on Sept. 4, 2020

15. The Knocks (feat. Foster the People) – All About You – (new) | Video | Big Beat Records | Released Oct. 28, 2020

14. Mansionair/NoMBeGuillotine – (same) | Glassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records | Video | @mansionair @NoMBeMusic | Video | Released Nov. 13, 2020

13. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteenchinatown – (+3) |RCA | Billboard | Video | @bleachersmusic @springsteen | Released Nov. 20, 2020

12. Foo FightersShame Shame – (-8) | SNL | Roswell Records | Their full new album is out in February

11. Holly HumberstoneFalling Asleep at the Wheel – (-2) | Closer Artists | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run | @HolHumberstone

10. Royal BloodTrouble’s Coming – (return) | YouTube | Warner Records | Released Sept. 21, 2020

9. The Backseat Lovers – Kilby Girl – (+1) | Mick |Video | 24 hours with | @backseat_luv 

8. Billie EilishTherefore I Am – (-2) | Interscope | Video

7. Bastillesurvivin’ – (-4) | Video | Republic Records | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

6. grandsonDirty – (-1) | Video | Fueled by Ramen | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | @grandson

5.  I Dont Know How But They Found Me Leave Me Alone – (+3) | Fearless Records | Video | Guitar World | @iDKHow

4. Glass Animals – Tangerine – (+3) | Video | Republic Records | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals did it! They appeared on every Alt18 Countdown in 2020.

3. Tame ImpalaIs It True – (+12) | Genius | Video | Interscope Records | @tameimpala

2. Sir SlyMaterial Boy – (+7) | Video | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance | Interscope Records | @SirSly

1. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | And there it is, MISSIO Mafia! The duo finally hits No. 1 this year after 20 weeks on the countdown with this song, plus Wolves.

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Dec. 19, 2020 | MISSIO hits No. 1; Jake Bugg joins final countdown of the year

Ashe

It’s the last Alt18 Countdown of 2020, and it’s pretty much a hold steady for the list. Jake Bugg (!) returns with a promising new song, “All I Need.” Hopefully this mean more new material from the British songwriter in 2021.

MISSIO climbs to No. 1 with “Can You Feel the Sun?” knocking off Bastille and “survivin'” Royal Blood, AJR and Black Belt Eagle Scout all fall off the list this week. Royal Blood’s “Trouble Coming” drops off for the first time since joining on Oct. 18.

“Tangerine” by Glass Animals, “Material Boy” by Sir Sly and “Is It True” by Tame Impala are the longest-running songs on the current countdown. All joined the list on Oct. 4.

SiriusXM released its “Class of 2020” this week. Alt18 bands Cannons, Phoebe Bridgers, Powfu, Wallows, Ashe and Clairo were part of the collection.

Next week they’ll run the “Alt36 of 2020” in place of the normal countdown, and then we’re off to 2021.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Searchable database of 2020 Alt18 Countdown songs

Alt18 Countdown – Dec. 19, 2020

18. Jake Bugg @jakebugg, All I Need, RCA – (new) | video | NME

17. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteen @bleachersmusic @springsteenchinatown – RCA (-2) | Billboard | Video

16. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (-3) | Immunity | Wiki | Loops

15. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-1) | Genius | Video | 30 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

14. Mansionair/NoMBe @mansionair @NoMBeMusicGuillotineGlassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records – (return) | Video | Guillotine was No. 18 on Nov. 28, but fell off — until this week.

13. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – Columbia – (same) |Live | Class of 2020

12. USERx@mattmaeson @officailrozwellWatermanAtlantic – (return) | Video | Virginia Pilot | This song appeared on the Nov. 28 countdown.

11. Ashe @ashemusicSave MyselfMom + Pop – (+5) | New single

10. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (-7) | 24 hours with | Fourth week on the countdown.

9. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (+3) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

8. I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (+4) | Video | Guitar World | Ninth week on the countdown

7. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (+1) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals did it! They appeared on every Alt18 Countdown in 2020.

6. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (-2) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted.”

5.  grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (same) | Video | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | DOAO the movie, 12/17/20 | Fifth week on the countdown

4. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (-3) | SNL | Their full new album is out in February

3. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (-2) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

2. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+7) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

1. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | And there it is, MISSIO Mafia! The duo finally hits No. 1 this year after 20 weeks on the countdown with this song, plus Wolves.

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Dec. 12, 2020 | Ashe, Black Belt Eagle Scout join Alt18; Bastille, MISSIO at the top

Bastille’s Dan Smith (creative commons)

Big week for grandson, who jumps 12 spots to No. 5 after the release of his album, “Death of an Optimist.” (Prediction: “In Over My Head” off the album is headed to the Alt18 next year.) MISSIO comes so close to the top spot, but falls short to another week at No. 1 for Bastille and “survivin'”

Billie Eilish remains in the Top 5, but this week Alt18 pulled used her live performance of “Therefore I am” on AltNation. Nice, sinister version of the song. And, The Backseat Lovers reach No. 3 after “Kilby Girl” fell out of the Alt18 a couple of weeks ago.

Black Belt Eagle Scout joins the Alt18 at No. 18, replacing Paris Jackson. Ashe’s “Save Myself” also joins the countdown. Royal and the Serpent, Gus Dapperton and Cage the Elephant fall off, but could easily return as proven by AJR’s “Bummerland” making a comeback.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Dec. 12, 2020

18. Black Belt Eagle Scout @blackbelteagles, Soft Stud, Saddle Creek – (new) | Nirvana and Mazzy Star | Point of Origin song on AltNation |

17. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie – (return) | Video | Signature hot sauce | Reddit | Ellen| Broadway

16. Ashe @ashemusicSave MyselfMom + Pop – (new) | New single

15. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-3) | Genius | Video | 30 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

14. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – Columbia – (return) |Live

13.  Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (-3) | Immunity | Wiki

12. I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-6) | Video | Guitar World | Ninth week on the countdown

11. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteen @bleachersmusic @springsteenchinatown – RCA (+4) | Billboard | Video

10. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (+3) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

9. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-7) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

8. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (-3) | SNL

7. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (+1) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals continue their perfect run through 2020. They’ve been on every countdown this year.

6. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (+8) | Official audio | Corden | Purple Disco Machine

5.  grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (+12) | Video | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | DOAO the movie, 12/17/20 | Fifth week on the countdown

4. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (+1) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted.” She performed on AltNation this week.

3. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (+8) | 24 hours with | Fourth week on the countdown.

2. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (+2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 19 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves. The duo racked up 8.4 million listeners and 109.6 million streams on Spotify in 2020.

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (same) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Dec. 5, 2020 | Paris Jackson, Bleachers with Bruce Springsteen join; Bastille reclaims No. 1

The Backseat Lovers loving life.

Rock royalty is on the Alt18 Countdown these days, first with Foo Fighters and now the great Bruce Springsteen. The Boss teamed up with Jack Antonoff and Bleachers for “chinatown,” which debuted at No. 15 this week.

Madison returned this week and so did Gus Dapperton to the Alt18 with “Post Humorous” (something she noted herself). Clairo is also back with “Sofia.”

Paris Jackson — yes, Michael’s daughter — joins the countdown at No. 18 with “Let Down.” Billie Eilish climbed one with “There I Am” after appearing on AltNation for an interview and performance, including a cover of The Beatles, “Something.” Her brother Finneas didn’t fare as well. His “Can’t Wait to Be Dead” dropped off, along with “Guillotine” by Mansionair and NoMBe and “Our Song” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

The Countdown also said goodbye to Cannons and “Fire For You” after 16 weeks on the Alt18.

Former Alt18 song “Monsters” by All Time Low featuring Blackbear finished its 12th week as the most-played alternative song on the Billboard alternative charts dating back to Sept. 12, 2020. Checkout a new version of the song featuring Demi Lovato.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Dec. 5, 2020

18. Paris Jackson @parisjackson, Let Down – Republic Records (new)

17. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (-3) | Video | Loudwire | Death of an Optimist | DOAO the movie, 12/17/20 | Fifth week on the countdown

16. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed – Atlantic Records (same) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up? | Ladygunn | 21 weeks and counting on the Alt18

15. Bleachers/Bruce Springsteen @bleachersmusic @springsteenchinatown – RCA (new) | Billboard | Video

14. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (-2) | Official audio | Corden | Purple Disco Machine

13.  Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (-2) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

12. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-6) | Genius | Video | 30 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

11. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (-4) | 24 hours with | Fourth week on the countdown.

10. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (return) | Immunity | Wiki

9. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (return) | Video | Spin | Wiki | 16th week on the Alt18 this year for Post Humorous

8. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (-3) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals continue their perfect run through 2020. They’ve been on every countdown this year.

7. Cage the Elephant @cagetheelephantSkin and Bones RCA – (new) | ACL | Song from their 2019 album Social Cues

6. I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-5) | Video | Guitar World | Ninth week on the countdown

5.  Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (+1) | SNL

4. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records (-2) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 19 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves. The duo racked up 8.4 million listeners and 109.6 million streams on Spotify in 2020.

3. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (+1) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted.” She performed on AltNation this week.

2. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-6) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (same) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 28, 2020 | Mansionair/NoMBe, Finneas, Cage the Elephant and Rainbow Kitten Surprise join

Material boys Sir Sly

Running late this week with the holiday, but here’s the list with four new songs this week. Post Humorous by Gus Dapperton fell off the week Madison is on vacation. Coincidence? Justin Kade filled in ably.

Note: It was pointed out I dropped the “but” from “I Dont Know How But They Found Me.” That makes me a “but-head.” Corrected this week and I’m going back through previous lists to get things right. See a mistake? Let me know!

Thoughts on this week’s countdown? Post a comment or drop me a line.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 28, 2020

18. Mansionair/NoMBe @mansionair @NoMBeMusicGuillotineGlassnote Records / TH3RD BRAIN Records – (new) | Video | Mansionair and NoMBe’s first appearance on the Alt18 in 2020.

17. Rainbow Kitten Surprise @RKSBandOfficial Our Song – Elektra Records (new) | The Honey Pop | Genius

16. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed – Atlantic Records (+1) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up? | Ladygunn | 20 weeks and counting on the Alt18

15. Finneas @finneasCan’t Wait to Be Dead – AWAL – (new) | Wiki | NME | Finneas returns to the Alt18 after “Let’s Fall in Love” spent the first 10 weeks of 2020 on the countdown.

14. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen (-8) | Video | Loudwire | Fourth week on the countdown

13.  I Dont Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-5) | Video | Ninth week on the countdown

12. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (-10) | Official audio | Corden | Purple Disco Machine

11. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (+4) | Guitar.com | NYT | On the Run

10. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (-3) | Live | The Digital Fix | Top TV song | 16 weeks on the Alt18

9. Cage the Elephant @cagetheelephantSkin and Bones RCA – (new) | ACL | Song from their 2019 album Social Cues

8. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-4) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

7. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (+5) | 24 hours with | \Fourth week on the countdown.

6. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (+2) | Genius | Video | 29 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

5.  Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (same) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals continue their perfect run through 2020. They’ve been on every countdown this year.

4. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope (+8) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted”

3. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (-2) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

2. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+1) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 18 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves

1. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (+1) | SNL

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 21, 2020 | grandson jumps; Billie Eilish, Two Feet join; Bastille holds

Jordan Benjamin, aka grandson

Four new songs on the countdown this week, including new ones from Billie Eilish, Two Feet and Matt Maeson’s USERx project with Rozwell. The Backstreet Lovers return with “Kilby Girl” — not much of a surprise.

The turnover means “Visitor” by Of Monsters and Men, “Me No Evil” by Abhi the Nomad, “Bummerland” by AJR and “Better in College” by Robert DeLong and Ashe fell off. Of that group, DeLong/Ashe have the best chance of returning with their earworm.

grandson jumped 12 spots this week with “Dirty” and appears like a real threat to take the No. 1 spot from Bastille, though Billie is sure to move up and Foo Fighters seem like they’re on an inevitable rise from their No. 3 debut last week.

Full countdown below (with notes!) this week, plus the updated Spotify playlist.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 21, 2020

18. USERx@mattmaeson @officailrozwellWatermanAtlantic – (new) | Video | Virginia Pilot

17. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (same) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up? | 19 weeks and counting on the Alt18

16. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (-10) | Official audio

15. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (-6) | Guitar.com | NYT

14. Two Feet @TwoFeetMusic – Republic – Think I’m Crazy – (new) | Comeback | Two Feet’s second song the Alt18 this year. “You?” spent two weeks on the countdown in January.

13. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (-5) | Immunity

12. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luv – Kilby Girl – Mick – (same) | 24 hours with | Return to the #Alt18 after the former “Critical Cut” dropped off last week. Third week on the countdown.

11. Billie Eilish @billieeilishTherefore I Am – Interscope – (new) | Eilish’s third song on the #Alt18 this year along with “my future” and “everything i wanted”

10. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (same) | Video | Spin | Wiki | 15th week on the Alt18 this year for Post Humorous

9. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-2) | Genius | Video | 28 weeks on the Alt18 for Tame Impala this year

8.  I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (+8) | Video | Eighth week on the countdown and highest rank, so far

7. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (+7) | Live | The Digital Fix | 15 weeks on the Alt18

6. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen – (+12) | Video | Loudwire | Big jump for the song’s third week on the countdown

5.  Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records (-3) | James Corden | Open Source | Glass Animals continue their perfect run through 2020. They’ve been on every countdown this year.

4. Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (+1) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

3. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+1) | Wiki | American Songwriter | 17 weeks on the countdown this year for this song, plus Wolves

2. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (+1) | SNL

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA | Second week at No. 1 for the 2020 anthem

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 14, 2020 | Foo Fighters, Clairo with strong debuts; Bastille takes No. 1

It’s true, Kevin Parker.

Top 3 debut! Wow. Foo Fighters come out of nowhere to crash the Alt 18 Countdown this week. This upstart trio on an RCA imprint has a shot at lasting success.

Aside from the big debut from Grohl and Co, Clairo is the only other debut this week with Sofia. Beabadoobee and The Backseat Lovers clear out to make the room. I’d personally keep Kilby Girl on the list, but it could easily bounce back next week.

New No. 1 with ‘survivin’ from Bastille, something of an anthem for 2020. That means “Tangerine” ends its reign. Could also be the beginning of the end for Glass Animals on the countdown? They’ve been on every week this year.

This conversation is 5+ years old, but man, Royal Blood sound like Jack White. No problem with it, just can’t shake the comparison.

Wear your masks!

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 14, 2020

18. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen – (same) | Video | Loudwire | Seth Myers

17. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (-1) – Video | Insta | Idolator | Next up?

16.  I Don’t Know How They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-1) | Video

15. Abhi the Nomad @abhi_thenomadMe No Evil – Indie – (+2) | Texas Monthly | Abhi vs The Universe

14. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (-11) | Live | The Digital Fix

13. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie (-1) | Video | Signature hot sauce | Reddit | Ellen| Broadway

12. Of Monsters and Men @monstersandmenVisitorRepublic Records (-1) | Video

11. Robert DeLong/Ashe @DeLongMusic @AsheMusicBetter in College – (-4) | Top Shelf Music

10. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (same) | Video | Spin | Wiki

9. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (same) | Guitar.com | NYT

8. Clairo @clairoSofiaFader – (new) | Immunity

7. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (+6) | Genius | Video

6. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (same) | Official audio

5.  Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (same) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

4. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+5) | Wiki | American Songwriter

3. Foo Fighters @foofightersShame Shame – Roswell Records – (new) | SNL

2. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (same) | James Corden | Open Source

1. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCA

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Siriux XM Alt 18 Countdown of alternative music, Nov. 7, 2020 | Holly Humberstone, grandson, MISSIO make their moves

Holly Humberstone

AJR is a steady presence on the Alt18 reverse sequential alternative Countdown and they’re back this week with “Bummerland.” But did you hear about their new hot sauce, “Bang!”? It got me thinking about other products for Alt18 bands, like “Fire for You” matches from Cannons, “Feel the Sun” lamp to fight winter depression from MISSIO, or signature “Tangerine” from Glass Animals. In these trying times, these bands need to squeeze out every penny from their songs.

Grandson joins the Countdown at 18 with “Dirty,” a song certain to hang around for awhile on AltNation. Holly Humberstone, a Madison favorite, jumps to No. 9 with “Falling Asleep at the Wheel.” The 20-year-old from England is getting some serious press with profiles in the New York Times and a host of music journals and magazines, plus an appearance on Kimmel.

Robert DeLong and Ashe return to the countdown after debuting and then falling off the list with “Better in College,” which is a natural fit for a Coors Light commercial.

Missio jumps up to No. 4. Maybe they could get together in Austin with No. 17 Abhi the Nomad? I’d listen to whatever they did — even the Paw Patrol soundtrack.

“Identical” by Phoenix and the long-running No. 1 “My Own Soul’s Warning” by the Killers drop off the Countdown. Identical had been on the countdown since Aug. 29; MOSW since June 20.

And, Glass Animals hold at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week.

This week’s Spotify playlist

Alt18 Countdown – Nov. 7, 2020

18. grandson @grandsonDirtyFueled by Ramen – New | Video | Loudwire | Seth Myers

17. Abhi the Nomad @abhi_thenomadMe No Evil – Indie – (-10) | Texas Monthly | Abhi vs The Universe

16. Royal and the Serpent @royalandtheserp – Overwhelmed –  Atlantic Records (-11) – Video | Insta | Idolator

15. I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @iDKHowLeave Me AloneFearless Records (-1) | Video

14. Beabadoobee @beabad00bee – CareDirty Hit (+1) | Variety | Wiki | 21 under 21

13. Tame Impala @tameimpalaIs It True – Interscope Records (-3) | Genius | Video

12. AJR @AJRBrothers – Bummerland – Indie (-1) | Video | Signature hot sauce | Reddit | Ellen| Broadway |

11. Of Monsters and Men @monstersandmenVisitorRepublic Records (+2) | Video

10. Gus Dapperton @GusDapperton – Post Humorous – AWAL (+6) | Video | Spin | Wiki

9. Holly Humberstone @HolHumberstoneFalling Asleep at the WheelCloser Artists (+9) | Guitar.com | NYT

8. The Backseat Lovers @backseat_luvKilby Girl Mick – (same) | 24 hours with

7. Robert DeLong/Ashe @DeLongMusic @AsheMusicBetter in College – (return) | Top Shelf Music

6. Royal Blood @royalbloodukTrouble’s Coming – Warner Brother (+6) | Official audio

5.  Sir Sly @SirSlyMaterial BoyInterscope Records (-3) | Lyrics | Wiki | Landon Jacobs | Variance

4. MISSIO @MissionMusicCan You Feel the Sun – RCA Records – (+5) | Wiki | American Songwriter

3. Cannons @Cannonstheband – Fire For You – AntiFragile Music (+1) | Live | The Digital Fix

2. Bastillesurvivin’ Republic Records (+1) | Video | Wiki | Simon Pegg | ASCAP

1. Glass Animals @GlassAnimalsTangerineRepublic Records – (same) | James Corden