It’s always interesting when Madison goes on vacation. A week after the Alt18 Countdown saw pretty significant changes with host Madison out, it snapped back with seven new or returning songs joining the weekly alt chart.
But let’s start at the top, where we have a new No. 1. Milky Chance’s catchy “Colorado” swaps spots with Bastille’s “Distorted Light Beam” to become the 10th song to take the top spot on the countdown in 2021.
Måneskin held at No. 3, CHVRCHES cruised up to No. 4 with “Good Girl,” and Twenty One Pilots rounded out the Top 5 with “The Outside.”
Now things get a little topsy-turvy. “Elegant Stranger” by Atlas Genius dropped off after hitting No. 5 last week, while Saint Motel returned at No. 6 after “It’s All Happening” dropped off the countdown last week. It seems to have replaced Vance Joy and “Missing Piece,” which fell off the countdown, as did The Happy Fits and “Another Try.”
Manchester Orchestra’s “Telepath” reached No. 8. It’s also the People’s Champ Song of the Week, as voted by the Finding Alt18 Discord (join here!).
The Foo Fighters, SEB, Arrested Youth, and Sir Sly fell off the countdown. The Killers returned and The Marias moved up to No. 11 with “Hush.”
Want to see how I knew “Colorado” is the 10th new No. 1? Check out our community spreadsheet here.
Alt18 Countdown, 9/11/21
18. Joywave, Every Window is a Mirror | New
17. Cannons, Bad Dream
16. All Time Low (feat. Pale Waves), PMA | New
15. grandson (w/ Jesse Reyez), Rain | New
14. Imagine Dragons, Wrecked | -5
13. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin
12. Cold War Kids, What You Say
11. The Marias, Hush | (new)
10. The Killers, Sleepwalker
9. Walk the Moon, Can You Handle My Love??
7. Bleachers, Stop Making this Hurt
5. Twenty One Pilots, The Outside
4. CHVRCHES, Good Girls
3. Måneskin, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE
2. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam
You can find many of these songs, and other alt-pop hits and classics, on my new Spotify playlist, AltCharts.
See last week’s countdown here.
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