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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, 7/10/21: 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.

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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, 6/26/21: Lorde, Bastille join; Glass Animals still No. 1

OCTAVIO the Dweeb

Another week with turnover on the Alt18 Countdown. Seven songs dropped off, though Twenty One Pilots simply swapped in “Saturday” for “Shy Away” and The Neighbourhood is back with “Stargazing” after a week off.

Bastille brought a new song, “Distorted Light Beam,” and Lorde’s “Solar Power” also joined the Alt18.

To make room for the changes, here’s who dropped out:

  • Vance Joy, Missing Piece
  • Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin
  • Coldplay, Higher Power
  • Saint Motel, It’s All Happening
  • Blu DeTiger, Vintage
  • Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth
  • Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away

Glass Animals spent another week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” while Modest Mouse lingers with “We Are Between.”

Here’s the full countdown for the week. Follow the Spotify playlist below for related songs, and join the Discord to chat with like-minded music fans.

Alt18 Countdown, 6/26/21

18. Bastille, Distorted Light Beam | (new)

17. Black Pumas, Colors | (-12)

16. Lorde, Solar Power | (new)

15. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (+1)

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

13. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (return)

12. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (return)

11. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (+7)

10. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (+1)

9. Cannons, Bad Dream | (return)

8. Twenty One Pilots, Saturday | (new)

7. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said | (-3)

6. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (-1)

5. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (-2)

4. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (+2)

3. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+9)

2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)

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, 6/19/21: Modest Mouse and Sir Sly lurk, but Glass Animals hold No. 1

Saint Motel (Photo/Atlantic Records/Jabari)

Topsy-turvy week on the Alt18 Countdown with seven new or returning songs joining the list and knocking off a stalwart of 2021. No change at the top, though.

New Alt18 bands this week include: OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Vance Joy, and Holly Humberstone. Returning from past countdowns include: Joywave, Briston Maroney, Coldplay, and Saint Motel.

All of those additions kicked off Joywave and “After Coffee,” Alice Merton and “Vertigo,” Billie Eilish and “Your Power,” The Band CAMINO and “1 Last Cigarette,” Cannons and “Bad Dream,” and The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing.”

This is the first countdown without “Stargazing” in nearly 6 months. The Neighbourhood anthem joined the Alt18 on Jan. 23 and spent time at No. 1.

Glass Animals repeat this week at No. 1 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

Alt18 Countdown, 6/19/21

18. OCTAVIO the Dweeb, Someday I’ll Be Happy | (new)

17. Vance Joy, Missing Piece | (new)

16. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (return)

15. Holly Humberstone, The Walls Are Way Too Thin | (new)

14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)

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

12. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (return)

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

10. Beabadoobee, Last Day on Earth | (+8)

9. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-2)

8. girl in red, Serotonin | (-3)

7. Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt | (+3)

6. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-4)

5. Black Pumas, Colors | (-1)

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

3. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure | (+6)

2. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+1)

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.

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 6/5/21: Glass Animals ‘Coast’ to No. 1; Briston Maroney joins; Black Pumas in Top 5

Glass Animals are No. 1 again.

After spending 51 of 52 weeks in 2020 on the Alt18 Countdown including several weeks at No. 1, they’re back on top with “Space Ghost Coast To Coast.” They replace “Bed Head” by Manchester Orchestra, which fell to No. 2. Twenty One Pilots is No. 3 with “Shy Away.”

Kade filled in for Madison this week and brought a bunch of turnover with him.

Songs leaving this week could make. the core of a solid Alt18 on their own:

  • The Maine, Sticky
  • Bleachers, Stop Making This Hurt
  • Royal Blood, Typhoons
  • Alice Merton, Vertigo
  • Billie Eilish, Your Power
  • Weezer/AJR, All My Favorite Songs

You could add in Still Woozy’s “Rocky,” which Kade said was No. 19 this week.

New to the countdown:

Briston Maroney and Bottle Rocket, which has ties to Manchester Orchestra.

Saint Motel also cracks the Alt18 with “It’s Happening.”

Cannons are back with “Bad Dream,” as is Sir Sly with “Welcomes the Pressure,” Coldplay and “Higher Power,” and Twin XL’s “Slow Heart.”

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

Alt18 Countdown, 6/5/21

18. Briston Maroney, Bottle Rocket | (new)

17. Cannons, Bad Dream | (new)

16. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (-5)

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

14. Coldplay, Higher Power | (return)

13. Saint Motel, It’s Happening | (new)

12. Joywave, After Coffee | (+1)

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

10. Twin XL, Slow Heart | (return)

9. girl in red, Serotonin | (-5)

8. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (+4)

7. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (+1)

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

5. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (+2)

4. Black Pumas, Colors | (+6)

3. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-1)

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (-1)

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

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, 5/29/21: Manchester Orchestra swaps with Twenty One Pilots; Billie Eilish jumps

The Maine

We have a change at the top of the Alt18 Countdown — sort of.

Manchester Orchestra and “Bed Head” took back No. 1 on the Alt18 from Twenty One Pilots and “Shy Away,” which dropped to No. 2. Glass Animals held at No. 3 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

Four songs joined the countdown this week. “Sticky” by The Maine is the one new song at No. 18, while “Typhoons” from Royal Blood, “After Coffee” by Joywave, and “Colors” by Black Pumas all returned to the countdown.

Among those dropping off? “Hold Me Down” by The Happy Fits, which has been a fixture on the Alt18 since Jan. 30. Sir Sly’s “Welcomes the Pressure,” SHAED and Two Foot’s “Part-Time Psycho,” and Still Woozy’s “Rocky.”

The two biggest climbers this week: Billie Eilish and the Weezer/AJR combo both jumped seven spots with “Your Power” and “All My Favorite Songs.”

Alt18 Countdown, 5/29/21

18. The Maine, Sticky | (new)

17. Bleachers, Stop Making this Hurt | (-5)

16. Royal Blood, Typhoons | (return)

15. Alice Merton, Vertigo | (same)

14. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime | (-4)

13. Joywave, After Coffee | (return)

12. Modest Mouse, We Are Between | (-4)

11. Blu DeTiger, Vintage | (same)

10. Black Pumas, Colors | (return)

9. Billie Eilish, Your Power | (+7)

8. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | (-3)

7. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette | (-3)

6. Weezer/AJR, All My Favorite Songs | (+7)

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

4. girl in red, Serotonin | (+2)

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

2. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away | (-1)

1. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head | (+1)

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.

5 Years Ago in Alt18 History

Here’s the Alt18 Countdown for 5/28/16 (thank you, Richard!). Fitz and the Tantrums had us all clapping our hands at No. 1, while RHCP, The Strokes, Mumford and blink all made appearances. I’d forgotten The Struts “Kiss This.

Alt18 Countdown, 5/28/16

1 Fitz and the Tantrums- Handclap

2 The Struts- Kiss This

3 Pop Etc.- What Am I Becoming

4 Red Hot Chili Peppers- Dark Necessities

5 Bishop Briggs- River

6 Young the Giant- Something To Believe In 

7 The Lumineers- Ophelia

8 blink-182- Bored to Death

9 Mumford and Sons- There Will Be Time

10 M83- Go!

11 Finish Ticket- Color

12 Catfish and the Bottlemen- Soundcheck

13 Glass Animals- Life Itself

14 The Strumbellas- Spirits

15 KONGOS- Take It From Me

16 The Strokes- Oblivius

17 Matt & Kim- Haunting Me

18 Nothing But Thieves- Wake Up Call

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Alt18 Countdown on Sirius XM, 5/22/21: Twenty One Pilots holds; Sir Sly and Bleachers join; Modest Mouse on the move

Shaed

Five new songs hit the Alt18 Countdown this week knocking of heavy-hitters Imagine Dragons and Coldplay among others. Nothing changed at the top, though.

Twenty One Pilots and “Shy Away” held No. 1 for the third straight followed by Manchester Orchestra and “Bed Head.” Glass Animals reached No. 3 with “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” and The Band CAMINO is stalking the top spot with “1 Last Cigarette.” The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing” round out the Top 5.

Modest Mouse made the biggest jump of the week, moving from 18 to 8 with “We Are Between.”

My first time through the countdown this weekend I skipped Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs” at No. 13. Good thing I listened again. They played a Weezer/AJR version that’s pretty good. Check it out here.

Bleachers are back on the countdown with “Stop Making This Hurt,” while, as predicted, Sir Sly is ready for another climb up the Alt18 with “Welcome the Pressures.”

Alice Merton made a well-deserved return with “Vertigo.”

SHAED and Two Feet return to No. 17 with Part Time Psycho. I love SHAED literally saying hi to the flower beds in this song. Interesting note on SHAED’s name: It comes from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicles. Not to get too nerdy, but this article says it came from “Name of the Wind,” but the shaed in the fantasy series is introduced in book 2, “Wise Man’s Fear.” If anyone knows different, let me know!

Along with Imagine Dragons and Coldplay, Black Pumas (my vote this week), Joywave, and KennyHoopla dropped off this week.

10 Years Ago in Alt18 History

Here’s the Alt18 Countdown for 5/21/11 (thank you, Richard!). Death Cab for Cutie was on a 6-week run at No. 1 with “You Are a Tourist, while Grouplove lie in wait with “Colours,” which would eventually take the top spot. Check out the Beastie Boys at No. 5 with “Make Some Noise.”

  1. Death Cab For Cutie- You Are a Tourist
  2. The Naked and Famous- Young Blood
  3. Airborne Toxic Event- Changing
  4. Manchester Orchestra- April Fool
  5. Beastie Boys- Make Some Noise
  6. Two Door Cinema Club- What You Know
  7. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi/Jack White- Two Against One
  8. Young the Giant- My Body
  9. Incubus- Adolescents 
  10. The Last Royals- Crystal Vases
  11. The Strokes- Under Cover of Darkness
  12. Arcade Fire- Month of May 
  13. Cage the Elephant- Around My Head
  14. Grouplove- Colours
  15. Foster the People- Pumped Up Kicks
  16. Yuck- Get Away
  17. Foo Fighters- Rope
  18. Joy Formidable- Whirring

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Alt18 Countdown, 5/22/21

18. Sir Sly, Welcomes the Pressure

17. Shaed/Two Feet, Part Time Psycho

16. Billie Eilish, Your Power

15. Alice Merton, Vertigo

14. Still Woozy, Rocky

13. Weezer/AJR, All My Favorite Song

12. Bleachers, Stop Making this Hurt

11. Blu DeTiger, Vintage

10. All Time Low, Once in a Lifetime

9. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down

8. Modest Mouse, We Are Between

7. CHVRCHES, He Said, She Said

6. girl in red, serotonin

5. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing

4. The Band CAMINO, 1 Last Cigarette

3. Glass Animals, Space Ghost Coast to Coast

2. Manchester Orchestra, Bed Head

1. Twenty One Pilots, Shy Away

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Everything to know about ‘Shy Away’ by Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots released “Shy Away” on April 7, 2021 as the first single off of their sixth album “Scaled and Icy.” It debuted at No. 15 on SiriusXM’s Alt18 Countdown on April 10, 2021, jumped to No. 2 the next week and reached No. 1 on May 8, 2021. Fueled by Ramen released the song.

Tyler Joseph told the BBC he wrote the song for his younger brother. It started as a tutorial in the recording studio and grew into advice for his sibling. It also includes unintentional background vocals from Joseph’s 1-year-old daughter at the start of the song, which is one example of the pandemic’s influence on the band’s creative process. Joseph and bandmate Josh Dun worked remotely with Joseph doing the writing and producing and Dun providing drum tracks.

The track is being well received.

Tyler Golsen in Far Out rated the album a 7.6 out of 10 and applauded the group for continuing in the vein of 2020’s “Level of Concern,” another Alt18 No. 1 song. Michael Davies in the Harvard Crimson called the song a “litmus test” for the band’s move to “upbeat, electronic pop style.”

Twenty One Pilots “Shy Away” debuted at No. 20 on Billboard’s US alternative chart and hit No. 1 on May 1, 2021. It’s in the Top 100 on charts around the world.

Credits

Songwriter: Tyler Joseph

Producer: Tyler Joseph

Record label: Fueled by Ramen

Lyrics

When I get home
You better not be there, we’re placing bets you won’t
Shed your modesty
And the only thing to leave behind is your own skin
On the floor

Don’t you shy away
Manifest a ceiling when you shy away
Searching for that feeling
Just like an “I love you” (ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote, that’s never heard
Don’t you (sh)When you get home
You barely recognize the pictures they put in a frame
‘Cause you shed your modesty
Don’t circle the track
Take what you have
And leave your skin on the floor

Don’t you shy away
Manifest a ceiling when you shy away
Searching for that feeling
Just like an “I love you” (ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote, that’s never heard

When I get home
Boy, you better not be there, you’re long gone
Shed your modesty
Don’t circle the track
Just break the cycle in half
And leave your skin on the floor

Don’t you shy away
Manifest a ceiling when you shy away
Searching for that feeling
Just like an “I love you” (ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote
That’s never heard
That’s never heard

And I love you
There isn’t words
Like a song he wrote
That’s never heard
Don’t you shy away

Official Video

Related Links

Shy Away – Wikipedia

Genius

Behind the scenes of the Shy Away video – Kerrang

Fastest run up Billboard’s Alternative chart

IMDB

Spotify

BBC