Alt18 Countdown Rewind 7/13/13: Atlas Genius, Bastille and Lorde all on the list

Atlas Genius in 2013

Eight years ago, Atlas Genius led the Alt18 Countdown with “If So.” The song spent three of four weeks at No. 1 before giving way to Bastille and “Pompeii.”

Daft Punk and “Get Lucky” dropped off the Alt18 this week even as it went on to “song of the summer” status. The 1975 and “Chocolate” also dropped off, and never got higher than No. 6 on the Alt18. I would have guessed it reached No. 1.

Smallpools and “Dreaming” did hit No. 1 on the Alt18 — in October 2013.

What happened to Ms Mr? “Hurricane” was a big song and made the year-end Alt36 for 2013, but the duo only put out one more album and went on hiatus in 2017.

Kodaline continues to release music, but hasn’t recaptured the success of “All I Want.” And The Ceremonies had a great song with “Land of Gathering,” but the brother band couldn’t build on the hit.

Lorde appears here with “Royals” and is on the current Alt18 with “Solar Power.” Bastille is the other current crossover with “Distorted Light Beam.”

Alt18 Countdown – July 13, 2013

1. Atlas Genius – If So

2. Bastille – Pompeii

3. Kodaline – All I Want

4. Grouplove – Ways to Go

5. Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile

6. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

7. Phoenix – Trying to be Cool

8. Smallpools – Dreaming

9. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

10. Ms Mr – Hurricane

11. AWOLNATION – Thiskidsnotalright

12. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action

13. Local Natives – Heavy Feet

14. Fitz & The Tantrums – Out of My League

15. Foals – My Number

16. The Ceremonies – Land of Gathering

17. Avicii/Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up

18. Lorde – Royals


Alt18 Rewind, 6/5/2010: Vampire Weekend gives up the gun; Black Keys, Silversun Pickups on the countdown

The Heavy were No. 2 on 6/5/11 Alt18 Countdown.

Vampire Weekend led the Alt18 Countdown 11 years ago this week.

The indie darlings hit No. 1 with “Giving Up the Gun,” a song that spent six years on top of the Alt18 before giving way to The Black Keys’ “Tighten Up.” It replaced the Silversun Pickups’ “The Royal We.”

Other notable songs: The Heavy reached No. 2 with “How You Like Me Now?”, while Cage the Elephant, Muse, The Dead Weather and LCD Soundsystem make appearances.

Lesser known songs (at least to me) from A Silent Film, Civil Twilight, Semi-Precious Weapons and The Constellations round out the countdown.

Here’s the full countdown. Special thanks to Doug Dollison for sharing the countdown.

Find the current Alt18 Countdown here.

Alt18 Countdown, June 5, 2010

1. Vampire Weekend- Giving Up the Gun

2. The Heavy- How You Like Me Now?

3. Black Keys- Tighten Up

4. Cage the Elephant- In One Ear

5. Muse- Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)

6. Stone Temple Pilots- Between the Lines

7. Silversun Pickups- The Royal We

8. A Silent Film- You Will Leave a Mark

9. New Politics- Yeah Yeah Yeah

10. Civil Twilight- Letters From the Sky

11. The Dead Weather- Die By the Drop

12. LCD Soundsystem- Drunk Girls

13. The Constellations- Felicia 

14. The Gaslight Anthem- American Slang

15. Gorillaz- Rhinestone Eyes

16. The Futureheads- Heartbeat Song

17. Two Door Cinema Club- I Can Talk

18. Semi-Precious Weapons- Semi-Precious Weapons

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