The Alt8 Results 1/6/2018

Here are the results for the Alt8 Countdown for week 1 of 2018, featuring the top 8 songs requested and/or voted by listeners of Alt Nation on SiriusXM. This week’s countdown was hosted by Regan (@altregan).

This is the first Alt8 Countdown of 2018! All results have been reset for the new year.

Be sure to check out Songs to Know 1/5/2018, the future of the Alt8 Countdown.

Debuting in the Top 8 (Date is when song was added to regular rotation):

8Manchester Orchestra - The Moth12/12/2017
5The Wombats - Turn (12/8) ¹12/12/2017
¹ Song first heard on Advanced Placement (date in parenthesis).

Leaving the Top 8:
Mansionair - Astronaut (Something About Your Love)1 week in 2016
Two Feet - Go Fuck Yourself1 week in 2016
Bastille - World Gone Mad4 weeks in 2016
Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort5 weeks in 2016

Here are the results for this week’s countdown. Click on iTunes to buy or Apple Music to stream (subscription required). Complete results Playlist available for members on Spotify and Apple Music.

8 / NEWManchester Orchestra - The Moth
7 / -MISSIO - Everybody Gets High
6 / -Portugal. The Man - Live in the Moment
5 / NEWThe Wombats - Turn
4 / -AJR - Sober Up (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
3 / -St. Vincent - Los Ageless
2 / -lovelytheband - Broken
1 / -Foster the People - Sit Next to Me


Foster the People - Sit Next to Me is the first #1 song of 2018. It had previously appeared on the Alt(1)8 in 2016 for 13 weeks.


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6 Responses to The Alt8 Results 1/6/2018

  1. Doug Bonar January 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    it’s awesome that the arcade fire is no. 1 on the alt 18 thisw week.

    • greenmonkeysfan January 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

      Foster the People was #1 not Arcade Fire

  2. greenmonkeysfan January 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    (It’s Bailey from the old blog now coming over here to contribute 9-18 as well as some notes.

    Adding 9-18
    9. Nothing but Thieves-Sorry
    10. Sir Sly-&Run
    11. Arcade Fire-Creature Comfort
    12. Beck-Up All Night
    13. Walk the Moon-One Foot
    14. K.Flay-Giver
    15. The Killers-Run For Cover
    16. Kimbra-Top of the World
    17. Mansionair-Astronaut (Something About Your Love)
    18. The Neighbourhood-Scary Love

    The first countdown of 2018 was bizarre. If I’m not mistaking, Sit Next to Me was not on the Alt-8 on the final 2017 Edition and Creature Comfort was the #1. Now it is the other way around. This might be a crazy year ahead for Alt Nation.

    Rooting for Lovelytheband and St. Vincent to go #1.

  3. cyberd24 January 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm #

    I’m a annual member and that say “to access this post, you must purchase Lifetime Member or Annual Member”. Please adjust this from this post and other if not, i will cancel my membership.

  4. Mark Haines January 9, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

    I enjoyed visiting your web site when it was free. Thanks for that. Now that you are charging fees, I will find some other place to find the list

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