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COUNTDOWNS, ENTERTAINMENT

Best of 2013: Alt Nation’s Alt36 countdown

January 1, 2014

It’s been a year of heavy-hitters on Alt Nation‘s airwaves. From songs that had you air-guitarring (come on, admit it!), to tunes that you just couldn’t get out of your head, there was a little bit of it all in 2013. In hopes of gathering up your ultimate hits of the year, Alt Nation has created an end-of-year list of epic proportions. Want to know who made the cut at the top of the alternative rock charts? Get those air guitars ready and check out the Alt36 list below.

To get you rockin’ out, here are your 2013 champs, Bastille, with their super-catchy Pompeii. The Brit band recently stopped by the Alt Nation studios for an exclusive session where they performed some of their latest hits.

1. Bastille, “Pompeii”
2. Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”
3. Atlas Genius, “If So”
4. Neighbourhood, “Afraid”
5. Chvrches, “The Mother We Share”
6. Passion Pit, “Carried Away”
7. Capital Cities, “Safe & Sound”
8. Cage The Elephant, “Come A Little Closer”
9. The Mowgli’s, “San Francisco”
10. Lorde, “Team”
11. American Authors, “Believer”
12. Grouplove, “Ways To Go”
13 . Dan Croll, “From Nowhere”
14. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
15. Bad Books, “Forest Whitaker”
16. Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”
17. Wild Cub, “Thunder Clatter”
18. Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know”
19. Smallpools, “Dreaming”
20. Phoenix, “Trying To Be Cool”
21. Lorde, “Royals
22. Neighbourhood, “Sweater Weather”
23. The 1975, “Chocolate”
24. Vampire Weekend, “Unbelievers”
25. Fitz & The Tantrums, “Out Of My League”
26. MUSE, “Panic Station”
27. New Politics, “Harlem”
28. MS MR, “Hurricane”
29. Kings Of Leon, “Supersoaker”
30. Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”
31. Cold War Kids, “Miracle Mile”
32. Alt-J, “Breezblocks”
33. Manchester Orchestra w/Grouplove, “Make It To Me”
34. Phoenix, “Entertainment”
35. American Authors, “Best Day Of My Life”
36. Two Door Cinema Club, “Changing Of The Seasons”