After taking the third spot in the Alt 18 countdown last week with Paris, Magic Man hits number one this time around. Big Data’s Dangerous hangs tight at number two, but Foster the People’s Coming of Age drops down to number three this week. Grouplove’s Shark Attack slowly and stealthily creeps up the countdown, going from the fifth to the fourth slot this week, and the Arctic Monkeys follow suit with Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Be sure to check out who else made the cut below!

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18. Blondfire – “Young Heart”
17. The Strypes – “What A Shame”
16. Coldplay – “Magic”
15. Bad Suns – “Cardiac Arrest”
14. Broods – “Bridges”
13. The Black Keys – “Fever”
12. Bleachers – “I Wanna Get Better”
11. Cage The Elephant – “Take It Or Leave It”
10. Kaiser Chiefs – “Coming Home”
9. Manchester Orchestra – “Top Notch”
8. Sleeper Agent – “Waves”
7. Bastille – “Bad Blood”
6. Bear Hands – “Giants”
5. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
4. Grouplove – “Shark Attack”
3. Foster The People – “Coming Of Age”
2. Big Data – “Dangerous”
1. Magic Man – “Paris”

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