Alternative Sub-Genres and Another Retro Countdown Playlist


Enjoy this month’s retro countdown, this time my favorite tunes from this week in 2009. At this moment in time there was a  varied mix of Alternative, Rock, Country and Christian on my chart. Not a lot of the big Pop from the day (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney,  Black-Eyed Peas, Beyonce) on my chart at the time. The big artists of the the day for me were Shinedown, Adam Lambert, Muse and Keith Urban. It was also the beginning of Glee and the first appearance on my chart by one of my favorite bands of the last 10 years, Manic Bloom.

Below are the top 10’s from all the Alternative and AAA sub-genres

The Full charts are available here

Electro/Alt Pop

new       1              BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted

4              2              COLDPLAY           Orphans

1              3              TONES AND I      Dance Monkey

new       4              INCUBUS             Into The Summer

49           5              TAME IMPALA   It Might Be Time

3              6              WHITE REAPER  Might Be Right

2              7              GRIMES & i_o    Violence

28           8              CAROLINE POLACHEK     So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings

new       9              NEON TREES       Used To Like

8              10           BILLIE EILISH       All The Good Girls Go To Hell


Alt Rock

1              1              FOALS   The Runner

6              2              JIMMY EAT WORLD         All The Way (Stay)

2              3              GREEN DAY         Father Of All

58           4              TWIN ATLANTIC Novocaine

3              5              WEEZER                The End Of The Game

10           6              SIMPLE PLAN, STATE CHAMPS & WE THE KINGS Where I Belong

5              7              BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)

52           8              DESERT SESSIONS (JOSH HOMME & MIKE KERR) Crucifire

25           9              THE BLUE STONES            Shakin’ Off The Rust

31           10           THE PALE WHITE               Swim For Your Life



new       1              FKA TWIGS          Sad Day

3              2              CIGARETTES AFTER SEX  Heavenly

new       3              LAPSLEY               My Love Was Like The Rain

5              4              ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS          Just Exist

9              5              ANGEL OLSEN    All Mirrors

36           6              CLIPPING             Nothing Is Safe

new       7              HOLY FUCK f/ ALEXIS TAYLOR      Luxe

1              8              BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD     Sunglasses

new       9              AGNES OBEL       Island Of Doom

new       10           ANNA MEREDITH             Inhale Exhale


Adult Leaning Alternative

3              1              COLDPLAY           Orphans

18           2              COLDPLAY           Arabesque

24           3              JIMMY EAT WORLD         All The Way (Stay)

2              4              WHITE REAPER  Might Be Right

19           5              SAINT MOTEL     Van Horn

new       6              CARIBOU             Home

23           7              MUMFORD & SONS        Blind Leading The Blind

1              8              SAM FENDER      Will We Talk?

25           9              BROKEN BELLS   Good Luck

6              10           REX ORANGE COUNTY   10/10.



7              1              MUMFORD & SONS        Blind Leading The Blind

new       2              HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH             Hold On

2              3              MAREN MORRIS f/ HOZIER           The Bones

1              4              STURGILL SIMPSON        Sing Along

14           5              TONI CORNELL   Far Away Places

3              6              JEFF LYNNE’S ELO             From Out Of Nowhere

new       7              HAIM    Hallelujah

15           8              SHERYL CROW f/ CHRIS STAPLETON         Tell Me When It’s Over

6              9              THE GLORIOUS SONS     Pink Motel

new       10           MAGGIE ROGERS             Love You For A Long Time


Retro Soul

1              1              FREYA RIDINGS Castles

2              2              HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS             Her Love Is Killin’ Me

3              3              MICHAEL KIWANUKA     Hero

new       4              KANYE WEST      Follow God

new       5              JESSIE WARE       Mirage (Don’t Stop)

new       6              GANG STARR f/ J. COLE  Family And Loyalty

new       7              ALICIA KEYS        Time Machine

6              8              MICHAEL KIWANUKA     You Ain’t The Problem

new       9              MAGGIE ROGERS             Love You For A Long Time

new       10           DJ SHADOW & DE LA SOUL           Rocket Fuel


Alternative Hip Hop

1              FKA TWIGS          Sad Day

2              SLOWTHAI f/ DENZEL CURRY       Psycho

3              BROCKHAMPTON            No Halo

4              CLIPPING             Nothing Is Safe

5              CLIPPING             Blood Of The Fang

6              JPEGMAFIA        Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot

7              FKA TWIGS          Home With You

8              FKA TWIGS f/ FUTURE    Holy Terrain

9              DJ SHADOW       Urgent, Important, Please read

10           EMOTIONAL ORANGES  Don’t Be Lazy

By: Radio Tim 
Dec 21, 2019