How did the Hottest 100 go this year?

How did the Hottest 100 go this year?

Once again, the nation gathered to find out our favourite choons.And once again, it was a surprising mix of tracks, including heeeeeaps ofAussie acts (66 of them, to be specific).

Triple J’s Hottest 100 is one of Australia’s annual unifyingtraditions, especially now it’s not on January 26 anymore. It brings together musicfans, barbecue fans and old people who wanna whinge that they don’t recognise anyof these songs and what happened to real music and who’s doing thisPowderfinger cover?!

(It was ASTAR fave Thelma Plum making everyone burst into tears at #92.)

On that note, this year set a new record for songs featuringIndigenous artists, with Thelma, Sycco, Birdz, Beddy Rays and The Kid Laroi (hegot two entries).

So what did we learn about what Australia likes to listen tothis year?

Well, apparently we can’t get enough Lime Cordiale. The Sydney-basedbrothers scored five entries – which is a lot, considering Banoffee didn’t evenget one. Absolutely dudded. And where was E^ST? Confidence Man? StellaDonnelly?

Okay, enough whinging. *ahem* After Lime Cordiale, SpaceyJane had the next most entries, with four… including in thenumber-two slot.

But even though Aussies dominated the top 10, the crown wastaken by British act Glass Animals, with Heat Waves. Appropriate on a dayso many of us were lounging in inflatable pools in the backyard.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Hottest 100 without at least one novelty song. In the distant past we’ve voted up tracks like 6.66 (1/100th of the Number of the Beast) and You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man, and this year it was Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (via Mashd N Kutcher) with Get On The Beers…


Thelma Plum: taking absolutely no prisoners

The Gamilaraay singer is not here for your bullsh*t. She was everywhere last year with Better in Blak, a propulsive album that’s as perfect for getting fired up over racial inequality and bad allies as it is for powering through a to-do list. But where did Thelma Plum come from? She’s been around for aaaaages…

Adrian Eagle: fighting demons with positivity

Adrian Eagle: fighting demons with positivity

And the voice of an angel. Some songwriters go for obscure and hidden meanings, forcing you to work hard to see what they’re talking about. Thankfully there are talents like Adrian Eagle in the world, writing clear and honest lyrics that’ll get you right in the heart, gut and – most importantly – feet. We’re…

What does the Hottest 100 of the Decade say about music?

What does the Hottest 100 of the Decade say about music?

We’ve had some time to think about the results and… look. It turns out a decade is a really long time. Voting in this thing was like scrolling through alllll the photos you’ve ever taken on your phone, then hauling out a dusty old album with actual photos in it. Who knew Pumped Up Kicks…