Tomorrow is Australia Day, so you know what that means — it’s the day we finally fire up our BBQ, fill up our esky and argue about the results of Triple J’s Hottest 100.
Now that all 2,094,350 votes have been counted, Triple J have started teasing the results, offering up these tasty tidbits…
- Australian artists make up 54 per cent of the Hottest 100
- 26 artists will be making their Hottest 100 debut
- More than 16,000 songs were voted for
- The average BPM (beats per minute) of this year’s Hottest 100 is 123, an increase from the average BPMs of 121 in 2014 and 116 in 2013
… which are all very well and good, but don’t get us any closer to figuring out who’s actually going to run the table.
There are plenty of predictions out there, however, and if you’re going to bet money on the winner (a trend Triple J itself has condemned) it looks like the bookies’ favourites are Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s Lean On.
Triple J breakfast host Matt Okine told us that Jarryd James’ Do You Remember is his pick to win, although it’d certainly shock the bookies if that prediction came true.
Ed Pitt, a uni student with way too much time on his hands, has made the guessing game easier by compiling The Tepid 100, his prediction of the top 100 tracks based on social media posts.
Pitt tracked the hashtag #Hottest100 on Instagram and entered the ballots that were made public into a spreadsheet.
“Sadly, Triple J has cracked down on sharing notes via social media,” he explains in The Tepid 100’s FAQ. “But thankfully, thousands have taken to Instagram, sharing their votes (as pictures) there.”
In 2013, a similar technique was used to create the Warmest 100, which successfully predicted that Vance Joy’s Riptide would top the countdown.
Pitt had access to 2,064 ballots to create the Tepid 100, roughly 300 more than the Warmest 100 used, meaning there’s an even better chance that Pitt’s list is bang on the money.
If you want to impress your friends with your knowledge of contemporary bangers, here’s what Ed’s predicting will top this year’s Hottest 100.
The Tepid 100 Top 25
- Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
- The Rubens – Hoops
- Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
- Violent Soho – Like Soda
- Tame Impala – Let It Happen
- Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ – Lean On
- Hermitude feat. Mataya & Young Tapz – The Buzz
- Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us
- Disclosure feat. Lorde – Magnets
- Meg Mac – Never Be
- Gang of Youths – Magnolia
- Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
- Jarryd James – Do You Remember
- The Weeknd – The Hills
- Vallis Alps – Young
- The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
- RÜFÜS – You Were Right
- Foals – Mountain At My Gates
- Drake – Hotline Bling
- DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle
- Jamie xx feat. Romy – Loud Places
- Jamie xx feat. Young Thud & Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
- Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood
- The Wombats – Greek Tragedy
- SAFIA – Embracing Me
What do you think will win the Hottest 100? Make your prediction public in the comments below!