Triple J Hottest 100 (2012)

Triple J Hottest 100 (2012)

CONGRATULATIONS Australia! In the lead up to our national day today, also known as “Hottest 100 Day”, over 1.5 million of us answered the call to note our favourite tunes from the past 12 months, on the Triple J website.

It was the largest participation on record for the now world famous “Hottest 100” countdown, and resulted in a full day of music we all enjoyed while celebrating & partying in our own special way, throughout the day.

Alright, let’s get to the tunes, shall we?


100 Cough Cough Everything Everything
99 Bad Girls M.I.A.
98 Warrior [ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak] Kimbra
97 I’m Shakin’ Jack White
96 Clique Kanye West, Jay Z & Big Sean
95 Andy Last Dinosaurs
94 45 The Gaslight Anthem
93 Dance Bear Snakadaktal
92 Spiritus Lisa Mitchell
91 So Good Allday x C1
90 Sleep Alone Two Door Cinema Club
89 Maybe Tomorrow [ft. Lilian Blue] Chance Waters
88 Down The Road C2C
87 Chronicles Of A Fallen Love The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech
86 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey
85 Fineshrine Purity Ring
84 Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom Hilltop Hoods
83 She’s A Riot The Jungle Giants
82 Disparate Youth Santigold
81 Something Good alt-J
80 Super Rich Kids [ft. Earl Sweatshirt] Frank Ocean
79 Little Black Submarines The Black Keys
78 Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
77 Love Is All I Got Feed Me & Crystal Fighters
76 Heard It All Illy
75 Madness Muse
74 Simple Song The Shins
73 Draw A Crowd Ben Folds Five
72 All The Rowboats Regina Spektor
71 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar
70 Promises The Presets
69 Lonely Boy [Like A Version] Matt Corby
68 Silhouettes Avicii
67 On Top [ft. T-Shirt] Flume
66 The Best We Got The Rubens
65 Genesis Grimes
64 Tessellate alt-J
63 Wolf First Aid
62 Just What I Am [ft. King Chip] Kid Cudi
61 Caress Your Soul Sticky Fingers
60 Love Interruption Jack White
59 Love This Cosmo Jarvis
58 Babel Mumford & Sons
57 Float Away Seth Sentry
56 Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean
55 Internet Friends Knife Party
54 I Got Burned [ft. Tim Rogers] The Bamboos
53 Wild Things San Cisco
52 Ghosts The Presets
51 This Fire Birds of Tokyo
50 My Heart Is On Fire Asta
49 Brother [Like A Version] Thundamentals
48 Fred Astaire San Cisco
47 Mountain Sound Of Monsters & Men
46 Take A Walk Passion Pit
45 Young & Dumb [ft. Bertie Blackman] Chance Waters
44 Follow The Sun Xavier Rudd
43 Ho Hey The Lumineers
42 Hurricane MS MR
41 I Can Make You Love Me British India
40 R U Mine? Arctic Monkeys
39 Hold On Alabama Shakes
38 Oblivion Grimes
37 Sun Two Door Cinema Club
36 Paddling Out Miike Snow
35 Run Alone 360
34 Born To Die Lana Del Rey
33 Can’t Get Better Than This Parachute Youth
32 Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix] Florence + The Machine
31 Gasoline Alpine
30 Laura Bat For Lashes
29 Cherry Lips Loon Lake
28 Default Django Django
27 Surrender Ball Park Music
26 Dear Science Seth Sentry
25 Bangarang [ft. Sirah] Skrillex
24 I’m Into You Chet Faker
23 Coming Down Ball PArk Music
22 Trembling Hands The Temper Trap
21 Latch [ft. Sam Smith] Disclosure
20 Feel The Love [ft. John Newman] Rudimental
19 Angels The XX
18 HyperParadise [Flume Remix] Hermitude
17 Clair De Lune [ft. Christine Hoberg] Flight Facilities
16 Not Giving In [ft. John Newman & Alex Clare] Rudimental
15 Same Love [ft. Mary Lambert] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
14 I Love It [ft. Charli XCX] Icona Pop
13 Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys
12 Sleepless [ft. Jezzabell Doran] Flume
11 Sweet Nothing [ft. Florence Welch] Calvin Harris
10 My Gun The Rubens
09 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala
08 Lost Frank Ocean
07 Elephant Tame Impala
06 Get Free [ft. Amber Coffman] Major Lazer
05 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons
04 Holdin’ On Flume
03 Breezeblocks alt-J
02 Little Talks Of Monsters & Men
01 Thrift Shop [ft. Wanz] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

For the record, the lads over at who cleverly publish a predicted “Top 100” list a week or so early by tallying 35,081 votes from 3,602 (roughly 2.7% of the total vote) entries shared across social media sites did pretty good this year. They nailed positions 1 through 3 and pretty reliably predicted the top 10 (see below).


10 My Gun The Rubens
09 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala
08 Get Free [ft. Amber Coffman] Major Lazer
07 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons
06 Holdin’ On Flume
05 Elephant Tame Impala
04 Lost Frank Ocean
03 Breezeblocks alt-J
02 Little Talks Of Monsters & Men
01 Thrift Shop [ft. Wanz] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

As always, for all of you who were attending to BBQs, swatting flies, riding giant inflatable thongs in the surf or any other such stereotypically Aussie activities instead of tuning in today, I’ve compiled (as complete as I can/is available) the entire countdown on your favourite streaming applications.

Simply click on the appropriate links below to get your ears on them.


 See also:

Triple J Hottest 100 (2010) & Triple J Hottest 100 (2011)

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