Triple J Hottest 100 (2013)

Triple J Hottest 100 (2013)

HERE we are again – it’s “HOTTEST 100 DAY”. Known as Australia Day to some, increasingly it’s becoming the day when everyone sets up camp at the beach, by the pool or some other comfy place with friends and family, crank up the BBQ and unleash the world’s largest democratically voted music countdown, streaming all day long on the world’s best radio station, Triple J!

Here’s how it all played out:


100 We Are Karnivool Australian
99 Without You Dillon Francis
98 Dead Star Shine Horrorshow Australian
97 My God Is The Sun Queens of the Stone Age
96 Luck Now Big Scary Australian
95 Play With Fire Vance Joy Australian
94 House of Dreams Bliss N Eso Australian
93 Elevate St Lucia
92 Shadow Moses Bring Me The Horizon
91 Tonight RÜFÜS Australian
90 Unbelievers Vampire Weekend
89 Brighter Than Gold The Cat Empire Australian
88 Leeward Side Josh Pyke Australian
87 Only One John Butler Trio Australian
86 Sleepwalking Bring Me The Horizon
85 Sangria Remi Australian
84 Summer Forgive Me British India Australian
83 The End The Jezabels Australian
82 Dojo Rising Cloud Control Australian
81 Baby I Am Nobody Now Andy Bull Australian
80 Always Panama Australian
79 F**kn’ Problems A$AP Rocky
78 Fantasy MS MR
77 Youngbloods Illy
76 Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues Safia Australian
75 I Spy Mikhael Paskalev
74 Jessica Major Lazer
73 Thank You Busta Rhymes
72 I Sat By The Ocean Queens of the Stone Age
71 Changing of the Seasons Two Door Cinema Club
70 Australia Street Sticky Fingers Australian
69 White Noise Disclosure
68 Sweet Nothing Something For Kate [Like a Version cover] Australian
67 Act Your Age Bliss N Eso Australian
66 AusMusic Month Medley (Like A Version) Illy Australian
65 Melt Chet Faker Australian
64 Graceless The National
63 You & Me (Flume Remix) Disclosure
62 Embrace Goldroom
61 Wasting My Young Years London Grammar
60 Lies Chvrches
59 Bound 2 Kanye West
58 Instant Crush Daft Punk
57 Keep on Running Andy Bull Australian
56 If I Could Change Your Mind HAIM
55 Harlequin Dream Boy & Bear Australian
54 Afterlife Arcade Fire
53 Ohio Kingswood Australian
52 Scar Cloud Control Australian
51 Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
50 Love Me Again John Newman
49 Doin’ It Right Daft Punk
48 Stand Still Flight Facilities Australian
47 Free Rudimental
46 If I Had A Tail Queens of the Stone Age
45 Global Concepts Robert Delong
44 The Breach Dustin Tebbutt Australian
43 3005 Childish Gambino
42 White Lies Max Frost
41 Southern Sun Boy & Bear Australian
40 Born To Die The Amity Affliction Australian
39 Get Lucky (Like A Version) San Cisco Australian
38 Pizza Guy San Cisco Australian
37 Gun Chvrches
36 Ratchet Bloc Party
35 Hey Now London Grammar
34 Desert Night RÜFÜS Australian
33 Ways To Go Grouplove
32 Smiles Don’t Lie Thundamentals Australian
31 Diane Young Vampire Weekend
30 Alive Empire Of The Sun Australian
29 My Number Foals
28 Recover Chvrches
27 Falling HAIM
26 Step Vampire Weekend
25 Your Body Is A Weapon The Wombats
24 Waiting All Night Rudimental
23 When A Fire Starts To Burn Disclosure
22 Lanterns Birds of Tokyo Australian
21 Take Me RÜFÜS Australian
20 Kanye West Black Skinhead
19 Given The Chance The Kite String Tangle Australian
18 Arabella Arctic Monkeys
17 Lose Yourself To Dance Daft Punk
16 Reflektor Arcade Fire
15 Team Lorde
14 Covered In Chrome Violent Soho Australian
13 Retrograde James Blake
12 Tennis Court Lorde
11 The Wire HAIM
10 Strong London Grammar
09 Is This How You Feel? The Preatures Australian
08 Resolution Matt Corby Australian
07 Young & Beautiful Lana Del Rey
06 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys
05 Drop The Game Flume & Chet Faker Australian
04 Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys
03 Get Lucky Daft Punk
02 Royals Lorde

By the numbers…

For you stats junkies out there, here’s a few numbers for you to dwell on:

  1. 7 artist countries were represented this year with, unsurprisingly the largest representation coming from Australia (43%), followed by the USA (24%), the UK (23%), France (4%), New Zealand (3%), Canada (2%), and Norway (1%).
  2. Of the artists counted, 70% are groups and 30% solo artists.
  3. 42 artists debuted for the first time in a Hottest 100 countdown, this year.
  4. The most entries by a single artist this year was 4, enjoyed by the French superstars, Daft Punk. When it comes to the Top 20, two artists, Lorde and the Arctic Monkeys both featured 3 times each.
  5. 1.49 million votes were counted this year
  6. 5,856 parties were registered in 78 countries around the world, surely making the Triple J Hottest 100 one of the most popular and widely listened to countdowns in the world.

The Warmest 100 (Prediction) of 2013

The enterprising data geeks over at attempted to crash the party again this year by analysing 1,779 votes revealed online over the past few weeks via images posted on Instagram, Twitter etc. and provide their prediction of who would come in where in the countdown.

Triple J tried to hose down their efforts this year by changing the way votes were shared across social networks, but the Warmest crew were still confident that their 1.3% sample size (down from 2.7% last year) would yield a pretty accurate prediction of this year’s chart.

Here’s how their TOP TEN looked:

10 Strong London Grammar
09 Take Me RÜFÜS
08 Royals Lorde
07 Retrograde James Blake
06 Is This How You Feel? The Preatures
05 Covered in Chrome Violent Soho
04 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys
03 Drop The Game Flume & Chet Faker
02 Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys

The Playlists

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 (2012)

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