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News December 11, 2017

triple j’s Hottest 100 voting now open

Former Assistant Editor
triple j’s Hottest 100 voting now open

It’s that time of year again when triple j listeners cast their minds back across the year that’s been and start to whittle down their choices for the station’s annual Hottest 100 countdown.

triple jannounced last month that the 2017 countdown won’t be held on Australia Day for the first time in over a decade, and instead will take place on Saturday January 27.

The decision was made after a long public consultation process, where 60% of the 64,990 listeners polled wanted the date changed as it was culturally insensitive to indigenous peoples.

The latest time triple j held their annual countdown on a different day was in 2003.

Voting is open from now until 9am on Monday January 22, and by voting you’ll automatically go in the draw to win triple j’s Golden Ticket – getting you and a plus one into every triple j supported gig and festival in 2018 (including Laneway, Splendour, Sydney City Limits, Groovin’, Falls, Field Day, FOMO and stacks more).

triple j will back up on Sunday January 28 with the songs that didn’t quite make the first hundred spots; the Hottest 200.

Australian artists have dominated the #1 spot over the past few years, with Flume, The Rubens and Chet Faker taking home the biggest popular vote over the last three countdowns.

So chuck your list together and when you’re good and ready, vote here.


* Over the years, the poll has grown from 500,000 votes in 2004 to 2.24 million in 2016.

* The first Top 100 countdown was started by Brisbane’s 4ZZZ in 1976, twelve years before it was Hi-J’ked.

* The first two years was won byJoy Divison’s“Love Will Never Tear Us Apart”.

* It took until 1994 before a female voice topped the list, withThe Cranberries’‘Zombie’.

*Spiderbaitwere the first Australians to top the pop, in 1996 with ‘Buy Me A Pony’.

* In 2015 during theTaylor Swiftcontroversy, 7341 posts related to the countdown in a 30 day period were about her. Only 230 were about the actual music tracks.

* In 2007 Musewon by just 14 votes.

* In2015, over 2,500 Hottest 100 listening parties were registered in 77 countries via the triple j website.

* triple j ranked the 2016 countdown “the pottiest” with 32 songs in the countdown featuring swearing. We’re talking 82 x F-Bombs, 12 x Motherf’ers, 17 x Bullshits, 16 x Shits, and 22 x cries of bitch.

*Desiignerprovides the biggest language warning, with 16 expletives in ‘Panda’ alone.

*Flume’sfour songs in the countdown had 16 expletives.


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