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Triple J Hottest 100

Who will top the Triple J Hottest 100 chart in 2013? Winner announced on Australa Day!







Triple J Hottest 100

On Australia Day every year since 1989, Triple J Radio Station run their own poll called the Triple Hottest 100. The poll is based on votes from the Triple J radio listeners, in order to help decide the song of the year. The poll is voted by the radio stations listeners on the internet, and begins two weeks before the New Year. The top 100 songs voted are then played on Australian Day, January 26th. On Australian Day 2013, the 2012 song of the year was by hip-hop group Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Thrift Shop”.

The Hottest 100 poll attracts over half a million votes every year and is the world’s largest music poll. It began with the listeners writing into the radio station with their favourite song, and then progressed to a phone in poll, and then they started listing the songs for the year so it could be done automatically via Text Messaging and web voting.

Facts about the Triple J Hottest 100

  • The Foo Fighters have featured the most with 21 songs
  • Lead singer of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has featured 31 times; 4 with Nirvana, 22 with Foo Fighters, 5 with Queens of The Stone Age and once with Them Crooked Vultures
  • Australian band Powderfinger have featured 20 times in the Hot 100 list
  • Powderfinger front man, Bernard Fanning has topped the list 3 times, twice with the band and once as a solo artist
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop song, made history by being the the first hip-hop song to top the Triple J Hottest 100 chart.

In 2003, the only form of voting was available on the on the Triple J web site, where registration was required and limited to 10 votes. In 2004 this was expanded to 10 internet votes, and 10 Text Message votes. If you have a favourite song for 2012, vote for it, then why not try Triple J Hottest 100 Betting with Sportsbet.com.au.

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Triple J Hottest 100 2012 Winner

The History of the Triple J Hottest 100

Originally, the Triple J Hottest 100 poll started in Sydney by DoubleJay in the1980s, before Triple J became a national DJ. It was originally named the Hot 100 and was played on New Year’s Day. Brisbane radio Station 4ZZZ had run a poll under the same name and the same day since 1977, in which they also owned the rights to the name Hot 100. Triple J then changed the name of the poll to Hottest 100.

In 1989 to 1991, there were no restrictions to the eligible songs. The first winner to top the poll in 1989, and again 1990 was Joy Division, with “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. The song was originally released 9 years prior to the poll in 1980. In 1991, Nirvana won the song of the year gong with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which happened to be released on that year.

The Triple J Hottest 100 poll had to take a break in 1992 as the organisers thought that Nirvana and Joy Division would top the poll again on that year. Therefore, new rules were implemented and the popular poll returned in 1993. The rules were changes so only songs released that year could enter the poll. That year, American actor, comedian, writer and film producer topped the poll with his song ‘Asshole’.

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Most Featured in the Triple J Hottest 100

Since the Triple J Hottest 100 poll started in 1989, the Foo Fighters have featured the most with 21 songs between the 1995 and 2011. Australian band Powderfinger are right behind the Foo Fighters with 20 tracks and have the second most appearances, two of which they topped the poll. Bernard Fanning, the Powderfinger’s front man, has taken out the top spot three times, 1999 and 2000 was with Powderfinger and in 2005 as a solo artist.

Dave Grohl has appeared a total of 31 times throughout the Triple J Hottest 100 list, including winning in 1991 and 2002, 4 with Nirvana, 22 with Foo Fighters, 5 with Queens of The Stone Age, and 1 with Them Crooked Vultures.

The Cure front man, Robert Smith, has 34 appearances since the beginning of the Triple J Hottest 100 poll in 1989. Only two bands have managed to have all of their released songs make it into the Triple J Hottest 100 list respectively, Stardust with the song ‘Music Sounds Better with You’, but have only ever released one song. Flight Facilities are the other band that have managed to make the list with every song that they released, but they have only ever realised two songs, ‘Crave You’ and ‘Foreign Language’.

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