Votes for triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown are up 16.4% this year

Staff Writer

This year’s Hottest 100 countdown could be one for the triple j history books.

Two of the favourites to win are Billie Eilish and homegrown superstar Tones and I.

If either act is crowned this weekend, it will be the first time a solo female artist has won the national youth broadcasters annual countdown.

Eilish landed in the Top 10 latest year with ‘When The Party’s Over’ at #8.

And while the history books await the result on Saturday (January, 25), the record books have already been updated.

Triple j listeners have once again broken the voting record by placing 3,211,596 votes in the 2019 Hottest 100, beating last year’s vote tally by 16.4%.

Over half of those votes (58.5%) were from people aged 24 and under, with just under half (42.4%) of votes from men.

Since the poll debuted in 1988 – where fans scribbled their favourite song on envelopes – the summer countdown has become a major calendar event for triple j.

The stations also teased a second countdown today to mark then end of the ’19s, the Hottest 100 of the Decade, with voting opening in February and airing “real soon”.

This special edition of the Hottest 100 series follows on from previous all-time countdowns including the Hottest 100 of All Time (1998 & 2009), Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time (2011) and 20 Years of the Hottest 100 (2013).

Last year’s Hottest 100 Top 10:

1. Ocean Alley – Confidence

2. Fisher – Losing It

3. Travis Scott (ft. Drake) – Sicko Mode

4. Childish Gambino – This is America

5. Amy Shark – I Said Hi

6. Dean Lewis – Be Alright

7. Mallrat – Groceries

8. Billie Eilish – When The Party’s Over

9. Ruby Fields – Dinosaurs

10. Ocean Alley – Knees

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26 Jan 2020 - 6:01 am

The Hot 100 should be All Australian. Triple J should support Australian music.
They should not be using our government funded air waves to promote wealthy overseas artists. More support for Aussies please. The Billie Eilish‘s of the world done need free airplay and promotion. The J’s is funded by Aussie tax dollars so should be used to promote young Australians.

28 Jan 2020 - 4:24 pm

Good point Paul, these overseas artists make millions and dont need support from the ABC.


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