Thrift Shop tops Hottest 100

Staff Writer

triple j's Hottest 100 went to air today with the #1 song voted in as Thrift Shop from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

The stats are interesting:-

  • 187,975 voters (up 11.71% on 2011)
  • 1,516,765 votes (up 10% on last year)
  • The peak age of voters was 21
  • 2702 Hottest 100 parties were registered from 55 countries all over the world
  • 51% of voters posted their results on social media platforms
  • 20 songs from 13 Unearthed artists made it into the poll, including two from Unearthed High artists Asta and Snakadaktal
  • Aussies made up 41 songs in the countdown. 25 tracks came from the USA, 22 songs from the UK, 4 Swedish, 3 Canadian, 2 Icelandic and 1 French artist as well as 2 international collaborations
  • Flume was the most-represented artist with 4 songs (including the HyperParadise remix)

triple j’s Music Director Richard Kingsmill said of the #1 song:

“It's great that as we celebrate 20 years of our annual poll, we also celebrate the first hip hop song to reach #1. As a rapper, Macklemore feels like he's come from nowhere; but he’s been working hard, doing things his way, for a number of years and it’s nice to see it paying off. 'Thrift Shop' is just one of many inventive and insightful tunes from the whole album.”

For more stats and a full list of the Hottest 100 go to the triple j website here

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