Who’s Pulling a Swifty?

Staff Writer

We won’t know until Monday when triple J’s hottest 100 countdown starts if Taylor Swift made it officially, but a twitter account is saying they have gathered data of 20k of votes and have ranked the songs in order ahead of the big day.

But if reports are true triple j may have the last laugh.

As the social media campaign #Tay4Hottest100  ramped up, last weekend there was a site set up where you could vote for Taylor Swift and no other songs. It took care of it all. You just needed to click on the email sent from triple j to make it all legit… all said and done, voting closed Sunday.

Come Monday, Angela Catterns appears on THE DRUM talking about triple j’s 40th birthday celebration and she let slip that Taylor Swift is out of the running.

“You probably know that there was a push to get a Taylor Swift song in, which has now been disqualified because a fast food chain became involved in the whole process”, said Anglea.

A commercial entity appeared promoting an artist – namely KFC and that’s against the rules apparently.

Yesterday The Social Hottest 100 @socialhottes started tweeting all the 100 tracks in order. 

So how does the Top Ten look at least and where isTaylor Swift?

1 Peking Duk :  High (Ft. Nicole Millar)
2 Chet Faker :  Talk Is Cheap
3 Chet Faker :  1998
4 Milky Chance :  Stolen Dance
5 Peking Duk :  Take Me Over (Ft. SAFIA)
6 Griswolds, The :  Beware The Dog
7 Hilltop Hoods :  Cosby Sweater
8 ZHU :  Faded
9 Kite String Tangle, The :  Arcadia
10 Mark Ronson :  Uptown Funk (Ft. Bruno Mars)
#75 Taylor Swift : Shake It Off

You can view their top 100 here @socialhottes.

It’s not the first time a social campaign has tried to work out to hottest 100, in 2013 and 2014 the Warmest 100 appeared.

Whichever way it spins, triple j is having a huge win on the free marketing.

For another perspective, check out Stephen Greens article Why Taylor Swift Makes the Hottest 100 Hotter from late last week. It makes a great read on the whole pros and cons.

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