Triple J’s Hottest 100 Wraps Up

Triple j’s Hottest 100 is over for another year, and the biggest question of 2020 so far has finally been answered – will Billie or Tones take out the number one spot?

ICYMI, the winner was Billie Eilish, and at 18 years old that makes her the youngest winner in Hottest 100 history. She’s also the first solo female to hit number one in the countdown.

Billie also had the most songs in the countdown (5), followed by G Flip and Lime Cordiale (4), then Tones and I, Flume, Thelma Plum, Tame Impala, BENEE and Ruel (3).

It may just be indicative of the current music climate, but a good percentage of the top ten also recorded their music at home studios, including Billie Eilish, G Flip, Flume, Mallrat, Tones and I and Lime Cordiale.

There’s a lot of female names in that list, and that’s what makes us and Girl HQ the most excited – six women featured in this year’s top 10 (Billie Eilish, Mallrat, Tones and I, G Flip, Thelma Plum, Cesera of The Jungle Giants) but if you include feature artists it’s eight out of 10, with Vera Blue and Ecca Vandal rounding it out.

Not bad percentages for the business end of the countdown, when you consider out of the whole countdown only 29 of the 100 were from female artists or all-female groups, and 14 tracks involved both male and female artists. (57 tracks were by males or all-male groups)

Thelma Plum is also now the highest-ranking Indigenous artist in Hottest 100 history. The 2019 ARIA nominee and Gamilaraay songwriter’s track Better in Blak entered the countdown at number nine, beating A.B. Original’s #16 entry in 2016.

There were over 3.2 million votes submitted for this year’s countdown, which the j’s assure us is a new record. Female voters led the charge (56%) followed by males (42%) then non-binary, unspecified or other (2%). A whopping 65 songs originated in Australia and 32 of those artists were first discovered on Unearthed. In fact, you can still find some of the tracks in this year’s countdown – like The ChatsPub Feed – on the site.

Here’s the full countdown:

  1. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  2. Flume – Rushing Back (Ft. Vera Blue)
  3. Mallrat – Charlie
  4. Tones and I – Dance Monkey
  5. Denzel Curry – Bulls on Parade (triple j Like A Version 2019)
  6. G Flip – Drink Too Much
  7. Lime Cordiale – Robbery
  8. The Jungle Giants – Heavy Hearted
  9. Thelma Plum – Better in Blak
  10. Hilltop Hoods – Exit Sign (Ft. Illy/Ecca Vandal)
  11. Post Malone – Circles
  12. FIDLAR – By Myself
  13. Lime Cordiale – Inappropriate Behaviour
  14. Sofi Tukker – Purple Hat
  15. Tones and I – Never Seen The Rain
  16. Billie Eilish – everything I wanted
  17. Lime Cordiale – I Touch Myself (triple j Like A Version 2019)
  18. Tame Imapala – Borderline
  19. BENEE – Glitter
  20. DMA’S – Silver
  21. The Chats – Pub Feed
  22. Ruel – Painkiller
  23. Tyler, The Creator – EARFQUAKE
  24. Ocean Alley – Infinity
  25. BENEE – Find An Island
  26. Tones and I – Johnny Run Away
  27. Stormzy – Vossi Bop
  28. Lizzo – Juice
  29. MEDUZA – Piece Of Your Heart (Ft. Goodboys)
  30. Flume – Friends (Ft. Reo Cragun)
  31. Skegss – Save It For The Weekend
  32. Lime Cordiale – Money
  33. Dom Dolla – San Frandisco
  34. Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting (Ft. Denzel Curry)
  35. Billie Eilish – bury a friend
  36. PNAU – Solid Gold (Ft. Kira Devine/Marques Toliver)
  37. Duke Dumont – Red Light Green Light (Ft. Shaun Ross)
  38. Ruel – Face To Face
  39. Catfish and the Bottlemen – Longshot
  40. Halsey – Graveyard
  41. Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
  42. Juice WRLD – Robbery
  43. Tame Impala – It Might Be Time
  44. Baker Boy – Cool As Hell
  45. Denzel Curry – RICKY
  46. Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes
  47. BROCKHAMPTON – SUGAR
  48. Ziggy Alberts – Intentions (22)
  49. Ruel – Free Time
  50. Holy Holy – Teach Me About Dying
  51. BENEE – Evil Spider
  52. Tame Impala – Patience
  53. FISHER – You Little Beauty
  54. Ocean Alley – Stained Glass
  55. Khalid – Talk (Ft. Disclosure)
  56. Cole – MIDDLE CHILD
  57. Slowly Slowly – Jellyfish
  58. G Flip – Lover
  59. Mallrat x Basenji – Nobody’s Home
  60. Hockey Dad – I Missed Out
  61. Holy Holy – Maybe You Know
  62. Bakar – Hell N Back
  63. Halsey – Nightmare
  64. George Alice – Circles
  65. Thelma Plum – Homecoming Queen
  66. G Flip – Stupid
  67. Billie Eilish – wish you were gay
  68. Illy – Then What
  69. Violent Soho – Vacation Forever
  70. E^ST – Talk Deep
  71. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  72. Angie McMahon – Pasta
  73. Cub Sport – Party Pill
  74. Hayden James and NAATIONS – Nowhere To Go
  75. Golden Features x The Presets – Paradise
  76. Meg Mac – Something Tells Me
  77. G Flip – I Am Not Afraid
  78. Thelma Plum – Not Angry Anymore
  79. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake
  80. Spacey Jane – Good For You
  81. Flume – Let You Know (Ft. London Grammar)
  82. Peking Duk & Jack River – Sugar
  83. Alex Lahey – Welcome To The Black Parade (triple j Like A Version 2019)
  84. DOPE LEMON – Hey You
  85. Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time
  86. Slipknot – Unsainted
  87. Kanye West – Follow God
  88. Meduza x Becky Hill x Goodboys – Lose Control
  89. Sampa The Great – Final Form
  90. Skegss – Here Comes Your Man (triple j Like A Version 2019)
  91. Billie Eilish – all the good girls go to hell
  92. Client Liaison – The Real Thing
  93. Post Malone – Wow.
  94. Allday – Protection
  95. Adrian Eagle – A.O.K.
  96. Bring Me The Horizon – Ludens
  97. San Cisco – Skin
  98. Baker Boy – Meditjin (Ft. JessB)
  99. Cosmo’s Midnight – C.U.D.I. (Can U Dig It)
  100. Dune Rats – No Plans

 

Featured image: Billie Eilish at Groovin the Moo Bendigo 2019 by Brittany Long

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