In typical fashion, I've spent the last few days writing walls and walls of text that are mostly filled with bad memes & shitposting, sprinkled in with the occasional interesting fact. Assuming all goes to plan, I'll be posting those along with the countdown which commences at 12pm AEDST live in all states. If you can't access a radio then, perhaps try this live link http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/listen-live/player/
Now by all means go for your #1, #50, #69 & #100 preds ~
Haven't placed a top 10 pred anywhere yet, so here's mine:
1. HUMBLE. 2. Let Me Down Easy 3. Green Light 4. The Deepest Sighs 5. Fake Magic 6. Go Bang 7. Ubu 8. Chateau 9. Lay It On Me 10. Marryuna (hopefully, but seriously, Birthdays) 50. Slide 69. rockstar 100. 1-800 101. Mr Brightside
1. Gang Of Youths - Let Me Down Easy 2. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. 3. Gang Of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows 4. Lorde - Green Light 5. Methyl Ethel - Ubu 6. Angus & Julia Stone - Chateau 7. Gang Of Youths - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? 8. Pnau - Go Bang 9. Vance Joy - Lay It On Me 10. The Smith Street Band - Birthdays
50. The Smith Street Band - Passiona 69. Charli XCX - Boys 100. Cub Sport - Chasin' 101. Logic - 1-800-273-8255 Last edited:
1. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. 2. Gang Of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows 3. Lorde - Green Light 4. Gang Of Youths - Let Me Down Easy 5. Pnau - Go Bang 6. Methyl Ethel - Ubu 7. Angus & Julia Stone - Chateau 8. BROCKHAMPTON - SWEET 9. Gang Of Youths - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? 10. Vera Blue - Regular Touch
50. Tash Sultana - Mystik 69. The Smith Street Band - Passiona 100. Jungle Giants - Used To Be In Love 101. Miguel - Sky Walker
♫ I may not ever get my shit together, but ain't nobody gonna love you better than me ♫
One of the biggest cases in 2017 of a song that continued to do serious #numbers on Spotify long after the iTunes market left it behind. Enough so that it landed at #57 in the ARIA End Of Year chart, MØ's highest finish for a song that isn't credited to Major Lazer. All this happens while they channel Faithless's most iconic song  in a song about being a basket case that still wants to love.
99. Flight Facilities (feat Emma Louise) - Arty Boy
♫ I don't wanna be a part of it with the beautiful people And there you were drinking Coca-Cola, shaking your Polaroid picture ♫
This song was originally written for Emma Louise's last album but never ended up on it so it ended up being a Flight Facilities song instead. This is also a return to the Hottest 100 after a first ever absence in 2016 for Flight Facilities.
♫ Is it hard to see me go? 'Cause I miss you when I'm gone? ♫
This song was written by Cub Sport's Tim Nelson while he was away on a trip about missing his bandmate & lover Bolan, him having only recently come to terms with his homosexuality. With marriage equality now legalised in Australia, the two are now engaged.
♫ Top off that’s a liability, hit the gas boosting my adrenaline ♫
King Gizzard fans may scoff but Future released two albums in quick succession in 2017 that both hit #1 in the US. The self-titled one netted him his biggest ever solo hit, largely thanks to its sample of Tommy Butler's "Prison Song". Last edited:
♫ Like heaven in a cage, don't need a world that doesn't change, and did I stumble? ♫
Kim Churchill may have peaked early with "Window To The Sky"'s strong Hottest 100 placement in 2014 but he's still plugging away to strong fanfare. "Second Hand Car" is fittingly the 2nd single to his 2nd album "Weight_Falls", which even without a big hit single managed a huge improvement on the charts for him, debuting at #6 after his debut album only reached #32.
♫ Do what you want, do what you want, do what you want, rattles me ♫
Look it's basically The Presets doing a banger the way only The Presets would. It's now been over 5 years since the band last put out a full length album and it remains to be seen if this single will be a part of it, as it's not the first loosey they've putten out, but it does seem to be the most popular one.
♫ If I didn't ride blade on curb would you still love me? If I minimised my net worth would you still love me?♫
After some aggressive singles to start things off, the latest single to Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." is a much more tender moment, devoted to his fiancee Whitney Alford, who you might recall provided backing vocals on 2015's "King Kunta". Zacari is the considerably less famous of the three collaborators on "DAMN." (alongside U2 & Rihanna), who has previously appeared alongside Kendrick on his labelmate Isaiah Rashad's debut album in 2016.
♫ You're getting way too big for your boots, you're never too big for the boot ♫
Leading the current charge for grime in the UK is Stormzy, whose boisterous persona quickly netted him legions of fans, long before he ever put out an album. That album finally arrived in 2017 and debuted at #1 in the UK, something the likes of Dizzee Rascal & Wiley have never done. The release was led by this huge opening salvo which managed quite a bit of staying power in the charts despite how confronting it is. It's not the only side to Stormzy though, who last month got a request from a fan on Twitter to sing his song "Blinded By Your Grace" at his father's funeral, which he ended up doing with less than a week's notice.
Unsurprisingly, Flume had a more quiet 2017 than 2016. That's not to say he wasn't rather busy, releasing countless remixes, a 2nd Skin Companion EP and also this single which unconfirmed citations claim I thoroughly dislike. It's a return for increasingly frequent collaborator Kučka for this song that is mildly pop friendly despite being generally very chaotic.
♫ I got a model to bend your knee to the edge of town ♫
I find myself baffled that Middle Kids didn't even crack the Hottest 200 with "Edge Of Town" last year, but then it's clearly a song that has gotten far more popular in 2017, even cracking the US Alternative charts briefly, and I believe it's one of the most popular write-in votes in this year's count, which like most write-in votes is ineligible. Also it never hurts when Paul Dempsey puts his voice to your tune. The man has 2 decades of history of belting out covers to much acclaim, with Something For Kate notably landing in the Hottest 100 with a cover of Jebediah's "Harpoon" the very same year that the song came out.
87. Queens Of The Stone Age - The Way You Used To Do
♫ If the world exploded behind us, I never noticed if it done. Let nobody dare confine us, I'll bury anyone who does ♫
Queens Of The Stone Age released their 7th album in 2017 and there was a noted change in sound thanks in part to producer Mark Ronson, whose "Uptown Funk" inspired Josh Homme to go in a dancier direction, and ended up just getting Ronson on board to produce it. It scored the band their 2nd consecutive #1 album, still going strong 15 years since topping the Hottest 100 with "No One Knows".
No One Knows
God Is In The Radio
Go With The Flow
First It Giveth
You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire
♫ Superstitious folk wouldn't ask me back again, I'm just bad news to them ♫
I enjoy this song but have very little to say about it except that it certainly sounds like a Meg Mac song. Despite being a more recent single and being the only song on the album to hit the ARIA Chart, it would appear to not be the most popular song for her here.
♫ Been dreamin' for a minute, just a minute or two. With total devotion, weightless with you ♫
It may have been years since you last thought about Boo Seeka, but in 2017 they did finally put out a debut album which reached the ARIA top 10. It did so without featuring their past big singles and thus did so on the strength of their recent singles like this one.
♫ Dismiss the words your eyes betray, the light you gave, the light I gave up ♫
Vallis Alps released their second EP in 2017 but also moved on from it quickly and have already released two more singles since, including "Oceans" which would appear to be their bid for a 3rd year of Hottest 100 success. I believe both members of Vallis Alps are of Middle Eastern descent, and this song is supposedly inspired by Iranian theologian Tahirih.
♫ Why, why, why I feel like a million dollar haircut, hanging off your arm so chill ♫
I'm not sure Amy Shark is aware of how popular this song is because she's only been telling people on social media to vote for "Weekends". Taking a change from her gloomier past singles, this has more in common with CHVRCHES to my ear, and comes from her debut EP which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Chart and was also nominated for Album Of The Year at the ARIA Awards despite not being an album.
82. Logic (feat Alessia Cara & Khalid) - 1-800-273-8255
♫ Who can relate? WOOOOOOOOOO! ♫
If you, or someone you know is dealing with depression or something along those lines, do not hesitate to call Lifeline at 13 11 14. Please do not be disheartened if your mood is not immediately flipped around through one quick call though, as depression is a complicated beast. The phone number Logic strived so hard to spread is only the US suicide prevention hotline and was not at all localised for international release. Don't be too rough on him for that though, it's tough for him to write songs that aren't about being biracial. As a curious fact, both Alessia Cara & Khalid are nominated for Best New Artist at this year's Grammy Awards.
♫ So I guess I'll go home into the arms of the girl that I love, the only love I haven't screwed up ♫
Lorde perhaps at her most vulnerable, as she faces the fickle state of popularity, both on the wide and small scale. One could perhaps say that this is the mantra of all 3 Toy Story movies put together.
♫ I do myself a disservice, to feel this weak, to be this nervous ♫
Though it would appear that the indie bubble well and truly burst in 2017, it was actually the year that The xx scored their first #1 album here. The album saw the band experimenting a bit with the sound that they defined for themselves on their first two albums. "Say Something Loving", the 2nd single released, prominently samples "Do You Feel It", a 40 year old track from twin brothers Alessi, who actually are still together as a band today.
Blood Brothers was unexpectedly quite good. Logic is not bad but I could do without it ofc. Liability is not in my top 5 from Melodrama but a quality track and I'm glad it has made it in. Say Something Loving is good too
♫ Hey, did I do you wrong? Or is it more about you need a change of scene? ♫
I felt obliged to predict San Cisco to land at #100 because what are they if not incredibly good at scraping across the line. Their first two albums landed at #10 on triple j's album poll, while their 3rd album "The Water" which this track comes from was polled at #20. Otherwise it's still the San Cisco you know and possibly have an opinion on. Also Scarlett has a kangaroo apparently.
♫ Mill-million man, I do what I can with what I got ♫
This is no doubt inspired from the time that Sam Margin got a thousand hoops from ten million lightning 👌s. I'm sure you're as confused as I am that this mildly catchy, mildly not very well produced song isn't at #1 this year. But really the only disappointing thing about this ripper making it into the count is that I won't be able to ironically say 'Wow, The Rubens did it again' once the #2 song starts playing.
♫ You wanna be as good as me? Boy, you better practice. Step back, feel the power of my blackness ♫
The first of so far only two songs Baker Boy has released and quite the promising introduction at that. "Cloud 9" is largely rapped in Baker Boy's local Yolngu language and features an even younger indigenous performer on the hook with 14 year old Kian.
Nothing seems to teach Dune Rats as after scoring newfound success with two consecutive 'novelty' songs, the 3rd single released from "The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit" is surely one of their most conventional tracks. They even missed a glorious opportunity as they released the music video to this song on the 10 of April.
Lil Uzi Vert started the year popping up on a US #1 hit. He ended the year with arguably an even bigger hit on his own. "XO TOUR Llif3" was first performed when Lil Uzi Vert was on tour with The Weeknd, which is also where the title comes from. With its nihilistic lyrics on relationship & substance abuse, it was largely swept under the rug by major entities, but that didn't stop it from being one of the top 10 most streamed songs from 2017 on Spotify.
73. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nuclear Fusion
♫ All the bonds that be couldn't tear us from eventually fusing tightly. We're essentially one being ♫
A long time ago, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released their 9th studio album "Flying Microtonal Banana", which features this song and was largely an exercise in the use of microtonal tuning which goes some ways into rattling you. I've got no idea what the band has been doing lately though, it's been almost 4 weeks since they last put out an album.
"In Cold Blood" is the 2nd single released from alt-J's 3rd album "Relaxer", and arguably the closest match to 'how to write an Alt-J song'-esque self-parody (that video has more views on YouTube than the official video for this song). The song also features a binary solo so I am inclined to say without emotion, the humans are de-de-de-de-de-de-de-deaaaaad.
♫ All the nights spent off our faces, trying to find these perfect places. What the f**k are perfect places anyway? ♫
Going back into Lorde cynicism, the second single to "Melodrama" calls out the nature of mindless drug consumption and partying of teenage years as a fruitless attempt to find 'perfect places' that don't really exist. It closes off the album which became her 2nd #1 in Australia.
Tbh, Lil Uzi's song really doesn't do much for me. The King Gizz was alright but it's not as good as some of their previous songs (Rattlesnake, Gamma Knife, Robot Stop etc.) alt-J was better than expected which makes up for that.
♫ So I hit my head up against the wall, over and over and over and over again, and again, 'cause I don't wanna be like them ♫
Potential milkshake ducks Nothing But Thieves scored some pretty recognisable radio hits through their first album which they released in 2015. I come with the opinion that they didn't really hit their stride until their sophomore album "Broken Machine" in 2017. It features this lead single which I imagine is an ode to one of their biggest markets, even if the Netherlands' Top 2000 voters betrayed it by ranking "Sorry" higher.
Fittingly 69. Yungblud - I Love You, Will You Marry Me
♫ A version of Romeo and Juliet, this time with Adidas sneakers and cigarettes ♫
Jamie T has in the past been called the one man Arctic Monkeys, though that's perhaps because Yungblud hadn't burst onto the scene quite yet. In fact, if you want to feel tremendously old, Yungblud wasn't even 10 years old when both of those artists had released their debut albums. To say something of triple j's impact, the most British sounding song this side of Barking has netted Yungblud such an audience that 4 of his 5 biggest cities according to Spotify are in Australia. Evidently he'll need to pack his romance once more and head back here.
♫ Oh I think about it all the time, don't know why, just hold me closer so I can try expose you ♫
Preceded by last year's Hottest 100 hit "Creepin", Kingswood released their 2nd album "After Hours, Close To Dawn" early in 2017, scoring a 2nd top 10 in the process. The relaxed "Golden" continues the development hinted in that song with more laidback guitar work and sparkly percussion.
♫ And I don't care it's summertime, shred the grip from my guitar ♫
"Shred For Summer" is the first of two singles that DZ Deathrays put out in 2017 in the lead up to their 4th album "Bloody Lovely" which is out on Friday. The extremely meta ode to shredding was inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin & Jane's Addiction.
♫ The truth will set you free, but first it'll piss you off ♫
It's been quite a while since Pharrell, Chad & Shay have been back together. Their 5th album "NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES" comes out 7 years after their last one, which pretty much came and went without much notice. This time around they've pulled up with a "Lemon", which actually is their first song to ever chart on the Billboard Hot 100 meaning that somewhere out there is someone who is calling them a one hit wonder for this song. Shortly after I hit send on this post, you can probably catch me bouncing around, bouncing around bouncing.
♫ Everything now, everything now, we're everythingly now ♫
The rollout for Arcade Fire's 5th album "Everything Now" is so confusing that I'm just going to link the Wikipedia article and be done with it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_Now#Promotion It also generally marked a strong shift for the band's writing process, as after years of making good albums, they decided instead to make a bad album.
The perfect hoarders anthem “Everything Now”, by Arcade Fire lands at #65, thanks to strong votes, streams and a bit of radio airplay. Why is the song so underrated? deserves success in Aus Charts combined as well!
Yes great work JJJ voters! Arcade Fire returns to the Hottest 100!! Their poor ratings crisis is over with this entry!
The perfect song for celebrating hoarding and hoarders. I really do want everything now! Such an uplifting anthem! Deserves to be #1 globally. Hopefully it knocks off longevity overload “Perfect” from the top spot. 3 spots in the top 5? WTF?!
♫ Fool's gold, shining in the night, so easy on the eyes. Fool's gold, how many times do I have to realise? ♫
Jack River is a small settlement in the Shire of Wellington in southwestern Gippsland, in the Australian state of Victoria. The nearest major town is Yarram, located about 6 kilometres east. Jack River is located approximately 170 kilometres east southeast of Melbourne. It also shares its name with NSW musician Holly Rankin's stage name. She only released her first single in 2016 but has quickly sped along with several more since and getting considerable attention by which I mean I'm writing about her for this and also I saw the song posted on Popjustice last year.
♫ There was something great about you, something that'll never be the same without you ♫
Thanks to an immensely catchy piano riff, Sydney teenager E^ST has gotten decent traction outside of just triple j with her current single "Life Goes On". It's her first leading single since the release of her 3rd EP last year, meaning it's the first year she's gone without releasing a new EP.
♫ When I'm writing these songs, I'm righting my wrongs, that's how it feels with each word I recite ♫
If my knowledge is correct and it likely isn't, through this one. more. drill, Hilltop Hoods have broken ahead of what is a very big tie for artists with 17 Hottest 100 entries, putting them 3rd behind only Foo Fighters and Powderfinger. While not the most pop friendly track they put out last year, having Suffa & Pressure spitting bars can't hurt your popularity. The quartet's 4th album "Everyone We Know" peaked at #2 on the ARIA Chart, being blocked by the second essential installment in the Fifty Shades soundtrack canon.
♫ I wish I had a better excuse like 'I had to trash the hotel lobby', but I was busy thinking 'bout boys ♫
Charli XCX released two mixtapes in 2017, neither of which feature this single which as of yet stands on its own. The song is of course noted for its music video which features a plethora of famous boys being reduced to eye candy, and it may be the first music video to feature multiple Hottest 100 winners. The song is so frivolous about its boys that every title drop in the chorus is followed by the coin collection sound from the original Super Mario Bros.
♫ Mirror this, I'll write your name, leave a little message too. Eyes are shining diamond blue, make heave come closer to you ♫
For The Jungle Giants' 3rd album "Quiet Ferocity", vocalist Sam Hales took inspiration from stumbling upon Ernest Hemingway's "A Call To Arms", which got him back into reading in general, but relevant to this, made him take to Hemingway's approach to writing. Incidentally it resulted in a more tightly formed album, often with many layers that don't feel quite as busy as they actually are.
♫ Yeah, just get a female opener, that'll fill the quota ♫
"The Opener" is a song written largely in response to the significant lack of equality in the music scene as well as the various things that have been said to justify this. I am certain that the intellectual thinking men of Facebook have nothing but praise.
♫ I'm running high but I can't get enough of the way you run my soul in ♫
Upon reflection last year, Jungle Giants frontman Sam Hales admitted that the band weren't entirely (ahhhhhhhhh) sure of what they were doing on their 2nd album, which resulted in not much (ahhhhhhhh) traction for the band, leading to me having to write (ahhhhhhhh) far more about The Jungle Giants than I ever thought I would have to (ahhhhhhhh) do in 2018 as they seemed to have found their groove again (ahhhhhhhh).
♫ You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette, but when you cry the light reflects and I see you again ♫
I had no idea who Odette was when her song turned up right at the top of Spotify's New Music Friday playlist but she seems to have gone some way to justifying this push. Odette currently only has twice as many Twitter followers as me but I'm sure that number will increase quite a bit after today. Face it, this is rap.
♫ I wish that I was younger. It's all good, age is just a number ♫
Following on from Blur's "Country House", Powderfinger's "My Happiness" and the ending to that Season 12 episode of The Simpsons with the redwood, the music video to "6 Pack" is a fully animated affair that follows the remarkable adventures through history for Dunies craft lager. Very much a real beer which the band brought out in celebration of scoring a #1 album. Dunies lager contains 4.20% alcohol.
♫ Keep my eyes wide awake, can't let you catch me sleeping ♫
New South Wales-based duo Hockey Dad have thus far released 1 full length album with the 2nd coming this year, of which "Homely Feeling" is the lead single. 'Homely' in this sense refers to the sense of relating to home, rather than being unattractive.
♫ We live with the moments that are in our minds, and I feel it in my heart, I can feel it loud ♫
Bliss N Eso didn't have a good start to 2017. There was an accident on the set filming for the video for their single "Friend Like You" not unlike that which befell Brandon Lee, which resulted in the death of stuntman Johann Ofner. This led to a delay in the release of the group's 6th album, which incidentally may have assisted the group in scoring a #1 album as it was competing against 9th week Sheeran rather than 2nd week Sheeran. The single "Moments" was also released showing a more sentimental side and a video featuring fan footage of families & children around the world. The track is well on the way to becoming the group's 2nd double platinum single.
♫ I made it through the darkest part of the night and now I see the sunlight ♫
It's a little known fact that as a rapper, once you score 4 #1 hits, you are entitled to a Skylar Grey collaboration. It's a well known fact that if you stick Macklemore's name on something, Australia will completely lose their shit.
As is the rule of jokes on the internet, the origins can get so quickly lost that they can end up reaching such a large audience who has no idea where it comes from or what it means, which doesn't at all stop them from perpetuating it. Big Shaq is the brainchild of UK comedian Michael Dapaah, a character he created and appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra as, rapping an absurd freestyle poking fun at London roadmen who have a tendency to wear fashionable jackets. Also I will point out that grime music is much more influenced by electronic music, so while Big Shaq has the persona to match, this is more standard hip hop than it is grime.
♫ I've been liking this electric living, been falling to the ground so get down ♫
Once again proving that many of the things I have written today would be quite different if a certain album didn't exist, The Jungle Giants' 3rd album "Quiet Ferocity" saw new heights for them on the ARIA Chart, making a big stride from the #12 debut of their first album to #11. But it was also very well received, landing at #7 in triple j's Album Poll for 2017.
♫ And I hope you're happy, I hope you've slept. I'll try not write another record about the pain in my chest ♫
It took until the 4th single for "More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me" to reach the song that mentions the title of the album. "Passiona" is surprisingly not about long distance relationships, but rather about all manners of social anxiety, whether it be making a fool of yourself getting changed in front of an apartment window, having a panic attack playing on German TV, or just not being able to make a connection because your own shyness makes people not want to approach you in the first place. It also shares its name with what is undisputably the best passionfruit flavoured soft drink in Australia.
♫ 'cause I don't want the come back down from this cloud, it's taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah ♫
Ocean Alley is an Australian nu metal band from Melbourne, Victoria, formed in 2010. They have released two EPs and one full-length album. Their debut album "The Rhapsody Tapes" was released..., actually no, Ocean Alley are a weird slow burn rock type band from Sydney. They released their debut album "Lost Tropics" in 2017 and have been touring with Tash Sultana & The Cat Empire.
♫ I know it's hard to hear it, and it may never be enough, but don't take it out on me now 'cause I blame it all on myself ♫
Haim have one of the unluckiest Hottest 100 histories around considering that their tally includes #11, #101, #103 & #106 finishers. After many years of waiting though they finally released their 2nd album "Something To Tell You", taking the opposite approach to MGMT and largely sticking true to the first half of "Days Are Gone". The video for this song is also the most Haim thing ever, a one shot video of the trio dancing down an empty street.
♫ And the sun was in my eyes but its home is in the sky, and I couldn't ask for anything ♫
Brisbane's Mallrat doesn't really play in just one field. You wouldn't know from listening to this song that she also raps, possibly inspired by Allday who she considers a mentor. She also has made the extremely-difficult-not-to-read-backhanded comment that seeing an Allday concert is what made her realise that she could actually make it as an artist.
♫ You're going away to the place that you came from. If I had it my way, your stay here would be prolonged ♫
"Every Day's The Weekend" was the first single released from Alex Lahey's debut album as well as track 1. It's very in tune with what you've heard from her before, with her bratty pop punk this time taking the form of a song about being so into someone that it takes priority over all of life's other demands, but f**k work, you're here, every day's the weekend'.
♫ And I keep on thinking she seems so, she seems so unstoppable in motion ♫
In the years since "Startup Cult", Allday has been changing course and collaborating with artists like Asta & Troye Sivan, which might go some way to explain this lighter tune alongside fellow Unearthed upstart Japanese Wallpaper. This means that Allday is surely the first artist to ever collaborate with 2 different Unearthed High winners. Also he's wearing a tuxedo in the music video which is the cutest thing ever.
♫ But I tell my mother, do you think she'll be proud? I tell my father put two feet on the ground ♫
Tash Sultana placed at #3 in last year's Hottest 100 so you have probably heard of her if you're reading this. Australia's biggest backwards cap fanatic since Lleyton Hewitt continues her love of loop pedals here, and surprisingly enough, this song features possibly one of the wildest guitar solos you'll hear today. She also released the 4 minute and 20 second music video for this on April 20th, which is nice.
♫ They don't want to let you in and, you drop your bag to the floor and, you ask her what's happening ♫
To get you up to speed, CamelPhat are the production duo, Elderbrook is the vocalist. Both have come out of relative obscurity through this massive club smash which may or may not have very questionable lyrics. Nonetheless it has been nominated for a Grammy Award and generally feels very out of place in 2017 with its filthy deep house beat.
♫ It was the only woman you ever loved, that got burnt by the sun too often when she was young ♫
For the biggest Like A Version of the year, Gang Of Youths took on the disbanded Middle East's biggest hit, "Blood", which landed at #64 in the 2009 Hottest 100. It naturally comes with an accompanying string section and an even grander climax than the original track. If you're familiar with Gang Of Youths' first album, you may notice that this is a very appropriate song for them to cover. It has just crossed 1 million views on YouTube.
♫ It was hard not seeing that the only thing between us was the feelings of the ones we love ♫
Holy Holy have been plugging away for a few years now but get their biggest Hottest 100 success this year with the track "True Lovers" taken from their 2nd album "Paint". Much like Cub Sport last year, I don't exactly know how they've resonated this strongly all of a sudden but good for them I suppose.
♫ Got on my skateboard and began to push away from my house. Went with the wind, the day was dim and I was sure it was coming from the south ♫
Skegss appear to be slowly gaining traction so perhaps one year they'll find themselves a serious Hottest 100 contender. Whether or not that happens before I learn how to spell their name correctly remains to be seen. "Got On My Skateboard" appears on the band's 3rd EP which also houses "Spring Has Sprung" which I can actually remember the tune to without looking it up.
♫ My friends are far, in the back of my car lay their bodies ♫
In music's latest quest to make you feel old, Billie Eilish wasn't even born by the last time Billie Piper was in the ARIA top 50. Also not related to that but she has Pirate as a middle name. Taking a unique approach to releasing (or just not understanding how Spotify & iTunes work, Billie Eilish did a weird thing with her debut EP by having it 'out' on the platforms but continuing to extend it with more and more singles, and more and more promo photos of her with a ladder until it was finally released in August. The song is a breezy tune written through the eyes of a serial killer.
37. Calvin Harris (feat Frank Ocean & Migos) - Slide
♫ Good lord...Offset! Good gracious, starin' at my diamonds while I'm hoppin' out a spaceship ♫
I think it is fair to say that if you made a list of music in 2017 that doesn't feature Quavo in some capacity, you probably haven't finished it. "Slide" kicked off what was a delightful renaissance period for Calvin Harris, ditching the loud formula he's been riding for some years now, and making dance music that's actually fun. It's enough of a sonic shift that even Frank Ocean doesn't feel out of place here. Itdolookliketakeofflefoffslide though.
36. Alex Lahey - I Haven't Been Taking Care Of Myself
♫ My skin's breaking out and I don't like what I see. When I walk past shiny surfaces, I don't like being me ♫
"I Haven't Been Taking Care Of Myself" is a strikingly relatable track about being too distracted by something (in this case a relationship) to take proper care of your physical well being. It comes from Alex's debut album "I Love You Like A Brother", which despite only peaking at #15 on the ARIA Charts, was voted the 6th best album of the year by triple j listeners.
♫ Still on this motherf**kin' record, Imma play this motherf**ker for y'all. Ayy y'all get some more drinks goin' on, I'll sound a whole lot better ♫
Using a sneaky work-around, Drake manages to carve out an insanely memorable track despite not technically featuring the title in the song. "Passionfruit" comes as the big hitter from Drake's very lengthy "More Life" project, an album which in the space of a week, brought him about 20 entries closer to the all time record for most Billboard Hot 100 entries. Drake's ode to the troubles of long distance relationships features a divine backing beat that I could listen to all day.
♫ Tell me somethin', you motherf**kers can't tell me nothin'. I'd rather die than to listen to you ♫
While "DNA." didn't get a traditional single roll out, it was quickly made the 2nd single after the album with an instantly engaging music video to fit the sporadity of the song itself. The song features an excerpt of a FOX News anchor in outrage of Kendrick's "Alright".
♫ He thinks we could make it work, but only when he's drunk. You think you could help me swim, but I've already sunk ♫
This song has done pretty well for Angie thus far. Months before it was released, it netted her a $7,500 win via the Josh Pyke Partnership, and she's now doing support slots alongside the John Butler Trio and Alanis Morissette. The song was inspired from her listening to Mia Dyson one night and contains the most memorable 'fried chicken' lyric since "Drops Of Jupiter". Praise be to Atua.
♫ Love me in the morning anyways, if I'm never lonely, I won't ever feel the pain ♫
Unlike some of his other popular singles, this is a Hayden James song where he does not provide any vocals. That is instead given over to GRAACE who should not be confused with Grace Sewell or Grace Woodroofe though she is also Australian. It has become something of a chart hit here after Spotify decided it was allowed to.
♫ It's all good, man up, 'cause I don't say much when I don't like it ♫
After years of extended periods of just releasing singles or in fact not releasing anything, Meg Mac finally put out her debut album in 2017 to great success, debuting at #2 on the ARIA Chart. This is certainly the title track to it.
♫ I'm not laying blame, I'm not keeping score. I just wish I could find who I was before ♫
Since the Aus music industry hasn't really gotten to grips with this new music climate, 2017 was not the year where we could see Vera Blue earn a top 50 single with a song that is not from The Voice or Illy, but that's not to say that she didn't do well for herself. Her debut album "Perennial" hit #6 on the ARIA Chart (behind 3 Linkin Park albums) and was voted in triple j's top 10 albums of 2017. Taking great advantage of the fact that 'mended' rhymes with 'ended', "Mended" is a post-break up song where things have not improved in the interim.
♫ I'm seeking out truth within my heart. Was filled of sin, oh a lot of virtuous sacrifice ♫
"Mystik" is the 2nd of two singles that Tash Sultana released in 2017, and is something of a return to her roots. That is my way of saying that the song title is a 6 letter noun. There's also an extremely jazzy outro because why not?
♫ Don't know how I feel about you, got my hopes sunk and I keep on fantasising and I know it's just a feel about you ♫
Sydney's answer to Anderson .Paak with the worst band name have done quite well for themselves in 2017. Going from total obscurity to having 4 songs hit high rotation on triple j in the space of a year, it remains to be seen if a quarter of their career is already through. The band is a 6 piece though there are only 5 people in the music video, which can only lead me to assume that this is the most successful dog in a Hottest 100 since Paw's "Jessie".
♫ Ooh ooh, I'm a rebel just for kicks, yeah. Your love is an abyss for my heart to eclipse now ♫
I've squandered past opportunities to say this but now is a prime time for me to say that Portugal. The Man are far more than just this one hit single, and are in fact up to their 8th studio album now with 2017's "Woodstock". They put out my favourite song of 2011, "So American" so I have a certain extended approval for them. As for this song, it was released as a single early in 2017 to little fanfare outside of the Alternative charts, but then, as it is alternative music in the 2010s, it received quite the boost in profile after featuring in a commercial for vitamin water and then exploded into one of the biggest alternative crossover hits in years, and in fact broke Muse's 5 year standing record for the longest stay at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart.
♫ I call your house phone just to listen, to hear what your life might sound like ♫
In what can only be described as extremely off brand compared to Alex Lahey, Amy Shark wrote this song about those carefree days of youth where the only thing that mattered was getting out of your shitty part time job just so you can hang out with someone on the weekend. Remember to write a letter to your local streaming council if you like this song because the only reason it missed the ARIA top 50 is because it was never included on Spotify's Hot Hits Australia playlist. Aren't the charts in 2017 great?
♫ They like 'Savage, why you got a twelve car garage and you only got six cars?'♫
It feels super weird to be writing about this song in this context because though triple j have played Post Malone somewhat, none of his songs appeared on the voting list this year. Thanks to what I imagine is a combination of the fact that Amy Shark voted for it on the 'Get Inspired' page, the fact that Post Malone was playing the festival circuit here over the new year, people wanting to pay respect to Malcolm Young by voting a song that says 'rest in peace to Bon Scott', or the fact that people put money on the song on sportsbet and wanted to give themselves an extra helping hand, it finds its way here. I believe the last time a song ever impacted the countdown without being on the voting list was Foo Fighters' track "Wheels", which I imagine shares many voters with "rockstar".
♫ We learnt about the stars and the trees, I cried when I found kissing boys wasn't for me ♫
Alex The Astronaut would like to remind you that this is merely her story and thus may be a simplification compared to your own as there is often a lot of nuance to it and not everyone is as fortunate as everyone else in the situation they're brought up in. And really who would have the same story as her? As she is currently juggling a music career with a maths & physics uni degree on the other side of the world, having scored a scholarship for playing soccer.
♫ I push and you tend to shove I give in and you don't give up ♫
2017 saw Clowns & Taylor Swift both in the unfortunate position of bringing a knife to a gun fight, but perhaps they could have gone worse as The Wombats pull up with a lemon. If you've followed the Hottest 100 for the last decade, you'll know that voters are dedicated to getting The Wombats in to the extent that you might even forget that they're not as antipodean as their name suggests. This is the first single released from their 4th album which is due out next month.
♫ You'll be the one looking confused and I'll be the one looking for you ♫
In stark contrast to the preceding single "Death To The Lads", "Birthdays" is a heartfelt, lovestruck song filled with all manner of nods to the simpler times of childhood relations, where the most important thing about someone coming to your house would be to clean your room frantically and act as if you hadn't just done so. There's respect to the parents who raised you in this parents, particularly the mothers who are 'more than future housewives'. If you listen closely during the song's bridge, you'll hear backing vocals from Jess Locke who was signed to The Smith Street Band's new label and had her excellent debut album produced by Michael Fitzgerald of The Smith Street Band. Anyway hi, my name's jinx, it's nice to meet you.
♫ Baby, you'll think the less of me, yeah, when you see the rest of me now, you just don't know it ♫
Before this single, Peking Duk had just collaborated with a Swedish pop artist and a British pop duo, so for "Let You Down" they meet in the middle with a collaboration with a Swedish pop duo, making Icona Pop one of the more surprising artists to break their one hit wonder status on the Hottest 100. "Let You Down" also keeps up Peking Duk's streak of now 6 consecutive top 40 hits on the ARIA Charts, perhaps the same going for the Hottest 100?
♫ 'Cause baby I'm gifted, you see what I mean? USDA certified lean ♫
In the years since The Killers' peak of popularity in the mid to late 2000s, they've found themselves tapping a certain nostalgia market. Specifically for the song "Mr. Brightside" which has managed to become a permanent mainstay on the national Spotify chart, especially in the UK where it sometimes manages to crack the top 50 for seemingly no reason. So they've managed the envious position of retaining widespread interest in their catalogue without having to get in a car with James Corden. Instead they performed at our AFL Grand Final and came out of it better than most. Which leads them to scoring their highest Hottest 100 ranking in over a decade with the boisterous bravado that is "The Man".
I would've preferred Let You Down being their lowest entry At least it's lower than Fake Magic though. Birthdays was fine but yeah surprising to see it miss out on the top 20. The Man is good, but yet another one that is lower than expected.
♫ When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change, because you're amazing exactly how you are ♫
Last year's Hottest 100 was not well going for Ball Park Music fans who quickly noted their absence. The primary reason being that they lacked a stand out single, so their votes were divided hard between their 3 biggest singles. Evidently to amend this situation, Ball Park Music only put out one single this year (apart from their Like A Version), with the rest falling under the next Hottest 100 season when they'll release their 5th album.
♫ I'm a proud black Yolngu boy with the killer flow, listen to the yidaki, listen to it blow ♫
Hailing from NT's Arnhem Land, Baker Boy has proven himself one of the country's most exciting new artists of 2017. Featuring his cousin Yirrmal on the hook, "Marryuna" is a song that takes its name from Baker Boy's local Yolngu language, with a term that means to dance with no shame. Despite this very Australian nature, he's even caught attention of international stars, scoring support slots with 50 Cent & Dizzee Rascal.
♫ I know you feel the way I do, 'cause there ain't nobody else like us out there ♫
When they're not looking like San Cisco 5 years into the future or writing bizarre press releases http://www.thejunglegiants.com/press/ The Jungle Giants are no doubt busy touring, in fact they're playing a show tonight right around when the Hottest 100 finishes.
Marryuna's a great track, not sure I've heard it before in full.
Ugh, missed Birthdays and the Killers too! For the record, my favourite lyric of the year is probably this, in part because I don't think I've heard the words transient, basically and jaywalk used in a song before.
Narrowly ahead of "Blah blah, blah blah blah blah Ya nothin', Ya nothin'" of course
♫ It's okay to step away from someone long term, beat your own drum, feel securer in your own skin ♫
Following on from 2016's "Settle", "Regular Touch" is another song of reflection. The 'regular touch' in question refers to the idea of someone to rely on, so this song is about being able to step out for yourself. Someone on triple j's Facebook once complained about triple j's overuse of referring to songs as 'bangers', noting that while Vance Joy and Vera Blue are good, they don't make bangers. Said person clearly forgot about this one.
♫ So let's let things come out of the woodwork, I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies ♫
Unfortunately only a hit song because people need the allure of Post Malone to go out of the way to listen to a Lorde song. "Homemade Dynamite" is a song that had an unfortunate unrolling, as it was initially planned as a pre-release single in the lead up to "Melodrama", but its planned release came right after the Manchester concert bombing and naturally was put on hold.
♫ We have so much in common, we argue all the time. You always say I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure I'm right ♫
Whether or not you think that he's an industry plant, it is hard to deny that Khalid had a very successful 2017. While the release of his debut album didn't catch on immediately, a string of hit singles throughout the year did no harm in that matter. The biggest of which was "Young Dumb & Broke", a song that plays right into the album's themes of being an American teenager, which Khalid would know quite well as he still is a teenager for the next 2 weeks. Australia proved to be the biggest market for the song, which has so far been certified four times platinum here.
♫ Trust me, there is more to see. Believe me, there is more that lies beneath ♫
Though Peking Duk have been teasing the long form for a while now, all we got out of them in 2017 was another two songs that have done quite well for them. Adding to his list of Australian dance acts that start with the letter P to work with, the song was co-written with Sam Littlemore. "Fake Magic" went on to be certified platinum and was the 10th biggest Australian song (4th biggest released in 2017) of 2017 according to ARIA.
♫ Flashback, I had my Walkman in the minivan, listening to NSYNC, saw my name on the CD. Bleach blonde tips, wanted to be JT ♫
It feels super weird to be talking about them in this context, but for the uninformed, the best boy band since One Direction got their start at, of all places, KanyeToThe, where Kevin Abstract asked if anyone wanted to form a band. From humble beginnings, they now boast over a dozen members and were very productive in 2017, releasing three different albums in their SATURATION trilogy, with every song being titled in all caps with words that span 4-6 letters in length.
Marryuna is my favourite discovery Should've listened to it sooner. I do like Feel The Way I Do quite a bit also. Regular Touch is nice but not a favourite of Vera's. Young Dumb & Broke is good and I'm happy with its position. Fake Magic <3 <3 Wish it had been top 10 though. SWEET is good, shame it's #11.
10. Gang Of Youths - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
♫ Do I throw my clothes in the fire? Do I throw my hopes in the fire? ♫
Some 7 months before "Go Farther In Lightness" was released, we had this lead single that surprisingly turned out to be one of the shorter singles on the album. Gang Of Youths would go on to do take the country, with an ARIA #1 album, ARIA Album Of The Year and triple j Album Poll #1 position. It all kicked off with this rollicking number about the troubling times when you begin to lose religious faith, even if you really do want to believe.
♫ You cut through and I just wanna know what's in your head. Write it on a piece of paper, honey. Put it in my coat before I go ♫
This is a song that Vance Joy has had in the works for some time so I don't know if there's a citation to suggest that the song's name was slightly shortened (considering how the hook goes) so the title isn't the same as Rudimental's 2015 hit but it certainly is believable. It's the first single released from Vance Joy's 2nd album which is due out near the end of next month.
♫ Everybody knows that Sally can't dance, but damn she's so fine that nobody's gon' tell her ♫
The titular Sally is based on a real person who however is not actually named Sally. In what is surely a quest of Tuka to draw reference to a song in each successive Hottest 100, this 'Sally' was caught dancing to "One Dance" by Drake. I for one cannot wait to see his take on "SWEET" 2 years from now.
♫ We could rock away, leading, walk away. Do you understand? Do you know what I say? ♫
Pnau achieved their first big success with their album "Sambanova" all the way back in 2000. Though internationally they've had rather impressive success of late, including a UK top 5 single and even a UK #1 album alongside Elton John, you could be forgiven for thinking that they'd otherwise been somewhat overshadowed by Nick Littlemore's other project Empire Of The Sun. As of this week you can claim otherwise by a degree as "Chameleon" surpassed the ARIA Chart peak of "Walking On A Dream". The vocalist on this track is New York-based Kira Divine, who also features in the music video.
♫ Give me the green light, give me just one night, I'm ready to go right now ♫
The way you can tell that someone is from Australia is that they have some baffling opinion that Lorde's "Green Light" was too successful. Although she was having big hit singles around the world in 2013, it became clear in 2017 that her most loyal following was in Australia & New Zealand. That is not to say that she was totally ignored elsewhere, as she has garnered remarkable critical acclaim for her 2nd album "Melodrama" scoring a rather distinct place in the Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, as well as being the 2nd most acclaimed album of 2017 according to metacritic's aggregation.
5. Gang Of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows
♫ And if everything is temporary, I will bear the unbearable, terrible triteness of being ♫
If you were a fan of the music video for "Magnolia", then you'll be pleased with how much running Dave gets done in the video for "The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows". Despite being the 4th single from "Go Farther In Lightness" and having a particularly cumbersome title, the song struck a major chord with fans. The song was written after a year of writer's block about acknowledging the inconsequential state of being, and embracing what it is to be human.
Well this is a shock, every second vote I came across when I occasionally scrolled through had them and I just thought that pretty much guaranteed this to be top 3. One of the highlights of a great album
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Proving once again people have no short memory when it comes to these things, otherwise I can't imagine why Methyl Ethel dropped the lead single to their 2nd album just before last year's Hottest 100. The song takes its name for the provocative Alfred Jarry play "Ubu Roi" (which television fans may also recognise as the origin of the name Ubu Productions, good dog). To my knowledge, the play has far more murder than it does haircuts that are frowned upon so I don't exactly know why they did that.
♫ We could go to the Chateau Marmont and dance in the hotel room. We can run with headlights on and I haven't left your bed since ♫
A Spotify algorithm decided that this song should be popular so using my own knowledge of Spotify algorithms, I can say with reasonable confidence that at some point today, a teenager or young adult has just had this song appear on their Hot Hits Australia shuffle inbetween The Chainsmokers & Charlie Puth. Marinade on that for a little while. Nonetheless, it follows on from what was going on with their self-titled album, with the brother sister duo sharing lead vocal roles on this song. Only really Spiderbait can lay claim to a similar level of sustained Hottest 100 success this long after previously taking the top spot.
"Let Me Down Easy" was inspired by an encounter Dave had with a drunk woman dancing at a bar, who inspired the lyric 'sometimes life sucks'*. The striking string arrangements you hear on this track (as well as the rest of the album) were painstakingly scored by Dave across several sleepless nights. The song has proven a huge contender in this poll despite the notable disadvantages of never cracking the ARIA Chart, and not even having a music video.
*full quote is 'wow man, life sucks, life really sucks sometimes. But sometimes life is awesome'.
♫ My left stroke just went viral, right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral ♫
Kendrick Lamar made it clear he was taking no prisoners when releasing the lead off single to his 4th studio album "DAMN.". Changing course from the grand sociopolitical statement of "To Pimp A Butterfly", "DAMN." saw a shift to a more trendy take on things that netted major chart success that had largely alluded his own material prior. It would pay off in a bit way with lead single "HUMBLE." landing at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and he also scored the biggest album of the year according to Billboard. "HUMBLE." sees Kendrick teaming up with Mike Will Made-It who laid down an instantly memorable piano driven beat, while Kendrick wastes no time making every part of the song memorable in its own way, making absolutely sure that you'll remember syrup sandwiches.
Above everything else this album / song just makes me so happy
In the time I've been properly following this countdown it's the happiest I've been with the result. Similarly I have just so much to say about this that I may do at a later time. There wasn't much about the list that bothered me either and it has to be one of the better days I've had following this chaos.
Hijinx - once again an incredible effort typing this all up, I know it drives you mad, but thanks for going to the level that you did to get it done again.
Royal Blood is the one artist I thought would make it that didn't. Was expecting them around the #75 mark so I feel they will be close to #101 in tomorrow's countdown.
Throughout 2017 I thought Jax Jones would have done well and been a top 30 finisher. Felt like Triple J loved the song and was played a bit. Once voting had commenced I was surprised she wasn't doing well and hoped she might pick up a bit and that she might squeeze into the top 100. I reckon she will be close to #101 in tomorrow's countdown too.
Wolf Alice I also think should land close to #101 in tomorrow's countdown. I felt their song had some lovin' this year.
I would like to see London Grammar make the countdown tomorrow too.
- Snakehips, Cub Sport, Future, Stormzy and double Kendrick sneaking in to make #100-#91 absolute fire - Tash Sultana getting Electric Feel in, foreshadowing Murder To The Mind and Mystik surpassing expectations - Odette reaching the top 60, with a debut single and not much of a profile, just an outstanding song <3 - Skegss popping up at #39 when I'd long since given up on them making it, and right after, Billie Eilish, whose prospects I'd been pondering for quite some time, and at once all but given up on - Like Odette, Angie McMahon getting as high as #33 out of nowhere! - BROCKHAMPTON reaching as high as #11, something I'd have never remotely predicted before voting opened. I really wish it could have replaced Vance Joy in the top 10 though - Gang Of Youths doing the triple in the top 10 (even if lower than expected), with my favourite on top - Kendrick getting #1 is very good - and totally happy for Methyl Ethel, Lorde's everything, Pnau, Thundamentals (Sally), double Peking Duk, Baker Boy, The Killers, Vera (Mended), Kendrick (DNA.), Drake, Alex Lahey (EDTW), Mallrat, Ocean Alley, Big Shaq, Camp Cope, Charli, E^ST, Jack River, N.E.R.D, Lil Uzi Vert, Amy (Blood Brothers), Meg (MIMFT), Kim Churchill!
I got 8 of my votes in (#2 LMDE, #11 SWEET, #38 Bellyache, #43 Murder To The Mind, #56 Watch Me Read You, #63 Life Goes On, #74 XO TOUR Llif3, #95 Mask Off), though in fairness I do intentionally focus my votes on what's in range I should also have Don't Delete The Kisses in the top 200.
Hoping to see Boys Will Be Boys, Play It Safe, Thunderdome, Aunty Tracey's Cookies and Astronaut not far off!
I'm surprised "Lust for life" and "run" did not make the top 200. I thought Lana and Foo fighters would have multiple entries within the 200. Any idea how "Lust for life" and "run" polled on your list Hijinx?