If it were still January or even February I'd have another fresh Bernie meme to follow up last year but there are no lawn chairs to be laid out in this MARCH of 2021.
Anyway it's time to get this thing done and so here's the plan:
#100-#61: 6pm AEDT Saturday, March 20th #60-#1: 6pm AEDT Sunday, March 21st
If you think that's a bit of a weird split, the truth is that I'll be playing the 10 highest songs that just missed out before we get to #100. I'm also being deliberately coy about a certain aspect of this so as not to spoil something curiously significant.
I'll get to doing funny hint things later in the week, just want to get this post up now.
The information teaser fairy has appeared with more useless information
-The points this year start off a little lower than previously, to be expected with less lists than usual, however the top 10 reach higher points than last year's list -There were also more unique songs voted for than last year -12 #1 albums from 2020 feature in the list, it was not a particularly good year for #1 singles -There are between 20 and 25 songs from the 2020 Hottest 100 in the top 100 -Over half of the list's entries come from lead artists who have never appeared on these lists before. I would safely describe 6 of these artists as having reached the height of their fame long before these lists started being made, and I'd describe none of these artists as making similar music to each other -Most voters of #11 also voted for #10 -One artist has managed to squeeze 3 entries just within the first broadcast, another has done so for the second one -There are unquestionably songs on this list that relate to The Dreaded 2020™, though many which were recorded and released before that could possibly manifest -Two songs that draw reference to the same very specific millennial cultural touchstone appear within 20 places of each other, the point range that marks the birth years of millennials falls between the two. Depending on who you ask, the artists whose points do fall within that birth year point range are in fact millennials -More than one boomer has made the list, one is surrounded by zoomers -Two very different duos who share a Venn diagram link appear with one in the top 100 and one in the top 200 -No song between #61-#200 appears in more lists than the #200 song -A mid 2010s rivalry that is so parasocial that it's not clear if either artist even knows it exists, finds its fortunes reversed in this instance -You will find in this list the name of the most successful progenitor of the longest known streak of male Jeopardy! winners, as well as one of the bookending women's names as singers in this list, and then at varying stretches, 3 of the names from one of the longest known female winner streaks, as part of bands in this list. -An artist who has appeared in this list before with a particularly declarative preposition, appears closely to a song, which when combined with that preposition, would arrive you with the name of an artist that has been sampled by another song, that if you put those two songs points together, you would land adjacent to. *Think starts playing* -This has nothing to do with the list, but never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. Hahahahahahahaha-
Okay so a lot of you already know this but I made a very dumb mistake in that I forgot to include Effluvium's list in this. Fortunately, this was spotted today and because it's a 2 day broadcast, I have time to fix this. Thus tomorrow, we'll actually be starting from #64 as if nothing weird happened and that this was the list so far:
Two People - Someone to Serve
Peking Duk (feat Alisa Xayalith) - Move
Taylor Swift - august
King Princess - Only Time Makes It Human
Tame Impala - One More Year
Future Islands - For Sure
L.A.B. - Controller
Christine and the Queens (feat Caroline Polachek) - La vita nuova
Sycco - Dribble
Nothing But Thieves - Impossible
Troye Sivan - Easy
London Grammar - Baby It's You
Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
Sam Fischer - This City
Ball Park Music - Day & Age
NIKI - Switchblade
Christine and the Queens - Je disparais dans tes bras/I disappear in your arms
DMA'S - The Glow
Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do
Hockey Dad - Itch
DMA'S - Learning Alive
Jessie Ware - Save A Kiss
Architects - Animals
Terrace Martin & Denzel Curry (feat. Kamasi Washington, G Perico & Daylyt) - Pig Feet
Le Youth - About Us
SAULT - Wildfires
Celeste - Stop This Flame
Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
Halsey - You should be sad
DMA'S - Cobracaine
Jonsi - Swill
Jason Derulo - Take You Dancing
Violent Soho - Pick It Up Again
System of a Down - Genocidal Humanoidz
What are the gaps there? Those are songs that have now been pushed into the list. Tomorrow's broadcast will start with those 4. I'll also be quickly skipping through the songs that were played on today's broadcast that have now jumped into the top 64, which with eagle eyes you may be able to determine (you may also notice Tame Impala, Ball Park Music & Hockey Dad having slightly improved their standings). The below 100 clips will be entirely incorrect now and I don't have the time to rectify that. I really apologise for the mess but I hope this is a satisfactory resolution.
Just to note if anyone comes looking for the tables or other assorted stats I tend to post, OZrocker's list was submitted for the combined but is yet to be unveiled (hence the "#?"s in the posts for songs that made his top 10), so I can't compile anything yet; I'll probably bump this thread with something at a later date
To put them somewhere in one place, here's a list of the combined #1s each year:
I was so prepared to listen to the stream for this earlier this year, and then the countdown just happened to occur on a day when I was busy
I have had this page open in a tab of a window I don't use often, and now four months later I'm finally getting around to commenting on my favourites. Better late than never, I suppose!
Going through, my favourites here are:
100 – 91: Genocidal Humanoidz, Pick It Up Again, Televised Mind (surprised and happy to see this make the count), Don’t Start Now (90.5)
90 – 81: Pig Feet? (don’t care for too many of the songs from this grouping)
80 – 71: Not much for me here either
70 – 61: WAP, Level Of Concern, Blinding Lights (60.5) (this grew on me so much in the second half of 2020, one of my favourite songs of his now)
60 – 51: Do It, Dragonball Durag! (so pleased to see this make the list)
50 – 41: Dynamite, My High, Shameika, At The Door, Adore You, WISHING WELL! (obviously my favourite song on the list, so happy to see it reach this high)
40 – 31: Gaslighter (happy to see this so positively received), MOOD!, I can enjoy Love Songs on occasion as well
30 – 21: Run, Head & Heart
20 – 11: Say So, Running Red Lights (pleased to see this so high. I only really got into it a few weeks after the album got released, and if I were to re-do my year-end list, this would be on there), Good News, Roses (Imanbek Remix), Boss Bitch (surprised to see this as the favourite Doja Cat song, but not complaining)
10 – 1: Levitating (might be my favourite song from Dua at this point), LOST IN YESTERDAY, Rain On Me, IN YOUR EYES! (so happy to see people get on-board with this one), CAUTION! (The Killers always seem to get a lot of love here, definitely deserved here), Break My Heart
If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time when my list has been included as part of the combined countdown that the combined #1 hasn’t appeared on my year-end list (or definitely for the last 5-6 years at least). Not that I necessarily think “Physical” is bad or anything, but it is easily the weakest of her “Future Nostalgia” singles in my view.
As for the 101 – 200 part of the countdown, my favourites are:
101 – 110: Right, Save Your Tears (if it had have been released this year, I think it would have reached much higher due to its single release and subsequent popularity)
111 – 120: HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURED BY A HIGHWAY! (would have been nice to see this crack the top 100, but happy to see two other people put it on their lists), Heat Waves (certainly a grower with its popularity this year), Trouble’s Coming, OPRAH’S BANK ACCOUNT!
121 – 130: OHIO! (yes!), KLK, Gospel For A New Century (happy to see some Yves Tumor recognition)
131 – 140: FREAK! (this rules)
141 – 150: N/A
151 – 160: N/A
161 – 170: Shook
171 – 180: Circles (176.5)
181 – 190: Guilty Conscience, Grasshopper, Processed By The Boys, Daylight
191 – 200: SKYBOX! (I realise I single-handedly put this here )
Anyway, in terms of the songs that made the list, I wouldn’t necessarily say that it is my favourite collection of songs (even if there are a few here that I haven’t listened to), but as always, it provides a great cross-section between popular and independent, as well as providing a good coverage of many genres.
And it almost goes without saying at this point, thank you to Hijinx for putting the list together! Great work!