The Fremantle band narrowly missed out to Glass Animals, who topped the annual listener-voted poll with ‘Heat Waves’. They were separated by a tiny number of votes, hosts Hobba and Hing said, that could be “counted on two hands”.
Spacey Jane, who had a total of four songs chart in the 2020 countdown, penned a short, grateful message to fans on Instagram: “This means more than the world to us, thank you so much. WE LOVE YOU.”
It was also announced on air that Spacey Jane will be the next band to record an original and a cover for triple J’s Like A Version, airing this coming Friday (January 29).
Spacey Jane were among 66 Australian artists who made it on the Hottest 100 of 2020, tying the record for most local artists that was set in 2016.
Seven of the top 10 songs were Australian: Flume came in at number three with ‘The Difference’ featuring Toro Y Moi, followed by Ball Park Music (‘Cherub’) and Tame Impala (‘Lost In Yesterday’). G Flip notched number 6 with ‘Hyperfine’, The Jungle Giants number 7 with ‘Sending Me Ur Loving’ and Hilltop Hoods number 9 with ‘I’m Good?’.
The Hottest 100 of 2020 also had the largest number of songs by Indigenous artists in the countdown’s history, according to a press release by triple j. Six songs from Indigenous artists charted, including two from The Kid LAROI and one each from Thelma Plum, Sycco, Beddy Rays and Birdz.
Lime Cordiale had five songs place in the 2020 countdown, while Spacey Jane and G Flip notched four. Tame Impala and Ocean Alley appeared three times.
One notable, thoroughly Aussie entry on the Hottest 100 this year was Mashd N Kutcher’s ‘Get On The Beers’. The dance track, which remixed a line uttered by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews in a COVID-19 press conference in March, came in at number 12.
Spacey Jane released ‘Booster Seat’ as part of their debut album ‘Sunlight’ in June 2020. NME rated the album four stars, with reviewer Ali Shutler writing, “As huge as Spacey Jane sound on ‘Sunlight’, it’s never at the expense of their heartfelt honesty.”