It’s official: Voting for triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade poll is open today (February 11).
On January 23, the station announced that they will be holding an additional Hottest 100 countdown this coming March: the Hottest 100 of the Decade. From today onwards, listeners can vote for their favourite songs of the 2010s. The poll closes on Monday, March 9 at 12pm AEDT. The results will be announced on Saturday, March 14.
“This February, we want you to vote for the Hottest 100 of the Decade,” a statement from triple j’s website read. “The bangers that soundtracked your finest festival moments, the tunes that made your trips to school bearable, the songs that will make you remember what a killer decade it really was.
“You know what the Hottest 100 is all about, and this one will be no different.”
The Decade countdown – which will cover songs released between 2010 and 2019 – is the first of its kind for the triple j Hottest 100. Of course, the original Hottest 100, which ran from 1989 to 1991, left the voting open to songs from any year before it converted to its annual format in 1993.
The all-time format was revisited in 1998 and 2009, and was won both times by Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Later, 2013 saw the station hold a commemorative countdown celebrating the Hottest 100 of the last 20 years. It was won by Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’, which also won the annual countdown in 1995.
Last month, Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ topped triple j’s Hottest 100 list for 2019. Eilish became the youngest act and first-ever solo female artist to hit number one in the Hottest 100 history. Meanwhile, Flume’s Vera Blue-assisted single ‘Rushing Back’ and ‘Charlie’ by Mallrat took the second and third spot, respectively.