triple j has announced that its countdown for the first-ever Hottest 200 of the Decade list will kick off next week.
From next Tuesday (March 10) onwards, songs will be revealed each day at 10am and 3pm local time. It also marks the first time that triple j have revealed the Hottest 200 before the Hottest 100.
The Hottest 100 of the Decade will follow shortly after. The anticipated list is set to be revealed on March 14, from 12pm AEDT onwards.
triple j confirmed today that 1.1 million votes have been counted so far. 84 percent of those come from people under 30, with 54 percent of voters aged from 18-24.
The station also teased that some songs which scored highly in their original Hottest 100 have been relegated to the Hottest 200 of the Decade. By contrast, some songs which did not originally feature in the Hottest 100 have ranked better this time around.
“Nostalgia is powerful,” triple j wrote in a statement. “Tracks that were released earlier in the decade appear to be faring better than more recent music.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that Billie Eilish clinched the top spot of the Hottest 100 of 2019 with her smash hit, ‘Bad Guy’. She beat out Flume and Vera Blue’s ‘Rushing Back’ and ‘Charlie’ by Mallrat, which took the second and third places, respectively.
Head to the triple j website to cast your vote for Hottest 100 of the Decade. Voting closes next Monday (March 9) at midday.
Hottest 200 Countdown details are as follows:
Tuesday 10 March: 10am 200-191, 3pm 190-181
Wed 11 March: 10am 180-171, 3pm 170-161
Thurs 12 March: 10am: 160-151, 3pm: 150-141
Fri 13 March: 10am 140-121, 3pm: 120-101