Tame Impala tops triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade countdown

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Today (March 14), triple j unveiled its Hottest 100 of the Decade, with Tame Impala scoring the top spot with ‘The Less I Know The Better’. Find the full list of results below.

Following Tame Impala was Gotye’s global smash ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ featuring Kimbra, and Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know?’. Rounding out the top 10 were Violent Soho, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Gang Of Youths, Foster The People, Flume, Angus & Julia Stone and Matt Corby.

Tame Impala scored a total of four entries in the Hottest 100 of the Decade. ‘Let It Happen’ came in at #26, ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ at #65 and ‘Elephant’ right underneath at #66.

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Flume. Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

Flume scored seven entries in the Hottest 100, making him the Australian artist with the most entries in the countdown. He previously had 16 appearances in Hottest 100 countdowns.

Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ (Feat. Kai), ‘Holding Down’ and his remix of Hermitude’s ‘HyperParadise’, ranked at #8, #18 and#48 respectively. ‘Drop The Game’ with Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, ‘On Top’ (Feat. T-Shirt), Sleepless (Feat. Jezzabell Doran) and his remix of Disclosure’s You & Me (Feat. Eliza Doolittle) came in at #69, #82, #93 and #98 respectively.

A number of 2010s global hits, including Lorde’s ‘Royals’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’, made appearances in the Hottest 100 of the Decade. As for popular non-Australian artists, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar both snagged four entries in the countdown.

The results have again defied vote aggregator 100 Warm Tunas, whose model predicted ‘Covered In Chrome’ by Violent Soho to top the countdown. Instead, it came in at #4. 100 Warm Tunas also had ‘The Less I Know The Better’ pegged at #5.

100 Warm Tunas works by scanning votes posted to social media, or by direct message to the aggregator itself. 100 Warm Tunas’ modelling counted 29,123 votes across 3,181 images, equating to a sample size of about 1.15 per cent.

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100 Warm Tunas previously incorrectly predicted Denzel Curry’s triple J Like A Version cover of ‘Bulls On Parade’ would be Number One on this year’s Hottest 100. The top prize was earned by Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’, which also came in at #71 on the Hottest 100 of the Decade.

Billie Eilish tops triple j hottest 100 2019
Billie Eilish. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify

Per triple j, more than 1.8million votes were tallied. Nearly half of those votes (47.9 per cent) came from people aged between 18 and 24. Australian artists accounted for 49 songs in the countdown. The results also included nine songs that had previously never appeared in a Hottest 100 countdown, such as Adele’s ‘Rolling in The Deep’ (which came in at #97) and Azealia Banks’ ‘212’ (#68).

From Monday to Friday, the station revealed the Hottest 200 songs of the Decade with 20 songs aired a day. Methyl Ethel’s ‘Ubu’ was the unlucky entry to just miss out on the official countdown, reaching #101, with early entries for station favourites Tones and I, Lizzo and more.

The Decade countdown – which covers songs released between 2010 and 2019 – is the first of its kind for the triple j Hottest 100. 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 results of triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade are:

1. Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’
2. Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (Feat. Kimbra)
3. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
4. Violent Soho – ‘Covered In Chrome’
5. RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Innerbloom’
6. Gang Of Youths – ‘Magnolia’
7. Foster the People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
8. Flume – ‘Never Be Like You’ (Feat. Kai)
9. Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Big Jet Plane’
10. Matt Corby – ‘Brother’
11. Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker – ‘Talk Is Cheap’
12. alt-J – ‘Breezeblocks’
13. Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’
14. Kanye West – ‘Runaway’ (Feat. Pusha-T)
15. Sticky Fingers – ‘Australia Street’
16. Lorde – ‘Royals’
17. Ball Park Music – ‘It’s Nice To Be Alive’
18. Flume – ‘Holdin On’
19. Gang Of Youths – ‘Let Me Down Easy’
20. Hilltop Hoods – ‘Cosby Sweater’
21. DMA’s – ‘Delete’
22. M83 – ‘Midnight City’
23. Kendrick Lamar – ‘King Kunta’
24. Kanye West, Jay-Z – ‘N***as in Paris’
25. Flight Facilities – ‘Claire De Lune’ (Feat. Christine Hoberg)
26. Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’
27. Childish Gambino – ‘3005’
28. Childish Gambino – ‘Redbone’
29. Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’
30. Of Monsters And Men – ‘Little Talks’
31. The Wombats – ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’
32. Peking Duk – ‘High’ (Feat. Nicole Millar)
33. Sticky Fingers – ‘Rum Rage’
34. Frank Ocean – ‘Lost’
35. Ocean Alley – ‘Confidence’
36. Hilltop Hoods – ‘1955’ (Feat. Montaigne, Tom Thum)
37. Milky Chance – ‘Stolen Dance’
38. Avicii – ‘Levels’
39. Flight Facilities – ‘Crave You’ (Feat. Giselle)
40. Disclosure – ‘Latch’ (Feat. Sam Smith)
41. DMA’s – ‘Believe’ (triple j Like a Version cover of Cher)
42. Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’
43. Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Chateau’
44. Florence + The Machine – ‘Shake It Out’
45. The Black Keys – ‘Lonely Boy’
46. The Rubens – ‘Hoops’
47. Mumford & Sons – ‘I Will Wait’
48. Hermitude – ‘HyperParadise’ (Flume Remix)
49. Tash Sultana – ‘Jungle’
50. Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ (Feat. Pharrell)
51. Amy Shark – ‘Adore’
52. Gang Of Youths – ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’
53. Sia – ‘Chandelier’
54. Grouplove – ‘Tongue Tied’
55. Skrillex – ‘Bangarang’ (Feat. Sirah)
56. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Thrift Shop’ (Feat. Wanz)
57. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Humble’
58. Sticky Fingers – ‘Gold Snafu’
59. Adrian Lux – ‘Teenage Crime’
60. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
61. Lorde – ‘Green Light’
62. Frank Ocean – ‘Thinkin Bout You’
63. Hermitude – ‘The Buzz’ (Feat. Mataya and Young Tapz)
64. RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘Innerbloom’ (What So Not Remix)
65. Tame Impala – ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’
66. Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
67. Hilltop Hoods – ‘
I Love It’ (Feat. Sia)
68. Azealia Banks – ‘212’
69. Flume and Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker – ‘Drop The Game’
70. Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘7’
71. Billie Eilish – ‘bad guy’
72. Kanye West – ‘Monster’ (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
73. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
74. Robyn – ‘Dancing On My Own’
75. Calvin Harris – ‘Feel So Close’
76. Travis Scott – ‘SICKO MODE’
77. Kanye West – ‘Black Skinhead’
78. San Cisco – ‘Awkward’
79. Mallrat – ‘Charlie’
80. Kanye West – ‘Ultralight Beam’ (Feat. Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price & Kirk Franklin)
81. Cub Sport – ‘
Come On Mess Me Up’
82. Flume – ‘On Top’ (Feat. T-Shirt)
83. Ruel – ‘Painkiller’
84. Ruby Fields – ‘Dinosaurs’
85. J. Cole – ‘No Role Modelz’
86. The Wombats – ‘Greek Tragedy’
87. Matt Corby – ‘Resolution’

88. Glass Animals – ‘Gooey’
89. Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Undercover Martyn’
90. Childish Gambino – ‘This Is America’
91. Rex Orange County – ‘Loving Is Easy’ (Feat. Benny Sings)
92. Kendrick Lamar – ‘m.A.A.d city’ (Feat. MC Eiht)
93. Flume – ‘Sleepless’ (Feat. Jezzabell Doran)
94. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel?’
95. FISHER – ‘Losing It’
96. Major Lazer – ‘Get Free’ (Feat. Amber Coffman)
97. Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’
98. Disclosure – ‘You & Me’ (Feat. Eliza Doolittle) {Flume Remix}
99. Ruel – ‘Dazed & Confused’ (Prod. M-Phazes)
100. Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’

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