- The world’s greatest music democracy is underway with Australian radio station Triple J currently counting down its ‘Hottest 100′ music tracks of the year, as voted by listeners!
- Although the countdown initially started in 1989 as the Hottest 100 of all time (first won by Joy Division’s ‘Love will Tear us Apart’ and later Nirvana’s ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’), it moved to the Hottest 100 of that year, being songs released in that calendar year only.
- The first song to win in the new format was Dennis Leary’s ‘Asshole’.
- The countdown is now held on Australia Day, and has become an integral part of celebrations for Australians.
- As previously discussed, it has been confirmed that Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ will not make the countdown despite a heavy push from the #Tay4Hottest100 campaign. Read more here.
- SPOILER ALERT
- This year, it is widely tipped that Peking Duk will win with ‘High’, although Chet Faker has a couple of tracks, including ‘Talk is Cheap’ which may challenge that.
- What was your favourite song of the year? Do you have something similar in your country?