Voting has begun for Triple J’s Hottest 100 – tipped to win with a huge global hit. But it sees the station backwards on one of its most controversial promises.
It’s that time again, music lovers.
With “Spotify Wrapped” Tiles Triple J Hottest 100 lists.
This week, the vote for Australia’s largest music democracy, the Triple J Hottest 100, opened to the public, along with a floodgate for enthusiastic listeners to flex their likes on Instagram.
The countdown, which was once held on 26 January each year, will be held on 22 January in 2022. This comes after the station decided in 2017 that voting would no longer take place on Australia Day amid growing Invasion Day protests.
While the buzz about the much-loved music poll has well and truly begun, the countdown is expected to be very different over the years.
Previously, listeners rebelled against any sign of a “mainstream” artist infiltrating voting, but looking back this year, the station has embraced pop music with more open arms than ever before. One of the “banned” artists could hit number one.
While the pop sensation has appeared on Triple J rotation in the past (he was featured in songs with Major Lazer and Skrillex, and popped up during the station’s ‘Request’), the chart-topping track stay, Bieber and . By Australian rap prodigy The Kid LAROI, already dominates the voter lists, and has barely any troubled listeners to watch.
Last year, Cardi B and Megan were the stallions wap 6th, and in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the station banned the votes of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber amid viral troll campaigns.
Whereas stayThe popularity among listeners is likely due to 18 year old THE kid LAROI, whose name is an allusion to his Kamillaroi legacy, his scoring First game as Triple J traced to high finalist in 2018, as the youth station has adapted over the years, it is no longer surprising to hear popular, chart-topping artists in the daily rotation.
Rubbing shoulders with independent music the station is known to celebrate 2021, with big-name artists including Beyonce, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and even Australia’s own pop queen Jessica Mauboy.
(Funnily enough After the notable hubbub of 2015taylor swift is No become a mainstay on the station’s playlist).
Here, we dive into the hottest 100 controversies from the station’s indie versus mainstream past. But first, here’s how to get voting:
how to vote
Voting opens on Tuesday, and will close on Monday, January 17th.
On Friday, January 21, before the big day on Saturday, January 22, the station will count the songs that have just been missed, down from 200-100. Book-ending The Hottest 100 on Sunday will be Sister Station Double J’s Hottest 100 of Weekend 2021.
favorite to win
Looking at betting sites, THE KIDS LAROI is currently tipped to win at odds of $2.75. Fellow 18-year-old powerhouse Olivia Rodrigo—the one who stole hearts with the global smash cry-hit drivers license—is close to the odds of $3.50. Gang of Youths, Billie Eilish and Rufus du Soul follow.
But those who want to start their sweep bets early may want to stop it. 100 hot tuna, “The Internet’s Most Accurate Predictions of Triple J’s Hottest 100, Updated Daily”, which may tell a different story.
The site usually publishes its live leaderboard shortly after the poll opens, so watch this space.
The fan-made website has been predicting the results of Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown since 2016, with the fairly high success rate punters are known for.
Last year, Nick White, who ran the site, predicted correctly heat waves To win by Glass Animals. However, the tracks leading up to it were a little more jumpy. While Spacey Zayn, Ball Park Music and Flume all made the top five as predicted, Tame Impala swooped in. lost in yesterday Taking on G Flip’s very subtle.
WAP Hit No. 6
Out of the top 5 last year, Cardi B and Megan were the stallion’s X-rated masterpiece, wap, 6, and some Triple J fans were not happy with it.
Many responses to social media posts announcing the song were upbeat about its placement, but many criticized Risk Banger.
A Twitter user replied, “@DanielAndrewsMP how did you lose it. Yes Joaquin,” referring to putting WAP above Mashd N Kutcher’s go to beer Featuring Danielle Andrews, Who Came at 12.
Considering voting rules, a song is eligible for the Hottest 100 if it was first released during the countdown year, specifically between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021. Covers and remixes are also eligible.
bieber’s 2015 hijack
In 2015, this year’s potential winner Justin Bieber backs viral campaign Started by a betting agency in Australia purely to troll the station.
With Popstar’s backing, the betting agency successfully trended #Bieber4Hottest100 globally, forcing a spokesperson for the station to issue a statement about the campaign’s legitimacy,
Megan Loader, acting Triple J manager at the time, told totally deaf: “We want real votes from real audiences.
“It is not fair to trip up jay listeners or artists whose songs may be undervalued when campaigns try to encourage votes or troll polls.”
This comes after the betting company started the hashtag from its official account on December 9 and was later retweeted by Bieber himself. The original tweet was retweeted over 15,000 times.
Seven years later, Bieber can finally fulfill his Hottest 100 wish with a win.
The Taylor Swift Controversy of 2014
The Bieber controversy came after a social media campaign led by a journalist specifically disqualified Taylor Swift from Triple J’s Hottest 100.
In an effort to secure Swift’s proven and enduring hit shake it off One spot on the countdown, Buzzfeed Australia’s Mark Di Stefano, asked readers to tweet #Tay4Hottest100.
The debate left the fans of the countdown split down the middle. There were furious listeners who believed Swift was too commercial to belong to the alternative music station of the time, and others who rejected the snobbery, saying the boycott would be elitism.
In response, Triple J parodied the BuzzFeed article, claiming that the hashtag campaign “bought Tay a one-way ticket to Bainsville” and accused the site of trying to “troll the poll”.
“It became very clear, very quickly that a lot of people wanted to make some ‘hipsters’ for the lulz,” the author wrote.
The station cited a social media post by KFC with the hashtag #Tay4Hottest100. According to the rules of the contest, a song that benefits from commercial endorsement can be disqualified.
Triple J said, “The Hottest 100 is an opportunity for individuals everywhere to cast their votes for their absolute favorite songs of the year.”
“The invitation is not for fried chicken companies eager to wrap their greasy fingers around a fresh-cut hashtag… we would love if people voted for the love of music, not the love of cholesterol. for.”
The station clarified that they “have no beef” with the American pop singer, concluding: “She’s smart, she’s cool, she’s successful, and she has great taste at BFFs. Shake It Off shows.” That she hates trolls too, so we have this in common.
last year, during The station’s first “request” Launched after several festival cancellations, Swifties finally got their vengeance, and shake it off was played.
The station trolls its former fanatics
It may be “out with the old and in with the new” for the station these days, literally.
Earlier this year, to an uproar on Twitter, Triple J indicated that he no longer wanted purists as showrunners. messed up in a cheeky tweet,
In September, the station tweeted, “Did it hurt? When you got out of the youth radio station”, riffing on the pick-up line: “Did it hurt? When you’ve fallen from heaven?” Of which parody online became a trend this year.
Although the tweet backfired, many missed the joke and assumed the station was cracking down on its old listeners.
“It hurts more that someone on the @triplej social media team missed the famous ABC Inclusion Training Day,” Bachelor Host Osher Gansberg wrote.
“You know what hurts? Ageism and bad punctuation,” wrote another follower.
Another weighed in: “It’s statements like these that make it harder for musicians, especially women, to have long-lasting careers in the music industry because you believe and perpetuate the notion that their Values and talents diminish with age.”
(You can add songs manually, FYI).