Triple J Hottest 100, 2011

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The 2011 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced on Australia Day 26 January 2012. It is the nineteenth countdown of the most popular songs of the year, as chosen by the listeners of Australian radio station Triple J.

Voting commenced on 14 December 2011, and closed on 16 January 2012. A separate poll for the most popular album of the year was held in late November and early December 2011, with Making Mirrors by Gotye being voted the most popular album of the year.

On 8 February 2012, Triple J announced the tracks voted #101 to #200

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists
# Song Artist Country of origin
1 Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye featuring Kimbra  Australia/ New Zealand
2 Lonely Boy The Black Keys  United States
3 Brother Matt Corby  Australia
4 Feeding Line Boy & Bear  Australia
5 Midnight City M83  France
6 Video Games Lana Del Rey  United States
7 Awkward San Cisco  Australia
8 Boys Like You 360 featuring Gossling  Australia
9 Endless Summer The Jezabels  Australia
10 I Love It Hilltop Hoods featuring Sia  Australia
11 Feel So Close Calvin Harris  United Kingdom
12 Contact High Architecture in Helsinki  Australia
13 Shake It Out Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
14 Call It What You Want Foster the People  United States
15 Helena Beat Foster the People  United States
16 Tongue Tied Grouplove  United States
17 Even Though I'm a Woman Seeker Lover Keeper  Australia
18 Jump into the Fog The Wombats  United Kingdom
19 Promises Nero  United Kingdom
20 Act Yr Age Bluejuice  Australia
21 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Skrillex  United States
22 Air Snakadaktal  Australia
23 Jungle Emma Louise  Australia
24 1996 The Wombats  United Kingdom
25 Cameo Lover Kimbra  New Zealand
26 Techno Fan The Wombats  United Kingdom
27 Changed the Way You Kiss Me Example  United Kingdom
28 Pumped Up Kicks (Like a Version) Owl Eyes  Australia
29 Sing It (The Life of Riley) Drapht  Australia
30 Bounce Calvin Harris featuring Kelis  United Kingdom
31 It's Nice to Be Alive Ball Park Music  Australia
32 L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Noah & the Whale  United Kingdom
33 Otis Jay-Z & Kanye West  United States
34 I Feel Better Gotye  Australia
35 Cigarettes Illy  Australia
36 No Light, No Light Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
37 Killer 360  Australia
38 All I Want Is You Ball Park Music  Australia
39 Cinema (Skrillex Remix) Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go  Italy/ United Kingdom/ United States
40 Houdini Foster the People  United States
41 Under Cover of Darkness The Strokes  United States
42 What the Water Gave Me Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
43 Itchin' on a Photograph Grouplove  United States
44 Speak of the Devil Hermitude  Australia
45 Junk of the Heart (Happy) The Kooks  United Kingdom
46 Hanging On Active Child  United States
47 Mary Sparkadia  Australia
48 A.I.M. Fire! Art vs. Science  Australia
49 Milk & Sticks Boy & Bear  Australia
50 Part Time Believer Boy & Bear  Australia
51 Money The Drums  United States
52 Good Intent Kimbra  New Zealand
53 Holocene Bon Iver  United States
54 Turn Me On The Grates  Australia
55 Escapee Architecture In Helsinki  Australia
56 China Sparkadia  Australia
57 Lay It Down The Rubens  Australia
58 I Follow Rivers Lykke Li  Sweden
59 Holy Moses Washington  Australia
60 Gabriel Joe Goddard featuring Valentina  United Kingdom
61 Lotus Flower Radiohead  United Kingdom
62 Black Water Rising Stonefield  Australia
63 Rope Foo Fighters  United States
64 Raiders Owl Eyes  Australia
65 Re-Wired Kasabian  United Kingdom
66 Perth Bon Iver  United States
67 Zimbabwe New Navy  Australia
68 Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair Arctic Monkeys  United Kingdom
69 Calgary Bon Iver  United States
70 She's Like a Comet Jebediah  Australia
71 Arnold Luke Million  Australia
72 Foreign Language Flight Facilities featuring Jess Higgs  Australia
73 First of the Year (Equinox) Skrillex  United States
74 Bali Party Drapht featuring N'fa  Australia
75 Shot Yourself In the Foot Again Example & Skream  United Kingdom
76 Dreamshaker Redcoats  Australia
77 The Look Metronomy  United Kingdom
78 History's Door Husky  Australia
79 Wildfire SBTRKT featuring Little Dragon  United Kingdom/ Sweden
80 The Truth Pnau  Australia
81 Biding My Time Busby Marou  Australia
82 Ritual Union Little Dragon  Sweden
83 Future Starts Slow The Kills  United Kingdom/ United States
84 Throw It Away 360 featuring Josh Pyke  Australia
85 Gay Pirates Cosmo Jarvis  United Kingdom
86 Light All My Lights Seeker Lover Keeper  Australia
87 In Your Light Gotye  Australia
88 Shuffle Bombay Bicycle Club  United Kingdom
89 Santa Fe Beirut  United States
90 Make Some Noise Beastie Boys  United States
91 Fragile Bird City and Colour  Canada
92 The Wilhelm Scream James Blake  United Kingdom
93 Two Way Street Kimbra  New Zealand
94 Our Perfect Disease The Wombats  United Kingdom
95 Naked Kids Grouplove  United States
96 Machu Picchu The Strokes  United States
97 Arlandria Foo Fighters  United States
98 Niggas in Paris Jay-Z & Kanye West  United States
99 You Should Consider Having Sex with a Bearded Man The Beards  Australia
100 The Suburbs Mr Little Jeans  Norway

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Four[edit]

  • The Wombats (18, 24, 26, 94)
  • Kimbra (Three times solo and once with Gotye) (1, 25, 52, 93)

Three[edit]

  • Gotye (1, 34, 87)
  • Boy & Bear (4, 49, 50)
  • 360 (8, 37, 84)
  • Florence and the Machine (13, 36, 42)
  • Foster the People (14, 15, 40)
  • Grouplove (16, 43, 95)
  • Bon Iver (53, 66, 69)
  • Skrillex (two original and one remix) (21, 39, 73)

Two[edit]

  • Calvin Harris (11, 30)
  • Architecture in Helsinki (12, 55)
  • Seeker Lover Keeper (17, 86)
  • Example (27, 75)
  • Owl Eyes (28, 64)
  • Drapht (29, 74)
  • Ball Park Music (31, 38)
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West (33, 98)
  • The Strokes (41, 96)
  • Sparkadia (47, 56)
  • Foo Fighters (63, 97)
  • Little Dragon (One original and one collaboration with SBTRKT) (79, 82)

Countries represented[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 'Somebody That I Used to Know' became the first collaboration between separate artists to top the Hottest 100.
  • For the second consecutive year and the third time ever, the #1 song featured a female vocalist. This was also the second consecutive year the #1 song was a duet between a male and a female artist.
  • Kimbra became the first New Zealand artist to feature in the #1 song of a Hottest 100.
  • The original version by Arcade Fire of the #100 song, The Suburbs, was the #58 song in last years Hottest 100. Similarly, Owl Eyes' cover of Pumped Up Kicks was #28, four places higher than what the original version by Foster the People could manage the previous year.
  • For the third year in a row an artist from Triple J Unearthed got in the Top 10. This year it was Boy & Bear, San Cisco and The Jezabels. Also, the 2010 and 2011 Unearthed High winners (Stonefield and Snakadaktal) both made their first appearances in the Hottest 100. This is the first time this has been done.
  • Producer Francois Tetaz helped write, produce and mix eight songs that charted in the countdown. The Songs he helped write/produce/mix were all the songs by Architecture In Helsinki, Kimbra and Gotye.
  • This is the first countdown since 1995 not to feature any previous Hottest 100 winners.

Top 20 Albums of 2011[edit]

Note: Australian artists

This edition was hosted by Triple J presenter Caroline Tran, instead of regular presenter Richard Kingsmill. It was broadcast on 11 December, the final show of "2011" for 2011. It was announced that Making Mirrors won by an unprecedented margin.

Voting was held from 25 November right until the day before the countdown (10 December).

Bold indicates winner of the 2011 J Award and Hottest 100.

# Artist Album Country of origin Tracks charted in the Hottest 100
1 Gotye Making Mirrors  Australia 1, 34, 87 (25 in 2010)
2 Foster the People Torches  United States 14, 15, 40 (32 in 2010)
3 Boy & Bear Moonfire  Australia 4, 49, 50
4 The Wombats This Modern Glitch  United Kingdom 18, 24, 26, 94 (8 in 2010)
5 Bon Iver Bon Iver  United States 53, 66, 69
6 The Jezabels Prisoner  Australia 9
7 Florence + the Machine Ceremonials  United Kingdom 13, 36, 42
8 Architecture in Helsinki Moment Bends  Australia 12, 55 (28 in 2008)
9 Art vs. Science The Experiment  Australia 48 (9, 90 in 2010)
10 Ball Park Music Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs  Australia 31, 38
11 The Strokes Angles  United States 41, 96
12 Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song  United States 16, 43, 95
13 Radiohead The King of Limbs  United Kingdom 61
14 Kimbra Vows  New Zealand 25, 52, 93
15 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne  United States 33, 98
16 Drapht The Life of Riley  Australia 29, 74 (12 in 2010)
17 Sparkadia The Great Impression  Australia 47, 56 (24 in 2010)
18 Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See  United Kingdom 68
19 Foo Fighters Wasting Light  United States 63, 97
20 Cut Copy Zonoscope  Australia DNC

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Notes[edit]

  • For the second year in a row the ARIA album of the year comes 3rd in the Triple J Album Poll.
  • Gotye is the first J Award winner since Wolfmother in 2005 to win the Triple J Album Poll. He is also the first artist to win the Triple J Album Poll twice.
  • Cut Copy are the first band since Bloc Party in 2008 to get in the Top 20 Album Poll and not feature in the Hottest 100.

CD Release[edit]

CD 1
  1. Gotye Featuring Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know" (#1)
  2. The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy" (#2)
  3. M83 - "Midnight City" (#5)
  4. Hilltop Hoods Featuring Sia - "I Love It" (#10)
  5. Grouplove - "Tongue Tied" (#16)
  6. Skrillex - "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (#21)
  7. Ball Park Music - "It's Nice To Be Alive" (#31)
  8. The Grates - "Turn Me On" (#54)
  9. Redcoats - "Dreamshaker" (#76)
  10. Hermitude - "Speak of the Devil" (#44)
  11. Noah and the Whale - "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." (#32)
  12. The Jezabels - "Endless Summer" (#9)
  13. 360 Featuring Gossling - "Boys Like You" (#8)
  14. Art vs. Science - "A.I.M. Fire!" (#48)
  15. Sparkadia - "Mary" (#47)
  16. The Drums - "Money" (#51)
  17. Jebediah - "She's Like A Comet" (#70)
  18. Radiohead - "Lotus Flower" (#61)
  19. Snakadaktal - "Air" (#22)
  20. Stonefield - "Black Water Rising" (#62)
  21. Example - "Changed the Way You Kissed Me" (#27)
CD 2
  1. Matt Corby - "Brother" (#3)
  2. San Cisco - "Awkward" (#7)
  3. Lana Del Rey - "Video Games" (#6)
  4. Architecture In Helsinki - "Contact High" (#12)
  5. Kimbra - "Cameo Lover" (#25)
  6. Drapht - "Sing It (The Life of Riley)" (#29)
  7. The Wombats - "Jump Into the Fog" (#18)
  8. Florence and the Machine - "Shake It Out" (#13)
  9. Joe Goddard Featuring Valentina - "Gabriel" (#60)
  10. Boy & Bear - "Feeding Line" (#4)
  11. Arctic Monkeys - "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" (#68)
  12. Nero - "Promises" (#19)
  13. Foster the People - "Helena Beat" (#15)
  14. Bombay Bicycle Club - "Shuffle" (#88)
  15. Seeker Lover Keeper - "Even Though I'm A Woman" (#17)
  16. Calvin Harris - "Feel So Close" (#11)
  17. New Navy - "Zimbabwe" (#67)
  18. Bluejuice - "Act Yr Age" (#20)
  19. Emma Louise - "Jungle" (#23)
  20. The Rubens - "Lay It Down" (#57)
  21. Pnau - "The Truth" (#80)

For the first time ever the Hottest 100 CD was released digitally on iTunes

DVD[edit]

  1. Gotye Featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  3. Matt Corby - Brother (Live)
  4. Boy & Bear - Feeding Line
  5. M83 - Midnight City
  6. San Cisco - Awkward
  7. 360 Featuring Gossling - Boys Like You
  8. The Jezabels - Endless Summer
  9. Hilltop Hoods Featuring Sia - I Love It
  10. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
  11. Architecture In Helsinki - Contact High
  12. Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out
  13. Foster the People - Helena Beat
  14. Grouplove - Tongue Tied
  15. Seeker Lover Keeper - Even Thought I'm A Woman
  16. The Wombats - Jump Into the Fog
  17. Nero - Promises
  18. Bluejuice - Act Yr Age
  19. Snakadaktal - Air
  20. Emma Louise - Jungle
  21. Kimbra - Cameo Lover
  22. Example - Changed the Way You Kissed Me
  23. Drapht - Sing It (The Life of Riley)
  24. Ball Park Music - It's Nice To Be Alive
  25. Noah and the Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
  26. Illy - Cigarettes
  27. Benny Benassi Featuring Gary Go - Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
  28. Hermitude - Speak of the Devil
  29. The Kooks - Junk of the Heart (Happy)
  30. Active Child - Hangin' On
  31. Sparkadia - Mary
  32. Art vs. Science - A.I.M. Fire!
  33. The Drums - Money
  34. The Grates - Turn Me On
  35. Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
  36. Joe Goddard Featuring Valentina - Gabriel
  37. Stonefield - Black Water Rising
  38. Owl Eyes - Raiders
  39. Kasabian - Re-Wired
  40. Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
  41. Jebediah - She's Like A Comet
  42. Husky - History's Door
  43. Pnau - The Truth
  44. Bubsy Marou - Biding My Time
  45. City and Colour - Fragile Bird

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingsmill, Richard (11 December 2011). "2011 - The Albums of the Year!". Triple J. Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.