Triple J Hottest 100, 2012

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2012 Triple J Hottest 100
Date January 26, 2013 (2013-01-26)
Country Australia
Winner Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz United States
("Thrift Shop")
Highlights
Most entries Flume (4) Australia
Website www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/12/
Television/radio coverage
Network Triple J

The 2012 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced on Australia Day 26 January 2013. It was the 20th countdown of the most popular songs of the year, as chosen by the listeners of Australian radio station Triple J.

Voting commenced on 19 December 2012, and closed at midnight on 20 January 2013.[1]

Over 1.5 million votes were cast in this countdown, beating the record set in the 2011 list.[2]

In the week prior to the countdown, Nick Drewe, a Brisbane statistician and marketer, analysed the votes that had been published on social media and determined the possible top 100, naming it the Warmest 100. The votes that had been published represented approximately 2.7% of the total vote. Ultimately, his list correctly predicted 92 of the songs in the countdown, the songs comprising the top 10, and the top 3 in the correct order.[3][4] The ABC have announced that it would likely make changes to the voting system to prevent "spoiler attempts" in future countdowns.[5]

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists
# Song Artist Country of origin
1 Thrift Shop Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz  United States
2 Little Talks Of Monsters and Men  Iceland
3 Breezeblocks alt-J  United Kingdom
4 Holdin On Flume  Australia
5 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons  United Kingdom
6 Get Free Major Lazer featuring Amber Coffman  United States
7 Elephant Tame Impala  Australia
8 Lost Frank Ocean  United States
9 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala  Australia
10 My Gun The Rubens  Australia
11 Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch  United Kingdom
12 Sleepless Flume featuring Jezzabell Doran  Australia
13 Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys  United States
14 I Love It Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX  Sweden and  United Kingdom
15 Same Love Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert  United States
16 Not Giving In Rudimental featuring John Newman and Alex Clare  United Kingdom
17 Clair de Lune Flight Facilities featuring Christine Hoberg  Australia and  United States
18 HyperParadise (Flume Remix) Hermitude  Australia
19 Angels The xx  United Kingdom
20 Feel the Love Rudimental featuring John Newman  United Kingdom
21 Latch Disclosure featuring Sam Smith  United Kingdom
22 Trembling Hands The Temper Trap  Australia
23 Coming Down Ball Park Music  Australia
24 I'm Into You Chet Faker  Australia
25 Bangarang Skrillex featuring Sirah  United States
26 Dear Science Seth Sentry  Australia
27 Surrender Ball Park Music  Australia
28 Default Django Django  United Kingdom
29 Cherry Lips Loon Lake  Australia
30 Laura Bat for Lashes  United Kingdom
31 Gasoline Alpine  Australia
32 Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix) Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
33 Can't Get Better Than This Parachute Youth  Australia
34 Born to Die Lana Del Rey  United States
35 Run Alone 360  Australia
36 Paddling Out Miike Snow  Sweden
37 Sun Two Door Cinema Club  United Kingdom
38 Oblivion Grimes  Canada
39 Hold On Alabama Shakes  United States
40 R U Mine? Arctic Monkeys  United Kingdom
41 I Can Make You Love Me British India  Australia
42 Hurricane MS MR  United States
43 Ho Hey The Lumineers  United States
44 Follow the Sun Xavier Rudd  Australia
45 Young and Dumb Chance Waters featuring Bertie Blackman  Australia
46 Take a Walk Passion Pit  United States
47 Mountain Sound Of Monsters and Men  Iceland
48 Fred Astaire San Cisco  Australia
49 Brother (Like a Version) Thundamentals  Australia
50 My Heart Is on Fire Asta  Australia
51 This Fire Birds of Tokyo  Australia
52 Ghosts The Presets  Australia
53 Wild Things San Cisco  Australia
54 I Got Burned The Bamboos featuring Tim Rogers  Australia
55 Internet Friends Knife Party  Australia
56 Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean  United States
57 Float Away Seth Sentry  Australia
58 Babel Mumford & Sons  United Kingdom
59 Love This Cosmo Jarvis  United Kingdom
60 Love Interruption Jack White  United States
61 Caress Your Soul Sticky Fingers  Australia
62 Just What I Am Kid Cudi featuring King Chip  United States
63 Wolf First Aid Kit  Sweden
64 Tessellate alt-J  United Kingdom
65 Genesis Grimes  Canada
66 The Best We Got The Rubens  Australia
67 On Top Flume featuring T.Shirt  Australia and  United States
68 Silhouettes Avicii  Sweden
69 Lonely Boy (Like a Version) Matt Corby  Australia
70 Promises The Presets  Australia
71 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar  United States
72 All the Rowboats Regina Spektor  United States
73 Draw a Crowd Ben Folds Five  United States
74 Simple Song The Shins  United States
75 Madness Muse  United Kingdom
76 Heard It All Illy  Australia
77 Love Is All I Got Feed Me and Crystal Fighters  United Kingdom
78 Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs  United Kingdom
79 Little Black Submarines The Black Keys  United States
80 Super Rich Kids Frank Ocean featuring Earl Sweatshirt  United States
81 Something Good alt-J  United Kingdom
82 Disparate Youth Santigold  United States
83 She's a Riot The Jungle Giants  Australia
84 Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom Hilltop Hoods  Australia
85 Fineshrine Purity Ring  Canada
86 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey  United States
87 Chronicles of a Fallen Love The Bloody Beetroots featuring Greta Svabo Bech  Italy and  Faroe Islands
88 Down the Road C2C  France
89 Maybe Tomorrow Chance Waters featuring Lilian Blue  Australia
90 Sleep Alone Two Door Cinema Club  United Kingdom
91 So Good Allday  Australia
92 Spiritus Lisa Mitchell  Australia
93 Dance Bear Snakadaktal  Australia
94 45 The Gaslight Anthem  United States
95 Andy Last Dinosaurs  Australia
96 Clique Kanye West featuring Big Sean and Jay Z  United States
97 I'm Shakin' Jack White  United States
98 Warrior Kimbra featuring Mark Foster and A-Trak  New Zealand,  United States and  Canada
99 Bad Girls M.I.A.  United Kingdom
100 Cough Cough Everything Everything  United Kingdom

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Four tracks[edit]

  • Flume (three times solo and one remix; 4, 12, 18, 67)

Three tracks[edit]

  • alt-J (3, 64, 81)
  • Frank Ocean (8, 56, 80)

Two tracks[edit]

  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (1, 15)
  • Of Monsters and Men (2, 47)
  • Tame Impala (7, 9)
  • Mumford & Sons (5, 58)
  • The Rubens (10, 66)
  • Florence Welch (once with Florence & the Machine and once with Calvin Harris; 11, 32)
  • Calvin Harris (11, remixed 32)
  • The Black Keys (13, 79)
  • Rudimental featuring John Newman (16, 20)
  • Ball Park Music (23, 27)
  • Seth Sentry (26, 57)
  • Lana Del Rey (34, 86)
  • Two Door Cinema Club (37, 90)
  • Grimes (38, 65)
  • Chance Waters (45, 89)
  • San Cisco (48, 53)
  • The Presets (52, 70)
  • Jack White (60, 97)

Countries represented[edit]

Top 10 Albums of 2012[edit]

A smaller poll of Triple J listeners' favourite albums of the year was held in December 2012.[6]

Note: Australian artists

Bold indicates J Award winner.

# Artist Album Country of origin Tracks in the Hottest 100
1 Tame Impala Lonerism  Australia 7, 9
2 The Black Keys El Camino  United States 13, 79 (2 in 2011)
3 The Rubens The Rubens  Australia 10, 66 (57 in 2011)
4 Mumford & Sons Babel  United Kingdom 5, 58
5 Ball Park Music Museum  Australia 23, 27
6 alt-J An Awesome Wave  United Kingdom 3, 64, 81
7 Flume Flume  Australia 4, 12, 67
8 The xx Coexist  United Kingdom 19
9 Frank Ocean Channel Orange  United States 8, 56, 80
10 San Cisco San Cisco  Australia 48, 53

Notes[edit]

  • For the second year in a row, the songs "Lonely Boy" and "Brother" charted in the countdown. This time "Lonely Boy" was covered by Matt Corby, who ranked at #3 (with his song "Brother") behind the original song by The Black Keys in the previous year's Hottest 100 (at #2). The version of "Brother" that appears in this year's countdown is a cover by Thundamentals.
  • There were eight songs in a row by Australian artists between positions 55 and 48. This is the equal longest run of Australian songs since 1999.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, an artist from Triple J Unearthed made it into the Top 10 of the countdown. Flume ranked at #4 this year.
  • "Thrift Shop" is the first hip-hop song to top the chart in Hottest 100 history. It also breaks the record of highest ranking hip-hop song, which was previously set by Hilltop Hoods who managed to place third in both 2006 and 2009.
  • "My Heart Is on Fire" by Asta marks the first appearance in the countdown by the winning entry in Unearthed High. 2011 winners Snakadaktal charted in the previous countdown with a song they had recorded after winning the competition.
  • For the first time since 2008, no Australian artist featured in the Top 3.
  • The four highest charting artists in this year's countdown were all debutants. This is the first time this has happened since the first countdown in 1993.
  • Additionally, the four highest charting artists in this year's countdown were acts from four different nations. This is the first time in the poll's history this has occurred.
  • 78 different artists made in into the chart; this makes this list the second most diverse list.
  • For the second year in a row, Calvin Harris placed at #11.

CD release[edit]

The Triple J Hottest 100 CD for 2012 is the twentieth edition of the CD series. It was released on 22 February 2013.[7]

CD 1
  1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz)
  2. Flume - "Holdin On"
  3. The Rubens - "My Gun"
  4. alt-J (∆) - "Breezeblocks"
  5. Frank Ocean - "Lost"
  6. Florence and the Machine - "Spectrum (Say My Name)" (Calvin Harris Remix)
  7. Loon Lake - "Cherry Lips"
  8. The Black Keys - "Gold on the Ceiling"
  9. Major Lazer - "Get Free" (featuring Amber Coffman)
  10. Chet Faker - "I'm Into You"
  11. The xx - "Angels"
  12. Seth Sentry - "Dear Science"
  13. Django Django - "Default"
  14. Miike Snow - "Paddling Out"
  15. Parachute Youth - "Can't Get Better Than This"
  16. Ball Park Music - "Coming Down"
  17. MS MR - "Hurricane"
  18. Skrillex - "Bangarang" (featuring Sirah)
  19. Birds of Tokyo - "This Fire"
  20. Two Door Cinema Club - "Sun"
  21. Alpine - "Gasoline"
CD 2
  1. Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks"
  2. Tame Impala - "Elephant"
  3. Icona Pop - "I Love It" (featuring Charli XCX)
  4. 360 - "Run Alone"
  5. The Temper Trap - "Trembling Hands"
  6. Disclosure - "Latch" (featuring Sam Smith)
  7. Rudimental - "Not Giving In" (featuring John Newman and Alex Clare)
  8. Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
  9. Grimes - "Oblivion"
  10. Asta - "My Heart Is on Fire"
  11. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - "Household Goods"
  12. San Cisco - "Fred Astaire"
  13. Chance Waters - "Young and Dumb" (featuring Bertie Blackman)
  14. Hermitude - "HyperParadise" (Flume Remix)
  15. Feed Me and Crystal Fighters - "Love Is All I Got"
  16. Everything Everything - "Cough Cough"
  17. Alabama Shakes - "Hold On"
  18. Sticky Fingers - "Caress Your Soul"
  19. Bat For Lashes - "Laura"
  20. Flight Facilities - "Clair De Lune" (featuring Christine Hoberg)

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