Triple J Hottest 100, 2015

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The 2015 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced Australia Day, 26 January 2016. It is the 23rd countdown of the most popular songs of the year, as chosen by the listeners of Australian radio station Triple J.

Voting commenced on 9 December 2015, and closed on 22 January 2016.[1] Voters nominated ten songs that were released between December 2014 and November 2015 and submitted them through the Triple J website. Over 2 million votes were again cast, this year from 172 countries.[2] 54 songs in the 2015 Hottest 100 are by Australian artists, with 26 artists of any nationality making their debut.[2]

Despite a betting agency's campaign aimed at getting Justin Bieber featured in the list, similar to 2014's #Tay4Hottest100,[3] Triple J announced no songs have been disqualified from the 2015 list.[2]

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists
# Song Artist Country of origin
1 Hoops The Rubens  Australia
2 King Kunta Kendrick Lamar  United States
3 Lean On Major Lazer featuring & DJ Snake  United States/ Denmark/ France
4 The Less I Know the Better Tame Impala  Australia
5 Let It Happen Tame Impala  Australia
6 The Trouble with Us Marcus Marr & Chet Faker  United Kingdom/ Australia
7 Do You Remember Jarryd James  Australia
8 The Buzz Hermitude featuring Mataya & Young Tapz  Australia/ New Zealand
9 Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd  Canada
10 Magnets Disclosure featuring Lorde  United Kingdom/ New Zealand
11 Never Be Meg Mac  Australia
12 You Were Right RÜFÜS  Australia
13 Ocean Drive Duke Dumont  United Kingdom
14 Hotline Bling Drake  Canada
15 Like Soda Violent Soho  Australia
16 Fire and the Flood Vance Joy  Australia
17 Middle DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine  France/ United Kingdom
18 Downtown Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz  United States
19 The Hills The Weeknd  Canada
20 Mountain at My Gates Foals  United Kingdom
21 Magnolia Gang of Youths  Australia
22 Keeping Score LDRU featuring Paige IV  Australia
23 Embracing Me SAFIA  Australia
24 Some Minds Flume featuring Andrew Wyatt  Australia/ United States
25 Shine On The Amity Affliction  Australia
26 I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) Jamie xx featuring Young Thug & Popcaan  United Kingdom/ United States/ Jamaica
27 Young Vallis Alps  Australia/ United States
28 Like an Animal RÜFÜS  Australia
29 Greek Tragedy The Wombats  United Kingdom
30 Say My Name Peking Duk featuring Benjamin Joseph  Australia
31 Loud Places Jamie xx featuring Romy  United Kingdom
32 Leave a Trace Chvrches  United Kingdom
33 Long Loud Hours Urthboy featuring Bertie Blackman  Australia
34 Eventually Tame Impala  Australia
35 Counting Sheep SAFIA  Australia
36 All My Friends Snakehips featuring Tinashe and Chance the Rapper  United Kingdom/ United States
37 Alright Kendrick Lamar  United States
38 Delilah Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
39 Swear Jar Illy  Australia
40 Ship to Wreck Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
41 Puppet Theatre Claptone featuring Peter Bjorn and John  Germany/ Sweden
42 Hold Me Down Halsey  United States
43 Pedestrian at Best Courtney Barnett  Australia
44 Something About You Hayden James  Australia
45 Throne Bring Me the Horizon  United Kingdom
46 Go The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip  United Kingdom/ United States
47 Dynamite Asta featuring Allday  Australia
48 Crushed Parkway Drive  Australia
49 Too Much Time Together San Cisco  Australia
50 Deception Bay Boo Seeka  Australia
51 Clearest Blue Chvrches  United Kingdom
52 Cream on Chrome Ratatat  United States
53 Monday Matt Corby  Australia
54 Working for It ZHU, Skrillex and THEY.  United States
55 Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra  New Zealand/ United States
56 Alive Sia  Australia
57 Foolish Alpine  Australia
58 Vice Grip Parkway Drive  Australia
59 Run Alison Wonderland  Australia
60 Kamikaze  Denmark
61 'Cause I'm a Man Tame Impala  Australia
62 Omen Disclosure featuring Sam Smith  United Kingdom
63 Walk the Wire Boy & Bear  Australia
64 L$D ASAP Rocky  United States
65 Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes  United States
66 M.O.B. Tkay Maidza  Australia
67 Give Me a Try The Wombats  United Kingdom
68 Shutdown Skepta  United Kingdom
69 Forces Japanese Wallpaper featuring Airling  Australia
70 What Kind of Man Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom
71 Flesh Without Blood Grimes  Canada
72 Anchor Birds of Tokyo  Australia
73 Once Ngaiire  Papua New Guinea/  Australia
74 Powerful Major Lazer featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley  United States/ United Kingdom/ Jamaica
75 Elevator Operator Courtney Barnett  Australia
76 Suddenly British India  Australia
77 Lay Down DMA's  Australia
78 Weathered Jack Garratt  United Kingdom
79 Wolves The Cat Empire  Australia
80 Everyday ASAP Rocky featuring Rod Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson  United States/ United Kingdom
81 Big Jet Plane (Like a Version) Tuka  Australia
82 Depreston Courtney Barnett  Australia
83 Down to Earth Flight Facilities  Australia
84 Delete (Like a Version) Sticky Fingers  Australia
85 Heart Attack Flight Facilities featuring Owl Eyes  Australia
86 Happy Song Bring Me the Horizon  United Kingdom
87 Begin Again Purity Ring  Canada
88 Party Machine The Bennies  Australia
89 High by the Beach Lana Del Rey  United States
90 Gemini What So Not featuring George Maple  Australia
91 Be Your Shadow The Wombats  United Kingdom
92 No One Golden Features featuring Thelma Plum  Australia
93 Indian Summer Jai Wolf  United States
94 Ghost Halsey  United States
95 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party Courtney Barnett  Australia
96 Rumour Mill Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Will Heard  United Kingdom
97 Twilight Driving Methyl Ethel  Australia
98 Be Together Major Lazer featuring Wild Belle  United States
99 True Friends Bring Me the Horizon  United Kingdom
100 Hell Boy Seth Sentry  Australia
  • Number 101 was "Call My Name" by Perth duo Mosquito Coast, who were discovered through Triple J Unearthed.

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Four entries[edit]

Three entries[edit]

Two entries[edit]

Countries represented[edit]


  • The Rubens are the first winning artist since Augie March in 2006 to only feature once in the countdown. Their next closest entry was "Hallelujah" at number 121, which was announced in the "second Hottest 100" (places 200 to 101), revealed on 31 January.
  • The Rubens are also the second Unearthed artist to win the Hottest 100 after Vance Joy in 2013.
  • Ngaiire is the first Papua New Guinean to chart in the Hottest 100 countdown.
  • The song "Delete" by DMA's charted in the countdown for the second year in a row after a cover by Sticky Fingers featured at number 84. Similarly "Big Jet Plane" by Angus & Julia Stone which won the countdown in 2010 came in at number 81 with a cover by Tuka.
  • The 2015 list features 11 different nationalities, breaking the record of 10 from 2013 and 2014.
  • With their two entries in this year's list Flight Facilities have now had seven songs from their album Down to Earth in the countdown. This equals the record set by Wolfmother from their debut Wolfmother.
  • The song "Cream On Chrome" by Ratatat is the only instrumental song to make the countdown, and is the 5th instrumental song to appear in the Hottest 100 since 1999.

Top 10 Albums of 2015[edit]

A poll of Triple J listeners' favourite albums of the year was held in December 2015.[4] Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett won the J Award for her album.[5]

Note: Australian artists

Bold indicates winner.

# Artist Album Country of origin Tracks in the Hottest 100
1 Tame Impala Currents  Australia 4, 5, 34, 61
2 Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit  Australia 43, 75, 82, 95
3 Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly  United States 2, 37, (53 in 2014)
4 Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful  United Kingdom 38, 40, 70
5 The Rubens Hoops  Australia 1
6 Gang of Youths The Positions  Australia 21
7 Foals What Went Down  United Kingdom 20
8 Jamie xx In Colour  United Kingdom 26, 31
9 The Wombats Glitterbug  United Kingdom 29, 67, 91, (25 in 2013)
10 San Cisco Gracetown  Australia 49, (33 in 2014)


  1. ^ "How To Vote | Hottest 100 2015". ABC. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "triple j's Hottest 100 2015 teasers". ABC. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ Butler, Josh (14 December 2015). "Is Justin Bieber About To Be Disqualified From The Hottest 100?". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 - The Albums of the Year!". 7 December 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "J Awards 2015". ABC. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016.