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Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown Review: 'The Rubens' Take Top Spot

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Today marked the conclusion of the Australian public radio station Triple J's almost two decade long tradition of their Hottest 100 Countdown, a year end list decided democratically by the station’s global listenership. This year’s list garnered 16,000 songs voted over six weeks by 298,851 voters from listeners spanning across over 172 different countries.

Here are some of our highlights. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Australian-based artists dominated this year’s rankings by occupying a whopping 54 of the 100 slots in total. Australian psychedelia poster children, Tame Impala, tied for greatest number of listings on the Hottest 100 at four listed songs against the hard-rocking stoic, Courtney Barnett.

What could have been a list from any average person that glanced a recent "Top of 2015" list, Triple J placed household recognized tracks like Major Lazer's, "Lean On Me" and Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" in their top 3.

Classic, old school rocker Rod Stewart made his first Hottest 100 appearance, featured alongside rapper A$AP Rocky. Dance acts who made the cut this year included Disclosure, Duke Dumont, DJ Snake, Ratatat, The Chemical Brothers and more. 

A few surprises came from low tier placements for Jamie XX, Flume and Grimes, who didn't even make the top 20. However, it was heartwarming to see hometown fan support for rising Aussie electronic acts from music producers Alison Wonderland, Golden Features and familiar faces such as Flight Facilities. 

UK rock n’ roll also possessed a strong presence in this year’s chart with Florence + the Machine, CHVRCHES and The Wombats each snatching an additional spots.

The highly coveted top spot was awarded, perhaps unsurprisingly, to another Australian-based alternative synth-rock group, The Rubens. In a video being circulated on the station’s YouTube channel, the band can be seen giddier than Bryan Cranston denying Leo yet again at this year’s Academy Awards, at the announcement of their dizzyingly catchy heartbreak ballad, “Hoops.”

Check out Triple J’s Hottest 100 list below:

1. The Rubens — Hoops

2. Kendrick Lamar — King Kunta

3. Major Lazer — Lean On (Feat. Momomoyouth, DJ Snake)

4. Tame Impala — The Less I Know The Better

5. Tame Impala — Let It Happen

6. Marcus Marr & Chet Faker — The Trouble With Us

7. Jarryd James — Do You Remember

8. Hermitude — The Buzz (Feat. Mataya/Young Tapz)

9. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face

10. Disclosure — Magnets (Feat. Lorde)

11. Meg Mac — Never Be

12. RÜFÜS — You Were Right

13. Duke Dumont — Ocean Drive

14. Drake — Hotline Bling

15. Violent Soho — Like Soda

16. Vance Joy — Fire And The Flood

17. DJ Snake — Middle (Feat. Bipolar Sunshine)

18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — DOWNTOWN (Feat. Eric Nally/Melle Mel/Kool Moe Dee/Grandmaster Caz)

19. The Weeknd — The Hills

20. Foals — Mountain At My Gates

21. Gang Of Youths — Magnolia

22. L D R U — Keeping Score (Feat. Paige IV)

23. SAFIA — Embracing Me

24. Flume — Some Minds (Feat. Andrew Wyatt)

25. The Amity Affliction — Shine On

26. Jamie XX — I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Feat. Young Thug/Popcaan)

27. Vallis Alps — Young

28. RÜFÜS — Like An Animal

29. The Wombats — Greek Tragedy

30. Peking Duk — Say My Name (Feat. Benjamin Joseph)

31. Jamie XX — Loud Places (Feat. Romy)

32. CHVRCHES — Leave A Trace

33. Urthboy — Long Loud Hours (Feat. Bertie Blackman)

34. Tame Impala — Eventually

35. SAFIA — Counting Sheep

36. Snakehips All My Friends (Feat. Tinashe/Chance The Rapper)

37. Kendrick Lamar — Alright

38. Florence + The Machine — Delilah

39. Illy — Swear Jar

40. Florence + The Machine — Ship To Wreck

41. Claptone — Puppet Theatre (Ft. Peter Bjorn & John)

42. Halsey — Hold Me Down

43. Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian At Best

44. Hayden James — Something About You

45. Bring Me The Horizon — Throne

46. The Chemical Brothers — Go (Feat. Q-Tip)

47. Asta — Dynamite (Feat. Allday)

48. Parkway Drive — Crushed

49. San Cisco — Too Much Time Together

50. BOO SEEKA — Deception Bay

51. Chvrches — Clearest Blue

52. Ratatat — Cream On Chrome

53. Matt Corby — Monday

54. ZHU x Skrillex x THEY. — Working For It

55. Unknown Mortal Orchestra — Multi-Love

56. SIA — Alive

57. Alpine — Foolish

58. Parkway Drive — Vice Grip

59. Alison Wonderland — Run

60. MØ — Kamikaze

61. Tame Impala — ‘Cause I’m A Man

62. Disclosure — Omen

63. Boy & Bear — Walk The Wire

64. A$AP Rocky — L$D

65. Alabama Shakes — Don’t Wanna

66. Tkay Maidza — M.O.B.

67. The Wombats — Give Me A Try

68. Skepta — Shutdown

69. Japanese Wallpaper — Forces

70. Florence + The Machine — What Kind of Man

71. Grimes — Flesh without Blood

72. Birds Of Tokyo — Anchor

73. Ngaiire — Once

74. Major Lazer — Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding/Tarrus Riley)

75. Courtney Barnett — Elevator Operator

76. British India — Suddenly

77. DMA’s — Lay down

78. Jack Garratt — Weathered

79. The Cat Empire — Wolves

80. A$AP Rocky — Everyday

81. Tuka — Big Jet Plane (Like A Version)

82. Courtney Barnett — Depreston

83. Flight Facilities — Down To Earth

84. Sticky Fingers — Delete

85. Flight Facilities — Heart Attack

86. Bring Me The Horizon — Happy Song

87. Purity Ring — begin again

88. The Bennies — Party Machine

89. Lana Del Ray — High By The Beach

90. What So Not — Gemini

91. The Wombats — Be Your Shadow

92. Golden Features — No One

93. Jai Wolf — Indian Summer

94. Halsey — Ghost

95. Courtney Barnett — Nobody Really

96. Rudimental — Rumour Mill

97. Methyl Ethel — Twilight Driving

98. Major Lazer — Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)

99. Bring Me The Horizon — True Friends

100. Seth Sentry — Hell Boy

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Dance · Electronic · Hip-Hop · House · Indie · Rap

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