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Flume Wins Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2016

Written by Tom Williams on January 26, 2017

UPDATE 29/01/17: Here’s the full wrap of the triple J Hottest 200 of 2016

UPDATE 29/01/17: The Hottest 200 countdown has begun. See the live updated list here.

UPDATE 27/01/17: Here’s a video of Flume losing his mind after finding out he nabbed the top spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 Of 2016.

Original Story: Sydney producer Flume has claimed first place in triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2016 with his song ‘Never Be Like You’, defeating fellow favourite Amy Shark’s song ‘Adore’ in the push for the top spot.

Flume had a total of four songs in the countdown — ‘Never Be Like You’, ‘Say It’, ‘Smoke & Retribution’ and ‘Lose It’ — while Shark had just the one. Tash Sultana took out third place with her song ‘Jungle’.

66 of the 100 songs on this year’s countdown were by Australian artists, making it the most homegrown countdown in Hottest 100 history.

Of the Aussies, Violent Soho dominated the countdown, with five songs in the list, which means Wolfmother’s record of six tracks in a Hottest 100 still stands.

Fellow Aussies The Amity Affliction, The Avalanches, Sticky Fingers and SAFIA scored three nods each, while A.B. Original, Dope Lemon, D.D. Dumbo, Rüfüs, Illy, DMA’s, Hilltop Hoods, Tash Sultana and Dune Rats all secured two spots a piece.

The Avalanches managed to end their 15-year Hottest 100 drought this year, giving them the record for the longest gap between Hottest 100 appearances; they last appeared back in 2001.

There were also a number of Hottest 100 debuts this year, including former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian, who appeared on Paces’ Like A Version cover of L D R U’s ‘Keeping Score’ at #56.

Beyoncé debuted with ‘Hold Up’ at #66, while Rihanna appeared on Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ and Drake’s ‘Too Good’. Justin Bieber also made his Hottest 100 debut (of sorts), thanks to Halsey’s Like A Version cover of ‘Love Yourself’, which came in at #52.

Out of the international acts, Glass Animals and Catfish And The Bottlemen landed the most nods, with both securing three spots in this year’s countdown.

Seven of this year’s top 10 song feature female artists, while 34 songs featured at least one female artist.

Catch the list of 2016’s Hottest 100 tracks, below.

Watch: Flume – ‘Never Be Like You’ Feat. Kai

Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2016

  1. 1. Flume – Never Be Like You (Feat. Kai)
  2. 2. Amy Shark – Adore
  3. 3. Tash Sultana – Jungle
  4. 4. Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)
  5. 5. Childish Gambino – Redbone
  6. 6. DMA’s – Believe (Like A Version)
  7. 7. Illy – Papercuts (Feat. Vera Blue)
  8. 8. Flume – Say It (Feat. Tove Lo)
  9. 9. Peking Duk – Stranger (Feat. Elliphant)
  10. 10. The Weeknd – Starboy (Feat. Daft Punk)
  1. 11. PNAU – Chameleon
  2. 12. Milky Chance – Cocoon
  3. 13. Mura Masa – Love$ick (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
  4. 14. Violent Soho – Viceroy
  5. 15. Miike Snow – Ghenghis Khan
  6. 16. A.B. Original – January 26 (Feat. Dan Sultan)
  7. 17. Big Scary – The Opposite Of Us
  8. 18. Chance The Rapper – All Night (Feat. Knox Fortune)
  9. 19. Catfish And The Bottlemen – 7
  10. 20. The xx – On Hold
  1. 21. The Smith Street Band – Death To The Lads
  2. 22. Kanye West – Ultralight Beam
  3. 23. Illy – Catch 22 (Feat. Anne-Marie)
  4. 24. Cub Sport – Come On Mess Me Up
  5. 25. Montaigne – Because I Love You
  6. 26. SAFIA – Make Them Wheels Roll
  7. 27. Gretta Ray – Drive
  8. 28. The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra
  9. 29. Sticky Fingers – Our Town
  10. 30. RÜFÜS – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)
  1. 31. Drake – One Dance (Feat. Kyla & Wizzkid)
  2. 32. Tash Sultana – Notion
  3. 33. Dune Rats – Bullshit
  4. 34. Dune Rats – Scott Green
  5. 35. Client Liaison – World Of Our Love
  6. 36. Sticky Fingers – Sad Songs
  7. 37. Flume – Smoke & Retribution (Feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)
  8. 38. Glass Animals – Youth
  9. 39. DMA’s – Step Up The Morphine
  10. 40. Kid Cudi – Surfin’ (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
  1. 41. The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk)
  2. 42. Broods – Heartlines
  3. 43. MØ – Final Song
  4. 44. D.D Dumbo – Satan
  5. 45. A.B. Original & Paul Kelly – Dumb Things (Feat. Dan Sultan – Like A Version)
  6. 46. Mac Miller – Dang! (Feat. Anderson .Paak)
  7. 47. D.D Dumbo – Walrus
  8. 48. Kingswood – Creepin
  9. 49. Hilltop Hoods – Higher (Feat. James Chatburn)
  10. 50. Gang Of Youths – Strange Diseases
  1. 51. Sticky Fingers – Outcast At Last
  2. 52. Halsey – Love Yourself (Like A Version)
  3. 53. Violent Soho – Blanket
  4. 54. Blink-182 – Bored To Death
  5. 55. RÜFÜS – Say A Prayer For Me
  6. 56. Paces – Keeping Score (Feat. Guy Sebastian – Like A Version)
  7. 57. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Twice
  8. 58. Ali Barter – Girlie Bits
  9. 59. Frank Ocean – Solo
  10. 60. Sofi Tukker – Drinkee
  1. 61. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife
  2. 62. DOPE LEMON – Marinade
  3. 63. Glass Animals – Life Itself
  4. 64. Maggie Rogers – Alaska
  5. 65. The Amity Affliction – All Fucked Up
  6. 66. Beyoncé – Hold Up
  7. 67. The Amity Affliction – I Bring The Weather With Me
  8. 68. L D R U – Next To You (Feat. Savoi)
  9. 69. Violent Soho – So Sentimental
  10. 70. Golden Features – Wolfie (Feat. Julia Stone)
  1. 71. Broods – Free
  2. 72. Kanye West – Famous
  3. 73. Violent Soho – No Shade
  4. 74. Camp Cope – Lost: Season One
  5. 75. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me
  6. 76. The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak
  7. 77. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Soundcheck
  8. 78. Vera Blue – Settle
  9. 79. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
  10. 80. BANKS – Gemini Feed
  1. 81. Desiigner – Panda
  2. 82. Thundamentals – Think About It (Feat. Peta & The Wolves)
  3. 83. Tkay Maidza – Simulation
  4. 84. Frank Ocean – Pink + White
  5. 85. SAFIA – My Love Is Gone
  6. 86. Bliss N Eso – Dopamine (Feat. Thief)
  7. 87. DOPE LEMON – Uptown Folks
  8. 88. Childish Gambino – Me And Your Mama
  9. 89. SAFIA – Over You
  10. 90. Luca Brasi – Anything Near Conviction
  1. 91. The Avalanches – Subways
  2. 92. Violent Soho – How To Taste
  3. 93. Empire Of The Sun – High And Low
  4. 94. Vallis Alps – Fading
  5. 95. Flume – Lose It (Feat. Vic Mensa)
  6. 96. Elk Road – Hanging By A Thread (Feat. Natalie Foster)
  7. 97. Alex Lahey – You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me
  8. 98. Glass Animals – Season 2 Episode 3
  9. 99. Drake – Too Good (Feat. Rihanna)
  10. 100. Birds Of Tokyo – Brace

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HOTTEST 100 2016 STATS

Photos: Flume – Splendour In The Grass 2016, Day 3 / Photographed by Maria Boyadgis

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