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The Midway Report: Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

Written by Tom Williams on January 26, 2016

UPDATE: The winner of triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015 has been announced

ORIGINAL STORY: With 50 songs down, we’ve hit the middle of triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015, and there’s a bunch of juicy Hottest 100 goodness to review as we settle in for the rest of the countdown.

So far, Australian musos have been reppin’ their homeland strongly, with 25 local acts making the first half of the countdown.

Of the Aussies, Courtney Barnett has already scored three entries with Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party (#95), Depreston (#82) and Elevator Operator (#75), which all appear on her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

Elsewhere, electronic duo Flight Facilities have charted twice with Heart Attack (#85) and Down To Earth (#83), while Tame Impala have made the first of what’s sure to be many entries on this year’s Hottest 100 with their Currents track ‘Cause I’m A Man (#61).

When it comes to the gender split between Hottest 100 songs, 21 of the first 50 tracks have featured female vocals while 28 have included male vocals. Interestingly, Ratata’s Cream On Chrome (which is completely instrumental) has become the fifth instrumental song to ever make the Hottest 100.

Two covers from triple j‘s Like A Version segment have also made the first half of this year’s Hottest 100: Tuka’s take on Angus & Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane (#81) and Sticky Fingers’ version of DMA’s Delete (#84).

As for international acts, Major Lazer, rapper A$AP Rocky and British rockers Bring Me The Horizon and The Wombats have all charted twice.

Triple j says a total of 26 acts will make their Hottest 100 debut this year, and we’ve already seen maiden Hottest 100 gongs from Aussie acts like Golden Features, Methyl Ethel and What So Not. There’s also Ngaiire, who has become the first Papua New Guinean artist to chart in the Hottest 100.

Triple j says no songs have been disqualified from this year’s Hottest 100, meaning there’s still a chance old mate Justin Bieber could make his way onto the countdown despite the station’s ‘troll clause’. If he does, it’s sure to make whoever keeps editing the Hottest 100 Wikipedia page pretty happy. Just look at this dedication:

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As the rest of the Hottest 100 draws nearer, catch a full run-through of the first half below, along with the latest odds and expert predictions for the countdown’s front-runners.

To stay up-to-date with the rest of the countdown, head to Music Feeds’ live updates and winners page.

Gallery: Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015: The Front-Runners

UPDATE: The winner of triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015 has been announced

Triple J Hottest 100 Of 2015 (First 50)

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 (Like A Version)
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 Rey – 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 Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
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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