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‘The Tepid 100’ Is “Confident” It Has Predicted Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

Written by Tom Williams on January 13, 2016

With the unveiling of triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015 less than two weeks away, a Melburnian has put in days of spreadsheet work to collate The Tepid 100, a prediction of the Hottest 100 which might be more accurate than The Warmest 100, even if its name isn’t quite as hot.

Update: Click here for triple J Hottest 100 2015 Live Updates & Winners

By wading through Instagram posts under the Hottest 100 hashtag, university student Ed Pitt has collated over 2,000 ballots (totalling over 20,000 individual song votes) and has manually added them to some super-spreadsheets to come up with his Tepid 100. Why has he done this? “Because why should Richard Kingsmill have all the fun?”

Pitt tells Music Feeds he’s “confident” that the actual Hottest 100 of 2015 will “mostly resemble” his prediction, which puts Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta at number one, followed by Hoops by The Rubens and The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala.

“What’s really surprised me is how people (and Sportsbet) have hugely overestimated the position of [Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s] Lean On, and [Drake’s] Hotline Bling to a lesser extent, and underestimated the position of King Kunta,” Pitt says.

Compared to The Warmest 100, which collated 1,779 ballots (or 1.3% of votes) in 2013, Pitt says The Tepid 100 has collated 2,064 ballots, giving it a slightly larger sample. “The process took approximately 100 hours in total. Probably more like 110,” he says.

All votes shared using the Hottest 100 hashtag on Instagram between the start of voting and 6:55pm on 7th January were supposedly included in The Tepid 100’s prediction.

Pitt’s predictions come after “Hottest 100 enthusiast” Patrick Avenell published his predicted top 10 in November 2015 — a top 10 which he was also “very confident” with.

Catch The Tepid 100’s top 20 predictions for triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015 below, and the full list at the Tepid 100 Tumblr page.

UPDATE 24/01/16: Here are the latest front-runners for triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2015, including artists from The Tepid 100’s predictions.

Watch: Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

The Tepid 100’s triple j Hottest 100 Of 2015 Predictions (Top 20)

1. Kendrick Lamar — King Kunta
2. The Rubens — Hoops
3. Tame Impala — The Less I Know The Better
4. Violent Soho — Like Soda
5. Tame Impala — Let It Happen
6. Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ — Lean On
7. Hermitude ft. Mataya and Young Tapz — The Buzz
8. Marcus Marr and Chet Faker — The Trouble With Us
9. Disclosure ft. Lorde — Magnets
10. Meg Mac — Never Be
11. Gang Of Youths — Magnolia
12. Duke Dumont — Ocean Drive
13. Jarryd James — Do You Remember
14. The Weeknd — The Hills
15. Vallis Alps — Young
16. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
17. RÜFÜS — You Were Right
18. Foals — Mountain At My Gates
19. Drake — Hotline Bling
20. DJ Snake — Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)

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