Triple j’s Hottest 100 Vol. 20 is due for release on Friday, 22nd February. As with every year, the 2-disc compilation will reflect the will of the people, being made up of the songs triple j listeners voted into the Hottest 100 2012.
This year’s edition of the Hottest 100 double disc will feature the indie-folk of Of Monsters and Men, the dance-pop of Icona Pop, and the hip-hop of Seth Sentry, as the mix weaves through a wide variety of musical styles.
It’s been 20 years since the very first triple j’s Hottest 100 (not of all-time). Back in’93 Denis Leary’s Asshole came in at #1, beating out the likes of Creep by Radiohead, Killing in the Name by RATM, and Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana.
This year Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fought off Get Free by Major Lazer, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala, and Breezeblocks by Alt-J to do the same.
If time has taught us anything, it’s that The Hottest 100 is a reflection of what’s currently popular rather than a projection of longevity, and there’s nothing wrong with that. So relax, let loose, sing your heart out, and dance the night away to the soundtrack of 2012.
Triple j’s Hottest 100 Vol. 20 out Friday, 22nd February.
Triple j’s Hottest 100 Vol. 20 – Tracklist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz)
Flume – Holdin On
The Rubens – My Gun
alt-J – Breezeblocks
Frank Ocean – Lost
Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)
Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
Major Lazer – Get Free (ft. Amber Coffman)
Chet Faker – I’m Into You
The xx – Angels
Seth Sentry – Dear Science
Django Django – Default
Miike Snow – Paddling Out
Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
Ball Park Music – Coming Down
MS MR – Hurricane
Skrillex – Bangarang (ft. Sirah)
Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire
Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
Alpine – Gasoline
Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks
Tame Impala – Elephant
Icona Pop – I Love It (ft. Charli XCX)
360 – Run Alone
The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
Disclosure – Latch (ft. Sam Smith)
Rudimental – Not Giving In (ft. John Newman & Alex Clare)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Grimes – Oblivion
Asta – My Heart Is On Fire
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
San Cisco – Fred Astaire
Chance Waters – Young And Dumb (ft. Bertie Blackman)
Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)
Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got
Everything Everything – Cough Cough
Alabama Shakes – Hold On
Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
Bat For Lashes – Laura
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (ft. Christine Hoberg)