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Triple J Hottest 100 Winner: Macklemore And Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’

Written by Mike Hohnen on January 26, 2013

We can’t exactly say it’s a surprise, but nevertheless Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have lived up to everyone’s expectations and scored #1 on the 2012 triple j Hottest 100. The pair’s uber hit Thrift Shop has scored perfect points all over the world, even hitting #1 in the US – so nice one, Australia, we’re totz ‘with it’!

The pair knocked out fellow contenders Of Monsters and Men, as well as PSY, Skrillex, and Tame Impala for pole position on a range of songs that reads as a pretty impressive tracklisting for when the official album is released.

Apart from the amusing theme of the track, and the comical video, Thrift Shop has earned a lot of buzz from the fact that its creators are totally independent. It’s not too often that an artist with no help from a record label of some sort finds themselves in such a position, and it raises the question of whether labels are really needed now at all.

Oh ya, boys!

As you can see in the below list, it was some pretty stiff competition. Kanye West only just made the cut at #96, and Lana Del Rey just scraped in at #86. Parachute Youth, whose track Can’t Get Better Than This was revealed as the station’s most-played track for 2012, fared pretty well at #33.

Our very own Loon Lake knocked dozens of heavyweights out of the way for a place in the top 30, and even came close to beating the great Skrillex, whose Bangerang (previous potential top fiver) landed at #25

Check out the full list below…

Watch: Macklemore And Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’

Hottest 100 2012 – Full List

1: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz)

2: Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks

3: Alt-j – Breezeblocks

4: Flume – Holdin On

5: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

6: Major Lazer – Get Free {Ft. Amber Coffman}

7: Tame Impala – Elephant

8: Frank Ocean – Lost

9: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

10: The Rubens – My Gun

11: Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing {Ft. Florence Welch}

12: Flume – Sleepless {Ft. Jezzabell Doran}

13: The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling

14: Icona Pop – I Love It {Ft. Charli XCX}

15: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love {Ft. Mary Lambert}

16: Rudimental – Not Giving In {Ft. John Newman & Alex Clare}

17: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune {Ft. Christine Hoberg}

18: Hermitude – HyperParadise {Flume Remix}

19: The xx – Angels

20: Rudimental – Feel The Love {Ft. John Newman}

21: Disclosure – Latch {Ft. Sam Smith}

22: The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands

23: Ball Park Music – Coming Down

24: Chet Faker – I’m Into You

25: Skrillex – Bangarang {Ft. Sirah}

26: Seth Sentry – Dear Science

27: Ball Park Music – Surrender

28: Django Django – Default

29: Loon Lake – Cherry Lips

30: Bat For Lashes – Laura

31: Alpine – Gasoline

32: Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) {Calvin Harris Remix}

33: Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This

34: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

35: 360 – Run Alone

36: Miike Snow – Paddling Out

37: Two Door Cinema Club – Sun

38: Grimes – Oblivion

39: Alabama Shakes – Hold On

40: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

41: British India – I Can Make You Love Me

42: MS MR – Hurricane

43: The Lumineers – Ho Hey

44: Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun

45: Chance Waters – Young & Dumb {Ft. Bertie Blackman}

46: Passion Pit – Take A Walk

47: Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound

48: San Cisco – Fred Astaire

49: Thundamentals – Brother {Like A Version}

50: Asta – My Heart Is On Fire

51: Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire

52: The Presets – Ghosts

53: San Cisco – Wild Things

54: The Bamboos – I Got Burned {Ft. Tim Rogers}

55: Knife Party – Internet Friends

56: Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

57: Seth Sentry – Float Away

58: Mumford & Sons – Babel

59: Cosmo Jarvis – Love This

60: Jack White – Love Interruption

61: Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul

62: Kid Cudi – Just What I Am {Ft. King Chip}

63: First Aid Kit – Wolf

64: alt-J – Tessellate

65: Grimes – Genesis

66: The Rubens – The Best We Got

67: Flume – On Top {Ft. T-Shirt}

68: Avicii – Silhouettes

69: Matt Corby – Lonely Boy {Like A Version}

70: The Presets – Promises

71: Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

72: Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats

73: Ben Folds Five – Draw A Crowd

74: The Shins – Simple Song

75: Muse – Madness

76: Illy – Heard It All

77: Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got

78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods

79: The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines

80: Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids {Ft. Earl Sweatshirt}

81: alt-J – Something Good

82: Santigold – Disparate Youth

83: The Jungle Giants – She’s A Riot

84: Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom

85: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

86: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness

87: The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of A Fallen Love

88: C2C – Down The Road

89: Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow {Ft. Lilian Blue}

90: Two Door Cinema – Sleep Alone

91: Allday x C1 – So Good

92: Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus

93: Snakadaktal – Dance Bear

94: The Gaslight Anthem – 45

95: Last Dinosaurs – Andy

96: Kanye West, JAY Z & Big Sean – Clique

97: Jack White – I’m Shakin’

98: Kimbra – Warrior {Ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak}

99: M.I.A. – Bad Girls

100: Everything Everything – Cough Cough

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