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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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