Sure – triple j’s Hottest 100 has been of a consenting age for a few years now, but everyone knows things gets wild when you turn 20. And to celebrate this coming of age, triple j is opening up the archives of the last two decades to be voted on and whittled down to the Hottest 100 of the last 20 years.
With so many classics between 1993 and 2013, the standard allocation of 10 votes hardly seems like enough. Perhaps that’s why this triple j is allowing you to vote for your top 20 tracks. The increased voting allowance is probably also for the sake of symmetry as you will have 20 days to vote for 20 songs from the last 20 years.
It was back in ’93 when the triple j Hottest 100 proper (that is, not the Hottest 100 of all-time) first began. In that year alone Nirvana, Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine all released what have become treasured Hottest 100 memories hits. Since then there’s been countless other classics hitting the airwaves, such as Foolish Games by Jewel and Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child. Now’s your chance to give them the recognition they truly deserve.
To help jog your memory triple j has posted the past 20 Hottest 100s year-by-year. Remember – your song selection doesn’t have to be limited to past Hottest 100 inductees. Now’s your chance to right past transgressions and make sure Chris Isaak’s Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing makes the cut. Oh, wait… It already did. What the hell, man?
Whatever. Now’s your chance to prove that hindsight has 20/20 vision (you can use that if you want, triple j). Voting opens up on Tuesday, 14th May and concludes 20 days later on Sunday, 2nd June.