Each state and territory seemed to agree, despite it being a somewhat controversial winner, that Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Humble’ was the best song of 2017 apart from the Northern Territory which placed Indigenous rapper Baker Boy‘s ‘Marryuna’ at the top. Baker Boy placed at number 17 in the final countdown.
There were plenty of states and territories repping for their local heroes. Canberra boys Peking Duk placed at number four in the ACT with ‘Fake Magic’ while Sydney act Winston Surfshirt placed in the top 20 in NSW. Meanwhile, Queensland came out in support of two of its favourite locals Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants.
They also shared how international voters voted and it’s interesting to note that nine of the top 20 songs were by Australian artists. In fact, Tash Sultana took out all three top spots of the international list with ‘Murder To The Mind’ victorious. ‘Murder To The Mind’ placed at number 43 in the final countdown.
Angus & Julia Stone also nabbed two songs in the final international top 20 but while ‘Chateau’ came in at three in the Hottest 100, ‘Snow’ scraped in at number 98.
These stats come after the station revealed how men voted compared to women. The stats showed that women voted for more Aussie artists in their top 20 than men, although Kendrick Lamar topped both lists.
Check out the state and territory stats below.