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Hottest 100 Expert Patrick Avenell Is Once Again Tweeting Some Spicy Countdown Stats

UPDATE: Here’s The Winner Of Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2021

Original Story: Hottest 100 expert, guru, statistician, wizard, visionary – all of the above – Patrick Avenell returns to his post as the nation’s unofficial countdown commentator for the 2021 Hottest 100, and as usual, he’s got some spicy trivia to share with us via his Twitter.

The Sydney writer, journalist, and broadcaster has been collating data for years now – and it bloody shows! We took a dive into what he had to say last year, and I’m excited to report that this year, he’s back with even more Hottest 100 trivia.

As the countdown kicks on, Music Feeds is on top of it all. We’re updating this feed live as the countdown is announced. Check it out!

Onto Patrick’s musings:

Adam Newling, clocking in at #98 with ‘Sweetness’ makes him the third Adam to appear in the countdown.

Our gal Lorde, who clocked in at #81 with ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’ and ‘Mood Ring’ at #82, makes up quite a large majority of Hottest 100 entries from our friends over the ditch.

Halsey‘s hit double digits, with her entry ‘I Am Not A Woman, I Am A God’ clocking in at #71.

Aussie favs Amity Affliction have upped their count too, with 11 songs of their featuring in the Hottest 100. But they’re yet to crack the top 20.

Good news for Lana Del Rey, who despite being off social media right now, managed to crack the 100 with the title track of her seventh record, ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’.

Also – can you believe 30 Like A Version‘s have charted in the countdown over the years?!

The Ocean Alley boys have contributed two LAV’s, making them the first act to do so.

It’s also the second time a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ has made the countdown, with Scissor Sister’s cover charting back in 2004.

Now THIS is trivia:

As mentioned by triple j earlier in the week, eight of the songs featured throughout were uploaded to triple j Unearthed this year. The Rions’ track ‘Night Light’ at #51 was one of those eight.

Peking Duk have charted in their eighth consecutive countdown, with ‘Chemicals’ coming in at #42.

And there’s no doubt Kanye West has dominated the countdown, with a number of songs (four at the time of writing) from his new record DONDA charting throughout. According to Patrick, this is West’s 12th countdown!

Keep up to date with Patrick via his Twitter, I’m sure there’s some more spicy facts to be revealed as the countdown whittles on. Check him out here.

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