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Hottest 100 Vote Tracker ‘The Bean Counter’s 100’ Predicts This Year’s Countdown

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ORIGINAL STORY: The Bean Counter’s 100 is back for the third year running, and it’s tracking your Hottest 100 votes in an attempt to predict who will top the countdown of triple j‘s biggest songs for 2018.

Unlike 100 Warm Tunas, which is also tracking the public’s votes, The Bean Counter’s 100 (run by 40-year-old Brisbane accountant Tim Wilshire) is manually counting votes posted to Instagram, instead of using complex software.

Mr Wilshire correctly predicted eight of the songs which appeared in last year’s top 10, and he’s hoping to be even more accurate this year.

“I spend two hours a day doing the count, picking up unique Instagram tags,” he tells Music Feeds.

“I always find my results very accurate. It was easy to pick the winner last year.”

Mr Wilshire believes ‘Confidence’ by Ocean Alley and ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino are the most likely songs to top this year’s countdown.

“Their count for the top two looks a long way ahead of the nearest contenders,” he says.

“Our records indicate ‘Dinosaurs’ by Ruby Fields has been doing very well, but we have seen fake Instagram accounts and duplicate entries, which may be affecting other counts that aren’t careful, in my opinion.

“I’m not 100 per cent sold on 100 Warm Tunas not picking up duplications and fake data, but it’s still pretty accurate nonetheless.

“Experience has taught me a lot with the last few years. We have added a few more hashtags in the searches to get a more balanced result as well. We also track the number of Instagram followers of every artist projected in the top 100.”

The Bean Counter’s 100 has tallied over 27,000 votes at the time of writing, and you can see Mr Wilshire’s latest Hottest 100 predictions down below. He will also be posting later counts on the official Bean Counter’s 100 website.

Kendrick Lamar claimed first place in the Hottest 100 of 2017 with his huge hit ‘HUMBLE.’, after 2.35 million votes were cast in last year’s countdown.

The Hottest 100 of 2018 will be broadcast on Sunday, 27th January 2019, with the Hottest 200 to follow on Monday, 28th January.

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The Bean Counter’s 100: Triple J Hottest 100 of 2018 Predictions (As at 11/01/19)

1. Confidence – Ocean Alley

2. This Is America – Childish Gambino

3. I Said Hi – Amy Shark

4. Losing It – Fisher

5. Be Alright – Dean Lewis

6. Dinosaurs – Ruby Fields

7. I’m Good – Wafia

8. Mantra – Bring Me The Horizon

9. Like People – DZ Deathrays

10. Sicko Mode – Travis Scott

11. Groceries – Mallrat

12. Turn – Wombats

13. Peach – Broods

14. Up In The Clouds – Skegss

15. I Miss You – Thundamentals

16. Knees – Ocean Alley

17. Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL

18. Join The Club – Hockey Dad

19. Labrador – WAAX

20. Treat You Better – RÜFÜS DU SOL

21. Waiting – Kian

22. Just Friends – Hayden James

23. Clark Griswold – Hilltop Hoods

24. Perfect Life – Ball Park Music

25. About You – G-Flip

26. Leave Me Lonely – Hilltop Hoods

27. Scream Whole – Methyl Ethel

28. 1950 – King Princess

29. Sometimes – Cub Sport

30. Never Ever – Rubens

31. God’s Plan – Drake

32. All The Pretty Girls – Vera Blue

33. Fire – Peking Duk

34. Nice For What – Drake

35. Missing Me – Angie McMahon

36. Four Out Of Five – Arctic Monkeys

37. You Should See Me In A Crown – Billie Eilish

38. Killing My Time – G-Flip

39. Give Me My Name Back – Meg Mac

40. You Can Count On Me – Trophy Eyes

41. All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA

42. Clothes I Slept In – Luca Brasi

43. Sweet Release – Hockey Dad

44. Better Now – Post Malone

45. Molotov – Kira Puru

46. When I Dream – San Cisco

47. No Place – RÜFÜS DU SOL

48. Praise the Lord – ASAP Rocky

49. Mistake – Middle Kids

50. Martini – The Presets

51. Boogie – Brockhampton

52. In the Air – DMA’S

53. God Forgot – The Rubens

54. Church – Alison Wonderland

55. Ladders – Mac Miller

56. All Loved Up – Amy Shark

57. What Can I Do (Like A Version) – Nothing But Thieves

58. Clarity – Polish Club

59. Ivy (Doomsday) – The Amity Affliction

60. When The Party’s Over – Billie Eilish

61. Baby Come Back (Like A Version) – Ocean Alley

62. Laps Around The Sun – Ziggy Alberts

63. Wonderful Life – Bring Me The Horizon

64. Bubblin – Anderson .Paak

65. Wow – Kwame

66. How To Socialise And Make Friends – Camp Cope

67. Polygraph Eyes – Yungblud

68. Mr La Di Da Di – Baker Boy

69. Wasted – Peking Duk

70. The End Times – DMA’S

71. Without Me – Halsey

72. Hereafter – Architects

73. Lovely – Billie Eilish

74. Miracle – CHVRCHES

75. The End – DMA’S

76. Love Me Now – Ziggy Alberts

77. In My Feelings – Drake

78. Nonstop – Drake

79. Clumsy Love – Thelma Plum

80. Cheetah Tongue – The Wombats

81. Tints – Anderson .Paak

82. Psycho – Post Malone

83. Smile – Hellions

84. Pussy Is God – King Princess

85. We’re Going Home – Vance Joy

86. The Idiot – Amy Shark

87. Psycho – Amy Shark

88. Saturday Sun – Vance Joy

89. Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino – Arctic Monkeys

90. UFO – Mallrat

91. Hunger – Florence + The Machine

92. Viv In The Front Seat – Ceres

93. Everybody But You – Thundamentals

94. Lavender Bones – Stand Atlantic

95. Further Than The Planes Fly – Eves Karydas

96. Talking Straight – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

97. Smogged Out – Skegss

98. I Wanna Be Everybody – Hockey Dad

99. Ghost Town – Kanye West

100. Graffiti – CHVRCHES

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