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The Midway Report: Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2016

UPDATE 29/01/17: Here’s the full wrap of the triple J Hottest 200 of 2016

UPDATE: The winner of triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2016 has been announced.

ORIGINAL STORY: Triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2016 is halfway done, and there’s already a bunch of juicy stats, milestones and surprises to discuss.

Triple j has already confirmed that this year’s Hottest 100 features the most Aussie tracks in the countdown’s history, and so far we’ve seen 32 Aussie songs feature in the first 50.

Of the Aussies, Violent Soho lead the way with four songs in the first half of the countdown (they’re the first act to do so, ever), while The Amity Affliction have three. SAFIA, Dope Lemon and The Avalanches all have two songs a piece.

The Avalanches have also ended their 15-year Hottest 100 drought with ‘Subways’ at #91 and ‘Because I’m Me’ at #75, giving them the record for the longest gap between Hottest 100 appearances; they last appeared back in 2001.

Former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian has made his Hottest 100 debut, thanks to his feature on Paces’ Like A Version cover of L D R U’s ‘Keeping Score’. The cover has come in at #56.

Justin Bieber has also made his Hottest 100 debut (kind of), thanks to Halsey’s Like A Version cover of ‘Love Yourself’, which has come in at #52.

As far as international acts go, Beyoncé has made her Hottest 100 debut with ‘Hold Up’ at #66, while Rihanna has already appeared twice — on Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ and Drake’s ‘Too Good’.

So far, the most-played songs by international acts are by Glass Animals, Frank Ocean and Catfish And The Bottlemen, who all have two tracks a piece.

Radiohead have also become the only band to have appeared the first annual Hottest 100 and the latest Hottest 100, with their 2016 single ‘Burn The Witch’.

Experts are tipping Flume, Amy Shark and Tash Sultana to grab this year’s top three Hottest 100 spots, but there’s no outright favourite.

Catch the Hottest 100 first 50 in full, below, and stay up-to-date with the rest of the countdown at Music Feeds’ live updates page.

Hottest 100 of 2016 Countdown (First 50)

  1. 51. Sticky Fingers – Outcast At Last
  2. 52. Halsey – Love Yourself (Like A Version)
  3. 53. Violent Soho – Blanket
  4. 54. Blink-182 – Bored To Death
  5. 55. RÜFÜS – Say A Prayer For Me
  6. 56. Paces – Keeping Score (Feat. Guy Sebastian – Like A Version)
  7. 57. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Twice
  8. 58. Ali Barter – Girlie Bits
  9. 59. Frank Ocean – Solo
  10. 60. Sofi Tukker – Drinkee
  1. 61. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife
  2. 62. DOPE LEMON – Marinade
  3. 63. Glass Animals – Life Itself
  4. 64. Maggie Rogers – Alaska
  5. 65. The Amity Affliction – All Fucked Up
  6. 66. Beyoncé – Hold Up
  7. 67. The Amity Affliction – I Bring The Weather With Me
  8. 68. L D R U – Next To You (Feat. Savoi)
  9. 69. Violent Soho – So Sentimental
  10. 70. Golden Features – Wolfie (Feat. Julia Stone)
  1. 71. Broods – Free
  2. 72. Kanye West – Famous
  3. 73. Violent Soho – No Shade
  4. 74. Camp Cope – Lost: Season One
  5. 75. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me
  6. 76. The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak
  7. 77. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Soundcheck
  8. 78. Vera Blue – Settle
  9. 79. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
  10. 80. BANKS – Gemini Feed
  1. 81. Desiigner – Panda
  2. 82. Thundamentals – Think About It (Feat. Peta & The Wolves)
  3. 83. Tkay Maidza – Simulation
  4. 84. Frank Ocean – Pink + White
  5. 85. SAFIA – My Love Is Gone
  6. 86. Bliss N Eso – Dopamine (Feat. Thief)
  7. 87. DOPE LEMON – Uptown Folks
  8. 88. Childish Gambino – Me And Your Mama
  9. 89. SAFIA – Over You
  10. 90. Luca Brasi – Anything Near Conviction
  1. 91. The Avalanches – Subways
  2. 92. Violent Soho – How To Taste
  3. 93. Empire Of The Sun – High And Low
  4. 94. Vallis Alps – Fading
  5. 95. Flume – Lose It (Feat. Vic Mensa)
  6. 96. Elk Road – Hanging By A Thread (Feat. Natalie Foster)
  7. 97. Alex Lahey – You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me
  8. 98. Glass Animals – Season 2 Episode 3
  9. 99. Drake – Too Good (Feat. Rihanna)
  10. 100. Birds Of Tokyo – Brace

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