The Midway Report: Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2017

Update: The winner of the Hottest 100 of 2017 has been announced

Happy Triple J Hottest 100 Day, kids! In the immortal words of Mr. Jon Bon Jovi:

We’ve already reached the halfway point in the countdown of the most fire songs of 2017, which means we’re getting down to the business end.

So let’s take a minute to pause and reflect on all the juicy stats, milestones and surprises of the Hottest 100’s bottom 50.

The Jungle Giants have already charted 3 times with ‘On Your Way Down’ at #50, ‘Bad Dream’ at #57 and ‘Used To Be In Love’ at #59, while Dune Rats have scored a double with ‘6 Pack’ at #55 and ‘Braindead’ at #75.

We already know that there will be 65 Australian songs, and 30 out of the bottom 50 are homegrown, which means 35 of the top 50 songs will be Made In Oz #yew

As far as international artists go, Khalid has appeared twice with his own track ‘Saved’ at #62 and featuring on Logic’s ‘1-800-273-8255’ at #82

After being declared officially eligible for Hottest 100 contention, Aussies have voted grimelord Big Shaq to the #51 spot on the list, just outside the top 50, with his joke banger ‘Man’s Not Hot’ #quickmaths

Experts who’ve been tracking the public’s votes are predicting (WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS) that Kendrick Lamar’s hit single ‘HUMBLE.’ will top this year’s countdown, while the likes of Gang Of Youths, Lorde and Methyl Ethel are also likely to secure spots in the top 10.

None of those tracks have featured in the list so far, which means they could very well be on the money, although Kung Fu Kenny has had two tracks from his DAMN. LP chart so far — ‘LOVE. (Feat. ZACARI)’ at #92 and ‘LOYALTY. (Feat. RIHANNA)’ at #97.

Speaking of Ri-Ri, though triple J airplay has tended to elude her own tracks, she’s graced this year’s countdown twice already as a feature artist on both Kendrick’s ‘LOYALTY.’ and on ‘Lemon’ at #66 with N.E.R.D.

Meanwhile, Lorde — who’s tipped to crack the Top 10 with ‘Greenlight’ — has charted twice with ‘Perfect Places’ at #71 and ‘Liability’ at #81.

Also, artists from the heavier genres have yet to receive much love at all. The heaviest song to feature in the countdown so far is arguably Nothing But Thieves‘ ‘Amsterdam’ which — despite being tipped to chart as highly as #22 — entered the list down at #70.

Ocean Grove had better chart in the top 50 or we’re gonna start flipping tables. Just sayin’.

It comes after the J’s revealed that a record number of votes were lodged in the countdown this year.

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.

Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2017 (First 50)

51. Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot

52. Macklemore – Glorious (Feat. Skylar Grey)

53. Bliss N Eso – Moments (Feat. Gavin James)

54. Hockey Dad – Homely Feeling

55. Dune Rats – 6 Pack

56. Odette – Watch Me Read You

57. The Jungle Giants – Bad Dream

58. Camp Cope – The Opener

59. The Jungle Giants – Used To Be In Love

60. Charli XCX – Boys

61. Thundamentals – 21 Grams (Feat. Hilltop Hoods)

62. Khalid – Saved

63. E^ST – Life Goes On

64. Jack River – Fool’s Gold

65. Arcade Fire – Everything Now

66. N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon

67. DZ Deathrays – Shred For Summer

68. Kingswood – Golden

69. Yungblud – I Love You, Will You Marry Me

70. Nothing But Thieves – Amsterdam

71. Lorde – Perfect Places

72. alt-J – In Cold blood

73. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nuclear Fusion

74. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3

75. Dune Rats – Braindead

76. Baker Boy – Cloud 9 (Feat. Kian)

77. The Rubens – Million Man

78. Tash Sultana – Electric Feel (Like A Version)

79. San Cisco – Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?

80. The xx – Say Something

81. Lorde – Liability

82. Logic – 1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara/Khalid)

83. Amy Shark – Blood Brothers

84. Vallis Alps – Oceans

85. BOO SEEKA – Does This Last

86. Meg Mac – Maybe It’s My First Time

87. Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do

88. Paul Dempsey – Edge Of Town (Like A Version)

89. DMA’s – Dawning

90. Flume – Hyperreal (feat. Kučka)

91. Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

92. Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. (Feat. Zacari)

93. The Presets – Do What You Want

94. Kim Churchill – Second Hand Car

95. Future – Mask Off

96. Cub Sport – Chasin’

97. Kendrick Lamar – LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)

98. Angus & Julia Stone – Snow

99. Flight Facilities – Arty Boy (Feat. Emma Louise)

100. Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave

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