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

Written by Emmy Mack on January 27, 2018

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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