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The Rubens Win Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

UPDATE 27/01/16: Watch a video of The Rubens reacting to their triple j Hottest 100 win.

UPDATE 27/01/16: The Rubens have responded to critics of yesterday’s “safe” Hottest 100 results.

Triple j‘s Hottest 100 has wrapped up for another year, and New South Wales band The Rubens have claimed top spot on the countdown with their song Hoops.

Scoring the most of more than two million votes which were submitted by listeners from 172 countries this year, The Rubens scored only one spot on this year’s countdown, and beat out Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta and Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s Lean On, which placed second and third respectively.

Speaking with triple j‘s Matt Okine and Alex Dyson after Hoops took the number one spot, the band said, “This is insane, this is mental.”

Speaking about the song, triple j’s Content Director Ollie Wards says, “Dropping in July 2015, the song’s four to the floor beat and sing along lyrics make it a total earworm for triple j listeners. Despite it being a slower song for the band, ‘Hoops’ always gets the crowd moving at their awesome live shows.”

In total, 54 songs from Australian acts made the Hottest 100 of 2015, led by four from Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and another four from Kevin Parker and his pals in Tame Impala.

This year’s countdown didn’t quite reach the record for the most Aussie entries, which was set last year at an impressive 59 after breaking the previous record of 52 from 1999 and 2007. That said, this is the third consecutive year that an Aussie act has taken the number one spot.

Elsewhere on this year’s Hottest 100, Aussies Parkway Drive had two entries, as did SAFIA, Flight Facilities and RÜFÜS.

As for international acts, Florence + The Machine, The Wombats and Bring Me The Horizon all scored three gongs, while the likes of Jamie xx, CHVRCHES and A$AP Rockyall picked up two nods a piece.

This year’s countdown featured 37 songs with female vocals, including four which had both female and male vocals, as well as 30 songs from artists who have shared their music through triple j Unearthed.

Two covers from triple j‘s Like A Version segment also made the Hottest 100 this year: Tuka’s take on Angus & Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane (#81) and Sticky Fingers’ version of DMA’s Delete (#84).

A total of 26 acts made their Hottest 100 debuts this year, including Aussie acts like Golden Features, Methyl Ethel and What So Not. Ngaiire also become the first Papua New Guinean artist to chart in the Hottest 100.

Catch the full list of songs on triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015, below.

Watch: The Rubens – Hoops

Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

1. The Rubens – Hoops

2. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

3. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)

4. Tame Impala — The Less I Know The Better

5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

6. Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us

7. Jarryd James – Do You Remember

8. Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya/Young Tapz)

9. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

10. Disclosure – Magnets (Feat. Lorde)

11. Meg Mac – Never Be

12. RÜFÜS – You Were Right

13. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive

14. Drake – Hotline Bling

15. Violent Soho – Like Soda

16. Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood

17. DJ Snake – Middle (Feat. Bipolar Sunshine)

18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – DOWNTOWN (Feat. Eric Nally/Melle Mel/Kool Moe Dee/Grandmaster Caz)

19. The Weeknd – The Hills

20. Foals – Mountain At My Gates

21. Gang Of Youths – Magnolia

22. L D R U – Keeping Score (Feat. Paige IV)

23. SAFIA – Embracing Me

24. Flume – Some Minds (Feat. Andrew Wyatt)

25. The Amity Affliction – Shine On

26. Jamie XX – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Feat. Young Thug/Popcaan)

27. Vallis Alps – Young

28. RÜFÜS – Like An Animal

29. The Wombats – Greek Tragedy

30. Peking Duk – Say My Name (Feat. Benjamin Joseph)

31. Jamie XX – Loud Places (Feat. Romy)

32. CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace

33. Urthboy – Long Loud Hours (Feat. Bertie Blackman)

34. Tame Impala – Eventually

35. SAFIA – Counting Sheep

36. Snakehips All My Friends (Feat. Tinashe/Chance The Rapper)

37. Kendrick Lamar – Alright

38. Florence + The Machine – Delilah

39. Illy – Swear Jar

40. Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

41. Claptone – Puppet Theatre (Ft. Peter Bjorn & John)

42. Halsey – Hold Me Down

43. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best

44. Hayden James – Something About You

45. Bring Me The Horizon – Throne

46. The Chemical Brothers – Go (Feat. Q-Tip)

47. Asta – Dynamite (Feat. Allday)

48. Parkway Drive – Crushed

49. San Cisco – Too Much Time Together

50. BOO SEEKA – Deception Bay

51. CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue

52. Ratatat – Cream On Chrome

53. Matt Corby – Monday

54. ZHU x Skrillex x THEY. – Working For It

55. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

56. SIA – Alive

57. Alpine – Foolish

58. Parkway Drive – Vice Grip

59. Alison Wonderland – Run

60. MØ – Kamikaze

61. Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m A Man

62. Disclosure – Omen

63. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire

64. A$AP Rocky – L$D

65. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna

66. Tkay Maidza – M.O.B.

67. The Wombats – Give Me A Try

68. Skepta – Shutdown

69. Japanese Wallpaper – Forces

70. Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man

71. Grimes – Flesh without Blood

72. Birds Of Tokyo – Anchor

73. Ngaiire – Once

74. Major Lazer – Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding/Tarrus Riley)

75. Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator

76. British India – Suddenly

77. DMA’s – Lay down

78. Jack Garratt – Weathered

79. The Cat Empire – Wolves

80. A$AP Rocky – Everyday

81. Tuka – Big Jet Plane (Like A Version)

82. Courtney Barnett – Depreston

83. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth

84. Sticky Fingers – Delete (Like A Version)

85. Flight Facilities – Heart Attack

86. Bring Me The Horizon – Happy Song

87. Purity Ring – begin again

88. The Bennies – Party Machine

89. Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach

90. What So Not – Gemini

91. The Wombats – Be Your Shadow

92. Golden Features – No One

93. Jai Wolf – Indian Summer

94. Halsey – Ghost

95. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party

96. Rudimental – Rumour Mill

97. Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving

98. Major Lazer – Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)

99. Bring Me The Horizon – True Friends

100. Seth Sentry – Hell Boy

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