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Triple J Hottest 100 2014: Live Updates & Winners

Written by Nastassia Baroni on January 26, 2015

UPDATE: The Hottest 100 of 2014 winner has been announced!

Finally Australia Day is upon us, which means national youth broadcaster triple j are unveiling their Hottest 100 of 2014 countdown, revealing the 100 songs the voting public have deemed to be the best of this past year.

As is the case each year, there’s been a swag of predictions as to who will take the coveted top spot on the annual poll and further confounding speculation over the last few weeks is the now infamous social media push to get Taylor Swift into the countdown.

Triple j have thus far remained tight lipped on their reaction to the campaign, but all will be revealed today.

This year also saw a new player in the predictions/ spoilers game with Social Hottest 100. The team behind the operation analysed the votes of around 2000 punters, via their social media posts, to predict the results of the official list.

Their numbers showed Taylor Swift — should she be counted — will knock 2014’s Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper completely out of the Hottest 100 of 2014 poll. Time will tell how that pans out but, to his credit, Japanese Wallpaper responded to those claims in the best way possible.

We’ll be keeping tabs on the results as they come in and will be updating this page as the Hottest 100 of 2014 is revealed. The countdown begins at midday AEDT, so keep an eye on the page and enjoy!

Update: Read our Hottest 100 2014 midway report

Gallery: triple j Hottest 100 2014: The Frontrunners

Milestones

  • Chet Faker takes out #1 place on the Hottest 100 for 2014 with Talk Is Cheap as well as appearing three more times with (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good #21, 1998 #8, and Gold #7
  • Peking Duk take two places (both in the top ten) with Take Me Over #5 and High #2
  • Milky Chance place twice with Flashed Junk Mind #44 and Stolen Dance #4
  • A record number of 59 songs in this countdown have been Australian
  • alt-j appear three times with Hunger Of The Pine #26, Left Hand Free #16 and Every Other Freckle #14
  • Lorde appears twice with the Flume remixed version of her hit single Tennis Court #47 and Yellow Flicker Beat #18
  • Childish Gambino appears twice with Sweatpants #60 and Sober #31
  • Allday appears twice with Right Now #65 and You Always Know The DJ #35
  • Hilltop Hoods place three times with Walking Under Stars #57, Won’t Let You Down #36 and Cosby Sweater #3
  • Flight Facilities place twice with Sunshine #52 and Two Bodies #39
  • Meg Mac takes three places with Bridges #91, Grandma’s Hands #46 and Roll Up your Sleeves #24
  • Vance Joy places three times with Georgia #93, First Time #50 and Mess Is Mine #13
  • CHVRCHES have two places on the list with Get Away #85 and Do I Wanna Know? #54
  • Melbourne band Kingswood place twice with Micro Wars #76 and I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me #56
  • Ball Park Music have charted three times with Trippin’ The Light Fantastic #99, Everything Is Shit #58 and She Only Loves Me When I’m There #19
  • The Amity Affliction place three times with The Weigh Down #71, Don’t Lean On Me #64 and Pittsburgh #22
  • 17 out of the bottom 25 are Australian artists
  • Thundamentals take three places on the chart with Got Love #90, Quit Your Job #78 and Something I Said #30
  • Foo Fighters Something From Nothing #84 marks Dave Grohl’s 32nd appearance in the Hottest 100
  • Sydney band Sticky Fingers appear three times with Liquorlip Loaded Gun #94, Just For You #86 and Gold Snafu #20
  • This year’s Hottest 100 had over 2 million votes – the most that have ever been received
  • Australian artists dominate the bottom 10 with 9 tracks
  • Triple J have confirmed that Taylor Swift will not be appearing on the Hottest 100

triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2014 Countdown (Updated Live)

1. Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap
2. Peking Duk – High
3. Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater
4. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
5. Peking Duk – Take Me Over
6. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars)
7. Chet Faker – Gold
8. Chet Faker – 1998
9. Sia – Chandelier
10. Asgeir – King And Cross

11. ZHU – Faded
12. Glass Animals – Gooey
13. Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
14. alt-j – Every Other Freckle
15. The Kite String Tangle – Arcadia
16. alt-j – Left Hand Free
17. Illy – Tightrope (Feat. Scarlett Stevens)
18. Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
19. Ball Park Music – She Only Loves Me When I’m There
20. Sticky Fingers – Gold Snafu

21. Chet Faker – (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good (Like A Version 2014)
22. The Amity Affliction – Pittsburgh
23. Future Islands – Seasons
24. Meg Mac – Roll Up your Sleeves
25. Bluejuice – I’ll Go Crazy
26. alt-j – Hunger Of The Pine
27. BANKS – Beggin For Thread
28. The Griswolds – Beware The Dog
29. The Preatures – Somebody’s Talking
30. Thundamentals – Something I Said (Feat. Thom Crawford)

31. Childish Gambino – Sober
32. Lana Del Rey – West Coast
33. San Cisco – Run
34. SBTRKT – NEW DORP. NEW YORK (Feat. Ezra Koenig)
35. Allday – You Always Know The DJ
36. Hilltop Hoods – Won’t Let You Down (Feat. Maverick Sabre)
37. Alison Wonderland – I Want U
38. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
39. Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (Feat. Emma Louise)
40. Broods – Mother & Father

41. Carmada – Maybe
42. Kim Churchill – Window To The Sky
43. Jamie T – Zombie
44. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind
45. FKA twigs – Two Weeks
46. Meg Mac- Grandma’s Hands
47. Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
48. DMA’s – Delete
49. TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
50. Vance Joy – First Time

51. Courtney Barnett – Pickles From The Jar
52. Flight Facilities – Sunshine (Feat. Reggie Watts)
53. Kendrick Lamar – i
54. CHVRCHES – Do I Wanna Know? (Like A Version 2014)
55. Caribou – Can’t do Without You
56. Kingswood – I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me
57. Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
58. Ball Park Music – Everything Is Shit
59. Röyksopp – Monument
60. Childish Gambino – Sweatpants

61. Andy Bull – Talk Too Much
62. Angus & Julia Stone – Heart Beats Slow
63. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
64. The Amity Affliction – Don’t Lean On Me
65. Allday – Right Now
66. clipping. – Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
67. Jungle – Busy Earnin’
68. Bring Me The Horizon – Drown
69. The Smith Street Band – Surrender
70. ODD MOB – Is It A Banger?

71. The Amity Affliction – The Weigh Down
72. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)
73. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
74. Duke Dumont – I Got U (Feat. Jax Jones)
75. 360 – Live It Up
76. Kingswood – Micro Wars
77. Highasakite – Since Last Wednesday
78. Thundamentals – Quit Your Job
79. Jack White – Lazaretto
80. Rise Against – I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore

81. The Avener – Fade Out Lines
82. Hopium – Dreamers (Feat. Phoebe Lou)
83. British India – Wrong Direction
84. Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing
85. CHVRCHES – Get Away
86. Sticky Fingers – Just For You
87. Briggs – Bad Apples
88. DZ Deathrays – Gina Works At Hearts
89. Cold War Kids – First
90. Thundamentals – Got Love (Feat. Solo)

91, Meg Mac – Bridges (Like A Version 2014)
92. One Day – Love Me Less
93. Vance Joy – Georgia
94. Sticky Fingers – Liquorlip Loaded Gun
95. Thelma Plum – How Much Does Your Love Cost?
96. SAFIA – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds
97. Japanese Wallpaper – Between Friends (Feat. Jesse Davidson)
98. Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
99. Ball Park Music – Trippin’ The Light Fantastic
100. Tkay Maidza – Switch Lanes (Prod. Paces)

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