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Triple J Hottest 100 2014: The Midway Report

Written by Nastassia Baroni on January 26, 2015

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

We’re 53 songs in with 47 more to be revealed in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2014 countdown and so far Australian acts are dominating with acts like Vance Joy, Kingswood, Ball Park Music, The Amity Affliction, Thundamentals and Sticky Fingers all charting twice already.

This year triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2014 recorded over 2 million votes, the most ever received in the poll’s history. At the half-way point, Australian artists are in fact responsible for 31 out of the top 50 songs in the countdown.

Before kicking off today, triple j finally responded to the the contentious #Tay4Hottest100 campaign and revealed once and for all that Taylor Swift will not be included in the Hottest 100 of 2014 countdown.

The announcement was made on air by presenter Lewi McKirdy and listeners were directed to a new website – – which, as a direct jab at Buzzfeed (who spearheaded the #Tay4Hottest100 campaign) features a listicle titled ‘8 Hilarious But Totally True Reasons You Won’t Hear “Shake It Off” In The Hottest 100′. Read a rundown of their reasons here.

Interestingly, 2014’s triple j Unearthed High winner, Japanese Wallpaper officially made his Hottest 100 debut making it in at number 97. Earlier this week, it was predicted by the people behind the Social Hottest 100 that the young musician would be pushed out of the top 100 if Swift did in fact make the cut.

Frontrunners Chet Faker and Peking Duk have yet to make an appearance but are likely to start stacking numbers in the top end of the list.

Keep track of the full Hottest 100 list on our Live Updates page and check out the top 50 below.

Gallery: triple j Hottest 100 2014: The Frontrunners

Triple J Hottest 100 2014 – Halfway List

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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