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Triple J Hottest 100 2014: The Midway Report

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 – triplejfeed.com – 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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