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“Unbelievable”: Tame Impala React To Taking Out Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of The Decade

ICYMI triple j‘s Hottest 100 Of The Decade countdown happened this weekend and – spoiler alert – our own Tame Impala came in at #1 with their 2015 smash, ‘The Less I Know The Better’.

And after hearing the news that Australia had voted the Currents A-side as the greatest song of the 2010’s, frontman Kevin Parker was beyond cheering.

“It’s something I always dreamt about, ever since I started listening to [the Hottest 100] you know,” Tame’s main-man told the j’s.

“I can’t describe how much of a big thing that is to me. More than anything else that other people talk about being a huge deal. You know, like headlining festivals or Grammys or whatever. Like the Hottest 100 is the closest thing to my heart of all that kind of stuff. So that’s unbelievable.”

Tame actually scored four songs in the countdown, with ‘Let It Happen’ coming in at #26, ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ at #65 and ‘Elephant’ at #66.

They’ve charted in the Hottest 100 11 times before, but this actually marks their first time ever hitting the #1 spot, thanks to the dreamy heartbreak psych-pop ballad that spawned a million memes about that asshole, Trevor.

“The Trevors! Actually… that’s a good point. If your name’s Trevor and you voted for it, thanks for being a good sport, buddy!” Kev told the j’s.

The top 10 was rounded out by Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra)’ at #2, Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ at #3, Violent Soho’s ‘Covered In Chrome’ at #4, followed by RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ‘Innerbloom’, Gang of Youths’ ‘Magnolia’, Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You (Feat. Kai)’, Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet Plane’ and Matt Corby’s ‘Brother’.

In total, nine songs got a guernsey that have never charted in a Hottest 100 before, including Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘m.A.A.d City’, Rex Orange County’s ‘Loving Is Easy’, J. Cole’s ‘No Role Modelz’, Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, Azealia Banks’ ‘212’, Avicii’s ‘Levels’, Sticky Fingers’ ‘Rum Rage’ and RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ‘Innerbloom’.

Interestingly, industry-“cancelled” band Sticky Fingers charted 3 times with ‘Australia Street’ also coming in at #15 and Gold Snafu at #58.

Head here for the full wrap and check out the full triple j Hottest 100 of the decade rankings below!

Hottest 100 of the Decade countdown:

1. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

2. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra)

3. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

4. Violent Soho – Covered In Chrome

5. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Innerbloom

6. Gang of Youths – Magnolia

7. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

8. Flume – Never Be Like You (Feat. Kai)

9. Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane

10. Matt Corby – Brother

11. Nick Murphy / Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap

12. alt-J – Breezeblocks

13. Vance Joy – Riptide

14. Kanye West – Runaway (ft. Pusha T)

15. Sticky Fingers – Australia Street

16. Lorde – Royals

17. Ball Park Music – It’s Nice To Be Alive

18. Flume – Holdin On

19. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy

20. Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater

21. DMA’S – Delete

22. M83 – Midnight City

23. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

24. JAY-Z & Kanye West – Ni**as In Paris

25. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Feat. Christine Hoberg)

26. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

27. Childish Gambino – 3005

28. Childish Gambino – Redbone

29. Lana Del Rey – Video Games

30. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

31. The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)

32. Peking Duk – High (Feat. Nicole Millar)

33. Sticky Fingers – Rum Rage

34. Frank Ocean – Lost

35. Ocean Alley – Confidence

36. Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)

37. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

38. Avicii – Levels

39. Flight Facilities – Crave You (ft. Giselle)

40. Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)

41. DMA’S – Believe (triple j Like A Version 2016)

42. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

43. Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau

44. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

45. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

46. The Rubens – Hoops

47. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

48. Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)

49. Tash Sultana – Jungle

50. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

51. Amy Shark – Adore

52. Gang of Youths – The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

53. Sia – Chandelier

54. Grouplove – Tongue Tied

55. Skrillex – Bangarang (Feat. Sirah)

56. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wanz – Thrift Shop (Feat. Wanz)

57. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

58. Sticky Fingers – Gold Snafu

59. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime

60. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

61. Lorde – Green Light

62. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

63. Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)

64. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)

65. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

66. Tame Impala – Elephant

67. Hilltop Hoods – I Love It (Feat. Sia)

68. Azealia Banks – 212 (Feat. Lazy Jay)

69. Flume & Nick Murphy / Chet Faker – Drop The Game

70. Catfish and the Bottlemen – 7

71. Billie Eilish – bad guy

72. Kanye West – Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

73. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

74. Robyn – Dancing On My Own

75. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

76. Travis Scott – SICKO MODE

77. Kanye West – Black Skinhead

78. San Cisco – Awkward

79. Mallrat – Charlie

80. Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (Feat. Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price & Kirk Franklin)

81. Cub Sport – Come On Mess Me Up

82. Flume – On Top (Feat. T-Shirt)

83. Ruel – Painkiller

84. Ruby Fields – Dinosaurs

85. J. Cole – No Role Modelz

86. The Wombats – Greek Tragedy

87. Matt Corby – Resolution

88. Glass Animals – Gooey

89. Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn

90. Childish Gambino – This Is America

91. Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy (Feat. Benny Sings)

92. Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (Feat. MC Eiht)

93. Flume – Sleepless (Feat. Jezzabell Doran)

94. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?

95. FISHER – Losing It

96. Major Lazer – Get Free (Feat. Amber Coffman)

97. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

98. Disclosure – You & Me (Feat. Eliza Doolittle) {Flume Remix}

99. Ruel – Dazed & Confused (Prod. M-Phazes)

100. Bon Iver – Holocene

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