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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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