UPDATE 27/01/16: The Rubens have responded to critics of yesterday’s “safe” Hottest 100 results.
Not everyone gets to live long enough to see their dreams come true. But for those rare few who do, it helps when there’s a camera around to capture the exact moment when it happens (if only so that the rest of us get to live vicariously through their glorious triumph for a few, sweet seconds).
Thankfully, that’s exactly what occurred yesterday when homegrown act The Rubens realised that their song, Hoops, had taken out the coveted #1 spot on the triple j Hottest 100 chart.
The Menangle-bred indie-rockers were sitting in the triple j studio when the number #2 song on the big list was revealed as Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta, which had been widely regarded as the hot favourite to take out top honours in the countdown.
Knowing that it could only mean one thing (unless jjj had pulled a Joffrey Baratheon and invited them into the studio just to sadistically watch their hearts break upon finding out that they hadn’t charted in the countdown at all), the boys erupted into a combination of surprise and joy so potent that it has only ever been rivalled by the Nintendo 64 kid.
The band has posted a video of their reaction on their official Facebook page, saying: “The bastards invited us in but wouldn’t tell us a thing. Thankyou triple j, thankyou everyone X.”
Watch the footage below, and try not to grin.
The Rubens react to taking out triple j’s Hottest 100