The significance of the 20th Anniversary of triple j’s Hottest 100 is clearly not lost on the station’s listenership. Overnight, a record number of people clicked through to the voting page to have their say on who should be included in the milestone Hottest 100 of the last 20 years, set to be announced this weekend.
More than 200,000 people flocked to the site at the 11th hour to cast their vote, which makes it the biggest single-day of voting in the history of triple j’s Hottest 100, so many in fact that the site almost couldn’t handle the traffic – according to a representative, the influx caused the page to struggle loading.
It’s no surprise, though, given just how many quality hits have been released between 1st January 1993 and 31st December 2012. And don’t expect just a tracklist of the #1’s from the past 20 years – tracks don’t have to have been included in previous Hottest 100s at all to be eligible.
Much like with the regular Hottest 100, bookies are getting their fair share of action. Hot favourites to take out the top spots include Oasis’ Wonderwall, Radiohead’s Paranoid Android, Jeff Buckley with either Hallelujah or Last Goodbye and of course Gotye’s Somebody That I Use To Know.
The results will be read out this weekend via two special broadcasts, and you can be sure Music Feeds will be all over it. In the meantime, check out the very ’90s-oriented top 10 from the last Hottest 100 of All Time below. Surely there’s gonna be SOME variation there.
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Voters Flood Triple J Hottest 100 In Record Numbers For 20th Anniversary Poll - Music Feeds