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The Winner Of Triple J’s 2017 Hottest 100 Is…

Surprised?

Kendrick Lamar has taken out the #1 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 with his hit ‘HUMBLE.’.

Lamar’s victory is a momentous one for triple j — it marks the first time ever a person of colour has topped the annual countdown. Kendrick came close to hitting #1 with ‘King Kunta’ back in 2015, but was squeezed out to second place by a five-piece rock band from Menangle, NSW called The Rubens (#NeverForget).

‘HUMBLE.’ is also only the second hip-hop track to win the Hottest 100. The first hip-hop tune to win was… ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

On the local front, it was Sydney’s Gang Of Youths who dominated this year’s countdown. The five-piece had a total of four songs in the poll, with ‘Let Me Down Easy’ coming in at #2, ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’ at #5, ‘What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?’ at #10 and their cover of The Middle East’s ‘Blood’ at #41.

This year’s top ten also featured Methyl Ethel at #4 with ‘Ubu’, Lorde at #6 with ‘Green Light’, PNAU at #7 with ‘Go Bang’, Thundamentals at #8 with ‘Sally’ and Vance Joy at #9 with ‘Lay It On Me’.

65 of the tracks in this year’s countdown came from local artists, with the likes of Vera Blue, Peking Duk and The Smith Street Band all making it in. See the full list of every song in this year’s Hottest 100 below.

This was the first year since 1998 that the Hottest 100 wasn’t held on January 26. triple j announced they’d be changing the date of the countdown in November — a move that came after increasing scrutiny over how and when we celebrate Australia Day, a day that causes considerable pain for Indigenous Australians.

Triple J’s Hottest 100 For 2017

1. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
2. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy
3. Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau
4. Methyl Ethel – Ubu
5. Gang Of Youths – The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows
6. Lorde – Green Light
7. Pnau – Go Bang
8. Thundamentals – Sally (Feat. Mataya)
9. Vance Joy – Lay It On Me
10. Gang Of Youths – What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
11. Brockhampton – Sweet
12. Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge – Fake Magic
13. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke
14. Lorde – Homemade Dynamite
15. Vera Blue – Regular Touch
16. The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do
17. Baker Boy – Marryuna (Feat. Yirrmal)
18. Ball Park Music – Exactly How You Are
19. The Killers – The Man
20. Peking Duk – Let You Down (Feat. Icona Pop)
21. The Smith Street Band – Birthdays
22. The Wombats – Lemon To A Knife Fight
23. Alex The Astronaut – Not Worth Hiding
24. Post Malone – rockstar (Feat. 21 Savage)
25. Amy Shark – Weekends
26. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
27. Winston Surfshirt – Be About You
28. Tash Sultana – Mystik
29. Vera Blue – Mended
30. Meg Mac – Low Blows
31. Touch Sensitive – Lay Down
32. Hayden James – NUMB (Feat. GRAACE)
33. Angie McMahon – Slow Mover
34. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
35. Drake – Passionfruit
36. Alex Lahey – I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself
37. Calvin Harris – Slide (Feat. Frank Ocean/Migos)
38. Billie Eilish – Bellyache
39. Skegss – Got On My Skateboard
40. Holy Holy – True Lovers
41. Gang Of Youths – Blood (Like A Version)
42. CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola
43. Tash Sultana – Murder To The Mind
44. Allday – In Motion (Feat. Japanese Wallpaper)
45. Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend
46. Mallrat – Better
47. HAIM – Want You Back
48. Ocean Alley – The Comedown
49. The Smith Street Band – Passiona
50. The Jungle Giants – On Your Way Down
51. Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot
52. Macklemore – Glorious (Feat. Skylar Grey)
53. Bliss N Eso – Moments (Feat. Gavin James)
54. Hockey Dad – Homely Feeling
55. Dune Rats – 6 Pack
56. Odette – Watch Me Read You
57. The Jungle Giants – Bad Dream
58. Camp Cope – The Opener
59. The Jungle Giants – Used To Be In Love
60. Charli XCX – Boys
61. Thundamentals – 21 Grams (Feat. Hilltop Hoods)
62. Khalid – Saved
63. E^ST – Life Goes On
64. Jack River – Fool’s Gold
65. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
66. N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon
67. DZ Deathrays – Shred For Summer
68. Kingswood – Golden
69. Yungblud – I Love You, Will You Marry Me
70. Nothing But Thieves – Amsterdam
71. Lorde – Perfect Places
72. alt-J – In Cold blood
73. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nuclear Fusion
74. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3
75. Dune Rats – Braindead
76. Baker Boy – Cloud 9 (Feat. Kian)
77. The Rubens – Million Man
78. Tash Sultana – Electric Feel (Like A Version)
79. San Cisco – Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?
80. The xx – Say Something
81. Lorde – Liability
82. Logic – 1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara/Khalid)
83. Amy Shark – Blood Brothers
84. Vallis Alps – Oceans
85. BOO SEEKA – Does This Last
86. Meg Mac – Maybe It’s My First Time
87. Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do
88. Paul Dempsey – Edge Of Town (Like A Version)
89. DMA’s – Dawning
90. Flume – Hyperreal (feat. Kučka)
91. Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
92. Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. (Feat. Zacari)
93. The Presets – Do What You Want
94. Kim Churchill – Second Hand Car
95. Future – Mask Off
96. Cub Sport – Chasin’
97. Kendrick Lamar – LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)
98. Angus & Julia Stone – Snow
99. Flight Facilities – Arty Boy (Feat. Emma Louise)
100. Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave