SBS Is Running A Chillest 100 Countdown To Find The Most Relaxing Song In History

Will it be Massive Attack? Air? Portishead?

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If there’s one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that this year has been resolutely un-chill. But hey, that only makes an even like SBS’s upcoming The Chillest 100 all the more important.

Designed as a kind of balm to heal these divided, painful times and modelled after the most popular song countdown in the country, The Chillest 100 has tasked Australians with voting for the most relaxing song that they know.

“Think Air, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tycho, Bonobo, Thievery Corporation, Tosca, Kinobe, Morcheeba, Boards of Canada to name a few,” reads the press release for the event. “But remember the choice is up to you!”

For my money, you can’t go past William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops or Brian Eno’s Music for Airports as the most relaxing — if melancholic — works of auditory art. But hey, as the press release says, the joy will be that so many listeners will have so many different takes on what exactly gets them into a relaxed and easy groove.

Voting is open now until this Sunday December 13. The countdown will begin on the 1st of January, 2021 meaning you can ring in the new year with class and style.