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With One Week Of Voting Left, This Is Who’s Predicted To Win The Hottest 100

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With only a week to go until voting closes in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2020, speculation over who will take out #1 is officially reaching fever pitch.

It’s a little more difficult this year to judge who’ll come out on top — unlike previous years, 2020 didn’t contain the many Big Singles that you’d usually spy up the pointy end of the countdown. There might not be a ‘bad guy’ or ‘Dance Monkey’ in the running this year, but there’s a handful of tracks with a pretty equal shot of taking out the top spot.

Thankfully, we have science on our side to try and predict the winner. For the last few years, vote aggregator Warm Tunas has scoured the internet in an attempt to sketch out the full countdown, with pretty startling accuracy: it predicted the winner in 2017 and 2018, and while it hasn’t necessarily got the top 10 placements nailed in later years, it’s fairly bang on in terms of what tracks will land up the top.

When Warm Tunas kicked off a month ago, it placed Spacey Jane’s dreamy ‘Booster Seat’ at #1, followed by tracks like Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ and Eves Karydas’ ‘Complicated’.

With a week to go, and with over 21,000 votes having been viewed by the service, Warm Tunas is now placing ‘Heat Waves’ at #1, followed by Ball Park Music’s ‘Cherub’ and Spacey Jane’s ‘Booster Seat’. Flume and Toro y Moi’s ‘The Difference’ and G Flip’s ‘Hyperfine’ round out the top five.

‘WAP’, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s culture breaking collab, is sitting pretty at #14, while Billie Eilish makes an appearance at #22 with her single ‘Therefore I Am’.

Have a scroll through the current predicted countdown below — it’s updated regularly. Voting for the Hottest 100 closes Monday, January 18 at 3pm; the countdown will be broadcast on Saturday, January 23.