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This Year’s Hottest 100 Is Going To Be One Of The Closest In History

With only a few days of voting to go, less than 350 votes are currently separating #1 and #2.

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This year’s Hottest 100 was always going to be up for grabs — without a major radio-dominating single like a ‘bad guy’ or ‘Never Be Like You’, the field has been thrown wide open for a slew of smaller acts to clinch the crown.

And, according to some sneaky stats just released by triple j, this year’s countdown is going to be one of the closest in the poll’s history. At the time of writing, less than 350 votes separate the tracks at #1 and #2 — meaning the next few days of voting are going to be crucial in determining the winner.

It’s set to be the tightest race since 2007, when Muse beat out Silverchair by just 14 votes.

Triple j have also flagged that there are 65,000 shortlists sitting in the voting portal waiting to be finalised — so if you haven’t finished sorting out your top ten, now is the time.

Vote aggregator Warm Tunas has Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ currently sitting at #1, followed by Ball Park Music’s ‘Cherub’, with Spacey Jane’s ‘Booster Seat’ coming in at #3. Check out the full predicted countdown over here.

Voting for the Hottest 100 closes Monday, January 18 at 3pm; the countdown will be broadcast on Saturday, January 23.