Music

Requestival Has Been Pure Chaos So Far

Everything from ABBA to Iron Butterfly has made the cut.

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Requestival, an annual event in which triple j listeners choose the songs that the radio station will play, has quietly become one of the biggest musical events of the year — for no other reason than it always resulting in total chaos.

Let loose upon the control board, listeners pick the strangest amalgamation of music possible, requesting everything from meme-ified songs to distinctly non-triple j classics. It’s a total mish-mash of styles, genres, and tones — and it gets a little bit stranger every single year.

For instance, this year has been packed full of oddballs and left-turns, including Iron Butterfly’s mammoth ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’, made famous by its inclusion in an episode of The Simpsons

…A ‘song’ plucked from uber popular reality television show The Real Housewives of New Jersey

…The classic footy anthem ‘We are Geelong’…

…A range of throwback classics, including a legendary track by Sir Mix-A-Lot and some good old fashioned ABBA…

…Another Simpsons hit, in the form of the song that Millhouse’s ill-fated father Kirk Van Houten sings in order to seduce his former wife…

…A Miley Cyrus banger…

…The ultimate in tonal shocks…

…And yes, a belter by none other than Andrea Bocelli himself.

Basically, it’s been nothing but wall-to-wall bangers — albeit of the strangest sort. Requestival will continue to run until this Friday, May 14th, so get your texting fingers ready and prepare to contribute to the ongoing madness.