Here’s Who Your Favourite Acts Are Voting For In Triple J’s Hottest 100
When in doubt, defer to Denzel Curry. Or Baker Boy. Or Julia Jacklin.
It’s that time of year: voting is now open for triple j’s Hottest 100. If you’re struggling to narrow it down, the station’s wrangled together some lists from a few of their favourite acts.
When in doubt, it’s never a bad idea to defer to Denzel Curry. The rapper’s list includes two songs featuring his Listen Out tour-mate slowthai: Tyler, The Creator’s ‘What’s Good’, and Mura Masa’s ‘Deal Wiv It’.
While we’re on the international front, Maggie Rogers’ repped Julia Jacklin on her list, alongside Sharon Van Etten, Jai Paul and Tyler, The Creator. She also put forward Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ and Ariana Grande’s ‘NASA’: does this mean it’s time for #Dua4Hottest100 and #Ari4Hottest100?
As for local acts, both Thelma Plum and Hilltop Hoods shouted out Kira Puru’s banger ‘Why Don’t We Get Along’. Pop wunderkind Ruel shares his love for Genesis Owusu’s ‘WUTD’, while Baker Boy loves ‘Final Form’ by Sampa The Great. G-Flip, meanwhile, picks BENEE’s ‘Evil Spider’; Allday can’t deny Clairo’s absolute earworm, ‘Bags’; and Stella Donnelly is a big fan of Big Thief and Aldous Harding.
Cub Sport remain Mallrat’s #1 stans, while fellow Brisbanite Hatchie proves her taste by shouting out Caroline Polachek’s perfect song ‘Door’.
But of there’s one act worth listening to, it might be currently reigning Ocean Alley. Their (almost) all Australian list includes Stella Donnelly, Lime Cordiale, Jackin, Tame Impala and New Zealander BENEE. They give their top shout to Perth four-piece Dulcie’s ‘Fall’.
Of course, the undoubtable front-runner for this year’s Hottest 100 has to be Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’. It’s hard imagining anything besting it — even Billie Eilish’s huge ‘bad guy’, surely one of triple j’s top-played songs for the year.
Voting is open until 3pm AEDT Monday 20 January, with the countdown taking place Saturday 25 January. You’ve got a while to mull it over: have a look at your favourite musician’s votes here.