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Some Indie Pissbabies Are Angry That ‘WAP’ Made It Into The Hottest 100

Get a bucket a mop for these wet ass pissbaby tears.

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Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ reigned supreme in Triple J’s hottest 100 for 2020, but it appeared were also some wh*res in this house when WAP made the top 1o.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s viral masterpiece, ‘WAP’ clocked in at number 6 on Triple J’s hottest 100, and some people were not feeling it. While many replies and comments to social media posts announcing the song were enthusiastic, claiming its placement profoundly suited the year that was– many proclaimed it the worst song ever.

One Twitter user replied, “How did  @DanielAndrewsMP lose to this. Ya jokin,” referring to WAP placing higher than Mashd N Kutcher’s ‘Get On The Beers’ featuring Daniel Andrews. To be clear, WAP placed 6 places above the Victorian Premiere’s collab.

Many a listener were appalled the track was even eligible, let alone voted into the top ten. Rules are rules, though.

A song is eligible for the Hottest 100 if it was released for the first time during 2020, specifically between the 1st December 2019 and November 30 2020. Covers and remixes are also eligible if they were released during the time period.  Love to break it to the purists out there, but it must be said WAP is a certified beat.

Of course, many soothed themselves in the knowledge wap had, at least, not made it to number one.

But for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every pissed off purist, there are unironic legends devastated that WAP was deprived of its true position at number one. There were plenty “shoulda been higher” comments to go around.

One Facebook user wrote, “I can’t wait for 9 years time in 2030 when they do the Hottest 100 of the 2020’s and WAP gets justice by winning.” Over on Twitter, a user echoed, “ROBBED!” at the song not placing higher.


What is there to say about the song’s inclusion? Get a bucket and a mop for these wet ass pissbaby tears.


Merryana Salem is a proud Wonnarua and Lebanese–Australian critic, teacher, researcher and podcaster on most social media as @akajustmerry. If you want, check out her podcast, GayV Club where she gushes about LGBT rep in media with her best friend. Either way, she hopes you ate something nice today.