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Has This Website Already Predicted The Winner Of The Hottest 100?

Surprised?

Voting for the Hottest 100 only opened last week, but one guy already thinks he has a pretty good idea what this year’s countdown will look like.

Prediction site 100 Warm Tunas is once again mining Hottest 100 hashtags on Instagram to determine the shape of the countdown, with Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ currently sitting comfortably in the top spot. Gang of Youths’ ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’ is sitting at #2, and their track ‘Let Me Down Easy’ rounds out the top three.

Gang of Youths come in again at #6 with ‘What Can I Do When The Fire Goes Out’, while the rest of the top ten sees entries from Methyl Ethyl, The Smith Street Band, and Thundamentals. As for Lorde’s ‘Green Light’? It’s tipped to come in at #5.

“At the moment the 2017 countdown results are looking more reliable so far,” Warm Tunas developer Nicholas Whyte told Music Feeds.

“Hopefully it will be able to predict the outright winner. Of course things can change as we’re only a week into voting, however Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ is ahead of second place by six percent. To put it in perspective, the two top places in 2016 were only marginally different — around 0.6 percent.”

Last year the site very nearly predicted the entire top ten, although it placed Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ above Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ — which went on to win.

The Hottest 100 will be counted down on Saturday, January 27, following the shift from its previous date of January 26.

Check out the full countdown as it stands below; it’s updated daily.

100 Warm Tunas — Current Top 20

1. Kendrick Lamar — ‘HUMBLE.’
2. Gang of Youths — ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’
3. Gang of Youths — ‘Let Me Down Easy’
4. Methyl Ethyl — ‘UBU’
5. Lorde — ‘Green Light’
6. Gang of Youths — ‘What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out’
7. Thundamentals, Mataya — ‘Sally’
8. The Smith Street Band — ‘Birthdays’
9. BROCKHAMPTON — ‘Sweet’
10. Ball Park Music — ‘Exactly How You Are’
11. Angus & Julia Stone — ‘Chateau’
12. Baker Boy, Yirrmal — ‘Marryuna’
13. Alex Lahey — ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’
14. Vera Blue — ‘Regular Touch’
15. Alex Lahey — ‘I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself’
16. Pnau — ‘Go Bang’
17. The Killers – ‘The Man’
18. Peking Duk, AlunaGeorge — ‘Fake Magic’
19. Vance Joy — ‘Lay It On Me’
20. Architects — ‘Doomsday’