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All the Highlights from The Third Day of triple j’s Requestival

As triple j’s Requestival continues, more and more unexpected cuts have been emerging from the request line, and rocking the airwaves.

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The request line has been running hot, with triple j's Requestival turning into a runaway success.

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As triple j’s Requestival tends towards the close of its third day, listeners are getting an idea of just how eclectic the request line can be.

First announced last week, the Requestival is exactly what it sounds like, with triple j allowing listeners to choose the playlist for the work week, with every track between 6am and 9pm being by request only.

Of course, this isn’t the first time listeners have been able to choose the content on triple j. Why their annual Hottest 100 is the largest public-voted music poll in the world, and previous events such as their Impossible Music Festival have seen fans choose a weekend of archival programming

Following a wild first day on Monday, and even more variety yesterday, the station has again found itself at the mercy of listeners who have been flexing their musical knowledge to dig out some real deep cuts.

While the morning’s arrival of Reconciliation Week brought with it a bunch of stunning Indigenous talent by way of Baker Boy, DOBBY, Miiesha, and more, it didn’t take long before the surprising tracks to start making an appearance.

An early highlight though was N.W.A.’s “Express Yourself”, which harkened back to the days in which triple j staff protested against the suspension of a staff member (who had played “Fuck Tha Police” on air) by playing the track back to back for 24 hours.

Dana Lyons’ novelty classic “Cows With Guns” brought back countless memories of the late ’90s, while The Cat Empire’s “The Wine Song” helped divide opinions thanks to its lengthy, tempo-shifting contents.

Although “All That Jazz” helped provide the Broadway vibes, the second-ever playing of Nickelback on the station took place by way of “How You Remind Me”, which was soon followed by the appearance of artists such as Robbie Williams, Death Grips, Spacey Jane, and more.

Despite appearances from Duran Duran, Panjabi MC, Kt Tunstall, and much more turning heads, one of the strangest cuts on the day was due to Hobba & Hing letting loose with the “drum and bass remix” of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow theme, while Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” followed soon after.

triple j’s Requestival runs until Sunday, May 31st, with the request line still open via the triple j app. Relive the action from day one and day two here, and check out the day three playlist below.

triple j’s Requestival: Day Three Playlist

“SENSE AGAIN” – Ocean Grove
“Mountains (we met)” – Christine and the Queens
“Yo Voy Ganao” – Systema Solar
“Scar” – Cloud Control
“I Still Dream About You” – The Smith Street Band
“Guilty Conscience” – 070 Shake
“Heaven” – DJ Sammy
“Nights We Waste” – Yorke
“Walk You Home (This Day)” – Horrorshow
“Hung On Tight” – Snakadaktal

“Say To Me” – Milan Ring
“Anthem for the Year 2000” – Silverchair
“Let Me Mend The Past (Live in Madrid ’19)” – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
“Calling Me Home” – Sally Balfour
“1901 (triple j Like A Version)” – Petit Biscuit
“In Too Deep” – Sum 41
“Typical Story” – Hobo Johnson
“Scar” – Missy Higgins
“APESHIT” – The Carters
“Next To You (feat. Savoi)” – L D R U

“Express Yourself” – N.W.A.
“Identity Theft” – The Chats
“Ruby” – Kaiser Chiefs
“Roll Up Your Sleeves” – Meg Mac
“Take Your Mama” – Scissor Sisters
“Sunday Roast (feat. JK-47)” – Nerve
“Twisting Words” – Miiesha
“All That Jazz” – Bebe Neuwirth
“Champion” – Grinspoon
“Figure It Out” – Alexander Biggs

“Mr La Di Da Di” – Baker Boy
“Peregrine” – DOBBY
“Nicotine” – Sycco
“Try As You May” – Johnny Hunter
“Cows with Guns” – Dana Lyons
“Circles” – Eliott
“Dance The Way I Feel” – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
“Pure Luck (feat. Freya Staer)” – Ninajirachi
“How You Remind Me” – Nickelback
“Golden Jubilee” – Boy & Bear

“Fuck Em Only We Know” – BANKS
“I Want” – Ruby Fields
“Rock DJ” – Robbie Williams
“Good Grief” – Spacey Jane
“California Love (feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre)” – 2Pac
“Fools” – Jack Gray
“I’ve Seen Footage” – Death Grips
“Summer Rain” – Belinda Carlisle
“This Selfish Love” – Luca Brasi
“The Wine Song” – The Cat Empire

“Slow” – Hauskey
“Sofi Needs A Ladder” – deadmau5
“Lucky” – TOTTY
“Got You” – Amyl and The Sniffers
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division
“Jorja” – Planet Vegeta
“Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)” – Wallows
“Daytime TV” – Dear Seattle
“12” – Headlights

“I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)” – Jamie xx
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers
“Friends (feat. Reo Cragun)” – Flume
“40oz. On Repeat (triple j live recording, Laneway Fest Adelaide 2016)” – FIDLAR
“Global Concepts (triple j live recording, Splendour In The Grass 2013)” – Robert DeLong
“Off White Limousine (Live At Splendour In The Grass 2017)” – Client Liaison
“The Suburbs (triple j live recording, Sydney Entertainment Centre 2014)” – Arcade Fire
“Get Out (triple j live recording, Splendour In The Grass 2018)” – CHVRCHES
“I Wanna Be Everybody” – Hockey Dad
“Hit the Back” – King Princess

“Lovely Day” – Bill Withers
“Vossi Bop” – Stormzy
“Shameika” – Fiona Apple
“Speak Easy” – Mansionair
“Mundian To Bach Ke” – Panjabi MC
“Anomaly” – Miss June
“Oh Mama” – Milky Chance
“Girls on Film” – Duran Duran
“Call Me Anytime” – The Cops

“Crave You (triple j Like A Version 2016)” – Elk Road
“Dine N Dash” – The Chats
“Counting Worms” – Knocked Loose
“Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)” – Beyoncé
“Lonely Boys Paradise” – DOPE LEMON
“1901” – Phoenix
“Business Time” – Flight of the Conchords
“Sunseeker” – The Naked And Famous
“Flat Beat” – Mr. Oizo
“Suddenly I See” – KT Tunstall

“Promise Everything” – Basement
“Summer Friends (feat. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights)” – Chance the Rapper
“Boom” – Ngaiire
“Play It Out” – DMA’S
“Nowhere To Go (feat. NAATIONS)” – Hayden James
“Drive” – Aodhan
“Dumb Enough” – Hilltop Hoods
“Fake” – RedHook
“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
“Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“What Is Love” – Haddaway
“Hyperfine” – G Flip
“Love Today” – MIKA
“Vanilla” – British India
“Inhale (feat. Ebenezer)” – Duke Dumont
“Down Bad (feat. JID, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy)” – Dreamville
“Infinity Guitars” – Sleigh Bells”
“Antiques Roadshow Theme (Drum & Bass Remix)” – BBC
“Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand
“You You” – EGOISM

“Barbie Dreams” – Nicki Minaj
“Young And Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
“My Number” – Foals
“Running Red Lights (feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)” – The Avalanches
“Fire” – Peking Duk
“That’s Not My Name” – The Ting Tings
“Pizza Guy” – Touch Sensitive
“Every Hour” – KIAN
“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
“Every You Every Me” – Placebo

“Lights & Music” – Cut Copy
“Tokyo Drift”” – Teriyaki Boyz
“Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia
“Just Say (feat. Tinashe)” – KDA
“Axel F” – Crazy Frog
“Daylight” – Matt and Kim
“All Star” – Smash Mouth
“California Dreamin'” – The Mamas & The Papas
“RUSH” – Tia Gostelow
“Sjamboksa” – Gang of Youths

“Pick Me” – Wafia
“Young Dumb & Broke” – Khalid
“Break The Rules” – Ijale
“Like You Want To” – Kita Alexander
“Energy” – Stace Cadet & KLP
“Music Sounds Better With You” – Stardust
“Above My Head” – Polaris
“Forever Young” – Youth Group
“Broken Leg” – Bluejuice
“Butterfly” – Crazy Town

“Do It Like You” – Crooked Colours
“Tombstone” – Ocean Alley
“Don’t You Know I’m in a Band” – Confidence Man
“Honey” – Kehlani
“White Lies” – Max Frost
“Dreamland” – Glass Animals
“Formidable Cool” – Wolf Alice
“Righteous” – Juice WRLD
“Jody” – Kobie Dee
“Running (feat. Iris Lune)” – Tobiahs

“Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra
“Lost And Running” – Powderfinger
“CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N” – Denzel Curry
“We’ve Got To Try” – The Chemical Brothers
“The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) (Spanglish Version)” – Las Ketchup
“M.O.B.” – Tkay Maidza
“Saramona Said” – Violent Soho
“Dead Horse” – Hayley Williams
“Keep Your Head Up” – Ben Howard
“Blossom” – Juno Mamba

“Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone)” – Porter Robinson
“Don’t Wanna” – HAIM
“Nang (feat. Skepta)” – Jme
“Lost Without Each Other” – Hanson
“Wild Girl” – Kito & Empress Of

Listen to a playlist of the requested tracks below.