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triple j Have Shared More Stats About Their Hottest 100 of the Decade

As the songs are counted down, the stats are piling up, and triple j can’t wait to share more facts about their Hottest 100 of the Decade.

Promotional artwork for the upcoming Hottest 100 countdown from triple j

triple j will be holding their second Hottest 100 countdown of the year on March 14.

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As triple j gear up towards this weekend’s Hottest 100 of the Decade, the station has revealed a few extra stats about the forthcoming countdown.

For most of this current week, triple j listeners have been eagerly listening to the station as they count down the 100 songs that didn’t quite make their upcoming countdown. Yes, for the first time, triple j have prefaced their iconic poll by sharing the songs that made the 200-101 positions, undoubtedly exciting fans, while adding the extra anxiety of hearing their favourite tunes far earlier than planned.

However, while it’s been nothing but classic hits so far, triple j are clearly getting ready for a massive day on Saturday when they count down from 100 to 1. To add to the excitement, they’ve now unveiled a few extra statistics about this poll.

Firstly, it’s been revealed that 1,869,659 were cast in this poll, which actually is the lowest amount of votes since the 2013 edition, which featured 1.49 million. Of the 1.8 million votes though, 47.9% came from people aged 18-24, while 79% are from those aged 30 and under. 51.2% votes came from female respondents, 46.9% from males, and 1.9% from those who identified as non-binary, unspecified or other.

Most interestingly though, triple j have also revealed that 2012 is the year that features the most representation in the final 100. Though they don’t say just how many tracks from that year were voted in, the recent stats from the Warm Tunas prediction site seemed to support this, considering that it indicated that the vast majority of the songs were from the first half of the decade.

Back in 2013, triple j’s 20 Years of the Hottest 100 poll (which allowed votes for songs released between 1993 and 2012) noted that 1997 was the year with the most representation. While 1997 comes 25% of the way through the period of eligibility, 2012 comes 20% of the way through the most recent period of eligibility, meaning that voters appear to cast their minds back a lot further than one might expect, and let nostalgia heavily influence their choices.

Additionally, 49 of the songs to have made the top 100 have been revealed to be Australian, which is a far cry from the overall record of 66 in 2016, but 20 more than the result Aussies achieved in the 20 Years of the Hottest 100 countdown.

The full list will be revealed on Saturday, March 14th, but in the meantime, triple j are slowly announcing the tracks from the 200-101 spots. Read on for the current list of songs in the countdown.

200 The Naked And Famous – ‘Young Blood’ (#38 in 2010)
199 The Amity Affliction – ‘Pittsburgh’ (#22 in 2014)
198 Bluejuice – ‘Act Yr Age’ (#20 in 2011)
197 The National – ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ (#31 in 2010)
196 Two Door Cinema Club – ‘What You Know’ (2010, debut)
195 Middle Kids – ‘Edge of Town’ (2016, debut)
194 Tyler, The Creator – ‘See You Again’ Ft. Kali Uchis (2017, debut)
193 The Lumineers – ‘Ho Hey’ (#43 in 2012)
192 Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’ (2017, debut)
191 The Weeknd – ‘The Hills’ (#19 in 2015)

190 Ocean Alley – Baby Come Back [triple j Like A Version 2018] (#16 in 2018)
189 DOPE LEMON – Marinade (#62 in 2016)
188 A$AP Rocky – Praise The Lord (Da Shine) Ft. Skepta (#13 in 2018)
187 Miike Snow – Genghis Khan (#15 in 2016)
186 BENEE – Soaked (#58 in 2018)
185 BENEE – Glitter (#19 in 2019)
184 The Naked And Famous – Punching in a Dream (#34 in 2010)
183 Travis Scott – Goosebumps (2016, debut)
182 Tones and I – Dance Monkey (#4 in 2019)
181 Illy – Papercuts Ft. Vera Blue (#7 in 2016)

180 Ziggy Alberts – Laps Around The Sun (#42 in 2018)
179 Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie (#32 in 2013)
178 Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix] (#32 in 2012)
177 Thundamentals – Brother [triple j Like A Version 2012] (#49 in 2012)
176 Drapht – Rapunzel (#12 in 2010)
175 San Cisco – Fred Astaire (#48 in 2012)
174 Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams (2018, debut)
173 Skegss – Up In The Clouds (#11 in 2018)
172 Boy & Bear – Feeding Line (#4 in 2011)
171 Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids Ft. Earl Sweatshirt (#80 in 2012)

170 Frank Ocean – Pyramids (2012, debut)
169 Pendulum – Witchcraft (#48 in 2010)
168 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (#58 in 2010)
167 Empire of the Sun – Alive (#30 in 2013)
166 G Flip – Drink Too Much (#6 in 2019)
165 The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do (#16 in 2017)
164 Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers (2011, debut)
163 Mura Masa – Love$ick Ft. A$AP Rocky (#13 in 2016)
162 Holy Holy – True Lovers (#40 in 2017)
161 Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing Ft. Florence Welch (#11 in 2012)

160 Gang of Youths – The Heart Is A Muscle (2017, debut)
159 Lorde – Tennis Court (#12 in 2013)
158 Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk Ft. Bruno Mars (#6 in 2014)
157 HAIM – The Wire (#11 in 2013)
156 Hockey Dad – Join The Club (#18 in 2018)
155 Arctic Monkeys – Arabella (#18 in 2013)
154 Skegss – Spring Has Sprung (2016, debut)
153 Mallrat – Groceries (#7 in 2018)
152 Flume – Rushing Back Ft. Vera Blue (#2 in 2019)
151 Lime Cordiale – I Touch Myself [triple j Like A Version 2019] (#17 in 2019)

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