Triple J has revealed that 65 Australian songs will feature in the 2017 Hottest 100, to be broadcast on January 28. By comparison, not one Australian song made the Top 30 of the ARIA end of year chart for 2017.
Even at 65, Triple J concedes that that is less than last year. 66 Australian songs made the Hottest of 2016.
The highest charting Australian song of 2017 on the ARIA chart was ‘Chameleon’ by Pnau at no. 32.
There will be more new artists in the Hottest 100 of 2017, 26 compared to 23 last year and five of those originated from Triple J’s discovery platform Triple J Unearthed.
The Hottest 100 Weekend kicks off live around the country this Saturday 27 January, when you’ll find out where your favourite songs of 2017 came in the Hottest 100:
12pm – NSW, ACT, VIC + TAS
11:30am – SA
11am – QLD
10.30am – NT
9:00am – WA