Triple J Hottest 100 2016: The Complete List -
The Rubens, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

The Rubens, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Triple J Hottest 100 2016: The Complete List

by Paul Cashmere on January 26, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

The Rubens ‘Hoops’ has topped this year’s Triple J Hottest 100.

Triple J programmer said of the band, “Dropping in July 2015, the song’s four to the floor beat and sing along lyrics make it a total earworm for triple j listeners. Despite it being a slower song for the band, ‘Hoops’ always gets the crowd moving at their awesome live shows. After just a few listens the song makes you feel like you’ve been hearing it for years. That familiarity combined with The Rubens trademark RnB-meets-blues-rock swagger got it to 2015’s Hottest 100 #1.”

Countdown observations

· This is the third consecutive year an Australian act has taken out the top spot.

· The last three years’ worth of #1’s have all stayed relevant, with Chet Faker, Vance Joy and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis appearing in the top 20.

· The two artists with the most songs in the countdown are Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala, with four songs each.

· Flume has appeared in four consecutive countdowns, while Illy makes this the seventh year in a row he’s made the list.

· Most improved was Kendrick Lamar who jumped from #53 in 2014, with his song ‘i’, to #2 with 2015’s massive tune ‘King Kunta’.

· The Hottest 100 veterans Chemical Brothers made their first appearance in 1996, with 2015’s ‘Go’ their 11th song to chart.

· 24 songs have featured artists and the song that featured the most features was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Downtown’, with four guests.

· 37 songs have female vocals, made up of 33 songs with lead female vocals and four songs with female and male vocals.

· 30 songs are from artists we first heard on triple j Unearthed.

· 14 songs are from eight previous J Award winning artists.

· Adding to the stat that 123 is the average BPM, the average duration of a Hottest 100 song is 2:49mins.

· 10 countries were represented in the countdown, including 54 songs from Australia, 22 from the UK, 15 from the USA, five from Canada and one each from Denmark, France, Germany and New Zealand, not forgetting featured artists from Jamaica and Sweden.

· This year songs spanned topics as diverse as polyamorous relationships, time travel, house hunting and getting high on the beach.

· Meanwhile 12 acts had one thing in common: their affinity to the animal kingdom, with Boy & Bear, The Wombats, Peking Duk, Tame Impala, Drake, DJ Snake, Snakehips, Foals, Jai Wolf, Birds of Tokyo, The Cat Empire and Ratatat all named after animals.


1. Hoops – The Rubens
2. King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar
3. Lean On – Major Lazer ft. MO & DJ Snake
4. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
5. Let It Happen – Tame Impala
6. The Trouble With Us – Marcus Marr & Chet Faker
7. Do You Remember? – Jarryd James
8. The Buzz – Hermitude ft. Mataya & Young Tapz
9. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
10. Magnets – Disclosure ft. Lorde
11. Never Be – Meg Mac
12. You Were Right – RUFUS
13. Ocean Drive – Duke Dumont
14. Hotline Bling – Drake
15. Like Soda – Violent Soho
16. The Fire & The Flood – Vance Joy
17. Middle – DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine
18. Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
19. The Hills – The Weeknd
20. Mountain at My Gates – Foals
21. Magnolia – Gang of Youths
22. Keeping Score – LDRU ft. Paige IV
23. Embracing Me – SAFIA
24. Some Minds – Flume ft. Andrew Wyatt
25. Shine On – The Amity Affliction
26. I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times – Jamie XX ft. Young Thug & Popcaan
27. Young – Vallis Alps
28. Like an Animal – RUFUS
29. Greek Tragedy – The Wombats
30. Say My Name – Peking Duk ft. Benjamin Joseph
31. Loud Places – Jamie XX ft. Romy
32. Leave a Trace – ChVrches
33. Long Loud Hours – Urthboy ft. Bertie Blackman
34. Eventually – Tame Impala
35. Counting Sheep – SAFIA
36. All My Friends – Snakehips ft. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper
37. Alright – Kendrick Lamar
38. Delilah – Florence & the Machine
39. Swear Jar – Illy
40. Ship to Wreck – Florence & the Machine
41. Puppet Theatre – Claptone ft Peter Bjorn & John
42. Hold Me Down – Halsey
43. Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
44. Something About You – Hayden Jones
45. Throne – Bring Me the Horizon
46. Go – The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip
47. Dynamite – Asta ft. Allday
48. Crushed – Parkway Drive
49. Too Much Time Together – San Cisco
50. Deception Bay – Boo Seeka
51. Clearest Blue – ChVrches
52. Cream on Chrome – Ratatat
53. Monday – Matt Corby
54. Working For It – ZHU x Skrillex x THEY
55. Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
56. Alive – Sia
57. Foolish – Alpine
58. Vice Grip – Parkway Drive
59. Run – Alison Wonderland
60. Kamikaze – MO
61. ‘Cause I’m a Man – Tame Impala
62. Omen – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
63. Walk the Wire – Boy & Bear
64. L$D – A$AP Rocky
65. Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes
66. M.O.B – Tkay Maidza
67. Give Me a Try – The Wombats
68. Shutdown – Skepta
69. Forces – Japanese Wallpaper ft. Airling
70. What Kind of Man – Florence & the Machine
71. Flesh Without Blood – Grimes
72. Anchor – Birds of Tokyo
73. Once – Ngaiire
74. Powerful – Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding, Tarrus Riley
75. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
76. Suddenly – British India
77. Lay Down – DMAs
78. Weathered – Jack Garratt
79. Wolves – The Cat Empire
80. Everyday – A$AP Rocky ft. Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson & Miguel
81. Big Jet Plane (Like a Version cover) – Tuka
82. Depreston – Courtney Barnett
83. Down to Earth – Flight Facilities
84. Delete (Like a Version cover) – Sticky Fingers
85. Heart Attack – Flight Facilities ft. Owl Eyes
86. Happy Song – Bring Me the Horizon
87. Begin Again -Purity Ring
88. Party Machine – The Bennies
89. High By The Beach – Lana Del Rey
90. Gemini – What So Not ft. George Maple
91. Be Your Shadow – The Wombats
92. No One – Golden Summers ft. Thelma Plum
93. Indian Summer – Jai Wolf
94. Ghost – Halsey
95. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party – Courtney Barnett
96. Rumour Mill – Rudimental ft. Anne Marie & Will Heard
97. Twilight Driving – Methyl Ethel
98. Be Together – Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle
99. True Friends – Bring Me the Horizon
100. Hell Boy – Seth Sentry


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