Getting Ahead On The Hottest 100

Who will feature in Triple J’s top 10?

Robert Whiteby Robert White

The countdown to Triple J’s latest annual installment of the Hottest 100 is a little under three weeks away and while the nation is busy voting away for their favourite tracks to fuel Australia Day parties across the country on the 26th, predicting the top 10 is proving to be no easy feat.

Bookies have chimed in with their predictions for the hottest track of 2012, but those differ greatly to the station’s, and the nation’s, top played tracks of the year.

Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men’s Little Talks is thus far the odds on favourite to take out the top voted track of the year at $2.20, while Macklemore’s Thrift Shop isn’t far behind at $2.75 (the favourite with other bookies at $1.50). A little further off the pace is Calvin Harris’ Sweet Nothing ($7.00), Tame Impala’s Elephant ($7.00) and British indie rock quartet Alt J’s Breezeblocks ($10.00).

But here is where making a prediction gets confusing. Triple J’s J-Play revealed the radio station’s most played tracks of the year, but Thrift Shop comes in at just no.96 while Little Talks didn’t even crack the list. J-Play’s Top 5 features Parachute Youth’s Can’t Get Better Than This, Major Lazer Get Free, Twinsy Water Bombs, Skrillex Bangarang and Electric Guest This Head I Hold.

The most played song on Australian radio in 2012 was The Black Key’s Lonely Boy and other contenders to do well in the Hottest 100 that polled well commercially include fun’s We Are Young and Matt Corby’s Brother.

You can vote for the Triple J Hottest 100 here.

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