Australia Day celebrations on air

Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) iHeartRadio platform have put together an Australia Day playlist – the iHeartAustralia Countdown.
The countdown has been compiled from music fans across the country voting for their favourite Aussie tracks.
Whether you are playing backyard cricket with your mates, relaxing at the beach or barbecuing up a storm with family, the iHeartAustralia Countdown has you covered this Australia Day.
iHeartRadio Australia’s Content Director Brett “Nozz” Nossiter said he was excited to see which song listeners choose to put on the Australia Day Countdown.
“This is not just your favourite songs from this year, it’s the ultimate, comprehensive Australia Day countdown – you’d be a galah not to listen in,” he said.
The countdown will be streamed on the iHeartAustralia station on January 26 and will also be broadcast on GOLD FM in Melbourne and 96FM in Perth. 

At triple j the Hottest 100 countdown kicks off on Australia Day.

After six weeks of steady voting, Friday saw a huge swell of traffic to the triple j website on the traditionally busy last day of voting, with literally errryone wanting to tell us their favourite songs of 2015. After spending the weekend crunching numbers and making sure every vote was counted, we can tell you 2,094,350 votes were cast by 298,851 voters, from 172 countries around the world. That’s HEAPS.

Know what else there’s been heaps of? Debate over which songs will make it into the countdown!. To keep you guessing they’ve compiled some clever little teaser stats. Can you pick the results from this?

·         More than 16,000 songs were voted for. 
·         54% of the songs in the Hottest 100 are from Aussie artists.
·         There are 26 Hottest 100 debutantes.
·         It’s an upbeat year! The average BPM of the Hottest 100 is 123, compared to 121 in 2014 and 116 in 2013.
·         Number of successful troll campaigns? Zero.
·         Number of songs disqualified? Zero.

To find out who actually made the countdown, tune into the Hottest 100 on Australia Day, as it plays live around the country in the biggest party of the year.

Meantime Triple M Australia’s One-Dayer will bring together beers, BBQ, mates and backyward cricket on Sydney Harbour.
James Reyne and Thirsty Merc will be performing and guests will be joined by test cricketers Mike Whitney and Ed Cowan, alongside Triple M’s own Merrick Watts and Chris Beckhouse.

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