triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown begins today (Sat 22 January) at midday.
Despite another year of pandemic postponements, cancelled shows, and border closures, many music artists have created some great tracks in the past 12 months, which may feature in the nation’s greatest musical democracy countdown.
Numbers 101 to 200 have already been played. You can see that list here, with Time I love to Waste by MAY-A coming in at 101. Today’s countdown will begin with number 100 at noon then count up to number one by the end of the day.
Tomorrow, Sunday, January 23, from 10am local time, Double J‘s Hottest 100 of 2001 countdown will transport listeners back in time and remind them of the songs they loved 20 years ago.
The annual countdown of the best songs of the year, as voted by triple j listeners, is described as “the world’s biggest music democracy”.
The first poll took place in 1989, the same year triple j went national. It was relaunched in 1993 with a new name and new rules.
More than 7 million Australians engage with the Hottest 100 in some way. Last year 2.8 million votes were cast. The winners were Glass Animals with their song Heat Waves.
triple j is once again teaming up with Lifeline as The Hottest 100 charity partner. In 2021, suicide remained the biggest killer of young Australians, accounting for over one-third of all deaths among 15 to 24-year-olds.
More countdown details here.