Daft Punk, Jinja Safari, The National And Disclosure Looking Good For Hottest 100 Dominance

In the lead up to the day of days for “the world’s largest music democracy,” Triple J have released clues as to which acts would likely populate this year’s hottest 1 hunj:

. 42 songs are from artists appearing in the Hottest 100 for the first time

. The month in which the most Hottest 100 songs were released, above any other month, was May.

. Australian artists made up 44% of the poll.

‘This year a massive 1,492,619 votes were cast by 173,658 music fans in 169 countries around the world, from Argentina to Estonia to our own back yard. Add to that the 4200 Hottest 100 parties already registered to be held on Australia Day and you have the world’s biggest musical democracy.’

As with anything that encourages speculation and has an outcome that can be bet on, there are always those who seek to learn the results in advance out of curiosity/the desire not to lose too many $$$. And so, in the spirit of that, and by using our powers of deduction and ability to riddle you this, we have surmised that Daft Punk, Disclosure, Jinja Safari and The National have a pretty good chance of dominating this year. Sure, ‘no doy’, says you but if you’re interested in the rigorous science behind the prediction: all four acts released albums in the month of May and have a high number of singles in the voting list. Yep.

Other albums released in May and whose songs will probably turn up on the day:

Settle – Disclosure

Obsidian – Baths

Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Monomania – Deerhunter

Rounds – Four Tet

Modern Vampires Of The City – Vampire Weekend

Trouble Will Find Me – The National

Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

Jinja Safari – Jinja Safari

…Like Clockwork – Queens Of The Stone Age

Silence Yourself – Savages

Heart of Nowhere – Noah and The Whale

MCII – Mikal Cronin

Nocturnes – Little Boots

Empty Estate – Wild Nothing

Kids in LA – Kisses

Secondhand Rapture – MS MR

Hanging Gardens – Classix

Still Awake – Ryan Hemsworth

Cave Rave – Crystal Fighters

Monkey Been to Burntown – Animal Collective

She Beats – Beaches

To put an end to all of this fruitless speculation and put your butt rightfully back on the centre of your seat, you’re going to have to tune in to Triple J on Sunday 26th January Midday AEDT:

12pm – NSW, ACT, VIC + TAS

11:30am – SA

11am – QLD

10.30am – NT

9:00am – WA

On Monday the 27th of January at 10am they’ll be counting down the Hottest #200-101 songs of 2013, which just missed out on the Hottest 100.