How Is triple j’s Hottest 100 Looking At The Halfway Mark?

It’s Hottest 100 day, in which most Australians play at clamorous volume the results of triple j‘s democratic polling of the prior year’s most popular songs (as an accompaniment to beer drinking and backyard cricket). We’ve now reached the halfway point , so let’s take a quick look at where are we at.

At this point in the countdown 26 of the 50 songs voted in have come from local talent. Earlier this week triple j revealed that Australian artists make up 44% of the poll, so the next half of the Hottest 100 should have a lower percentage of Australian acts in the mix.
We’ve already seen a large handful of homegrown Hottest 100 regulars who’ve made an appearance in the 51-100 bracket, including Something For Kate, Josh Pyke, The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio and Sydney hip-hop crew Bliss n Eso – one of a few acts who’ve chocked up a double entry in the first half of the countdown.

Double entries have also been posted from Cloud Control, Bliss n Eso, Andy Bull, Bring Me The Horizon, Illy, and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Take a look at the songs ranked in the second 50 spots below. It’s time for me to grab a sherbet.

100. Karnivool “We Are”
99. Dillon Francis “Without You” ft. T.E.E.D.
98. Horrorshow “Dead Star Shine”
97. Queens Of The Stone Age “My God Is The Sun”
96. Big Scary “Luck Now”
95. Vance Joy “Play With Fire”
94. Bliss n Eso “House Of Dreams”
93. St Lucia “Elevate”
92. Bring Me The Horizon “Shadow Moses”
91. RUFUS “Tonight”
90. Vampire Weekend “Unbelievers”
89. The Cat Empire “Brighter Than Gold”
88. Josh Pyke “Leeward Side”
87. John Butler Trio “Only One”
86. Bring Me The Horizon “Sleepwalking”
85. Remi “Sangria”
84. British India “Summer Forgive Me”
83. The Jezabels “The End”
82. Cloud Control “Dojo Rising”
81. Andy Bull “Baby I Ain’t Nobody Now”
80. Panama “Always”
79. A$AP Rocky “Fuckin’ Problems” ft. Drake. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar
78. MS MR “Fantasy”
77. Illy “Youngbloods” ft. Ahren Stringer
76. SAFIA “Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues”
75. Mikhael Paskalev “I Spy”
74. Major Lazer “Jessica” ft. Ezra Koenig
73. Busta Rhymes “Thank You” ft. Q-tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne
72. Queens Of The Stone Age “I Sat By The Ocean”
71. Two Door Cinema Club “Changing Of The Seasons”
70. Sticky Fingers “Australia Street”
69. Disclosure “White Noise” ft. Aluna George
68. Something For Kate “Sweet Nothing” (Like A Version)
67. Bliss n Eso “Act Your Age”
66. Illy “Ausmusic Month Medley” (Like A Version)
65. Chet Faker “Melt” ft. Kilo Kish
64. The National “Graceless”

63. Disclosure “You & Me” (Flume Remix)
62. Goldroom “Embrace”
61. London Grammar “Wasting My Young Years”
60. CHVRCHES “Lies”
59. Kanye West “Bound 2”
58. Daft Punk “Instant Crush” ft. Julian Casablancas
57. Andy Bull “Keep Running”
56. HAIM “If I Could Change Your Mind”
55. Boy & Bear “Harlequin Dream”
54. Arcade Fire “After Life”
53. Kingswood “Ohio”
52. Cloud Control “Scar”
51. Fatboy Slim & Riva Star “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat”
Follow the rest of the countdown over at the triple j website – or just turn up your radio.