Upset In The Hottest 100 As Vance Joy Beats Lorde And Daft Punk

Shock and horror, Vance Joy’s track Riptide has taken out top spot in the Triple J Hottest 100 beating out both Lorde and Daft Punk.

Well, if you had looked at the Warmest 100, it might not have been such a shock.

Vance Joy slipped past the young Kiwi Lorde to the top by the narrow margin of 1000 votes. Considering that the total votes counted were 1.49 million, it might as well have been a sparrow’s penis. Though as she is nominated for four Grammy Awards it’s pretty unlikely she’ll be beating herself up about it.

It’s the first time an Australian has won the countdown since 2011, when Gotye won with Somebody That I Used To Know, and we all know how that worked out for him.

So, anyone who thinks a ukulele is no match for the biggest act dance music and a young artist who is on the road to being the next queen of pop fame-and-fortune, think again.

It was a great year for both Australian and debut artists. 43% of the countdown was represented by home-grown talent and there were 42 debut artists. There were four covers in the countdown, including Get Lucky by San Cisco, making it the only song to be in the countdown twice (3rd and 33rd). The best month for music was May with 17 tracks from the countdown being released throughout the month.

It was also a bad year for spelling, with tracks from Bloc Party, Karnivool, Chvrches and Reflektor all making it into the list.

Triple J Hottest 100
Top 10 (and their Warmest estimates)
1. Riptide, Vance Joy (1)
2. Royals, Lorde (8)
3. Get Lucky, Daft Punk (15)
4. Do I Wanna Know, Arctic Monkeys (2)
5. Drop The Game, Flume & Chet Faker (3)
6. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys (4)
7. Young And Beautiful, Lana Del Rey (24)
8. Resolution, Matt Corby (12)
9. Is This How You Feel, The Preatures (6)
10. Strong, London Grammar (10)

You can check out the full list here.

Photo: Ryan Pierse via Getty

Via Triple J