How to listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100

How to listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100
Image source: Triple J – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

It’s that time of year again, folks. We’re just days away from the biggest Aussie music event of the year… the Triple J hottest 100 countdown! 

After compiling your fave song picks for 2022, the Triple J’s Hottest 100 voting polls are officially closed. The votes are being counted as we speak.

So, to help make sure your Hottest 100 sesh goes down without a hitch, here are all the deets:

When is the Triple J Hottest 100?

The Hottest 100 countdown will be broadcasted live on Triple J radio, kicking off at 12pm AEDT on Saturday, 28th of January 2023.

Here are the starting times for each Australian timezone:

  • WA: 9:00am 
  • NT: 10:30am 
  • QLD: 11:00am
  • SA: 11:30am 
  • NSW, ACT, VIC: 12:00pm
  • TAS: 12:00pm

Other events:

In celebration of the Hottest 100, Triple J will also be hosting some additional events this year. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

Hottest 200-101: 
10am, Friday 27 January 2023A broadcast of all the songs that were voted in but didn’t place in the top 100.
Hottest 100: 
(the main event)
12pm AEDT, Saturday, 28 JanuaryThis is the official live broadcast of the 2022 Hottest 100 countdown.
Hottest 100 of 2002 on Double J: 
10am, Sunday 29 JanuaryAs a “post-Hottest 100” treat, Double J will air the Hottest 100 of 2002! Talk about a blast from the past!
Hottest 100 videos of 2022 on rage: 
(After-after party)
Friday, 3 FebruaryCure your post-sesh blues with a countdown of all the Hottest 100 music videos on Rage.

How to listen to Triple J Hottest 100:

Here’s how you can tune into the official Triple J Hottest 100 countdown this Saturday, the 28th of January (12pm AEDT):

Triple J Hottest 100 winners

Triple J Hottest 100 winners of 2022:

100. Fred Again.. – ‘Danielle (smile on my face)’
99. Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Sidelines’
98. MEDUZA x James Carter (ft. Elley Duhé/Fastboy) – ‘Bad Memories’
97. Yung Gravy – ‘Betty (Get Money)’
96. G Flip – ‘Waste of Space’
95. Omar Apollo – ‘Evergreen’
94. King Stingray – ‘Lupa’
93. Lime Cordiale & Idris Elba – ‘Holy Moley’
92. Sam Fender – ‘Alright’
91. Florence + the Machine – ‘Free’
90. The Smith Street Band – ‘I Don’t Wanna Do Nothing Forever’
89. The Amity Affliction – ‘Show Me Your God’
88. The 1975 – ‘Oh Caroline’
87. Genesis Owusu – ‘GTFO’
86. Parkway Drive – ‘Glitch’
85. DMA’s – ‘Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend’
84. Billie Eilish – ‘The 30th’
83. Beddy Rays – ‘Handful’
82. The Wombats – ‘Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?’
81. Benee – ‘Beach Boy’
80. Denzel Curry – ‘Walkin’
79. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Body Paint’
78. Violent Soho – ‘Kamikaze’
77. Arctic Monkeys – ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’
76. Drake – ‘Jimmy Cooks’ (featuring 21 Savage)
75. Spacey Jane – ‘Bothers Me’
74. Tate McRae – ‘She’s All I Wanna Be’
73. Tame Impala – ‘No Choice’
72. Steve Lacy – ‘Static’
71. Hilltop Hoods – ‘Show Business’ (featuring Eamon)
70. Amy Shark – ‘Only Wanna Be With You’
69. Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Maybe’ (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
68. Fisher – ‘Yeah The Girls’ (featuring Meryll)
67. Raye – ‘Escapism.’ (featuring 070 Shake)
66. Thelma Plum – ‘The Brown Snake’
65. Peach PRC – ‘Forever Drunk’
64. The Rions – ‘Anakin’
63. Teenage Dads – ‘Teddy’
62. Ocean Alley – ‘Home’
61. Venbee x Goddard. – ‘Messy In Heaven’
60. Lime Cordiale – ‘Country Club’
59. Ocean Alley – ‘Double Vision’
58. The 1975 – ‘I’m In Love With You’
57. Pacific Avenue – ‘Leaving For London’
56. Ocean Alley – ‘Deepest Darkness’
55. Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers – ‘Girl Sports’
54. Hilltop Hoods – ‘A Whole Day’s Night’ (feat. Montaigne, Tom Thum)
53. The Chats – ‘6L GTR’
52. Skin On Skin – ‘Burn Dem Bridges’
51. Post Malone – ‘I Like You (A Happier Song)’
50. Flume – ‘Slugger 1.4’
49. Lil Nas X – ‘Star Walkin” (League of Legends Worlds Anthem)
48. Fisher & Shermanology – ‘It’s A Killa’
47. Ruel – ‘Growing Up Is ____’
46. Sycco – ‘Ripple’
45. Paramore – ‘This Is Why’
44. Drake & 21 Savage – ‘Rich Flex’
43. King Stingray – ‘Yellow’ (Coldplay cover for Like A Version)
42. Beyoncé – ‘Break My Soul’
41. Kendrick Lamar – ‘N95’
40. Spacey Jane – ‘Yet’
39. Central Cee – ‘Doja Cat’
38. Bring Me the Horizon – ‘sTraNgeRs’
37. Dom Dolla – ‘Miracle Maker’ (feat. Clementine Douglas)
36. Lizzo – ‘2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)’
35. King Stingray – ‘Let’s Go’
34. Lime Cordiale – ‘Colin’
33. The Kid LAROI – ‘Thousand Miles’
32. Billie Eilish – ‘TV’
31. Baker Boy – ‘Wish You Well’ (featuring Bernard Fanning)
30. Flume – ‘Shooting Stars’ (featuring Toro y Moi, Bag Raiders cover for Like A Version)
29. Vance Joy – ‘Clarity’
28. Luude & Mattafix – ‘Big City Life’
27. King Stingray – ‘Camp Dog’
26. Fred Again.. – ‘Jungle’
25. Spacey Jane – ‘Pulling Through’
24. Beyoncé – ‘Cuff It’
23. Dune Rats – ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ (The Angels cover for Like A Version)
22. Doja Cat – ‘Vegas’
21. Thelma Plum – ‘Backseat of My Mind’
20. SZA – ‘Shirt’
19. Skegss – ‘Stranger Days’
18. Fred Again.. & Swedish House Mafia – ‘Turn On The Lights again..’ (featuring Future)
17. Genesis Owusu – ‘Get Inspired’
16. Peach PRC – ‘God is a Freak’
15. Lime Cordiale – ‘Facts of Life’
14. Fred Again.. – ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’
13. Gorillaz – ‘New Gold’ (featuring Tame Impala – Bootie Brown)
12. Jack Harlow – ‘First Class’
11. G Flip – ‘Gay 4 Me’ (featuring Lauren Sanderson)
10. Joji – ‘Glimpse of Us’
9. Gang of Youths – ‘In the Wake of Your Leave’
8. Ball Park Music – ‘Stars In My Eyes’
7. Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’
6. Spacey Jane – ‘Sitting Up’
5. Spacey Jane – ‘It’s Been a Long Day’
4. Steve Lacy – ‘Bad Habit’
3. Spacey Jane – ‘Hardlight’
2. Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal – ‘B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)’
1. Flume – ‘Say Nothing’ (featuring MAY-A)

Where to go: Hottest 100 parties & events

Looking for somewhere to send it this weekend? Here are some venues that are hosting ‘Hottest 100’ parties this year:

  • Sydney: The Great Club (Marrickville), The Lansdowne Hotel (Chippendale), the Public House Petersham, Taylor’s Rooftop Bar (on the fourth floor of the Republic Hotel), Hermann's Bar (Camperdown).
  • Melbourne: Top Yar Rooftop, Moon Dog World (Preston), Orrong Hotel (Armadale), The Esplanade Hotel (St Kilda), Hopscotch (Southbank), The Corner Hotel (Richmond), Fitzroy Beer Garden (Fitzroy), The Wharf Hotel (Docklands).
  • Brisbane: The Triffid (Newstead), Prohibition Brisbane (Fortitude Valley).

If all else fails, nothing beats a backyard party (espesh if you have a pool!) with a few mates and a trusty Bluetooth speaker (make sure it’s charged).

What is the Triple J Hottest 100?

Triple J Hottest 100 Archives
Image source: Triple J – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Every year, Australia’s national youth radio network Triple J holds a massive poll to find out what the nation's favourite songs were for that year. The results are then revealed (usually on the last weekend of January) live on air in a countdown of the top 100 songs of the year. 

Triple J’s Hottest 100 first kicked off in 1989 (wow!) and has since cemented itself into Aussie culture as an iconic celebration of the Australian music industry.

Get your internet “countdown-ready”:

There’s no bigger buzzkill than having the internet drop out during your Hottest 100 listening party. So be sure to do a quick check-in to ensure your internet can handle nearly 12 hours of streaming.

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