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Another year, another countdown and while this year’s Hottest 100 may not have yielded the results you were looking for, it does offer a great cross-section of what Triple J listeners are loving and the results are, for the most part, pretty pleasing.

According to Triple J’s own statistics, while Daft Punk may have had the most entries of any single artist with 4 tracks (and that doesn’t even include San Cisco’s cover of ‘Get Lucky’), there was no shortage of Australian artists putting in appearances and with multiple entries. In fact, 43 out of 100 songs were from Aussies including honorary Melbournians Karnivool at number 100.

Melbourne’s own Vance Joy topped the countdown with his hit ‘Riptide’, beating out Lorde and Daft Punk who rounded out the top 3 with their incredibly big hits. He was far from the only Melbourne artist to make the grade though, with 9 others joining him on the list.

Big Scary were the first Melbourne group to appear on the list with ‘Luck Now’ at 96 followed by Vance Joy’s first entry at 95 with ‘Play With Fire’. The Cat Empire, Remi and British India all landed in the 80s and Illy dropped his first entry in at 77. Something For Kate’s cover of ‘Sweet Nothing’ came in at 68 before his ‘Ausmusic Month Medley’ got Illy a second entry at 66. Chet Faker’s ‘Melt’ came in at 65 and Kingswood’s ‘Ohio’ came in at 53, rounding up the local pack for bottom 50. Chet Faker and Flume’s collaboration ‘Drop The Game’ was the second highest placed track by any Melbourne artist, sandwiched between two Arctic Monkeys entries at number 5.

Aussie artists accounted for over 30 of the other entries with Bliss N Eso, Cloud Control, Andy Bull and Boy and Bear all getting 2 songs in and Sydney’s RÜFÜS getting 3 songs in an peaking just outside the top 20 at 21. The Kite String Tangle’s ‘Given The Chance’ and Violent Soho’s ‘Covered In Chrome’ dropped in to the top 20 while The Preatures’ ‘Is This How You Feel?’ and Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ came in the top 10 at 9 and 8 respectively.

The majority of the international acts on the list have visited our shores recently, with Vampire Weekend (90, 31 and 26), London Grammar (61, 35 and 10) and The Wombats (25) all dropping by for Falls and Dillon Francis (99), Major Lazer (74) and Arcade Fire (54 and 16) just here for Big Day Out, while Chvrches (60, 37 and 28), Haim (56, 27 and 11) and Lorde (15, 12 and 2) will be in town shortly for Laneway. Queens of the Stone Age and their pals Arctic Monkeys are both heading out for tours shortly and they each had three entries in the chart.

Needless to say, we at What Sound Melbourne are pretty damn excited that a local took out the top spot for the second time in the last three years (we haven’t forgotten about your efforts Gotye) and we can only hope that we keep the crown in town next year as well.

Who do you think will bring it home for us in 2014?

Here’s the full Hottest 100.

100. Karnivool – ‘We Are’
99. Dillon Francis – ‘Without You’ ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
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. RÜFÜS – ‘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 Am Nobody Now’
80. Panama – ‘Always’
79. A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar ‘Fuckin’ Problems’
78. MS MR – ‘Fantasy’
77. Illy ft. Ahren Stringer – ‘Youngbloods’
76. SAFIA – ‘Listen To Soul – Listen To Blues’
75. Mikhael Paskalev – ‘I Spy’
74. Major Lazer ft. Ezra Koenig – ‘Jessica’
73. Busta Rhymes ft. Q-Tip – Lil Wayne & Kanye West – ‘Thank You’
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 ft. AlunaGeorge – ‘White Noise’
68. Something For Kate – ‘Sweet Nothing’
67. Bliss N Eso – ‘Act Your Age’
66. Illy – ‘Ausmusic Month Medley’ {Like A Version}
65. Chet Faker ft. Kilo Kish – ‘Melt’
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 ft. Julian Casablancas – ‘Instant Crush’
57. Andy Bull – ‘Keep On Running’
56. Haim – ‘If I Could Change Your Mind -’
55. Boy & Bear – ‘Harlequin Dream’
54. Arcade Fire – ‘Afterlife’
53. Kingswood – ‘Ohio’
52. Cloud Control – ‘Scar’
51. Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr – ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’
50. John Newman – ‘Love Me Again’
49. Daft Punk ft. Panda Bear – ‘Doin’ It Right’
48. Flight Facilities ft. Micky Green – ‘Stand Still’
47. Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande – ‘Free’
46. Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘If I Had A Tail’
45. Robert De Long – ‘Global Concepts’
44. Dustin Tebbutt – ‘The Breach’
43. Childish Gambino – ‘3005’
42. Max Frost – ‘White Lies’
41. Boy & Bear – ‘Southern Sun’
40. The Amity Affliction – ‘Born To Die’
39. San Cisco – ‘Get Lucky’ {Like A Version}
38. Touch Sensitive – ‘Pizza Guy’
37. Churches – ‘Gun’
36. Bloc Party – ‘Ratchet’
35. London Grammar – ‘Hey Now’
34. RÜFÜS – ‘Desert Night’
33. Grouplove – ‘Ways To Go’
32. Thundamentals – ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’
31. Vampire Weekend – ‘Diane Young’
30. Empire Of The Sun – ‘Alive’
29. Foals – ‘My Number’
28. Chvrches – ‘Recover’
27. Haim – ‘Falling’
26. Vampire Weekend – ‘Step’
25. The Wombats – ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’
24. Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre – ‘Waiting All Night’
23. Disclosure – ‘When A Fire Starts To Burn’
22. Birds Of Tokyo – ‘Lanterns’
21. RÜFÜS – ‘Take Me’
20. Kanye West – ‘Black Skinhead’
19. The Kite String Tangle – ‘Given The Chance’
18. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Arabella’
17. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’
16. Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
15. Lorde – ‘Team’
14. Violent Soho – ‘Covered In Chrome’
13. James Blake – ‘Retrograde’
12. Lorde – ‘Tennis Court’
11. Haim – ‘The Wire’
10. London Grammar – ‘Strong’
9. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel?’
8. Matt Corby – ‘Resolution’
7. Lana Del Rey – ‘Young And Beautiful’
6. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
5. Flume & Chet Faker – ‘Drop The Game’
4. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
3. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – ‘Get Lucky’
2. Lorde – ‘Royals’
1. Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’

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