Mon, Jan 9, 3:07pm by Head Editor
The second Monday of the new year is upon us which means that Australia Day (26th of January) is not too far away. This means two things, firstly that everyone will be slightly disappointed that it falls on a Thursday so there’s no long weekend this year and secondly, Triple J’s hottest 100 voting has begun.
Triple J’s hottest 100 is an annual poll voted on by listeners around the country, hosted by Australian radio station, Triple J.
The public is invited to vote for their favourite songs of the year, in an online poll conducted two weeks prior to the new year.
The 100 most popular songs are then counted down on Australia Day. The poll attracts over half a million votes each year, and their number continues to increase. The poll has grown from 500,000 votes in 2004 to 2.03 million in 2014.
It is regarded as “the world’s greatest music democracy. Following the completion of each year’s countdown, a compilation CD featuring highlight tracks is released by ABC Music.
So, now that you are up to date, let’s take a look at the betting market and according to Sportsbet, this year’s Hottest 100 countdown may not be as straight forward as once expected.
Aussie artist Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ has drifted from $1.40 out to $1.80 while Amy Shark has moved from $9.00 into $3.50 with ‘Adore’. Tash Sultana has also made inroads moving in from $16 to $6 with ‘Jungle’.
The biggest mover though has been Temper Trap’s ‘Thick As Thieves’, which has come in from the huge odds of $201 to be on the fourth line of betting at $8.
“The early money suggested the rest would never be like Flume but there’s a shark circling and our punters certainly adore the track and we could be in for an upset,’’ said Sportsbet’s Will Byrne.
Triple J Hottest 100 Winner
$1.80 Never be like you – Flume (out from $1.40)
$3.50 Adore – Amy Shark (in from $9.00)
$6.00 Jungle – Tash Sultana (in from $16)
$8.00 Thick As Thieves – Temper Trap (in from $201)
$11 Believe (Like a Version) – DMAs (in from $51)
$11 Viceroy – Violent Soho (in from $81)
$16 Papercuts – Illy (out from $11)
$21 Death to the Lads – The Smith Street Band (in from $101)
$21 Redbone – Childish Gambino (in from $26)
$21 Starboy – The Weeknd (out from $8.00)
$21 1955 – Hilltop Hoods (out from $11)
$21 Say It – Flume (out from $12)
$21 The Opposite of Us – Big Scary (steady)
$21 Stranger – Peking Duk feat. Elliphant (steady)
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