23/09/2020

Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown is off and racing.

It looks like this year’s countdown is going to be a tight race for the top spot with Triple J revealing that only a few hundred votes separate the songs at first and second spot; likewise between fourth and fifth.
Since its release in May 2019, Tones And Is Dance Monkey has been pegged as the front runner, but in the final days leading up to the countdown, it looks like it might get beaten by an unlikely hit.
According to 100 Warm Tunas, Denzel Currys Bulls on Parade will most likely be crowned this years winner.
The site, which updates daily, trawls the internet and collates together all of the votes that have been posted on social media, and then uses them to post its guess of the Hottest 100 positions.
Although we wont be completely certain of how Australians have voted until the countdown, the site have a pretty solid track record when it comes to predicting the winner, having gotten it spot on for the past three years.
After months of rampant speculation, there are three songs that are most likely to take out the top spot on this years countdown and if any of them win, history will be made.
At the moment, 100 Warm Tunas puts American rapper Denzel Currys Like A Version cover of Rage Against the Machines Bulls on Parade in first position.
The song, which dropped in February 2019, clearly had a lasting impression on listeners.
And if Curry wins, itll be momentous for a number of reasons first, hed be the second ever person of colour to nab the highly coveted position, following after Kendrick Lamar, who won in 2018.
It would also be the very first time that a cover of a song ever topped the chart.
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Giving Curry a run for his money is 18-year-old Billie Eilish and her hit bad guy, from her debut album when we all fall asleep, where do we go? which 100 Warm Tunas have currently got in second position.
Triple J listeners voted it their favourite album of the year, and while Eilish has had multiple songs find their way onto the Hottest 100 in the past, none have had the widespread success of bad guy.
If Eilish wins, shell be the first solo woman to ever top the countdown.
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And while Tones And Is ubiquitous Dance Monkey is currently hanging back in seventh spot on 100 Warm Tunas list, the song has the best chance of topping the countdown.
If there was a checklist for creating a Hottest 100 chart-topper, Tones And I has ticked all the boxes.
Hailing from Byron Bay, she originally uploaded her music to Triple Js Unearthed before going on to create one of the biggest songs of the 2019.
The 26-year-old cleaned up at Novembers ARIA awards, breaking the record for the longest-running number one single ever on the ARIA chart with Dance Monkey and launching herself into the global spotlight.
Like Eilish, if Tones And I wins shell also make history as the first ever solo woman to take out pole position.
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