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Five songs that could beat'Thrift Shop' in the Hottest100

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis may be the favourites to win this year’s Hottest 100, but what if they don’t? JODY MACGREGOR suggests five songs that could pull one out of the bag.

According to the stats nerds who compiled the Warmest 100, ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is a shoo-in to top the Hottest 100 poll this Australia Day. But what if it doesn’t win? There have been surprise upsets in previous years – from ‘Big Jet Plane’ over ‘Rock It’ to ‘Knights Of Cydonia’ over ‘Straight Lines’ – here are five songs that could pull the same trick this Saturday.

Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’

Never underestimate the power of patriotism to influence the votes of triple j listeners. The 2011 poll had 44 songs by Australians in it and unless you genuinely believe that Australia accounts for 44 percent of the world’s best music you’ve got to admit that seems a little like local favouritism. Plus, it’s the only possible way to explain how Angus & Julia Stone won in 2010 with ‘Big Jet Plane’. Of the Australian acts in the running this year the all-conquering Tame Impala – who topped our own list of the year’s best albums, among one or two others – are most likely to win.

Warmest 100 prediction: Five

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, ‘Same Love’

There’s still a core of people listening to triple j who fell in love with the station during the 1990s and just quietly self-identify as “alternative”. There’s nothing alternative types hate more than being a part of the herd. The fact that ‘Thrift Shop’ is such an obvious contender could ultimately hurt its chances if people who like the song avoid voting for it because they don’t want to be, like, one of those sheeple who just do what’s expected of them. Obviously the independent-minded won’t immediately start voting for Django Django just to be different – they’ll vote for the other Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song they like, which is ‘Same Love’ featuring Mary Lambert.

Warmest 100 prediction: 20

Of Monsters and Men, ‘Little Talks’

Currently the number two most-likely contender, ‘Little Talks’ made it to #7 on the ARIA Charts and is still in the top 20, currently sitting at #11. It was also an early favourite of the bookies when they started laying odds on potential winners. Apparently Australians love Icelandic bands with weird videos but can’t be bothered sitting through a whole Sigur Rós song or learning to spell their name. This is who they’ll be voting for instead.

Warmest 100 prediction: Two

Skrillex, ‘Bangarang’ (ft. Sirah)

The votes that were analysed for the Warmest 100 came from people sharing their lists on Facebook and Twitter after voting, but there are plenty of people who don’t publicly show off their votes. The people who choose guilty pleasures they’re a little embarrassed of liking have yet to be counted. ‘Bangarang’ is one of the biggest guilty pleasures of last year, and when all the votes of closet dubstep heads come in, who knows how high this could go?

Warmest 100 prediction: 26

PSY, ‘Gangnam Style’

1,235,291,640 views on YouTube and rising. Try to imagine that many people. You can’t, because that number is so high it’s beyond comprehension. It may as well be gumpty-frillion and two. It seems impossible – so perhaps it is. Perhaps YouTube’s been hacked. And if PSY can hack YouTube our country’s rinky-dink little Hottest 100 will be a piece of piss. Get ready to watch someone awkwardly start doing the dance during your Saturday BBQ then realise they’re alone and try to pass it off as ironic, because if the next step in PSY’s plan for global domination is winning the Hottest 100 then nothing will stop him.

Warmest 100 prediction: N/A

FL will be live-blogging the Hottest 100 countdown from midday tomorrow.

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Andeh

Andeh said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Big Jet Plane was always favourite to win. The only thing I ever saw being discussed as an upset was Fuck You.

Straight Lines not winning was a surprise though.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 25th Jan, 2013

i still don't get little talks being allowed technically it was released in like 2011 if you go by when my head is an animal was first released.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Jan, 2013



It came out at the end of 2011.

It has been a massive song this year and Triple J has always allowed that overlap in the countdown.

Death of Marat

Death of Marat said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Nothing will beat it. The Hottest 100 is about as cool as the mainstream charts these days.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Moar liek lamestream, amirite?!?!

Death of Marat

Death of Marat said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Triple J is lamestream, as least your top 40 type stations don't pretend to be edgy.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Preaching to the choir, brah. I've got my own indie radio cred. I have a card and everything to prove it.

Death of Marat

Death of Marat said on the 25th Jan, 2013



Jelly. I have another 18 months of probation before I become a card carrying member.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 25th Jan, 2013

I reckon it's time for an all-time hottest 100.

here's my 10 votes

talking heads - this must be the place (naive melody)
rancid - ruby soho
pixies - where is my mind
the beatles - norwegian wood
the cure - close to me
the strokes - repitilia
white stripes - hotel yorba
nofx - linoleum
jimi hendrix - little wing
bob dylan - it aint me babe

neuroticwill

neuroticwill said on the 25th Jan, 2013

There is no way anything outside the top 5 in the warmest 100 could win it.

I find your lack of faith in statistics disturbing.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Jan, 2013



I think you'll find JJJ looked long and hard at legal and technical perspectives, considered international law, took into account precedents, heard arguments for and against, looked at the prima facie evidence,

and then realised it was their countdown, and they could do whatever the fuck they wanted.

http://kellysinging.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jesus-thumps-up1.jpg?w=300&h=300

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Posting a shit film and sucking up to jjj oh how the mighty gum has fallen

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 25th Jan, 2013



Didnt that happen only a few years ago?

Annies boobs

Annies boobs said on the 25th Jan, 2013

Yeah there was one in 2009.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Jan, 2013

i think you'll find jjj looked long and hard at legal and technical perspectives, considered international law, took into account precedents, heard arguments for and against, looked at the prima facie evidence,

and then realised it was their countdown, and they could do whatever the fuck they wanted.

http://kellysinging.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jesus-thumps-up1.jpg?w=300&h=300

you forgot to add it gets them in the newspapers if there is some type of 'drama' regarding the hottest 100.

gotta feed the ego's...

gotta please the nova fans who've found their next fix.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Jan, 2013

having a problem with someone having a different opinion? seriously?

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 26th Jan, 2013

actually it's the opinions more or less of bogans on the jjj page,nova only started playing little talks a month or so back where triple j started playing it when they toured last year, which most people are unaware of also fargo>big lebowski

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 26th Jan, 2013

if you read the triple j feed on facebook or any of the 100 posts they are all complaining about it being played on 'nova' and at the same time saying 'fuck this i'm switching to nova' ah god bless moronic hypocrites and i'm saying fargo is the best coens film.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Jan, 2013

cannot be arsed to read 100's of facebook complaints.
saying your going to switch to nova is dumb because apart from zan playing vinyl reissues and some new music most of j's hosts sound like they could be making real money and going to nova.
i liked 'o brother, where art thou' and 'raising arizona' better than both the big lebowski and fargo ...hate me

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 26th Jan, 2013

blood simple and fargo are the favorites, sam raimi wrote it when he was still good. All you have to do to get a radio career these days is appear on a reality show like my friend Michael is on the 'Adelaide nova' because he was in the top 5 on bb

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Jan, 2013

is blood simple 'dark'?
i will have to track it down.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 26th Jan, 2013

pretty violent not sure if you have a vhs but last i heard it didn't have a dvd release success of the film they did last year with jeff bridges might have changed that however.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 27th Jan, 2013



What the fuck are you talking about? Blood Simple was written by the Cohens. It has been available on DVD for years.
I think you are confused with A Simple Plan which wasn't written by Raimi but he directed it. That is also available on DVD...

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 27th Jan, 2013

Raimi had something to do with it i think, either way a simple plan is a great film, on the getting the bills confused bill pullman is less of a douche and a better actor than bill paxton however. Bridget fonda however would still do.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 27th Jan, 2013



Other way round



http://www.coenbrothers.net/coens.html

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 27th Jan, 2013

I think Gman spends most of his life confused.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 27th Jan, 2013

i think you spend a great deal of your life thinking you are better than everyone else.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 27th Jan, 2013

Really, the irony of that accusation.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 27th Jan, 2013

Nap>Gman

Had to be done.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 27th Jan, 2013

Well just about everyone > Gman
Except Nos.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 27th Jan, 2013



Actually, I've always been pro-JJJ and pro-Dogma.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 28th Jan, 2013

the only good smith films are the one's that feature jason lee a lot role like chasing amy , jersey girl and mallrats, don't really care for clerks,dogma or jay and silent bob.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Jan, 2013

thats because you rate films based on the bangability of actors and actresses, and how often they show up on Tumblr, rather than whether or not the films are well made, or have anything to say...

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 28th Jan, 2013

i wasn't aware tumblr existed before a few years ago. More proof your 'jokes' have no merit or cred whatsoever.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 28th Jan, 2013



jersey girl? you serious?

dogma i liked because of it poking fun at catholicism



clerks 2's only saving grace was ....hahhhh.....rosario dawson

http://www.moviemaker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/may_9-1.jpg

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 28th Jan, 2013

it was due to being something kevin smith never did before and carlin acting seriously, same with jason lee and i don't mind the affleck, plus liv tyler as i've posted before is pretty much perfect. I prefer the roofied girl next to her (who you might know as ramona flowers)