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This legend commented ‘Ya joking shoulda been higher’ on pretty much every Hottest 100 entry

As Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ was revealed as the number two entry on the Hottest 100 of 2016, all doubt was removed as to who would be taking out the number one spot in the world’s biggest democratically-decided musical countdown. While Flume knew he’d be taking out the prestigious gong, all anticipation turned to the comments section on triple j’s Facebook page.

Y’see, triple j posted a piccy for every Hottest 100 entry, which fostered more than a bit of meme action throughout the day. After some initial ripper calls from Jack Taylor – “Frank ocean more like Hank desert” – focus turned to a bloke named Ben Lawson, who jumped in around the number 80 mark with “Ya joking shoulda been higher”.

Ben then kept it up, apparently with a resilient phone battery, by laying down the exact same call on pretty much every song in the remainder of the countdown.

This led to rampant anticipation as to what old mate would drop on the number one song, and he didn’t waste his shot: “Ya joking should have been Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses”. Fair call, in our opinion.

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Check out the full Hottest 100 of 2016 below, and see which songs shoulda been higher:

triple j Hottest 100 of 2016

1. Flume – ‘Never Be Like You’
2. Amy Shark – ‘Adore’
3. Tash Sultana – ‘Jungle’
4. Hilltop Hoods – ‘1955’ (Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thom)
5. Childish Gambino – ‘Redbone’
6. DMA’s – ‘Believe’ (Like A Version)
7. Illy – ‘Papercuts’ (Feat. Vera Blue)
8. Flume – ‘Say It’ (Feat. Tove Lo)
9. Peking Duk – ‘Stranger’ (Feat. Elliphant)
10. The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ (Feat. Daft Punk)
11. PNAU – ‘Chameleon’
12. Milky Chance – ‘Cocoon’
13. Mura Masa – ‘Love$ick’ (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
14. Violent Soho – ‘Viceroy’
15. Miike Snow – ‘Ghenghis Khan’
16. A.B. Original – ‘January 26’ (Feat. Dan Sultan)
17. Big Scary – ‘The Opposite Of Us’
18. Chance The Rapper – ‘All Night’ (Feat. Knox Fortune)
19. Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘7’
20. The xx – ‘On Hold’
21. The Smith Street Band – ‘Death To The Lads’
22. Kanye West – ‘Ultralight Beam’
23. Illy – ‘Catch 22’ (Feat. Anne-Marie)
24. Cub Sport – ‘Come On Mess Me Up’
25. Montaigne – ‘Because I Love You’
26. SAFIA – ‘Make Them Wheels Roll’
27. Gretta Ray – ‘Drive’
28. The Avalanches – ‘Frankie Sinatra’
29. Sticky Fingers – ‘Our Town’
30. RÜFÜS – ‘Innerbloom’ (What So Not Remix)
31. Drake – ‘One Dance’ (Feat. Kyla & Wizzkid)
32. Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’
33. Dune Rats – ‘Bullshit’
34. Dune Rats – ‘Scott Green’
35. Client Liaison – ‘World Of Our Love’
36. Sticky Fingers – ‘Sad Songs’
37. Flume – ‘Smoke & Retribution’ (Feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)
38. Glass Animals – ‘Youth’
39. DMA’s – ‘Step Up The Morphine’
40. Kid Cudi – ‘Surfin’’ (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
41. The Weeknd – ‘I Feel It Coming’ (Feat. Daft Punk)
42. Broods – ‘Heartlines’
43. MØ – ‘Final Song’
44. D.D Dumbo – ‘Satan’
45. A.B. Original & Paul Kelly – ‘Dumb Things’ (Feat. Dan Sultan – Like A Version)
46. Mac Miller – ‘Dang!’ (Feat. Anderson .Paak)
47. D.D Dumbo – ‘Walrus’
48. Kingswood – ‘Creepin’
49. Hilltop Hoods – ‘Higher’ (Feat. James Chatburn)
50. Gang Of Youths – ‘Strange Diseases’
51. Sticky Fingers – ‘Outcast At Last’
52. Halsey – ‘Love Yourself’ (Like A Version)
53. Violent Soho – ‘Blanket’
54. Blink-182 – ‘Bored To Death’
55. RÜFÜS – ‘Say A Prayer For Me’
56. Paces – ‘Keeping Score’ (Feat. Guy Sebastian – Like A Version)
57. Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘Twice’
58. Ali Barter – ‘Girlie Bits’
59. Frank Ocean – ‘Solo’
60. Sofi Tukker – ‘Drinkee’
61. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’
62. DOPE LEMON – ‘Marinade’
63. Glass Animals – ‘Life Itself’
64. Maggie Rogers – ‘Alaska’
65. The Amity Affliction – ‘All Fucked Up’
66. Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’
67. The Amity Affliction – ‘I Bring The Weather With Me’
68. L D R U – ‘Next To You’ (Feat. Savoi)
69. Violent Soho – ‘So Sentimental’
70. Golden Features – ‘Wolfie’ (Feat. Julia Stone)
71. Broods – ‘Free’
72. Kanye West – ‘Famous’
73. Violent Soho – ‘No Shade’
74. Camp Cope – ‘Lost: Season One’
75. The Avalanches – ‘Because I’m Me’
76. The Amity Affliction – ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’
77. Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘Soundcheck’
78. Vera Blue – ‘Settle’
79. Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’
80. BANKS – ‘Gemini Feed’
81. Desiigner – ‘Panda’
82. Thundamentals – ‘Think About It’ (Feat. Peta & The Wolves)
83. Tkay Maidza – ‘Simulation’
84. Frank Ocean – ‘Pink + White’
85. SAFIA – ‘My Love Is Gone’
86. Bliss N Eso – ‘Dopamine’ (Feat. Thief)
87. DOPE LEMON – ‘Uptown Folks’
88. Childish Gambino – ‘Me And Your Mama’
89. SAFIA – ‘Over You’
90. Luca Brasi – ‘Anything Near Conviction’
91. The Avalanches – ‘Subways’
92. Violent Soho – ‘How To Taste’
93. Empire Of The Sun – ‘High And Low’
94. Vallis Alps – ‘Fading’
95. Flume – ‘Lose It’ (Feat. Vic Mensa)
96. Elk Road – ‘Hanging By A Thread’ (Feat. Natalie Foster)
97. Alex Lahey – ‘You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me’
98. Glass Animals – ‘Season 2 Episode 3’
99. Drake – ‘Too Good’ (Feat. Rihanna)
100. Birds Of Tokyo – ‘Brace’