Music

The “real” Hottest 100 of 2012

Icelandic folk and novelty hip-hop songs may lead bookies predictions for top honours in the 2012 Hottest 100 but they barely rate a mention in the “real” Hottest 100 – triple j’s most played songs of 2012.

The list released by J-Play reveals that triple j’s most played song of 2012 was ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’, the debut single for Australian duo Parachute Youth. Released in January last year, the song had plenty of time to rack up spins and was the most played song on triple j’s Good Nights and Lunch programs. Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’ was the most played track on Tom and Alex, while Zan Rowe preferred Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ to kick off the day on her timeslot. If you listened to triple j on your drive home from work you were most likely to hear Pez asking ‘Where Ya Been?’. The top track on Home and Hosed was Sugar Army’s ‘Hooks For Hands’. For the top ten list for each timeslot head to J-Play

While Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ bargain anthem ‘Thrift Shop’ leads the bookies predictions for the Hottest 100 the song only just made the list at #96. The novelty tune is the short priced favourite to win the poll with SportsBet offering a mere $1.50 to punters keen to back the song while second favourite in the betting, Of Monsters and Men’s ‘Little Talks’, failed to make the list of most played songs.

However, airplay doesn’t necessarily equal votes – the most played song on triple j in 2011 ‘Helena Beat’ by Foster The People came in at #15 in the 2011 Hottest 100.

Proving the station is well and truly hitting its Aus music quota 56% of the most played songs on triple j in 2012 were Australian with Parachute Youth, Twinsy, Loon Lake, Dialectrix, and The Preatures all cracking the top 10.

The real Hottest 100 of 2012

#1 Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This

#2 Major Lazer – Get Free

#3 Twinsy – Water Bombs

#4 Skrillex – Bangarang (feat. Sirah)

#5 Electric Guest – This Head I Hold

#6 Django Django – Default

#7 Loon Lake – Cherry Lips

#8 Dialectrix – New Generation

#9 Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats

#10 The Preatures – Take A Card

#11 Flume – Holdin On

#12 The Shins – Simple Song

#13 Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine

#14 The Bamboos – I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers)

#15 Disclosure – Latch (feat. Sam Smith)

#16 Matt Corby – Brother

#17 Ball Park Music – Surrender

#18 Gossling – Wild Love

#19 Allday X C1 – So Good

#20 Wolf And Cub – See The Light

#21 Grimes – Oblivion

#22 Emma Louise – Boy

#23 Yacht – Le Goudron

#24 Kid Cudi – Just What I Am

#25 Diafrix – Running It

#26 San Cisco – Rocket Ship

#27 Full Tote Odds – Southern Wind

#28 The Hives – Go Right Ahead

#29 Illy – Heard It All

#30 The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion

#31 Alabama Shakes – Hold On

#32 MS MR – Hurricane

#33 The Cribs – Come On, Be a No-One

#34 Dappled Cities – Born At The Right Time

#35 Alt-J – Breezeblocks

#36 Citizens! – Reptile

#37 Metric – Youth Without Youth

#38 Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way

#39 Silversun Pickups – Skin Graph

#40 DCUP – I’m Corrupt

#41 St. Lucia – September

#42 Best Coast – The Only Place

#43 White Rabbits – Temporary

#44 Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul

#45 The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following

#46 Flux Pavilion – Daydreamer (feat. Example)

#47 Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire

#48 Alpine – Gasoline

#49 Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

#50 YesYou – Frivolous Life (feat. Marcus Azon)

#51 Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus

#52 Pond – Moth Wings

#53 Tame Impala – Elephant

#54 Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)

#55 Miike Snow – Paddling Out

#56 Jinja Safari -Toothless Grin

#57 Oh Mercy – Drums

#58 Plan B – Ill Manors

#59 Cosmo Jarvis – Love This

#60 Mystery Jets – Someone Purer

#61 The Trouble With Templeton – Six Months In A Cast

#62 Ben Kweller – Mean To Me

#63 Chet Faker – I’m Into You

#64 Skryptcha – Dance

#65 The Cast Of Cheers – Family

#66 Art Of Sleeping – Empty Hands

#67 Nantes – Unsatisfy

#68 Rudimental – Feel the Love

#69 Children Collide – Sword To A Gunfight

#70 Illy – Where Ya Been (feat. Pez)

#71 World’s End Press – Second Day Uptown

#72 Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

#73 Eagle & The Worm – Give Me Time

#74 Yung Warriors – Standing Strong

#75 The Aston Shuffle – Can’t Stop Now

#76 Bloc Party – Octopus

#77 Kimbra – Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)

#78 Rufus – This Summer

#79 Jack White – Love Interruption

#80 Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans

#81 Tyler Touché – Baguette?

#82 Owl Eyes – Crystalised

#83 Snakadaktal – Dance Bear

#84 Millions – Nineteen

#85 Grinspoon – Passerby

#86 The Gaslight Anthem – 45

#87 Hunting Grounds – Flaws

#88 Chasm – Soldier And A Thinker

#89 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money

#90 Knife Party – Internet Friends

#91 Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun

#92 Winter People – Gallons

#93 Purity Ring – Fineshrine

#94 Rudimental – Not Giving In

#95 The Presets – Promises

#96 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)

#97 Alpine – Seeing Red

#98 DZ Deathrays – Dollar Chills

#99 Buchanan – Run Faster

#100 The Rubens – Don’t Ever Want To Be Found

Related: Haters gonna hate: A guide to hating triple j