It’s coming around to that time of year again; the holidays are drawing to a close, those SNS nails are coming off, and you are starting to realise the mountain of holiday homework you’ve procrastinated may be actually more than you expected! It’s also nearing the announcement of Triple J Hottest 100- starting from Saturday the 23rd of January. Although we may not have any special insight or disclosed information, here are our top picks for the top 5 songs of the Triple J Hottest 100:
5. Lime Cordiale – ‘Robbery’
The only group or artist to receive 4 nominations in the Top 40 of the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2019, this Aussie pop duo is much loved down under and last year was no exception. The song ‘Robbery’ from their ‘14 Steps to a Better You’ album is one to look out for with its indie 60s vibe and catchy sax hook. Additionally, the duo suggested on their TikTok that Oli would get a bowl cut if any songs made top 10 and if the duo made top 5, he would shave off his eyebrows live on social media to celebrate. Something we would certainly look forward to!
4. Billie Eilish – ‘Therefore I Am’
Gunning up for a back to back victory after topping the list in 2019 with ‘bad guy’, Billie Eilish will be looking to restore her title with her trademark untempo pop and unnerving electronic style. Cowritten by Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, the song will alsobe used in the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die.
3. Sia – ‘Wonder’
From a key figure in Australian pop, Sia’s single ‘Wonder’- featuring in her new movie- was played 16, 168 times on radio stations across Australia last year. With its wholesome, uplifting tune and message of unity in spite of isolation, we would love to see a warm song on the charts.
2. The Weeknd – ‘Blinding Lights’
The top-played song on Australian radio in 2020, ‘Blinding Lights’ was given some light-hearted choreography on TikTok by Western Australian police officers in May, a rendition on The Masked Singer Australia and over 30, 000 spins on Australian radio (a feat equivalent to listening to the song on repeat for 70 days straight)! The Canadian artist was popular globally this year, with approximately 1.86 million streams on Spotify. One final accolade to top off a stellar year of music might just be the icing on the cake for The Weeknd.
- Harry Styles – ‘Watermelon Sugar’
Fan-favourite Harry Styles was booked to tour Australia during November 2020 in his first Australian arena show ‘Love on Tour’ since 2018, but clearly COVID-19 had other plans. The Fox Melbourne played the song over 1, 200 times across the course of 2020. ‘Watermelon Sugar’ is the second single on Styles’ album ‘Fine Line’. Whilst the true meaning of the line ‘watermelon sugar’ continues to be debated, the masses have soaked up this song like beachgoers soaking up the sun, proving it to be a warm weather summer hit. As they say, a little blissful confusion never hurt nobody (even the Stylers)!
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