Flume takes top spot in record breaking Hottest 100 countdown

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With Say Nothing ft. MAY-A, Flume becomes the second artist to top the Hottest 100 twice

Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 countdown has broken records, with Australia’s Flume (real name Harley Streten) taking the top spot of the 2022 countdown. 

With his single Say Nothing featuring fellow Aussie MAY-A, Flume cements his legacy as the second ever artist to top the Hottest 100 twice – Flume had previously taken the title with Never Be like You featuring Kai in the 2016 countdown. The only other artists to have achieved this is Powderfinger who won with These Days (1999) and My Happiness (2000). 

Landing close behind at #2 was TikTok-loved dance hit B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal

Spacey Jane finished in the pointy end of the countdown for the third year in a row with their single Hardlight scoring #3 after dominating the top ten – It’s Been A Long Day came in at #5 and Sitting Up at #6.  

Also making top five was TikTok hit Bad Habit by Steve Lacy at #4.

Flume also charted with Slugger 1.4 at #50, Ripple (as a producer on Sycco’s track) at #46, and with his eccentric Like A Version cover of Shooting Stars (originally by Bag Raiders) at #30. 

Breaking another record previously held by Powderfinger, Hilltop Hoods have become the artist with the most songs appearing in the countdown. Show Business ft. Eamon (#71) and A Whole Day’s Night ft. Montaigne and Tom Thum (#54) brought the iconic Australian hip hop group to 23 songs total since their debut in 2003, beating out Powderfinger and Foo Fighters who have 22 a piece. 

The 2022 countdown also saw 10 songs from First Nations artists, breaking the previous record of six songs. 

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Speaking about the win, Triple J’s music director Nick Findlay said: “Say Nothing has been a force to be reckoned with ever since its worldwide first play on Triple J Breakfast in February 2022. Flume’s disjointed percussion and hypnotic melodies, wrapped up in MAY-A’s enchanting vocals, had all the ingredients of an instant classic. Congratulations to Flume and MAY-A for an incredibly well-deserved win!” 

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