triple j listeners have once again broken the voting record by placing 3,211,596 votes in the 2019 Hottest 100, beating last year’s vote tally by 16.4%.
Here’s who the votes came from, which could very well influence the content of the countdown:
3,211,596 total votes, up 16.4% from last year
45.3% of votes were from people aged between 18-24
58.5% of votes were from people aged 24 and under
77.5% of votes were from people 30 and under
55.5% of votes came from females
42.4% of votes came from males
2.1% of votes came from people who identified as non-binary, unspecified or other
12pm AEDT Sat 25 Jan: Hottest 100 on triple j
10am local time Mon 27 Jan: Hottest 200-101 on triple j
10am local time Mon 27 Jan: Classic Hottest 100 of 1999 on Double J
Meanwhile, the March poll will be the Hottest 100 of the Decade.
This special edition of the Hottest 100 series follows on from previous all-time countdowns including the Hottest 100 of All Time (1998 & 2009), Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time (2011) and 20 Years of the Hottest 100 (2013).
Listeners are being asked to help us celebrate the decade that was by creating a definitive list of the 2010s.
Voting will be open during February.
triple j has listed some of the decade’s music highlights to inspire voters:
• We witnessed the rise of once-in-a-generation artists like Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar and Florence and the Machine
• Australian acts like Gotye, Sia, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and Tones and I took over the world
• Producers like Flume and Alison Wonderland went from their bedrooms to stadium shows
• In 2017, we saw hip hop overtake rock and pop as the most popular genre of music in the US
• Streaming services and social media flipped the industry on its head
• Viral took on a totally new meaning and pop music had a renaissanc
• Beyoncé headlined Coachella
• The Avalanches, Daft Punk and Tool made comebacks
• We mourned the loss of some of our favourite performers: Mac Miller, Juice WRLD, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Prince, Chris Cornell