Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 is more than just a music countdown. It’s become an institution.
With the countdown just around the corner – scheduled for a midday start (AEDT) this Saturday 25th January – the peeps at the j’s have announced there will soon be a Hottest 100 of the Decade, featuring the best music to have been released from the start of 2010 to the end of 2019.
This special edition of the Hottest 100 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).
But don’t think it’s going to be served to you on a silver platter. You’ve got to do your bit as well.
Triple J is asking listeners to help create the definitive music list of the 2010s by voting for your favourite songs. Votes can be placed throughout all of February, and then the countdown of the Hottest 100 tracks of the decade will happen in March.
Warning: getting your shortlist down to 10 songs isn’t going to be easy, because a lot happened in the 2010s.
We’re already finding it difficult to pick our favourite tracks by Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, Sia, Gotye and Lorde. And those are just the tip of our iceberg..
Lisa Andrews & Antonino Tati
For voting information, visit www.abc.net.au/triplej.