- Even though everyone at the party adamantly denied it, I thought that since Australians primarily vote in the Hottest 100 countdown, they would be naturally biased to Australian artists. I don't know the exact figures but there were a lot of Australian bands (including the #1 song, which was anti-climatic to say the least), just take a look at the breakdown of the list from last year and decide for yourself.
- The top ten was, in a word, controversial. I didn't agree with it, and most of the people I have talked to didn't agree with it. But people voted, so it is what it is.
- There was quite a debate as to whether or not cover songs should be allowed in the countdown...I was a bit on the fence myself, but since this was a countdown where people voted on their favorites, how can you say a cover can't be one of the most loved songs of the past year?
Some mp3 highlights:
#31 - The National Bloodbuzz Ohio (I thought this would've ranked higher)
#36 - Chiddy Bang Opposite of Adults
#38 - The Naked and Famous Young Blood
#51 - Yeasayer Ambling Alp
...and the #1 song of the year according to Triple J's Hottest 100...
Angus and Julia Stone Big Jet Plane (click to view official music video)
If you have any thoughts/opinions, be sure to put them down in the comments below.