Triple J Hottest 100 - Betting, Odds & Tips

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Event Date(s):


27th January 2019

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Previous (Year) Winner & Score/Time


Ocean Alley - Confidence

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Triple J Hottest 100 History


The "Hottest 100" is an annual poll of Australia's favourite songs compiled by Australian radio station Triple J. The poll has been in existence since 1989 and was originally named the Hot 100, with listeners allowed to vote for their favourite track from any era via the postal system. The poll was rebranded back in 1993, with a new name and new rules and now resembles the current format we see today. Historically, the countdown has always been announced on 26th January to coincide with Australia Day. However, due to growing pressure and opposition of the country's commemoration of British settlement, the 2017 countdown took place on the fourth Saturday of the month (27th January) and was the first contest to take place on a different day since 2003. Every year, on the day after the Hottest 100 list is compiled, Triple J also pays tribute to the "songs that didn't make it" with it a Hottest 200 airing on the radio station from 10am.



Triple J Hottest 100 Format


At the end of each year, Australian radio station Triple J opens an online poll to the public to vote for their ten favourite songs of the year and then compiles a list of the 100 most popular selections based on this information. Users are allowed to vote for up to 10 of their favourite tracks and generally have around 3 weeks to submit their votes before the poll closes - the results are then broadcast over the radio from around midday, in descending order from #100 down to the coveted number 1 spot.



Triple J Hottest 100 Trophy


Whilst there's no specific award or trophy for the Triple J Hottest 100, the artist with the most votes is consequently deemed to have the "hottest" song of the year and is crowned the winner of the poll.



Triple J Hottest 100 Betting


There are limited betting markets available with regards to the Triple J Hottest 100 owing to the nature of the competition but nevertheless, the Triple J Hottest 100 remains one of the only music-related competitions that bookmakers provide comprehensive betting odds and tips for. Before the results are in and the list is compiled, there will be a market open for the outright winner of the title. In addition to this, it's possible to place an outright or each way bet on a song finishing in the top 5 and top 10 of the competition owing to the fact that the countdown is numbered in order of public votes. Full Triple J Hottest 100 Odds can be found here.



Triple J Hottest 100 Betting Tips


In the early years of the competition, the rock genre dominated the early "Hottest 100" charts. However, recent results have indicated a significant shift in public taste and Kings of Leon were the last rock outfit to take home the "Hottest 100" title back in 2008 with " Sex On Fire". Since 2006, the indie/alt-rock genre has also enjoyed huge amounts of success within the Triple J Hottest 100, topping the list on five separate occasions with songs such as "Hoops" and "Somebody That I Used To Know" by The Rubens and Goyte respectively. Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" was the overwhelming favourite to top the 2017 poll and proved the bookmakers right by finishing ahead of "Let Me Down Easy" by Gang of Youths and "Chateau" by Angus and Julia Stone, who placed second and third in the list respectively. Interestingly enough though, the songs tipped by most bookmakers to finish in second and third place ("Green Light" by Lorde and "The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows") ended up in sixth and fifth place, illustrating the difficulty of gauging public opinion with regards to their favourite song of the year. Before Kendrick Lamar topped the poll last year with his critically acclaimed hit, "Humble", only one other hip-hop song has managed to take home the crown, namely Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's 2012 hit, "Thrift Shop". However, with at least one one hip-hop song polling in the top 3 inside the last 5 years, recent trends would suggest that the chances of a song from the hip-hop/rap genre taking home the title next year are greater than ever. With the wide array of music already released this year, the 2018 competition looks set to be one of the most open contests in recent memory.



Triple J Hottest 100 odds



Past Triple J Hottest 100 Winners


Year Winner Runner-up Third Place
2018 Ocean Alley - Confidence FISHER - Losing It Travis Scott - Sicko Mode
2017 Kendrick Lamar - Humble Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy Angus and Julia Stone - Chateau
2016 Flume feat Kai - Never Be Like You Amy Shark - Adore Tash Sultana - Jungle
2015 The Rubens - Hoops Kendrick Lamar - King Cunta Major Lazer feat MØ & DJ Snake - Lean On
2014 Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap Peking Duk feat Nicole Millar - High Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater
2013 Vance Joy - Riptide Lorde - Royals Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky



Triple J Hottest 100 Records


Most Group Appearances - Powderfinger, Foo Fighters (22)


Most Individual Appearances - Robert Smith (34)


Record Number of Votes - 2,758,584 (2018)


Most Common Song Title - Run (George, Snow Patrol, Cog, San Cisco and Alison Wonderland)



2018 Triple J Hottest 100 Records


The 2018 countdown saw a record number of votes (2,758,584), which is up by 15.6% from 2017.


Ocean Alley became the second artist to be voted into No. 1 (Confidence) and No. 100 (Happy Sad) during the same countdown. The first being Powderfinger in 1999 with These Days (No.1) and Passenger (No. 100).



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