Flume had a breakout year in 2016, dominating November’s ARIA Awards where he took out a whopping five categories and the Hottest 100 will be sure to reflect his success.With three of his tunes featuring in 2012 and two in 2014, the only question is how many tracks will Harley Streten have in this year’s countdown? In short, three songs looks most likely so take the 2.50 odds from Sportsbet. Never Be Like You is a moral for top 2 and Say It should sit comfortably in the top 20, while both Lose It and Take A Chance are also in contention.
Over the past ten years, the average song on the Hottest 100 has had a beats per minute (BPM) of 117, but listeners are beginning to embrace the bangers.
Despite last year’s winner Hoops from the Rubens only recording a BPM of 96, average BPM has recently trended upwards and 2016 resulted in a new high with BPM peaking at 123.
Even so, a pullback in BPM for the 2016 countdown appears overdue and punters should take the 4.00 odds on offer with Sportsbet for BPM to range between 115-119.
For as long as Triple J has held the countdown, there’s always been an unlucky artist who claims the 101st spot in the countdown.
In 2015 it was Call My Name by unearthed duo, Mosquito Coast, Tell Me by Golden Features failed to cross the finish line in 2014, while 2013 saw Jake Bugg narrowly miss out with What Doesn’t Kill You.
Sportsbet are offering a tasty 13.00 odds for Real Friends by Kanye West to sit out the Hottest 100, which makes for a strong omen bet and would be a fitting 101st for this year’s countdown.
Australian songs always punch well above their weight in the countdown, peaking in 2014 with a total of 59 home-grown tunes included in the Hottest 100.
Expect the local acts to continue to dominate this year, with only a handful of international contenders. The Aussies will claim the majority of the top 20, with songs such as Viceroy from Violent Soho most certainly featuring.
Punters should expect a total of 14-16 domestic tunes in the top 20 and Sportsbet seems to agree, offering 2.25 odds.
For those looking to back an outright winner, Sportsbet will refund your stake up to $50 in bonus bets if your song finishes second to Flume. That makes them our bookie of choice for the 2016 countdown.
It’s quite the generous promotion from Sportsbet and punters should back Adore by Amy Shark at 2.75 odds, which is neck and neck with Never Be Like You for top spot, to take full advantage.