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Who will be crowned the hottest of the hot on January 27th as the winner of triple j’s Hottest 100?

While some years it seems like a given who will take out triple j’s Hottest 100, this isn’t always the case.

This year’s Hottest 100 will be no different!

With no clear choice for the top gong we could be in for one of the most interesting Hottest 100’s in recent memory.

Past Hottest 100 Winners

Thrift Shop - 2012 triple j Hottest 100 Winner
“Thrift Shop” (2012 triple j Hottest 100 Winner)

Who could forget 2013 when Vance Joy upset favourtite Lorde.

Or when The Rubens came out of nowhere in 2015 to claim the title against Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Tame Impala.

  • 2012: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
  • 2013: Vance Joy – “Riptide”
  • 2014: Chet Faker – “Talk Is Cheap”
  • 2015: The Rubens – “Hoops”
  • 2016: Flume featuring Kai – “Never Be like You”
  • 2017: Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

So who will win 2018 triple j’s Hottest 100?

Based on Sportsbet odds here are the favourites to take out the Hottest 100 – why not have a punt while listing to some of the best tunes of 2018.

Odds as of 07/01/2019

Ocean Alley – Confidence

Current Odds: $1.85

At $1.85 this is as close to a sure thing as Winx – but is it too shorter odds to back?

The appeal for Confidence taking out the Hottest 100 has reportedly been backed by a collection of triple j meme groups.

Also to further back in Confidence, Warm Tunas has positioned the tune top of the pops come January 27th.

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Current Odds: $3.55

Over 460 million YouTube views can’t be wrong can it?

While personally, I am a bigger fan of Redbone, Childish Gambino could easily take out the Hottest 100 with “This Is America”.

Backed by a truck load of Grammy nominations and as one of the biggest tracks worldwide in 2018, it seems poised to be number one come the end of the countdown.

Fisher – Losing It

Current Odds: $5.50

Speaking of Grammy’s, Fisher with the single Losing it is also primed for a good showing in the Hottest 100.

Nominated for a Grammy as Best Dance record, Fisher has already gone above and beyond other Triple J high performers Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ in 2016 and ‘Go Bang’ in 2017.

Could Fisher do what Pnau couldn’t?

Ruby Fields – Dinosaurs

Current Odds: $8.00

Does emotion play into who wins the Hottest 100?

ABC quoted Dinosaurs as a “Heart on sleeve, weaving depth in through a simple arrangement that lands with one helluva emotional punch.”

Slow songs don’t typically win the Hottest 100, however Chet Faker with Talk is Cheap in 2014 showed it can be done.

Amy Shark – I Said Hi

Current Odds: $11.00

Will dominating the ARIA’s lead to Hottest 100 success?

Coming in second in 2016, perhaps 2018 will be the year of the Shark with her hugely successful hit “I Said Hi”.

If you are after a sneaky roughie…

Drake – God’s Plan

Current Odds: $21.00

If 2017 is anything to go by RnB could again be the winner of the Hottest 100 and Drake’s God’s Plan is a solid chance to hit the number 1 spot come January 27.

If you are going to base your pick off maths then God’s Plan is your best option.

If you want to take YouTube video views as a guide for picking a winner – God’s Plan has racked up a few with over 916 million views. Not to mention God’s Plan was the number 1 streamed song in Australia for 2018.


triple j’s Hottest 100 Key Dates

  • Tues 22 Jan, 2019: Voting closes, 9am
  • Sun 27 Jan 2019: Hottest 100, from 12pm AEDT (9am WST)
  • Mon 28 Jan 2019: Hottest 200-101, from 12pm AEDT (9am WST)
  • Mon 28 Jan 2019: Classic Hottest 100 of 1998 on Double J, from 10am AEDT (7am WST)
  • Sun 3 Feb 2019: Hottest 100 replay

Cast your vote now at

This article was originally published on So Perth – Who Will Win triple j’s Hottest 100?

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