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Call me a genius…

Well call me a genius. I wrote this prediction in November. Sure enough, on Australia Day, my prediction came true. Gotye and Kimbra’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” won the Triple J Hottest 100.

Considering the song was odds-on favourite to win, I guess it’s no surprise really. Though I’m going to claim my little victory for all it’s worth anyway 🙂

As for the rest of, few surprises there I imagine. I expected to see The Black Keys, Boy and Bear and The Jezabels do well, and they did. A bit disappointed that one of Florence and the Machine’s new ones didn’t get into the top 10 though.

Now the rest of the world will go back to ignoring Triple J till next January…

 

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A Hottest 100 contender?

My early tip for the song that will win next January’s Triple J Hottest 100

Ticks all the boxes. Former indie Triple J act, turned popular with a new album, with this song that gained mainstream appeal. Think past examples such as Kings of Leon, Mumford and Sons, and Angus and Julia Stone. Follows the formula to the letter.

However, unlike some of those previous winners, this one is also an incredible song to boot. That makes it my pick. I’d be interested to know what you think might be able to beat it.