Did you listen to the Triple J Hottest 100? Do you like, uh, numbers? Then this infographic will be right up your alley.
A team of statistical boffins with too much time on their hands have answered the big questions about this year’s Hottest 100 countdown, like ‘How many songs mentioned body parts?’ (Eight!) and ‘How many songs were written by solo artists, as opposed to groups?’ (41 to 59, respectively).
The more patriotic Triple J listeners will also be pleased to know that 59 of the 100 songs featured in the countdown come from right here in Oz. The US came in second, with 15 tracks, and the UK (14) came in third. New Zealand was a distant fourth with just three tunes — two of which were by Lorde, who really belongs to the world now.
All told, there were 2,099,707 votes from 80 countries (thanks, Buzzfeed), and 35 of the artists were making their first appearance in the Hottest 100.
ICYMI, your girl Taylor Swift would have made it to number 12 in the countdown, had she not been disqualified because of the Buzzfeed-led #Tay4Hottest100 campaign.
Chet Faker took out the top spot with Talk is Cheap. In keeping with tradition, the winning track generated so many “THIS SONG SUXX I HATE U TRIPLE J” comments on Facebook that it wasn’t entirely clear who actually voted for it, but Faker was uncharacteristically stoked with the win.
“Undoubtedly, I’m legitimately excited,” Faker (aka Nick Murphy) told the station, the legitimate excitement positively dripping down the phoneline.
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