Hottest 100, 2015 Volume 23
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Hoops The Rubens 2:39 Australia
2 King Kunta Kendrick Lamar 3:55 USA
3 Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) Major Lazer 2:57 USA
4 The Less I Know The Better Tame Impala 3:39 Australia
5 Let It Happen Tame Impala 7:47 Australia
6 The Trouble With Us Marcus Marr & Chet Faker 3:42 England
7 Do You Remember Jarryd James 3:55 Australia
8 The Buzz (feat. Mataya & Young Tapz) Hermitude 3:42 Australia
9 Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd 3:34 Canada
10 Magnets (feat. Lorde) Disclosure 3:19 England
11 Never Be Meg Mac 4:13 Australia
12 You Were Right RÜFÜS 4:00 Australia
13 Ocean Drive Duke Dumont 3:26 England
14 Hotline Bling Drake 4:27 Canada
15 Like Soda Violent Soho 4:02 Australia
16 Fire And The Flood Vance Joy 4:11 Australia
17 Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) DJ Snake 3:41 France
18 Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 4:53 USA
19 The Hills The Weeknd 4:02 Canada
20 Mountain At My Gates Foals 4:04 England
21 Magnolia Gang Of Youths 5:13 Australia
22 Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) L D R U 3:03 Australia
23 Embracing Me SAFIA 3:51 Australia
24 Some Minds (feat. Andrew Wyatt) Flume 4:24 Australia
25 Shine On The Amity Affliction 3:45 Australia
26 I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug & Popcaan) Jamie xx 3:34 England
27 Young Vallis Alps 5:24 Australia
28 Like An Animal RÜFÜS 4:02 Australia
29 Greek Tragedy The Wombats 3:49 England
30 Say My Name (feat. Benjamin Joseph) Peking Duk 3:08 Australia
31 Loud Places (feat. Romy) Jamie xx 4:43 England
32 Leave A Trace Chvrches 3:58 Scotland
33 Long Loud Hours (feat. Bertie Blackman) Urthboy 3:37 Australia
34 Eventually Tame Impala 5:19 Australia
35 Counting Sheep SAFIA 2:53 Australia
36 All My Friends (feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper) Snakehips 3:50 England
37 Alright Kendrick Lamar 3:39 USA
38 Delilah Florence And The Machine 4:54 England
39 Swear Jar Illy 3:06 Australia
40 Ship To Wreck Florence And The Machine 3:55 England
41 Puppet Theatre (feat. Peter Bjorn And John) Claptone 4:15 Germany
42 Hold Me Down Halsey 3:25 USA
43 Pedestrian At Best Courtney Barnett 3:51 Australia
44 Something About You Hayden James 3:44 Australia
45 Throne Bring Me The Horizon 3:12 England
46 Go (feat. Q-Tip) The Chemical Brothers 4:21 England
47 Dynamite (feat. Allday) Asta 3:58 Australia
48 Crushed Parkway Drive 4:36 Australia
49 Too Much Time Together San Cisco 2:50 Australia
50 Deception Bay Boo Seeka 3:09 Australia
51 Clearest Blue Chvrches 3:54 Scotland
52 Cream On Chrome Ratatat 4:16 USA
53 Monday Matt Corby 4:08 Australia
54 Working For It Zhu x Skrillex x THEY. 3:52 USA
55 Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra 4:11 New Zealand
56 Alive Sia 4:24 Australia
57 Foolish Alpine 3:23 Australia
58 Vice Grip Parkway Drive 4:24 Australia
59 Run Alison Wonderland 3:39 Australia
60 Kamikaze 3:34 Denmark
61 Cause I'm A Man Tame Impala 4:02 Australia
62 Omen (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure 3:50 England
63 Walk The Wire Boy & Bear 2:59 Australia
64 L$D A$AP Rocky 3:58 USA
65 Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes 3:53 USA
66 M.O.B. Tkay Maidza 3:14 Australia
67 Give Me A Try The Wombats 3:46 England
68 Shutdown Skepta 3:09 England
69 Forces (feat. Airling) Japanese Wallpaper 4:09 Australia
70 What Kind Of Man Florence And The Machine 3:36 England
71 Flesh Without Blood Grimes 4:25 Canada
72 Anchor Birds Of Tokyo 3:36 Australia
73 Once Ngaiire 5:12 Australia
74 Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) Major Lazer 3:26 USA
75 Elevator Operator Courtney Barnett 3:15 Australia
76 Suddenly British India 4:28 Australia
77 Lay Down DMA's 3:15 Australia
78 Weathered Jack Garratt 4:35 England
79 Wolves The Cat Empire 3:23 Australia
80 Everyday (feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson) A$AP Rocky 4:21 USA
81 Big Jet Plane (feat. Thelma Plum) Tuka 3:34 Australia
82 Depreston Courtney Barnett 4:53 Australia
83 Down To Earth Flight Facilities 4:30 Australia
84 Delete Sticky Fingers 4:22 Australia
85 Heart Attack (feat. Owl Eyes) Flight Facilities 6:28 Australia
86 Happy Song Bring Me The Horizon 3:59 England
87 Begin Again Purity Ring 3:37 Canada
88 Party Machine The Bennies 2:45 Australia
89 High By The Beach Lana Del Rey 4:18 USA
90 Gemini (feat. George Maple) What So Not 4:30 Australia
91 Be Your Shadow The Wombats 3:36 England
92 No One (feat. Thelma Plum) Golden Features 4:55 Australia
93 Indian Summer Jai Wolf 4:09 USA
94 Ghost Halsey 2:34 USA
95 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett 2:46 Australia
96 Rumour Mill (feat. Anne-Marie & Will Heard) Rudimental 4:04 England
97 Twilight Driving Methyl Ethel 3:59 Australia
98 Be Together (feat. Wild Belle) Major Lazer 3:53 USA
99 True Friends Bring Me The Horizon 3:52 England
100 Hell Boy Seth Sentry 3:24 Australia

Facts for 2015

The 2015 Hottest 100 was the twenty-third annual Hottest 100 countdown since the change of the format which allowed only songs from the previous year to be voted for.

The Countdown

The countdown took place in January of 2016 and featured a mixture of 75 different artists. 2,094,350 votes were counted in the countdown, an decrease of 5,357 votes from the 2014 countdown which saw 2,099,707 votes counted.

In the weeks leading up to the countdown, Australian betting agency William Hill started a campaign in order to repeat the feats of 2014 and rig the countdown to get Justin Bieber to the top of the list. This attempt came despite Triple J having included new rules to their voting system:

- Don’t troll the poll. Votes made as part of a competition that promotes a song or artist, or a campaign that undermines the Hottest 100 may be disqualified or ignored.
- We want genuine votes, from genuine listeners. If we feel something’s preventing that from happening, we’ll look into it for you and take appropriate action.

Despite this, the campaign gained nowhere near the amount of attention that the previous year's Taylor Swift campaign. The days before the countdown, Triple J released some afcts about the upcoming countdwon, including the fact that no songs had been disqualified this year.

Likewise, in the same vein as the controvery following the 2012 and 2013 countdowns in which a 'Warmest 100' prediction list was announced, Melbourne student Ed Pitt created a Tumblr account titled 'The Tepid 100' which intended to yet again predict the positions of the Hottest 100 and, for the first time, the songs that reached #101-200. While it did not recieve as much publicity as the Warmest 100 countdowns of previous years, it was still relatively accurate, despite using a smaller sample size than the previous years. In the end, it saw 85 of the predicted songs make the list, with 2 being matched to their correct positions. Similarly, the 101-200 list saw 88 of the predicted songs making the list, with 1 being match to its correct position.
For more information on the 2015 Tepid 100, click here.

In 2014, Australia managed to beat the record set in 1999, and equalled in 2007, of most songs by a country in a countdown. The record of 52 was beaten in 2014 when 59 Australian acts featured. 2015 saw Australia reach 53 songs, making it the second highest amount of songs by a single artist.

The Rubens become the fifth artist to achieve the #1 position with no other songs in the countdown. Other artists to achieve this feat are Denis Leary in 1993, The Cranberries in 1994, Spiderbait in 1996, and Augie March in 2006.

The Wombats' appearances at #29, #67, #91, and #119 in the countdown marks the third time that songs from album have been featured in non-consecutive countdowns. In 2013, Architecture In Helsinki released their track 'Your Body Is A Weapon' which was later re-released on their album 'Glitterbug' in 2015. Non-consecutive appearances also occurred in the 1997 & 1998 countdowns with Grinspoon, and the 2011 countdown, when Architecture In Helsinki charted.

At #81, Tuka charted with his Like A Version cover of Angus & Julia Stone's #1 track from 2010; 'Big Jet Plane'. The song includes the line "Maybe we could win the lottery, get high by the beach; Lana Del Rey."
At #89, Lana Del Rey charted with her song 'High By The Beach', which Tuka's cover references.

At #98, Major Lazer charted with 'Be Together (feat. Wild Belle)', and at #97, Methyl Ethyl featured with 'Twilight Driving'. The presenter of the initial leg of the countdown, Lewi McKirdy, mistakenly played the songs in the wrong order before admitting and clarifying his mistake.


Artists Featured

Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala were the best performers in the countdown with 4 tracks each. A further 5 artists reached 3 tracks each, while 14 artists appeared twice.

Artists With Multiple Entries

4 Tracks
  • Courtney Barnett (43, 75, 82, 95)
  • Tame Impala (4, 5, 34, 61)
3 Tracks
  • Bring Me The Horizon (45, 86, 99)
  • Florence And The Machine (38, 40, 70)
  • Major Lazer (3, 74, 98)
  • The Wombats (29, 67, 91)

  • Benjamin Joseph (35, 30, 23)
    (Twice as part of SAFIA and once with Peking Duk)
2 Tracks
  • A$AP Rocky (64, 80)
  • Chvrches (32, 51)
  • Disclosure (10, 62)
  • Flight Facilities (83, 85)
  • Halsey (42, 94)
  • Jamie xx (26, 31)
  • Kendrick Lamar (2, 37)
  • Parkway Drive (48, 58)
  • RÜFÜS (12, 28)
  • SAFIA (23, 35)
  • The Weeknd (9, 19)

  • DJ Snake (3, 17)
    (Once with Major Lazer and once as a solo artist)
  • MØ (3, 60)
    (Once with Major Lazer and once as a solo artist)
  • Thelma Plum (92, 81)
    (Once with Golden Features and once with Tuka)

Countries Featured

The 2015 Hottest 100 featured artists from 9 countries, including 53 from Australia, 21 from England and 15 from USA.

Australia's 54 entries breaks the record of set in 1999, and equalled in 2007, of 52 entries in a countdown, but is second to the 2014 countdown which featured 59 songs.
Likewise, the 15 entries by the United States is a current record low for the country, with the 2014 countdown featuring the same amount of entries for the country.

A Couple Of Notes

‘Lean On', at #3, was a collaboration between Major Lazer, MØ and DJ Snake who are American, Danish and French, respectively. However, the track is counted as an American entry for simplicity.

‘The Trouble With Us', at #6, was a collaboration between Marcus Marr and Chet Faker who are English and Australian, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘The Buzz.', at #8, was a collaboration between Hermitude, Mataya and Young Tapz who are from Australia, Australia and New Zealand, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Australian entry for simplicity.

‘Magnets', at #10, was a collaboration between Disclosure and Lorde who are from England and New Zealand, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Middle', at #17, was a collaboration between DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine who are French and English, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Some Minds', at #24, was a collaboration between Flume and Andrew Wyatt who are Australian and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Australian entry for simplicity.

‘I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)', at #26, was a collaboration between Jamie xx, Young Thug and Popcaan who are English, American and Jamaican, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Australian entry for simplicity.

‘All My Friends', at #36, was a collaboration between Snakehips, Tinashe and Chance The Rapper who are English, American and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Puppet Theatre', at #41, was a collaboration between Claptone and Peter Bjorn And John who are German and Swedish, respectively. However, the track is counted as a German entry for simplicity.

‘Go', at #46, was a collaboration between The Chemical Brothers and Q-Tip who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Powerful', at #74, was a collaboration between Major Lazer Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley who are American, English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an American entry for simplicity.

‘Everyday', at #80, was a collaboration between A$AP Rocky, Rod Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson who are American, English, American and English, respectively. However, the track is counted as an American entry for simplicity.

Countries Represented in the 2015 Countdown

Flag Country Entries
Australia 53
Canada 5
Denmark 1
England 21
France 1
Germany 1
New Zealand 1
Scotland 2
USA 15

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