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The countdown that stops the nation took place over the long weekend as Triple J counted down the hottest tracks of 2019, as voted by their listeners. Fan favourite Billie Eilish scored herself the coveted position of number one with her broody pop single ‘bad guy.’ Why is this so important? Not only is Billie the youngest artist to ever top the hottest 100 at only 18 years old, she’s also the first solo female artist to achieve number one.
Female artists were strong contenders this year taking out five of the top ten spots. Sitting at number two was a surprise win from Flume featuring Vera Blue with ‘Rushing Back’ and number three was 21-year old Mallrat’s sweet acoustic track ‘Charlie’, fondly named after her childhood dog. A surprise to everyone who anticipated Tones and I would take out the number one spot, she actually sat at number four with her insanely popular track ‘Dance Monkey’. Number five was Denzel Curry’s Like a Version ‘Bulls on Parade’, also the most highly rated cover of 2019.
There were some interesting wins further down the countdown as well. G Flip’s hit single ‘Drink Too Much’ was nominated number six, an achievement even more impressive considering her debut album ‘About You’ had four songs featured in the countdown. Thelma Plum also deserves her own shout out by becoming the highest ranking Indigenous Australian artist in Hottest 100 history with her single ‘Better in Blak’ at number nine.
Want to see what all the hype is about? We’ve outlined where you can see some of these legends below, as well as a couple of options for accommodation.
Tones and I
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Footscray Park, Melbourne
Saturday, 8th February
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central