On the folksters win, Triple J’s music director Richard Kingsmill said: “We’ve never had a winning song from an artist who is so new that they’ve not even had an album to their name yet. It’s also the first to have been written on a ukulele.”
Joy also opened up the Hottest 100 with his Play With Fire and joins the last homegrown winner, Gotye, whose 2011 Somebody That I Used To Know was one of the biggest songs in the world in 2012.
New Zealand teen Lorde became the youngest solo artist to make the Hottest 100, with her Royals finishing second, ahead of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, The Arctic Monkeys (Do I Wanna Know) and Flume’s effort with Chet Faker (Drop The Game) in the top five.
TRIPLE J’s HOTTEST 100
1 Riptide, Vance Joy
2 Royals, Lorde
3 Get Lucky, Daft Punk
4 Do I Wanna Know, Arctic Monkeys
5 Drop The Game, Flume & Chet Faker
6 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys
7 Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Rey
8 Resolution, Matt Corby
9 Is This How You Feel, The Preatures (6)
10 Strong, London Grammar (10)
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