INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala Performs At The Forum at The Forum on March 10, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala Performs At The Forum at The Forum on March 10, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The Hottest song of the decade revealed

This Saturday Triple J is counted down the Hottest 100 songs of the past decade, as voted by you (assuming you voted and are not just here to complain about music not being as good as when you were aged between 18 and 24).

A decade is a very long time in music. It's long enough for almost two entire generations of Triple J listeners to pass in and out of the demographic for Australia's youth broadcaster, so it's not surprising the result is an eclectic mix.

There's been much speculation about who will take out the top honour, what songs will miss out altogether, and what Hilltop Hoods song you're guaranteed to hear at some point.

Here's what's taken out the Hottest 100 for each year of the decade in question:

2010: Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane (a simpering slow ballad enough to lull you to sleep until next year's countdown).

2011: Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye has now become the titular character of this song after going on hiatus for more than half the decade).

2012: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop (serious conversations will have to be held about the viability of modern democracy if we hear this one today).

2013: Vance Joy - Riptide (Vance Joy started a trend for alumni of the now disgraced Melbourne private school St. Kevin's College winning the Hottest 100. Other hit songs from St. Kevin's were recently featured in a Four Corners expose of the school's responses to sexual misconduct allegations against its staff, spurred by a viral clip of students singing vulgar songs on a tram while wearing their school blazers on a Saturday morning. Perhaps the riptide in question is the pull of educational elitism? Who's to say?).

2014: Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) - Talk is Cheap (Talk may be cheap but the fees at St. Kevin's College certainly are not. Murphy and Vance Joy sang in the choir together but other St. Kevin's students restricted their singing to public transport).

2015:  The Rubens - Hoops (while The Rubens didn't attend an elite Melbourne private school, they are signed to Ivy League records. This is the kind of coincidental trivia you can expect when we have nothing snarkier to say.)

2016: Flume feat. Kai - Never Be Like You (As one of the breakthrough artists of the decade it's likely we'll hear at least one Flume song, whether or not it's this)

2017: Kendrick Lamar - Humble (This song hadn't even finished playing before some websites raced to condemn its "problematic" lyrics, so don't be surprised if you see another take as hot as the 100 itself should K.Dot make it back in the decade countdown).

2018: Ocean Alley - Confidence (the northern beaches band will probably be confident this one can make it in).

2019: Billie Eilish - Bad Guy (after almost three decades and two private schoolboys from the same school, a woman finally won the Hottest 100 earlier this year. We'll soon see if Billie can make it onto the list again).

Tame Impala, primarily the work of multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, took out the Hottest Song of the Decade with 2015's The Less I Know The Better.

The song originally came in at number four on the 2015 Hottest 100, losing out to The Rubens' Hoops.

Time has evidently been kind.

The Rubens' winning song came in at number 46 on the hottest of the decade.

Check out the full list below (Australian acts and the ones we'll claim are in bold, the year the song released in brackets).

THE HOTTEST 100 OF THE DECADE: 2010 - 2019

100: Bon Iver - Holocene (2011)

99: Ruel - Dazed & Confused (prod. M-Phazes) (2018)

98: Disclosure - You & Me (2013). It's the Flume remix so we count it.

97: Adele - Rolling In The Deep (2010)

96: Major Lazer - Get Free feat. Amber Coffman (2012)

95: FISHER - Losing It (2018)

94: The Preatures - Is This How You Feel? (2013)

93: Flume - Sleepless (2012)

92: Kendrick Lamar - M.A.A.D. City (2012)

91: Rex Orange County - Loving Is Easy (2017)

90: Childish Gambino - This Is America (2018)

89: Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn (2010)

88: Glass Animals - Gooey (2014)

87: Matt Corby - Resolution (2013)

86: The Wombats - Greek Tragedy (2015)

85: J. Cole - No Role Modelz (2014)

84: Ruby Fields - Dinosaurs (2018)

83: Ruel - Painkiller (2019)

82: Flume - On Top (2012)

81: Cub Sport - Come On Mess Me Up (2016)

80: Kanye West - Ultralight Beam (2016)

79: Mallrat - Charlie (2019)

78: San Cisco - Awkward (2011)

77: Kanye West - Black Skinhead (2013)

76: SICKO MODE - Travis Scott (2018)

75: Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (2011)

74: Robyn - Dancing On My Own (2010)

73: Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? (2013)

72: Kanye West - Monster (feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) (2010)

71: Billie Eilish - bad guy (2019)

70: Catfish and the Bottlemen - 7 (2016)

69: Flume & Nick Murphy - Drop The Game (2013)

68: Azealia Banks - 212 (2012)

67: Hilltop Hoods - I Love It (feat. Sia) (2011)

66: Tame Impala - Elephant (2012)

65: Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (2012)

64: RÜFÜS DU SOL - Innerbloom (What So Not Remix) (2015)

63: Hermitude - The Buzz (feat. Mataya & Young Tapz) (2015)

62: Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean (2012)

61: Lorde - Green Light (2017)

60: Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

59: Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (2010)

58: Sticky Fingers - Gold Snafu (2014)

57: Kendrick Lamar - Humble (2017)

56: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop (2012)

55: Skrillex (feat. Sirah) - Bangarang (2011)

54: Grouplove - Tongue Tied (2011)

53: Sia - Chandelier (2014)

52: Gang Of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows (2017)

51: Amy Shark - Adore (2016)

50: Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers) (2013)

49: Tash Sultana - Jungle (2016)

48: Hermitude - HyperParadise (Flume Remix)

47: Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait (2012)

46: The Rubens - Hoops (2015)

45: The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (2011)

44: Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out (2011)

43: Angus & Julia Stone - Chateau (2017)

42: Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine? (2012)

41: DMA's - Believe (Triple J Like A Version) (2016)

40: Disclosure - Latch (feat. Sam Smith) (2012)

39: Flight Facilities - Crave You (feat. Giselle) (2010)

38: Avicii - Levels (2011)

37: Milky Chance - Stolen Dance (2013)

36: The Hilltop Hoods - 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum) (2016)

35: Ocean Alley - Confidence (2018)

34: Frank Ocean - Lost (2012)

33: Sticky Fingers - Rum Rage (2014)

32: Peking Duk - High (feat. Nicole Millar) (2014)

31: The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) (2010)

30: Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks (2011)

29: Lana Del Rey - Video Games (2011)

28: Childish Gambino - Redbone (2016)

27: Childish Gambino - 3005 (2013)

26: Tame Impala - Let It Happen (2015)

25: Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) (2012)

24: Kanye West and Jay Z - Ni**as in Paris (2011)

23: Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta (2015)

22: M83 - Midnight City (2011)

21: DMA's - Delete (2014)

20: Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater (2014)

19: Gang Of Youths - Let Me Down Easy (2017)

18: Flume - Holdin On (2012)

17: Ball Park Music - It's Nice To Be Alive (2011)

16: Lorde - Royals (2013)

15: Sticky Fingers - Australia Street (2013)

14: Kanye West - Runaway (feat. Pusha T) (2010)

13: Vance Joy - Riptide (2013)

12: alt+J - Breezeblocks (2012)

11: Nick Murphy - Talk Is Cheap (2014)

10: Matt Corby - Brother (2011)

9: Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane (2010)

8: Flume - Never Be Like You (2016)

7: Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (2010)

6: Gang of Youths - Magnolia (2014)

5: RÜFÜS DU SOL - Innerbloom (2015)

4: Violent Soho - Covered In Chrome (2013)

3: Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (2013)

2: Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) (2011)

1: Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better (2015)



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