PICKING what’s going to make Triple J’s Hottest 100 list is always a tough ask. That task is made even tougher when you throw the musically inept Australian Times Editor Tim Martin in with our musically gifted but far from home Music Editor Paul Judge! Luckily then, we recruited Aussie correspondent Brendan ‘the Hack’ Hackett to give us a preview of what the J’s are going to serve up this Australia Day. Enjoy!
Lock ‘em in, Eddie
These are the songs that ‘the Hack’ reckons are shoe-ins to make it onto the 2012 list. We’d love to disagree but we think he’s onto some winners here. We’re particularly loving that Matt Corby song ‘Brother’. Who woulda thought an Aussie Idol runner-up (other than Shannon Noll) would be one of Triple J’s most talked about artists of the year!?
Gotye — Somebody That I Used To Know
Boy and Bear — Feeding Line
Matt Corby – Brother
M83 — Midnight City
San Cisco — Awkward
Foster The People — Houdini
The Jezabels — Endless Summer
Each way bets
A mix of some foreign raiders and some Aussie stayers, these are the songs and artists ‘the Hack’ thinks have a good shot at climbing into the magical 100…but he’s not willing to put his house on them.
Seeker Lover Keeper — Even Though I’m A Woman
The Wombats — Techno Fan
Bluejuice — Act Your Age
Jay Z and Kanye — (He doesn’t know which song to go with but reckons peeps love this duo and they’ll find a way to get on the list somewhere)
‘The Hack’ believes these guys will defo make the ‘hunje’ (that’s street speak for ‘100’) but can’t decide which song will propel them to the lofty heights.
Art V Science — A.I.M Fire or With Thoughts
Calvin Harris — Feel So Close or Bounce
Judgie (Paul Judge) has his say, overrules ‘the Hack’ and “will be dirty” if this little band is left off the list.
Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Don’t forget the Aussie hip hop…
Making a very valid point, ‘the Hack’ says a Trip J Hottest 100 isn’t the same without some Aussie hip hop. While the Hoods are favourites, he’s asking if their hit ‘I Love It’ was released early enough to poll well? Either way, he’s thinking with 360’s popularity — the voting public will defo get ‘Boys Like You’ on the list.
Hilltop Hoods — I Love It
Drapht — Bali Party
360 (ft Gossling) — Boys Like You
What do you reckon? Is ‘the Hack’ on the money or is he just that — a hack? Have your say below: