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Live-blogging the Hottest 100 (2011)

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11:43
Begin transmission.

11:44
Congratulations Gotye.

11:47
I've had this song stuck in my head all morning...

11:57
Is this number 101? How does this work? Sorry, I'm trying to teach my puppy to sit and smash a lemon/lime Powerade whilst listening. Missed the announcement.

11:58
"Classic Hottest 100 songs" (from 2010).

12:01
Speaking of "when Triple J was listenable" make sure you head over here and download Levins' Australia Day mix, featuring classic tracks from TISM, Gerling, Custard and billions more Legends From The 90s. Bloody tops on tops.

12:04
#100: Mr Little Jeans - The Suburbs
A cover of an Arcade Fire song... ha... wow.

12:06
"Borrowed nostaglia..." James Murphy is doing backflips in his grave right now. Quick, someone cover All My Friends. Oh wait... yeah, that Nantes song will probably make the top ten.

12:07
#99: The Beards - You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man
The first of probably about 96 "novelty songs" in today's countdown.

12:14
#98: Kanye West / Jay-Z - Niggas In Paris
"Rap music for people who only listen to one rap album vote for one rap song in the Hottest 100 a year" - The Hiphoptimists.

12:19
#97: Foo Fighters - Arlandria
Hey, the Foo Fighters are still a band.

12:21
If you're having trouble accessing this site because of the conjestion then print this page out and just read it.

12:23
#96: The Strokes - Machu Picchu
Hey, The Strokes are still a band.

12:24
Oh no, my Puppy just mounted my Wife.

12:28
#95: Grouplove - Naked Kids
White people have the Easiest life.

12:29
Hey Triple J, I think you accidentally put the same song on twice.

12:31
#94: The Wombats - Our Perfect Disease
Fucking hell. What the fuck is this?

12:33
"The Fooeys" and People In Darwin. Hello Australia!

12:34
"I live for dubstep" - some guy in Darwin

12:37
#93: Kimbra - Two Way Street
This could be the Powerade/Vodka/Gin cocktail talking, but I quite like this song.

12:41
#92: James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
Probably should have been in the top ten.

12:45
#91: City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Christian Rock isn't getting any better.

12:52
#90: Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
Twenty years of saying absolutely nothing to frat boys, continues.

12:54
#89: Beirut - Santa Fe
His first ever song in the Hottest 100.

13:03
#88: Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
Might have another Bombay Sapphire.

13:05
#87: Gotye - In Your Light
That song from that insurance commercial.

13:06
Have Triple J done some sort of Wacky segment where they get Gotye to come into the studio and make waffles for everyone? Seems like something they'd do.

13:10
Fucking Sarah Blasko.

13:11
#86: Seeker Lover Keeper - Light All My Lights

13:15
#85: Cosmo Jarvis - Gay Pirates
Why does Triple J hate homosexuals/faggots? This song actually *kinda* sounds like Frightened Rabbit (the guy is either Scottish or Irish or Not From Australia). That is, if Frightened Rabbit didn't drink 120 litres of Whiskey every day and were marooned at sea where they'd never heard music. Ever.

13:29
#84: 360 - Throw It Away (featuring Josh Pyke)
#83: The Kills - Future Starts Slow
#82: Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Sorry, missed all this, little puppy needed to do a shit. Then got into an in-depth conversation with the wife about my SQL database set-up and Steve Job's bio and adopted kids. Then I remembered I'd bought a vanilla malt milk from the shops. None of these songs featured Rick Ross so they were obviously shithouse.

13:30
What you guys having for lunch?

13:37

13:38
Probably too many people #loving that U2 song that was just on.

13:40
#81: Busby Marou - Biding My Time
#80 Pnau - The Truth

13:42
#79: SBTRKT - Wildfire (featuring Little Dragon)
Definitely one of the better songs of 2011 that didn't feature Drake. Shame it didn't make it higher.

13:46
But yeah, you're right, that Drake version is still probably better...

13:47
#78: Husky - History's Door
The Australian cattle industry is really in trouble guys.

13:56
#77: Metronomy - The Look

13:57
#76: Redcoats - Dreamshaker
This song is probably why Emos get scrappy on their wrists all the time.

13:59
#75: Skream & Example - Shot Yourself In The Foot Again
Is this Dubstep? "I like all their songs". Never forget the memes that made who you are.

14:00
I'm not sure how much longer I can do this.

14:15
#74: Drapht - Bali Party (featuring Nfa)
#73: Skrillex - First Of The Year (Equinox)
#72: Flight Facilities - Foreign Language
Seriously Australia, have a good hard look at yourselves.

14:19
Songs for dinging with your mates and songs for when you're reminiscing with your mates about when you were dinging.

14:25
#71: Luke Million - Arnold
This song is about as annoying as it would be to drive across Europe in a Prius with Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiographical audio-tape on repeat. Yeah mate, it's probably a tumor.

14:25
#70: Jebediah - She's Like A Comet
Hey, Jebediah are still a band.

14:27
And after that last song, I think we probably need another plug for Levins' Australia Day Mix. Bloody nostaglia!

14:31
#69: Bon Iver - Calgary
Probably should have been number one.

14:41
#68: Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
#67: New Navy - Zimbabwe
Rav is at the Tamworth music festival and it sounds heaps more fun than those last few songs.

14:42
#66: Bon Iver - Perth
Probably should have been number one.

14:44
Reminds me of Perth and the 90s and The Tigers.

14:45
"The geographical themed Hottest 100"

14:47
More fan mail/messages!!

14:49
#65: Kasabian - Re-Wired
Abortions!

15:01
#64: Owl Eyes - Raiders
#63: Foo Fighters - Rope
With this entry, Foo Fighters have now had more Batshit Boring Songs in the Hottest 100 than any other artist.

15:03
#62: Stonefield - Black Water Rising

15:06
#61: Radiohead - Lotus Flower
Tommy Yorke discusses vaginas.

15:29
#60: Joe Goddard - Gabriel
#59: Washington - Holy Moses
#58: Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
#57: The Rubens - Lay It Down
If you got your mate Skillerexx to layer these all these songs over the top of each other and then play it back it would; a) probably just sound like one dreary song; b) probably make the top ten in next year's Hottest 100.

15:34
#56: Sparkadia - China
Pretty (Kim Jong) ill song. #toosoon #wrongCountryMate #sameDiff #racism #AustraliaDay

15:35
Liked it, then left it.

15:44
#55: Architecture In Helsinki - Escapee
#54: The Grates - Turn Me On
#53: Bon Iver - Holocene
Back-to-back-to-back enjoyment. This is just like when Kobe Byrant From The Lakers 3-peated, except on this occasion Bon Iver actually made it on to the court to show off that infamous fade-away jumper of his. Nice jumper mate, especially like the wood-paneling and the sewn image of the Wolf fucking that Deer.

15:45
Kind think I could have gone Deeper on that last one.

16:03
#52: Kimbra - Good Intent
#51: The Drums - Money
Show tunes and Current State of "Indie" Music (Circa 2011).

16:06
#50: Boy and Bear - Part Time Believer
#49: Boy and Bear - Milk & Sticks
Do Boy and Bear have another 48 songs? Could there be nothing but Boy and Bear for the rest of the day? Lifeline.org.au.

16:10
#48: Art vs Science - A.I.M. Fire!
And there I was thinking it couldn't get any worse...

16:12
That was probably the worst 20 minutes of my life.

16:13
And I've given birth and been hit by a car and listened to Silverchair's Young Modern.

16:15
#47: Sparkadia - Mary
Shout outs to Mary Pierce, back-handing Andre Agassi in the back of a Hummer on their way to the Montreal Comedy Festival.

16:17
Oh wait, that's Steffi Graf.

16:22
#46: Active Child - Hanging On
If computer programmers voted in this Silly Countdown instead of making the bloody world go 'round then this "3am and you need to Relax Yourself for a few minutes because your code won't compile" song would have made it to number one.

16:25
Expected a few more Kendrick Lamar songs.

16:27
Just accidentally opened iPhoto instead of Tweetdeck.

16:47
#45: The Kooks - Junk Of The Heart (Happy)
#44: Hermitude - Speak Of The Devil
#43: Grouplove - Itchin' On A Photograph
#42: Florence + The Machine - What The Water Gave Me
Vanilla, like the Malt I just mixed into my Gin. Layering my stomach like those birds from Puberty Blues.

16:48
Vomit out of your nose mate/s. It's Australia Day!

16:50
#41: The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
"Everyone has been singing the same song for ten years" - Julian "Beautiful" Casablancas, getting more Meta than Ron Artest playing Ronald Artest in a movie about the making of the Ronnie Artest Biopic.

16:51
Some girl does that cringe-worthy "Aussie" chant, then someone rips off a Dizzie Rascal beat.

16:51
#40: Foster The People - Houdini
Just disappear.

16:57
Holy mother of Sheryl Crow, what the fuck is this?

16:58
#39: Benny Benassi - Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

17:02
#38: Ball Park Music - All I Want Is You
Not completely sold on this new Wes Carr project.

17:08
#37: 360 - Killer
When you die and go to Hell because you've spent 80% of your life violently masturbating and teasing dwarves, you'll be subjected to Dance Rap Hits Volume 24 for the rest of eternity.

17:23
#36: Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light
#35: Illy - Cigarettes
#34: Gotye - I Feel Better

17:27
Another update from Rav at the Tamworth Music Festival!!

17:28
#33: Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis (featuring Otis Redding)
Good on ya Otis.

17:31
You're only as old as the 12-year old from the local Scouts troupe that you're regularly feeling up.

17:33
So happy Otis got to taste the sweet success of Hottest 100 stardom before he bites some dust. Now we just need to get Songs into the countdown.

17:34
#32: Noah and the Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N
Kinda like that 'Pass The Reefer' novelty song from the 90s, minus all the funny bits.

17:46
#31: Ball Park Music - It's Nice To Be Alive
#30: Calvin Harris - Bounce (featuring Kelis)
#29: Drapht - Sing It (The Life Of Riley)
Some of these artists have been finger-blasted by Nasir "Keep It Nasty" Jones.

17:54
#28: Owl Eyes - Pumped Up Kicks (Like A Version)
Double vanilla mocha chino, with a side of vanilla.

18:02
#27: Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me
#26: The Wombats - Techno Fan
I loudly questioned humanity/sanity at several occasions while these two songs were playing.

18:08
#25: Kimbra - Cameo Lover
#24: The Wombats - 1996

18:10
Anyone else watching this tennis match?

18:18
#23: Emma Louise - Jungle
Twilight.

18:20
#22: Snakadaktal - Air
The number one lesson learnt from today's countdown - PLAY IT SAFE KIDS.

18:21
Unity Floors, Royal Headache, The Twerps, Collarbones, Guerre, The Fighting League, Catcall, Ernest Ellis, Total Control....

18:22
#1: Triple J - Triple J
Pat yourselves on the back more.

18:24
#21: Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Fuck this I'm going to IKEA.

19:51
Bought some shoe racks.

19:52
#20: Bluejuice - Act Yr Age
#19: Nero - 'Promises
#18: The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog
#17: Seeker Lover Keeper - Even Though I'm A Woman
#16: Grouplove - Tongue Tied
#15: Foster The People - Helena Beat
#14: Foster The People - Call It What You Want
#13: Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
#12: Architecture In Helsinki - Contact High
#11: Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
#10: Hilltop Hoods - I Love It (featuring Sia)
#9: The Jezabels - Endless Summer
#8: 360 - Boys Like You (featuring Gossling)
#7: San Cisco - Awkward
#6: Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Didn't really miss anything...

20:28
#5: M83 - Midnight City
#4: Boy and Bear - Feeding Line
#3: Matt Corby - Brother
#2: The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
#1: Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (featuring Kimbra)

20:30
Fuck, come on Federer.

20:33
End transmission.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 25, 2011 17:51PM):

The relationship between the two Australian Music Industry power/paper-weights, Triple J and Polaroids Of Analroids, has never been more fragile. The tension has been teetering on the brink for a while, but reached new highs/lows upon the publication of an article by Whaley (aka Not Marcus Whale) questioning Triple J's new Unearthed Digital Radio Station. Comments and the demographic commonly known as "Facebook Lurkers" blew the article way out of proportion. Points were missed, high horses were mounted and then legendary Rock and Roll Band, The Rolling Stones, got involved, penning an even more thoroughly researched article, bringing to light the struggle of Independent Music in Australia and the monopolisation created by the Australian Federal Government and Gullet "Bob" Hawke when they refused to bail out Compass Airlines in 1986.

Sir Richard Kingsmill, head of Triple J Pty Ltd, responded to the entire fiasco by wasting good-hard-earned Australian Tax Dollars printing out the entire archived history of the domain http://polaroidsofandroids.com, stapling it together and then aimlessly flicking through it with the kind of Youthful jubilance rarely seen by the 85-year old. This completely disrespectful act of defiance was described on Twitter.com as "a bloody #joke". When approached for further comment The KingTM responded with a gentle shrug of his shoulders and a sheepish grin. The Facebook Lurkers once more threw petroleum onto the Fire, calling for Angry Anderson and/or Julia Gillard to step in and organise a ceasefire before the fever pitch reached tension levels of unreasonable and unfathomable depths.

In an effort to mend the Relationship between the two conglomerates, the Board Of Directors at Polaroids Of Androids Unlimited Pty Ltd, decided to document their thoughts on this year's Hottest 100, the publicly voted annual countdown hosted by Triple J on Australia Day (January 26) that determines who is the true prince of Australian Music — Silverchair, Powderfinger or The Living End.

END OF STATEMENT: ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES

So, YES my loving little boffin/lurker, we will be listening to the entire countdown from the start (around midday) to it's climatic peak (around 6pm?). Documenting our thoughts and feelings right here (LIVE!). We'll also be discussing what songs we think should have made the cut (ie. Drake), starting loads of sentences with "back in my day..." (ie. "...Eskimo Joe were a joke band, literally") and searching deep/hard/strong for any points of agreement/enjoyment that will repair the shattered relationship between PoA Industries and The JJJ Cooperation.

Join us for the ride, The Experiment, the journey. Or, better still, load up your walkman with a bunch of Bare Grillz cassettes and go outside and enjoy the beautiful Sydney summer.

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Comments

brownie

"#92: James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
Probably should have been in the top ten."

YEP

2 years ago

tilbroke

man i could not agree with this commentary more. i didn't think the hottest 100 could get worse than last year but it has.

2 years ago

gemdilem

How good is Ikea.

2 years ago

nnnope

I like the Ikea with the pet store at the bottom

2 years ago

all.the.tricks

JJJ this whole things not funny anymore its just really really sad,,,, "Polaroids Radio" sounding pretty good to me.

2 years ago

Crowens

They gave you some amazing ammunition in that top twenty and you gave us nothing? Up until then this was awesome though.

2 years ago

Howling_OX

This is great. wish i saw it unfold live

2 years ago

braceface

I went to Ikea on Australia day also. Then I had McDonalds.

2 years ago

Tex

Idiot. Should have had Swedish meatballs

2 years ago

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