Today’s the day, music lovers. It’s time for triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2017We’ve already discovered a few sneaky stats about this year’s countdown, but we’re eager to see just how the rest of the 100 plays out.

Will we see Kendrick Lamar reach #1, two years after his famous second-placing? Or will Gang Of Youths prove that Aussie music is still the backbone of triple j?

So stick with us today as we give you a live update of the songs that are being played throughout the day, and be sure to check out our Spotify playlist once the countdown is over!

triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2017

#100: ‘Don’t Leave’ – Snakehips & MØ
#99: ‘Arty Boy (feat. Emma Louise)’ – Flight Facilities
#98: ‘Snow’ – Angus & Julia Stone
#97: ‘LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)’ – Kendrick Lamar
#96: ‘Chasin” – Cub Sport
#95: ‘Mask Off’ – Future
#94: ‘Second Hand Car’ – Kim Churchill
#93: ‘Do What You Want’ – The Presets
#92: ‘LOVE. (feat. Zacari)’ – Kendrick Lamar
#91: ‘Big For Your Boots’ – Stormzy

#90: ‘Hyperreal (feat. Kučka)’ – Flume
#89: ‘Dawning’ – DMA’s
#88: ‘Edge Of Town’ – Paul Dempsey
#87: ‘The Way You Used To Do’ – Queens Of The Stone Age
#86: ‘Maybe It’s My First Time’ – Meg Mac
#85: ‘Does This Last’ – Boo Seeka
#84: ‘Oceans’ – Vallis Alps
#83: ‘Blood Brothers’ – Amy Shark
#82: ‘1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)’ – Logic
#81: ‘Liability’ – Lorde

#80: ‘Say Something Loving’ – The xx
#79: ‘Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?’ – San Cisco
#78: ‘Electric Feel’ – Tash Sultana
#77: ‘Million Man’ – The Rubens
#76: ‘Cloud 9 (feat. Kian)’ – Baker Boy
#75: ‘Braindead’ – Dune Rats
#74: ‘XO Tour Llif3’ – Lil Uzi Vert
#73: ‘Nuclear Fusion’ – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
#72: ‘In Cold Blood’ – alt-J
#71: ‘Perfect Places’ – Lorde

#70: ‘Amsterdam’ – Nothing But Thieves
#69: ‘I Love You, Will You Marry Me’ – YUNGBLUD
#68: ‘Golden’ – Kingswood
#67: ‘Shred For Summer’ – DZ Deathrays
#66: ‘Lemon (feat. Rihanna)’ – N*E*R*D
#65: ‘Everything Now’ – Arcade Fire
#64: ‘Fool’s Gold’ – Jack River
#63: ‘Life Goes On’ – E^ST
#62: ‘Saved’ – Khalid
#61: ’21 Grams (feat. Hilltop Hoods)’ – Thundamentals

#60: ‘Boys’ – Charli XCX
#59: ‘Used To Be In Love’ – The Jungle Giants
#58: ‘The Opener’ – Camp Cope
#57: ‘Bad Dream’ – The Jungle Giants
#56: ‘Watch Me Read You’ – Odette
#55: ‘6 Pack’ – Dune Rats
#54: ‘Homely Feeling’ – Hockey Dad
#53: ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’ – Bliss N Eso
#52: ‘Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)’ – Macklemore
#51: ‘Man’s Not Hot’ – Big Shaq

#50: ‘On Your Way Down’ – The Jungle Giants
#49: ‘Passiona’ – The Smith Street Band
#48: ‘The Comedown’ – Ocean Alley
#47: ‘Want You Back’ – HAIM
#46: ‘Better’ – Mallrat
#45: ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ – Alex Lahey
#44: ‘In Motion (feat. Japanese Wallpaper)’ – Allday
#43: ‘Murder To The Mind’ – Tash Sultana
#42: ‘Cola’ – CamelPhat & Elderbrook
#41: ‘Blood’ – Gang Of Youths

#40: ‘True Lovers’ – Holy Holy
#39: ‘Got On My Skateboard’ – Skegss
#38: ‘bellyache’ – Billie Eilish
#37: ‘Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)’ – Calvin Harris
#36: ‘I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself’ – Alex Lahey
#35: ‘Passionfruit’ – Drake
#34: ‘DNA.’ – Kendrick Lamar
#33: ‘Slow Mover’ – Angie McMahon
#32: ‘NUMB (feat. GRAACE)’ – Hayden James
#31: ‘Lay Down’ – Touch Sensitive

#30: ‘Low Blows’ – Meg Mac
#29: ‘Mended’ – Vera Blue
#28: ‘Mystik’ – Tash Sultana
#27: ‘Be About You’ – Winston Surfshirt
#26: ‘Feel It Still’ – Portugal. The Man
#25: ‘Weekends’ – Amy Shark
#24: ‘rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)’ – Post Malone
#23: ‘Not Worth Hiding’ – Alex The Astronaut
#22: ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ – The Wombats
#21: ‘Birthdays’ – The Smith Street Band

#20: ‘Let You Down (feat. Icona Pop)’ – Peking Duk
#19: ‘The Man’ – The Killers
#18: ‘Exactly How You Are’ – Ball Park Music
#17: ‘Marryuna (feat. Yirrmal)’ – Baker Boy
#16: ‘Feel The Way I Do’ – The Jungle Giants
#15: ‘Regular Touch’ – Vera Blue
#14: ‘Homemade Dynamite’ – Lorde
#13: ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ – Khalid
#12: ‘Fake Magic’ – Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge
#11: ‘SWEET’ – BROCKHAMPTON

#10: ‘What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?’ – Gang Of Youths
#9: ‘Lay It On Me’ – Vance Joy
#8: ‘Sally (feat. Mataya)’ – Thundamentals
#7: ‘Go Bang’ – Pnau
#6: ‘Green Light’ – Lorde
#5: ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’ – Gang Of Youths
#4: ‘Ubu’ – Methyl Ethel
#3: ‘Chateau’ – Angus & Julia Stone
#2: ‘Let Me Down Easy’ – Gang Of Youths

#1: ‘HUMBLE.’ – Kendrick Lamar

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Facts For The Day

N*E*R*D’s appearance at #66 with ‘Lemon (feat. Rihanna)’ marked the group’s first appearance in a countdown since 2004. However, frontman Pharrell Williams had made the countdown since, including the #3 position in 2013 with Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’.

Gang Of Youths managed to become the third band (after Powderfinger in 2003, and Chet Faker in 2014) to score three tracks in the top ten.

Final Facts

100 songs from 6 countries, including 65 from Australia, 18 from the USA, 10 from England, 4 from New Zealand, 2 from Canada, 2 from New Zealand, and 1 from Scotland.

If we expand that a bit though, we see entries from three more countries, including Rihanna from Barbados, Gavin James from Ireland, and Icona Pop from Sweden.

We also managed to see three covers make the countdown, all of which came from triple j’s legendary ‘Like A Version’ sessions. This year’s countdown saw Paul Dempsey’s cover of Middle Kids’ ‘Edge Of Town’, Tash Sultana’s cover of MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’, and Gang Of Youths’ cover of The Middle East’s ‘Blood’ make the list.

Of the 65 Aussie songs, that made the list, 43 of those songs were from 30 artists who rose to prominence thanks to triple j’s Unearthed program. Additionally, four Unearthed artists featured on tracks, bringing that to an amazing 34 Unearthed artists in this year’s countdown. Of those artists, Gang Of Youths and The Jungle Giants performed the best, with four tracks each.

Overall, three artists made four appearances, including Kendrick Lamar, Gang Of Youths, Lorde, and The Jungle Giants, while Tash Sultana and Khalid both scored a very respectable three appearances each. Eight other artists appeared twice throughout the countdown.

Sad That It’s Over?

Don’t despair! triple j are prolonging the Hottest 100 weekend by bringing you the also-rans, the songs from positions #101-200 on Sunday afternoon. Of course, if this year’s countdown has just proven that music was better 20 years ago, you can also head over to Double J, where they’ll be counting down the 1997 Hottest 100 from start to finish on Sunday as well.