With Australia Day fast-approaching, so too is the world’s greatest musical democracy, Triple J’s Hottest 100, which after an incredible year of music in 2014, is shaping up to be one hell of a countdown – but not for all Hottest 100 fans.
This time of year tends to see a few listeners pissed off that their favourite tracks probably won’t chart anywhere within the countdown, but would you believe it, this year’s group of disgruntled music fans fall behind Taylor Swift, who are apparently enraged that ‘Shake It Off’ was not included in the list of songs one can vote for, as Buzzfeed reports.
In fact, not only does Buzzfeed report, but the website are whole-heartedly behind the cause, calling all Swifty fans to vote for ‘Shake It Off’ in the “add track” section of Triple J’s website as well as encouraging voters to hashtag #Tay4Hottest100, in the hopes that the mega song will take the coveted #1 position of the Hottest 100.
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) January 13, 2015
— Dylan McCarthy (@dylanmccarthy) January 13, 2015
Whilst others reminded us all of previous “questionable” winners
This is all a pretty hilarious and harmless attempt by the Aussie contingent of Swift’s army, and we’d love to know how many votes the international superstar actually receives. It follows the same hopeful vein as Tassie metal outfit Striborg, who saw a mass of fans campaigning for everyone to vote their record Solitude in Triple J’s Hottest Australian Albums of All Time, which sadly did not make it in the top 100.
Voting remains open for only a couple more days, so jump over to Triple J and cast your stone.