Australians love their music, there’s no two ways about it. So it goes without saying that Aussie music fans are amongst some of the luckiest in the world thanks to the brilliant radio station that is triple j. With plenty of local and international artists being played every hour, triple j have been bringing music fans plenty of stunning tunes for well over 40 years now.
But how often do you wonder about the artists who have been getting plenty of airplay each week? Do you ever find yourself wondering which acts are the most popular on the airwaves, and which tracks are going absolutely gangbusters? Well, thanks to our friends over at J Play, you don’t have to worry about not knowing who the most popular artists on triple j are each week anymore.
triple j’s most-played artists for the week
Lanks is the musical moniker of Will Cuming, who has been making music for a few years now. With Lanks’ debut album, twentyseven, having been released a couple of weeks back, triple j listeners have been loving this stunning musician’s brilliant tunes.
19. Ocean Alley
Having won fans all over the world with the release of their brilliant single ‘The Comedown’, last year, Ocean Alley recently released their debut album, Chiaroscuro. Serving as triple j’s feature album just a few weeks back, Chiaroscuro is a fresh collection of slick jams from this awesome group, with listeners loving the band’s genre-defying sound.
18. Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett is getting ready to make her full-blown return to the charts with her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, later this week. With tracks like ‘Nameless, Faceless’ and ‘Need A Little Time’ doing the rounds right now, you can expect to hear plenty more of Courtney soon.
17. Hayden James
Hayden James has returned and has taken the airwaves by storm in the process. With ’Just Friends’ currently doing the rounds on the station this week, the future is looking bright once again for this exceptionally talented musician.
16. Confidence Man
They might be one of the most divisive groups in recent times, but there’s no denying the fun that Confidence Man throw into the music that they make. Recently serving as triple j’s feature album, Confidence Man have been scoring plenty of airplay thanks to their stunning collection of dance-pop gems.
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15. The Rubens
With The Rubens recently announcing that their new album, LO LA RU, is set for release in July, the group have upped the ante by dropping their newest tune, a duet with Sarah called ‘Never Ever’. Currently this week’s ninth most-played track, you’re bound to hear plenty more of this one in the coming weeks and months.
14. Ball Park Music
Ball Park Music had a huge year in 2017 thanks to hits like ‘Exactly How You Are’, and welcomed 2018 by releasing their latest album, Good Mood. With the group having recently wrapped up a series of appearances Groovin The Moo festival, a placing in this list just goes to show that triple j listeners can’t get enough of them.
13. Au Ra & Camelphat
CamelPhat have truly taken the world by storm in the last couple of years with tracks like ‘Cola’, a collab with Elderbrook, going absolutely gangbusters. Now, with ‘Panic Room’ the 20th most-played track for the week, this collab with Au Ra proves that CamelPhat do their best work with their contemporaries.
He might only be 20, but Khalid possesses a voice and musical sensibility well beyond his years. His soulful crooning in the track ‘OTW (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6lack)’ has been seeing massive success, making it the station’s second most-played track this week.
11. Baker Boy
Baker Boy had a pretty amazing year in 2017 with tracks like ‘Marryuna’ and ‘Cloud 9’, but it’s the release of his newest single, ‘Mr La Di Da Di’, that has proved this success is in no way a fluke. Currently the seventh most-played track this week, expect this one to top the list soon.
Scotland’s CHVRCHES are getting to set to make their fully-fledged comeback with Love Is Dead, their first album in three years, later this month. With the group already on their way to Australia for Splendour In The Grass in July, you can be sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg for these brilliant tunemakers.
Two years since she released her debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, Norway’s Aurora is back with her newest single ‘Queendom,’ which is currently the 13th most-played track this week. The first taste of what we assume is her new album, we’re getting pretty excited to see what this one will be like.
8. Amy Shark
Amy Shark has had one heck of a musical journey over the last couple of years, so it’s only fitting that she choose this time in her career to release that long-awaited debut album. With Love Monster set for a July release, Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ has been doing the rounds lately, currently holding down the position of eighth most-played track for the week.
Remi recently dropped his stellar new single ‘My Family’, which has definitely resonated with triple j listeners, shooting up to the third most-played slot this week. Remi’s first tune since 2016, this killer track bodes well for what’s to come in the future.
They’ve been one of triple j listeners’ favourite acts for some time now, but after recently releasing their latest tune, ‘Up In The Clouds’, Skegss have become the favourite band for a lot more Aussie music lovers, and rightfully so!
Odette’s debut single ‘Watch Me Read You’ managed to leave a huge impression triple j listeners last year, reaching #56 in the Hottest 100, but now ‘Take It To The Heart’ is winning fans over. The newest taste of her debut album, To A Stranger, Odette is going to have a pretty huge year in 2018.
Drake’s Scary Hours saw triple j listeners collectively lose it over his newest tracks ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’, and with new tracks like ‘Nice For What’ doing quite nicely, we can only expect that his upcoming album, Scorpion, will be full of the bangers we’ve come to expect.
We still can’t believe it has been two years since DMA’s released their debut album, but with their new one, For Now, being released recently, the Sydney lads are back at the top of their game, delivering hit after hit. Serving as the triple j feature album recently, DMA’s are undoubtedly on track for another amazing year.
Odesza only left the country a couple of months ago after visiting for this year’s Laneway Festival, showcasing the tracks from their newest record, the stunning A Moment Apart. While none of the group’s tunes have made the list of most-played songs for the week, their constant popularity is a testament to the brilliant music that they make.
1. Middle Kids
Middle Kids recently released their debut album, Lost Friends, and triple j listeners have been absoluely loving what they’ve heard. With hits like ‘On My Knees’ doing the rounds, you can be certain that Middle Kids are set to be one of the biggest acts this year.
triple j’s most-played tracks for the week
1. ‘This Is America’ – Childish Gambino
2. ‘OTW (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6lack)’ – Khalid
3. ‘My People’ – Remi
4. ‘For Now’ – DMA’s
5. ‘Miracle’ – Chvrches
6. ‘Hunger’ – Florence + The Machine
7. ‘Mr La Di Da Di’ – Baker Boy
8. ‘I Said Hi’ – Amy Shark
9. ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ – The Rubens
10. ‘Nice For What’ – Drake
11. ‘Risen’ – Willaris. K
12. ‘Up In The Clouds’ – Skegss
13. ‘Queendom’ – Aurora
14. ‘Survival In The City’ – Client Liaison
15. ‘Take It To The Heart’ – Odette
16. ‘Jupiter’ – Haiku Hands
17. ”Til It’s Over’ – Anderson .Paak
18. ‘Talking Straight’ – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
19. ‘WOW’ – Kwame
20. ‘Panic Room’ – Au Ra & Camelphat