Social Media Predicts Taylor Swift To Enter Triple J’s Hottest 100

Written by Tom Williams on 20th January, 2015

Social Media Predicts Taylor Swift To Enter Triple J’s Hottest 100

Now that voting for triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2014 is officially closed, it’s time to start predicting. Luckily, thanks to Social Hottest 100, it looks like social media is once again being used to predict the final outcome.

Social Hottest 100 sprung up in the last couple of days, with only a Twitter account and email address to their name. They claim to have collated 20,000 votes – that’s 2000 voters, each with 10 votes – in order to formulate their Hottest 100. The results have been tweeted from the account, from 100 to 1.

After a punter suggested to the Social Hottest 100 via Twitter that Taylor Swift — whose fans are pushing for her song Shake It Off to win the Hottest 100, despite it never being played on triple j — would not be counted in the normal votes, the group responded by posting to Twitter, “While we agree, the votes for her have been factored in as if she were any other artist.”

Tay Tay’s hit single comes in at #76 on the Social Hottest, much lower than her fans were hoping for, though as Social Hottest 100 say their results are taken exclusively from social media, Swift’s placing may end up being much higher.

Last year, the Warmest 100 did a reasonable job of predicting the Hottest 100 of 2013, and Social Hottest 100 appears to have a larger sample size. According to its website, the Warmest 100 collated roughly 17,800 votes from 1779 entries last year, which was approximately 1.3% of the expected total vote.

The Warmest 100 2013 accurately predicted Vance Joy’s Riptide would reach the number one spot on triple j’s list. 85 Warmest 100 2013 predictions ended up on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2013, but only four Warmest 100 entries exactly matched their Hottest 100 placings.

Canberra duo Peking Duk have been the bookies’ favourite to take the top spot this year, with their song High.

Social Hottest 100 say their data was taken only from social media, predominantly Twitter and Instagram posts with the #hottest100 hashtag. The account also tweeted that their results were entered manually into a spreadsheet.

If you feel like a list of what may be some heavy spoilers, you can view Social Hottest 100’s 2014 predictions below.

Social Hottest’s Hottest 100 Of 2014 Predictions

100 — Röyksopp & Robyn — Do It Again
99 — Banks — Brain
98 — Thundamentals — Quit Your Job
97 — Kingswood — Micro Wars
96 — Royal Blood — Figure It Out
95 — Cold War Kids — All This Could Be Yours
94 — Smith Street Band, The — I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore
93 — Meg Mac — Bridges (L.A.V)
92 — Meg Mac — Grandma’s Hands
91 — Vance Joy — First Time
90 — Rise Against — I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore
89 — George Maple — Talk Talk
88 — Rustie — Attak (Ft. Danny Brown)
87 — Chvrches — Get Away
86 — First Aid Kit — My Silver Lining
85 — Interpol — All The Rage Back Home
84 — Sticky Fingers — Liquorlip Loaded Gun
83 — Bombay Bicycle Club — Luna
82 — #1 Dads — So Soldier (Ft. Ainslie Wills)
81 — Odd Mob — Is It A Banger?
80 — Catfish & The Bottlemen — Cocoon
79 — Avener, The — Fade Out Lines
78 — Jack White — Lazaretto
77 — Royal Blood — Little Monster
76 — Taylor Swift — Shake It Off
75 — Flight Facilities — Sunshine (Ft. Reggie Watts)
74 — British India — Wrong Direction
73 — Bring Me The Horizon — Drown
72 — Hilltop Hoods — Won’t Let You Down (Ft. Maverick Sabre)
71 — Duke Dumont — I Got U (Ft. Jax Jones)
70 — Golden Features — Tell Me (Ft. Nicole Millar)
69 — Highasakite — Since Last Wednesday
68 — Ball Park Music — Everything Is S**t Except My Friendship With You
67 — Jungle — Busy Earnin’
66 — Thundamentals — Got Love (Ft. Solo)
65 — Andy Bull — Talk Too Much
64 — Kingswood — I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me
63 — One Day — Love Me Less
62 — Milky Chance — Flashed Junk Mind
61 — Modern Baseball — Your Graduation
60 — Lorde — Tennis Court (Flume remix)
59 — Kendrick Lamar — i
58 — Hopium — Dreamers (Ft. Phoebe Lou)
57 — Courtney Barnett — Pickles From The Jar
56 — Caribou — Can’t Do Without You
55 — Allday — Right Now
54 — RL Grime & What So Not — Tell Me
53 — Allday — You Always Know The DJ
52 — SAFIA — Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds
51 — Sticky Fingers — Just For You
50 — Childish Gambino — Sweatpants
49 — Childish Gambino — Sober
48 — Chvrches — Do I Wanna Know? (L.A.V)
47 — DZ Deathrays — Gina Works At Hearts
46 — alt-J — Hunger Of The Pine
45 — Run The Jewels — Close Your Eyes (And Count To ****) (Ft. Zack de la Rocha)
44 — TV On The Radio — Happy Idiot
43 — Kim Churchill — Window To The Sky
42 — Broods — Mother & Father
41 — clipping. — Work Work (Ft. Cocc Pistol Cree)
40 — Lana Del Rey — West Coast
39 — Preatures, The — Somebody’s Talking
38 — Sia — Chandelier
37 — War On Drugs, The — Red Eyes
36 — San Cisco — RUN
35 — Smith Street Band, The — Surrender
34 — DMA’s — Delete
33 — FKA twigs — Two Weeks
32 — Flight Facilities — Two Bodies (Ft. Emma Louise)
31 — Jamie T — Zombie
30 — Bluejuice — I’ll Go Crazy
29 — Meg Mac — Roll Up Your Sleeves
28 — Chet Faker — (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good (L.A.V)
27 — Lorde — Yellow Flicker Beat
26 — Banks — Beggin For Thread
25 — SBTRKT — NEW DORP. NEW YORK (Ft. Ezra Koenig)
24 — Carmada — Maybe
23 — alt-J — Left Hand Free
22 — Amity Affliction, The — Pittsburgh
21 — Thundamentals — Something I Said (Ft. Thom Crawford)
20 — Future Islands — Seasons (Waiting On You)
19 — Alison Wonderland — I Want U
18 — Vance Joy — Mess Is Mine
17 — Ball Park Music — She Only Loves Me When I’m There
16 — Illy — Tightrope (Ft. Scarlett Stevens)
15 — Glass Animals — Gooey
14 — Sticky Fingers — Gold Snafu
13 — Chet Faker — Gold
12 — alt-J — Every Other Freckle
11 — Asgeir — King & Cross
10 — Mark Ronson — Uptown Funk (Ft. Bruno Mars)
9 — Kite String Tangle, The — Arcadia
8 — ZHU — Faded
7 — Hilltop Hoods — Cosby Sweater
6 — Griswolds, The — Beware The Dog
5 — Peking Duk — Take Me Over (Ft. SAFIA)
4 — Milky Chance — Stolen Dance
3 — Chet Faker — 1998
2 — Chet Faker — Talk Is Cheap
1 — Peking Duk — High (Ft. Nicole Millar)


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