The Rubens Win Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

Written by Tom Williams on 27th January, 2016

The Rubens Win Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

Triple j‘s Hottest 100 has wrapped up for another year, and New South Wales band The Rubens have claimed top spot on the countdown with their song Hoops.

Scoring the most of more than two million votes which were submitted by listeners from 172 countries this year, The Rubens scored only one spot on this year’s countdown, and beat out Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta and Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s Lean On, which placed second and third respectively.

Speaking with triple j‘s Matt Okine and Alex Dyson after Hoops took the number one spot, the band said, “This is insane, this is mental.”

Speaking about the song, triple j’s Content Director Ollie Wards says, “Dropping in July 2015, the song’s four to the floor beat and sing along lyrics make it a total earworm for triple j listeners. Despite it being a slower song for the band, ‘Hoops’ always gets the crowd moving at their awesome live shows.”

In total, 54 songs from Australian acts made the Hottest 100 of 2015, led by four from Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and another four from Kevin Parker and his pals in Tame Impala.

This year’s countdown didn’t quite reach the record for the most Aussie entries, which was set last year at an impressive 59 after breaking the previous record of 52 from 1999 and 2007. That said, this is the third consecutive year that an Aussie act has taken the number one spot.

Elsewhere on this year’s Hottest 100, Aussies Parkway Drive had two entries, as did SAFIA, Flight Facilities and RÜFÜS.

As for international acts, Florence + The Machine, The Wombats and Bring Me The Horizon all scored three gongs, while the likes of Jamie xx, CHVRCHES and A$AP Rockyall picked up two nods a piece.

This year’s countdown featured 37 songs with female vocals, including four which had both female and male vocals, as well as 30 songs from artists who have shared their music through triple j Unearthed.

Two covers from triple j‘s Like A Version segment also made the Hottest 100 this year: Tuka’s take on Angus & Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane (#81) and Sticky Fingers’ version of DMA’s Delete (#84).

A total of 26 acts made their Hottest 100 debuts this year, including Aussie acts like Golden Features, Methyl Ethel and What So Not. Ngaiire also become the first Papua New Guinean artist to chart in the Hottest 100.

Catch the full list of songs on triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2015, below.

Watch: The Rubens – Hoops

Triple J’s Hottest 100 Of 2015

1. The Rubens – Hoops
2. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
3. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)
4. Tame Impala — The Less I Know The Better
5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
6. Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us
7. Jarryd James – Do You Remember
8. Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya/Young Tapz)
9. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
10. Disclosure – Magnets (Feat. Lorde)

11. Meg Mac – Never Be
12. RÜFÜS – You Were Right
13. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
14. Drake – Hotline Bling
15. Violent Soho – Like Soda
16. Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood
17. DJ Snake – Middle (Feat. Bipolar Sunshine)
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – DOWNTOWN (Feat. Eric Nally/Melle Mel/Kool Moe Dee/Grandmaster Caz)
19. The Weeknd – The Hills
20. Foals – Mountain At My Gates

21. Gang Of Youths – Magnolia
22. L D R U – Keeping Score (Feat. Paige IV)
23. SAFIA – Embracing Me
24. Flume – Some Minds (Feat. Andrew Wyatt)
25. The Amity Affliction – Shine On
26. Jamie XX – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Feat. Young Thug/Popcaan)
27. Vallis Alps – Young
28. RÜFÜS – Like An Animal
29. The Wombats – Greek Tragedy
30. Peking Duk – Say My Name (Feat. Benjamin Joseph)

31. Jamie XX – Loud Places (Feat. Romy)
32. CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace
33. Urthboy – Long Loud Hours (Feat. Bertie Blackman)
34. Tame Impala – Eventually
35. SAFIA – Counting Sheep
36. Snakehips All My Friends (Feat. Tinashe/Chance The Rapper)
37. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
38. Florence + The Machine – Delilah
39. Illy – Swear Jar
40. Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

41. Claptone – Puppet Theatre (Ft. Peter Bjorn & John)
42. Halsey – Hold Me Down
43. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
44. Hayden James – Something About You
45. Bring Me The Horizon – Throne
46. The Chemical Brothers – Go (Feat. Q-Tip)
47. Asta – Dynamite (Feat. Allday)
48. Parkway Drive – Crushed
49. San Cisco – Too Much Time Together
50. BOO SEEKA – Deception Bay

51. CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue
52. Ratatat – Cream On Chrome
53. Matt Corby – Monday
54. ZHU x Skrillex x THEY. – Working For It
55. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
56. SIA – Alive
57. Alpine – Foolish
58. Parkway Drive – Vice Grip
59. Alison Wonderland – Run
60. MØ – Kamikaze

61. Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m A Man
62. Disclosure – Omen
63. Boy & Bear – Walk The Wire
64. A$AP Rocky – L$D
65. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna
66. Tkay Maidza – M.O.B.
67. The Wombats – Give Me A Try
68. Skepta – Shutdown
69. Japanese Wallpaper – Forces
70. Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man

71. Grimes – Flesh without Blood
72. Birds Of Tokyo – Anchor
73. Ngaiire – Once
74. Major Lazer – Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding/Tarrus Riley)
75. Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator
76. British India – Suddenly
77. DMA’s – Lay down
78. Jack Garratt – Weathered
79. The Cat Empire – Wolves
80. A$AP Rocky – Everyday

81. Tuka – Big Jet Plane (Like A Version)
82. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
83. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
84. Sticky Fingers – Delete (Like A Version)
85. Flight Facilities – Heart Attack
86. Bring Me The Horizon – Happy Song
87. Purity Ring – begin again
88. The Bennies – Party Machine
89. Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach
90. What So Not – Gemini

91. The Wombats – Be Your Shadow
92. Golden Features – No One
93. Jai Wolf – Indian Summer
94. Halsey – Ghost
95. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
96. Rudimental – Rumour Mill
97. Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving
98. Major Lazer – Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)
99. Bring Me The Horizon – True Friends
100. Seth Sentry – Hell Boy


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