Get to know the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

Written by Tyler Jenke on 29th May, 2018
Get to know the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

Another week has passed, and triple j have spent it doing what they do best – delivering endless hit tunes by a wide variety of brilliant artists from both here and abroad.

Of course, with so many songs being played in a week, it can get pretty tough to know the artists that have been the most popular. 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

20. Client Liaison

After a couple of years away from the ‘new music’ game, Client Liaison recently dropped their newest banger, ‘Survival In The City’. Just as fresh as ever, the track has been scoring some major airplay lately, now we just have to sit back and wait for that new album!

19. Post Malone

Having had a stellar 2017 that included the release of tunes like ‘rockstar’, Post Malone finally released his latest album a few weeks back. Full of the huge bangers that we’ve come to expect from ol’ Postie, tracks like ‘Better Now’ have been doing the rounds, with that one currently sitting at this week’s fifth most-played spot.

18. 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 fourteenth most-played track for the week.

17. Middle Kids

Middle Kids recently released their debut album, Lost Friends, and triple j listeners have been absolutely loving what they’ve heard. Winning plenty of love with tracks like ‘On My Knees’, and about to head out on a US tour, you can be sure that you’ll be hearing plenty more of Middle Kids in the months to come.

16. Slowly Slowly

Slowly Slow just released their second album, St Leonards, a few weeks back, and they’ve been basking in the critical acclaim ever since. With tracks like ‘Aliens’ and ‘Alchemy’ winning fans over, Slowly Slowly are undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets in Aussie music.

15. Parkway Drive

Australia’s metalcore legends Parkway Drive recently returned with their latest album, Reverence. Their first album since 2015’s Ire, the record even scored itself a #1 debut on the ARIA charts, the honour of being triple j’s feature album recently, and has even seen tracks like ‘The Void’ and ‘Prey’ get a decent airing on the triple j airwaves. Needless to say, it’s awesome to see these guys experience even more well-deserved success.

14. Odette

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, currently serving as the seventh most-played track for the week. The newest taste of her debut album, To A Stranger, Odette is going to have a pretty huge year in 2018.

13. Childish Gambino

When Childish Gambino dropped his latest tune, ‘This Is America’, just a couple of weeks back, the entire world sat up and took notice. With Gambino currently enjoying the most successful period of his career (including #1 spots on the US and Australian charts), we just hope that his upcoming album won’t be his last like he said it would be.

12. Remi

Remi dropped his stellar new single ‘My Family’ a while back, and it has definitely resonated with triple j listeners, having served as one of the station’s most-played tracks for a few weeks now. Remi’s first tune since 2016, this killer track bodes well for what’s to come in the future.

11. DMA’s

DMA’s recently returned with their latest album, For Now, and fans have been loving the group’s Britpop-infused tunes. With ‘Do I Need You Now?’ currently the second most-played track on the station this week, the group are undoubtedly on track for another amazing year.

10. The Presets

The Presets are gearing up to release their first album in almost six years, Hi Viz, on Friday. Full of the brilliant hits that we’ve come to know and love from the lads, the album is undoubtedly set to be one of the year’s biggest, with ‘Downtown Shutdown’ currently serving as last week’s most-played track.


Scotland’s CHVRCHES recently made their comeback with Love Is Dead, their first album in three years. With the group already on their way to Australia for Splendour In The Grass in July, and now a feature album spot under their belts, you can be sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg for these brilliant tunemakers.

8. Florence + The Machine

Last month, Florence + The Machine released ‘Sky Full Of Song’, their first new tune in over two years. Now, with ‘Hunger’ currently doing the rounds on the airwaves, and appearing as the eleventh most-played track this week, the group’s newest album, High As Hope, is set for release next month and is on track to be one of the year’s biggest releases.

7. Peking Duk

Having recently dropped two new tracks (but no full-length album yet – what gives, guys?), Peking Duk are on track to absolutely dominate this year as well. With ‘Fire’ currently this week’s 13th most-played track, it won’t be long before these lads score themselves another high spot on this year’s Hottest 100.

6. Skegss

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 seen themselves score the honour of having the second most-played track on triple j this week. Look out for these loveable larrikins when they hit the road in June!

5. Aurora

Two years since she released her debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, Norway’s Aurora recently returned with her latest single ‘Queendom,’ which recently served as the most-played track on the station. The first taste of what we assume is her new album, we’re getting pretty excited to hear plenty more from this talented artist.

4. Ocean Alley

Having won fans all over the world with the release of their brilliant single ‘The Comedown’, last year, Ocean Alley released their debut album, Chiaroscuro, a while back now. Having also served as triple j’s feature album, Chiaroscuro showcases the group’s slick jams and stunning sound, with listeners continuing to love everything they hear from this amazing collective.

3. Camp Cope

Camp Cope’s latest record, How To Socialise & Make Friends, was released a couple of months back, and since then, fans have been absolutely adoring the powerful sounds and passionate lyrics from this Melbourne trio. With none of their tracks on the most-played list this week, it just goes to show how much listeners are loving the entire catalogue of tunes that Camp Cope have created.

2. 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.

1. Arctic Monkeys

After five years away from the game, Arctic Monkeys recently returned with their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, a few weeks ago. A bit of a stylistic shift for the group, it hasn’t stopped them smashing UK sales records and serving as a new favourite for the group’s dedicated fans around the world. You can be certain that the Arctic Monkeys are set to score a high placing in next year’s Hottest 100 when it rolls around in January.

triple j’s most-played tracks for the week:

1. ‘Downtown Shutdown’ – The Presets

2. ‘Do I Need You Now?’ – DMA’s

3. ‘OTW (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6lack)’ – Khalid

4. ‘Bubblin’ – Anderson .Paak

5. ‘Better Now’ – Post Malone

6. ‘Up In The Clouds’ – Skegss

7. ‘Take It To The Heart’ – Odette

8. ‘Love Me Now’ – Ziggy Alberts

9. ‘This Is America’ – Childish Gambino

10. ‘Ultimatum (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)’ – Disclosure

11. ‘Hunger’ – Florence + The Machine

12. ‘Killing My Time’ – G Flip

13. ‘Fire’ – Peking Duk

14. ‘I Said Hi’ – Amy Shark

15. ‘Sugar & Spice’ – Hatchie

16. ‘Fuego (feat. Anfa Rose)’ – Manu Crook$

17. ‘Fuckin’ ‘n’ Rollin” – Phantastic Ferniture

18. ‘Mr La Di Da Di’ – Baker Boy

19. ‘White Flag’ – Bishop Briggs

20. ‘Turn’ – The Wombats

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf