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Your Ultimate Guide To The Hottest 100 Before The Countdown Tomorrow

27 January 2023 | 11:02 am | Mary Varvaris

And there should be lots of swearing!

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The day we've all been waiting for arrives tomorrow: triple j's Hottest 100 will be counting down your favourite songs of 2022.

To prepare us for the big day or increase hype, the national youth broadcaster has unveiled some teaser stats that don't give too much away but keep us guessing for a bit longer.

Triple j promises that listeners will hear 23 acts make their Hottest 100 debut, 57 songs by Aussie artists, 131 fucks were given (up nearly 30% from last year's particularly sweary countdown), the Hottest 100 will feature six songs that were uploaded to Unearthed, five artists join the coveted 15-Songs-Or-Over-Club across all Hottest 100 annual countdowns, and two records will be broken. In an interesting stat, songs released in July 2022 make up the bulk of entries.

Earlier this week, we speculated that this year's countdown could feature an all-Australian top 4. Warm Tunas, the "internet's most accurate predictions" for the Hottest 100, and like most years, shows that Aussies are keen on local music and listening to artists from the UK and the US.

Gang Of Youths' in the wake of your leave was in the top spot two weeks ago, ahead of Ball Park Music's Stars In My Eyes at #2 and Spacey Jane's Hardlight at #3. A look at Warm Tunas today sees the original favourite to take #1, Say Nothing by Flume featuring MAY-A in that place. We could have an all-Australian top 4 on our hands. If the predictions are correct, #5 will be New Gold by Gorillaz (ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown).

International and local favourites make up the rest of the top 10, with Delilah (pull me out of this) by Fred again.. predicted at #6, while B.O.T.A (Baddest Of Them All) by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal and Steve Lacy's Bad Habit are predicted to land at #7 and #10. Spacey Jane's Sitting Up could be #8 and Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers' anthem, Girl Sports, at #9.

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In their prediction analysis of 2021, Warm Tunas predicted 84% of the songs in the top 100 tracks of the year. They predicted The Wiggles to win the top track while predicting 8 of the 10 top 10 songs, 14 out of the top 20 songs and 84 out of the 100 songs played in the countdown.  

For the 2020 countdown, Warm Tunas correctly predicted UK outfit Glass Animals' Heat Waves to come out on top ahead of local bands. A few weeks ago, only 125 votes separated Gang Of Youths and Ball Park Music. Now, Flume ft MAY-A are looking to win.