triple j just released all the statistics from this year's Hottest 100 countdown and since we love numbers, we thought we'd share some of the notable facts and figures from this year's biggest music democracy.
First - Thelma Plum has made history as the highest ranking Indigenous artist in the Hottest 100 ever. Better In Blak came in at #9, which beat the record set by AB Original's January 26 back in 2016 (it came in at #16). Thelma also had two other songs chart, with Homecoming Queen at #65 and Not Angry Anymore at #78.
She told triple j, “It’s just wild. It’s a pretty crazy feeling, I feel like I’m going to pass out a little bit but I’m so excited," but when she found out she broke the record as the highest Indigenous artist ever, she added, "That’s pretty cool, but to be honest I hope I don’t keep that [record] for a long time, especially with Invasion Day [happening on Sunday], I felt like this happening has made my whole day. I'm really happy."
May was the month with the most entries, a whopping 14 songs from May made it into the countdown.
Denzel Curry also made headlines as the highest ranking Like A Version to chart, with Bulls On Parade at #5 (though many expected it to win the entire Hottest 100). It beats out DMA'S iconic Cher cover, Believe, from back in 2016 which came in at #6. There were four LAVs in total this year - the most ever tied with 2016.
There were 31 f-bombs featured in the countdown, and eight songs/artists featuring food (think BROCKHAMPTON's Sugar, Angie McMahon's Pasta, Lizzo's Juice and Thelma Plum).
There are loads more stats to get around, so head to triple j to check out their sweet infographic about this year's Hottest 100.
Until next year!