Unless you’ve been living in hibernation for the past few weeks, Triple J’s Hottest 100 voting is now open.
So, it’s time to grab a pen, paper and scavenge through that mighty Spotify playlist to compile that memorable list of songs that shaped the past year.
Despite the heated controversy, the 2017 Hottest 100 is moving away from its traditional Australia Day spot to January 27, so make sure you mark this VERY clearly in your calendar.
Considering the endless amount of songs released this year it can be hard to pick just a few favourites, so we compiled some tips you should take into consideration when formulating your list.
- Hold off to the last minute
So… this may not sound like the most ideal thing to do and could be good or bad, but you never know an absolute banger may drop in those last few days.
- Mix it up
Make sure you have a generous mix of local and international talent, but let’s be honest if Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ doesn’t get in the Top 5… y’all be kidding me!!
- Avoid doubling-up
The more variation you have in your list, the more chances you have in getting a song in the Top 5.
- Do your research
Make sure you know which tracks are eligible (basically anything released this year) and look back to see what songs you’ve been playing on repeat, because it’s bound one of those tracks will feature in the countdown.
Once your list is done, it’s time to vote!!!
Times have dramatically changed since its inception back in 1989, a time when the only way you could vote was through the phone.
Nowadays, you can vote at the simple click of a button, all you have to do is click here.
And for those who want to go just that little bit further, you can place a bet on a tune through Sportsbet just by clicking here.
Oh yeah, and here are my picks for the Top 5 (in no particular order):
Kendrick Lamar ‘HUMBLE’
Methyl Ethyl ‘UBU’
Mura Masa ‘LOVESICK’
For more information on the Hottest 100 click here.