Your Hottest 100 Vote Could Make All The Difference With Only 350 Votes Separating The Top 2 Songs

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Is Tkay Maidza's 'Shook' headed to the #1 spot for the Hottest 100? Is Tkay Maidza's 'Shook' headed to the #1 spot for the Hottest 100?

Not since 2007 when Muse knocked off Silverchair for the #1 mantle by only 14 votes has the Hottest 100 had a closer battle for the top spot.

With only days remaining till voting closes (3pm EST on Monday), triple j have revealed that only 350 votes currently separate the #1 and #2 songs in the 2020 Hottest 100.

And with 'votecrastination' reaching epic proportions (almost 64,000 people having started their Hottest 100 voting shortlist but not submitted their final selections) it literally means your vote could be the deciding one cast – if the recent US Presidential election taught us anything, it's that voter turnout is crucial.

As for which artists are currently locked in battle for the overall honours, many musos have already sided with Tkay Maidza's 'Shook'. "As soon as I heard 'Shook' I messaged Tkay straight away and told her this is the best song of the f...ing year," G Flip says.

Gordi's also aboard Team Tkay. "It's like every good thing about rap and hip hop from the last three decades all rolled into one track," she says.


While Tkay tracks have also appeared in votes received from Tones And I, Lime Cordiale, Alice Ivy, Hockey Dad, and San Cisco.

But could Tame Impala (who scored the Hottest 100 of the Decade award last year for 'The Less I Know The Better') be positioning himself for a run at the #1 spot with any number of hits from 'The Slow Rush'?

'On Track' is Ruel's #1 pick ("just so f...in' tasty," he says); 'Breathe Deeper' takes Cosmo's Midnight "to another place and has us mashing the repeat button".

While 'Lost In Yesterday' featured in ballots from Ocean Alley, Tash Sultana, and San Cisco who called it "yet another very well put together song by one of the modern musical masters".

If you're after an outsider to claim the Hottest 100 crown, you'd be hard pressed to find a better candidate to vote for than Spacey Jane's 'Booster Seat'.



It's received the tick of approval from Ball Park Music, Yours Truly, Sycco, and former Hottest 100 hit-makers Ocean Alley, who call it "a warm and nostalgic masterpiece with thoughtful storytelling and instrumentation to match".

Voting for the Hottest 100 closes on 18 January at 3pm EST, with the Hottest 100 Countdown broadcast from 12pm EDT on 23 January.

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