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World's Biggest Annual Music Poll - Hottest 100


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This is a massive music poll held by Australia's main alternative music station Triple J. The station prides itself on focusing purely on alternative music and new up and coming artists. They do have a slight bias towards Australian artists but that is only natural. to give you an idea of the nature of the radio station and the poll, they started played acts like MGMT and Ting Tings around November of 2007 well before they had achieved any degree of prominence. the presenters aren't necessarily the best for radio but are all music experts. its the perfect radio station for music nerds. I'm sure my fellow austrailans will concur.


Now the poll. It is the worlds biggest annual poll of songs with over 700 000 votes coming in for the 2007 countdown. which was won by Muse's Knight of Cydonia by only 13 votes from Silverchair's Straight Lines. the event is in its 20th year now and keeps growing everytime. the poll is usually dominated by Australian bands who take up around 45 to 55 of the 100 songs.


Coldplay enjoyed alot of success between 2000 and 2002. with Yellow coming 5th in 2000 and remix of Clocks also coming 5th in 2003.


This year's poll is expected to be dominated by the likes of Kings of Leon, MGMT, Ting Tings, The Rapture, Cut Copy, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Ros, Fleet Foxes, Flight of the Conchords, Beck and Bloc Party.


http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/ - you can vote for your 10 favourite songs at this link. the song's must of been released as a single in 2008.


http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/ - history of the event


Voting is open until 18th January. i would greatly encourage all alternative music fans out there to vote even if you don't live in Australia.

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triple j was built around the same model as BBC's Radio 1 which from what i've heard has very much sold out. triple j is very very gradually heading that way but at the moment is staying true to itself and its listeners. pretty much every single aussie artist you ever hear of around the world made their break through this radio station from Wolfmother to Cut Copy to Silverchair and Powderfinger.


you can find a list of the most popular songs of the year on the official website.

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