Glass Animals have topped Australia’s triple j Hottest 100 of 2020 with their music ‘Warmth Waves’.
To take out the annual listener-voted ballot, the band beat out Aussie group Spacey Jane (‘Booster Seat’ at number 2). They had been separated by a tiny variety of votes, hosts Hobba and Hing mentioned, that may very well be “counted on two fingers”.
Glass Animals had previously pledged to tattoo their arses with the outline of the Australian continent in the event that they gained. Talking to Hobba and Hing after the outcomes had been introduced, frontman Dave Bayley mentioned the band had thought of tattooing one another, however determined in opposition to it. He didn’t have a tattoo artist standing by, he mentioned – and was “open to options”.
Bayley marked the achievement with a grateful message to followers on Glass Animals’ Instagram web page. “Can’t imagine it. want we may very well be there to have fun collectively…all these countdown events are trying d*mn enjoyable rn,” he wrote.
“thanks to everybody who believed on this music. congratulations to everybody within the hottest 100…so many unimaginable, extremely deserving artists. and congratulations to everybody who launched one thing final yr…so scary releasing information in a pandemic with out the assist of tour, pals, household and workforce.
“australia has at all times had a particular place in our hearts…and now…it is going to have a particular place on our butts. anybody know a superb tattoo artist?”
Different artists that made the highest 10 included Billie Eilish, Hilltop Hoods, The Jungle Giants and G Flip. Narrowly lacking out on the highest 5 was ‘WAP’ by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
The voting for the annual ballot closed on January 18. This yr’s countdown included 66 Australian artists, tying the document set in 2016 for essentially the most native artists within the ballot ever.
The Hottest 100 of 2020 additionally had the most important variety of songs by Indigenous Australian artists in its historical past, triple j revealed in a post-countdown press launch. Six songs from Indigenous artists charted, together with two from The Child LAROI and one every from Thelma Plum, Sycco, Beddy Rays and Birdz.
Some notable entries of this yr’s countdown embody Eilish’s James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’, which grew to become the second Bond theme to ever chart in the Hottest 100.
Mashd N Kutcher’s ‘Get On The Beers’, a dance remix of a viral line uttered by Dan Andrews, Australian politician and Premier of Victoria state, in a COVID-19 press convention, additionally got here in at quantity 12.
Final yr, Eilish topped the triple j Hottest 100 of 2019 together with her world smash hit ‘Unhealthy Man’. Flume’s ‘Speeding Again’ that includes Vera Blue and Mallrat’s Charlie’ got here in second and third, respectively.