Glass Animals have topped Australia’s triple j Hottest 100 of 2020 with their tune ‘Warmth Waves’.
To take out the listener-voted ballot, the band beat out Spacey Jane (‘Booster Seat’ at number 2) by 350 votes.
Glass Animals had previously pledged to tattoo their arses with the outline of the Australian continent in the event that they received. Talking to hosts Hobba and Hing after the outcomes have been introduced, frontman Dave Bayley mentioned the band had thought-about tattooing one another, however determined in opposition to it. He didn’t have a tattoo artist standing by, he mentioned – and was “open to solutions”.
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 a good time collectively…all these countdown events are wanting d*mn enjoyable rn,” he wrote.
“thanks to everybody who believed on this tune. 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 data in a pandemic with out the assist of tour, pals, household and group.
“australia has all the time had a particular place in our hearts…and now…it should have a particular place on our butts. anybody know 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 file set in 2016 for probably the most native artists within the ballot ever.
The Hottest 100 of 2020 additionally had the biggest 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 embrace Eilish’s James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’, which turned 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 Victorian Premier Dan Andrews 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 ‘Dangerous Man’. Flume’s ‘Speeding Again’ that includes Vera Blue and Mallrat’s Charlie’ got here in second and third, respectively.