The song, which was recorded in the home studio of Tame Impala's Kevin Parker in Fremantle, was released in and originally placed fourth on the countdown in Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. Credit: Neil Krug. More than headlining festivals or Grammys, the Hottest is the closest thing to my heart," he told Triple J presenters Erica Mallet and Sally Coleman. The song is one of the most successful Australian songs of all time and charted in first place around the world, including on the Billboard charts in the US. With the current coronavirus pandemic about to make an enormous impact on Australian entertainment - with the government banning gatherings of more than people - the industry has received a much needed boost with a large number of artists from this country represented in the countdown.
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The Triple J Hottest was announced on 25 January It is the 27th countdown of the most popular songs of the year, as chosen by listeners of Australian radio station Triple J. A record-breaking number of votes 3. This was the first Hottest countdown to reach 3 million votes. American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish was voted into first place with her single " Bad Guy ". In doing so, she became the first female solo artist, and the youngest act at 18 years old to top a Hottest Australian artists G Flip and Lime Cordiale achieved four entires each. A number of Hottest records were also broken.
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The Triple J Hottest is an annual music listener poll hosted by the publicly-funded, national Australian radio station, Triple J. The public is invited to vote for their favourite Australian and alternative music of the year, in an online poll conducted two weeks prior to the new year. The poll has grown from , votes in to over 3. The idea for the poll came from Triple J producer Lawrie Zion in late For the Hot , before Triple J had become a national broadcaster, Sydney listeners were required to write their 10 favourite tracks on the back of an envelope. The station repeated the event the following year when it started broadcasting to other capital cities besides Sydney. In , Triple J was forced to change the poll's name to 'Hottest ' to avoid legal action with 4zzz.
Pop sensation Billie Eilish is the first solo female artist to ever top the Hottest , after her hit Bad Guy came in at number one on Triple J's annual countdown. At 18, she's also the youngest artist to lead the list. Australian artists nabbed eight of the top 10 spots but the US star beat out local contenders including Flume and Vera Blue's Rushing Back and Mallrat's Charlie to top the list. She featured elsewhere on the countdown a further four times to lead all artists.