Melbourne singer songwriter Vance Joy has edged out New Zealand songstress Lorde to take the No.1 spot in this year’s Triple J Hottest 100.
Played as the soundtrack to yesterday’s Australia Day celebrations, the countdown wrapped up with Daft Punk’s disco-tastic earworm ‘Get Lucky’ in third, Lorde’s global chart monster ‘Royals’ at No.2 and our very own Vance Joy’s triple platinum smash ‘Riptide’ in at No.1.
“Wowee. So happy to have gone number 1, hasn’t sunk in yet. Thanks to all the listeners and to triple j,” the singer said on his Twitter feed late last night.
His win comes as the single hits the top ten over in the UK, moving up from No.18 to No.10 on this week’s chart and as his label locks in an iTunes ‘single of the week’ kicking off tomorrow.
Liberation tells us to expect Vance’s debut album in the second half of the year.
In the meantime, here are the top 20 on this year’s Hottest 100 as voted by Aussies across the land;
20. Kanye West – Black Skinhead
19. The Kite String Tangle – Given The Chance
18. Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
17. Daft Punk ftg. Pharrell Williams – Lose Yourself To Dance
16. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
15. Lorde – Team
14. Violent Soho – Covered In Chrome
13. James Blake – Retrograde
12. Lorde – Tennis Court
11. HAIM – The Wire
10. London Grammar – Strong
09. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?
08. Matt Corby – Resolution
07. Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful
06. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
05. Flume ftg. Chet Faker – Drop The Game
04. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
03. Daft Punk ftg. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
02. Lorde – Royals
01. Vance Joy – Riptide
Full Hottest 100 list HERE.