Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ Tops Triple J Hottest 100; Lorde’s ‘Royals’ At 2ND [VIDEO]

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By Anne Lu | January 27, 2014 10:07 AM EST

An Australian has once again claimed the top spot at the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 list. Vance Joy dominated the chart with “Riptide,” while Kiwi sensation Lorde took the second spot with her international hit “Royals.”

Joy, whose real name is James Keogh, first released “Riptide” in 2013. Since his song was released in March, it was certified triple platinum by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA), and has been featured in a U.S. TV advert.

“Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is a first for the Hottest 100 in a couple of respects. We’ve never had a winning song from an artist who is so new that they’ve not even had an album to their name yet. It’s also the first #1 to have been written on a ukulele,” Triple J music director Richard Kingsmill said.

“After its first airing in March, the simple charm and endearing vulnerability of ‘Riptide’ stayed with listeners throughout the rest of 2013,” Kingsmill continued. “Now we wait excitedly for that album to arrive!”

Joy also has another entry in the list with “Play with Fire” at #95.

At second place is “Royals” by New Zealand international sensation Lorde. The 17-year-old rising music star also has “Tennis Court” and “Team” so high up in the list at #12 and #15 respectively.

“Get Lucky,” by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams, nabbed the third spot, while “Do I Wanna Know?” by Artic Monkeys and “Drop the Game” by Flume & Chet Faker round up the top 5.

Daft Punk is the only act that has four entries in the top 100. Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar, Haim, and Chvrches are just some of the acts that have managed to slip in three songs, while Joy, Arcade Fire, Chet Faker, and Kanye West are among those with two songs.

The list, announced on Australia Day on Sunday, was determined by over 1.4 million votes cast by 173,658 Triple J radio station listeners from around the world. Voting was done from December 20 to January 20.

Triple J Hottest 100 of 2013:

1. Vance Joy – “Riptide”
2. Lorde – “Royals”
3. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
4. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
5. Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop the Game”
6. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
7. Lana Del Rey – “Young and Beautiful”
8. Matt Corby – “Resolution”
9. The Preatures – “Is This How You Feel?”
10. London Grammar – “Strong”
11. Haim – “The Wire”
12. Lorde – “Tennis Court
13. James Blake – “Retrograde”
14. Violent Soho – “Covered in Chrome”
15. Lorde – “Team”
16. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
17. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself To Dance” (feat. Pharrell Williams)
18. Arctic Monkeys – “Arabella”
19. The Kite String Tangle – “Given the Chance”
20. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
21. RÜFÜS – “Take Me”
22. Birds of Tokyo – “Lanterns”
23. Disclosure – “When a Fire Starts To Burn”
24. Rudimental – “Waiting All Night” (feat. Ella Eyre)
25. The Wombats – “Your Body Is a Weapon”
26. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
27. HAIM – “Falling”
28. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
29. Foals – “My Number”
30. Empire of the Sun – “Alive”
31. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
32. Thundamentals – “Smiles Don’t Lie”
33. Grouplove – “Ways To Go”
34. RÜFÜS – “Desert Night”
35. London Grammar – “Hey Now”
36. Bloc Party – “Ratchet”
37. CHVRCHES – “Gun”
38. Touch Sensitive – “Pizza Guy”
39. San Cisco – “Get Lucky (Like A Version)”
40. The Amity Affliction – “Born To Die”
41. Boy & Bear – “Southern Sun”
42. Max Frost – “White Lies”
43. Childish Gambino – “3005”
44. Dustin Tebbutt – “The Breach”
45. Robert DeLong – “Global Concepts”
46. Queens of the Stone Age – “If I Had a Tail”
47. Rudimental – “Free” (feat. Emeli Sande)
48. Flight Facilities – “Stand Still” (feat. Micky Green)
49. Daft Punk – “Doin’ It Right” (feat. Panda Bear)
50. John Newman – “Love Me Again”
51. Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr – “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” (feat. Beardyman)
52. Cloud Control – “Scar”
53. Kingswood – “Ohio”
54. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
55. Boy & Bear – “Harlequin Dream”
56. HAIM – “If I Could Change Your Mind”
57. Andy Bull – “Keep On Running”
58. Daft Punk – “Instant Crush” (feat. Julian Casablancas)
59. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
60. CHVRCHES – “Lies”
61. London Grammar – “Wasting My Young Years”
62. Goldroom – “Embrace”
63. Disclosure – “You & Me (Flume Remix)”
64. The National – “Graceless”
65. Chet Faker – “Melt” (feat. Kilo Kish)
66. Illy – “Ausmusic Month Medley (Like A Version)”
67. Bliss N Eso – “Act Your Age”
68. Something for Kate – “Sweet Nothing (Like A Version)”
69. Disclosure – “White Noise” (feat. AlunaGeorge)
70. Sticky Fingers – “Australia Street”
71. Two Door Cinema Club – “Changing of the Seasons”
72. Queens of the Stone Age – “I Sat By the Ocean”
73. Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” (feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
74. Major Lazer – “Jessica” (feat. Ezra Koenig)
75. Mikhael Paskalev – “I Spy”
76. SAFIA – “Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues”
77. Illy – “Youngbloods” (feat. Ahren Stringer)
78. MS MR – “Fantasy”
79. A$AP Rocky – “F**kin’ Problems” (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
80. Panama – “Always”
81. Andy Bull – “Baby I Am Nobody Now”
82. Cloud Control – “Dojo Rising”
83. The Jezabels – “The End”
84. British India – “Summer Forgive Me”
85. Remi – “Sangria”
86. Bring Me the Horizon – “Sleepwalking”
87. John Butler Trio – “Only One”
88. Josh Pyke – “Leeward Side”
89. The Cat Empire – “Brighter Than Gold
90. Vampire Weekend – “Unbelievers”
91. RÜFÜS – “Tonight”
92. Bring Me the Horizon – “Shadow Moses”
93. St. Lucia – “Elevate”
94. Bliss N Eso – “House of Dreams”
95. Vance Joy – “Play With Fire”
96. Big Scary – “Luck Now”
97. Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is the Sun”
98. Horrorshow – “Dead Star Shine”
99. Dillon Francis – “Without You” (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
100. Karnivool – “We Are”

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