Every year Triple J radio, Australia’s national youth broadcaster, holds a public vote for the most popular songs released each year – the Hottest 100. The results are announced on January 26 (Australia Day national holiday) the following year.
The vote has become something of an institution in Australia as well as being a barometer of popularity for the station’s vast demographic. It’s not any old competition. Few radio stations anywhere in the world could boast a competition where there were more than 1 million votes cast by 155,000 people in 152 countries.
The 2010 results have just been announced.
#80: Howling For You
#82:Â Tighten Up
This result might seem a little low all things considered in what was their most succesful year.Â The cancellation of the 2011 Australian tour probably didn’t lose them too many last minute votes since the voting ended on 21 January, 2011. Two songs in one year is a good effort nevertheless.
Past Black Keys’ results in the Hottest 100:
2004 #57 – 10am Automatic
2009 #179 – Strange Times