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Australia has voted and it’s official, the best (or the hottest) song of the decade is The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala.

The Kevin Parker-fronted track, which first appeared on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown in 2015 at number 4 – took out top spot in the decade’s best countdown, beating out Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (ft. Kimbra) at 2 and Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys at 3 to reign supreme.

Violent Soho’s Covered In Chrome followed at 4, while Rufus’ rounded out the top 5 with Innerbloom – all 9 minutes and 38 seconds of it.

A homage to the decade of music that was, Triple J announced it would be holding a Hottest 100 of the Decade to mark the start of 2020 after 2019’s edition of the beloved countdown was taken out by Billie Eilish with Bad Guy – which came in at #71 in the decade’s best.

The countdown featured nine songs that previously hadn’t made an appearance in a Hottest 100, with 49 of those songs coming from Australian musos.

Earlier this week, Triple J announced the year with the most songs making it to the top 100 was 2012, with a whopping 1,869,659 votes counted for this year’s countdown.

Just missing out on the top five, Magnolia by Gang of Youths came in at number 6, followed by Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People and Never Be Like You by Flume, at 7 and 8 respectively.

Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone snuck in at number 9, with Matt Corby’s Brother rounding out the top 10.

Here’s 11-100 of the Triple J Hottest 100 of the Decade.

11. Nick Murphy/ Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap

12. alt-J – Breezeblocks

13. Vance Joy – Riptide

14. Kanye West – Runaway (ft. Pusha T)

15. Sticky Fingers – Australia Street

16. Lorde – Royals

17. Ball Park Music – It’s Nice To Be Alive

18. Flume – Holdin On

19. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy

20. Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater

21. DMA’S – Delete

22. M83 – Midnight City

23. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

24. JAY-Z & Kanye West – Ni**as In Paris

25. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Feat. Christine Hoberg)

26. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

27. Childish Gambino – 3005

28. Childish Gambino – Redbone

29. Lana Del Rey – Video Games

30. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

31. The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)

32. Peking Duk – High (Feat. Nicole Millar)

33. Sticky Fingers – Rum Rage

34. Frank Ocean – Lost

35. Ocean Alley – Confidence

36. Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)

37. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

38. Avicii – Levels

39. Flight Facilities – Crave You (ft. Giselle)

40. Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)

41. DMA’S – Believe (triple j Like A Version 2016)

42. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

43. Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau

44. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

45. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

46. The Rubens – Hoops

47. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

48. Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)

49. Tash Sultana – Jungle

50. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

51. Amy Shark – Adore

52. Gang of Youths – The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

53. Sia – Chandelier

54. Grouplove – Tongue Tied

55. Skrillex – Bangarang (Feat. Sirah)

56. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wanz – Thrift Shop (Feat. Wanz)

57. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

58. Sticky Fingers – Gold Snafu

59. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime

60. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

61. Lorde – Green Light

62. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

63. Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)

64. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)

65. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

66. Tame Impala – Elephant

67. Hilltop Hoods – I Love It (Feat. Sia)

68. Azealia Banks – 212 (Feat. Lazy Jay)

69. Flume & Nick Murphy / Chet Faker – Drop The Game

70. Catfish and the Bottlemen – 7

71. Billie Eilish – bad guy

72. Kanye West – Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

73. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

74. Robyn – Dancing On My Own

75. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

76. Travis Scott – SICKO MODE

77. Kanye West – Black Skinhead

78. San Cisco – Awkward

79. Mallrat – Charlie

80. Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (Feat. Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price & KirkFranklin)

81. Cub Sport – Come On Mess Me Up

82. Flume – On Top (Feat. T-Shirt)

83. Ruel – Painkiller

84. Ruby Fields – Dinosaurs

85. J. Cole – No Role Modelz

86. The Wombats – Greek Tragedy

87. Matt Corby – Resolution

88. Glass Animals – Gooey

89. Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn

90. Childish Gambino – This Is America

91. Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy (Feat. Benny Sings)

92. Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (Feat. MC Eiht)

93. Flume – Sleepless (Feat. Jezzabell Doran)

94. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?

95. FISHER – Losing It

96. Major Lazer – Get Free (Feat. Amber Coffman)

97. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

98. Disclosure – You & Me (Feat. Eliza Doolittle) {Flume Remix}

99. Ruel – Dazed & Confused (Prod. M-Phazes)

100. Bon Iver – Holocene

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