Dance ranks high in the “real” triple j Hottest 100

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The official triple j Hottest 100 countdown might not kick off until Australia Day, but J-Play have already released their list of the station’s most played songs of 2012. The honours, ITMers should be pleased (and maybe a little surprised) to hear, have gone to some big dance tracks: Brisbane newcomers Parachute Youth taking the top spot with their breakthrough single Can’t Get Better Than This. Major Lazer came in second with Get Free and in the #4 spot was none other than Skrillex with the inescapable Bangarang.

Further down the list, man of the moment Flume entered with Holdin On, and fellow 2012 breakout stars Disclosure are at #15 with, naturally, Latch. Knife Party, Flux Pavilion and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs also made the highest-rotation list, as did locals The Presets, RUFUS and the Aston Shuffle.

So how likely is the list of most-played tracks to translate to the actual Hottest 100? According to the bookie odds, the dance track with the best chances of ranking high is Calvin Harris’ Florence Welch collaboration Sweet Nothing (the track also cracked the J-Play list at #54) while Bangarang and Get Free also have decent odds. But with Somebody That I Used To Know ’s reign over, there’s no clear winner for this year’s countdown – in the lead-up to triple j’s big day, check out the full J-Play list below.

The real Hottest 100 of 2012

#1 Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
#2 Major Lazer – Get Free
#3 Twinsy – Water Bombs
#4 Skrillex – Bangarang (feat. Sirah)
#5 Electric Guest – This Head I Hold
#6 Django Django – Default
#7 Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
#8 Dialectrix – New Generation
#9 Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
#10 The Preatures – Take A Card
#11 Flume – Holdin On
#12 The Shins – Simple Song
#13 Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
#14 The Bamboos – I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers)
#15 Disclosure – Latch (feat. Sam Smith)
#16 Matt Corby – Brother
#17 Ball Park Music – Surrender
#18 Gossling – Wild Love
#19 Allday X C1 – So Good
#20 Wolf And Cub – See The Light
#21 Grimes – Oblivion
#22 Emma Louise – Boy
#23 Yacht – Le Goudron
#24 Kid Cudi – Just What I Am
#25 Diafrix – Running It
#26 San Cisco – Rocket Ship
#27 Full Tote Odds – Southern Wind
#28 The Hives – Go Right Ahead
#29 Illy – Heard It All
#30 The Griswolds – Heart Of A Lion
#31 Alabama Shakes – Hold On
#32 MS MR – Hurricane
#33 The Cribs – Come On, Be a No-One
#34 Dappled Cities – Born At The Right Time
#35 Alt-J – Breezeblocks
#36 Citizens! – Reptile
#37 Metric – Youth Without Youth
#38 Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way
#39 Silversun Pickups – Skin Graph
#40 DCUP – I’m Corrupt
#41 St. Lucia – September
#42 Best Coast – The Only Place
#43 White Rabbits – Temporary
#44 Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
#45 The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following
#46 Flux Pavilion – Daydreamer (feat. Example)
#47 Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire
#48 Alpine – Gasoline
#49 Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
#50 YesYou – Frivolous Life (feat. Marcus Azon)
#51 Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus
#52 Pond – Moth Wings
#53 Tame Impala – Elephant
#54 Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)
#55 Miike Snow – Paddling Out
#56 Jinja Safari -Toothless Grin
#57 Oh Mercy – Drums
#58 Plan B – Ill Manors
#59 Cosmo Jarvis – Love This
#60 Mystery Jets – Someone Purer
#61 The Trouble With Templeton – Six Months In A Cast
#62 Ben Kweller – Mean To Me
#63 Chet Faker – I’m Into You
#64 Skryptcha – Dance
#65 The Cast Of Cheers – Family
#66 Art Of Sleeping – Empty Hands
#67 Nantes – Unsatisfy
#68 Rudimental – Feel the Love
#69 Children Collide – Sword To A Gunfight
#70 Illy – Where Ya Been (feat. Pez)
#71 World’s End Press – Second Day Uptown
#72 Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
#73 Eagle & The Worm – Give Me Time
#74 Yung Warriors – Standing Strong
#75 The Aston Shuffle – Can’t Stop Now
#76 Bloc Party – Octopus
#77 Kimbra – Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)
#78 Rufus – This Summer
#79 Jack White – Love Interruption
#80 Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
#81 Tyler Touché – Baguette?
#82 Owl Eyes – Crystalised
#83 Snakadaktal – Dance Bear
#84 Millions – Nineteen
#85 Grinspoon – Passerby
#86 The Gaslight Anthem – 45
#87 Hunting Grounds – Flaws
#88 Chasm – Soldier And A Thinker
#89 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money
#90 Knife Party – Internet Friends
#91 Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun
#92 Winter People – Gallons
#93 Purity Ring – Fineshrine
#94 Rudimental – Not Giving In
#95 The Presets – Promises
#96 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)
#97 Alpine – Seeing Red
#98 DZ Deathrays – Dollar Chills
#99 Buchanan – Run Faster
#100 The Rubens – Don’t Ever Want To Be Found