How dance music fared in this year’s Hottest 100

The Hottest 100 of 2017 is officially done and dusted, with Kendrick Lamar taking out the top spot with his hit track ‘HUMBLE.’

It was a big year for local acts, with fourteen of the top 20 tracks coming from Aussie artists — three of those from Sydney band Gang of Youths. All up, 65 places in the countdown went to local acts — one down from last year’s record-breaking number.

It was a pretty solid year for the dance scene as well. A number of locals featured at the pointy end of the countdown, including Pnau at #7 with ‘Go Bang’, and Peking Duk at #12 and #20 with ‘Fake Magic’ and ‘Let You Down’.

All up, 13 dance tracks made it into the poll, including Touch Sensitive’s ‘Lay Down’, Hayden James’ ‘NUMB’, Flight Facilities’ ‘Arty Boy’, and Camelphat and Elderbrook’s ubiquitous hit ‘Cola‘. The Preset’s comeback hit ‘Do What You Want’ came in late at #93, and Sydney duo Vallis Alps appeared not long after at #84.

A bunch of local favourites like Slumberjack, Alison Wonderland, and Motez just missed out of making the countdown and instead wound up in the Hottest 200. So close.

Check out the full ranking below.

Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2017

1. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

2. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy

3. Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau

4. Methyl Ethel – Ubu

5. Gang Of Youths – The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

6. Lorde – Green Light

7. Pnau – Go Bang

8. Thundamentals – Sally (Feat. Mataya)

9. Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

10. Gang Of Youths – What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?

11. Brockhampton – Sweet

12. Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge – Fake Magic

13. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke

14. Lorde – Homemade Dynamite

15. Vera Blue – Regular Touch

16. The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do

17. Baker Boy – Marryuna (Feat. Yirrmal)

18. Ball Park Music – Exactly How You Are

19. The Killers – The Man

20. Peking Duk – Let You Down (Feat. Icona Pop)

21. The Smith Street Band – Birthdays

22. The Wombats – Lemon To A Knife Fight

23. Alex The Astronaut – Not Worth Hiding

24. Post Malone – rockstar (Feat. 21 Savage)

25. Amy Shark – Weekends

26. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

27. Winston Surfshirt – Be About You

28. Tash Sultana – Mystik

29. Vera Blue – Mended

30. Meg Mac – Low Blows

31. Touch Sensitive – Lay Down

32. Hayden James – NUMB (Feat. GRAACE)

33. Angie McMahon – Slow Mover

34. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.

35. Drake – Passionfruit

36. Alex Lahey – I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself

37. Calvin Harris – Slide (Feat. Frank Ocean/Migos)

38. Billie Eilish – Bellyache

39. Skegss – Got On My Skateboard

40. Holy Holy – True Lovers

41. Gang Of Youths – Blood (Like A Version)

42. CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola

43. Tash Sultana – Murder To The Mind

44. Allday – In Motion (Feat. Japanese Wallpaper)

45. Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend

46. Mallrat – Better

47. HAIM – Want You Back

48. Ocean Alley – The Comedown

49. The Smith Street Band – Passiona

50. The Jungle Giants – On Your Way Down

51. Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot

52. Macklemore – Glorious (Feat. Skylar Grey)

53. Bliss N Eso – Moments (Feat. Gavin James)

54. Hockey Dad – Homely Feeling

55. Dune Rats – 6 Pack

56. Odette – Watch Me Read You

57. The Jungle Giants – Bad Dream

58. Camp Cope – The Opener

59. The Jungle Giants – Used To Be In Love

60. Charli XCX – Boys

61. Thundamentals – 21 Grams (Feat. Hilltop Hoods)

62. Khalid – Saved

63. E^ST – Life Goes On

64. Jack River – Fool’s Gold

65. Arcade Fire – Everything Now

66. N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon

67. DZ Deathrays – Shred For Summer

68. Kingswood – Golden

69. Yungblud – I Love You, Will You Marry Me

70. Nothing But Thieves – Amsterdam

71. Lorde – Perfect Places

72. alt-J – In Cold blood

73. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nuclear Fusion

74. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3

75. Dune Rats – Braindead

76. Baker Boy – Cloud 9 (Feat. Kian)

77. The Rubens – Million Man

78. Tash Sultana – Electric Feel (Like A Version)

79. San Cisco – Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?

80. The xx – Say Something Loving 

81. Lorde – Liability

82. Logic – 1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara/Khalid)

83. Amy Shark – Blood Brothers

84. Vallis Alps – Oceans

85. BOO SEEKA – Does This Last

86. Meg Mac – Maybe It’s My First Time

87. Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do

88. Paul Dempsey – Edge Of Town (Like A Version)

89. DMA’s – Dawning

90. Flume – Hyperreal (feat. Kučka)

91. Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

92. Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. (Feat. Zacari)

93. The Presets – Do What You Want

94. Kim Churchill – Second Hand Car

95. Future – Mask Off

96. Cub Sport – Chasin’

97. Kendrick Lamar – LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)

98. Angus & Julia Stone – Snow

99. Flight Facilities – Arty Boy (Feat. Emma Louise)

100. Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave