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How dance fared in this year’s Hottest 100

Just as the bookies (and those hard working statisticians) called it, it was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who took the #1 spot in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 with Thrift Shop. What was a little harder to pick, however, was how dance music would fare in this year’s countdown. As it turned out, tracks on the dance-y end of the spectrum (and we’re using a liberal definition of “dance music”) actually came out alright in 2013, with everyone from the Bloody Beetroots to Knife Party and Avicii making the cut.

Unsurprisingly, it was man of the moment Flume whose name popped up the most: Sydney’s Harley Streten claiming no fewer than four spots on the list. On Top came in first at #67, while his ubiquitous Hermitude remix and breakthrough single Sleepless both cracked the top 20. But it was Holdin On that soared all the way to #4, securing the honour of dance music’s highest ranking track. So who else made the cut? Major Lazer’s reggae jam Get Free made it to #6, while Icona Pop, Rudimental, Flight Facilities and The xx all graced the top 20. Calvin Harris was dance music’s other big winner, taking #11 with Sweet Nothing and #32 with his remix of Florence + The Machine’s Spectrum. After making three appearances in last year’s countdown, Skrillex appeared just once at #25 with Bangarang.

Further up the list, locals The Presets featured in the Hot 100 twice, joined by fellow homegrown stars Parachute Youth and Knife Party. Avicii was there too with Silhouettes, as was Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs with Household Goods. Meanwhile, hip-hop/R&B rising stars Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar had a few entries between them, and Summadayze star M.I.A. warmed things up at #99. Check out the full Hottest 100 list below.

Hottest 100 full results

#100: Everything Everything – Cough Cough

#99: M.I.A. – Bad Girls

#98: Kimbra – Warrior ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak

#97: Jack White – I’m Shakin’

#96: Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique

#95: Last Dinosaurs – Andy

#94: The Gaslight Anthem

#93: Snakadaktal – Dance Bear

#92: Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus

#91: Allday x C1 – So Good

#90: Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone

#89: Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow ft. Lilian Blue

#88: C2C – Down The Road

#87: The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of a Fallen Love

#86: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness

#85: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

#84: Hilltop Hoods – Rattling the Keys To the Kingdom

#83: The Jungle Giants – She’s A Riot

#82: Santigold – Disparate Youth

#81: Alt-J – Something Good

#80: Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids ft. Earl Sweatshirt

#79: The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines

#78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods

#77: Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got

#76: Illy – Heard It All

#75: Muse – Madness

#74: The Shins – Simple Song

#73: Ben Folds Five – Draw A Crowd

#72: Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats

#71: Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

#70: The Presets – Promises

#69: Matt Corby – Lonely Boy (Like a Version)

#68: Avicii – Silhouettes

#67: Flume – On Top ft. T-Shirt

#66: The Rubens – The Best We Got

#65: Grimes – Genesis

#64: Alt-J – Tessellate

#63: First Aid Kit – Wolf

#62: Kid Cudi – Just What I Am ft. King Chip

#61: Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul

#60: Jack White – Love Interruption

#59: Cosmo Jarvis – Love This

#58: Mumford & Sons – Babel

#57: Seth Sentry – Float Away

#56: Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

#55: Knife Party – Internet Friends

#54: The Bamboos – I Got Burned ft. Tim Rogers

#53: San Cisco – Wild Things

#52: The Presets – Ghosts

#51: Birds of Tokyo – This Fire

#50: Asta – My Heart Is On Fire

#49: Thundamentals – Brother (Like A Version)

#48: San Cisco – Fred Astaire

#47: Of Monsters & Men – Mountain Sound

#46: Passion Pit – Take A Walk

#45: Chance Waters – Young & Dumb ft. Bertie Blackman

#44: Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun

#43: The Lumineers – Ho Hey

#42: MS MR – Hurricane

#41: British India – I Can Make You Love Me

#40: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

#39: Alabama Shakes – Hold On

#38: Grimes – Oblivion

#37: Two Door Cinema Club – Sun

#36: Miike Snow – Paddling Out

#35: 360 – Run Alone

#34: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

#33: Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This

#32: Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix)

#31: Alpine – Gasoline

#30: Bat For Lashes – Laura

#29: Loon Lake – Cherry Lips

#28: Django Django – Default

#27: Ball Park Music – Surrender

#26: Seth Sentry – Dear Science

#25: Skrillex – Bangarang ft. Sirah

#24: Chet Faker – I’m Into You

#23: Ball Park Music – Coming Down

#22: The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands

#21: Disclosure – Latch ft. Sam Smith

#20: Rudimental – Feel The Love ft. John Newman

#19: The xx – Angels

#18: Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)

#17: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune ft. Christine Hoberg

#16: Rudimental – Not Giving In ft. John Newman & Alex Clare

#15: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love ft. Mary Lambert

#14: Icona Pop – I Love It ft. Charli XCX

#13: The Black Keys – Gold On the Ceiling

#12: Flume – Sleepless ft. Jezzabell Doran

#11: Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing ft. Florence Welch

#10: The Rubens – My Gun

#9: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

#8: Frank Ocean – Lost

#7: Tame Impala – Elephant

#6: Major Lazer – Get Free ft. Amber Coffman

#5: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

#4: Flume – Holdin On

#3: Alt-J – Breezeblocks

#2: Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks

#1: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop ft. Wanz