News

triple j’s 10 most-played songs in 2014 were…

Official statistics have been released proving that triple j played Peking Duk’s High 225 times more often than Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off in 2014.

The data compiled by AirCheck – and published on The Sydney Morning Herald – shows that the Peking Duk track was the hottest song with the station’s programmers in 2014, well ahead of Future Islands’ Seasons (Waiting On You) which was the second most played track with just 185 spins. Art vs. Science’s Create / Destroy (185), The Presets’ Goodbye Future(181) and Wave Racer’s Streamers (176) rounded out the top five while other popular tracks included Thelma Plum’s How Much Does Your Love Cost?, Phantogram’s Fall In Love and Bombay Bicycle Club’s Luna.

The report backs up stats released earlier in the month by j play – an unofficial site that that has compiled the playlists on triple j since 2006 – that revealed ‘High’ had been played more than 200 times on the js throughout 2014.

AirCheck monitors music and commercials on more than 50 radio stations across Australia and found that 58 of triple j’s 100 most-played songs were performed by Australian artists. Chet Faker’s leading Hottest 100 contender Talk is Cheap was only played 141 times and ranked 56th, alongside Lorde’s Yellow Flicker Beat, while Mark Ronson’s strongly backed Hottest 100 chance Uptown Funk failed to crack the top 100 most-spun tracks.

Triple J most-played songs

1. ‘High’ – Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar (225 spins)

=2. ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ – Future Islands (185 spins)

=2. ‘Create / Destroy’ – Art vs. Science (185 spins)

4. ‘Goodbye Future’ – The Presets (181 spins)

5. ‘Streamers’ – Wave Racer (176 spins)

6. ‘Fall In Love’ – Phantogram (173 spins)

=7. ‘Luna’ – Bombay Bicycle Club (168 spins)

=7. ‘How Much Does Your Love Cost?’ Thelma Plum (168 spins)

=7. ‘I Got U’ – Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones (168 spins)

10. ‘Cannibal’ – Silversun Pickups (167 spin)

Data compiled by Airlink from January 27, 2014 to January 18, 2015.