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Vance Joy’s Riptide Tops Triple J’s Hottest 100

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Vance Joy’s hit single Riptide was declared the winner of Triple J’s Hottest 100, topping the likes of Lorde and Daft Punk along the way.

The Melbourne born singer-songwriter also had ‘Play With Fire’ making it at number 95 with both songs comming from Vance Joy’s God Loves You When You’re Dancing EP.

Triple J’s Music Director, Richard Kingsmill said that the song topped the list for a number of reasons. “Riptide is a first for the Hottest 100 in a couple of respects. We’ve never had a winning song from an artist who is so new that they’ve not even had an album to their name yet. It’s also the first #1 to have been written on a ukulele.”

Riptide’ beat out Lorde’s global smash ‘Royals’ and Daft Punk and Pharrell’s dance sensation ‘Get Lucky’, which finished second and third respectively.

Lorde, Daft Punk and Pharrell have had massive years in the music, with all three being nominated for Grammy Awards.

Other top 10 songs include Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ from The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’, London Grammer with ‘Strong’ and The Preatures with ‘Is This How You Feel?’.

Artic Monkeys managed to get two songs in the top 10, with ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ and ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ while Flume snuck in their with ‘Drop The Game’.

Over 1,492,619 votes were casted by 173,658 music fans in 169 countries around the world for this year’s Hottest 100.

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