It's been over a week since #Tay4Hottest100 emerged and two days since voting in the Triple J's Hottest 100 closed. It looks like it worked.... "Shake It Off" is now favoured to enter the countdown according to one Melbourne computer nerd.
Michael George, 34, armed with a computer science degree, told BuzzFeed News he manually entered 20,000 individual votes into a spreadsheet and ran the countdown in what he called the "Social Hottest 100".
George said he scooped up the votes from people posting their votes on Facebook and Instagram, finding them using the hashtag "#hottest100".
It was a process he had used in previous years in an effort to game the betting markets offering odds on the year-end poll.
On Tuesday morning he posted the results with "Shake It Off" coming in number 75.
He told BuzzFeed News, 1.5 million votes were cast last year and his sample size would mean the countdown will be quite similar on Australia Day.