"High" - Peking Duk feat. Nicole MillarVia Vicious Recordings"Talk Is Cheap" - Chet FakerVia Future Classic
"Talk Is Cheap" - Chet Faker
Chet Faker took out the top possie in 2014. Old mate Chet had a pretty great year with another three tracks on the countdown.
"Chandelier" - SiaVia RCA"Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsVia RCA
"Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Despite disqualifying Taylor Swift, Triple J had no problem with mega pop star Bruno Mars making the countdown (even if he was "feat.").
"Yellow Flicker Beat" - LordeVia Republic"Heart Beats Slow" - Angus & Julia StoneVia EMI Music Australia
"Yellow Flicker Beat" - Lorde
No stranger to the Hottest 100, Lorde's 2014 entry came straight from her curated soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.
"West Coast" - Lana Del ReyVia Interscope"King and Cross" - ÁsgeirVia Inertia
"King and Cross" - Ásgeir
Aussies love their Icelandic musos and Ásgeir cracked the top 10 with his banger "King and Cross".
"Stolen Dance" - Milky ChanceVia Republic"Mess Is Mine" - Vance JoyVia Liberation Music
"Stolen Dance" - Milky Chance
Who knew German easy-listening acoustic music was a thing?
"Cosby Sweater" - Hilltop HoodsVia Universal Music Australia"Tightrope" - Illy feat. Scarlett StevensVia ONETWO
"Cosby Sweater" - Hilltop Hoods
The South Australian hip-hop crew have dominated the Hottest 100 in years gone by and their awkwardly titled song finished a respectable #3.
"Trippin' the Light Fantastic" - Ball Park MusicVia Inertia"Switch Lanes" - Tkay MaidzaVia Dew Process/Kitsune
"Trippin' the Light Fantastic" - Ball Park Music
Tkay scraped in at #100 and Ball Park Music pipped her by one to get that #99.
"Lazaretto" - Jack WhiteVia Third Man"i" - Kendrick LamarVia Interscope
"i" - Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar's track found critical acclaim here and in the US where he took home two Grammy's.
"Grandma's Hands" - Meg MacVia 300 Entertainment"Sweatpants" - Childish GambinoVia Island
"Grandma's Hands" - Meg Mac
It was a big year for Meg Mac, finishing at #46 after taking out the prize for Triple J's "Unearthed Artist".
"Something from Nothing" - Foo FightersVia RCA"RUN" - San CiscoVia Fat Possum Records/Island City Records
"RUN" - San Cisco
These young Western Australians know how to write a catchy hook, with their previous effort "Awkward" coming in at #7 in 2011.
"Pickles from the Jar" - Courtney BarnettVia Milk! Records"First" - Cold War KidsVia Downtown Records
"Pickles from the Jar" - Courtney Barnett
Courtney can count some of the biggest talk show hosts as her fans with appearances on both Ellen and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
"Two Weeks" - FKA twigsVia Young Turks"Don't Lean on Me" - The Amity AfflictionVia Roadrunner
"Two Weeks" - FKA twigs
With lyrics like "Higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of you as my lover" combined with dreamy high notes, "Two Weeks" became one of the tracks of 2014.
"Bridges (Like a Version)" - Meg MacVia ABC"Do I Wanna Know? (Like a Version)" - ChvrchesVia ABC
"Do I Wanna Know? (Like a Version)" - Chvrches
In the battle of the "Like a Version" covers, Glaswegian band Chrvches comes out on top with their Arctic Monkeys' cover.
"Gold" - Chet FakerVia Future Classic"1998" - Chet FakerVia Future Classic
"Gold" - Chet Faker
These tracks came in at #7 and #8 respectively and pretty much confirmed that 2014 was well and truly the year of Chet!