"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!
How Well Do You Remember The Hottest 100 From 2014?
Rihanna, Katy Perry, The Biebs and more. These are your people making your bangers and you don't give a shit who knows it.
While you love a bit of the "J's" sometimes the high rotation of Aussie hip-hop gets a bit much for you so you switch to something with a bit of Swift.
You wouldn't be caught dead listening to commercial radio and you feel like the Triple J announcers are your own family. Bring on Australia day 2016.