Special Sub-Topic: Triple J Hottest 100, 2008
|Which song reached number one on the countdown?|
Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire". Kings of Leon made number three with "On Call" in 2007 from the album "Because of the Times". One year later, they released the album "Only By The Night", which went to number one in Australia. "Sex on Fire" also spent four weeks at number one in Australia.
|Which of the following artists did not have four songs in the countdown?|
The Grates. Vampire Weekend made it into the countdown with "One, (Blake's Got a New Face)", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", "A-Punk" and "Oxford Comma". Kings of Leon made it into the countdown with "Crawl", "Closer", "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire". Nick Littlemore made two entries with Pnau, ("Baby" and "Embrace") and two entries with Empire of the Sun, ("We Are the People", "Walking on a Dream"). The Grates only managed three entries with "Carve Your Name", "Aw Yeah" and "Burn Bridges".
|Which of the following artists did not have two songs in the top 10?|
The Ting Tings. It was also the first time two artists made two entries into the Top five, with Kings of Leon and MGMT doing so. The Presets received two entries outside the Top five with "This Boy's in Love" and "Talk Like That" making number eight and six respectively.
|Which song made number 100 in the countdown?|
Dukes of Windsor - "It's a War". This was a debut entry for the Dukes of Windsor.
Muph & Plutonic - "Don't Worry Bout Nothin" made number 99.
Lyrics Born - "I Like It, I Love It" made number 98.
Cog - "Are You Interested?" made number 97.
|As it is the Hottest 100, only the top 100 songs are played. Which song just missed out, reaching number 101?|
Jackson Jackson - "All Alone". Jackson Jackson made number 87 in 2007 with "Eliza".
The Temper Trap - "Sweet Disposition" made number 102.
Lily Allen - "Everyone's At It" made number 103.
Children Collide - "Social Currency" made number 104.
|Which band had a song at the same position that they had received in 2007 with a different song?|
Kings of Leon. After making number three with "On Call" in 2007, Kings of Leon made number three again in 2008 with "Use Somebody". Cold War Kids made number 37 in 2007 with "Hospital Beds", and made number 38 in 2008 with "Something Is Not Right With Me". British India made number 46 in 2007 with "Tie Up My Hands" and improved in 2008 by making number 37 with "I Said I'm Sorry". Cog made number 47 in 2007 with "What If" and improved in 2008, making number 31 with "Bird of Feather".
|Approximately how many votes were cast in the 2008 countdown?|
800,000. Triple J's Hottest 100 is one of the largest annual music polls in the world. It grows every year, having received 700,000 votes in 2007 and 600,000 votes in 2005.
|Which country made a record number of entries in 2008?|
New Zealand. New Zealand was represented five times in the countdown with three songs by Flight of the Conchords, ("Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros", "The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room" and "Business Time") and two songs by Ladyhawke, ("Paris is Burning" and "My Delirium"). "Business Time" and "My Delirium" also made the Top 20.
|Which Unearthed J Award nominee made it into the countdown?|
Art vs Science. Art vs Science made number 44 with "Flippers".
The John Steel Singers were the winners of the Unearthed J Award but missed out on the Hottest 100, making number 115 with Rainbow Kraut.
City Riots and Harlequin League failed to make an impact on the Top 200.
|Did any artist receive consecutive entries in the countdown?
(Example: number 56 and number 55)|
y. Although no artist officially made consecutive entries, Ladyhawke managed it due to her appearance in Pnau's song "Embrace" which was at number 12, just behind her song "My Delirium". In addition to this, there were many artists who were close. Kings of Leon made number one and number three. Birds of Tokyo made number 20 and number 22. Josh Pyke made number 27 and number 29. Vampire Weekend made number 30 and number 32.
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