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1 in 17 songs in triple j’s Hottest 100 are metal/hard rock

Metal and hard rock music, which had its triple j Hottest 100 heyday in the 1990s, now makes up about six per cent of the poll in 2019.

Changing listener tastes mean the top spot is more likely to feature an indie, hip-hop, pop or electronic artist.

The poll has not been won by a metal or hard rock act since 2007 when Muse took it out with Knights of Cydonia.

While some might brush off the list as a microcosm of music, the fact is, the Hottest 100 calls itself the world’s biggest annual online music poll for a reason – a record 2.7 million votes were received last countdown.

triple j’s list, which this year features 1460 songs, is based on what they have played throughout the year.

Voters can, however, vote for songs not on the list, as long as the tracks meet certain criteria.

Let’s break down some numbers and interesting facts for the upcoming poll before running through the A-Z of all the heavy artists.

Out of the 1460 songs, there are 85 metal and hard rock songs, or about 6pc.

Of these 85 heavy songs, 52 are by Australian artists, or 61pc.

The list features 2019 Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album ARIA award-winner, Northlane.

Rapper Denzel Curry’s cover of Rage Against The Machine’s Bulls On Parade is the most popular heavy Like A Version on YouTube and 10th most popular overall, with seven million views. Considering it was recorded in February and the most viewed Like A Version was recorded in 2015 by Childish Gambino (28 million), it’s an impressive feat.

The full list of metal and hard rock artists:

A DAY TO REMEMBER – Degenerates

ALEXISONFIRE – Familiar Drugs

ALEXISONFIRE – Complicit

AMERICAN FOOTBALL – Uncomfortably Numb {Ft. Hayley Williams}

THE AMITY AFFLICTION – All My Friends Are Dead

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – Monsoon Rock

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – Got You

BABYMETAL – Elevator Girl

BABYMETAL – PA PA YA!!

BABYMETAL – Shanti Shanti Shanti

THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT – Deceiver

THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT – Reaper

THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT – Stay

BRING ME THE HORIZON – heavy metal {ft. Rahzel}

BRING ME THE HORIZON – in the dark

BRING ME THE HORIZON – medicine

BRING ME THE HORIZON – mother tongue

BRING ME THE HORIZON – nihilist blues {Ft. Grimes}

BRING ME THE HORIZON – sugar honey ice & tea

BRING ME THE HORIZON – why you gotta kick me when i’m down?

BRING ME THE HORIZON – Ludens

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT – Unbroken

THE CHATS – Pub Feed

THE CHATS – Identity Theft

COG – Drawn Together

DENZEL CURRY – Bulls On Parade {triple j Like A Version 2019}

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – Anxiety

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – Crowbar

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – Kitty Sucker

I PREVAIL – Bow Down

I PREVAIL – Breaking Down

I PREVAIL – Paranoid

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Unleashed

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Boogieman Sam

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Cyboogie

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Fishing For Fishies

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – The Bird Song

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Planet B

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Self-Immolate

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Hell

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Mars For The Rich

KORN – Can You Hear Me

KORN – You’ll Never Find Me

NORTHLANE – Bloodline

NORTHLANE – 4D

NORTHLANE – Eclipse

NORTHLANE – Talking Heads

NORTHLANE – Get Free {triple j Like A Version 2019}

OCEAN GROVE – Ask For The Anthem

OCEAN GROVE – JUNKIE$

POLARIS – Masochist

POPPY – Scary Mask (feat. Fever 333)

POPPY – I Disagree

RAMMSTEIN – DEUTSCHLAND

REDHOOK – Paralysed

REDHOOK – Only Bones

REDHOOK – Fake

SKEGSS – Here Comes Your Man {triple j Like A Version 2019}

SKEGSS – Save It For The Weekend

SLIPKNOT – Unsainted

THE SMITH STREET BAND – Chips And Gravy

THE SMITH STREET BAND – I Am Nothing

THORNHILL – Coven

THORNHILL – Nurture

THORNHILL – In My Skin

THORNHILL – Lily & The Moon

THORNHILL – Views From The Sun

THORNHILL – Where We Go When We Die

THY ART IS MURDER – Death Squad Anthem

THY ART IS MURDER – Make America Hate Again

TINY MOVING PARTS – Bloody Nose

TOOL – Fear Inoculum

TOOL – Invincible

TOOL – Pneuma

VIOLENT SOHO – A-OK

VIOLENT SOHO – Vacation Forever

VOYAGER – Colours

WAAX – FU

WAAX – I Am

WAAX – Big Grief

WAAX – Changing Face

WAAX – Fade

WAAX – History

WAAX – No Apology

WINDWAKER – My Empire

Voting is open until 3pm AEDT January 20.

Here are the key dates

  • Monday 16 Dec 2019: Voting opens, 8am AEDT
  • Mon 20 Jan, 2020: Voting closes, 3pm AEDT
  • Sat 25 Jan, 2020: Hottest 100, from 12pm AEDT
  • Sun 26 Jan 2020: All-Australian music for Australia Day
  • Mon 27 Jan 2020: Hottest 200-101 on triple j and Hottest 100 of 1999 on Double J, from 10am AEST

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