Triple J Hottest 100
An annual phone-in poll (more recently also open to Internet voting) of the listeners of the Australian youth radio station Triple J
, to determine their favourite song of the year. Voting begins with the new year for the previous year's song, The 100 most popular songs are then counted down on Australia Day
, January 26
The poll regularly attracts about 200,000 voters.
A compilation CD featuring about 35 of the songs in the countdown is released a few months after the count - it is massively popular and a huge moneyspinner for the station - to give some idea of their popularity the first CD is still available nine years after its release in 1993.