The Wiggles – who won triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2021 a year ago with their Like a Version cover of Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’ – have cast their votes for the 2022 edition.
Among their choice is Budjerah’s ‘Ready For The Sky’, which the children’s entertainers described as “such a cruise track”. “He has such a beautiful voice – the gospel influence here is so strong,” they said. “We’re blasting it in the big red car all summer!”
Other votes went to the likes of Lime Cordiale’s ‘Facts Of Life’, Spacey Jane’s ‘Sitting Up’, The Lazy Eyes’ ‘Hippo’, KYE’s ‘Bossin’ and Teenage Dads’ ‘Teddy’. Stella Donnelly’s ‘How Was Your Day?’ made their shortlist alongside Little Quirk’s ‘The Rain’ and Ruel’s ‘Someone Else’s Problem’. The group’s only non-Australian selection was Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’ single ‘Late Night Talking’.
The countdown to the Hottest 100 of 2022 starts midday AEDT on Saturday (January 28) via triple j on radio, online or via the triple j app. Hottest 100 prediction site 100 Warm Tunas’ picks for this year’s countdown include the likes of Gang of Youths, Ball Park Music, Flume and Spacey Jane at the top.
Since taking the top spot on the Hottest 100, The Wiggles have been joined by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker himself to perform ‘Elephant’ and ‘Hot Potato’. Prior to that, reflecting on the band’s win shortly after it happened, Parker said: “If someone had told me when we released ‘Elephant’ that in ten years The Wiggles would be covering it and it would be Top 10 Hottest 100 , I would have told you you were out of your mind.”
Continuing their cultural resurgence, The Wiggles performed with The Kid LAROI at his show at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in June. At the most recent edition of Falls Festival, where the group performed, they reunited with DMA’s Matt Mason (who attended one of their first concerts as a child) and shared a long-awaited photo shoot with Lil Nas X.