Chet Faker's Talk Is Cheap named Triple J's hottest song

Chet Faker
Chet Faker Contributed

MELBOURNE'S Chet Faker has taken out this year's Triple J Hottest 100 with his song Talk Is Cheap.

The Melbourne electronic producer and songwriter, real name Nick Murphy, topped the youth broadcaster's annual listener poll with his chart-topping song Talk Is Cheap.

The Hottest 100 received more than two million votes, the most in the poll's 26-year history.

Murphy won five ARIA Awards last year for Built on Glass, the debut album off which Talk Is Cheap was released.

Peking Duk's High, which was widely tipped to take out this year's top spot, came in at No 2 and was one of two Top 10 songs for the Canberra electro duo (Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles).

"It's been crazy; we just started out doing club shows… it's been a blur," the duo told Triple J's Matt Okine and Alex Dyson from their own Australia Day party in Portsea, Victoria.

Voting for this year's poll was overshadowed by the #Tay4Hottest100 campaign, which would have seen Taylor Swift's Shake It Off come in at No 12 if the song hadn't been disqualified.

The broadcaster released an official statement before the countdown began this morning with eight "hilarious but totally true" reasons why votes for the pop star couldn't be counted.

Mark Ronson's funk hit Uptown Funk, which has received a lot of airtime on commercial radio, came in at No 6.

Adelaide's hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods ranked higher than expected with their party track Cosby Sweater.


Triple J Hottest 100 Top 10

1. Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap

2. Peking Duk - High

3. Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater

4. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance

5. Peking Duk feat Safia - Take Me Over

6. Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

7. Chet Faker - Gold

8. Chet Faker - 1998

9. Sia - Chandelier

10. Asgeir - King and Cross

Topics:  editors picks entertainment music triple j hottest 100

EXCLUSIVE: More renewables projects in Gladstone's pipeline

NEW PROJECTS: Renew Estate director says the company is targeting a "20 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in energy bills for a typical home in the region.” (File photo)

"Targeting a 20 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in energy bills.”

113 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Cr Cindi Bush has compiled a list of more than 50 jobs taking applications right now.

Cr Cindi Bush has compiled a list of job opportunities.

Motorcyclist injured in collision with L-Plater

A motorcycle has been involved in an incident on the corner of Agnes and French Street in South Gladstone on 18 February.

A motorbike rider has been taken to Gladstone Hospital.

Local Partners

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

HE’S played the iconic Alf Stewart for 30 years — but now, Home and Away’s Ray Meagher is working on a new project.

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

Rich Binning and Barry Brisco from Puppetry of the Penis.

It takes a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release