Doja Cat Takes Out Triple J's Hottest 100 Of 2023

27 January 2024 | 8:16 pm | Ellie Robinson

Meanwhile, G Flip made Hottest 100 history with 'Worst Person Alive', and Troye Sivan didn't even crack the Top Five.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat (Supplied)

More Doja Cat More Doja Cat

Doja Cat has been crowned the winner of triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2023, taking out the #1 spot with her smash-hit Scarlet single Paint The Town Red.

She narrowly beat out G Flip, who came in at #2 with The Worst Person Alive, and broke two Hottest 100 records in the process – not only are they now the highest-charting non-binary artist in the countdown’s history, but they’re the most-voted with seven entries in this year’s list (Be Your Man came in at #22, followed by Good Enough at #24, Rough at #26, Australia at #50, Real Life at #66 and 7 Days at #80).

Rounding out the Top Five were two back-to-back inclusions from Dom DollaSaving Up slid into the countdown at #3, with his MK collab Rhyme Dust placing one spot below it – and the triple-treat collab of Cassö, RAYE and D-Block Europe came in at #5 with their hit Prada.

Elsewhere in the countdown, there a few other names that popped up a few more times: Fred again.. had four songs in the list (Adore U with Obongjayar at #6, Rumble with Skrillex and Flowdan at #12, Baby again.. with Skrillex and Four Tet at #35, and Ten with Jozzy at #51), as did Olivia Rodrigo (vampire at #11, bad idea right? at #32, get him back! at #34 and all-american bitch at #56) and SZA (Kill Bill at #13, Snooze at #70 and Nobody Gets Me at #75, as well as Drake’s Rich Baby Daddy at #25).

Doja Cat also came in again at #49 with Agora Hills, and Dom Dolla took #18 out as well with the Nelly Furtado-assisted Eat Your Man.

Meanwhile, this year saw Warm Tunas – “the internet’s most accurate” predictors of the Hottest 100 – way off with their hat-tips. Troye Sivan’s Rush was predicted to be #1 in the countdown, but it ended up rolling in at #8. They also predicted BoygeniusNot Strong Enough to come in at #2 (it wound up taking out #30) and had Rumble tipped for #3.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter

As it was confirmed on Thursday (January 25), this year’s Hottest 100 voters were staunch in rallying around their local faves, with 52 songs in the countdown being released by Australian artists. Five of those songs were heard for the first time on triple j Unearthed, too.

triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2023

100. Maisie PetersLost The Breakup
99. Slowly SlowlyI Miss You
98. boygeniusCool About It
97. Genesis OwusuStay Blessed
96. ChillinitBoys Light Up
95. Nothing But ThievesWelcome to the DCC
94. MAY-ASweat You Out My System
93. The TerrysNo Bad Days
92. Pacific AvenueStrawberry Daydream
91. Lana Del ReyDid you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd
90. PolarisNightmare
89. The Last Dinner PartyNothing Matters
88. Teenage DadsMidnight Driving
87. Skrillex & Boys NoizeFine Day Anthem
86. LabrinthNever Felt So Alone
85. beabadoobeeGlue Song
84. The Jungle GiantsTrippin Up
83. Sleep TokenThe Summoning
82. Tate McRaeexes
81. Peach PRCLike A Girl Does
80. G Flip7 Days
79. Teenage DadsVideo Killed The Radio Star
76. Royel OtisSofa Kingby
75. SZANobody Gets Me
74. Teenage DadsSpeedracer
73. TylaWater
72. DICEStockholm
71. The RionsTake What You Want
70. SZASnooze
69. Genesis OwusuLeaving The Light
68. Peach PRCF U Goodbye
67. Angie McMahonLetting Go
66. Nicki Minaj & Ice SpiceBarbie World (with Aqua)
65. G FlipReal Life
64. Peking DukFall At Your Feet (ft. Julia Stone)
63. Peach PRCPerfect For You
62. Tyler, The CreatorDOGTOOTH
60. Lana Del ReyA&W
59. Pacific AvenueSpin Me Like Your Records
58. Bring Me The HorizonLosT
57. Bring Me The HorizonDArkSide
56. Olivia Rodrigoall-american bitch
55. Thelma PlumWe Don’t Talk About It
54. blink-182MORE THAN YOU KNOW
53. King StingrayLookin’ Out
52. Teen Jesus And The Jean TeasersI Used To Be Fun
51. Fred again.. & Jozzyten
50. G Flip Australia
49. Doja CatAgora Hills
48. Kylie MinoguePadam Padam
47. Old MervsSweetheart
46. Kenya GraceStrangers
45. Hockey DadStill Have Room
44. MitskiMy Love Mine All Mine
43. The Weeknd, Playboy Carti & MadonnaPopular
42. Lime CordialePedestal
41. Dua Lipa Houdini
40. The RionsScary Movies
39. BENEEGreen Honda
38. The RionsMinivan
37. Hilltop HoodsLaced Up
36. PinkPantheress & Ice SpiceBoy’s a liar Pt. 2
35. Fred again.., Skrillex & Four TetBaby again..
34. Olivia Rodrigoget him back!
33. Troye SivanGot Me Started
32. Olivia Rodrigobad idea right?
31. Troye SivanOne Of Your Girls
30. boygeniusNot Strong Enough
29. Lana Del ReySay Yes To Heaven
28. Dua LipaDance The Night
27. Lime CordialeImposter Syndrome
26. G Flip Rough
25. Drake Rich Baby Daddy (ft. Sexyy Red & SZA)
24. G FlipGood Enough
23. FISHER & AatigTake It Off
22. G Flip Be Your Man
21. Tate McRaegreedy
20. Spacey Jane Sorry Instead
19. BudjerahTherapy
18. Dom Dolla & Nelly FurtadoEat Your Man
17. JungleBack On 74
16. Dave & Central CeeSprinter
15. Peggy Gou(It Goes Like) Nanana
14. FISHER & Kita AlexanderAtmosphere
13. SZA – Kill Bill
12. Skrillex, Fred again.. & FlowdanRumble
11. Olivia Rodrigovampire
10. Post MaloneChemical
9. Jack HarlowLovin On Me
8. Troye SivanRush
7. Billie EilishWhat Was I Made For?
6. Fred again.. & Obongjayaradore u
5. cassö, RAYE & D-Block EuropePrada
4. MK & Dom DollaRhyme Dust
3. Dom Dolla Saving Up
2. G FlipThe Worst Person Alive
1. Doja CatPaint The Town Red