Meet the top 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

Posted On Jan 23, 2018

As usual, it’s been a pretty big week for music on triple j, with some of the finest local and international acts getting some pretty solid airplay. But just what were listeners loving the most this week? What were the tunes that dominated the airwaves, and who were the artists that now have heaps of new fans after plenty of exposure on triple j?

Well, we’ve decided to take a look at the charts for the last week and give you a quick run-through as to which artists saw the most airplay. Just looking at this list of artists though, it’s amazing to think that music fans in this country have access to such a wide-reaching and diverse range of music available to them. Needless to say, we’re incredibly lucky!

20. Maddy Jane

Ever since Maddy Jane first burst onto the scene a couple of years ago, fans have been going wild for her unique brand of storytelling and songwriting. Now, with her profile starting to rise even more with tunes like ‘Thank You And Sorry’, Maddy Jane has made it into this week’s most-played list, and rightly so!

19. The Vaccines

Returning for the first time in three years, The Vaccines have burst back onto the scene with the typically brilliant ‘I Can’t Quit’, which has racked up enough airplay to become this week’s tenth most-popular song.

18. Franz Ferdinand

Five years since their last studio effort (and three years after a collab album with Sparks), Franz Ferdinand are getting ready to release their fifth album, Always Ascending. Preceded by the highly-popular title track, get ready for plenty more of these guys real soon.

17. Elk Road

Following a solid couple years of hits, including last year’s Hottest 100-placing ‘Hanging By A Thread’, Elk Road has undoubtedly scored his biggest hit with the success of ‘Solid Gold’. Featuring the likes of Julia Stone, this song is guaranteed to be an enduring banger for quite some time now.

16. LPX

Having drifted away from MS MR for a while, Elizabeth Plapinger has been making music as LPX, and people are loving it. With ‘Slide’ currently the fifth most-played track on the station this week, we’re real excited to hear as much as possible from this new project.

15. Tame Impala

It’s been over two years since Tame Impala last released a record, but thanks in part to the recent Collector’s Edition reissue of Currents, they’re back on top of the popularity pile. Let’s face it though, they were never too far away.

14. The Wombats

Honorary Aussies The Wombats are gearing up to release their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, next month. Having already released the album’s first single, ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’, the group’s next single ‘Turn’ has already begun doing the rounds, gaining them plenty more fans in the process.

13. Vance Joy

We’re one month away from Vance Joy’s long-awaited second album, Nation Of Two, and with songs such as ‘Lay It On Me’ and ‘We’re Going Home’ warranting constant airplay on the station, we reckon that Vance Joy has hit upon gold once more.

12. Jarami

Having won over plenty of fans thanks to their production work on Frank Ocean’s ‘Chanel’, Swedish duo Jarami have capitalised on this success thanks to songs such as ‘Hear This’. Currently the sixth most-played track on the station, we can’t wait to hear more of this exemplary duo.

11. Wolf Alice

A few months back, you couldn’t look at this list without seeing Wolf Alice near the top. But after a while away, the group released their second record, Visions Of A Life. Featuring the triple j favourites ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ and ‘Beautifully Unconventional’, Wolf Alice are undoubtedly one of the most popular acts on triple j lately.


After a stunning 2017, BROCKHAMPTON have revealed that they’ve got plans for more music in the future, much to everyone’s delight. With plenty of US tour dates on the horizon, we’re hoping these guys won’t forget their Aussie pals when it comes time to announce international tour dates.

9. Kendrick Lamar

Kung Fu Kenny just keeps on delivering the goods. Sure, it’s been eight months since DAMN. was released, but that hasn’t stopped Australia’s love affair with one of the finest hip-hop artists going around.

8. Lily Allen

Lily Allen is currently hard at work at her fourth record, the tentatively-titled The Fourth Wall. With her new single, ‘Trigger Bang’, currently the most-played track for the week, it seems as though fans can’t wait for this one to drop.

7. Superorganism

Sounding less like an indie pop band and sounding more like a Transformers villain, Superorganism are an inter-continental group of musos living in London who just keep cranking out the tunes. With ‘Everybody Wants To Be Famous’ currently the fourth most-played track on triple j, we’re certain this sprawling collective will be even bigger in no time.

6. Migos

Migos are gearing up to release their third studio album, Culture II, on Friday, and understandably, fans are going wild for all the great tunes this new record holds. With ‘Stir Fry’ currently the third most-played track on triple j this week, you can be certain you’ll be hearing plenty more of Migos in the coming months.

5. Ball Park Music

Following a year in which Ball Park Music dominated with their endearing indie banger ‘Exactly How You Are’, the band closed out 2017 with the release of ‘The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’. While we’re loving these new tunes, we’re just really keen on that new album, guys!

4. Tiny Little Houses

Having made us fall in love with them a few of years back with their endearing indie-rock, Tiny Little Houses dropped their debut album, Idiot Proverbs, only a matter of days ago. With tracks like ‘Entitled Generation’ becoming huge fan-favourites in recent months, get ready to hear even more of these guys as time goes on.

3. Gordi

Gordi’s debut record was released in 2017, and inexplicably, early vinyl copies contained half of Queens Of The Stone Age’s new record. This little hiccup didn’t hinder this Aussie star’s success in any way, with her record selling like hotcakes, and triple j giving tracks like ‘On My Side’ plenty of love.

2. Gang of Youths

Following an immensely huge 2017, Gang Of Youths are still continuing to dominate, with plenty of airplay from the brilliant tunes from their second LP. It says a lot about the band’s consistent quality that they’ve managed to be the second most-played act of the week without any of their songs cracking the top 20 songs of the week. They’re versatile musos!

1. Børns

Following the release of his debut album back in 2012, Garret Borns has been winning fans all over the world. Now, with the release of his third album (and second under the Børns moniker), Blue Madonna, Aussie fans have been all over this US muso. With his album currently the feature album for the week, get ready to hear plenty more from Børns in the future.


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