It could be the biggest curveball to this year’s Triple j’s Hottest 100, with even the Queensland police throwing their support behind the catchy cover.
Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown is here and there’s one question everyone has: Whether The Wiggles could take out the top spot.
While their fan base is normally much younger than the radio station’s demographic, there’s a groundswell of support for the group’s cover of Tame Imapala’s ‘Elephant’ to take out the top spot.
It’s even got the support of the Queensland Police, with their Twitter account tweeting out: “Investigations have commenced into how The Wiggles created such a banger.”
The Wiggles debuted their version of the indie favourite on Triple j’s Like A Version segment in March last year, with the YouTube video of the song racking up over 3 million views. The funky rendition even featured a quick detour to one of the group’s most well-known song’s ‘Fruit Salad’.
Even if the Tame Impala cover doesn’t take out the top spot, it’s received a lot of social media commentary from the funny to the outraged.
“drivers license not being in the top 10 just means more room for the wiggles to come out on top,” wrote one ardent supporter, referring to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’ taking out the 13th spot.
“My fellow campers continually refer to today as Australia Day because the Hottest 100 is on so Triple J’s decision to move the date can be considered a raging success,” tweeted journalist, Brad Walter. “However, none of them believe me when I tell them that The Wiggles, will win.”
Others were more annoyed at the possibility.
“If the Wiggles take out the top spot in the Hottest 100, the whole thing is a joke,” tweeted one harsh critic.
According to the eerily accurate Hottest 100 prediction site, Warm Tunas, ‘Elephant’ is most likely to take out this year’s winning track, with ‘the angel of 8th ave.’ by Sydney band Gang of Youths and ‘Stay’ by The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber rounding out the top three spots.