Triple J Has Asked People To Stop Voting Baby Yoda In The Hottest 100
As we get closer to the end of the year, many people around Australia start gearing up for the Triple J Hottest 100 music poll.
The annual poll is voted on by hundreds of thousands of Aussies across our sun-blessed country every year. It's one of the best things to have on while you're playing some backyard cricket, jumping in and out of the pool or just relaxing and having a beer.
People are asked what they thought were the best 10 songs of the year and then radio station Triple J collates them to produce the chart we all know and love.
But the radio station has very politely asked everyone to stop chucking one 'song' into the voting portal: Baby Yoda.
Please stop voting for Baby Yoda. He's not a song.
- triple j (@triplej) 17 December 2019
It's strange that Triple J even has to do this but it's clear the people want one thing and one thing only.
Baby Yoda is everywhere at the moment thanks to the Disney+ series Star Wars: The Mandalorian, where the little bundle of joy has been turned into virtually every meme possible.
It's similar to when the Hottest 100 was thrown into a bit of a debacle in 2015 over a particular song.
Taylor Swift stans were adamant that, despite 'Shake It Off' never being played in any way, shape or form on the radio station that year, they wanted it to feature in the countdown.
Supporters flooded the Triple J voting portal with votes for the track and the radio station revealed that the song was eligible to be included.
However, in the day of the countdown, Triple J announced 'Shake It Off' wouldn't feature.
In a statement, the station said that 'it became pretty clear, pretty quick that a lot of people just wanted to prod some 'hipsters' for the 'lulz'. How dare they.
It all blew up when KFC made a post on Facebook that included the #Tay4Hottest100 tag, which, under Triple J's rules, could have rendered it ineligible. The station said: "Whilst their advertisers enjoyed the sweet page views, it's not legit for other media to try and troll the poll."
Incredibly, the song would have reached number 12 if it was allowed to continue.
But Triple J made a very good point that the annual Hottest 100 has been a springboard for up and coming artists and if they were to miss out on being heard by the masses because of a pop star that has no trouble with getting streams then that would be a 'travesty'.
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