Vance Joy's Riptide the song of the year for Triple J listeners.
Vance Joy's Riptide the song of the year for Triple J listeners. Sharyn O'Neill

Jumping for joy: Vance Joy tops Triple J's Hottest 100 poll

Vance Joy has topped this year's Triple J Hottest 100 list with his song Riptide.

A swell of public support helped the Melbourne singer songwriter, real name James Keogh, beat Kiwi teen sensation Lorde to take out the top spot in the listener-voted poll.

Riptide is the second single off Vance Joy's debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing, released in March last year.

British rockers Arctic Monkeys had three songs in the Top 20, including their No 4 hit Do I Wanna Know?

More than 1.4 million music lovers voted this year in the annual music poll, which was first held in 1989.

The reaction on social media was mostly positive, with some listeners expressing surprise Lorde did not claim the top spot.

2014 Hottest 100 Top 20

1. Vance Joy - Riptide

2. Lorde - Royals

3. Daft Punk - Get Lucky ft Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

4. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

5. Flume and Chet Faker - Drop the Game

6. Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

7. Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful

8. Matt Corby - Resolution

9. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?

10. London Grammar - Strong

11. Haim - The Wire

12. Lorde - Tennis Court

13. James Blake - Retrograde

14. Violent Soho - Covered in Chrome

15. Lorde - Team

16. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

17. Daft Punk - Lose Yourself to Dance ft Pharrell Williams

18. Arctic Monkeys - Arabella

19. The Kite String Tangle - Given the Chance

20. Kanye West - Black Skinhead



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