Charlotte Foster


The best reactions to The Wiggles’ Hottest 100 win

The best reactions to The Wiggles’ Hottest 100 win

Each year, national broadcaster Triple J counts down the Hottest 100 songs of the previous year, as voted by the Australian public.

This year, an unlikely candidate was tipped to take out the top spot: The Wiggles.

At the beginning of 2021, the children’s musical act covered a song by indie artist Tame Impala in Triple J’s Like A Version studio, which saw the original Wiggles unite with the newer group members.

The cover of the song, titled Elephant, racked up millions of views on Youtube, delighting fans of all ages as they combined the song with their famous Fruit Salad hit.

As the cover won the coveted number one spot, social media went into meltdown at the iconic win.

While some music sceptics were annoyed at the win, most were thrilled with the recognition.

Thousands flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the win, with many calling it a remarkable win for the Australian music scene: particularly for the generation who grew up with The Wiggles and turned into avid Triple J listeners.

The Queensland Police Twitter account even got involved, with others pointing out how The Wiggles’ win is also a win for Australian band The Cockroaches, whose guitarist Murray Cook is also known as the Red Wiggle.

You can check out The Wiggles’ winning cover of Elephant below.

Image credits: Instagram @thewiggles