One of the hot favourites on this weekend's Hottest 100 could make history if it is successful in taking out the #1 spot.
Denzel Curry's Like A Version cover of Rage Against The Machine's Bulls On Parade is heavily tipped to come out on top on Saturday's countdown, which has broken the record for the number of votes, and if so, it would mark the first time in Hottest 100 history that a cover track and a Like A Version performance hits #1.
Only a handful of covers have reached the Hottest 100 top ten in its 30 year history... and yes, there really was a year where Tom Jones got in.
Check them out below.
- 1994: Tom Jones - If I Only Knew (Rise Robots Rise) placed at #9
- 1995: Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet (Betty Hutton) placed at #5
- 1999: Pearl Jam - Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran) placed at #9
- 2001: Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson) placed at #6
- 2004: Spiderbait - Black Betty (Ram Jam) placed at #5
- 2010: Boy & Bear - Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House) placed at #5
- 2016: DMA'S - Believe (Cher) placed at #6
On that note, the fan-favourite DMA'S cover is the highest-ever charting Like A Version song in history, though there have been plenty over the years.
- Regina Spektor - Real Love (John Lennon) placed at #29
- Owl Eyes - Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People) placed at #28
- Thundamentals - Brother (Matt Corby) placed at #49
- Matt Corby - Lonely Boy (The Black Keys) placed at #69
- San Cisco - Get Lucky (Daft Punk) placed at #39
- Illy - Ausmusic Month Medley placed at #66
- Chet Faker - (Lover) You Don't Treat Me No Good (Sonia Dada) placed at #21
- Chvrches - Do I Wanna Know? (Arctic Monkeys) placed at #54
- Meg Mac - Bridges (Broods) placed at #91
- Tuka - Big Jet Plane (Angus & Julia Stone) placed at #81
- Sticky Fingers - Delete (DMA'S) placed at #84
- DMA'S - Believe (Cher) placed at #6
- AB Original and Paul Kelly - Dumb Things (Paul Kelly) placed at #45
- Halsey - Love Yourself (Justin Bieber) placed at #52
- Paces featuring Guy Sebastian - Keeping Score (LDRU) placed at #56
- Gang Of Youths - Blood (The Middle East) placed at #41
- Tash Sultana - Electric Feel (MGMT) placed at #78
- Paul Dempsey - Edge Of Town (Middle Kids) placed at #88
- Ocean Alley - Baby Come Back (Player) placed at #16
- Nothing But Thieves - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? (Gang Of Youths) placed at #72
Curry has a very real chance at making Hottest 100 history this Saturday... only time will tell if can get the win.
The Hottest 100 kicks off from midday on triple j this Saturday (25 January).