Triple J's annual Hottest 100 countdown is just about upon us and we couldn't be more excited to see where the 2020 list lands. Here's everything you need to know...

I need to set my alarm, what time's it happening?

Make sure you've got the coffee brewed, the beers on ice and the radio on by these times: 

NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas: 12pm
SA: 11.30am
Qld: 11am
NT: 10.30am
WA: 9am

OK, I'm good to go but I can't remember where to tune in...

Sydney: 105.7FM
Canberra: 101.5FM
Melbourne: 107.5FM
Hobart: 92.9FM
107.7 FM
Adelaide: 95.9FM

If you live outside of a capital city, head to the Frequency Finder here, or download the ABC Radio app for iOS here and Android here.

I'm going to a Hottest 100 party and want to impress, what should I know?

Check out these stories and you'll be sorted.

What else should I know? 

Well, triple j have just shared these fun facts about the countdown.

  • 66 songs are from local heroes, which ties with 2016 as the most Australian entries in a countdown
  • The hottest month with the most amount of entries was January, before COVID really hit hard
  • There are 26 artists making their Hottest 100 debut this year
  • Language warning! Expect 61 F-bombs across 19 songs during the countdown
  • Two artists are set to make their 7th consecutive Hottest 100 countdown, with six others celebrating their 4th consecutive run
  • Three artists land back-to-back songs in this year’s Hottest 100

Enjoy your Hottest 100 day! Head back here after the countdown to see the full list and tune in for the Hottest 200 from 10am local time on Sunday 24 January.