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Tame Impala takes out triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade

Tame Impala’s 2015 smash hit The Less I Know The Better took out the number 1 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade on Saturday night.

This is the first time Tame Impala have scored a number 1 spot in any Hottest 100. The track was followed by Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra), with Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know? coming in at number 3.

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The votes are in, and Australia’s psych-pop sweetheart Tame Impala has taken out Hottest 100 of the Decade with The Less I Know The Better.

“It’s something I always dreamt about, ever since I started listening to [the Hottest 100] you know,” frontman and Fremantle-local Kevin Parker told triple j after the win.

The Currents A-side track, now considered Australia’s greatest song of the 2010s, has over 90 million views on Youtube and over 450 million streams on Spotify. The band landed another three songs in the decade countdown, with Let It Happen coming in at #26, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards at #65, and Elephant at #66.

Parker told Triple J that he recorded the track in his Fremantle share house, having to perform the drum part in the backyard because of the poor acoustics in his room. He also revealed that he originally gave the song away to Mark Ronson, who had it for two years before asking for it back.

“I still I like [the song] a lot. I mean, I think it’s aged well for a song that… it’s probably my most pop song. I know a lot of artist [get sick] of their most popular song, but honestly I love playing it live.

“I can’t describe how much of a big thing that is to me,” he continued. “More than anything else that other people talk about being a huge deal. You know, like headlining festivals or Grammys or whatever. Like the Hottest 100 is the closest thing to my heart of all that kind of stuff. So that’s unbelievable.”