SUNSHINE Coast music fans have weighed in on their pick for number one in the Triple J Hottest 100 and everyone seems to have one song at the top of their list.

Milky Chance's Stolen Dance is the top pick for number one from Sunshine Coast residents and music experts alike, a choice which aligns with Sports Bet's prediction that it will be the front runner.

JB Hi-Fi Kawana's music manager Mark Grounds, who also runs a record fair on the Sunshine Coast, said Milky Chance was his choice for number one this year as it was a catchy song that got stuck in your head.

While it didn't align with his personal top five, Mr Grounds was happy overall with the music 2014 offered.

"I'm pretty happy with a lot of the releases. There's stuff like War on Drugs with their timeless 80s middle-of-the-road sound that just nails it. Two-piece Royal Blood also released a great rock album and Chet Faker's doing really well," he said.

"There's a lot more retro rock going on too. You've got the indie hipster slacker sounds which appeals to a lot of young folk. Everything seems to be going backwards."

Mr Grounds said vinyl records would still be big on the Coast this year with Arctic Monkey's AM topping the list for the highest selling vinyl record in 2014.

INXS' Kick was not far behind and the Smith Street Band's Throw Me in the River came in third.

HOT HITS: JB Hi-Fi’s Slater Hudson (left) and Mark Grounds with some of the Hottest 100 labels.
HOT HITS: JB Hi-Fi’s Slater Hudson (left) and Mark Grounds with some of the Hottest 100 labels. Greg Miller

The classics were also still going strong with Rodriguez' Cold Fact ranking as sixth highest selling vinyl on the Coast for last year.

While the vinyl revival will continue, Mr Grounds said CDs were still a strong seller on the Coast.

"People are still buying CDs, the prices are pretty competitive now," he said.

Ed Sheeran's X was not only the Daily readers' pick for album of the year but it was also the highest selling CD on the Coast for the year.

Despite more than 1.4 million music fans casting their vote, the hottest 100 was likely to be a four-horse race when revealed on Australia Day. Along with Milky Chance at number one, Sports Bet predicted Sia's Chandelier, Sheppard's Geronimo and Chet Faker's Talk is Cheap would all make the top four.

Melbourne University's Associate Professor and Australian Music Centre artist Mark Pollard said his bet was on Peking Duk's High.

He correctly predicted last year's winner, Vance Joy's Riptide.

What's your pick for the Triple J Hottest 100 winner 2014?

Top 10 songs of 2014 as chosen by the Daily readers

  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Sheppard - Geronimo
  • Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater
  • Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
  • Sia - Chandelier
  • Frozen - Let It Go
  • George Ezra - Budapest
  • Chet Faker - Talk is Cheap
  • Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  • Peking Duk - High

The expert's pick for Hottest 100 top five

JB Hi-Fi music manager Mark Grounds

  • Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
  • Chet Faker - Talk is Cheap
  • Sia - Chandelier
  • Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater


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