For the first time in Hottest 100 history, triple j has broadcast the songs that placed 200 to 101 before the 100 instead of afterwards.

For those fresh to the Hottest 100 weekend, the Hottest 200 - which would be more accurate but less catchily dubbed the Second-Hottest 100 - is usually played the day after the main event.

However, this year the national youth broadcaster switched things up on us (and we're not really sure why).

There was a mixed response from regular listeners to the change, but if triple j listens to its consumers' opinions, we could likely see a change back to the original format next year.

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The Hottest 200 kicked off at 10 am AEST withGood Girlsby Scottish trio CHVRCHES and rounded out with MAY-A'sTime I Love To Waste, which just missed out on Hottest 100 glory.

More than half of the songs in the Hottest 200 were performed by Australian artists.

The artist with the most appearances was Drake with four, followed by Flight Facilities and Beddy Rays, who both had three tracks listed.

Eight triple j unearthed uploads made the pre-countdown countdown: Pacific Avenue’sEasy Love(#108), Beddy Rays’Week on Repeat(#110) andWait a While(#143), Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers’AHHHH!(#117), The Vanns’Feels Good Now(#129) andRed Light(#167), Sumner’sStranded(#185), and Hope D’sAddict(#195).

Five Like A Version performances also made the cut: Triple One's version of Cyndi Lauper'sTime After Time(#104), Ruel's version of Lenny Kravitz’s It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over(#170), JK-47’s version of 2Pac'sChanges (#188), Boy & Bear’s version of Simple Minds'Don’t You Forget About Meft. Annie Hamilton (#189), and Beddy Rays’ version of Thelma Plum'sBetter In Blak(#190).  

Scroll down for the Hottest 200 in full.

The main event, the Hottest 100, will hit radio waves and Bluetooth speakers from 12pm AEST on Saturday, January 22.

It is simulcast so you won't be able to listen back to something by switching time zones on the app.

To round out the weekend, triple j's sister station Double J will press play on the Hottest 100 of 2001 from 10 am local time tomorrow, January 23.

'Hottest 200': The songs that placed from #200 to #101

#200 CHVRCHES -Good Girls

#199 Gang of Youths -unison

#198 Fergus James -Backseat 

#197 Sycco -My Ways

#196 Running Touch -Juno

#195 Hope D -Addict

#194 Aminé -Charmander

#193 Choomba -Say It[Ft. LP Giobbi & Blush’ko]

#192 Chet Faker -Get High

#191 Northlane -Clockwork

#190 Beddy Rays -Better in Blak[triple j Like A Version]

#189 Boy & Bear -Don't You Forget About Me[triple j Like A Version 2021]

#188 JK-47 -Changes[triple j Like A Version 2021]

#187 Royal Blood -Typhoons

#186 Jorja Smith -Addicted

#185 Sumner -Stranded

#184 G Flip -Waiting Game[Ft renforshort]

#183 Peach PRC -Symptomatic

#182 Hayden James, Gorgon City & Nat Dunn -Foolproof

#181 Parcels -Somethinggreater

#180 AURORA -Cure For Me

#179 The Avalanches -The Divine Chord[Ft. MGMT/Johnny Marr]

#178 WAAX -Most Hated Girl

#177 Barkaa -King Brown

#176 RÜFÜS DU SOL -I Don’t Wanna Leave

#175 Nothing But Thieves -Futureproof

#174 Olivia Rodrigo -happier

#173 Remi Wolf -Quiet On Set

#172 Flight Facilities -Lights Up[Ft. Channel Tres]

#171 The Rubens -Muddy Evil Plan

#170 Ruel -It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over[triple j Like A Version 2021]

#169 Holly Humberstone -Scarlett

#168 Fred Again.. & The Blessed Madonna -Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)

#167 The Vanns -Red Light

#166 Drake -Way 2 Sexy[ft Future/Young Thug]

#165 Sly Withers -Breakfast

#164 Drake -Girls Want Girls[Ft Lil. Baby]

#163 Sam Fender -Get You Down

#162 Candy Moore & Abbie Chatfield -I Know You Do Ketamine

#161 Amy Shark -Worst Day Of My Life

#160 Baker Boy -Ride[Ft. Yirrmal]

#159 Angus and Julia Stone -Love Song

#158 Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd -Moth to a Flame

#157 Machine Gun Kelly -papercuts

#156 Clairo -Amoeba

#155 Flight Facilities -Move[Ft. DRAMA]

#154 Remi Wolf -Sexy Villain

#153 Amyl and the Sniffers -Security

#152 Billie Eilish -NDA

#151 Kanye West -Believe What I Say

#150 Milky Chance -Colorado

#149 G Flip -Scream[Ft UPSAHL]

#148 Billie Eilish -Lost Cause

#147 Gretta Ray -Cherish

#146 Tyler, The Creator -SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE[Ft Brent Faiyaz/Fana Hues]

#145 Flight Facilities -Heavy[Ft Your Smith]

#144 Drake -Fair Trade[Ft Travis Scott]

#143 Beddy Rays -Wait A While

#142 Drake -Knife Talk[Ft 21 Savage/Project Pat]

#141 CHVRCHES -He Said She Said

#140 Charli XCX -Good Ones

#139 J. Cole -m y . l i f e[Ft 21 Savage/Morray]

#138 Benee -Doesn't Matter

#137 Girl in Red -You Stupid Bitch

#136 Middle Kids -Questions

#135 Phoebe Bridgers -That Funny Feeling

#134 Skegss -Bush TV

#133 Post Malone & The Weeknd -One Right Now

#132 Architects -Dead Butterflies

#131 Tyler, The Creator -LUMBERJACK

#130 Allday -Stolen Cars

#129 The Vanns -Feels Good Now

#128 Ziggy Alberts -letting go 

#127 Stand Atlantic -deathwish[Ft. nothing,nowhere.]

#126 Skeggs -Wake Up 

#125 PNAU -Stranger Love[Ft. Budjerah]

#124 Polish Club -Stop For A Minute

#123 Holly Humberstone -The Walls Are Way Too Thin

#122 Oliver Tree -Life Goes On 

#121 The Knocks -R U HIGH[Ft. Mallrat]

#120 The Wombats -Method To The Madness

#119 Yungblud -acting like that[Ft Machine Gun Kelly]

#118 Wet Leg -Wet Dream

#117 Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers -AHHHH!

#116 DMA’S -We Are Midnight

#115 Shouse -Love Tonight[David Guetta Remix]

#114 Kanye West -Off The Grid

#113 Methyl Ethyl -Neon Cheap

#112 Gang Of Youths -tend the garden

#111 Hayden James -Rather Be With You[Ft Crooked Colours]

#110 Beddy Rays -Week on Repeat

#109 PNAU & Ladyhawke -River

#108 Pacific Avenue -Easy Love

#107 Megan Thee Stallion -Thot Shit

#106 Ruel -Too Many Feelings

#105 J. Cole -pride is the devil[Ft. Lil Baby]

#104 Triple One -Time after Time[triple j Like a Version 2021]

#103 Confidence Man -Holiday

#102 Chillinit -Henny & Reefer

#101 MAY-A -Time I Love To Waste