Triple J Hottest 100 Voting Helper

I always have trouble remembering songs by name, so voting in Triple J's Hottest 100 tends to take me much longer than it should. This year, I contrived to fix the problem.

With that in mind, I've created a "Hottest 100 Voting Helper" bookmarklet you can use to find Youtube videos of each of the songs.

  1. In your favourite browser, drag the link below to your bookmarks bar:

    Hottest 100 Helper

  2. When you have the bookmarklet ready, go to the Hottest 100 Voting site, wait for it to load completely, and then click the link. A new Videos section should appear, along with links to search when you hover over each song.

  3. When you see a song you want to hear, hover over it and click the new "Search for Video" link

A few other things you need to know to use it properly:

  • It only works in the "separate window" version of the voting page. Look for the link in the instructions at the top.
  • I've tested this in a few browsers, but I can't 100% guarantee its success in all of them.
  • I also can't guarantee its effectiveness for any song - e.g. "[Me] - Naked" definitely doesn't come up with anything useful!
  • If you put a song onto your shortlist, you'll have to click the bookmarklet again when the page finishes reloading. Sorry, it's just how these things work.

Enjoy. Any problems, shoot me a tweet or an email and I'll look into it.

Damian Brady

I'm an Australian developer, speaker, and author specialising in DevOps, developer process, and software architecture. I love Octopus Deploy, Visual Studio Team Services, and reducing process waste.