Australian radio station Triple J have included two Faith No More songs – Superhero and Sunny Side Up – in their very longlist for their annual and now iconic Hottest 100 poll. Voting in the poll started today and the rules specify that 10 songs can be chosen from the list provided by Triple J – which includes the two FNM songs – or voters’ own songs.
All songs that were officially released for the first time between 1 December 2014 and 30 November 2015 are eligible, and only votes for eligible songs will be counted. The poll closes on 22 January 2016 and the Hottest 100 will be announced on 26 January.
The poll is clamping down on campaigns to encourage artist votes this year after a huge campaign including support from KFC for Taylor Swift Shake it Off last year. The guidelines state: “Don’t troll the poll. Votes made as part of a competition that promotes a song or artist, or a campaign that undermines the Hottest 100, may be disqualified or ignored. We want genuine votes, from genuine listeners. If we feel something’s preventing that from happening, we’ll look into it for you and take appropriate action.”
So naturally, only vote for the Faith No More songs if you genuine feel they are the best of the year.