Kevin Parker reacts to Tame Impala cover topping Wiggles charts
Kevin Parker has reacted to the news that the Wiggles have topped the triple j Hottest 100 rankings in Australia with a Tame Impala cover.
It was announced this week that the band emerged victorious in the Australian triple j Hottest 100 countdown of 2021 with their Like A Version cover of the band’s 2012 track “Elephant”.
Beloved children’s entertainers were big favorites to take part in the youth broadcaster’s annual listener poll by algorithmic predictor 100 Warm Tunas. This is the first time a cover of triple j Like A Version has come out on top.
The Wiggles debuted the Like A Version cover series in March with the cover, which interpolated the lyrics to The Wiggles’ “Fruit Salad.”
“If someone had told me when we released ‘Elephant’ that in ten years the Wiggles were going to cover it and it would be Top 10 Top 100, I would have told you you were crazy, Parker broke the news to Triple J.
“I would have told you it’s a ridiculous idea and I wouldn’t have believed you. If a fortune teller had told me this was coming, I would have asked for my money back.
About the cover, he added: “They made it their own, which showcases the genius of the Wiggles. They really gave him a new personality, a new animal personality.
The Kid LAROI with his global hit with Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’, which marks the highest position an Australian Indigenous artist – The Kid LAROI is of Gamilaroi descent – has taken in the countdown. “Stay” was followed by Spacey Jane’s “Lots Of Nothing”, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” and Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever”.
triple j counted the hottest 100 of 2021 yesterday (January 22). Artists who have featured multiple songs include Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, SZA, Kanye West and Lorde, as well as Australian artists Rüfüs Du Sol, Gang Of Youths, Spacey Jane, Holy Holy and King Stingray. Find the full list of songs here.