Mere minutes after online bookie Sportingbet.com.au released its market on Tuesday for the Triple J Hottest 100 number 1 song of 2014, punters began to single out one particular tune to take out top honours.
Talk Is Cheap was put up as an $8 fourth favourite by Sportingbet, but after a string of significant bets, the sensuous track from Melbourne songwriter Chet Faker is now the $2.60 favourite.
“We have 70 songs in our market but more than 60% of the money we’re holding is for Talk Is Cheap to top the countdown,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“Several of our punters have backed the song multiple times; they are that confident.”
Peking Duk’s High is the only other tune attracting support and has also shortened from $6 to $3 since Sportingbet opened its market.
Opening favourite Chandelier by Sia has drifted from $4 to $10 and Milky Chance’s Stolen Dance has eased from $5 to $11.
Earlier this year, Vance Joy’s Riptide was a $4 second favourite at Sportingbet when it upset heavy odds-on pop Royals by Lorde to win Triple J’s 2013 song of the year.
Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know was the shortest priced favourite in Triple J Hottest 100 history when it won at odds of $1.11 with Sportingbet in 2012.
Full Sportingbet’s full market for the 2014 Number 1 Song of the Triple J Hottest 100 visit https://www.sportingbet.com.au/entertainment/10219000/d/triple-j-hottest-100-winning-song
2014 Triple J Hottest 100 – Number 1 Song
Odds courtesy of Sportingbet.com.au: Join Sportingbet Australia:
Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker $2.60
High – Peking Duk $3.00
Chandelier – Sia $10.00
Seasons (Waiting On You) – Future Islands $10.00
Stolen Dance – Milky Chance $11.00
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars $11.00
Tightrope – Illy $15.00
Faded – Zhu $15.00
Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods $17.00
Can Do Without You – Caribou $17.00