BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac today revealed ‘The Man’ by The Killers as The Hottest Record of the Year. Annie breaks some of the biggest and newest music on the planet to audiences during her 7-9pm Monday-Friday Radio 1 show - over the last 12 months, 220 tracks have featured as her ‘Hottest Record in the World’. The last week has seen Radio 1 listeners vote for their favourites, from a shortlist of 40 whittled down by Annie.

The 2017 Top 40 Hottest Records in the World are:

1) The Man - The Killers (The Hottest Record of the Year)
2) Wall Of Glass - Liam Gallagher
3) Can't Do - Everything Everything
4) Lights Out - Royal Blood
5) Cola - Camelphat & Elderbrook
6) Green Light - Lorde
7) Beautifully Unconventional - Wolf Alice
8) Everything Now - Arcade Fire
9) Big Picture - London Grammar
10) Found What I've Been Looking For - Tom Grennan
11) Big For Your Boots - Stormzy
12) Midnight - Jessie Ware
13) Don't Kill My Vibe - Sigrid
14) (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano - Sampha
15) Burns - George FitzGerald
16) Loving Is Easy - Rex Orange County Ft Benny Sings
17) Play - Marmozets
18) On My Mind - Disciples
19) Vale - Bicep
20) Ask Flipz - Krept & Konan Ft Stormzy
21) The Sky Is A Neighbourhood - Foo Fighters
22) Rockstar - Post Malone Ft 21 Savage
23) Lemon - N.E.R.D & Rihanna
24) No Words - Dave Ft MoStack
25) Little Of Your Love - HAIM
26) KMT - Drake Ft Giggs
27) DNA. - Kendrick Lamar
28) Boys - Charli XCX
29) Chanel - Frank Ocean
30) Chasing Highs - Alma
31) Hurtin' Me - Stefflon Don Ft French Montana
32) Teenage Fantasy - Jorja Smith
33) Lust For Life - Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd
34) Common Sense - J Hus
35) Bad and Boujee - Migos Ft Lil Uzi Vert
36) Rollin - Calvin Harris Ft Future and Khalid
37) Linguo - Giggs Ft Donae'o
38) I Win - Lethal Bizzle x Skepta
39) Call The Shots - Wiley Ft JME
40) Better - Lil Yachty Ft Stefflon Don

Annie Mac says: “Every night at 7.30pm - no matter what - I bring you the Hottest Record In The World. It could be an exclusive record from a massive returning act or something from a brand new artist you’ve never heard before. It can be a track from any genre but it absolutely has to be THE most exciting, most anticipated record that day.

‘The Man’ by The Killers is a classic example of Hottest Records at their most exciting; one of the biggest bands in the world returning with a new project and starting it with a world exclusive first play on BBC Radio 1. Brandon told me at the time that ‘The Man’ was written as a reflection of his former self - from the start of his career when he was brimming with bravado and the record sonically completely reflects that. What really stood out was how different ‘The Man’ sounded from previous Killers releases and the anticipation from the audience on the night ahead of that first play was insane.”

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