If you listened to yesterday’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown with friends at a barbecue, you’ll probably be familiar with a phrase that often gets thrown around.
Countdown listener Ben Lawson knows this too and with this knowledge used five words to expertly troll the Triple J official Facebook page on Thursday.
Under each of the 100 songs posted to the page, Ben left the same comment: “Ya joking shoulda been higher.”
Yep, every post. When Glass Animals claimed 63rd spot with ‘Life Itself’, when A.B. Original’s ‘January 26’ was ranked 16th and when The Weeknd came in 10th with ‘Starboy’.
Fellow Triple J listeners seemed to agree with Ben’s innocuous comment, which was getting dozens of likes on each post.
Soon enough the likes numbered in their hundreds as followers caught on to Ben’s trolling and were eager to find out what he would write on the number one song.
There was even a rival commenter trying to out-like the prankster with his own hilarious comments.
Among many so-daggy-it’s-good quips, Jack Taylor had this to say when DMA’s Like a Version cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ came in at number six:
For many users, Ben and Jack’s rivalry became more entertaining than the countdown itself.
“Like if Ben Lawson has been the highlight of your day,” wrote one user.
“This is the most suspenseful moment of my life, I don’t even care what song gets number one I just want to know what Ben Lawson is gonna say next song??” another wrote as Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ came in at number two.
When it was revealed Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ claimed the top spot, Ben didn’t disappoint.
The comment earned Lawson 15,000 likes with more than 1500 people replying to the remark – earning Ben Lawson the unofficial title of #1 Hottest 100 commenter.