The longlist for Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year was revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds this evening, with Aitch x AJ Tracey, Billie Eilish, HAIM and Royal Blood among the artists named.
Every Monday to Friday at 6pm, Annie Mac unveils her Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1’s Future Sounds and Radio 1’s Dance Party in a slot known for breaking some of the most exciting new music on the planet.

In a special show on Thursday 10th December (6 – 8pm) Annie Mac will count down the top 20 Hottest Records from 2020 as voted for by the listeners, before revealing which track has earnt the coveted title of Hottest Record of the Year.

The longlist for Hottest Record of the Year is:

Aitch x AJ Tracey – Rain
Arlo Parks – Black Dog
Ashnikko – Daisy
Bicep – Apricots
Billie Eilish – My Future
Bring Me The Horizon with Yungblud – Obey
Clipz feat Ms. Dynamite, Ms. Banks & Jaykae – Again
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Franky Wah – Come Together
HAIM – The Steps
Headie One feat AJ Tracey & Stormzy – Ain’t It Different
Idles – Model Village
Laura Marling – Strange Girl
Pa Salieu feat BackRoad Gee – My Family
Paul Woolford, Diplo & Karen Lomax – Looking For Me
Phoebe Bridgers – I See You
Romy – Lifetime
Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming
Rina Sawayama – Bad Friend
SZA feat TY Dolla $ign – Hit Different

Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender was crowned Hottest Record of the Year in 2019, beating the likes of Stormzy, Lizzo, and Foals to the top spot.

Voting is now open until 7pm on Thursday 3rd December via Twitter and the Radio 1 website.