27/01/2017 1:16 PM AEDT | Updated 27/01/2017 3:05 PM AEDT

This Man Trolled The Triple J Hottest 100, Becomes Everyone's Number One

'Ya joking, should have been higher'

Facebook: Ben Lawson
Ben Lawson's following was high enough by the end of the countdown.

If you haven't heard of Ben Lawson, you were probably too busy drinking beers on Thursday to be on Facebook seeing him troll Triple J's Hottest 100 coverage.

But Ben Lawson did just that, and by the end of it people were loving him more than Flume.

After Aussies started complaining songs early on in the countdown weren't high enough, Lawson started chiming in after every announcement with 'ya joking shoulda been higher'.

Here's a snapshot of what that looked like (and the subsequent growing fan base).

Banks' 'Gemini Feed' announced No.80:

Beyonce's 'Hold Up' announced No.66:

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' announced No.10:

Tash Sultana's 'Jungle' announced No.3:

Amy Shark's 'Adore' announced No.2:

Until finally he'd built enough momentum for the top song on the countdown, as Flume's 'Never Be Like You' was announced No.1.

The dedicated Aussie amassed such a big following through the countdown, people even started making memes.


Despite developing a 15,000 strong following by the end, we're sure Ben still thinks it shoulda been higher.