Friday, May 17, 2013

20 years of the Annual Hottest 100!

To celebrate 20 years of the annual Hottest 100, Triple J are asking people to vote for their favourite 20 tunes from the last 20 years. You have 20 days to do it in, starting from last tuesday! The website can be found here!

I trawled back through the last twenty years of hottest 100's to eventually pick about 60 plus tracks, I then whittled it down to the required twenty. I didn't pick anything outside the previous lists such as Bonnie Prince Billy or even some of my fav's that were in the list ( Massive Attack, Bjork, Faith No More, You am I, Beastie Boys etc), but that doesn't mean that you can't! I tried to throw in a good balance of local acts and some tunes that were great at the time, but if that artist was played on the J's now, listeners may complain (i.e Kylie). So go on and vote, especially if you are over 35! don't let the young un's do all the voting, besides they might not know half the great stuff that was out there 15-20 years ago, we oldies need to REPRESENT!!

Here is my list:

- Dave Graney 'n' The Coral Snakes - Night of the Wolverine, Part 1 (#48 in 1993's hottest 100- Aussie artist, sexy sounding, stylish and brilliant!)

- Underground lovers - Losin' It (#19 in 1994's hottest 100- Aussie Act!)

-Kylie Minogue - Confide in Me (#30 in 1994's hottest 100- Aussie artist, Kylie Minogue say no more! (well, you can say 'singing budgie')

-Garbage - Vow (#15 in 1995's hottest 100)

-Regurgitator - I Sucked a Lot of C*ck to Get Where I Am (#23 in 1996's hottest 100- Aussie Group!)

-The Whitlams - I Make Hamburgers (#79 in 1996's hottest 100- Aussie Group!)

 -Ben Folds Five - Army (#51 in 1999's hottest 100)

-The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (#6 in 2000's hottest 100- Aussie group!)

- The Strokes - Last Nite (#12 in 2001's hottest 100)

-Gerling - Dust Me Selecta (#24 in 2001's hottest 100- Aussie group!)

-Groove Armada - Superstylin' (#48 in 2001's hottest 100)

 -OutKast - Hey Ya! (#2 in 2003's hottest 100)

 -Blur - Out of Time (#98 in 2003's hottest 100)

 -Kings of Leon - The Bucket (#31 in 2004's hottest 100)

 -Babyshambles - F*ck Forever (#79 in 2005's hottest 100)
Warning, this clip has the F word in it!

-Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down (#30 in 2006's hottest 100)

 -TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me (#63 in 2006's hottest 100)

 -The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division (#12 in 2007's hottest 100)

-Bon Iver - Skinny Love (#21 in 2008's hottest 100)
This clip is of Bon Iver performing the track live at Glastonbury in 2009

-Hermitude - Speak of the Devil (#44 in 2011's hottest 100)

What are you voting for?

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