A few weeks back, I blogged about good ol' Stacy breaking down and leaving myself and three friends stranded in country Victoria.. the soundtrack to our day was the Triple J Hottest 100 of the past 20 years. Now dear Stacy has gone to the big car yard in the sky.. well not really.. she got too expensive to keep so I dumped her! Anyway, as an ode to dear Stacy and the times she and I spent together, I felt this blog post on the Triple j hottest 100 of the last 20 years, was fitting.
Who would have believed that the Hottest 100 on Triple J had been going for twenty years! It had been going a few years earlier than this and I recall it well, but back then you could vote for any song from any time. The first two polls saw Joy Division's 'Love will tear us apart' at number one. The third poll saw that tune piqued by Nirvana's 'Smells like teen spirit'. Probably realising that not much would change in the poll each year, they then decided to make it an annual poll of that years music. And now, here we are... twenty years on and Triple J have decided to celebrate and countdown the hottest tunes of the past 20 years.
'Cut and pasted' from trusty Wikipedia, Here is the list :
Charted number, Track name, Artist name, Country artists comes from and year of release.
Ben Lee-' Cigarettes will kill you' (Australian version)-1998:
Silverchair- 'Straight lines'-2007:
Something for Kate- 'Monsters'- 2001:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros- 'Home'- 2009:
Nirvana- 'Heart shaped box'- 1993:
Red Hot Chilli peppers- 'Scar tissue'-1999:
System of a down- 'Chop Suey!'-2001:
Goyte- 'Hearts a mess'-2006:
Jeff Buckley- 'Last Goodbye'-1994:
Rust In Peace dear Stacy.