Friday, August 9, 2013

Hottest 100 of the last 20 years.

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.

100 Intergalactic Beastie Boys  United States 1998

99 Video Games Lana Del Rey  United States 2011

98 Leaving Home Jebediah  Australia 1997

97 Paper Planes M.I.A.  United Kingdom 2007

96 Hello The Cat Empire  Australia 2003

95 Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee  Australia 1998


Pumped Up Kicks
Foster the People  United States 2010

93 Black Hole Sun Soundgarden  United States 1994

92 Little Talks Of Monsters and Men  Iceland 2011

91 Harpoon Jebediah  Australia 1997

90 Straight Lines Silverchair  Australia 2007

89 Wolf Like Me TV on the Radio  United States 2006

88 Monsters Something for Kate  Australia 2001

87 Naïve The Kooks  United Kingdom 2006

86 When You Were Young The Killers  United States 2006

85 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio  United States 1995

84 Gold Digger Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx  United States 2005

83 Common People Pulp  United Kingdom 1995

82 Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus  United States 2000

81 Big Jet Plane Angus & Julia Stone  Australia 2010

80 Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine  United States 1996

79 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys  United Kingdom 2005

78 Freak Silverchair  Australia 1997

77 My People The Presets  Australia 2007

76 Electric Feel MGMT  United States 2008

75 Somebody Told Me The Killers  United States 2004

74 Let's Dance To Joy Division The Wombats  United Kingdom 2007

73 Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros  United States 2009

72 Joker & the Thief Wolfmother  Australia 2005

71 Clint Eastwood Gorillaz Featuring Del Tha Funky Homosapien  United Kingdom 2001

70  ! (The Song Formerly Known As) Regurgitator  Australia 1997

69 Lose Yourself Eminem  United States 2002

68 Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet  Australia 2003

67 Breezeblocks alt-J  United Kingdom 2012

66 Berlin Chair You Am I  Australia 1994

65 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Daft Punk  France 2001

64 Kids MGMT  United States 2008

63 Chemical Heart Grinspoon  Australia 2002

62 Buy Me a Pony Spiderbait  Australia 1996

61 Lonely Boy The Black Keys  United States 2011

60 Glycerine Bush  United Kingdom 1995

59 Around the World Daft Punk  France 1997

58 No Aphrodisiac The Whitlams  Australia 1997

57 Banquet Bloc Party  United Kingdom 2005

56 Born Slippy .NUXX Underworld  United Kingdom 1995

55 Praise You Fatboy Slim  United Kingdom 1999

54 Sex On Fire Kings of Leon  United States 2008

53 Every You Every Me Placebo  United Kingdom 1999

52 Feel Good Inc. Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul  United Kingdom/ United States 2005

51 Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols  United States 2000

50 Better Man Pearl Jam  United States 1994

49 Dog Days Are Over Florence and the Machine  United Kingdom 2009

48 Last Nite The Strokes  United States 2001

47 Self Esteem The Offspring  United States 1994

46 Into My Arms Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  Australia 1997

45 Float On Modest Mouse  United States 2004

44 One More Time Daft Punk  France 2000

43 Betterman John Butler Trio  Australia 2001

42 Brother Matt Corby  Australia 2011

41 Yellow Coldplay  United Kingdom 2000

40 Closer Nine Inch Nails  United States 1994

39 Heart Shaped Box Nirvana  United States 1993

38 Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap  Australia 2008

37 Sabotage Beastie Boys  United States 1994

36 Hallelujah Jeff Buckley  United States 1994

35 Karma Police Radiohead  United Kingdom 1997

34 Brick Ben Folds Five  United States 1997

33 Zombie The Cranberries  Ireland 1994

32 Stinkfist Tool  United States 1996

31 Teardrop Massive Attack Featuring Elizabeth Fraser  United Kingdom 1998

30 Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers  United States 1999

29 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand  United Kingdom 2004

28 Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers  United States 1999

27 Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches  Australia 2000

26 Chop Suey! System of a Down  United States 2001

25 Bullet With Butterfly Wings The Smashing Pumpkins  United States 1995

24 One Crowded Hour Augie March  Australia 2006

23 Knights of Cydonia Muse  United Kingdom 2006

22 Song 2 Blur  United Kingdom 1997

21 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins  United States 1995

20 Prisoner of Society The Living End  Australia 1997

19 Dammit (Growing Up) Blink-182  United States 1997

18 Hey Ya! OutKast  United States 2003

17 Tomorrow Silverchair  Australia 1994

16 Skinny Love Bon Iver  United States 2007

15 Breathe The Prodigy  United Kingdom 1996

14 Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons  United Kingdom 2009

13 Paranoid Android Radiohead  United Kingdom 1997

12 Hearts a Mess Gotye  Australia 2006

11 No One Knows Queens of the Stone Age  United States 2002

10 My Happiness Powderfinger  Australia 2000

9 Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye Featuring Kimbra  Australia/ New Zealand 2011

8 These Days Powderfinger  Australia 2000

7 Mr. Brightside The Killers  United States 2003

6 Everlong Foo Fighters  United States 1997

5 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve  United Kingdom 1997

4 The Nosebleed Section Hilltop Hoods  Australia 2003

3 Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley  United States 1994

2 Seven Nation Army The White Stripes  United States 2003

1 Wonderwall Oasis  United Kingdom 1995

a small selection of clips:

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:

Oasis- 'Wonderwall'-1995:

Rust In Peace dear Stacy.


  1. Thank you Matthew. I'm not young enough to have known most of these ( well, OK, just about all ) but I loved Edward Sharpe's 'Home'.