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Forum - Personal Charts: Your Special Occasion Charts - Benji's New Retro Hottest 100 thread Pt.2 1993 on

Hello

Welcome to Part 2 of my retro Hottest 100 thread.

This is an update of a similar thread I did in 2015. I recently decided to update the lists I posted there, but instead of bumping that very messy thread, I decided to split it in two and make two new threads containing the new lists.

Part 1 (1975-92) is here:
http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=50141

My original thread is here:
http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=45426

In this thread, I will be posting my own personal Hottest 100 lists for each year from 1993 up to 2017 and probably beyond.

The rules and make-up of these lists will be slightly different to those in Part 1.

This time, seeing as there are already individual year Hottest 100s from 1993, I don't need to try and predict them. Instead, it will be more about my personal taste. However, it will be a slight advantage to a song if it did well in the actual countdown.

Also, there will be more than 100 songs in each countdown, as I've been supplied with many invaluable links reminding me what songs were out in each year. I will post 101+ first, then 100-1.

With the exception of 1993, which lost a few songs to 1992 and a few tracks that were too 'pop' for my liking, each list will contain the original Hottest 100 list in it. Note that on a few occasions* a song appeared in two Hottest 100s. I will only allow it in once.
(* the songs affected were listed in my old thread, see link above).

From 1999 onwards, I will be doing 200 songs per list, based mainly on the Hottest 100 voting lists which are available online (thanks thejuicer145!) - but there will be exceptions!

Apologies in advance if anyone disagrees with what year I put a song in. Sometimes I found it difficult to marry a year up if an album was released in one year when a single from it was released in a different year (usually the year after), also if a song didn't otherwise become big until a year after it's parent album was released. For the songs that were in the original Hottest 100s I've stuck with the year they appeared in even if their albums came out earlier. Happy if you make your own list and disagree with my definition.

I may make minor edits to these lists as I go along, if I find songs that I missed.

I won't be posting lists as frequently as in Part 1, as it's taking me much longer to re-order so many songs! It might only be once a week.
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Before ado is in any way furthered, here are #127-101 for 1993 (edited 17/11/17):

My H100 posnSongActual posn
127PUSH TH' LITTLE DAISIES Ween40
126SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle94
125TEASE ME Chaka Demus & Pliers47
124SHOOP Salt 'N' Pepa35
123BABY Barefoot72
122BOOM SHACK-A-LAK Apache Indian67
121SOMEWHERE EFUA26
120DELIVERY MAN The Cruel Sea95
119MRS. ROBINSON The Lemonheads79
118HITS FROM THE BONG Cypress Hill17
117LOST The Badloves77
116WICKED GARDEN Stone Temple PilotsNA
115MONDAY'S EXPERTS Weddings, Parties, AnythingNA
114MY COUNTRY Midnight OilNA
113GLORIA Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker100
112CRAZY MARY Pearl JamNA
111NO TIME FOR NOWHERE Def FXNA
110WORLD TURNING Yothu Yindi41
109TRAIN OF THOUGHT The SharpNA
108STOP WHISPERING RadioheadNA
107DO IT Swoop87
106THE SHIP SONG (LIVE) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds22
105GREEN LIMOUSINE The Badloves82
104START CHOPPIN' Dinosaur Jnr38
103FREEDOM Kev Carmody98
102CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Pet Shop Boys56
101I HELD HER IN MY ARMS The Violet Femmes14

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I'm guessing the songs before the new tracks are the ones that are okay or bad.
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They ain't my faves, no

Forgot to mention that the right hand column is where the song finished in the actual countdown, and NA means that it wasn't in the countdown, though I'm sure everyone has worked that out by now

Might only post the songs 50 at a time from here on in, as I am taking much longer to put these lists together.
Yeah, I figured you wouldn't add any songs you didn't like, so anything before the last one is the songs you dislike.
1993, #100-51 (edited 17/11/17) - moved a couple of songs in from 1992

My H100 posnSongActual posn
100WORLD (THE PRICE OF LOVE) New Order86
99HANG ON Teenage FanclubNA
98DIXIE DRUG STORE Grant Lee Buffalo88
97LAST TRAIN Christine Anu and Paul Kelly61
96BEFORE Caligula76
95ABORIGINAL WOMAN Mixed Relations89
94RAPE ME NirvanaNA
93HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN Things of Stone and Wood91
92YOU'RE JUST TOO HIP BABY Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes59
91GO Pearl Jam8
90JESSIE Paw32
89EASY Faith No More62
88LITTLE MISS CAN'T BE WRONG Spin DoctorsNA
87ASSHOLE Denis Leary1
86THREE LITTLE PIGS Green Jelly85
85DUMB NirvanaNA
84GET ME Dinosaur Jr38
83GO WEST Pet Shop Boys18
82TWO PRINCES Spin DoctorsNA
81SOUL TO SQUEEZE Red Hot Chilli Peppers13
80SLOW EMOTION REPLAY The TheNA
79TRUGANINI Midnight OilNA
78HOLY GRAIL Hunters and Collectors54
77DIVINE HAMMER The BreedersNA
76GOUGH The WhitlamsNA
75HARNESS UP Died PrettyNA
74NIGHT OF THE WOLVERINE Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes48
73LEMON U27
72SISTER HAVANA Urge Overkill17
71NO RAIN Blind Melon4
70DOGS OF LUST The TheNA
69CURSED FEMALE Porno For PyrosNA
68FAKE THAT EMOTION Tex, Don and CharlieNA
67NOTHINGNESS (REMIX) Living Colour71
66ANYONE CAN PLAY GUITAR RadioheadNA
65LABOUR OF LOVE FrenteNA
64SCRATCH MY BACK The Sharp63
63INTO YOUR ARMS The LemonheadsNA
62ALCHEMY'S DEAD The CloudsNA
61RUBBERBAND GIRL Kate Bush97
60BLACK STICK The Cruel Sea21
59MARIA PERIPATETICA Ed KuepperNA
58REGRET New Order65
57CARESSING SWINE Died PrettyNA
56REDHEAD Magic DirtNA
55DISTANT SUN Crowded House60
54WILD AMERICA Iggy Pop15
53IN MY ROOM Depeche ModeNA
52ALL APOLOGIES NirvanaNA
51BOOM SHAKE SHAKE THE ROOM DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh PrinceNA

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And here is part 3 of my 1993 list (#50-1) (edited 17/11/17, moved some songs in from 1992)

I removed Ace Of Base, East 17 and a couple of other pop songs from the list, don't think they would be allowed in the Hottest 100 in other years. Plus I can't stand any of those songs in their own right, so there's that reason too.

At #10 in the list is the brooding title track from Tool's undertow album.

At #9 is the closing track from Pablo Honey by Radiohead, Blow Out. It's still one of my favourite songs of theirs and one of the great album closing tracks. Mucho underrated among Radiohead tracks.

Number 8 is Bjork's beautiful Venus As A Boy, still my favourite track of hers after all of these years.

Coming in at #7, their highest ever position in my lists, is Depeche Mode with the swinging, swaying, thumping I Feel You.

Number 6 is The Cruel Sea with one of their best known and best songs, The Honeymoon Is Over.

At #5, very close to their actual Hottest 100 position is the ubercool Kim Deal with The Breeders and Cannonball.

At #4 is the seriously underrated Fuzzy by Grant Lee Buffalo. I only discovered this song a bit later but I can't believe this song didn't make the Hottest 100 when Dixie Drug Store did.

Pearl Jam are at #3 with their literally reflective Rearviewmirror, their finest song IMO. It's made its way into subsequent All-Time Hottest 100s, so perhaps I'm not the only one who thinks this.

The Underground Lovers (affectionally known as The Undies back in the day) are at #2 with their remix of Your Eyes, a song that still sounds amazing today.

Tool get to #1 in their second year, with the magnificent, slow-burning Sober.

My H100 posnSongActual posn
50CANTALOOP Us334
49SPACE TIME DISCO Def FXNA
48MR. WENDAL Arrested Development73
47PLUSH Stone Temple Pilots12
46INSANE IN THE BRAIN Cypress Hill81
45HEART-SHAPED BOX Nirvana20
44NUMB U231
43ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY? Lenny Kravitz28
42MR. MOON Headless ChickensNA
41SUPER TEAR Magic DirtNA
40THE RIGHT TIME Hoodoo Gurus36
39HOW IT SHOULD BE Inspiral CarpetsNA
38REAP WHAT YOU SOW PowderfingerNA
37WALKING IN MY SHOES Depeche ModeNA
36COME UNDONE Duran DuranNA
35SLEEPYHEAD Ed Kuepper70
34HEADAROUND Died PrettyNA
33CHERUB ROCK Smashing Pumpkins43
32ADAM'S RIBS You Am I50
31EVERYTHING'S RUINED Faith No MoreNA
30REBEL GIRL Bikini KillNA
29PETS Porno For Pyros33
28BOWER OF BLISS The CloudsNA
27LOS ANGELES Frank BlackNA
26ORDINARY WORLD Duran DuranNA
25AIN'T NO LOVE AIN'T NO USE Sub Sub feat Melanie Williams74
24WHAT'S UP? 4 Non Blondes24
23MR KRINKLE PrimusNA
22LINGER The Cranberries3
21WILD WOOD Paul WellerNA
20FEED THE TREE Belly25
19RUNAWAY TRAIN Soul Asylum52
18HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Bjork23
17BI Living Colour49
16FOR TOMORROW Blur90
15MY SISTER The Juliana Hatfield Three37
14ANIMAL NITRATE Suede74
13STONE ME INTO THE GROOVE Atomic Swing10
12ALIVE AND BRILLIANT Deborah Conway55
11CONSTANT CRAVING k.d. Lang30
10UNDERTOW ToolNA
9BLOW OUT RadioheadNA
8VENUS AS A BOY BjorkNA
7I FEEL YOU Depeche Mode92
6THE HONEYMOON IS OVER The Cruel Sea9
5CANNONBALL The Breeders4
4FUZZY Grant Lee BuffaloNA
3REARVIEWMIRROR Pearl JamNA
2YOUR EYES (REMIX) Underground Lovers83
1SOBER Tool27

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What makes Duran Duran qualified for 1993, but not for the 80s?

Also, you should show this to the guys behind the Hottest 100s and 1000s podcast.
Very good question juicer. I guess it's that 'Indie Cred' everyone hears about. It's a bit subjective. The 80s Duran Duran would never have made it to a Hottest 100 but the 90s version were a bit older and wiser and not 'glamorous' anymore so that's why they were in. Same goes for 80s Madonna vs 90s Madonna and 80s Kylie vs 90s Kylie vs 00s Kylie.

Thanks, would love to, will have a hunt for them.
1994 (Part 1: 155-101) (edited 17/11/17, added 5 songs to the list)

The columns to the right are the order I had the songs that finished in the Hottest 100 that year, and the place each song came respectively.

silverchair make their first appearance. But of course we lost Kurt It was really Grunge's last big year.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual Posn
155LUCAS WITH THE LID OFF Lucas10172
154CUT YOUR HAIR Pavement10060
153PIECE OF CRAP Neil Young9982
152THIRSTY DOG Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds9886
151HERE COMES THE HOTSTEPPER Ini Kamoze9797
150REGULATE Warren G and Nate Dogg9689
149BORN DEAD Body CountNANA
148BEETROOT CloudsNANA
147A CONSPIRACY Counting Crows9564
146I WOULDN'T NORMALLY DO THIS KIND OF THING Pet Shop BoysNANA
145JAILBIRD Primal ScreamNANA
144I STAY AWAY Alice In ChainsNANA
143THE RIVER The Tea PartyNANA
142BLUES MUSIC G Love and Special Sauce9485
141NEIGHBOURHOOD FREAK Swoop9374
140IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Sisters Underground9281
139GALLOWS POLE Page and Plant9194
138PURPLE HAZE The Cure9088
137AGOLO Angelique Kidjo8999
136EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH (FOR AN EGGMAN) Counting Crows8847
135FASTER Manic Street PreachersNANA
134SAINTS The Breeders8784
133I'M BROKEN PanteraNANA
132UNDONE - THE SWEATER SONG Weezer8640
131ROUND HERE Counting Crows8591
130WILDFLOWERS Things Of Stone And Wood8493
129FEEL THE PAIN Dinosaur Jr8368
128NO EXCUSES Alice In Chains8280
127MATHAR Dave Pike Set8139
126PARKLIFE Blur8063
125ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Pet Shop Boys7942
124MONKEY AND THE TURTLE Christine Anu7843
123AMERICAN LIFE IN THE SUMMERTIME Francis Dunnery7776
122BACKWATER Meat PuppetsNANA
121SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE Pearl Jam7636
120THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET Morrissey7587
119MR JONES Counting Crows7448
118REVOL Manic Street PreachersNANA
117SHINE Collective Soul7392
116I'M GONNA RELEASE YOUR SOUL Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes7279
115INTERSTATE LOVE SONG Stone Temple Pilots7117
114DESIRE LINES LushNANA
113YELLOW LEDBETTER Pearl JamNANA
112LOCKED OUT Crowded HouseNANA
111MY WAVE Soundgarden7046
110GIRL, YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON Urge OverkillNANA
109IF I ONLY KNEW Tom Jones699
108LONELY FrenteNANA
107FLAVOR Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
106HEY JEALOUSY Gin Blossoms6861
105WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH? R.E.M.6770
104LEMON SPARKED Pale6662
103IN A BOX AmmoniaNANA
102ALL I WANNA DO Sheryl Crow6515
10110% WEIRD The MeaniesNANA

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And here is the rest of 1994.

(edit 17/11/17 )

Decided to put 'I Alone' by Live in the 1995 list, as it appeared in both the 1994 and 1995 Hottest 100s.

If you're wondering why there are still 101 'Real H100' songs and 'Hallelujah' is included when it didn't make the Hottest 100 that year, it's because, at the suggestion of HiJinx, I have included songs that made an all time Hottest 100 but didn't make the Hottest 100 of their year. Much like he did when he did his 'Hottest 2000' a few years back.

Like the actual chart, the two big Offspring songs of the year finish back to back, at #11 and #10, and in the same order. Very hard to split them.

Nick Cave (and The Bad Seeds) are in the Top 10 yet again at #9, with the brooding but beautiful Do You Love Me?

At #8 is one of the decade's top dance tracks by Itch-E and Scratch-E.

The actual #1 by The Cranberries is at #7. It remains a powerful song.

Severed Heads finish two places better at #6 than they did a decade earlier with their remix of 'The Dead Eyes Opened'.

At #5 is probably the Beastie Boys second best all-time song, accompanied by their best ever film clip.

Kylie Minogue - yes Kylie Minogue - is at #4 with Confide In Me, easily her best ever song which was not out of place in the Hottest 100 then or now.

Number 3 is 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails, unlucky to miss out on the actual #1 and #1 in my list. Still Nine Inch Nails' masterpiece.

Runner-up is the beautiful Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, still gives me goosebumps every time I head it.

Jeff Buckley released 'Grace' during 1994, which has several tracks in this countdown as well as 1995, including the #1 with his immortal cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', which also gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it. For best results, listen to this song in a darkened room, alone.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual Posn
100SWAMP THING The Grid6444
99PRIVATE UNIVERSE Crowded HouseNANA
98BEERCAN Beck6329
97ROCKS Primal ScreamNANA
96YOU GOT ME FLOATIN' PM Dawn6275
95ELDERLY WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER IN A SMALL TOWN Pearl JamNANA
94GIRLS AND BOYS Blur6196
93ALONE LIKE ME The Sharp5573
92ANDRES L76067
91BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE Frente5956
90BASKET CASE Green Day5824
89BETTER GET A LAWYER The Cruel Sea5714
88BREAKIN' UP Violent FemmesNANA
87SURE SHOT Beastie BoysNANA
86DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT Smashing Pumpkins5690
85HYPOCRITE LushNANA
84FALL DOWN Toad The Wet SprocketNANA
83MMM MMM MMM MMM Crash Test Dummies5469
82LONGVIEW Green Day5318
81BIG EMPTY Stone Temple PilotsNANA
80SHE DON'T USE JELLY The Flaming LipsNANA
79FREEDOM Rage Against The MachineNANA
78BELLBOTTOMS Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
77GYROSCOPE TumbleweedNANA
76SPOON MAN Soundgarden5275
75LOVER YOU SHOULD'VE COME OVER Jeff BuckleyNANA
74DADDY LONG LEGS Tumbleweed5150
73FELL ON BLACK DAYS Soundgarden5053
72JAIMME'S GOT A GAL You Am I4977
71MARCH OF THE PIGS Nine Inch NailsNANA
70DISARM Smashing PumpkinsNANA
69EASY Hunters And CollectorsNANA
68MY IRON LUNG RadioheadNANA
67LAP IT UP Penny Flanagan4852
66MISS WORLD Hole4734
65DAUGHTER Pearl JamNANA
64LANDSLIDE Smashing PumpkinsNANA
63AM I WRONG? Love Spit Love4683
62MASSES LIKE ASSES Def FX4595
61DROPOUT Urge Overkill4471
60RED RIGHT HAND Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds43NA
59VOODOO PEOPLE The Prodigy4237
58HOBO HUMPIN SLOBO BABE Whale4166
57BURN The Cure4057
56LOSER Beck3945
55YOUR GHOST Kristen Hersh3841
54BULL IN THE HEATHER Sonic Youth3765
53POISON The ProdigyNANA
52LA DI DOH Ed Kuepper3655
51AMEN Falling Joys3549
50COMING DOWN The CultNANA
49ATOMIC ELECTRIC Rebecca's Empire3438
48TODAY Smashing Pumpkins3325
47NO GOOD The ProdigyNANA
46EVERYTHING'S COOL Pop Will Eat Itself3258
45EVERYTHING'S F****D The Dirty ThreeNANA
44FALL Single Gun Theory3131
43ROUNDABOUT CaligulaNANA
42SOMETIMES ALWAYS Jesus and Mary Chain3059
41SUPERNOVA Liz Phair2933
40TIME BOMB Nick Barker2820
39SEETHER Veruca Salt276
38COMA Max Sharam268
37SLY Massive AttackNANA
36LIAR Rollins BandNANA
35LOW Cracker2578
34YOU MADE ME THE THIEF OF YOUR HEART Sinead O'ConnorNANA
33VOODOO LADY WeenNANA
32LOSIN' IT Underground Lovers2419
31INTO DUST Mazzy StarNANA
30LAID James2312
29HURT Nine Inch NailsNANA
28LOVE SPREADS The Stone RosesNANA
27VASOLINE Stone Temple Pilots2254
267 SECONDS Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry2126
25VIOLET HoleNANA
24TOMORROW Silverchair205
23ICE Magic DirtNANA
22STAY (I MISSED YOU) Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories19100
21DOLL PARTS Hole1828
20CONNECTION ElasticaNANA
19A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT The Tea Party1798
18CORNFLAKE GIRL Tori Amos1635
17BERLIN CHAIR You Am I1523
16BLACK HOLE SUN Soundgarden1422
15ROADS PortisheadNANA
14ABOUT A GIRL Nirvana137
13BUG POWDER DUST Bomb The Bass1213
12A GIRL LIKE YOU Edwyn CollinsNANA
11COME OUT AND PLAY The Offspring114
10SELF ESTEEM The Offspring103
9DO YOU LOVE ME? Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds 911
8SWEETNESS AND LIGHT Itch-E and Scratch-E821
7ZOMBIE The Cranberries71
6DEAD EYES OPENED Severed Heads610
5SABOTAGE Beastie Boys516
4CONFIDE IN ME Kylie Minogue430
3CLOSER Nine Inch Nails32
2FADE INTO YOU Mazzy Star232
1HALLELUJAH Jeff Buckley1NA


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Now for 1995 - the big year of Britpop

Here are #150-101.

The Offsprings' cover of Smash It Up finishes 126 spots below the 1979 original.

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual Posn
150BOOMBASTIC Shaggy10165
149WHO FARTED? The Vaughans10054
148(LET'S GO SMOKE) SOME POT Dash Rip Rock9969
147STAYIN' ALIVE N-Trance9864
146I WANNA BE A HIPPY Technohead9748
145THE REEFER SONG Mindless Drug Hoover9612
144GANGSTA'S PARADISE Coolio953
143YOU SUCK The Murmurs9452
142WYNONA'S BIG BROWN BEAVER Primus9340
141PSYCHOACTIVE SUMMER Def FX9251
140BRAIN STEW Green Day9180
139COUNTRY HOUSE Blur9053
13821ST CENTURY (DIGITAL BOY) Bad Religion8976
137I GOT ID Pearl Jam8835
136GEEK STINK BREATH Green Day8746
135CHUCK Phunk Junkies8656
134ABOUT YOU Teenage FanclubNANA
133SMASH IT UP The Offspring8563
132SAD SONG The Screaming Jets8461
131TALKIN' SEATTLE GRUNGE ROCK BLUES Todd Snider83100
130KITTY Presidents of the USA824
129MR MILK You Am INANA
128RUBY SOHO RancidNANA
127CAUGHT BY THE FUZZ SupergrassNANA
126ODE TO MY FAMILY The CranberriesNANA
125TINY MEAT RubyNANA
124IMMUNE DEFICIENCY Rail8172
123WELCOME TO PARADISE Green DayNANA
122NUMBER ONE BLIND Veruca SaltNANA
121ROCK DOG SwoopNANA
120DARKHEART Bomb The BassNANA
119GRIND Alice In Chains8088
118STAR 69 R.E.M.NANA
117DOWNTOWN Neil Young7926
116HAND IN MY POCKET Alannis Morrissette7885
115SICK OF MYSELF Matthew Sweet7792
114DREDD SONG The Cure7673
113WATERFALLS TLC7586
112CRUSH WITH EYELINER R.E.M.NANA
111ANYBODY BUT YOU The Cruel SeaNANA
110JUST WHEN YOU'RE THINKIN' THINGS OVER The CharlatansNANA
109SHADE SilverchairNANA
108OVERCOME TrickyNANA
107JAILBREAK Yothu Yindi7487
106HEART OF THE PARTY Severed Heads7377
105I GOTTA KNOW SpiderbaitNANA
104SPARKY'S DREAM Teenage Fanclub7260
103NOT FOR YOU Pearl JamNANA
102TONIGHT Violent FemmesNANA
101AQUAMARINE CloudsNANA

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Here is the rest of 1995

Firstly it addresses the travesty of The Bends from Radiohead not having a single track in the actual 1995 countdown. There are four tracks from this album my version (and another in the 1994 list).

The Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette and silverchair all came out with strong first albums. Grinspoon make an early appearance on the back of them winning the JJJ new artist Unearthed comp.

Number 10 is a veteran of several of my Hottest 100 lists, Natalie Merchant (ex-10000 Maniacs), with the smooth, beautiful Carnival.

Oasis have two Top 10 entries, the first at #9 with the rocking Morning Glory.

At #8 is Live with Lightning Crashes. I always thought thunder crashed and lightning flashed, so I always get this song name wrong! Anyway, its a beautiful song and their best.

Number 7 is another bonafide Top Ten Pearl Jam classic with Better Man.

Radiohead are at Number 6 with Fake Plastic Trees with the fifth and best Bends song. It's gone on to make several All Time lists and deservedly so.

Alannis Morrissette is at #5 with one of the year's defining tracks, the pH 1.5 You Oughta Know.

Number 4 are the Smashing Pumpkins with the actual Hottest 100 runner-up, and their best ever track, the rocking Bullet With Butterfly Wings.

Jeff Buckley comes in at #3 with the sweet Last Goodbye, again a deserved all-time track.

#2 is a Britpop classic and Pulp's best song, Common People. I could definitely relate to Jarvis' lyrics then and still can now.

Oasis make #1 in the list as well with Wonderwall, as it did the JJJ 20 year Hottest 100 in 2013. It would look wrong not to have it there IMO. It's still the definitive Britpop track.

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual Posn
100LEAVE IT ALONE NOFXNANA
99I GOT A GIRL Tripping Daisy7119
98MANDINO DELUXE Front End LoaderNANA
97PALE GREY EYES Polyanna7068
96COULDN'T DO IT RegurgitatorNANA
95DRUGS Ammonia6927
94BIRTHDAY Big Heavy StuffNANA
93BY MYSELF Hecate6898
92TIME BOMB Rancid6731
91I CAN DREAM Skunk Anansie6641
90HEY MAN, NICE SHOT FilterNANA
89LEMONSUCK Pollyanna6558
88ALL I REALLY WANT Alanis Morrissette6490
87BABY DID A BAD, BAD THING Chris Isaak6367
86MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN White Zombie6249
85HANG AROUND Tumbleweed6196
84ALL HOMEBOYS ARE D******DS TISM6093
83SICKFEST Grinspoon5974
82HIGH AND DRY RadioheadNANA
81DEVIL'S DIARY The Caulfields5881
80EMPTY Rebecca's Empire5762
79BLIND KornNANA
78CATHY'S CLOWN You Am I5684
77JESUS SpiderbaitNANA
76HE'LL NEVER BE AN OL' MAN RIVER TISM559
75WHEN I COME AROUND Green Day5499
74THE UNIVERSAL BlurNANA
73BLUBBER BOY Regurgitator5317
72SORTED FOR E'S AND WIZZ PulpNANA
71THIS IS A CALL Foo Fighters5237
70ETERNAL LIFE Jeff BuckleyNANA
69PURE MASSACRE SilverchairNANA
68SUNDAY Mr Blonde5182
67ISLAND HOME Christine Anu5047
66GOTTA GET AWAY The OffspringNANA
65HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME, KILL ME U24957
64LUMP The Presidents of the USA4811
63TINGLY Pop! featuring Angie Hart4797
62JEWELS AND BULLETS You Am I4694
61EVIDENCE Faith No More4529
60SLEEPWALKING AmmoniaNANA
59PARAFFIN RubyNANA
58MIS-SHAPES BlurNANA
57AMOXYCILLIN Magic DirtNANA
56JUST RadioheadNANA
55RICOCHET Faith No MoreNANA
54GRACE Jeff Buckley4489
53HEROIN GIRL Everclear436
52ROCK N' ROLL IS WHERE I HIDE Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes4216
51AEROPLANE Red Hot Chilli Peppers4128
50ALL OVER YOU Live4071
49MONTY Spiderbait3943
48QUEER Garbage3821
47APARTMENT Custard377
46FUNTIME Boy GeorgeNANA
45ISRAEL'S SON SilverchairNANA
44DIGGING THE GRAVE Faith No More3691
43IT'S OH SO QUIET Bjork355
42SUPERMODEL Jill Sobule3459
41I KISSED A GIRL Jill Sobule3318
40UP TO OUR NECKS IN IT Skunkhour3255
39APPLE EYES Swoop3132
38WARPED Red Hot Chilli Peppers3075
37CAR SONG ElasticaNANA
36DOWN BY THE WATER PJ HarveyNANA
35ARMY OF ME Bjork2983
34SUMMER Buffalo Tom2850
33EVERYTHING ZEN Bush2733
32ISOBEL BjorkNANA
31GLORY BOX Portishead2645
30IMMORTALITY Pearl JamNANA
29PURPLE SNEAKERS You Am I2524
28POLITICAL PRISONERS Insurge2425
27FIRE IN THE HEAD The Tea Party2366
26BLACK STEEL Tricky2236
25C'MON BILLY PJ HarveyNANA
24INSOMNIA FaithlessNANA
23GREG! THE STOP SIGN! TISM2110
22SOUR TIMES PortisheadNANA
21DIAMOND SEA Sonic Youth2042
20ALRIGHT Supergrass1979
19TRICK WITH A KNIFE Strawpeople1878
18PROTECTION Massive Attack feat. Tracey Thorn1795
17I ALONE Live1634
16WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue158
15VOW Garbage1415
14MY FRIENDS Red Hot Chilli Peppers1320
13STREET SPIRIT (FADE OUT) RadioheadNANA
12I'LL STICK AROUND Foo Fighters1270
11MISS SARAJEVO Passengers1123
10CARNIVAL Natalie Merchant1030
9MORNING GLORY Oasis913
8LIGHTNING CRASHES Live822
7BETTER MAN Pearl Jam744
6FAKE PLASTIC TREES Radiohead6NA
5YOU OUGHTA KNOW Alanis Morrisette539
4BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS The Smashing Pumpkins42
3LAST GOODBYE Jeff Buckley314
2COMMON PEOPLE Pulp238
1WONDERWALL Oasis11


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Just a question, but did Triple J play a lot of hip-hop music? Because I'd like to see some more in these lists.
They did. The mid to late 90s werent the greatest times for hip hop IMO but it will appear more towards the end of the decade and into the 2000s
Apologies everybody, I've been away for the last week and a half - and couldn't take my lists with me

Now for one of my favourite years of music: 1996
I don't know about you but it was pure joy for me when Double J played the actual 1996 list in full earlier this year.

The Britpop battle was still in full swing, while grunge was in its death throes.

I managed to get to 170 songs this time. Here are #170-#101:
(Edit 14/10/17: make that 175)

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
175MAH NA MAH NA Skin10031
174MACH 5 Presidents of the USA9950
173KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees9835
172CREEP Matthew Trapnell9795
171ALL I WANT Skunk Anansie9693
170PUNK ROCK SONG Bad Religion9563
169DOWN 3119411
168MANKIND Pearl Jam9394
167PUNCH IN THE FACE Frenzal Rhomb9272
166HOW BIZARRE OMC9178
165MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Mullen/Clayton9068
164HEAVEN BESIDE YOU Alice In ChainsNANA
163CHARMLESS MAN BlurNANA
162SO RUDE Rebecca's Empire8957
161LAY LADY LAY Ministry8874
160UNDERWATER Midnight OilNANA
159FSO RegurgitatorNANA
158WOMBO LOMBO Angelique Kidjo8764
157DANG Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
156ROLL WITH IT OasisNANA
155HORSE The Dirty ThreeNANA
154DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE The Fauves8620
153CROMAGNON MAN Snout8589
152LEAVIN HERE Pearl Jam8490
151PEACHES Presidents of the United States of AmericaNANA
150SMILER JebediahNANA
149PROFESSIONAL WIDOW Tori Amos8398
148SURF'S UP TONIGHT Midnight Oil8275
147SIT ON MY HANDS Frente!NANA
146WONDER Natalie MerchantNANA
145HAIL CAESAR AC/DC8197
144WAKING UP TIRED Hoodoo Gurus8083
143TALULA Tori AmosNANA
142ROOTS BLOODY ROOTS SepulturaNANA
141DEAN MARTIN Something For KateNANA
140SAM GRIBBLE'S SpiderbaitNANA
139SINGLE GIRL LushNANA
138ONE TO ANOTHER The CharlatansNANA
137PEOPLE OF THE SUN Rage Against The Machine NANA
136DISCO 2000 Pulp7971
135PRISTINE CHRISTINE Magic DirtNANA
134HOW THE WEST WAS WON AND WHERE IT GOT US REMNANA
133BIG ME Foo FightersNANA
132NOT THE GIRL YOU THINK YOU ARE Crowded HouseNANA
131GOLD TO ME Ben Harper78100
130HOPE The Dirty ThreeNANA
129LAVABREAD TumbleweedNANA
128JET SKI Bikini KillNANA
127MIFFY'S SIMPLICITY RegurgitatorNANA
126HERE IN YOUR BEDROOM Goldfinger7765
125SILVER LIZARD Tumbleweed7659
124DOWN IN THE PARK Foo Fighters7521
123PRETTY NOOSE SoundgardenNANA
122MR FREEZE K'S ChoiceNANA
121HERE NOW The CloudsNANA
120UNTIL IT SLEEPS Metallica7452
119SELF ABUSER The Fauves7330
118SET THE CONTROLS Barry Adamson7291
117SOLDIERS You Am I7180
116ANEURYSM Nirvana7045
115SPIDERWEBS No DoubtNANA
114HUMAN ON THE INSIDE DivinylsNANA
113RHYMES OF AN HOUR Mazzy StarNANA
112CAUGHT A LITE SNEEZE Tori AmosNANA
1111979 Smashing Pumpkins6913
110HEARTSPARK DOLLARSIGN Everclear6858
109SALVATION The Cranberries6744
108YOU'RE ONE Imperial TeenNANA
107BURDEN IN MY HAND Soundgarden6677
106HENRY LEE Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
105MILK Garbage6540
104FOR ALL THE COWS Foo FightersNANA
103ALICE The Cocteau TwinsNANA
102AENEMA ToolNANA
101NEW POLLUTION BeckNANA

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And here is the rest of '96.

Republica and the lovely Saffron come in at #10 with Ready To Go.

The classic club anthem Born Slippy (.NUXX) (must have the .NUXX in there, remember NUXX files?) comes in at Number 9 for Underworld, who continue to make great club music to this day.

Speaking of classic club tracks, The Prodigy released their classic tracks 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe', both making the Top 10 (#8 and #2), both before their parent album was released.

Oh Yeah and Groovin' are two songs that make me very, very nostalgic for the summer of '96 and as such finish very high on my list (#7 and #5).

Everything But The Girl make their first appearance (but not Tracey Thorn) at #6 with their chart-topping remix of Missing.

The actual JJJ #1 by Spiderbait finishes close to #1 (#4) on my list with their ode to the music industry.

One hit wonder Babylon Zoo come in at #3 with his Bowie-esque (absolutely nothing wrong with that) Spaceman.

And Powderfinger put out what I believe is their best song - forget that Odyssey #5 stuff. I picked it at #1 in the Hottest 100 sweep I was in that year and I stick by it!

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
100GOOD MORNIN' You Am I6484
99TONIGHT, TONIGHT Smashing Pumpkins6355
98SANTA MONICA (WATCH THE WORLD DIE) Everclear6224
97GOLD DUST WOMAN Hole6173
96DOWN FROM THE SKY The CloudsNANA
95SHUT MY EYES The Superjesus6081
94I REMEMBER TumbleweedNANA
93IN THE MEANTIME Spacehog5976
92ELLA'S UNCLE Matthew Trapnell5896
91DON'T IT GET YOU DOWN Deadstar5770
90SPECULATOR Insurge5669
89YOU'RE GORGEOUS Babybird5510
88YOU AND ME SONG The WannadiesNANA
87COPPERTONE Fini Scad5442
86HEY DUDE Kula Shaker5360
85IF I COULD TALK I'D TELL YOU The Lemonheads5254
84SUSAN'S HOUSE Eels5156
83IRONIC Alanis MorissetteNANA
82I MAKE HUMBURGERS The Whitlams5079
81KUNG FOO SING Regurgitator4915
80WHERE IT'S AT Beck4843
79BLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD SoundgardenNANA
78HAIL, HAIL Pearl Jam4747
77THE BALLAD OF THE SKELETONS Allen Ginsberg468
76UMBILICAL Mazzy StarNANA
75HOT WATER AND MILK SpiderbaitNANA
74SHOVEL Magic DirtNANA
73NOT AN ADDICT K's ChoiceNANA
72STAGGER LEE Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
71CALIFORNIA LOVE 2-Pac feat. Dr Dre4533
70I'LL BE YOUR MAJICK Def FX4461
69LIVING TYPE Powderfinger4332
68EL SCORCHO Weezer429
67PEPPER Butthole Surfers414
66EVIL EYE SidewinderNANA
65HALLO SPACEBOY David BowieNANA
64BITTERSWEET ME R.E.M.NANA
63I SUCKED A LOT OF C**K Regurgitator4023
62DEVIL'S HAIRCUT Beck3928
61LADYKILLERS LushNANA
60STUPID GIRL GarbageNANA
59DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER OasisNANA
58THE DISTANCE Cake3827
57KEN CARTER AmmoniaNANA
56HEY JUPITER Tori AmosNANA
55TALK SHOW HOST RadioheadNANA
54TOUCH ME WITH YOUR LOVE Beth OrtonNANA
53WOMAN Neneh Cherry3786
52THE ONE Tracy BonhamNANA
51WHAT'S COME OVER ME Frente!3666
502KINDSALOVE The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
49NAKED EYE Luscious Jackson3582
48JERKS OF ATTENTION Jebediah34NA
47GOLDFINGER Ash3385
46ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS Garbage3251
45EXIT MUSIC (FOR A FILM) RadioheadNANA
44HYPERBALLAD Bjork3153
43FABLE Robert MilesNANA
42PASS THE VIBES Definition Of Sound3049
41SWALLOWED Bush2919
40UNDERGROUND Ben Folds Five283
39D.A.F. Powderfinger2718
38HOURLY, DAILY You Am INANA
37A DESIGN FOR LIFE Manic Street PreachersNANA
36ALL YOUR SISTERS Mazzy StarNANA
35BULLS ON PARADE Rage Against The Machine2646
34SCOOBY SNACKS Fun Lovin' Criminals2514
33SHE CRIES YOUR NAME Beth OrtonNANA
32STEREOTYPES BlurNANA
31E-BOW THE LETTER R.E.M.2487
30DON'T SPEAK No DoubtNANA
29TRIPPIN' OVER A HOLE IN A PAPER HEART Stone Temple PilotsNANA
28EVERYTHING IS GOOD FOR YOU Crowded House2367
27COMEDOWN Bush2238
26YOU SHOWED ME The Lightning SeedsNANA
25THUNDER The Mavis'2192
24HERO OF THE DAY Metallica2062
23ZERO The Smashing Pumpkins1928
22JUST A GIRL No Doubt1825
21STANDING OUTSIDE A PHONE BOOTH WITH MONEY IN MY HAND Primitive Radio Gods1736
20CHILDREN Robert MilesNANA
19MOTHER MOTHER Tracy Bonham1634
18GLYCERINE Bush155
17CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA OasisNANA
16HOW TO MAKE GRAVY Paul KellyNANA
15VIRTUAL INSANITY Jamiroquai1437
14STINKFIST Tool132
13POPULAR Nada Surf1248
12SETTING SUN Chemical Brothers1126
11NOVOCAINE FOR THE SOUL Eels1039
10READY TO GO Republica999
9BORN SLIPPY (NUXX) Underworld812
8FIRESTARTER The Prodigy717
7OH YEAH Ash622
6MISSING (REMIX) Everything But The GirlNANA
5GROOVING Hunting Party588
4BUY ME A PONY Spiderbait41
3SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo316
2BREATHE The Prodigy27
1PICK YOU UP Powderfinger16

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I find it odd that a number of these songs missed the 96 Hottest 100. Missing, Children, Don't Speak, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Ironic, Not an Addict, Hey Jupiter, How To Make Gravy, Peaches, Charmless Man and Wonder all seem like classic songs and were all pretty popular at the time so to be beaten by more obscure songs and a song like How Bizzare makes it just that especially when you look at Hottest 100s previously and songs like Deep and Dreams made it.
Hammer, meet head of nail.

That reason is a large part of my motivation for doing these lists. That and revisiting some of the forgotten gems of this era, and maybe bringing these to more people's attention.

The 1995 (especially) and the 1994 lists were similar in this regard.

1996 extended to 175 songs, minor updates. 1997 imminent
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We move on to 1997. Along with 1994 and 1996 so far, the actual Hottest 100 was one of my favourites, and it was coupled with the best Hottest 100 I ever had But I digress....

This is the year of the Whitlams' great Enternal Nightcap album, from which No Aphrodisiac came in at Number 1 of the actual Hottest 100 that year, and several other songs appeared in the 1997 and 1998 Hottest 100s as well.

Silverchair (the members of which were 18 now) released their excellent second album, Freakshow, which will also supply several songs in this list.

The Prodigy released their seminal Fat Of The Land album, two songs from which featured high on the 1996 list, but with many more tracks available to come.

And of course, Radiohead released OK Computer, widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest albums, and I must say I agree. One song from this album has already appeared in the 1996 list, but there will be many more in 1997 and 1998.

Kylie Minogue was still indie enough to appear in the Hottest 100 this year.

Again I have a list of 175 songs.

Here are songs #175-101:
My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
175BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop10242
174I GO OFF Dina Ah Naid10158
173NOTHING Beaverloop10088
172SHAKE HANDS WITH BEEF Primus9982
171BACKDOOR MAN Pauline Pantsdown985
170EVERYBODY'S FREE (TO WEAR SUNSCREEN) Quindon Tarver/Lee Perry9716
169DCX3 Grinspoon9634
168SANDMAN Blue BoyNANA
167AROUND THE WORLD Daft Punk95NA
166SOCIETY Pennywise9490
165SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW Everclear9351
164DEGENERATE BOY The Mark Of Cain9278
163WRONG NUMBER The Cure9145
162DISCOTHEQUE U2NANA
161SOME KIND OF BLISS Kylie MinogueNANA
160COLD CONTAGIOUS BushNANA
159OFF HE GOES Pearl JamNANA
158NORTH COUNTRY BOY The CharlatansNANA
157WAVING MY DICK IN THE WIND Ween9069
156LOVERS EffigyNANA
155STAND BY ME OasisNANA
154THE DOOR Silverchair8927
153TURN MY HEAD LiveNANA
152THE END IS THE BEGINNING IS THE END The Smashing Pumpkins8862
151ANATOMICALLY CORRECT Custard8748
150A LIFE LESS ORDINARY AshNANA
149NEW YORK CITY They Might Be Giants8660
148JOYCE'S HUT SpiderbaitNANA
147AIN'T THAT ENOUGH Teenage FanclubNANA
146YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A WHORE EverclearNANA
145RADIATION VIBE Fountains Of WayneNANA
144TRIKE You Am INANA
143INTERLOPER The Mark Of CainNANA
142ALL I WANT The OffspringNANA
141CHAMPION GrinspoonNANA
140M.O.R. BlurNANA
139TOURNIQUET Marilyn MansonNANA
138FEELIN' KINDA SPORTY Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes8584
137SMOKIN' JOHNNY CASH Blackeyed Susans8486
136DESPERATELY WANTING Better Than EzraNANA
135ONE HEADLIGHT The WallflowersNANA
134SUNDAY MORNING No DoubtNANA
133POPSCENE BlurNANA
132JUST A PICTURE Something For KateNANA
131LOVE ROLLERCOASTER Red Hot Chilli Peppers8355
130BARREL OF A GUN Depeche ModeNANA
129YOU KNOW VioletineNANA
128PLACE YOUR HANDS Reef8270
127FREAKS LiveNANA
126RED LIGHT DISCO MolerNANA
125TUESDAY You Am INANA
124THE GOOD LIFE WeezerNANA
123THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD Rage Against The Machine8174
122GIRL FROM MARS AshNANA
121DAMMIT Blink-182806
120PEDESTRIAN GrinspoonNANA
119WAIL The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
118ONLY YOU PortisheadNANA
117NEIGHBOURHOOD SpaceNANA
116SINK TO THE BOTTOM Fountains Of WayneNANA
115TRIUMPH Wu-Tang ClanNANA
114COOLING YOUR HEELS PolyannaNANA
113FADED Ben Harper7980
112EAT ME Arkarna7850
111LOVEFOOL The Cardigans7777
110SEMI-CHARMED LIFE Third Eye Blind7629
109JC Powderfinger7566
108I WILL SURVIVE Cake7420
107WEIGHTLESSNESS Skunkhour7393
106GOD SidewinderNANA
105ISAAC OR FUZZ Machine Gun FellatioNANA
104JOGA BjorkNANA
103DON'T LEAVE Faithless7295
102SICK WITH LOVE Robyn Loau7171
101CEMETERY SilverchairNANA

Not going to hang about this time - here are #100-1:

I must thank K8 for reminding me of Leonardo's Bride - such a lovely voice and hence two appearances in my Top 100.

Have just noticed how many songs from this year have made the subsequent Hottest 100 all time lists.

Radiohead have two classic OK Computer songs in my Top 10, just like in the actual Hottest 100. Karma Police is at #10 and Paranoid Android is at #5.

Australia's Pendulum (I believe different to another Aussie electronica act named Pendulum of the 2000s) make it in at #9 with their eerie electronica of 'Coma'.

I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but I still love Tubthumping, takes me back to my actual p***-up days - it's at Number 8. It was rather overplayed then though.

The Living End came crashing onto the scene at the end of the year with their anthemic 'Prisoner Of Society'. They make it in at #7.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds make the Top 10 again at #6 with his most beautiful song, Into My Arms.

(Still) my fave silverchair song Freak comes in at #4.

The actual #1 No Aphrodisiac from The Whitlams comes in at #3. I was living 1500 miles away from a girl and the home town I loved at the time so this song resonated with me a lot.

The Fooies released their classic second album too - giving us several songs in this list as well as 1998, including the classic Everlong at #2. Still don't know how it didn't make the original 1997 or 1998 Hottest 100s - was it never released as a single, and if not, why on earth not?

The Verve also released their Urban Hymns album, and its opening statement was the mighty Bitter Sweet Symphony. It's my #1 of this very strong year. Another song that has consistently finished highly in the All Time Hottest 100s.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual Posn
100EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE Everclear7054
99MAY Big Heavy StuffNANA
98LAKINI'S JUICE Live6973
97FROM HERE ON IN The Living End6849
96GREEDY FLY BushNANA
95MONKEY WRENCH Foo Fighters6721
94THE CONTENDER The Mark Of CainNANA
93SMACK MY B****H UP The ProdigyNANA
92HUNTER BjorkNANA
91BEER SANDWICH The Fuck FucksNANA
90ROCK CITY The AvalanchesNANA
89GIRL AT THE BUS STOP My Drug Hell6657
88POST INEBRIATED ANXIETY GrinspoonNANA
87FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Space6575
86COSMIC GIRL Jamiroquai6468
85FUNKY S**T The Prodigy6356
84WAY OF ALL THINGS Rebecca's Empire6294
83CAPTAIN (MILLION MILES AN HOUR) Something For Kate6139
82SEXXY They Might Be GiantsNANA
81DID IT AGAIN Kylie Minogue6081
80BUDDHA BABY Leonardo's BrideNANA
79I GIVE IN Effigy59100
78THE MEMORY REMAINS Metallica5838
77I WANNA BE A DRUG-SNIFFING DOG Lard5783
76I CHOOSE The Offspring5667
75INSTINCT Crowded HouseNANA
74MILITARY STRONGMAN Jebediah5533
73HITCHIN' A RIDE Green Day5425
72DEADWEIGHT Beck5341
71INFATUATION MolerNANA
70RICHARD III SupergrassNANA
69BREATHING THROUGH MY EYES SkunkhourNANA
68IDIOT PRAYER Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
67HAVE YOU DANCED WITH THE DEVIL? RaggadeathNANA
66COWS WITH GUNS Dana Lyons5228
65IT'S NO GOOD Depeche ModeNANA
64EVERYDAY FORMULA Regurgitator5119
63ABUSE ME Silverchair50NA
62D'YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN OasisNANA
61DA FUNK Daft Punk4998
60ASHES TO ASHES Faith No More4831
59SUN HITS THE SKY SupergrassNANA
58TEMPTATION The Tea Party4744
57HELP THE AGED PulpNANA
56THE FUTURE'S OVERRATED Arkarna4697
55FIRE WATER BURN Bloodhound Gang4546
54BATTLE OF WHO COULD CARE LESS Ben Folds FiveNANA
53PULSE Front End Loader4472
52LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola4376
51TRULY Something For KateNANA
50(CAN'T YOU) TRIP LIKE I DO Filter and the Crystal Method4247
49REPEAT Grinspoon4163
48EVEN WHEN I'M SLEEPING Leonardo's BrideNANA
47VOLCANO GIRLS Veruca SaltNANA
46MUTILATED LIPS Ween4036
45ARE YOU THE ONE I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR? Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
44CALYPSO Spiderbait3923
43TITANIC DAYS Sidewinder3892
42NUMBER 1 CRUSH Garbage3752
41BEETLEBUM BlurNANA
40ONE ANGRY DWARF AND 200 SOLEMN FACES Ben Folds Five3612
39WHY'S EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKIN' ON ME? Bloodhound Gang3540
38UNDERWATER LOVE Smoke CityNANA
37SUMMERTIME The Sundays3435
36LEAVING HOME Jebediah3310
35THE DRUGS DON'T WORK The Verve3222
34STRIPSEARCH Faith No More3164
33THE OUTDOOR TYPE The Lemonheads3065
32NIGHTMARE Brainbug2985
31BLOCK ROCKIN BEATS The Chemical Brothers2861
3046 AND 2 Tool2730
29ALL IS FULL OF LOVE BjorkNANA
28BOUND FOR THE FLOOR Local H2696
27YOU SOUND LIKE LOUIS BURDETT The Whitlams2553
26DOWN AGAIN The Superjesus2414
25NAUGHTY BOY The Mavis'2337
24COME TO DADDY Aphex TwinNANA
23WALKIN' ON THE SUN Smash Mouth2211
22ALL MINE Portishead2179
21REMEMBER ME Blue Boy2091
20THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Marilyn Manson198
196 UNDERGROUND Sneaker Pimps1887
18WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? MonacoNANA
17A.D.I.D.A.S. Korn1724
16YOUR WOMAN White Town1659
15YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THIS WAY Ammonia1543
14THE PERFECT DRUG Nine Inch Nails1426
13CRAZY Cordrazine1317
12SONG 2 Blur122
11NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH The Dandy Warhols1189
10KARMA POLICE Radiohead109
9COMA Pendulum932
8TUBTHUMPING Chumbawumba83
7PRISONER OF SOCIETY The Living End715
6INTO MY ARMS Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds618
5PARANOID ANDROID Radiohead57
4FREAK Silverchair413
3NO APHRODISIAC The Whitlams31
2EVERLONG Foo Fighters2NA
1BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve14

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I will update the 1993-1996 summaries similar to above when I get a chance - watch those spaces.
Finally we get to the good stuff

Been an avid follower since the beginning and even been playlisting your lists on Lastfm

Anyway as some may know, to me this is part of the golden era of Australian chart music and Australian music in general (early '96 through to early '99) and coincidentally contain the best Hottest 100's ever

On your summaries first, yes Leonardo's Bride were indeed a wonderful band and you could forever get lost in Abby Dobson's lovely vocal.

I was really late into loving Radiohead but I did enjoy several songs at the time. I still at times struggle to love them as an album act though but as time goes on they definitely did push the envelope by offering something nobody has been able to replicate and probly never will.

Pendulum 90's is a totally different act to the Pendulum of 00's (How does this happen?)

'Prisoner Of Society' was an absolute monster movement in Australian music in general imo, I put it up there with 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' as being the leader of a genre movement. Apart from the bubblegum pop movement of '99-'00 the next big thing would be 'Chop Suey' for me.

Like Radiohead I was very late into Nick Cave. 'Into My Arms' is indeed a very special track.

Freak? Really? It's good but imo the majority of Frogstomp was better but their best was to come later on for me

'No Aphrodisiac' is just one of those universally timeless tunes that we'll continue to hear until we die, superb and Tim Freedman's best work easily.

At the time the Foo Fighters were still gaining their credit and becoming the live band they were and still are. 'Monkey Wrench' & 'My Hero' got a lot more exposure on radio and RAGE but 'Everlong' over the years has become their go to track especially live and of course because of that wonderful video. It was indeed released as a single but again wasn't the monster it should've been.
They began turning heads here in Australia after the 'Learn To Fly' single/video.

Now I love Urban Hymns and I like 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' but give me 'The Drugs Don't Work' any day!

Look forward to 1998!!!!!

Why thankyou BeansterBarnes, I'm honoured! Playlist away

I agree '96 to '99 was a very special time in Australian indie music and chart music in general. We had Recovery to look forward to every Saturday morning to get exposure to this great music too. This time coincided with my first time away from home and independence.

Yep - Freak. Some of their Diorama songs were excellent too I must admit. Very interesting to track their musical growth from 14 year olds again.

I will start on 1998 this weekend, and hopefully by next weekend I'll finish it - another 175 songs to get through!
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Btw finally somebody gives some love to Cold Contagious! I still remember only ever catching the clip one late Friday night but will always remember their epic performance on Recovery
Easily their best track and I really think they are an underrated group in general.

Caught up on this one as well now

I guess this is a more subjective list on your personal tastes rather than what might have been so I won't make any comments on the order of the songs, (other than Paranoid Android not #1 )

Looking at 1997 (won't go all the way back), I'll add some songs I would have included (in my personal list)

I WOULD HURT A FLY Built To Spill
HOW HIGH The Charlatans (Prefer this to North Country Boy)
BOYS BETTER Dandy Warhols
MOGWAI FEAR SATAN Mogwai
R U STILL IN 2 IT? Mogwai
SUMMER Mogwai
AVENGING ANGELS Space
THE LAST AUSTRALIAN GUITAR HERO TISM

Awaiting 1998 eagerly!!
The 1998 list is taking longer than expected, but that's because there will be 200 songs in it!!

Boys Better from the Dandy Warhols will be in it.

You're right about The Living End Beanster, I've seen the 1998 and 1999 shortlists and there are several Australian ska-influenced groups springing up such as Area 7.

Sorry about Paranoid Android but at least I had it higher than in the actual countdown
Blimey that was tough ... but I have completed the 1998 list. All 200 songs (for the first time)

Not as strong as the two years prior, but I have definitely enjoyed revisiting the music of this year. '

Here are #200-101:

My H100 orderSongReal H100 orderActual posn
200THE ROCKAFELLER SKANK Fatboy Slim10063
199SIMULTANEOUS Chef9920
198MR CHARISMA Frenzal Rhomb9872
197JOSIE (EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE FINE) Blink-1829714
196NO SUBSTITUTE Chef9690
195MUM CHANGED THE LOCKS Frenzal Rhomb9554
194BUBBLEGOOSE Wyclef Jean9419
193THE UNFORGIVEN II Metallica9367
192I DON'T LIKE IT Pauline Pantsdown9258
191GOT SOLD ON HEAVEN SnoutNANA
190HIGHER PLANE Hunters and CollectorsNANA
189UNTOUCHABLE FACE Ani DiFranco9160
188SUSPICION BELLS EffigyNANA
187ICE HOCKEY HAIR Super Furry AnimalsNANA
186THE CHARLES ATLAS WAY The FauvesNANA
185ONE 85 Muzzy PepNANA
184LOVE UNLIMITED Fun Lovin' CriminalsNANA
183COUCH SURFER Bran Van 3000NANA
182SUIT YOUR STYLE Hunters and CollectorsNANA
181HARPOON Something For Kate9085
180SAINT JOE ON THE SCHOOL BUS Marcy Playground8976
179TAINTED LOVE (LIVE) The Living End8817
178UNTITLED Silverchair8793
177MAMA'S TRIPPIN' Ben Harper8686
176PERFECT The Smashing Pumpkins8594
175MUSIC IS CRAP Custard8424
174ANY DAY VioletineNANA
173YOU'LL DO The Cruel SeaNANA
172MODERN LIFE RegurgitatorNANA
171FUEL Metallica8377
170LEVER The Mavis'NANA
169TROPICALIA Beck8295
168THE GROUCH Green Day8152
167DON'T GO AWAY Grinspoon8079
166SHEEP GO TO HEAVEN CakeNANA
165DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn HillNANA
164LAST STOP THIS TOWN EelsNANA
163AWFUL HoleNANA
162BAD OLD MAN Babybird7980
161WALKING AFTER YOU Foo FightersNANA
160DIE DIE MY DARLING MetallicaNANA
159HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN The Living EndNANA
158SILVER BULLETS Hot RollersNANA
157WHAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU You Am INANA
156DEATH TO THE APPLE GERLS GerlingNANA
155PARTY HARD PulpNANA
154SPECIAL Garbage7889
153GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Green Day7784
152AMNESIA ChumbawumbaNANA
151GET MYSELF ARRESTED GomezNANA
150PRIVATE HELICOPTER Harvey DangerNANA
149DELICIOUS MolerNANA
148I MIGHT BE A CUNT, BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT A FUCKING CUNT TISMNANA
147CHANGE IotaNANA
146BITTERSWEET SkulkerNANA
145NOW AND THEN The Superjesus7683
144SURF CITY LIMITS The FauvesNANA
143PUBERTY SONG The Mavis'NANA
142CABOOLTURE SPEED LAB CustardNANA
141SOMEBODY KILL ME Adam Sandler7539
140GOT THE LIFE Korn745
139FATHER OF MINE Everclear7353
138VICIOUS PRECIOUS PrimaryNANA
137DRAGULA Rob Zombie7275
136NO SHELTER Rage Against The Machine7166
135BAKER STREET Foo Fighters7098
134DISSOLVED GIRL Massive AttackNANA
133LUNCHBOX Marilyn MansonNANA
132SWEATER Eskimo Joe6933
131BENEDICT Jebediah6891
130MORE THAN YOU ARE GrinspoonNANA
129THE EVERLASTING Manic Street PreachersNANA
128INERTIA CREEPS Massive AttackNANA
127EX-FACTOR Lauryn HillNANA
126WAY OVER YONDER IN THE MINOR KEY Billy Bragg and WilcoNANA
125THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Paul McDermott6731
124LOUISIANA The ChurchNANA
123RABBIT WITH FANGS Magic DirtNANA
122PERFECT 10 The Beautiful SouthNANA
121ALL AROUND THE WORLD OasisNANA
120CINNAMON LIP PollyannaNANA
119HIGH GEAR Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
118TURN THE PAGE Metallica6669
117DISTANT SHORE The Dirty ThreeNANA
116FREE EndorphinNANA
115DEEPER UNDERGROUND JamiroquaiNANA
114IT'S TRICKY Run DMC vs Jason NevinsNANA
113BENEDICTUS BrainbugNANA
112RAY OF LIGHT MadonnaNANA
111EURODISCO BisNANA
110SINNER Neil FinnNANA
109TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME FaithlessNANA
108HEY HEY HEY SnoutNANA
107CHARLIE NO.3 The Whitlams6556
106GET YOUR GUNN Marilyn MansonNANA
105DR WORM They Might Be Giants6413
104DRINKING IN LA Bran Van 30006381
103WISHLIST Pearl Jam6288
102RACHAEL Buffalo TomNANA
101RUMBLE You Am I6165
Some great tracks in this list. Was Lauryn Hill played on JJJ? I sort of fell out of JJJ around this time as Wild FM was more my thing.

Also Madonna confuses me as sometimes she is on JJJ and other times she's not? What's the story with her? Pre 90s she has had one hit make the all time lists but many more could have especially Like A Virgin which has a segment named after it on JJJ. I would have thought Vogue and Justify My Love would have been JJJ hits. Erotica and Secret have a JJJ appeal to them too. I could see Frozen and Ray of Light on JJJ and then Beautiful Stranger, Music and Don't Tell Me either made the Hottest 100 or on the voting lists. Nothing from her thereafter. Die Another Day could have had potential. I am glad she has featured on JJJ but confused by how they feature some and not all her music.
Not 100% sure about Lauryn Hill but I know the Fugees were played on JJJ two years before. But 'The 'Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' was and is a highly regarded hip hop album.

Madonna confuses me too. I agree with you about Vogue and Justify My Love, then she got lost in her own excesses in the early 90s, before coming back in a big way with the 'Ray Of Light' album. she did make the actual 1999 and 2000 Hottest 100s before losing her 'edge' disappearing again in the early 00s. Like you I thought 'Ray Of Light' and particularly 'Frozen' were worthy of making the list too.
Speaking of 'Frozen', it's in my Top 100 of 1998, which is posted below:

At #10 is Charlie No.2 (Buy Now Pay Later) by the Whitlams, the beautiful ode to Stevie Plunder. A hangover from 1997, yes, but one of their best songs.

#9 is Do The Evolution by Pearl Jam, who were as popular as ever, and accompanied by a spectacular if depressing animated video.

Peep Show fans will recognise #8, Flagpole Sitta, such a fine, angsty song. I still had plenty of angst back then.

#7 is the runner up in the actual countdown, the autobiographical? song that introduced Ben Lee to the wider public, Cigarettes Will Kill You. Still stands up well.

#6 is Jeff Buckley's beautiful posthumous love ballad Everybody Wants You, which is still as good as anything on Grace IMO.

#5 are Perth's (which was where I happened to be living in 1998), aka the Jebs, with their great breakup song, Harpoon. As Wil Anderson once said on rage, if your partner plays this song without saying anything else, it's bad news for you.

To keep the misery going, #4 is Brick by Ben Folds Five, his very dark but beautiful ode to relationships gone bad.

#3 is Powderfingers second finest song and still relevant ode to Pauline Hanson, The Day You Come. Such great guitar.

#2, another one to file under 'How the hell did it not make the Hottest 100?'. I speak of the mighty God Is A DJ by Faithless. Still one of, if not the, best beats of the decade.

And at #1, Massive Attack go one better than they did in 1991, and Liz Fraser goes four better than she did in 1983 with the sublime Teadrop, and its amazing 'baby' videoclip. The whole song just takes me to a better place and time. I do wonder what that baby is up to now, aged 19

NumberSongH100 OrderActual H100 posn
100JIMMY ROGERS FurNANA
99WICKERMAN SHOES Hot RollersNANA
98CIRCLE HIGH AND WIDE SnoutNANA
97IT'S NOT REAL Fini ScadNANA
96JUST ACE Grinspoon6018
95DAYSLEEPER R.E.M.NANA
94REDNECK WONDERLAND Midnight Oil5996
93HI C'S ScreamfeederNANA
92A PERFECT DAY ELISE PJ HarveyNANA
91MY HERO Foo Fighters5874
90PUSH IT Garbage5787
89THE RESTLESS WAVES The Dirty ThreeNANA
88SATURATION The Superjesus5699
87TEFLON Jebediah5542
86NEVER THERE Cake5430
85BEGIN AGAIN SpaceNANA
84SICH OFFNEN Not From There53100
83BLACK BUGS Regurgitator5232
82SHUT UP AND KISS ME Paul McDermott and Fiona HorneNANA
81GET 'EM OUTTA HERE Sprung MonkeyNANA
80CRIMINAL Fiona AppleNANA
79HELLO Happyland5171
78I THINK I'M PARANOID Garbage5057
77ROAD RAGE Catatonia4948
76ADDICTED TO BASS Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion4816
75BOYS BETTER The Dandy WarholsNANA
74DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? Happyland4728
73THE SWEETEST THING U23811
72THUNDERBIRDS ARE COMING OUT TISMNANA
71CRY The Mavis'4661
70KELLY WATCH THE STARS AirNANA
69SAVE THE DAY The Living End4510
68EL PRESIDENTE Drugstore4482
67DON'T WANNA BE LEFT OUT Powderfinger4346
66SPARK Tori AmosNANA
65IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers4270
64EVERYDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY Dandy Warhols4168
63MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust4073
62SHE-RIFF Magic DirtNANA
61SONG FOR THE DUMPED Ben Folds Five3940
60BODY MOVIN' Beastie BoysNANA
59PURE MORNING Placebo3541
58SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground3721
57THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET The Mighty Mighty Bosstones3638
56HISTORY REPEATING Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey3359
55MELBOURNE The Whitlams3443
54I LIKE YOUR OLD REMIX BETTER THAN YOUR NEW REMIX Regurgitator3127
53ONE WEEK Barenaked Ladies3234
52SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY Neil FinnNANA
51GIVEN TO FLY Pearl Jam3051
50THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space with Cerys of Catatonia2992
49METAL HEART Cat PowerNANA
48LA FEMME DE ARGENT AirNANA
47BRITTLE THEN BROKEN PolyannaNANA
46GIRLS LIKE THAT (DON'T GO FOR GUYS LIKE US) Custard283
45RASPBERRY SWIRL Tori AmosNANA
44BLACK THE SUN Alex LloydNANA
43THE FEAR PulpNANA
42SEXY BOY AirNANA
41LUCKY MAN The VerveNANA
40POLYESTER GIRL Regurgitator2726
39THE FUNNY BIRD Mercury RevNANA
38THE DOPE SHOW Marilyn Manson2644
37THIS IS HARDCORE PulpNANA
36WHATAREYA? TISM2536
35ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF Depeche ModeNANA
34INTERGALACTIC Beastie Boys2425
33RABBIT IN YR HEADLIGHTS UNKLENANA
32AVA ADORE Smashing Pumpkins2345
31ANGEL Massive AttackNANA
30SUNDAY Sonic YouthNANA
29BLACK UMBRELLA Even2297
28SHIMMER Fuel2178
27FROZEN MadonnaNANA
26! (THE SONG FORMERLY KNOWN AS) Regurgitator206
25NO SURPRISES Radiohead1955
24THE RIVER PJ HarveyNANA
23BACHELORETTE BjorkNANA
22BLACK FRIDAY Grinspoon1822
21CELEBRITY SKIN Hole174
20STEREO The WatchmenNANA
19HARD Stella One ElevenNANA
18COME ON SPRING Antenna1664
17IT'S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins1550
16PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) The Offspring141
15HEAVY HEART You Am I139
14MALIBU Hole1249
13SECOND SOLUTION The Living End1115
12CROSS BONES STYLE Cat PowerNANA
11GONE AWAY The Offspring1062
10BUY NOW PAY LATER (CHARLIE NO. 2) The Whitlams937
9DO THE EVOLUTION Pearl Jam847
8FLAGPOLE SITTA Harvey Danger735
7CIGARETTES WILL KILL YOU Ben Lee62
6EVERYBODY HERE WANTS YOU Jeff Buckley529
5HARPOON Jebediah47
4BRICK Ben Folds Five312
3THE DAY YOU COME Powderfinger28
2GOD IS A DJ FaithlessNANA
1TEARDROP Massive Attack123

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1998 was a good year and I like your #1 much much better than the actual #1 .

I had been really into the music of the mid-late 80s and early 90s but all the bands I loved were gone (Pixies, Smiths et al) or not making great albums (Cure, Ride etc) by the mid 90s and the bands that replaced them I just wasn't into (grunge and industrial) so I had lost interest in new music to an extent.

I heard the Gomez song Whipping Picadilly on the radio while in England late that year and picked up the CD Bring It On, which I loved. Also heard Placebo while over there and got Without You I'm Nothing. First new music I had bought for a while. Got home and played these to my friends, who introduced me to Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed and Boards of Canada.

So in honour of 1998, here is my Hottest 51 of the year

1In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
2Brick - Ben Folds Five
3Get Myself Arrested - Gomez
4Teardrop - Massive Attack
5The Dead Flag Blues - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
6La Femme D'argent - Air
7No Surprises - Radiohead
8The Ballad of Tom Jones - Space with Cerys Matthews
9If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers
10King of Carrot Flowers pt 1 - Neutral Milk Hotel
11Without You I'm Nothing - Placebo
12Whipping Picadilly - Gomez
13! (The Song Formerly Known As) - Regurgitator
14Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2) - The Whitlams
15Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
16Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
17Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
18Just Ace - Grinspoon
19Two Headed Boy pt 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel
20The Grouch - Green Day
21Pure Morning - Placebo
22Sex and Candy - Macy Playground
23Black Bugs - Regurgitator
24The Day You Come - Powderfinger
25Shimmer - Fuel
26Every Day Should Be a Holiday - The Dandy Warhols
27It's Like That - Run–D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins
28A Perfect Day Elise - PJ Harvey
29Sich Offnen - Not From There
30Sexy Boy - Air
31Communist Daughter - Neutral Milk Hotel
32Je Ne T'aime Plus - Manu Chao
33Second Solution - The Living End
34Cigarettes Will Kill You - Ben Lee
35The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim
36Sinner - Neil Finn
37Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
38The Impression That I Get - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
39Polyester Girl - Regurgitator
40I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix - Regurgitator
41Destiny Calling - James
42Kelly Watch The Stars - Air
43Telephasic Workshop - Boards of Canada
44Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
45Road Rage - Catatonia
46Sweetest Thing - U2
47Whatareya? - TISM
48Look What I Found In My Beer - The Beautiful South
49Get It On - Turbonegro
50Ava Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
51The Bartender and The Thief - Sterophonics

P.S. Looking at your list, I missed Rabbit In Yr Headlights, thought it was early 2000s, it can have the honorary #52 position
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Right, blurb done.

Thanks OBOne for your list and feedback first of all.

I don't dislike the actual #1 in the '98 Hottest 100 nearly as much as I did then, in fact it has grown on me enough over the years to make it to #16.

I too nearly missed UNKLE, until someone posted its amazing videoclip a few days ago. Then I was reminded it was indeed 1998 when it was released. It was in fact the last song added.

First thing to say is that I'll have to check Neutral Milk Hotel out! You are clearly a fan. As well as the other songs not common to my list. Also I'll have to check Boads Of Canada's earlier music out as I go through the years, I'm only familiar with their Dayvan Cowboy-era material.

Very nice #2 and #4 I must say

I don't think I have given the Beautiful South enough credit, though admittedly 1998 is the first year I (finally) heard their music.

Hopefully I will have 1999 ready by the end of next week.

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Bongo Bong was an amazing tune. I remember when Manu Chao played that at a music festival everyone went nuts over it.

Was it really a 1998 hit? I remember it being more in the early 00's?
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@K8 Yep, Bongo Bong was 1998. He played at the Sydney Festival 3-4 years ago (was that the festival you were at?) and it was huge. Robbie Williams and Lily Allen do a pretty decent cover as well.

@benji2 I must admit Pretty Fly has never grown on me. Do check out Neutral Milk Hotel, the album (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea) is, to my mind, one of the best!
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No OB..., it was at a festival from 2001 to 2005. I don't remember which as I used to be a bit of a festival junkie back then. Might have been BDO one year. I just remember everyone loving it!
My faves from '98

Btw awesome to see The Watchmen in there, one of the most under rated albums of all time imo.


197JOSIE (EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE FINE) Blink-1829714
193THE UNFORGIVEN II Metallica9367
192I DON'T LIKE IT Pauline Pantsdown9258
179TAINTED LOVE (LIVE) The Living End8817
171FUEL Metallica8377
168THE GROUCH Green Day8152
161WALKING AFTER YOU Foo FightersNANA
160DIE DIE MY DARLING MetallicaNANA
154SPECIAL Garbage7889
148I MIGHT BE A CUNT, BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT A FUCKING CUNT TISMNANA
141SOMEBODY KILL ME Adam Sandler7539
140GOT THE LIFE Korn745
139FATHER OF MINE Everclear7353
137DRAGULA Rob Zombie7275
136NO SHELTER Rage Against The Machine7166
135BAKER STREET Foo Fighters7098
133LUNCHBOX Marilyn MansonNANA
130MORE THAN YOU ARE GrinspoonNANA
121ALL AROUND THE WORLD OasisNANA
118TURN THE PAGE Metallica6669
112RAY OF LIGHT MadonnaNANA
106GET YOUR GUNN Marilyn MansonNANA
103WISHLIST Pearl Jam6288
96JUST ACE Grinspoon6018
91MY HERO Foo Fighters5874
90PUSH IT Garbage5787
83BLACK BUGS Regurgitator5232
81GET 'EM OUTTA HERE Sprung MonkeyNANA
80CRIMINAL Fiona AppleNANA
78I THINK I'M PARANOID Garbage5057
77ROAD RAGE Catatonia4948
73THE SWEETEST THING U23811
71CRY The Mavis'4661
69SAVE THE DAY The Living End4510
65IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers4270
59PURE MORNING Placebo3541
58SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground3721
57THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET The Mighty Mighty Bosstones3638
51GIVEN TO FLY Pearl Jam3051
50THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space with Cerys of Catatonia2992
41LUCKY MAN The VerveNANA
38THE DOPE SHOW Marilyn Manson2644
36WHATAREYA? TISM2536
32AVA ADORE Smashing Pumpkins2345
28SHIMMER Fuel2178
27FROZEN MadonnaNANA
22BLACK FRIDAY Grinspoon1822
21CELEBRITY SKIN Hole174
20STEREO The WatchmenNANA
14MALIBU Hole1249
11GONE AWAY The Offspring1062
9DO THE EVOLUTION Pearl Jam847
8FLAGPOLE SITTA Harvey Danger735
4BRICK Ben Folds Five312
3THE DAY YOU COME Powderfinger28

Thanks BeansterBarnes!

The Watchmen, and Stereo in particular are unjustly forgotten.

Hoping to get 1999 up tomorrow, if not early in the week. Only about 35 songs to place, but at least I have a chance to do appraise them this weekend.
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And finally, here is 1999.

The end of the 90s, Recovery and a great era of indie music.

The first list I've done with the aid of the actual Hottest 100 voting list. Many thanks to thejuicer145 for giving me the links to that.

Also for K8 again for reminding me of The New Radicals, it's in the list at #119.

Trent Reznor gave us The Fragile double album, which provides four songs out of the 200.

It was also a great year for the various types of dance and electronic music. The Chemical Brothers, Moby, Endorphin, P'nau, Underworld, sonicanimation, Groove Armada, Gerling, Aphex Twin, Friendly and Primal Scream all out with some great new material during the year, and some remnants of Fatboy Slim's 1998 album You've Come A Long Way Baby also making the list.

Here are #200-101:
My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual H100 posn
200BEVAN: THE MUSICAL Peter Helliar10035
199NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN Frenzal Rhomb9926
198MOFO ON A MOTORCYCLE Machine Gun Fellatio9859
197DOWN UNDER Pennywise9791
196CHUNKY CHUNKY AIR GUITAR The Whitlams9638
195WE'RE GOING OUT TONIGHT Frenzal Rhomb9564
194HAZY SHADE OF WINTER Bodyjar9436
193AROUND THE WORLD Red Hot Chilli Peppers9337
192NICE GUYS FINISH LAST Green Day9289
191GET IN THE CAR SnoutNANA
190THE BAD TOUCH Bloodhound Gang916
189BIGGER THAN TINA The Fauves9050
188CRASH PropellorheadsNANA
187TOUCH Tea PartyNANA
186CRIMINAL PAST Motor AceNANA
185LADYFINGERS Luscious JacksonNANA
184JAPANESE GAME SHOW B(if)tekNANA
183PURPLE CROWN TurnstyleNANA
182MISS YOU LOVE Silverchair8930
181GHOST PATROL GerlingNANA
180RADIO FUNK EndorphinNANA
179HIT SONG Custard8883
178JUANITA'S COCKTAIL PARTY Not From ThereNANA
17710TH STREET Fun Lovin' CriminalsNANA
176RUBY WEDNESDAY Eskimo Joe8799
175SHE KEEPS SOUVENIRS Pretty Violet StainNANA
174STEAL MY KISSES Ben Harper8685
173WHATEVER YOU WANT Something For Kate8570
172FIND MY BABY MobyNANA
171GLOW IN THE DARK TumbleweedNANA
170WHAT A YEAR Alex LloydNANA
169PLASTIC Spiderbait8496
168YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT US Placebo8387
167KARAOKE QUEEN CatatoniaNANA
166NO LEAF CLOVER Metallica8256
165HERMIT INERTIA PollyannaNANA
164AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT Suicidal TendenciesNANA
163BIG IN JAPAN Tom WaitsNANA
162WHEN I GROW UP Garbage8112
161EVERY YOU EVERY ME Placebo805
160BABY BRITAIN Elliot SmithNANA
159INSOMNIA FeederNANA
158ANGRY ANY MORE Ani DiFrancoNANA
157SOMEWHERE ELSE Stella One ElevenNANA
156SUPERSONIC JamiroquaiNANA
155EXERCISER Rhubarb7920
154BLUE MONDAY Orgy7886
153AT THE RIVER Groove ArmadaNANA
152LOVE LIES BLEEDING sonicanimationNANA
151CLICHÉ ZOO Muzzy PepNANA
150TORNADOES Ben LeeNANA
149PUSH UPSTAIRS UnderworldNANA
148YOU S**T ME TO TEARS The Tenants773
147FIVE FATHOMS Everything But The GirlNANA
146YOU'VE BEEN GOOD TO ME SO FAR Tim Rogers and The Twin SetNANA
145PRETTY THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL David BowieNANA
144SUN IS SHINING Bob Marley/Funstar De Luxe7677
143THE GENERAL ELECTRIC ShihadNANA
142I WANNA BE A NUDIST Regurgitator7558
141SUNSHINE COMES EvenNANA
140NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS Ben Lee7481
139SOMETHING SPECIAL Alex LloydNANA
138THE NEW MATTHEW CustardNANA
137SHE'S GOT ISSUES The OffspringNANA
136SAVING ME FROM ME Kim Salmon & The BusinessNANA
135SEXX LAWS Beck7353
134SECOND CLASS CITIZEN Area 77249
133WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN Blink-1827113
132GUILTY CONSCIENCE EninemNANA
131THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AT MY WORST The Whitlams7054
130BREATHE AROUND YOU Tanya DonellyNANA
129DIDLEY SQUAT sonicanimationNANA
128ONLY GOOD FOR CONVERSATION Stella One ElevenNANA
127GODDESS ON A HIWAY Mercury RevNANA
126LOVESTRUCK MadnessNANA
125STEVIE Spiderbait6984
124UNDERDOG TesteaglesNANA
123CANCER FOR THE CURE The EelsNANA
122BURN TO SHINE Ben Harper6865
121BRING IT ON GomezNANA
120JUMBO UnderworldNANA
119YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New RadicalsNANA
118AFTERWARDS EndorphinNANA
117JOURNEY AGENT P'NauNANA
116ZERO RhubarbNANA
115SEX O MATIC VENUS FREAK Macy Gray6792
114STOLEN CAR Beth OrtonNANA
113I LEFT MY HEART ALL OVER THE PLACE Tim Rogers and The Twin SetNANA
112BAD BLOOD Rebecca's EmpireNANA
111DELTA SUN BOTTLENECK STOMP Mercury RevNANA
110THE ORDER OF DEATH Public Image Ltd6695
109ROUND TEN You Am INANA
108COLD FEELING Underground LoversNANA
107CORRUPTION Iggy PopNANA
106INTERCONNECTOR ShihadNANA
105ALIEN PennywiseNANA
104I WANT TO DISAPPEAR Marilyn MansonNANA
103INTO THE VOID Nine Inch NailsNANA
102WEST END RIOT The Living End6548
101THE MOTH BALL Augie MarchNANA

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Here are #100-1 of 1999:

A young British band named Muse make their first appearance.
As does a young(ish) rapper from Detroit named Eminem.

In the Top 10 at #10 are Spiderbait with their stompin' glam-influenced Shazam!

At #9 are Iceland's Sigur Ros with their beautiful, divine debut 'single' Svefn-G-Englar, With a beautiful videoclip to match. The third Icelandic act
to make the Top 10, if you treat The Sugarcubes and Bjork as separate.

#8 sees the late Eliot Smith with easily his most beautiful, if generically-titled song, Waltz #2 (XO).

#7 sees Alex Lloyd with Lucky Star, his achingly beautiful song about the heroin epidemic of the late 90s.

#6 see Fatboy Slim with Right Here, Right Now, and its great, evolutionary videoclip.

#5 is the actual #1 song in the Hottest 100 of that year, These Days by Powderfinger. Thought they were unlucky in 1996 and 1998 not to finish closer to the top so was very glad for them at the time.
And this is the stark version from the movie Two Hands (which I prefer), not the album version from the following year.

#4 is Rage Against The Machine with the mighty Guerrilla Radio.

#3 is a bit of a bolter, Primal Scream with the intense, many-beated-per-minute but awesome Swastika Eyes. which was released ahead of the Xterminatr album of 2000.

#2 is another dance anthem of the 90s, Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers.

And at #1, the amazing Touched by VAST, which Angel fans may be familiar with. More musicians should use Bulgarian choirs, they sound absolutely awesome. This is a song I can never get sick of, even if the videoclip was a bit odd. VAST never even got close to following this up.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual H100 posn
100RINGO (I FEEL LIKE) Custard6442
99FEEDING CIRCLE PollyannaNANA
98BLUE MOON EndorphinNANA
97TURN UP YOUR STEREO Eskimo Joe6339
96I HATE STUPID PEOPLE InsurgeNANA
95SKINTIGHT The DonnasNANA
94EVERY MORNING Sugar Ray6298
93TENDER Blur6157
92HOME Skunkhour6082
91WHAT IT'S LIKE Everlast5976
90IF EVERYBODY LOOKED THE SAME Groove ArmadaNANA
89MY MIND'S SEDATE ShihadNANA
88RUN BABY RUN DeadstarNANA
87TURN THAT SHIT UP Testeagles5866
86ANA'S SONG Silverchair5715
85HAPPINESS (ROTTING MY BRAIN) Regurgitator5662
84ENTER SPACE CAPSULE Gerling5545
83SCAR TISSUE Red Hot Chilli Peppers5410
82PERFECT FAMILY Diana Ah Naid5355
81HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE Groove Terminator feat. BasshoppaNANA
80THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT The Offspring5297
79YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND Frenzal Rhomb5134
78KOOL 28 DaysNANA
77STRIPPED Rammstein5090
76DEEPER WATER Deadstar4974
75SPRAY WATER ON THE STEREO Turnstyle4894
74LET FOREVER BE Chemical BrothersNANA
73MAKE THE WORLD SAFE The WhitlamsNANA
72GOOD-DAY RAY Powderfinger4768
71ALL TORN DOWN The Living End4641
70CANNED HEAT Jamiroquai4563
69SING IT BACK Moloko4480
68ARMY Ben Folds Five4351
67LADYSHAVE GusgusNANA
66READY 1 Grinspoon4233
65UNO MuseNANA
64NUMBSKULL AshNANA
63ALL THE SMALL THINGS Blink-1823831
62LAST KISS Pearl Jam419
61AULD LILANXIETY ATTACK The Dumb EarthNANA
60ALREADY GONE Powderfinger4025
59ASLEEP IN PERFECTION Augie March3961
58DU HAST RammsteinNANA
57WEIR Killing Heidi372
56LEARN TO FLY Foo Fighters3611
55DON'T CALL ME BABY Madison Avenue3522
54I TRY Macy Gray3424
53DIRTY HOLE VASTNANA
52CHARLIE BIG POTATO Skunk AnansieNANA
51IT WON'T LAST The Cruel Sea3352
50PULLED ALONG BY LOVE Mutton Birds3271
49HER FLOOR IS MY CEILING The WhitlamsNANA
48PRAISE YOU Fatboy Slim314
47HOLES Mercury RevNANA
46WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER Nine Inch NailsNANA
45LEAVE ME ALONE Killing HeidiNANA
44MOVING SupergrassNANA
43BLOOD RED RIVER Beth OrtonNANA
42RUN ON Moby3088
41BACKSEAT CLAUSE Alex LloydNANA
40WINDOW LICKER Aphex TwinNANA
39BEAUTIFUL STRANGER Madonna2967
38OUT OF CONTROL Chemical BrothersNANA
37THE WIND PJ HarveyNANA
36ELECTRICITY Something For Kate2844
35ALL I NEED AirNANA
34SANDSTORM DarudeNANA
33MY FAVOURITE GAME The Cardigans2778
32THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY Nine Inch NailsNANA
31PUMPING ON YOUR STEREO Supergrass2673
30HEAVEN COMING DOWN The Tea Party2532
29MY NAME IS EminemNANA
28BODYROCK Moby2479
27NOOKIE Limp Bizkit238
26WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING Placebo feat. David BowieNANA
25NO DISTANCE LEFT TO RUN BlurNANA
24FREAK ON A LEASH Korn2216
23MASCARA Klling Heidi2114
22FEET TOUCH THE GROUND Jebediah2028
21COFFEE AND TV Blur1947
20THEOPHILUS THISTLER ... AN EXERCISE IN VOWELS sonicanimation1818
19ANTHEM FOR THE YEAR 2000 Silverchair1729
18PASSENGER Powderfinger16100
17STARF***ERS INC. Nine Inch Nails1569
16SOME KIND OF LOVE SONG Friendly1475
15ANIMAL Jebediah1319
14THE CHEMICALS BETWEEN US Bush1246
13FALLING AWAY FROM ME Korn1117
12EMOTION SICKNESS Silverchair1043
11HALLWAYS Something For Kate972
10SHAZAM! Spiderbait840
9SVEFN-N-ENGLAR Sigur RosNANA
8WALTZ #2 Elliott Smith793
7LUCKY STAR Alex Lloyd621
6RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW Fatboy Slim523
5THESE DAYS Powderfinger41
4GUERILLA RADIO Rage Against The Machine37
3SWASTIKA EYES Primal ScreamNANA
2HEY BOY, HEY GIRL The Chemical Brothers227
1TOUCHED VAST160

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The 'Top ten' blurbs have been updated for 1993-96.

I've posted the Hottest 100s up to 1997 on my YouTube page.

Before I leave the 90s (and probably lose K8 ), I will revise the lists I've done. I will especially look at those from 1987-96, based on some of your suggestions and some other songs I've realised I've missed.

I may expand the 1992-96 lists as well.
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Is benji2 your YouTube name? I'll definitely check these out!

Have my own 50-odd faves from 1999 to post as well but still sorting the order of the bottom few (and have added Let Forever Be to my list after looking through yours as I thought it was later). My #1 for 99 wasn't in the actual hottest 100 (same as my list for 98) but you do have it on your list (unlike 98). Should be higher though and you have misspelt it
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My YouTube user name is actually Ben B

My 1997 Hottest 100 is available via this link:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0OBJnkPDKR14ZtTSKTrxTs6IX1KLojwH
and you should be able to navigate to other years from there.

Still posting the 1998 list.

Think I have two suspects for your number 1. I may have missed a 'D' in one of them.
Excellent will check it out.

It's a G
Well have sorted out the end of my faves for 1999. Ended up with a "Hottest" 56 (I had 55 and added Let Forever Be after looking at your list) headed by the completely otherworldly Svefn-G-Englar by Sigur Ros!

1Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros
2Enter Space Capsule - Gerling
3CODY - Mogwai
4Coffee and TV - Blur
5Every You Every Me - Placebo
6Waitin' For A Superman - The Flaming Lips
7What Its Like - Everlast
8Moya - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
9Olsen Olsen - Sigur Ros
10Christmas Steps - Mogwai
11Driftwood - Travis
12Adam's Song - Blink 182
13Little Discourage - Idlewild
14You Don't Care About Us - Placebo
15Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby
16Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
17Shazam - Spiderbait
18These Days - Powderfinger
19You Were Right - Built To Spill
20No Leaf Clover - Metallica
21Race For The Prize - The Flaming Lips
22Ana's Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair
23Writing To Reach You - Travis
24Ex-Cowboy - Mogwai
25I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio - Sterophonics
26Agaetis Byrjun - Sigur Ros
27Tender - Blur
28Mutha Fucka On A Motorcycle - Machine Gun Fellatio
29What's My Age Again - Blink 182
30Guerilla Radio - Rage Against The Machine
31Lucky Star - Alex Lloyd
32My Favourite Game - Cardigans
33Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
34Carry The Zero - Built To Spill
35Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
36Let Forever Be - The Chemical Brothers
37Blow Up The Pokies - The Whitlams
38Praise You - Fatboy Slim
39Testify - Rage Against The Machine
40Voidy Numbness - The The
41Electricity - Something For Kate
42Rhythm and Blues Alibi - Gomez
43Nice Guys Finish Last - Green Day
44Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
45Good Witch - Bad Witch - The Charlatans
46Pumping On Your Stereo - Supergrass
47Down Under - Pennywise
48Exerciser - Rhubarb
49Waltz #2 - Elliot Smith
50Bad Light - Built To Spill
51All The Small Tings - Blink 182
52Anthem For The Year 2000 - Silverchair
53Bodyrock - Moby
54Hey Boy Hey Girl - The Chemical Brothers
55Sexx Laws - Beck
56Theophilis Thistler - Sonic Amination
Very Nice!

Yes, I have underrated (and misspelt) Svefn-G-Englar. Have listened to it again and it is beautiful.

I had completely forgotten about some of these bands, especially Mogwai.

A few of these songs will appear in my 2000 list, when they were released as singles (including another Sigur Ros track).

193AROUND THE WORLD Red Hot Chilli Peppers9337
192NICE GUYS FINISH LAST Green Day9289
190THE BAD TOUCH Bloodhound Gang916
182MISS YOU LOVE Silverchair8930
166NO LEAF CLOVER Metallica8256
162WHEN I GROW UP Garbage8112
161EVERY YOU EVERY ME Placebo805
148YOU S**T ME TO TEARS The Tenants773
137SHE'S GOT ISSUES The OffspringNANA
132GUILTY CONSCIENCE EninemNANA
119YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE New RadicalsNANA
104I WANT TO DISAPPEAR Marilyn MansonNANA
97TURN UP YOUR STEREO Eskimo Joe6339
94EVERY MORNING Sugar Ray6298
93TENDER Blur6157
91WHAT IT'S LIKE Everlast5976
87TURN THAT SHIT UP Testeagles5866
86ANA'S SONG Silverchair5715
80THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT The Offspring5297
77STRIPPED Rammstein5090
74LET FOREVER BE Chemical BrothersNANA
71ALL TORN DOWN The Living End4641
62LAST KISS Pearl Jam419
59ASLEEP IN PERFECTION Augie March3961
56DU HAST RammsteinNANA
55WEIR Killing Heidi372
46WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER Nine Inch NailsNANA
44MOVING SupergrassNANA
40WINDOW LICKER Aphex TwinNANA
33PUMPING ON YOUR STEREO Supergrass2773
32THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY Nine Inch NailsNANA
30HEAVEN COMING DOWN The Tea Party2632
29MY NAME IS EminemNANA
24FREAK ON A LEASH Korn2316
23MASCARA Klling Heidi2214
22FEET TOUCH THE GROUND Jebediah2128
21NOOKIE Limp Bizkit208
19ANTHEM FOR THE YEAR 2000 Silverchair1829
18PASSENGER Powderfinger17100
17STARF***ERS INC. Nine Inch Nails1669
15COFFEE AND TV Blur1447
14THE CHEMICALS BETWEEN US Bush1346
13FALLING AWAY FROM ME Korn1217
12EMOTION SICKNESS Silverchair1143
11ANIMAL Jebediah1019
5THESE DAYS Powderfinger41
2HEY BOY, HEY GIRL The Chemical Brothers227
I left a couple of songs to 2000 as well, even though I remember listening to (and liking) them in 1999 as the vagaries of the Hottest 100 voting lists put them in 2000.
I have now posted the 1998 and 1999 lists on my YouTube site.

About the 1999 list...when I was posting it to YouTube, I looked at and listened to Svefn-G-Englar again, then some of the songs above it, then back to Svefn-G-Englar again ... and the upshot is I have revised the 1999 list accordingly.
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Have added a couple of songs to the 1993 and 1994 lists, and made some minor edits accordingly. #48 was about the highest position affected in either list.

The 2000 list is still a little way away, sorry.
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And so, we reach Y2K. MM. 2-triple-zero.

Blimey, that was hard work. 2000 wasn't the strongest year IMO.

We seemed to reach peak nu-metal and skate punk and skate metal and nu-punk that year. Lots of videoclips featured young kids jumping up and down madly around wrestling rings containing the band.

Powderfinger came up with Odyssey No.5, widely regarded as their best album, the Dandy Warhols came up with Thirteen Tales from Suburbia (their best album IMO), and Radiohead finally came up with a follow-up to OK Computer, with Kid A.

A young band from the UK named Coldplay made their first appearance.

The Sydney Olympics were on, which 'inspired' a couple of songs in the list as well.

Here are #200-101:
My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
200RESPONSIBILITY MxPx9869
199HEAVEN IS A HALFPIPE OPM9768
198NOTHING'S WRONG Frenzal Rhomb9671
197WE HAVEN'T TURNED AROUND Gomez9535
196LAST RESORT Papa Roach9440
195GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB The Fauves9358
194START MAKING SENSE Area-79291
193MY GENERATION Limp Bizkit9121
192MATERIAL BOY MillencolinNANA
191100 FRESH DISCIPLES Machine Gun FellatioNANA
190MY KIND OF SCENE Powderfinger903
189SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT Reef8993
188SHIVER Coldplay8863
187GENRE CASTING Lo-TelNANA
186MACHINES WORK B(if)tekNANA
185CHAUFFEUR CALLED TUNE Muzzy PepNANA
184FULL MOON Armand Van HeldenNANA
183BOILING POINT The The NANA
182BOTTLES TO THE GROUND NOFX8776
181WASTING MY LIFE The Hippos8653
180ORIGINAL PRANKSTER The Offspring8551
179DISCONNECTED Kim SalmonNANA
178SUNSET (BIRD OF PREY) Fatboy Slim8443
177MOVIN ON FriendlyNANA
176BOBBY FISCHER Lazy SusanNANA
175COMING HOME The Mavis'NANA
174THE WAY I AM EminemNANA
173OVER THE RADIO DeadstarNANA
172LOOSE Stella One ElevenNANA
171FINE MESS Tex PerkinsNANA
170BEAUTIFUL WAY BeckNANA
169A POP SONG SAVED MY LIFE Lo-TelNANA
168PORTAMENTO TurnstyleNANA
167SPIKE InfusionNANA
166SUPAGLOO Magic DirtNANA
165TOO BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS The PorkersNANA
164BEN LEE Klinger8397
163WAIT AND BLEED Slipknot8275
162SECRETS Grinspoon8173
161COURTNEY Nerf HerderNANA
160WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? Madison Avenue8099
159LOVE'S SO HEAVY Rollins BandNANA
158BREAKERFALL Pearl JamNANA
157EURO TRASH GIRL Chicks On SpeedNANA
156DEATH DEFY Motor Ace7998
155CALIFORNICATION Red Hot Chilli Peppers787
154HAPPINESS CAN'T BUY MONEY The Tom Tom ClubNANA
153COPYCAT Rocket ScienceNANA
152STAND INSIDE YOUR LOVE The Smashing Pumpkins7778
151TAKE A PICTURE Filter7646
150CAVE MuseNANA
149TRASH KornNANA
148THE DEER IN YOU GerlingNANA
147OUT OF THIS WORLD The CureNANA
146AMERICAN SHOES Motor Ace7565
145SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Elliot SmithNANA
144GENERATOR Foo Fighters748
143PLANET OF THE WEEDS TumbleweedNANA
142YOU CAN'T SEE Groove TerminatorNANA
141ENOUGH TO KNOW SuperjesusNANA
140MINORITY Green Day7314
139MAN OVERBOARD Blink-1827254
138SON OF SAM Elliot SmithNANA
137IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY Boards Of CanadaNANA
136GERMAN FARMHOUSE The Go-BetweensNANA
135CHURCH OF THE AL GREEN Wicked Beat Sound SystemNANA
134DRUGS ARE WASTED ON THE YOUNG Dave GraneyNANA
133TAKE A LOOK AROUND Limp Bizkit7127
132STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF U2NANA
131TONY ADAMS Joe Strummer and The MescaderosNANA
130THE F-WORD BabybirdNANA
129LIKE NO OTHER TesteaglesNANA
128I'LL BE AROUND Kim SalmonNANA
127BURN IN HELL Rocket ScienceNANA
126STUPIDLY HAPPY XTCNANA
125I KNOW WHAT I'M HERE FOR JamesNANA
124NOT THE SAME Bodyjar7020
123LOVE SWEET LOVE MorcheebaNANA
122GOLDDIGGER Supreme Beings Of LeisureNANA
121I OF THE MOURNING Smashing PumpkinsNANA
120CENTRAL RESERVATION Beth OrtonNANA
119PAINT PASTEL PRINCESS Silverchair6996
118MAYBE SOMEDAY The CureNANA
117PICTURES IN THE MIRROR The Living End6819
116SLAVE TO THE WAGE Placebo6747
115KICK IN THE DOOR Skunkhour6683
114GRAVITY The Superjesus6517
113I LOVE YOU BUT… Friendly6456
112ALIVE Beastie BoysNANA
111MARY SupergrassNANA
110FALL TO THE GROUND Bodyjar6366
109BLACK JESUS Everlast6264
108THE REAL SLIM SHADY EminemNANA
107THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET U26194
106IF I SURVIVE The HybridNANA
105SHRUNKENMAN The TheNANA
104ILLUMINATION Rollins BandNANA
103PILOTS GoldfrappNANA
102WORK IT OUT Brassy6089
101WARNING Green Day59100
Here are 100-1:

(small edit 4/12/17: Pissing In The Wind moved to 2001, One Line added)

Note the #100 song - one sport higher than its actual finish and justifying it's inclusion on the H100 CD

At #10 is RATM doing what they do best, raging against Wall Street with Sleep Now In The Fire. Still as relevant as ever.

#9 is The Eels' signature song, Mr E's Beautiful Blues. Come to think of it, that song is still relevant too.

You Am I make the Top 10 at #8 with their most beautiful song, Damage.

At #7 are The Dandy Warhols with their biggest hit and perhaps THEIR signature song, Bohemian Like You.

#6 comes all the way from Finland with the funky Freestyler, one of the biggest dance tracks of the year.

At #5 is the actual #1, My Happiness by Powderfinger. It's not quite my favourite Powderfinger song, but it's a damn fine song.

Number 4 is the big dance track of the year, Groovejet, featuring a young Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Spiller. It still sounds great.

The Avalanches are at #3 with a song from an album that broke new ground and took 16 years to follow up. The song is of course Frontier Psychiatrist.

The runner-up is Sour Girl by the the Stone Temple Pilots. Very late in their career and a bit atypical of their usual sound, it's still a sweet sounding indie tune. RIP Scott.

And at Number 1, Machine Gun Fellatio, also with a very atypical sounding song for them (i.e. serious), Unsent Letter. It may or may not have been co-written by Tim Friedman of The Whitlams fame (he and Pinky did 'No Aphrodisiac'). Their best song by a mile.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
100FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER Queens Of The Stone Age58101
99CELEBRATE THE FAILURE The FauvesNANA
98MIXED BIZNESS BeckNANA
97VEGETABLES Ruck RoverNANA
96MACHISMO Gomez5738
95PURE PLEASURE SEEKER MolokoNANA
94HELLO CRUEL WORLD Klinger5686
93I DISAPPEAR Metallica5584
92SALT David BridieNANA
91GLOCKENPOP SpiderbaitNANA
90DADDY I'M FINE Sinead O'Connor5444
89EVERY F****N CITY Paul Kelly539
88DIRTY JEANS Magic Dirt5212
87HEWLETT'S DAUGHTER GrandaddyNANA
86ORPHEUS BEACH The Go-BetweensNANA
85AFTERWORDS EndorphinNANA
84LIVE WITHOUT IT Killing Heidi5192
83SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL Killing Heidi5070
82ONE MORE TIME (THE SUNSHINE SONG) Groove Terminator4974
81LOST ART OF KEEPING A SECRET Queens Of The Stone AgeNANA
80PICKAPART John Butler TrioNANA
79TEENAGE DIRTBAG Wheatus484
78MAKE ME BAD Korn4781
77EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE Radiohead4642
76SUCKER 28 Days4552
75SAY IT AGAIN Badly Drawn BoyNANA
74LOVELY HEAD GoldfrappNANA
73PENGUINS AND POLARBEARS Millencolin4441
72THAT LOOK BEFORE Died PrettyNANA
71WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? Travis4331
70PLEASE LEAVE Jebediah4230
69LOW FIVE Sneaker PimpsNANA
68BRUTAL New OrderNANA
67SUMMER Machine Gun FellatioNANA
66MARIA Rage Against The Machine4177
65HEJ Skulker4080
64NO MAN'S WOMAN Sinead O'Connor3960
63I SEE YOU BABY Groove Armada feat. Gram'ma Funk3857
62GO LET IT OUT OasisNANA
61THE TIME IS NOW Moloko3745
60CRUSH THE LOSERS Regurgitator3648
59BEAUTIFUL SHARKS Something For Kate3559
58FAST AS YOU CAN Fiona Apple3462
57FEEL THE BEAT DarudeNANA
56I CHANGED MY MIND QuannumNANA
55EVERYDAY Yo La TengoNANA
54FLYSWATTER The EelsNANA
53MUSIC IS MY RADAR BlurNANA
52MY WAY HOME Alex LloydNANA
51SLEEP The Dandy WarholsNANA
50I FOUND A REASON Cat PowerNANA
49STAN EminemNANA
48THE HOLLOW A Perfect CircleNANA
47NOTHING AS IT SEEMS Pearl Jam3385
46SHE SPEAKS A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE Tex PerkinsNANA
45BEAUTIFUL DAY U2322
44RIP IT UP 28 Days3111
43MUSIC Madonna3087
42PLAYGROUND LOVE AirNANA
41DISILLUSION Badly Drawn BoyNANA
40WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD? MobyNANA
39PORCELAIN Moby2922
38GET OFF The Dandy Warhols2849
37NOT AFRAID OF ROMANCE Machine Gun FellatioNANA
36ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY Morcheeba2788
35TOCA'S MIRACLE FragmaNANA
34ONE LINE PJ HarveyNANA
33ROCKSHOW Grinspoon2633
32YELLOW Coldplay255
31ROCK SUPERSTAR Cypress Hill2436
30UTOPIA GoldfrappNANA
29TASTE IN MEN Placebo2339
28BLOW UP THE POKIES The WhitlamsNANA
27SPAWN george2261
26THE GREAT BEYOND R.E.M.2155
25TEENAGER OF THE YEAR Lo-Tel2015
24GODLESS The Dandy WarholsNANA
23BASTARD SON george1928
22I'VE SEEN IT ALL Bjork and Thom YorkeNANA
21STRANGELOVE ADDICTION Supreme Beings Of LeisureNANA
20SUNBURN Muse1882
19PACIFIER Shihad1725
18HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY RadioheadNANA
17RENEGADES OF FUNK Rage Against The Machine1695
16NY BATTERI Sigur RosNANA
15GOOD FORTUNE PJ Harvey1590
14JUDITH A Perfect Circle1434
13I KNOW YOU KNOW I KNOW Tex Perkins1372
12STACKED ACTORS Foo Fighters1218
11NAUGHTY Skulker1150
10SLEEP NOW IN THE FIRE Rage Against The Machine1013
9MR E'S BEAUTIFUL BLUES The Eels926
8DAMAGE You Am I823
7BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU The Dandy Warhols710
6FREESTYLER Bomfunk MCs624
5MY HAPPINESS Powderfinger51
4GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN'T LOVE) Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor432
3FRONTIER PSYCHIATRIST The Avalanches36
2SOUR GIRL Stone Temple Pilots229
1UNSENT LETTER Machine Gun Fellatio116

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I actually think Mary by Supergrass was #101.

Nice list as usual. Love the #1 and #2 songs.
OK I came up with a top 65 for 2000. We nearly had the same #1 but the excellent Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes (from the equally excellent Moon & Antarctica) just got the nod this year. I had problems splitting the two GYBE songs so I put them together, mainly as I reckon it would be ace to have 40+ minutes of instrumental rock in the countdown.

EDIT: And looking back at your list, somehow I forgot Judith, would be higher but has to slot in at 66 now.

1Tiny Cities Made of Ashes - Modest Mouse
2Unsent Letter - Machine Gun Fellatio
3Sleep Now In The Fire - Rage Against The Machine
4We Haven't Turned Around - Gomez
5One Armed Scissor - At The Drive-In
6Beautiful Sharks - Something For Kate
7Idioteque - Radiohead
8Get Off - Dandy Warhols
9Porcelain - Moby
10Sour Girl - Stone Temple Pilots
11Antennas To Heavan - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
12Storm - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
13Ms Jackson - Outkast
14The Deer In You - Gerling
15Roseability - Idlewild
16Slave To The Wage - Placebo
17Horses In My Dreams - PJ Harvey
18Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine
19Nothing As It Seems - Pearl Jam
20Ny Batteri - Sigur Ros
21Shiver - Coldplay
22Green - Goodshirt
23Spawn - George
24Dirty Jeans - Magic Dirt
25Stand Inside Your Love - Smashing Pumpkins
26Don't Panic - Coldplay
27Machismo - Gomez
28Music - Madonna
29Take A Picture - Filter
30Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis
31Sunburn - Muse
32You Said Something - PJ Harvey
333rd Planet - Modest Mouse
34Hej - Skulker
35Catch The Sun - Doves
36I Know You Know I Know - Tex Perkins
37Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
38Rome Wasn't Built In A Day - Morcheeba
39Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
40Hello Cruel World - Klinger
41Holiday - The Get Up Kids
42Freestyler - Bomfunk MCs
43Penguins and Polarbears - Millencolin
44No Man's Woman - Sinead O'Connor
45Mohammed - Dandy Warhols
46Where The Birds Always Sing - The Cure
47The National Anthem - Radiohead
48Wait And Bleed - Slipknot
49Warning - Green Day
50Good Fortune - PJ Harvey
51Rip It Up - 28 Days
52B.O.B. - Outkast
53Frontier Psychatrist - The Avalanches
54Pacifier - Shihad
55Generator - Foo Fighters
56Please Leave - Jebediah
57Waiting - Green Day
58Death Defy - Motor Ace
59Wasting My Life - Hippos
60Teenager of the Year - LoTel
61Yellow - Coldplay
62I Need Direction - Teenage Fanclub
63Man Overboard - Blink 182
64Maria - Rage Against The Machine
65Charlie's Angels 2000 - Apollo 440
66Judith - A Perfect Circle

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Nice list OBOne. Love your #2 and #3 of course, and will have to check #1 out.

Two of your songs will be in my 2001 list.

I had forgotten about GYBE and was unaware of Modest Mouse's output pre-2004.

199HEAVEN IS A HALFPIPE OPM9768
196LAST RESORT Papa Roach9440
193MY GENERATION Limp Bizkit9121
190MY KIND OF SCENE Powderfinger903
188SHIVER Coldplay8863
174THE WAY I AM EminemNANA
163WAIT AND BLEED Slipknot8275
158BREAKERFALL Pearl JamNANA
151TAKE A PICTURE Filter7646
144GENERATOR Foo Fighters748
133TAKE A LOOK AROUND Limp Bizkit7127
116SLAVE TO THE WAGE Placebo6747
100FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER Queens Of The Stone Age58101
96MACHISMO Gomez5738
93I DISAPPEAR Metallica5584
89EVERY F****N CITY Paul Kelly539
79TEENAGE DIRTBAG Wheatus484
78MAKE ME BAD Korn4781
49STAN EminemNANA
47NOTHING AS IT SEEMS Pearl Jam3385
45BEAUTIFUL DAY U2322
39PORCELAIN Moby2922
35TOCA'S MIRACLE FragmaNANA
29TASTE IN MEN Placebo2339
26THE GREAT BEYOND R.E.M.2155
20SUNBURN Muse1882
14JUDITH A Perfect Circle1434
7BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU The Dandy Warhols710

Toca's Miricle made the list. I used to love that song. Was it a JJJ hit?
It wasn't really, but if Groovejet made the list I thought Toca's Miracle could too.
Just heard a decent LAV cover of Torn. Was the original ever a JJJ hit?

I could swear this song has been covered before on LAV.
Sadly no, Natalie never featured on the Js.

Now that the festive season is over with, and I have managed to put together my Top 10 of 2017 for more current Hottest 100s, I hope to have 2001 done in the next week or two.
Good to hear! What's your top 10 for this year's Hottest 100?
FWIW, these are my 2017 votes (not in order)

OH WOMAN OH MAN London Grammar
GREEN LIGHT Lorde
WHAT CAN I DO IF THE FIRE GOES OUT? Gang Of Youths
LOVE Lana Del Rey
PHOENIX Sara Blasko
BOUNDARY ROAD All Our Exes Live In Texas
THE END OF THINGS Gary Numan
TRUTH IS A BEAUTIFUL THING London Grammar
MURDER TO THE MIND Tash Sultana
DO WANT YOU WANT The Presets

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Nice. I'll have to check out the Gary Numan as I haven't heard his newer stuff but love the old. Love the Lana and Gangs songs in particular and the London grammar ones have grown on me as I've heard them more. Sarah Blasko is my wife's favourite so she'll be happy.

I'm currently trying to whittle mine down to 10 including which Gang if Youths song (either the one you picked or Blood or both).
Firstly a community service announcement:

Double J will be replaying the 1997 Hottest 100 on Sunday Jan 28th starting at noon EDST. Still one of the best, if not the best, one ever. Just the songs, not the between song banter sadly, but still it'll be great.

Or you could play my version of the 1997 Hottest 100
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0OBJnkPDKR14ZtTSKTrxTs6IX1KLojwH
And now onto 2001. Apologies that it's taken so long, what with Xmas/New Year holidays, and the 2017 Hottest 100 to vote for, and there being no Sigur Ros songs to put in the list

The year of 9/11

Nu-metal and nu-punk had their last hurrah, while The Strokes, System Of A Down, The White Stripes, Gorillaz, The Hilltop Hoods, The Herd, Missy Higgins and Faker all made first appearances, all of whom would be prominent players in the noughties and beyond.

Radiohead were still going strong with Amnesiac, and Tool with Lateralus

Here are #200-101:

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
200SMOOTH CRIMINAL Alient Ant Farm1006
199IT BEGAN IN AFRIKA The Chemical Brothers9999
198LITTLE THINGS Good Charlotte9893
197FAT LIP Sum 419791
196THE ROCK SHOW Blink-1829654
195LIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDER Rhubarb9586
194LOWRIDER Cypress HillNA NA
193REST OF THE DAY OFF Neil FinnNA NA
192B'COS WE ROCK BrassyNA NA
191MAN IT'S SO LOUD IN HERE They Might Be Giants9452
190REHAB ArkarnaNA NA
189LIFE AIN'T WHAT IT SEEMS John Butler TrioNA NA
188STEP BACK Superheist9397
187PRINCESS UNIVERSE Itch-E and Scratch-ENA NA
186REBOUND GIRL PolyannaNA NA
185LET'S PRETEND WE'RE BUNNY RABBITS Magnetic FieldsNA NA
184FRISCO DISCO Not From ThereNA NA
183DOWNTOWN Alex Lloyd9263
182SPECIAL K Placebo9132
181WEAPON OF CHOICE Fatboy Slim9021
180SHORT SKIRT/LONG JACKET Cake8910
179DOMINO ScreamfeederNA NA
178MINISKIRT The Sleepy JacksonNA NA
177I SHOULDA Celibate RiflesNA NA
176CUT HERE The CureNA NA
175DEEP DOWN AND DIRTY Stereo MCsNA NA
174SHE HATES ME Puddle of MuddNA NA
173MUHAMMAD ALI FaithlessNA NA
172DREAM ON Depeche ModeNA NA
171TEENAGE WEREWOLF FakerNA NA
170GRACE RubyNA NA
169EXCESS TrickyNA NA
168WHAT ABOUT US MinistryNA NA
167UNTITLED The Smashing Pumpkins8846
166JOHNNY APPLESEED Joe Strummer and The MescalerosNA NA
165OUTTA MY HEAD Spiderbait8771
164BREAKAWAY Basement JaxxNA NA
163HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Lazaro's Dog8682
162HUDSON NY Lo-TelNA NA
161YOUR NUMBER IS ONE The Rollins BandNA NA
160THE SOUL OF THE BEAT Hilltop HoodsNA NA
159INVALID LETTER DEPT. At the Drive-In8585
158ELECTRIC LIGHT EvenNA NA
157SCALLOPS The HerdNA NA
156SUPER STRAIGHT Regurgitator8441
155GONE, GONE, GONE You Am INA NA
154ROLL ON The Living End8376
153PLANET EARTH Eskimo Joe8231
152HEATSEEKING PLASURE MACHINE Paul Mc feat. Tex PerkinsNA NA
151THE TREES PulpNA NA
150E-VILLE Sonic AnimationNA NA
149BEAUTY QUEEN LashNA NA
148YOU'RE SO PRETTY WE'RE SO PRETTY CharlatansNA NA
147MILLION MILES iOTANA NA
146UNVEILED NokturnlNA NA
145ALL THE WAY TO RENO REMNA NA
144FOUR ON THE FLOOR Spiderbait8188
143CALM BEFORE THE STORM SparksNA NA
14219/2000 Gorillaz8015
141DRINK TO GET DRUNK Different Gear vs SiaNA NA
140LIFE GETS IN THE WAY EvenNA NA
139LAMPLIGHT RubyNA NA
138BRIGHTER IDEAS Died PrettyNA NA
137REVOLUTION REGAINED Living EndNA NA
136PACKT LIKE SARDINES IN A CRUSHD TIN BOX RadioheadNA NA
135LAST NITE The Strokes7912
134PARTICULAR PEOPLE PollyannaNA NA
133KIDS ON OVERLOAD FakerNA NA
132RETALIATE Mark Of CainNA NA
131GIRLS TrickyNA NA
130SOMETIMES Michael Franti and SpearheadNA NA
129BLISS Muse7883
128A CHICKEN WITH HIS HEAD CUT OFF Magnetic FieldsNA NA
12740 BOYS IN 40 NIGHTS The DonnasNA NA
126KICK A HOLE IN THE SKY You Am I7756
125SINCE I LEFT YOU The Avalanches768
124PATTERN AGAINST USER At The Drive-In7560
123PAGAN POETRY BjorkNA NA
122LA LA LAND Green VelvetNA NA
121NEW YORK CITY COPS The Strokes7466
120I FEEL LOVED Depeche Mode7394
119RADIO #1 AirNA NA
118FOREST System Of A DownNA NA
117DOCTOR? OrbitalNA NA
116I HAVEN'T GOT TIME TO SPELL IT OUT Muzzy PepNA NA
115CRAZY ENGLISH SUMMER FaithlessNA NA
114CONTROL Puddle of MuddNA NA
113SATURN RETURN REMNA NA
112CRAWLING Linkin ParkNA NA
111RISE The CultNA NA
110THE MORDECHAI TAPES The HiveNA NA
109STRAWBERRY DELUXE SkulkerNA NA
108NUMBERS The ChurchNA NA
107HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER (Daft Punk)72NA
106BUTTERFLY Crazy Town7181
105FAT COP Regurgitator7027
104HEY DRIVER Motor Ace6953
103FIFTEEN FEET OF PURE WHITE SNOW Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds6851
102NOT THE SAME Ben Folds6767
101UP ALL NIGHT Unwritten Law6669

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And here is the Hottest 100 for 2001:

At number 10 are the funky beats of Dust Me Selectaa by Gerling. I dimly remember boogieing along at a bush doof to this...

Number 9 is the epic Citizen Erased by Muse. Shades of Knights Of Cydonia in this one, which is no bad thing..

At 8 is James with the extremely catchy (and brilliant) Getting Away With It (All Messed Up). That title sums me up over the years,

Number 7 is the divine Special Ones by george. Katie Noonan's voice gave me goosebumps then and still does now, and this song was an excellent showcase for it.

System Of A Down crash in at 6 with Chop Suey. It was was like nothing I'd heard before then and still kicks ass now. It was everywhere in late 2001. We will be seeing more songs from Toxicity in 2002.

At number 5 is the John Butler Trio with Take, which is another epic. I always preferred it when he got a bit angry, prefer this one to Better Man.

Number 4 is New Order's great return to form with Crystal, eighteen years after they topped my list with Blue Monday. I found most of their 90s output a bit forgettable so this was a great surprise.

At three is another great comeback song, Schism from Tool, after a five year absence. IIRC this song wasn't on the Hottest 100 voting list but still made it to Number 14 in the actual countdown, such is its epic awesomeness.

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The top two were very difficult to separate, but in the end I went with what is still my favourite Radiohead song, Pyramid Song. The videoclip conveys the sense of slow drowning beautifully. Gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it.

And on top is Something For Kate's masterpiece, Monsters. This song summed up exactly how I felt for much of 2001 given everything that was happening. And it still applies, and sounds great, today

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
100ELEVATION U26540
99IF YOU'RE NOT FAMOUS BY 14, YOU'RE FINISHED TISMNA NA
98GET UR FREAK ON Missy ElliottNA NA
97F**K AUTHORITY Pennywise6496
96IMITATION OF LIFE R.E.M.6179
95SILVER SCREEN Felix Da HousecatNA NA
94HIDDEN PLACE BjorkNA NA
93EVOLUTION REVOLUTION LOVE TrickyNA NA
92SHINING LIGHT Ash6380
91SHINING STAR EvenNA NA
90HIBERNATE Big Heavy Stuff6272
89STONE BY STONE CatatoniaNA NA
88THE BOOK OF LOVE Magnetic FieldsNA NA
87THE SHAME OF LIFE Butthole Surfers6095
86TAKE ME AWAY LashNANA
85ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS Ben Folds Five5917
84GET UP You Am I5857
83THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS (IS GIVING ME NIGHTMARES) Machine Gun Fellatio5730
82MAKING THE NOUVEAU RICHE Blueline Medic5668
81HOTEL YORBA The White Stripes5564
80ANDROGYNY Garbage5444
79THE DRUGS DON'T WORK Ben Harper5322
78AERODYNAMIC Daft PunkNA NA
77RADIO The Avalanches5277
76HIDE U KosheenNA NA
75ROCK THE NATION Michael Franti and Spearhead5187
74ONE MORE TIME Daft Punk5061
73LINKS 2-3-4 Rammstein4970
72FALL DOWN Jebediah4828
71NY HOTEL The KnifeNA NA
70PISSING IN THE WIND Badly Drawn BoyNA NA
6960 MILES AN HOUR New Order4790
68I WILL NOT GO QUIETLY (DUFFY'S SONG) The Whitlams4642
67THREE DIMENSIONS Something For Kate4513
66BIG EXIT PJ HarveyNA NA
65MY FRIEND Groove Armada4475
64IMOGEN Mr BlondeNA NA
63JUMP Stella One ElevenNA NA
62BURN BABY BURN Ash4365
61PLUG IN BABY Muse4273
60FALLING AEROPLANES Darren HanlonNA NA
59DEEP Nine Inch NailsNA NA
58COCAINE The Cruel Sea4139
57THRILL POPPER The HiveNA NA
56THE CELL The Butterfly EffectNA NA
55ONE STEP CLOSER Linkin Park4055
54RUN George3992
53A SIMPLE GOODBYE The Cruel Sea3878
52SUPERSTYLIN' Groove Armada3748
51CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie MinogueNA NA
50KNIVES OUT Radiohead3674
49ONE ARMED SCISSOR At The Drive-InNA NA
48WHO SOLD HER OUT Eskimo Joe3534
47STRANGE LITTLE GIRL Tori Amos3445
46SOULJACKER PART I The Eels3343
45BETTER MAN John Butler Trio325
44FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL The White StripesNA NA
43FREELOVE Depeche ModeNA NA
42BLEED AMERICAN Jimmy Eat World3158
41PARABOLA Tool3049
40THANK YOU Dido2935
39MEN ARE NOT NICE GUYS Grand Popo Football ClubNA NA
38BUS STOP BOXER EelsNA NA
37CHERRY LIPS (GO BABY GO!) Garbage2811
36HASH PIPE Weezer2720
35JUST THE THING Paulmac feat. Peta Morris2650
34SAY WHAT? 28 Days and Apollo 4402516
33ALL FOR BELIEVING Missy HigginsNA NA
32THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE Augie March2447
31MS. JACKSON OutkastNANA
30NEW SLANG Shins23NA
29TWENTY YEARS Something For Kate2237
28GO SLOW GIRL Stella One ElevenNANA
27NEW BORN Muse2189
26LITTLE L Jamiroquai2026
25WE COME 1 Faithless1998
24AS I SAT SADLY BY HER SIDE Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNA NA
23THIS MESS WE'RE IN PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke1823
22STARLIGHT The Supermen Lovers feat. Mani Hoffman1784
21AMAZING Alex Lloyd161
20ISLAND IN THE SUN Weezer157
19HARD TO EXPLAIN The Strokes1459
18HERE WITH ME DidoNANA
17CATCH KosheenNA NA
16CLINT EASTWOOD Gorillaz139
15LEGACY InfusionNANA
14IN THE END Linkin ParkNA NA
13SEX AND VIOLENCE Endorphin12100
12WAKE UP Eskimo Joe1125
11WHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT? Basement Jaxx104
10DUST ME SELECTAA Gerling924
9CITIZEN ERASED MuseNA NA
8GETTING AWAY WITH IT James833
7SPECIAL ONES george719
6CHOP SUEY! System Of A Down63
5TAKE John Butler Trio529
4CRYSTAL New Order438
3SCHISM Tool314
2PYRAMID SONG Radiohead236
1MONSTERS Something For Kate12

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Nice! Some good tracks there even with no Sigur Ros.

I thought Kids On Overload was 2002 but on checking it is 2001 so will adjust my list accordingly.
If you associate Kids On Overload more with 2002, by all means put it there
I can't remember exactly when I first heard it, but it was on the 2001 Hottest 100 voting list (available online is you google search) which is what I've been going with from 1999 onwards - you guys don't have to

I won't have the 2002 list done before January 27th, so I hope everyone has got their votes for the 2017 Hottest 100 in and that they enjoy the countdown.
Kylie made the list! For some reason I thought her music from Fever was played on JJJ. Don't know why I thought that. Maybe it's because the album appeared somewhere on JJJ.

Good to see Linkin Park's In The End make it too. I often wondered how this was overlooked on JJJ when a few other songs from the same album were on the voting list. Great song!
It's not that I associate it with 2002, just my recollection is off. I remember Robbie Buck at the time saying that if it wasn't in the Hottest 100 he'd eat his hat. It wasn't . I'm not sure if any hats got eaten.
OBOne: Don't think any hats were eaten, most disappointed...we should hold him to that!

I seem to recall Missy Higgins offering to do a nudie run if her song came in at #1 in 2004...hmm, could make that happen

I also remember the furore about the ABC news theme supposedly making the 2004 countdown. Then it actually did make #11 six years later.

K8: Yes, haven't given up on Kylie's indie cred just yet! And if One Step Close can make the countdown, then the much better In The End certainly can. RIP Chester 😢
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OK now that 2017 hottest 100 is out of the way, can put my own 2c on 2001.

As usual, I forgot a song (Kids on Overload) so there is an unusual number (66).

My top 2 also feature in your top 10

1Dust Me Selecta - Gerling
2Crystal - New Order
3This Mess We're In - PJ Harvey/Thom Yorke
4INDT - Faker
5My Father My King - Mogwai
6Superstylin' - Groove Armada
719-2000 (Soulchild Remix) - Gorillaz
8City Trash - Magic Dirt
9Each Time You Smile - Sounds Like Sunset
10Cloaking - Seafood
11Invalid Litter Dept. - At The Drive In
12Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) - James
13Making The Nouveau Riche - Blueline Medic
14New Slang - The Shins
15Monsters - Something For Kate
16Shining Light - Ash
17Gabriel - Lamb
18G-House Project - Gerling
19Pyramid Song - Radiohead
20Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
21Chop Suey - System Of A Down
22Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
23Knives Out - Radiohead
24New York City Cops - The Strokes
25Fat Cop - Regurgitator
26Plug In Baby - Muse
27Teenage Werewolf - Faker
28Home Entertainment System - Lazaro's Dog
29Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
30Pattern Against User - At The Drive In
31Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
32Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
33Jerry Stand Up - Something For Kate
34Supagloo - Magic Dirt
35Weapon Of Choice - Fatboy Slim
3660 mph - New Order
37Since I Left You - The Avalanches
38Hash Pipe - Weezer
39Phazer Kidz In The Windy City - Gerling
40Say What - 28 Days & Apollo 440
41I Know/She Knows - Faker
42Fuck Authority - Pennywise
43Souljacker - Part 1 - Eels
44Untitled - Smashing Pumpkins
45So Fresh, So Clean - Outkast
46I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead
47Betterman - John Butler Trio
48There Is No Such Place - Augie March
49Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx
50Butterfly - Crazy Town
51Last Night - The Strokes
52Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
53Kids On Overload - Faker
54Four On The Floor - Spiderbait
55Up All Night - Unwrittten Law
56You're So Pretty - We're So Pretty - The Charlatans
57Cocaine - The Cruel Sea
58Fat Lip - Sum 41
59Strange Little Girl - Tori Amos
60Strange - Built To Spill
61Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box - Radiohead
62Kino - The Knife
63Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake
64Schism - Tool
65Sing - Travis
66Outkast - The Whole World
Yes, very annoying to forget a song having spent ages putting a list together!

Had forgotten about Mogwai! I'll have to check out your #9 and #10.
Nice Top 2 indeed.

What is your Top 10/100 of 2017?
My votes for this year's Hottest 100 as below.

Gang Of Youths - Blood {triple j Like A Version 2017}
Smith Street Band, The - Shine
Nothing But Thieves - Amsterdam
Wolf Alice - Don't Delete The Kisses
Ball Park Music - Exactly How You Are
Angus & Julia Stone - Chateau
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Way You Used To Do
Ocean Grove - Thunderdome {Ft. Running Touch}
Big Thief - Mythological Beauty
National, The - The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

In reality, my top 10 songs would be a little different, I would have Shark Smile instead of Mythological Beauty (wasn't on the list) and maybe 2 Wolf Alice, Smith Street Band and Gang Of Youths songs (those being Beautifully Unconventional, Birthdays and What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out) instead of either QOTSA or The National.
Hi everyone!

Sorry about the delay, but I've finally done my 2002 list (aka Annus Davus Grohlus). Although it was also Annus The Vinus too, they made a huge impact on the year too.

I seem to remember being a bit disappointed with the actual Hottest 100 of this year, and the 10 Dave Grohl songs actually saved it a bit.

Consequently only 53 of the original Hottest 100 made my Top 100.

Here are #200-101:
My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
2006.66 Salmon Hater10026
199BUCKET BONG Frenzal Rhomb9970
198ARSE HUGGIN' PANTS Spiderbait9894
197STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Ben Harper9782
196CLEANING OUT MY CLOSET Eminem9686
195A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD Coldplay95100
194HAS IT COME TO THIS? The Streets9477
193OCTOBER JebediahNANA
192GOD IS IN THE RADIO Queens Of The Stone Age9344
191ONE SAID TO THE OTHER The Living End9252
190CALLED Antiskeptic9192
189POCKETS IotaNANA
188GYROSCOPE Boards of CanadaNANA
187TAKE ME AWAY 28 Days9083
186BONDI CogNANA
185ROYAL IN THE AFTERNOON The WhitlamsNANA
184HICCUPS Darren HanlonNANA
183COOL DOWN 1200 TechniquesNANA
182WAKE UP CALL Front End LoaderNANA
181PUSSYTOWN Machine Gun Fellatio898
180HIGHWAY ONE The Waifs8880
179N.D.C. JebediahNANA
178LUCKY WaikikiNANA
177ETHER Decoder RingNANA
176SHAKIN' ROCK N ROLL TONIGHT Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
175HERE TO STAY New OrderNANA
174LITTLE WONDER Augie MarchNANA
173WITHOUT YOU Silverchair8725
172DOPE NOSE Weezer8673
171DO YOUR THING Basement Jaxx8571
170I AM MINE Pearl Jam8428
169AMMYL Killing HeidiNANA
168THE LIGHTS ARE BACK ON The WhitlamsNANA
167DREAMING OF YOU The CoralNANA
166DOWN RIVER Wilcannia Mob8351
165DY-NA-MIT-EE Ms. Dynamite8275
164PURPLE HAZE Groove Armada8189
163OTHERWISE MorcheebaNANA
162PUNK'S NOT DEAD Darren Hanlon8045
161PARTY HARD Andrew WKNANA
160IVANKA Imperial TeenNANA
159MAIN OFFENDER The HivesNANA
158WHO PUT THE DEVIL IN YOU You Am I7979
157WORLD UPON YOUR SHOULDERS Silverchair7876
156RELEASE george7732
155TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT JetNANA
154ONE IN A MILLION Bodyjar7631
153WHAT WOULD YOU DO Living EndNANA
152WHAT'S THE DEAL? 28 Days7541
151SLIPPING AWAY EvermoreNANA
150LUV YOUR LIFE Silverchair7435
149WEAK BECOME HEROES The StreetsNANA
148FULL TILT BOOGIE Hilltop HoodsNANA
147BREAKING IT SLOWLY george7343
146NOBODY LIKES A BOGAN Area 77265
145BY THE WAY Red Hot Chilli Peppers719
144WASTED AND READY Ben KwellerNANA
143CURIOUS My Friend The Chocolate CakeNANA
142CONCRETE SKY Beth OrtonNANA
141ROLLER COASTER Machine Gun Fellatio706
140LIES The Waifs6996
139THE ZEPHYR SONG Red Hot Chilli Peppers6816
138HIGHLY EVOLVED The Vines6719
137HONESTLY ZwanNANA
136PAPER TIGER BeckNANA
135MADE FROM CONCENTRATE Muzzy PepNANA
134FRENETIC OrbitalNANA
133LOST CONTROL Grinspoon6614
132TIMES LIKE THESE Foo Fighters6523
131A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION Elvis v JXL6460
130SILENT SIGH Badly Drawn Boy6390
129GHETTO Supreme Beings Of LeisureNANA
128SWEET N SOUR Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
127SON OF THREE BreedersNANA
126WHERE THE FLAVOUR IS MudhoneyNANA
125LITTLE RHYMES Mercury RevNANA
124LONDON STILL The Waifs623
123THE TEST Chemical BrothersNANA
122THE INNER WEST David McCormack and The PolaroidsNANA
121SHE WEARS A MASK Machine Translations6195
120GETAWAY The MusicNANA
119TAKE IT SLOW Machine Gun Fellatio6059
118A THOUSAND MILES Grinspoon5947
117DO IT LashNANA
116TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE Bodyjar5899
115BRING IT ON Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsNANA
114YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS: PT 1 The Flaming LipsNANA
113LIAR Eskimo JoeNANA
112SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT Badly Drawn Boy5778
111HERE COMES SEPTEMBER Waikiki5636
110SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE Audioslave5572
109RUNNING WITH SCISSORS Ben LeeNANA
108LIKE A CALL Architecture In HelsinkiNANA
107HUFFER BreedersNANA
106PRECIOUS THINGS Blueline MedicNANA
105WRITTEN IN THE STARS Paul WellerNANA
104TAKE IT OFF The DonnasNANA
103CRAVE Butterfly EffectNANA
102STRUNG OUT Dot AllisonNANA
101SHOT SHOT Gomez5464



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Here are #100-1 for 2002.

Basement Jaxx make the Top 10 for the second year in a row with their very steamy 'Get Me Off'. A much pleasanter film clip too than 'Where's Your Head At' I must say

george released their fine 'Polyserena' album after a long wait, but well worth it. They too make the Top 10 for the second year in a row at #9 with Katie Noonan's beautiful vocal on Breathe In Now.

Number 8 sees the best of the many Foo Fighters tracks of 2002 IMO - All My Life. Still kicks a fair but of ass.

At Number 7 is the best U2 track in many, many years - Electrical Storm. Such a beautiful song. How this one only got to #97 in the actual countdown, when Sweetest Thing, Beautiful Day, Elevation and Vertigo all made the Top 40, I've never understood.

At number 6 is The People from Leeds' sadly forgotten The Music. This song was a massive opening salvo from them, followed by a strong first album - then another album in 2004 - then I never heard from them again here in Australia, although apparently they kept going until 2011. I think this song came out at the tail end of 2002 which is why I think it didn't feature in the Hottest 100 that year. It should have, it's another kick-ass song.

Fair play, Marshall Mathers. I've never been much of a fan of Eminem but he knocked it out of the park with this tongue-in-cheek number. And you can dance and sing along to it to it. I'm talking about Without Me of course, it comes in at #5. The film clip still cracks me up too.

At #4 is Howlin' Pete Almqvist and the rest of The Hives with I Hate To Say I Told You So. Pete never howled better than in this belter track.

Number three is Grinspoon's finest song, Chemical Heart. So wonderfully heartfelt. Unlucky not to top the actual poll that year too...

But it was kept from that spot by the Number 2 track in my list, the killer No One Knows from the Queens Of The Stone Age. A deserved winner of the actual poll, and it still stands up as one of the strongest Hottest 100 Number 1s.

And at number one - the closing track from Sigur Ros' () album - Untitled 8
or Popplagio. Eleven minutes of sheer awesomeness which they haven't come close to replicating since. The same could be said about the whole () album really.

The Top 100:
My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual posn
100DO IT WITH MADONNA The Androids5354
99KEEP FISHIN' Weezer5224
98SUPER SHOWBIZ STAR Sonic AnimationNANA
97SEEN IT COMING The ChurchNANA
96MF FROM HELL The DatsunsNANA
95NO CHOICE Cruel SeaNANA
94MISS LUCIFER Primal ScreamNANA
93PERISCOPES The Beautiful GirlsNANA
92TWO MONTHS OFF UnderworldNANA
91SNOW PATROL AlpinestarsNANA
90A SORTA FAIRYTALE Tori Amos5193
89DISENCHANTED LULLABY Foo Fighters5055
88DIVINE Supreme Beings Of LeisureNANA
87BANG Yeah Yeah YeahsNANA
86BANGIN ON Johnny Marr and the HealersNANA
85TAKE THE LONG ROAD AND WALK IT The MusicNANA
84DEAD STAR MuseNANA
83IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT SloanNANA
82HARMONIC GENERATOR The DatsunsNANA
81EVERYTHING'S GONE BAD The Fergusons4988
80IT'S IN OUR HANDS BjorkNANA
79NOTHING LASTS FOREVER JebediahNANA
78MS. JACKSON The Vines4830
77MADDER Groove ArmadaNANA
76X-PRESS-2 FEAT. DAVID BYRNE Lazy NANA
75FEET AND BODY Wicked Beat Sound SystemNANA
74ACNE AND PEROXIDE KlingerNANA
73LOVE FOOLOSOPHY Jamiroquai4757
72PARIS, TEXAS CogNANA
71DON'T BOMB WHEN YOU'RE THE BOMB BlurNANA
70YOU THINK I AIN'T WORTH A DOLLAR Queens Of The Stone Age4681
69BURNDT JAMB Weezer NANA
68WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY ROCK'N'ROLL Black Rebel Motorcycle Club4568
67SICK Sneaker PimpsNANA
66THERE GOES THE FEAR DovesNANA
65THE GREATEST VIEW Silverchair4410
64TAKEN FOR GRANTED SiaNANA
63THIS TRAIN WILL BE TAKING NO PASSENGERS Augie March4366
62YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING Jamiroquai4250
61LITTLE BY LITTLE Oasis4184
60WHAT'S GOLDEN Jurassic 54049
59TOXICITY System Of A Down3918
58SHOCK (LIVING WITHOUT YOU) Cartman3898
57GOLDEN AGE Midnight OilNANA
56GOODBYE The CoralNANA
55SEVENTEEN LadytronNANA
54IN MY PLACE Coldplay3739
53THE ONE Foo Fighters3611
52ROCK STAR N*E*R*D3546
51HUNGRY KosheenNANA
50I LIKE IT LIKE THIS My Friend The Chocolate CakeNANA
49COCHISE Audioslave3420
48NEW TECHNOLOGY Waikiki3367
47TRIBUTE Tenacious DNANA
46CARRY ON Motor Ace3229
45NO REASON Grinspoon3115
44HITTING THE GROUND Gordon Gano and PJ Harvey3058
43HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS John Butler Trio2927
42DON'T MUG YOURSELF The Streets2842
41STAR GUITAR The Chemical Brothers2785
40YOUR WAY Sarah BlaskoNANA
39I'M A DJ Sonic Animation2674
38THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL The Drugs2538
37MUSIC IS MATH Boards of CanadaNANA
36FIRST IT GIVETH Queens Of The Stone Age2456
35ROCK NUGGET SkulkerNANA
34SAY SOMETHING Something For Kate2363
33OUTTATHAWAY!! The Vines2221
32DO YOU REALISE? The Flaming LipsNANA
31SLIP AND SLIDE (SUICIDE) KosheenNANA
30ACROSS THE NIGHT Silverchair2162
29INNERVISION System Of A Down2087
28BEING FOLLOWED Rocket Science1991
27WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS Moby1861
26YOU WERE RIGHT Badly Drawn BoyNANA
25COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie MinogueNANA
24EXTREME WAYS MobyNANA
23CLOCKS Coldplay1769
22KARMA 1200 Techniques164
21LOSE YOURSELF Eminem157
20FALL FOR YOU The Whitlams1440
19YOU KNOW YOU'RE RIGHT Nirvana1312
18CEASE2EXIST LadytronNANA
17GO WITH THE FLOW Queens Of The Stone Age1248
16AERIALS System Of A Down1137
15COMFORT ME Pacifier1034
14SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE Ben Lee922
13GET FREE The Vines85
12UNTITLED 5 (ALAFOSS) Sigur RosNANA
11LOVE BURNS Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubNANA
10GET ME OFF Basement Jaxx753
9BREATHE IN NOW georgeNANA
8ALL MY LIFE Foo Fighters613
7ELECTRICAL STORM U2597
6THE PEOPLE The MusicNANA
5WITHOUT ME Eminem417
4HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO The Hives333
3CHEMICAL HEART Grinspoon22
2NO ONE KNOWS Queens Of The Stone Age11
1UNTITLED 8 (POPPLAGIO) Sigur RosNANA


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Hopefully the wait for the 2003 and 2004 lists won't be as long as I've already got 'shortlists' of more of 200 songs, something it took me ages to get to for 2002.
Nice list as always!

Especially like the #2!!

I didn't include Popplagio on my list as I prefer some of the other songs but it was a highlight (and finale) of their live set when I saw them last year.

I got to 100 songs for 2002, mainly because of the sheer volume of songs from Interpol's majestic Turn On The Bright Lights, which is right up there for my favourite album of all time. There were also brilliant albums from QOTSA, Sigur Ros, Beck and Broken Social Scene, making it a very good year IMHO

100Time Like These - Foo Fighters
99Now She Sleeps In The Good Soil Of Denmark - Dave & The Citizens
98Clocks - Coldplay
97The Way We Get By - Spoon
96Punk's Not Dead - Darren Hanlon
95Hope Is Where The Heart Is - Seraphs Coal
94Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
93Called - Antiskeptic
92This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers - Augie March
91Killian's Red - Nada Surf
90Comfort Me - Pacifier
89The Scientist - Coldplay
88Main Offender - The Hives
87Carry On - Motor Ace
86Rollercoaster - Machine Gun Fellatio
85Without You - Silverchair
841000 Miles - Grinspoon
83Shock (Living Without You) - Cartman
82Aerials - System Of A Down
81The Go Slow - Biffy Clyro
80The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
79The Sky Is Fallin' - Queens Of The Stone Age
78A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs JXL
77The New - Interpol
76Man Or Mouse - Millencolin
75Karma - 1200 Techniques
74Lost Control - Grinspoon
73What's Golden - Jurasssic 5
72Work It - Missy Elliot
71You Think I 'Aint Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age
70Is This The Part? - One Dollar Short
69Get Free - The Vines
68Already Dead - Beck
67Something To Talk About - Badly Drawn Boy
66M62 Song - Doves
65Keep Fishin' - Weezer
64The Specialist - Interpol
63Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - Flaming Lips
62Shot Shot - Gomez
61Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
60Too Drunk To Drive - Bodyjar/Adalita
59Arse Huggin Pants - Silverchair
58Lullaby - The Tea Party
57Guess I'm Doing Fine - Beck
56Hitting The Ground - PJ Harvery/Gordon Gano
55Frysta (Untitled 2) - Sigur Ros
54Crave - The Butterfly Effect
53Dy-Na-Mi-Te - Ms. Dynamite
52Capitalism Stole My Virginity - International Noise Conspiracy
51Lucky - Waikiki
50Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
49Don't Mug Yourself - The Streets
48Get Me Off - Basement Jaxx
47God Is In The Radio - Queens Of The Stone Age
46Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
45Something Borrowed Something Blue - Ben Lee
44Attack Of The Ghost Riders - The Raveonettes
43Pounding - Doves
42Rock Star - N*E*R*D
41Another Morning Stoner - Trail Of The Dead
40A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
39She Wears A Mask - Machine Translations
38Take It Slow - Machine Gun Fellatio
37Here Comes September - Waikiki
36A Praise Chorus - Jimmy Eat World
35Roland - Interpol
34KC Accidental - Broken Social Scene
33London Still - The Waifs
32Hurt - Johnny Cash
31There Goes The Fear - Doves
30Hangin' Tree - Queens Of The Stone Age
29Ms Jackson - The Vines
28Toxicity - System Of A Down
27Being Followed - Rocket Science
26Do You Realise? - Flaming Lips
25PDA - Interpol
24Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
23The Cell - The Butterfly Effect
22Satelitte - One Dollar Short
21The Golden Age - Beck
20NYC - Interpol
19Hot Computer (Summer Laptop Remix) - Gerling
18To Hell With Good Intentions - McCluskey
17Highly Evolved - The Vines
16First It Giveth - Queens Of The Stone Age
15Purple Haze - Groove Armada
14Joy.Discovery.Invention - Biffy Clyro
13Cause = Time - Broken Social Scene
12Up For Sale - International Noise Conspiracy
11Hands Away - Interpol
10You Are My Joy - The Reindeer Section
9Untitled - Interpol
8Go With The Flow - Queens Of The Stone Age
7Njosnavellin (Untitled 4) - Sigur Ros
6Leif Erickson - Interpol
5Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
4Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down - Interpol
3Vaka (Untitled 1) - Sigur Ros
2No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
1Obstacle 1 - Interpol

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Sorry but Get Me Off is blah!

Polyserena was definitely a highlight for not just the year but also Australian music in general.

All My Life definitely stands up today as one of their more substantial rockers with edge.

I also absolutely adore Electrical Storm and I still don't understand the hate U2 cop post All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Really didn't get into The Music but it's pretty cool in retrospect.

Totally right about Without Me, it's a pity it was eventually over shadow by the mammoth Lose Yourself.

Liking The Hives imput and is still cool

I've never warmed to Chemical Fart, would've preferred to see [iLost Control OR 1,000 Miles here

I'm probly the only impartial person to No One Knows and prefer a lot of their other work. Just find it slightly over rated in general.

Sigur Ros I'm not a fan and that's being nice

197STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Ben Harper9782
195A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD Coldplay95100
190CALLED Antiskeptic9192
185ROYAL IN THE AFTERNOON The WhitlamsNANA
173WITHOUT YOU Silverchair8725
172DOPE NOSE Weezer8673
170I AM MINE Pearl Jam8428
161PARTY HARD Andrew WKNANA
156RELEASE george7732
150LUV YOUR LIFE Silverchair7435
147BREAKING IT SLOWLY george7343
145BY THE WAY Red Hot Chilli Peppers719
141ROLLER COASTER Machine Gun Fellatio706
139THE ZEPHYR SONG Red Hot Chilli Peppers6816
138HIGHLY EVOLVED The Vines6719
137HONESTLY ZwanNANA
133LOST CONTROL Grinspoon6614
132TIMES LIKE THESE Foo Fighters6523
118A THOUSAND MILES Grinspoon5947
110SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE Audioslave5572
104TAKE IT OFF The DonnasNANA
103CRAVE Butterfly EffectNANA
99KEEP FISHIN' Weezer5224
96MF FROM HELL The DatsunsNANA
84DEAD STAR MuseNANA
79NOTHING LASTS FOREVER JebediahNANA
68WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY ROCK'N'ROLL Black Rebel Motorcycle Club4568
65THE GREATEST VIEW Silverchair4410
61LITTLE BY LITTLE Oasis4184
59TOXICITY System Of A Down3918
55SEVENTEEN LadytronNANA
54IN MY PLACE Coldplay3739
53THE ONE Foo Fighters3611
52ROCK STAR N*E*R*D3546
49COCHISE Audioslave3420
47TRIBUTE Tenacious DNANA
46CARRY ON Motor Ace3229
42DON'T MUG YOURSELF The Streets2842
38THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL The Drugs2538
34SAY SOMETHING Something For Kate2363
33OUTTATHAWAY!! The Vines2221
32DO YOU REALISE? The Flaming LipsNANA
30ACROSS THE NIGHT Silverchair2162
29INNERVISION System Of A Down2087
25COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie MinogueNANA
20FALL FOR YOU The Whitlams1440
19YOU KNOW YOU'RE RIGHT Nirvana1312
17GO WITH THE FLOW Queens Of The Stone Age1248
16AERIALS System Of A Down1137
13GET FREE The Vines85
9BREATHE IN NOW georgeNANA
8ALL MY LIFE Foo Fighters613
7ELECTRICAL STORM U2597
5WITHOUT ME Eminem417
4HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO The Hives333
2NO ONE KNOWS Queens Of The Stone Age11

2003: The year of Powderfinger and 'Byron Bay' music

By that I mean in the actual countdown there were five Powderfinger songs, three of which made the Top 10, and every third song seemed to be an acoustic number from one of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti or The Beautiful Girls!

A couple of big 2000s acts appeared for the first time: Little Birdy, Gyroscope, The Panics (all from WA too)

The White Stripes released their appropriately huge Elephant album, Powderfinger released Vulture St and The Dandy Warhols released Welcome To The Monkey House. Very animal themed indeed...

Like every year from 1999, the majority (but not all) of the songs on this list were either in the actual countdown or on the official voting list.

Here are #200-101:
My posnSongH100 orderActual posn
200WE DON'T PLAY GUITARS Chicks On Speed (featuring Peaches)10184
199CLOCKS (ROYKSOPP REMIX) Coldplay1005
198RUSSELL CROWE'S BAND Frenzal Rhomb9926
197FEELING THIS Blink-1829853
196MILKSHAKE Kelis9779
195GIRL, YOU HAVE NO FAITH IN MEDICINE The White Stripes9689
194SNEAKER SEX FriendlyNANA
193TAYLOR Jack Johnson9517
192VOICES IN MY HEAD Machine Gun Fellatio9488
191ST. ANGER Metallica9361
190PASS THAT DUTCH Missy Elliott9285
189HIGH ROLLING The Beautiful GirlsNANA
188VAMOS EndorphinNANA
187THE CHARIOT The Cat Empire91100
186TIMES LIKE THESE Jack Johnson9040
185PLEASURE LOVERS Muzzy PepNANA
184SISTA (LIVE) The John Butler Trio8951
183SPEAKERS PUSH THE AIR Pretty Girls Make GravesNANA
182THE OWLS GO Architecture In HelsinkiNANA
181WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FUNK? BrassyNANA
180GIRL'S NOT GREY AFI8871
179I WANNA GO HOME Ugly DucklingNANA
178NAKED Ben LeeNANA
177FRIDAY COME FIVE Bob EvansNANA
176OPEN UP CogNANA
175VAMPIRE RACECOURSE The Sleepy Jackson8791
174JUST A RASCAL Dizzee RascalNANA
173SET YOU FREE Black KeysNANA
172COMING HOME SkulkerNANA
171TALKIN' GYPSY MARKET BLUES The CoralNANA
170WOOMERA NokturnlNANA
169WASTED TIME Kings Of LeonNANA
168TESTIMONIAL YEAR Hilltop HoodsNANA
16712:51 The Strokes8643
166FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER The Waifs8550
165A MOVIE SCRIPT ENDING Death Cab For CutieNANA
164THIS IS IT Ryan AdamsNANA
163ONLY A THOUGHT The PanicsNANA
162DAYS LIKE THESE The Cat Empire8437
161TABLOID MAGAZINE The Living End8366
160I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF The White Stripes8293
159WATCHING YOU The BaggsmenNANA
158LYRIC ZwanNANA
157SPREAD OutkastNANA
156EVERYTIME Butterfingers8138
155WATCH OUT BOYS Magic Dirt8060
154WHO'S GONNA SAVE US? The Living End7923
153LOOK GOOD IN LEATHER Cody ChesnuTT7874
152DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE Ben Harper7718
151GROWING ON ME The Darkness7697
150LET'S GET SPAZZY The SpazzysNANA
149CISH CASH Basement JaxxNANA
148BEAT ON/BEAT OFF PresetsNANA
147ROCK OF GIBRALTAR Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsNANA
146BREAK IT DOWN (JAMES BROWN) Offcutts7590
145LITTLE EYES Yo La TengoNANA
144BULLETPROOF PacifierNANA
143CHERRY BLOSSOM GIRL AirNANA
142LUCID Tex PerkinsNANA
141LIGHTHOUSE The Waifs7412
140SIX BARREL SHOTGUN Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubNANA
139LITTLE ELECTRIC CHAIR Iggy PopNANA
138EVERYONE DESERVES MUSIC Michael Franti and Spearhead7334
137THE CALLING Hilltop HoodsNANA
136HANGING AROUND THE DAY Polyphonic SpreeNANA
135THE SEED (2.0) The Roots (featuring Cody ChesnuTT)7275
134WELCOME SHOPPERS Decoder RingNANA
133LOVESONG Amiel7167
132SUNSETS Powderfinger707
131THE SWITCH Planet FunkNANA
130EVOLUTION Cat PowerNANA
129STRICT MACHINE GoldfrappNANA
128DATE WITH THE NIGHT Yeah Yeah YeahsNANA
127THREE BRANDS OF IMPOSSIBLE BaggsmenNANA
126I-E-A-I-A-I-O System of A DownNANA
125GET YOURSELF HIGH Chemical BrothersNANA
124GAY BAR Electric Six6933
123RISE OR FALL Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubNANA
122OF A BROKEN HEART ZwanNANA
121YOUNG PILGRIMS The ShinsNANA
120SEEING RED Killing JokeNANA
119THE PRICE OF OIL Billy BraggNANA
118SOMEWHERE I BELONG Linkin ParkNANA
117LET ME BE Xavier Rudd6854
116CONSEQUENCE Butterfly EffectNANA
115ROCKIN' ROCKS Powderfinger6776
114ROLL OVER DJ Jet6619
113MUSIC The Beautiful Girls6562
112DOCTOR, DOCTOR Gyroscope6492
111THE GOLDEN PATH The Chemical Brothers (feat. The Flaming Lips)6381
110SONG FOR A SLEEPWALKER Something For Kate6263
109MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW (SKEEWIFF REMIX) Soggy Bottom Boys6196
108COLD HARD BITCH JetNANA
107DON'T BELIEVE ANYMORE The WhitlamsNANA
106FRANCO UN-AMERICAN NOFX6056
105WORK IT Missy Elliott5957
104THE HORIZON HAS BEEN DEFEATED Jack Johnson5824
103SCARED OF IT ALL The Hard-OnsNANA
102STEP INTO MY OFFICE, BABY Belle and Sebastian5764
101XFIRE The BensNANA

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#100-1 of 2003:

At Number 10 was Hardest Button To Button, another corker from the Elephant album. The videoclip is great too, as was the Simpsons parody of it

Number nine is what remains my favourite Missy Higgins songs, Greed For Your Love. So sweet.

At 8 is my pick of the many Powderfinger songs in the list, Love Your Way. It most resembled their earlier work and is my favourite of that album.

At the same position as the original finished 18 years earlier is Placebo's brilliant, eerie cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.

Number 6 is another great, early tune from an up and coming new act - Relapse from Little Birdy. My favourite track of theirs too.

At #5 is another fine Dandy Warhols song, We Used To Be Friends. Welcome To The Monkey House didn't get much love at the time, but upon re-listening to it I have to say it isn't bad at all.

At #4 is the mighty funky Danger! High Voltage! by The Electric Six (feat. Jack White). It suffered in the real countdown by coming out in January and not one month earlier or six months later. This song was everywhere that summer.

In a position they would become all too familiar with are The Hilltop Hoods with the tune that brought them to national attention, The Nosebleed Section. It has featured highly in subsequent All Time countdowns, and it should (though maybe not #4). Also, Blackwood High School reprazent!

Number 2 is The White Stripes with their masterpiece, Seven Nation Army. Always sounds good.

One the top is Johnny Cash with Hurt. It could have gone into 2002 when the album was released, but the iconic film clip was filmed in 2003, and of course we lost both June and Johnny in 2003 as well It still gives me goosebumps at the very least every time I hear it, if not brings me to tears. Even Trent Reznor says this is the best version.

My posnSongH100 orderActual H100 posn
100ARMIES AGAINST ME Epicure5621
99GOOD DANCERS The Sleepy JacksonNANA
98THE INCH PeachesNANA
97COMING HOME Alex Lloyd5539
96FEELER Pete Murray5420
95THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE COOLER THAN YOU Ben Folds5327
94WICKED AND WEIRD Buck 65NANA
93I LOVE WORK Butterfingers5215
92WHO SAID (STUCK IN THE UK) Planet Funk NANA
91INERTIATIC ESP The Mars Volta5199
90BORN ENTERTAINER Veruca SaltNANA
89OUT OF TIME Blur5098
88HOW'S IT FEEL The PanicsNANA
87SPEAK FOR ME Cat PowerNANA
86DANCE COMMANDER Electric SixNANA
85PLASTIC LOVELESS LETTER Magic Dirt4935
84FUTURE Cut CopyNANA
83TIME TO SEE EvenNANA
82TRAIN GoldfrappNANA
81FOLLOW THE SUN Sarah BlaskoNANA
80ZEBRA John Butler Trio488
79SPECIAL CASES Massive AttackNANA
78FALLS STREET Jodi PhillisNANA
77SATURDAY MORNING EelsNANA
76READ TO ME - B(if)tekNANA
75LATE NIGHT CHA CHA Gus And FrankNANA
74PUNCH UP AT A WEDDING RadioheadNANA
73I LOVE ACID Luke VibertNANA
72LIGHT AND MAGIC LadytronNANA
71HOTEL RADIO David BridieNANA
70DUMB ENOUGH Hilltop Hoods4744
69SING FOR ABSOLUTION MuseNANA
68SLEEPING WITH GHOSTS PlaceboNANA
67LIFE SENTENCE Epicure4673
6677% The Herd4546
65FOR TODAY Bob EvansNANA
64MIDNIGHT EXPRESS GyroscopeNANA
63PLAN A Dandy WarholsNANA
62ALL MY CRUSHES Magic DirtNANA
61JUST PRETEND The Bens4452
60CRACKED LCD LadytronNANA
59THERE THERE Radiohead4348
58TUNA IN THE BRINE SilverchairNANA
57MAPS Yeah Yeah YeahsNANA
56HE WAR Cat PowerNANA
55EYE FOR AN EYE U.N.K.L.E.NANA
54STUMBLIN' Powderfinger4277
53REPTILIA The Strokes4183
521 SECOND OF INSANITY The Butterfly Effect4068
51THE LEAVING SONG PT. II AFI3958
50IN THE COLD, COLD NIGHT The White Stripes3894
49WHO'S YA DADDY? Gerling3778
48HYSTERIA Muse3669
47EVERYWHEN Massive AttackNANA
46VULCANELLA Magic DirtNANA
452+2=5 Radiohead3549
44SPECIAL NEEDS Placebo3495
43LINES Pete Murray3386
42WEAK AND POWERLESS A Perfect Circle3245
41THE OUTSIDER A Perfect Circle3170
40BLUE BLACK SKY David Bridie and Dave MasonNANA
39HEY YA! Outkast302
38ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL? Jet291
37WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS Ben Harper2829
36LONELY Mia DysonNANA
35STOCKHOLM SYNDROME Muse2742
34BABY BLUE Little Birdy2625
33HELLO The Cat Empire256
32KICK IT PeachesNANA
31GOOD LUCK Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula2482
30BLOOD ON THE MICROPHONE GerlingNANA
29MOVE YOUR FEET Junior Senior2387
28THE SCIENTIST ColdplayNANA
27BLACK BIRD The Beautiful Girls2241
26TIME IS RUNNING OUT Muse2131
25EPIPHANOUS MOMENT David BridieNANA
24THINK TWICE Groove ArmadaNANA
23SOMETHING WHITE AND SIGMUND Love Outside Andromeda2065
22JUST BECAUSE Jane's Addiction1936
21NUMB Linkin ParkNANA
20ON MY MIND Powderfinger184
19SO ENTERTAINING Gus and Frank1759
18SATISFACTION Benny Benassi1680
17THE BITTER END Placebo1530
16SUPER GIANTS P'nauNANA
15UNTITLED 1 (VAKA) Sigur RosNANA
14BOMB THE WORLD Michael Franti and Spearhead1447
13DEJA VU Something For Kate1311
12FORTUNE FADED Red Hot Chilli Peppers1222
11YOU WERE THE LAST HIGH The Dandy Warhols1132
10HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON The White Stripes1014
9GREED FOR YOUR LOVE Missy Higgins955
8LOVE YOUR WAY Powderfinger810
7RUNNING UP THAT HILL Placebo772
6RELAPSE Little Birdy616
5WE USED TO BE FRIENDS The Dandy Warhols513
4DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE Electric Six428
3THE NOSEBLEED SECTION The Hilltop Hoods39
2SEVEN NATION ARMY The White Stripes23
1HURT Johnny Cash1NA

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2003 was the year Ministry of Sound was getting alot of plays for me and Satisfaction was at the top of the list. Planet Funk's Who Said was up there too. Shame this missed the countdown.

I find the 2003 countdown on the ordinary side and it might have somerhing to do with the Acoustic overload.

I saw Linkin Park where in the voting list for 2003. Such a shame they missed making the countdown. Bigger shame In The End was never on any voting list because it would have been interesting to see if it would have done well on the Hottest 100.
Yeah I thought the actual 2003 list was one of the weakest ever at the time and still do now.

Nice as always! Your entire Top 10 made my list (last year's in Hurt's case)

2003 wasn't the best of years I agree but there were some fine highlights, White Stripes, Outkast, Death Cab For Cutie and Magic Dirt for sure and there was a lot of Bens (which is good).

100Sister Surround - The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
99So Entertaining - Gus And Frank
98Relapse - Little Birdy
97Roses - Outkast
96Who's Gonna Save Us - The Living End
95Greed For Your Love - Missy Higgins
94Just Because - Janes Addiction
93All The Way Down: Prologue Chapter 1 - Biffy Clyro
92St Anger - Metallica
91Happy - The Wrens
90Bowtie - Outkast
89Coming Home - Alex Lloyd
88Life Sentence - Epicure
87Danger! High Voltage - Electric Six
86Rockin'Rocks - Powderfinger
85Feeling This - Blink 182
84Run Into Flowers - M83
83Title And Registration - Death Cab For Cutie
82Special Needs - Placebo
81I Love Work - Butterfingers
80Time Is Running Out - Muse
79Wasting Time - Jack Johnson
78In The Cold Cold Night - The White Stripes
77Déjà Vu - Something For Kate
76Tiny Vessels - Death Cab For Cutie
75Stumblin - Powderfinger
74We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
73Girls Not Grey - AFI
72Watch Out Boys - Magic Dirt
71The Golden Path - The Chemical Brothers
70I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - The White Stripes
69This Boy Is Exhausted - The Wrens
68Clocks (Royksopp Remix) - Coldplay
67Drain The Blood - The Distillers
66Gay Bar - Electric Six
65Myxomatosis - Radiohead
64Love Your Way - Powderfinger
63Russell Crowe's Band - Frenzal Rhomb
62Prototype - Outkast
61Let Me Be - Xavier Rudd
60Times Like These - Jack Johnson
59In The City - Gerling
58Good Dancers - Sleepy Jackson
57Good Luck - Basement Jaxx
56Kelis - Milkshake
55Hello - The Cat Empire
54All My Crushes - Magic Dirt
53The Bitter End - Placebo
52I Know You Are But What Am I? - Mogwai
51The Leaving Song pt. 2 - AFI
50I Miss You - Blink 182
49The Ideal Height - Biffy Clyro
48Golden Retriever - Super Furry Animals
47The Nosebleed Section - Hilltop Hoods
46Weak And Powerless - A Perfect Circle
45Go To Sleep - Radiohead
4477% - The Herd
43Feeler - Pete Murray
42Inertiatic ESP - The Mars Volta
41Last Call - Outkast
40Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
39Painkiller - Turin Brakes
38There There - Radiohead
37The Seed (2.0) - The Roots
36The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
35Reptillia - The Strokes
34Nothing Quite Like This - Genshen
33The Horizon Has Been Defeated - Jack Johnson
32Hysteria - Muse
31The New Year - Death Cab For Cutie
30Plastic Loveless Letter - Magic Dirt
29The Way You Move - Outkast
28Just Pretend - The Bens
27Running Up That Hill - Placebo
26Out Of Time - Blur
25Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up Look Sharp
24Step Into My Office Baby - Belle & Sebastian
23Heartbeats - The Knife
22Franco Un-American - NOFX
21The Hardest Button To Button - The White Stripes
20Lines - Pete Murray
19Obstacle 1 (Arthur Baker Remix) - Interpol
18Hunted By A Freak - Mogwai
17We Looked Like Giants - Death Cab For Cutie
16You Were The Last High - The Dandy Warhols
15Hands Around My Throat - Death In Vegas
14Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine - The White Stripes
13Sunsets - Powderfinger
12Stockholm Syndrome - Muse
11Say Hello To The Angels - Interpol
10Something White And Sigmund - Andromeda
9The Chariot - The Cat Empire
8Black Math - The White Stripes
7The Outsider - A Perfect Circle
6Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
52 + 2 = 5 - Radiohead
4Hey Ya! - Outkast
3Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
2One Second Of Insanity - The Butterfly Effect
1Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Very nice OBOne, and I think this may be the countdown with the most songs in common! Yet still several songs to check out.

I like 2 + 2 =5 being at #5

Also, you can never have too many Bens...

I will put this list on YouTube ASAP.

Meanwhile, 2004 is already shaping up to be a much stronger list.

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Ha! Should have had 2 + 2 at #4. Radiohead obviously no good at quick maths.

My list is up on YouTube now.
Have you heard Killing Joke's 2003 album? Do you think it would qualify for the list?
I have heard some songs from it. I seem to recall hearing Jaz Coleman's very scary laugh while being interviewed on JJJ around this time.

It would certainly be eligible for this list and I have one of the songs from it at #120.

And thanks for the bump I can announce that having moved house over Easter, I am now back into doing the 2004 list which should be up in the next few days.
Does anyone know if Outkast's hits The Way you Move or Roses were contenders for the Hottest 100? I don't recall seeing them on any voting list.

Also was So Beautiful by Pete Murray a JJJ hit?
The only Outkast songs on the Voting Lists (http://hottest100.org/votinglists.html) were Hey Ya, Spread, Prototype (from 2003) and Ghetto Musick (from 2004).

Don't think So Beautiful was played much (if at all) on JJJ.
At last...it's the 2004 list.

A much stronger year than 2003 by my reckoning.

A few big Australian Hottest 100 acts make their first appearance in one of my lists this year, namely The Presets, The Grates and one Wouter De Backer (aka Gotye). A band out of Scotland name Franz Ferdinand also made something of an impact, taking out the actual Hottest 100 and have three songs in that list.

Here are #200-101:

My posnSongH100 orderActual H100 posn
200LACHLAN Your Wedding Night10060
199YO MAMA Butterfingers9917
198COMMON PEOPLE William Shatner9821
197MODERN GIRLS AND OLD FASHIONED MEN The Strokes NANA
196PACO DOESN'T LOVE ME The Spazzys9775
195TAKE ME OUT (FRANZ FERDINAND COVER) Scissor Sisters9644
194RUN RUN RUN Phoenix NANA
193PARALEXIC CLICHES sonicanimation NANA
192READY 2 WEAR Felix Da Housecat NANA
191WAKE UP CALL The ProdigyNANA
190ALRIGHT Little BirdyNANA
189THINKING IN REVERSE The DissociativesNANA
188HONEST J The Herd NANA
187CATCH ME UP Gomez9598
186BONG IN MY EYE RegurgitatorNANA
185WHO IS IT? Bjork NANA
184ELEPHANT WOMAN Blonde Redhead NANA
183TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Little Birdy9478
182MAYBE N.E.R.D. NANA
181HOT RIDE The ProdigyNANA
180BREATHLESS Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds NANA
179THE WRONG WAY TV On The Radio NANA
178BRIDAL TRAIN The Waifs9354
177HEY HEY BABY The Spazzys NANA
176FLY OR DIE N.E.R.D.NANA
175DIFFIDENT STROKES TISMNANA
174HANDSHAKE DRUGS WilcoNANA
173HORROR WITH EYEBALLS The Dissociatives NANA
172GIRLS THE Prodigy NANA
171TIME STANDS STILL Cut Copy NANA
170CASUALTY Missy Higgins9249
169GET WHAT YOU NEED Jet9189
168TRAMPOLINE The Grates NANA
167PEASANT BAR Even NANA
166HOMESICK Big Heavy Stuff NANA
165WHATEVER'S LEFT Snow Patrol NANA
164KISS OF LIFE Supergrass NANA
163NEVER FAR AWAY Jack WhiteNANA
162SHELTER Xavier Rudd9056
161SOLACE Xavier Rudd8959
160I'M GOING TO EXECUTE YOUR EX-BOYFRIEND David McCormack & The Polaroids NANA
159HELLO John Butler Trio8893
158I WAS BORN (A UNICORN) The Unicorns8786
157BORN IN THE 70S Ed HarcourtNANA
156YOU'VE RUINED ALL MY FAVOURITE SONGS Machine Gun Fellatio NANA
155SURFING ON A ROCKET Air NANA
154FIRST TIME Jebediah NANA
153SATURDAYS Cut Copy NANA
152OCEAN BREATHES SALTY Modest Mouse NANA
151YOU LOT Orbital NANA
150SPITTING GAMES Snow Patrol NANA
149ONE PLUS ONE IS ONE Badly Drawn Boy NANA
148THE CARELESS KIND Infusion NANA
147ETERNAL HOLIDAY Rocket ScienceNANA
146COULD WELL BE IN The StreetsNANA
145PROCESS THIS Powderfinger8668
144I WANT MORE Faithless NANA
143YEAR OF THE RAT Badly Drawn BoyNANA
142NUMB ALL OVER Dallas Crane8583
141THE LETTER PJ Harvey NANA
140LOOKING BACK 'NOTHIN BUT LOVE' - 1200 Techniques NANA
139SHE'S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY TO ME The Vines NANA
138TRIPLE TROUBLE Beastie BoysNANA
137TEN DAYS Missy Higgins846
136CHICKEN PAYBACK The Bees8333
135JADED george NANA
134SPITFIRE Prodigy NANA
133OCEANIA Bjork NANA
132REIGN U.N.K.L.E.NANA
131SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT The Killers8239
130WALK IDIOT WALK The Hives8155
129VERTIGO U28038
128DIRTY HEARTS Dallas Crane7979
127SLOW HANDS Interpol7874
126THE DROP Regurgitator7785
125HOLD ON ME Grinspoon NANA
124DREAMS TV On The Radio NANA
123REAL A LIE Auf Der Maur NANA
122HOLD ME NOW The Polyphonic Spree7672
121COMFORTABLY NUMB Scissor Sisters7592
120TROUBLE MAKER Machine Gun Fellatio NANA
119BORN TOO SLOW Crystal Method NANA
118NO SLEEP JebediahNANA
117TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED Gyroscope NANA
116NATURE BOY Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds NANA
115LETS GO! The Presets NANA
114ORPHEUS AshNANA
113EQUUS Blonde Redhead NANA
112YOU COME THROUGH PJ Harvey NANA
111LITTLE YELLOW SPIDER Devendra Banhart7466
110I'M GONNA HAUNT YOU Fabienne Delsol73100
109MODERN LIFE Rocket Science NANA
108I LOVE YOU BECAUSE I HAVE TO Dogs Die In Hot Cars7284
107ADELAIDE Ben Folds7137
106BETTER OFF ALONE Grinspoon7026
105IN YOUR HEAD The Panics NANA
104SHE Stella One ElevenNANA
103DROP THE PRESSURE Mylo6982
102MEIN TEIL Rammstein NANA
101UNMADE BED Sonic Youth NANA


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Now for 100-1.

I don't think So Beautiful was a JJJ hit either, if it was played there at all, but I liked it better than any of his songs that made the 2003 countdown so I've included it at #38, ironically where another non-JJJ song from U2 came in the actual countdown.

Unfortunately I couldn't make the nudie run Missy Higgins promised she'd do way back on Australia Day 2005 if any of her songs made #1 happen

At Number 10 is Love Outside Andromeda with the powerful Tongue Like A Tether. I liked their self-titled album (Boxcutter Baby came in at 47 as well) and was hoping they'd kick on and rock the rest of the decade but I think they and their style of rock went by the wayside not long after this, more's the pity.

At number nine is an extraordinary epic early track from Gotye, The Only Thing I Know. It actually came out on an EP in 2002 originally, then on his first album in 2003, but only hit JJJ in 2004, appearing on that year's voting list. A hidden gem.

At 8 and 7 is an Evermore double header, For One Day and It's Too Late. Another band from across the dutch that made a huge impact in 2004 with these fine songs. And you all remember the OC, don't you? Even without that connection, these songs still sound great.

Number 6 is a lot of people's wedding tune apparently, This Old Love by Lior. It still sounds beautiful and gets me in the feels whenever I hear it.

At number 5 is the Gary Jules' beautiful version of Mad World. It would probably have killed several Hottest 100 parties stone dead but that's not what these lists are about! Had trouble deciding which year to put it on as it was originally recorded in 2001 for Donnie Darko, released in 2002, re-released overseas in last 2003 before being played all over JJJ in early 2004. So I've gone with the latter.

Sara Blasko comes in at #4 with Don't U Eva, another song that gets me in the feels everytime I hear it. Not sure exactly why but Sara's beautiful voice may have something to do with it. 2004 was the year she released her first full album, The Underscore and The Overture, and a great one it still is.

At number 3 is divine Breathe Me. The best way to listen to this song is the extended version over the last 5 minutes of Six Feet Under and to try not to become a blubbering wreck.

Number two is Block Party's statement of intent, Banquet. It has rightfully made the Hottest 100 of all time list in 2009 on JJJ and if it come out a month or two later, would have taken out the 2005 Hottest 100 easily I think. If it came out a bit earlier it would have given Take Me Out some competition.

Speaking of which, Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand I think was the most convincing number 1 ever in the actual Hottest 100 and is my number one too. It still sounds amazing. Very hard to picture it not coming in on top.

My posnSongH100 orderActual H100 posn
100FIRING SQUAD Epicure NANA
99GET UP sonicanimation NANA
98IT'S YOU PJ Harvey NANA
97FAVOURITE JEANS Bertie Blackman NANA
96GIRL'S BEST FRIEND The Datsuns NANA
95MESSIN' AROUND The Datsuns NANA
94BEAUTIFUL TO ME Little Birdy688
93RIDE The Vines6794
92EVIL Interpol6676
91MIRROR MIRROR After The Fall6596
90MY FRIEND ROBOT Regurgitator6452
89I CAN'T GIVE YOU WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT The Living End6347
88CASH The Panics NANA
87F****N AWESOME Spiderbait6220
86WHAT THE F**K? Machine Gun Fellatio6134
85NOT MANY Scribe6035
84NO "W" Ministry NANA
83OLDER THAN YOU Eskimo Joe5932
82SUKKAFISH The GratesNANA
81YOUNG MAN OLD MAN The Dissociatives5880
80LOTION The Greenskeepers5790
79SLEEPY LITTLE DEATHTOLL TOWN The Panda Band5673
78WOMAN Wolfmother5545
77TREAT YO' MAMA John Butler Trio5425
76THE BUCKET Kings Of Leon5331
75GODHOPPING Dogs Die In Hot Cars5243
74MAKE LOVE F**K WAR Moby & Public Enemy NANA
73PASSIVE A Perfect Circle NANA
72QUARTER TO THREE Faker NANA
71ROUGH DIAMONDS End Of Fashion5181
70SEX CALL Rocket Science NANA
69ALIVE Shihad NANA
68ALWAYS The Butterfly Effect5099
67SAFE FOREVER Gyroscope4997
66WHAT YOU WANT John Butler Trio4851
65SELF DESTRUCT IN 5 Epicure4764
64LAURA Scissor Sisters4658
63CLONES AshNANA
62CH-CH-CHECK IT OUT Beastie Boys4528
61THIS IS A LOVE SONG Little Birdy4440
60SMOKE Eskimo Joe4362
59SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE John Butler Trio427
58MR BRIGHTSIDE The Killers4113
57THIS FIRE Franz Ferdinand4029
56SCAR Missy Higgins392
55PUSH UP Freestylers3869
54SOMERSAULT Decoder Ring3791
53JOLENE (LIVE) The White Stripes3610
52FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT The Streets3518
51GIRLS CAN BE CRUEL InfusionNANA
50THERE SHE GOES MY BEAUTIFUL WORLD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds NANA
49STARING AT THE SUN TV On The RadioNANA
48MEMORY LANE Elliot Smith3448
47BOXCUTTER BABY Love Outside Andromeda NANA
46AMERICAN IDIOT Green Day3322
4510AM AUTOMATIC The Black Keys3267
44BLESS MY SOUL Powderfinger319
43HARD ACT TO FOLLOW Grinspoon3016
42SOMEBODY TOLD ME The Killers294
41BETTER WORLD InfusionNANA
40COIN OPERATED BOY Dresden Dolls2812
39ENGLISH SUMMER RAIN Placebo2753
38SO BEAUTIFUL Pete MurrayNANA
37AMERIKA Rammstein2646
36OUT HERE IN THE COLD GotyeNANA
35WELCOME TO THE NORTH The MusicNANA
34IMAGINE A Perfect Circle2588
33I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY BOYFRIEND The Magnetic Fields NANA
32SHE WANTS TO MOVE N*E*R*D2463
31SOMEWHERE DOWN THE BARREL The DissociativesNANA
30GAMBLE EVERYTHING FOR LOVE Ben Lee2315
29MASS DESTRUCTION Faithless2241
28SHAME PJ Harvey NANA
27DRY YOUR EYES The Streets2119
26CLUB FOOT KasabianNANA
25TWENTY YEARS Placebo2095
24DARK OF THE MATINEE Franz Ferdinand1950
23FROM THE SEA Eskimo Joe183
22FORGET HER Jeff Buckley1736
21LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE Jet1624
20TAKE YOUR MAMA Scissor Sisters1523
19GIRL ANACHRONISM Dresden Dolls1430
18FLASH DANCE Deep Dish1361
17GALVANISE The Chemical Brothers1265
16FLOAT ON Modest Mouse1111
15RUN Snow Patrol1077
14BLACK BETTY Spiderbait95
13FOUR TO THE FLOOR Starsailor870
12GIRL AND THE SEA The Presets NANA
11C'MON C'MON The Von Bondies771
10TONGUE LIKE A TETHER Love Outside AndromedaNANA
9THE ONLY THING I KNOW GotyeNANA
8FOR ONE DAY Evermore657
7IT'S TOO LATE Evermore514
6THIS OLD LOVE Lior442
5MAD WORLD Michael Andrews feat. Gary JulesNANA
4DON'T U EVA Sara Blasko327
3BREATHE ME Sia287
2BANQUET Bloc PartyNANA
1TAKE ME OUT Franz Ferdinand11

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Nice list as always! Your 1 and 2 are in my top 5! I associate Mad World with Donnie Darko so I should have put it in my 2001 list (which I will as I'm expanding it out to 100)! I had Tongue Like A Tether just outside the 100 and Hecate Pose inside. Haven't listened to the early Gotye, will have to.

2004 had some cracking tunes and albums. Interpol's Antics was as good as their debut (ie awesome), Franz Ferdinand, The Killers and Arcade Fire (even though wasn't picked up on JJJ at the time) announced themselves with great debuts.

100Wash In The Rain - The Bees
99Galang - MIA
98True Intentions - Sarah Blasko
97The Coast Is Always Changing - Maximo Park
96You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve - Johnny Boy
95Glitter and Trauma - Biffy Clyro
94Somebody Told Me - The Killers
93Scar - Missy Higgins
92Push Up - The Freestylers
91Four To The Floor (Thin White Duke Remix) - Starsailor
90The End Of The World - The Cure
89Yeah - LCD Soundsystem
88I Luv The Valley OH! - Xiu Xiu
87From The Sea - Eskimo Joe
86The Dark Of The Matinee - Franz Ferdinand
85Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
84My Friend Robot - Regurgitator
83I Love You Cause I Have To - Dogs Die In Hot Cars
82Get It Together - The Go! Team
81Summer Of Love - Black Cab
80Walk Idiot Walk - The Hives
79The Sweat Descends - Les Savy Fav
78Juneau - Funeral For A Friend
77Into My Arms - Mylo
76Numb All Over - Dallas Crane
75Club Foot - Kasabian
74The Letter - PJ Harvey
73Breathe Me - Sia
72The Power Is On - The Go! Team
71Mr Raven - MC Lars
70Memory Lane - Elliott Smith
69I'm Gonna Haunt You - Fabienne Delsol
68F***kin Awesome - Spiderbait
67So Alive - Ryan Adams
66Twenty Years - Placebo
65Sleep Forever - theredsunband
64Look What You've Done - Jet
63Die On A Rope - The Distillers
62Godhopping - Dogs Die In Hot Cars
61Taper Jean Girl - Kings Of Leon
60She Will Only Bring You Happiness - McClusky
59Unmade Bed - Sonic Youth
58Mass Destruction - Faithless
57Mirror Mirror - After The Fall
56Ageless Beauty - Stars
55Next Exit - Interpol
54Forget Her - Jeff Buckley
53Favourite Jeans - Bertie Blackman
52Jolene (live) - The White Stripes
51Never Far Away - Jack White
50Laura - Scissor Sisters
49Drop The Pressure - Mylo
48He Woke Me Up Again - Sufjan Stevens
47Do The Whirlwind - Architecture In Helsinki
46Belle and Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
45Gamble Everything For Love - Ben Lee
44Hecate Pose - Love Outside Andromeda
43Dirty Hearts - Dallas Crane
42First Of The Gang To Die - Morrissey
41Always - Butterfly Effect
40Blinded By The Lights - The Streets
39Quarter To Three - Faker
38Narc - Interpol
37Bukowski - Modest Mouse
36Bottle Rocket - The Go! Team
35The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
34Going Nowhere - Cut Copy
33Chicken Payback - The Bees
32English Summer Rain - Placebo
31Shame - PJ Harvey
30The Tide That Left And Never Came Back - The Veils
29Don't U Eva - Sarah Blasko
28Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers
27Oh My Love - Sophia
26Yo Mama - Butterfingers
25Neighbourhood #1 - Arcade Fire
24Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse
2310am Automatic - The Black Keys
22C'mon C'mon - The Von Bondies
21Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand
20Zap Zap - Cut Copy
19Ghetto Musick - Outkast
18Devil Song - theredsunband
17Huddle Formation - The Go! Team
16You Came Through - PJ Harvey
15Public Pervert - Interpol
14Float On - Modest Mouse
13Sunshine Showers - After The Fall
12All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
11The Rat - The Walkmen
10The Unmade Bed - Darren Hanlon
9Dry Your Eyes - The Streets
8Run - Snow Patrol
7Not Many (The Remix) - Scribe
6Evil - Interpol
5Darts Of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand
4Banquet - Bloc Party
3Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
2Mr Brightside - The Killers
1Slow Hands - Interpol
Nice, also I didn't notice Killing Joke was already in the 2003 list.
Nice list too!

Arcade Fire and their many Neighbourhood songs will be in the 2005 list.

I had forgotten about Hecate Pose! Probably because it wasn't in the voting list, but that's a great song too.

There's a few songs on your list I will have to check out, #11, #13, #17 and #18 for starters.
#18 - theredsunband was the first "free download" I got from the JJJ website. It was a precursor to unearthed website maybe but they put free MP3s of new bands up on the front page! Also discovered Berti Blackman through these.

#17 - The Go! Team. Their 2004 album Thunder, Lightning, Strike is one of the oddest albums to try and pigeon hole. From their wiki page, a mix of indie rock, garage rock, blaxploitation and bollywood soundtracks, double dutch chants, old school hip hop and distorted guitars. It works fantastically (hence 4 songs from it on my list).

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