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Forum - Personal Charts: Your Special Occasion Charts - Benji's New Retro Hottest 100 thread Pt.2 1993 to 2005

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

Part 3 (2006 onwards) is here:
http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&pages=&id=54656

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.

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

At #9 is Portishead with their stunning 'Roads' off the Dummy album.

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
15COME OUT AND PLAY The Offspring114
14ABOUT A GIRL Nirvana137
13BUG POWDER DUST Bomb The Bass1213
12A GIRL LIKE YOU Edwyn CollinsNANA
11SELF ESTEEM The Offspring103
10DO YOU LOVE ME? Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds 911
9ROADS PortisheadNANA
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
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 early in 2017.

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

I managed to get to 170 songs this time.
(Edit 14/10/17: make that 175)
(Edit 2/8/20: actually make that 200) - here are #200-101:

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
200WHOEVER YOU ARE Geggy Tah10141
199MAH NA MAH NA Skin10031
198MACH 5 Presidents of the USA9950
197KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees9835
196CREEP Matthew Trapnell9795
195ALL I WANT Skunk Anansie9693
194PUNK ROCK SONG Bad Religion9563
193MANKIND Pearl Jam9494
192PUNCH IN THE FACE Frenzal Rhomb9372
191HOW BIZARRE OMC9278
190MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Mullen/Clayton9168
189HEAVEN BESIDE YOU Alice In ChainsNANA
188CHARMLESS MAN BlurNANA
187DOWN 3119011
186SO RUDE Rebecca's Empire8957
185LAY LADY LAY Ministry8874
184FSO RegurgitatorNANA
183PROFESSIONAL WIDOW Tori Amos8798
182SURF'S UP TONIGHT Midnight Oil8675
181WAKING UP TIRED Hoodoo Gurus8583
180DANG Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
179ROLL WITH IT OasisNANA
178HORSE The Dirty ThreeNANA
177CROMAGNON MAN Snout8489
176LEAVIN HERE Pearl Jam8390
175DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE The Fauves8220
174SINGLE GIRL LushNANA
173SATURDAY NIGHT SuedeNANA
172MR FREEZE K'S ChoiceNANA
171WOMBO LOMBO Angelique Kidjo8164
170SMILER JebediahNANA
1691979 Smashing Pumpkins8013
168SIT ON MY HANDS Frente!NANA
167WONDER Natalie MerchantNANA
166HAIL CAESAR AC/DC7997
165TALULA Tori AmosNANA
164UNTIL IT SLEEPS Metallica7852
163ROOTS BLOODY ROOTS SepulturaNANA
162SAM GRIBBLE'S SpiderbaitNANA
161PEOPLE OF THE SUN Rage Against The Machine NANA
160UNDERWATER Midnight OilNANA
159PRISTINE CHRISTINE Magic DirtNANA
158HOW THE WEST WAS WON AND WHERE IT GOT US REMNANA
157HERE NOW The CloudsNANA
156BIG ME Foo FightersNANA
155NOT THE GIRL YOU THINK YOU ARE Crowded HouseNANA
154I CAN DO Robert ForsterNANA
153BIG BANG BABY Stone Temple PilotsNANA
152SELF ABUSER The Fauves7730
151GOLD TO ME Ben Harper76100
150SPIDERWEBS No DoubtNANA
149SONG OF ANOTHER LOVE Underground LoversNANA
148GOLD DUST WOMAN Hole7573
147HOPE The Dirty ThreeNANA
146LAVABREAD TumbleweedNANA
145MIFFY'S SIMPLICITY RegurgitatorNANA
144HERE IN YOUR BEDROOM Goldfinger7465
143SILVER LIZARD Tumbleweed7359
142DOWN IN THE PARK Foo Fighters7221
141PRETTY NOOSE SoundgardenNANA
140SET THE CONTROLS Barry Adamson7191
139HAMMER AND TONGUES SoulwaxNANA
138DEAN MARTIN Something For KateNANA
137I'LL BE YOUR MAJICK Def FX7061
136DISCO 2000 Pulp6871
135SOLDIERS You Am I6880
134ANEURYSM Nirvana6745
133NOT COMING HOME SidewinderNANA
132HUMAN ON THE INSIDE DivinylsNANA
131CAUGHT A LITE SNEEZE Tori AmosNANA
130HEARTSPARK DOLLARSIGN Everclear6658
129SALVATION The Cranberries6544
128SALE OF THE CENTURY SleeperNANA
127YOU'RE ONE Imperial TeenNANA
126BURDEN IN MY HAND Soundgarden6477
125MILK Garbage6340
124SPECULATOR Insurge6269
123YOU AND ME SONG The WannadiesNANA
122TWO WRONGS Tex PerkinsNANA
121IN THE MEANTIME Spacehog6176
120CRYIN' LOVE Robert ForsterNANA
119AENEMA ToolNANA
118NEW POLLUTION BeckNANA
117GOOD MORNIN' You Am I6084
116THE GOOD IN EVERYONE SloanNANA
115POOR HOWARD Ed Kuepper NANA
114GUTLESS FEELING VioletineNANA
113SUGAR COATED ICEBERG Lightning SeedsNANA
112SANTA MONICA (WATCH THE WORLD DIE) Everclear5924
111IF I COULD TALK I'D TELL YOU The Lemonheads5854
110DOWN FROM THE SKY The CloudsNANA
109WHERE IT'S AT Beck5743
108JET SKI Bikini KillNANA
107YOU'RE GORGEOUS Babybird5610
106HEY DUDE Kula Shaker5560
105HELPING YOU HATE ME Bluebottle KissNANA
104SUSAN'S HOUSE Eels5456
103DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER OasisNANA
102ELLA'S UNCLE Matthew Trapnell5396
101AT THE BAR The Dirty ThreeNANA

(Sidenote re #102 - I actually have a niece named Ella
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And here is the rest of '96

My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
100TONIGHT, TONIGHT Smashing Pumpkins5255
99SHUT MY EYES The Superjesus5181
98CALIFORNIA LOVE 2-Pac feat. Dr Dre5033
97KUNG FOO SING Regurgitator4915
96THE BOX OrbitalNANA
95HOT WATER AND MILK SpiderbaitNANA
94DON'T IT GET YOU DOWN Deadstar4870
93I MAKE HUMBURGERS The Whitlams4779
92I REMEMBER TumbleweedNANA
91TALK ABOUT LOVE My Friend The Chocolate CakeNANA
90COPPERTONE Fini Scad4642
89THE BALLAD OF THE SKELETONS Allen Ginsberg458
88HAIL, HAIL Pearl Jam4447
87NOT AN ADDICT K's ChoiceNANA
86LIVING TYPE Powderfinger4332
85EL SCORCHO Weezer429
84BITTERSWEET ME R.E.M.NANA
83I SUCKED A LOT OF C**K Regurgitator4123
82SWALLOWED Bush4019
81HALLO SPACEBOY David BowieNANA
80BLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD SoundgardenNANA
79DEVIL'S HAIRCUT Beck3929
78EVIL EYE SidewinderNANA
77JERKS OF ATTENTION Jebediah38NA
76UMBILICAL Mazzy StarNANA
75WHAT'S COME OVER ME Frente!3766
74WHAT IF Lightning SeedsNANA
73THE DISTANCE Cake3627
72DON'T SPEAK No DoubtNANA
71DART ScreamfeederNANA
70SHADOWBOXER Fiona AppleNANA
69LADYKILLERS LushNANA
68PEPPER Butthole Surfers354
67SCOOBY SNACKS Fun Lovin' Criminals3414
66SHOVEL Magic DirtNANA
65JUST A GIRL No Doubt3325
64SHE CRIES YOUR NAME Beth OrtonNANA
63GOLDFINGER Ash3285
622KINDSALOVE The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
61LIFE IN MONO MonoNANA
60TAKES YOU BACK Underground LoversNANA
59CANDLESTICK BellicoseNANA
58ALL OF THESE THINGS Ed KuepperNANA
57HYPERBALLAD Bjork3153
56HENRY LEE Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
55INSTINCT Crowded HouseNANA
54D.A.F. Powderfinger3018
53THE ONE Tracy BonhamNANA
52LA LA LAND ShihadNANA
51ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS Garbage2951
50RHYMES OF AN HOUR Mazzy StarNANA
49SPLENDID LIE Tex PerkinsNANA
48NAKED EYE Luscious Jackson2882
47SUE'S LAST RIDE The Dirty ThreeNANA
46ONE TO ANOTHER The CharlatansNANA
45GLYCERINE Bush275
44RERUNS (DAISY DUKE) SoulwaxNANA
43FABLE Robert MilesNANA
42TRIPPIN' OVER A HOLE IN A PAPER HEART Stone Temple PilotsNANA
41PASS THE VIBES Definition Of Sound2649
40UNDERGROUND Ben Folds Five253
39HOURLY, DAILY You Am INANA
38COMEDOWN Bush2438
37VIRTUAL INSANITY Jamiroquai2337
36CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA OasisNANA
35HERO OF THE DAY Metallica2262
34BULLS ON PARADE Rage Against The Machine2146
33WOMAN Neneh Cherry2086
32STEREOTYPES BlurNANA
31STAGGER LEE Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
30EVERYTHING IS GOOD FOR YOU Crowded House1967
29MOTHER MOTHER Tracy Bonham1834
28ZERO The Smashing Pumpkins1728
27HEY JUPITER Tori AmosNANA
26NOVOCAINE FOR THE SOUL Eels1639
25SONG OF JOY Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
24CHILDREN Robert MilesNANA
23YOU SHOWED ME The Lightning SeedsNANA
22POPULAR Nada Surf1548
21READY TO GO Republica1499
20TOUCH ME WITH YOUR LOVE Beth OrtonNANA
19EXIT MUSIC (FOR A FILM) RadioheadNANA
18BORN SLIPPY (NUXX) Underworld1312
17STINKFIST Tool122
16OH YEAH Ash1122
15FIRESTARTER The Prodigy1017
14E-BOW THE LETTER R.E.M.987
13SETTING SUN Chemical Brothers826
12ALICE The Cocteau TwinsNANA
11ALL YOUR SISTERS Mazzy StarNANA

"We're going to be grooving down to the morning show
Grooving before the sun comes up
Grooving down by the water
Holding me tight"

Number 10 is Grooving by the Hunting Party, who consisted of the unlikely trio of Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil bassist), Chris Abrahams (DJ) with the vocals by Melanie Oxley, meaning that she joins her two older brothers (Jeremy and Peter of Sunnyboys fame) in making my Top 10. And groove I did to this sultry tune in the summer of '96 after finishing Uni.

10GROOVING Hunting Party788

"And you said that I
Let it be a lesson
Come and take and more
Or less you lose some
I will stay here in your imagination"

At nine are The Mavis', straight outta Geelong. 'Cry' is the song everyone remembers them for, and also the song that helped finish them, but "Thunder' is infinitely better IMO, with its sweet-sounding verse/rocking chorus combination.

9THUNDER The Mavis'692

"You want me?
F****n' well, come and find me
I'll be waitin'
With a gun and a pack of sandwiches
And nothin'"

Thom Yorke drops some more expletives at #8 with Talk Show Host - Radiohead's second song from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. Mr Greenwood's guitar riff is the real start of the show here.

8TALK SHOW HOST RadioheadNANA

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now
For a shallow piece of dignity"

The Manic Street Preachers didn't really become a thing in Australia until 1998, despite being huge in the UK. More's the pity, as one of their most popular songs, A Design For Life, with it sing-along chorus, only came across my radar about a decade ago as a result. It started to grow on me, and made #37 in my original 1996 list in 2017. It has continued to grow on me since then, as has its lyrics, and has now come in at #7.

7A DESIGN FOR LIFE Manic Street PreachersNANA

"The sickening taste
Homophobic jokes
Images of fascist folks
Beam me up 'cause I can't breathe"

The one-hit-wonder of 1996, if not the '90s - the very Bowieesque Spaceman by Babylon Zoo (aka Jaz Mann). But what a hit. The lyrics for this one have taken on more meaning recently as well. It comes in at #6.

6SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo516

"Hello Dan, it's Joe here, I hope you're keeping well
It's the 21st of December, and now they're ringing the last bells
If I get good behaviour, I'll be out of here by July
Won't you kiss my kids on Christmas Day
Please don't let 'em cry for me"

At five is Paul Kelly's endearing Christmas tune, How To Make Gravy. Yes, it gets played every December 21st. It may take on a different tone this year for me as I live in a different state to the rest of my immediate family Still warms the heart even if it isn't Christmas.

5HOW TO MAKE GRAVY Paul KellyNANA

"And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
But half asleep?"

At number 4 is a song with the longest title this side of Panic! At the Disco, Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand from the Primitive Radio Gods. Apparently this song is well known from The Cable Guy movie, butI have never seen it, so I only know it from JJJ. In recent years it too taken on an anthemic quality with me. Love the inspired use of the BB King "I've been downhearted..." sample as well.

4STANDING OUTSIDE A BROKEN PHONEBOOTH WITH MONEY IN MY HAND Primitive Radio Gods436

"Breathe the pressure
Come play my game, I'll test ya
Psychosomatic, addict, insane"

This one isn't about the lyrics...rather the killer beats/strings. Hard to imagine how some people (not me) thought this was scary, even offensive back in the day. RIP Keith Flint.

3BREATHE The Prodigy37

"'Coz there's nobody else like you
And we sure care just what you're doing
After we have gone our seperate ways"

Runner-up in my list is the winner of the actual countdown, Spiderbait's short, sharp, stinging ode to the music industry, Buy Me A Pony. One minute 42 of pure, energetic vitriol. It still sounds great.

2BUY ME A PONY Spiderbait21

"When you are set to throw in your hand
When you are far from home
When what you believe is buried in your hands
When you feel outgrown"

Coming in at #1 is the first song on my voting list, the first song I used the World Wide Web to vote for and my pick for #1 in our sweep that year (which didn't quite come to fruition). It's still my favourite Powderfinger song ever and it's Pick You Up. Love a song with a good key change and some rockin' guitars.

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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(Revised and expanded to 200 songs, 31/5/2020)

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 party 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.

Here are songs #200-101:
My H100SongReal H100 orderActual posn
200BRIMFUL OF ASHA Cornershop10242
199I GO OFF Dina Ah Naid10158
198NOTHING Beaverloop10088
197SHAKE HANDS WITH BEEF Primus9982
196EVERYBODY'S FREE (TO WEAR SUNSCREEN) Quindon Tarver/Lee Perry9816
195DCX3 Grinspoon9734
194SANDMAN Blue BoyNANA
193AROUND THE WORLD Daft Punk96NA
192SOCIETY Pennywise9590
191BACKDOOR MAN Pauline Pantsdown945
190FROM 'JUMBLED IN THE COMMON BOX' Underground LoversNANA
189SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW Everclear9351
188DEGENERATE BOY The Mark Of Cain9278
187WRONG NUMBER The Cure9145
186DISCOTHEQUE U2NANA
185SOME KIND OF BLISS Kylie MinogueNANA
184OFF HE GOES Pearl JamNANA
183NORTH COUNTRY BOY The CharlatansNANA
182WAVING MY DICK IN THE WIND Ween9069
181LOVERS EffigyNANA
180STAND BY ME OasisNANA
179THE DOOR Silverchair8927
178TURN MY HEAD LiveNANA
177THE END IS THE BEGINNING IS THE END The Smashing Pumpkins8862
176ANATOMICALLY CORRECT Custard8748
175A LIFE LESS ORDINARY AshNANA
174NEW YORK CITY They Might Be Giants8660
173JOYCE'S HUT SpiderbaitNANA
172AIN'T THAT ENOUGH Teenage FanclubNANA
171YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A WHORE EverclearNANA
170RADIATION VIBE Fountains Of WayneNANA
169TRIKE You Am INANA
168INTERLOPER The Mark Of CainNANA
167ALL I WANT The OffspringNANA
166CHAMPION GrinspoonNANA
165M.O.R. BlurNANA
164TOURNIQUET Marilyn MansonNANA
163FEELIN' KINDA SPORTY Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes8584
162SMOKIN' JOHNNY CASH Blackeyed Susans8486
161DESPERATELY WANTING Better Than EzraNANA
160SUNDAY MORNING No DoubtNANA
159POPSCENE BlurNANA
158LOVE ROLLERCOASTER Red Hot Chilli Peppers8355
157FREAKS LiveNANA
156RED LIGHT DISCO MolerNANA
155STARSIGNS Underground LoversNANA
154BARREL OF A GUN Depeche ModeNANA
153YOU KNOW VioletineNANA
152PLACE YOUR HANDS Reef8270
151TUESDAY You Am INANA
150THE GOOD LIFE WeezerNANA
149THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD Rage Against The Machine8174
148GIRL FROM MARS AshNANA
147DAMMIT Blink-182806
146PEDESTRIAN GrinspoonNANA
145WAIL The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
144ONLY YOU PortisheadNANA
143NEIGHBOURHOOD SpaceNANA
142TRIUMPH Wu-Tang ClanNANA
141COOLING YOUR HEELS PolyannaNANA
140FADED Ben Harper7980
139FUNKY S**T The Prodigy7856
138JUST A PICTURE Something For KateNANA
137LAKINI'S JUICE Live7773
136YOB TISMNANA
135POSTCARD Karma CountyNANA
134EAT ME Arkarna7650
133CEMETERY SilverchairNANA
132MONKEY WRENCH Foo Fighters7521
131JC Powderfinger7466
130I WILL SURVIVE Cake7320
129SICK WITH LOVE Robyn Loau7271
128GOD SidewinderNANA
127HOW HIGH The CharlatansNANA
126SATURATED Beasts Of BourbonNANA
125COLD CONTAGIOUS BushNANA
124SINK TO THE BOTTOM Fountains Of WayneNANA
123LOVEFOOL The Cardigans7177
122SEMI-CHARMED LIFE Third Eye Blind7029
121WEIGHTLESSNESS Skunkhour6993
120ISAAC OR FUZZ Machine Gun FellatioNANA
119JOGA BjorkNANA
118COSMIC GIRL Jamiroquai6868
117I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN YOU COME Echo and The BunnymenNANA
116AVENGING ANGELS SpaceNANA
115ONE HEADLIGHT The WallflowersNANA
114GIRL AT THE BUS STOP My Drug Hell6757
113I HAVE NOTHING EvenNANA
112DON'T LEAVE Faithless6695
111FIRE WATER BURN Bloodhound Gang6546
110UP AGAINST THE WALL The WhitlamsNANA
109HALF DAY CLOSING PortisheadNANA
108EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE Everclear6454
107ONLYSEE SiaNANA
106RISINGSON Massive AttackNANA
105GREEDY FLY BushNANA
104FROM HERE ON IN The Living End6349
103SMACK MY B****H UP The ProdigyNANA
102HI C'S ScreamfeederNANA
101DEADWEIGHT Beck6241

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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.

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual Posn
100FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Space6175
99THE CONTENDER The Mark Of CainNANA
98MAY Big Heavy StuffNANA
97WAY OF ALL THINGS Rebecca's Empire6094
96HUNTER BjorkNANA
95BEER SANDWICH The Fuck FucksNANA
94ROCK CITY The AvalanchesNANA
93POST INEBRIATED ANXIETY GrinspoonNANA
92CAPTAIN (MILLION MILES AN HOUR) Something For Kate5939
91S-E-X-X-Y They Might Be GiantsNANA
90DID IT AGAIN Kylie Minogue5881
89HITCHIN' A RIDE Green Day5725
88ABUSE ME Silverchair56NA
87D'YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN OasisNANA
86COWS WITH GUNS Dana Lyons5528
85I WANNA BE A DRUG-SNIFFING DOG Lard5483
84BUDDHA BABY Leonardo's BrideNANA
83I GIVE IN Effigy53100
82THE MEMORY REMAINS Metallica5238
81I CHOOSE The Offspring5167
80WHY'S EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKIN' ON ME? Bloodhound Gang5040
79MILITARY STRONGMAN Jebediah4933
78INFATUATION MolerNANA
77TEMPTATION The Tea Party4844
76IT'S NO GOOD Depeche ModeNANA
75EVERYDAY FORMULA Regurgitator4719
74BATTLE OF WHO COULD CARE LESS Ben Folds FiveNANA
73DA FUNK Daft Punk4698
72ASHES TO ASHES Faith No More4531
71BREATHING THROUGH MY EYES SkunkhourNANA
70LEGEND OF A COWGIRL Imani Coppola4476
69GENERIC TEEN Bluebottle KissNANA
68ELYSIUM PortisheadNANA
67DANCE WITH THE DEVIL RaggadeathNANA
66RICHARD III SupergrassNANA
65IDIOT PRAYER Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
64HELP THE AGED PulpNANA
63SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK ALIEN RadioheadNANA
62THE FUTURE'S OVERRATED Arkarna4397
61CHARLIE NO. 1 The WhitlamsNANA
60PULSE Front End Loader4272
59(CAN'T YOU) TRIP LIKE I DO Filter and the Crystal Method4147
58THE DRUGS DON'T WORK The Verve4022
57COME TO DADDY Aphex TwinNANA
56UNDERWATER LOVE Smoke CityNANA
55REMEMBER ME Blue Boy3991
54NIGHTMARE Brainbug3885
53CALYPSO Spiderbait3723
52ONE ANGRY DWARF AND 200 SOLEMN FACES Ben Folds Five3612
51WALKIN' ON THE SUN Smash Mouth3511
50BLOCK ROCKIN BEATS The Chemical Brothers3461
49SUN HITS THE SKY SupergrassNANA
48REPEAT Grinspoon3363
47VOLCANO GIRLS Veruca SaltNANA
46TITANIC DAYS Sidewinder3292
45#1 CRUSH Garbage3152
44MUTILATED LIPS Ween3036
43THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Marilyn Manson298
42EVEN WHEN I'M SLEEPING Leonardo's BrideNANA
41MAGNET Headless ChickensNANA
40STRIPSEARCH Faith No More2864
39BEETLEBUM BlurNANA
38ARE YOU THE ONE I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR? Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsNANA
37LEAVING HOME Jebediah2710
36A.D.I.D.A.S. Korn2624
35SUMMERTIME The Sundays2535
34BOUND FOR THE FLOOR Local H2496
33THE OUTDOOR TYPE The Lemonheads2365
32LUCKY RadioheadNANA
31DOWN AGAIN The Superjesus2214
3046 AND 2 Tool2130
29YOUR WOMAN White Town2059
28ALL IS FULL OF LOVE BjorkNANA
27YOU SOUND LIKE LOUIS BURDETT The Whitlams1953
26NAUGHTY BOY The Mavis'1837
25SILENCE Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlanNANA
24WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? MonacoNANA
236 UNDERGROUND Sneaker Pimps1787
22SONG 2 Blur162
21ALL MINE Portishead1579
20TUBTHUMPING Chumbawumba143
19YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THIS WAY Ammonia1343
18LUCKY MAN The VerveNANA
17TRULY Something For KateNANA
16THE PERFECT DRUG Nine Inch Nails1226
15BACHELORETTE BjorkNANA
14FREAK Silverchair1113
13CRAZY Cordrazine1017
12SLOW MOVING TRAINS Godspeed You! Black EmperorNANA
11NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH The Dandy Warhols989

"Karma police
Arrest this man
He talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge
He's like a detuned radio"

At 10 is 'Karma Police', the third track on my list from the best album of all-time, OK Computer. I was tempted to add more
10KARMA POLICE Radiohead89

"Now that I've found you
And seen behind those eyes
How can I
Carry on"

Number 9 is Portishead's frankly chilling 'Undenied' from their self-titled second album. It's been described as that album's 'Roads', which is a massive compliment. Beth Gibbons' amazing voice is really allowed to shine.
9UNDENIED PortisheadNANA

"(English translation) And lead us not into sickness,
But deliver us from evil,
Because yours is the earth
And the body
And the health
Amen"

Sigur Ros make their first appearance in my lists with 'Hun Jord' from their quite dark first album 'Von', at #8. Apparently GoT fans might know his song. Jordi's vocal talents were apparent from the get go.
8HUN JORD Sigur RosNANA

"Hug me till you drug me honey
Kiss me till I'm in a coma"

Number 7 is the industrial Brave-New-World-inspired trip-hop of 'Coma' from Pendulum. This Pendulum hailed from Melbourne and is not to be confused with the Perth act of the same name from the 2000s. It sounded like nothing else at the time and holds up well today.
7COMA Pendulum732

"Well, we don't need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes, we're on our own and there's nothing you can do
So we don't need no one like you to tell us what to do
We don't refer to the past when we're showing what we've done
Our generation gap means the war is never won
The past is in your head, the future's in our hands"

At six is The Living End's grand statement of intent, the anthemic 'Prisoner Of Society'. They wore their Stray Cats/Ska influences on their sleeve and within a couple years a number of similar bands to them would crop up. As for them, they would make 10 Hottest 100s staight starting here. I seem to recall this song came out very late in the year and was unlucky not to place higher in the actual countdown.
6PRISONER OF SOCIETY The Living End615

"And I don't believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you"

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds come in at Number 5 with their most beautiful song ever, 'Into My Arms'. The Boatman's Call was a welcome return to form for them after 'Murder Ballads'.
5INTO MY ARMS Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds518

"When I am King
You will be first against the wall
With your opinion
Which is of no consequence at all"

Coming in at #4 (and moving up a position from my original list) is Radiohead again with the pivotal track from 'OK Computer', Paranoid Android. A six-minute epic with more twists and turns than you can poke a stick at, and of course mega props for the Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy reference.
4PARANOID ANDROID Radiohead47

"Forty, shaved, sexy, wants to do it all day
With a gun-toting trigger-happy tranny named Kinky Renée
Tired teacher, twenty-eight, seeks regular meetings
For masculine, muscular, nappy-clad, brutal breeding"

At #3 is the winner of the actual Hottest 100, 'No Aphrodisiac', from The Whitlams masterpiece, 'Eternal Nightcap'. It was a surprise #1 at the time but in hindsight, it was the right choice. I was living 2700km from the person and family I loved at the time, so this one resonated with me - a lot.
3NO APHRODISIAC The Whitlams31

"And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when"

Runner-up is Everlong by the Foo-Fighters, the JJJ All-Time staple, and rightfully so. It remains a mystery how it didn't make either the 1997 or 1998 Hottest 100s. Don't think it even made the voting lists.
2EVERLONG Foo Fighters2NA

"'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Tryna make ends meet
Tryna find some money then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet yeah"

On top is 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by The Verve, from another of 1997's great albums, Urban Hymns. Those soaring strings and the message of the song do it for me each time. A shame The Verve couldn't go on with it.
1BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve14

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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
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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 the new #200-101. Note that in this list and in #100-1, a few songs have gone back to 1997, and one has come back from 1999.
Apologies if these render the follow up commentary nonsensical.

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
190TAINTED LOVE (LIVE) The Living End9117
189UNTOUCHABLE FACE Ani DiFranco9060
188SUSPICION BELLS EffigyNANA
187ICE HOCKEY HAIR Super Furry AnimalsNANA
186THE CHARLES ATLAS WAY The FauvesNANA
185ONE 85 Muzzy PepNANA
184SUIT YOUR STYLE Hunters and CollectorsNANA
183HARPOON Something For Kate8985
182SAINT JOE ON THE SCHOOL BUS Marcy Playground8876
181UNTITLED Silverchair8793
180MAMA'S TRIPPIN' Ben Harper8686
179PERFECT The Smashing Pumpkins8594
178MUSIC IS CRAP Custard8424
177ANY DAY VioletineNANA
176YOU'LL DO The Cruel SeaNANA
175FUEL Metallica8377
174LEVER The Mavis'NANA
173TROPICALIA Beck8295
172THE GROUCH Green Day8152
171DON'T GO AWAY Grinspoon8079
170SHEEP GO TO HEAVEN CakeNANA
169DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn HillNANA
168LAST STOP THIS TOWN EelsNANA
167AWFUL HoleNANA
166BAD OLD MAN Babybird7980
165WALKING AFTER YOU Foo FightersNANA
164DIE DIE MY DARLING MetallicaNANA
163HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN The Living EndNANA
162SILVER BULLETS Hot RollersNANA
161WHAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU You Am INANA
160DEATH TO THE APPLE GERLS GerlingNANA
159PARTY HARD PulpNANA
158SPECIAL Garbage7889
157GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Green Day7784
156AMNESIA ChumbawumbaNANA
155GET MYSELF ARRESTED GomezNANA
154PRIVATE HELICOPTER Harvey DangerNANA
153DELICIOUS MolerNANA
152I MIGHT BE A CUNT, BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT A FUCKING CUNT TISMNANA
151CHANGE IotaNANA
150BITTERSWEET SkulkerNANA
149NOW AND THEN The Superjesus7683
148SURF CITY LIMITS The FauvesNANA
147PUBERTY SONG The Mavis'NANA
146CABOOLTURE SPEED LAB CustardNANA
145SOMEBODY KILL ME Adam Sandler7539
144GOT THE LIFE Korn745
143FATHER OF MINE Everclear7353
142VICIOUS PRECIOUS PrimaryNANA
141DRAGULA Rob Zombie7275
140NO SHELTER Rage Against The Machine7166
139BAKER STREET Foo Fighters7098
138DISSOLVED GIRL Massive AttackNANA
137LUNCHBOX Marilyn MansonNANA
136SWEATER Eskimo Joe6933
135BENEDICT Jebediah6891
134MORE THAN YOU ARE GrinspoonNANA
133THE EVERLASTING Manic Street PreachersNANA
132INERTIA CREEPS Massive AttackNANA
131EX-FACTOR Lauryn HillNANA
130WAY OVER YONDER IN THE MINOR KEY Billy Bragg and WilcoNANA
129THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Paul McDermott6731
128LOUISIANA The ChurchNANA
127RABBIT WITH FANGS Magic DirtNANA
126PERFECT 10 The Beautiful SouthNANA
125ALL AROUND THE WORLD OasisNANA
124CINNAMON LIP PollyannaNANA
123HIGH GEAR Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionNANA
122TURN THE PAGE Metallica6669
121DEEPER UNDERGROUND JamiroquaiNANA
120IT'S TRICKY Run DMC vs Jason NevinsNANA
119DR WORM They Might Be Giants6513
118DISTANT SHORE The Dirty ThreeNANA
117FREE EndorphinNANA
116CHARLIE NO.3 The Whitlams6456
115GET YOUR GUNN Marilyn MansonNANA
114DRINKING IN LA Bran Van 30006381
113BENEDICTUS BrainbugNANA
112RAY OF LIGHT MadonnaNANA
111EURODISCO BisNANA
110SINNER Neil FinnNANA
109TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME FaithlessNANA
108HEY HEY HEY SnoutNANA
107WISHLIST Pearl Jam6288
106RACHAEL Buffalo TomNANA
105RUMBLE You Am I6165
104SATURATION The Superjesus6099
103A PERFECT DAY ELISE PJ HarveyNANA
102IT'S NOT REAL Fini ScadNANA
101JIMMY ROGERS FurNANA

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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.
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Now that I am pretty much up to date, I have looked back and started revising my old lists, starting with 1998 - still one of my favourites. I will go through rest of the 1990s (hopefully expanding the 1993-97 lists to 200 songs, then the 1980s).

Apologies if these revisions render the follow up comments nonsensical.

Here is the revised #100-11:

My H100 orderSongReal H100 orderActual posn
100WICKERMAN SHOES Hot RollersNANA
99CIRCLE HIGH AND WIDE SnoutNANA
98MY HERO Foo Fighters5974
97JUST ACE Grinspoon5818
96DAYSLEEPER R.E.M.NANA
95REDNECK WONDERLAND Midnight Oil5796
94I THINK I'M PARANOID Garbage5657
93TEFLON Jebediah5542
92NEVER THERE Cake5430
91PUSH IT Garbage5387
90BLACK BUGS Regurgitator5232
89SHUT UP AND KISS ME Paul McDermott and Fiona HorneNANA
88SEX AND CANDY Marcy Playground5121
87ADDICTED TO BASS Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion5016
86SICH OFFNEN Not From There49100
85ROAD RAGE Catatonia4848
84GET 'EM OUTTA HERE Sprung MonkeyNANA
83CRIMINAL Fiona AppleNANA
82HELLO Happyland4771
81SAVE THE DAY The Living End4610
80BODY MOVIN' Beastie BoysNANA
79MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU Stardust4573
78CRY The Mavis'4461
77DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? Happyland4328
76THE SWEETEST THING U24211
75POLYESTER GIRL Regurgitator4126
74THE IMPRESSION THAT I GET The Mighty Mighty Bosstones4038
73BOYS BETTER The Dandy WarholsNANA
72THUNDERBIRDS ARE COMING OUT TISMNANA
71INTERGALACTIC Beastie Boys3925
70COLD FEELING Underground LoversNANA
69KELLY WATCH THE STARS AirNANA
68BEGIN AGAIN SpaceNANA
67EL PRESIDENT Drugstore3882
66DON'T WANNA BE LEFT OUT Powderfinger3746
65PURE MORNING Placebo3641
64THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES Space with Cerys of Catatonia3592
63UNTITLED VASTNANA
62THE RESTLESS WAVES The Dirty ThreeNANA
61SPARK Tori AmosNANA
60SONG FOR THE DUMPED Ben Folds Five3440
59HISTORY REPEATING Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey3359
58PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) The Offspring321
57TWO HEADED BOY Neutral Milk HotelNANA
56GIRLS LIKE THAT (DON'T GO FOR GUYS LIKE US) Custard313
55CIGARETTES WILL KILL YOU Ben Lee302
54SHE-RIFF Magic DirtNANA
53ONE WEEK Barenaked Ladies2934
52I LIKE YOUR OLD REMIX BETTER THAN YOUR NEW REMIX Regurgitator2827
51MELBOURNE The Whitlams2743
50SHE WILL HAVE HER WAY Neil FinnNANA
49IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT Manic Street Preachers2670
48EVERYDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY Dandy Warhols2568
47LA FEMME DE ARGENT AirNANA
46GIVEN TO FLY Pearl Jam2451
45SEXY BOY AirNANA
44THE DOPE SHOW Marilyn Manson2344
43DIRTY HOLE VASTNANA
42WHATAREYA? TISM2236
41BLACK THE SUN Alex LloydNANA
40METAL HEART Cat PowerNANA
39BRITTLE THEN BROKEN PolyannaNANA
38AVA ADORE Smashing Pumpkins2145
37RASPBERRY SWIRL Tori AmosNANA
36TALISMAN AirNANA
35THE FEAR PulpNANA
34! (THE SONG FORMERLY KNOWN AS) Regurgitator206
33ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF Depeche ModeNANA
32IT'S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins1950
31BLACK FRIDAY Grinspoon1822
30SUNDAY Sonic YouthNANA
29CELEBRITY SKIN Hole174
28SHIMMER Fuel1678
27SECOND SOLUTION The Living End1515
26BLACK UMBRELLA Even1497
25WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING PlaceboNANA
24NO SURPRISES Radiohead1355
23HEAVY HEART You Am I129
22MALIBU Hole1149
21COME ON SPRING Antenna1064
20RABBIT IN YR HEADLIGHTS U.N.K.L.ENANA
19THE FUNNY BIRD Mercury RevNANA
18HARD Stella One ElevenNANA
17STEREO The WatchmenNANA
16THE RIVER PJ HarveyNANA
15GONE AWAY The Offspring962
14ANGEL Massive AttackNANA
13THIS IS HARDCORE PulpNANA
12CROSS BONES STYLE Cat PowerNANA
11HARPOON Jebediah87

The Top 10 as it now stands:
"And love it like a little dog, and feed it on the scraps you find
And kiss it while you're still asleep
You buy now and pay later, you buy now and pay later
Here's a girl going crazy about you, and I'm not far behind"

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.
10BUY NOW PAY LATER (CHARLIE NO. 2) The Whitlams737

"And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see"

Number nine is In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. This song eluded me at the time, but seeing it (and its parent album) recommended several times on this site, I checked it out, and this is the song that blew me away. It's such a evocative track.
9IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA Neutral Milk HotelNANA

"I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in god I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby"

#8 is Do The Evolution by Pearl Jam, who were as popular as ever, and accompanied by a spectacular if depressing animated video. Nice rockin' tune nonetheless.
8DO THE EVOLUTION Pearl Jam647

"Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don't even own a TV"

Peep Show fans will recognise #7, Flagpole Sitta, such a fine, angsty song. I still had plenty of angst back then.
7FLAGPOLE SITTA Harvey Danger535

"Such a thing of wonder in this crowd,
I'm a stranger in this town, you're free with me.
And our eyes locked in downcast love, I sit here proud,
Even now you're undressed in your dreams with me."

#6 is Jeff Buckley's beautiful posthumous love ballad Everybody Wants You, which is still as good as anything on Grace IMO. Have heard it described as the sexiest song outside of Prince.
6EVERYBODY HERE WANTS YOU Jeff Buckley429

"Love is a bird, she needs to fly
Let all the hurt inside of you die
You're frozen
When your heart's not open"

#5 is still Madonna's best ever song, Frozen. She had disappeared a***wards in the early 90s, been pretty quiet since 1994 - then she went away, reinvented herself, made the Ray Of Light album, gothed up for the filmclip, looked amazing doing it and released this as the first single. It made for a massive impact.
5FROZEN MadonnaNANA

"As weeks went by, it showed that she was not fine
They told me, "Son, it's time to tell the truth"
And she broke down and I broke down
'Cause I was tired of lying"

To keep the misery going, #4 is Brick by Ben Folds Five, his very dark but beautiful ode to personal experience of relationships gone bad (slight understatement).
4BRICK Ben Folds Five312

"Vision is rejected
The people's choice is tested
So ignorance has won"

#3 is Powderfingers second finest song and still relevant ode to Pauline Hanson, The Day You Come. Such great guitar and layered vocals.
3THE DAY YOU COME Powderfinger28

"This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts
For tonight
God is a DJ"

#2, another one to file under 'How the hell did it not make the Hottest 100?'. I speak of the mighty floor-filling God Is A DJ by Faithless (well it filled the floors I was on) Still one of, if not the, best beats of the decade.
2GOD IS A DJ FaithlessNANA

"Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath"

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 Teardrop, 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 22
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

<nothing to see here, please move along >

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
177ANGRY ANY MORE Ani DiFrancoNANA
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
158SOMETHING SPECIAL Alex LloydNANA
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
139BAD BLOOD Rebecca's EmpireNANA
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
112TURN UP YOUR STEREO Eskimo Joe6639
111DELTA SUN BOTTLENECK STOMP Mercury RevNANA
110THE ORDER OF DEATH Public Image Ltd6595
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 End6448
101THE MOTH BALL Augie MarchNANA

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Here are #100-1 of 1999 (updated 23/6/2020, with lyrics for the Top 10, such as they are for a ambient/techno/Hopelandic-heavy bunch)

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

My H100 posnSongReal H100 orderActual H100 posn
100RINGO (I FEEL LIKE) Custard6342
99FEEDING CIRCLE PollyannaNANA
98BLUE MOON EndorphinNANA
97CANNED HEAT Jamiroquai6263
96I HATE STUPID PEOPLE InsurgeNANA
95SKINTIGHT The DonnasNANA
94SCAR TISSUE Red Hot Chilli Peppers6110
93EVERY MORNING Sugar Ray6098
92ARMY Ben Folds Five5951
91HOME Skunkhour5882
90WHAT IT'S LIKE Everlast5776
89MY MIND'S SEDATE ShihadNANA
88RUN BABY RUN DeadstarNANA
87TURN THAT SHIT UP Testeagles5666
86ANA'S SONG Silverchair5515
85HAPPINESS (ROTTING MY BRAIN) Regurgitator5462
84YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND Frenzal Rhomb5334
83ALL THE SMALL THINGS Blink-1825231
82PERFECT FAMILY Diana Ah Naid5155
81HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE Groove Terminator feat. BasshoppaNANA
80THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT The Offspring5097
79IF EVERYBODY LOOKED THE SAME Groove ArmadaNANA
78KOOL 28 DaysNANA
77STRIPPED Rammstein4990
76DEEPER WATER Deadstar4874
75SPRAY WATER ON THE STEREO Turnstyle4794
74LET FOREVER BE Chemical BrothersNANA
73VOIDY NUMBNESS The TheNANA
72GOOD-DAY RAY Powderfinger4668
71ALL TORN DOWN The Living End4541
70BAD LIGHT Built To SpillNANA
69SING IT BACK Moloko4480
68TENDER Blur4357
67LADYSHAVE GusgusNANA
66READY 1 Grinspoon4233
65LAST KISS Pearl Jam419
64WEIR Killing Heidi402
63LEARN TO FLY Foo Fighters3911
62DON'T CALL ME BABY Madison Avenue3822
61I TRY Macy Gray3724
60PRAISE YOU Fatboy Slim364
59ENTER SPACE CAPSULE Gerling3545
58NUMBSKULL AshNANA
57RUN ON Moby3488
56ALREADY GONE Powderfinger3325
55DU HAST RammsteinNANA
54ASLEEP IN PERFECTION Augie March3261
53RACE FOR THE PRIZE The Flaming LipsNANA
52IT WON'T LAST The Cruel Sea3152
51MY NAME IS EminemNANA
50PULLED ALONG BY LOVE Mutton Birds3071
49HER FLOOR IS MY CEILING The WhitlamsNANA
48AULD LILANXIETY ATTACK The Dumb EarthNANA
47CHARLIE BIG POTATO Skunk AnansieNANA
46BEAUTIFUL STRANGER Madonna2967
45HOLES Mercury RevNANA
44MY FAVOURITE GAME The Cardigans2878
43WINDOW LICKER Aphex TwinNANA
42UNO MuseNANA
41MASCARA Klling Heidi2714
40WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER Nine Inch NailsNANA
39MOVING SupergrassNANA
38OUT OF CONTROL Chemical BrothersNANA
37BLOOD RED RIVER Beth OrtonNANA
36ELECTRICITY Something For Kate2644
35ALL I NEED AirNANA
34SANDSTORM DarudeNANA
33BODYROCK Moby2579
32HEAVEN COMING DOWN The Tea Party2432
31BACKSEAT CLAUSE Alex LloydNANA
30NOOKIE Limp Bizkit238
29LEAVE ME ALONE Killing HeidiNANA
28FREAK ON A LEASH Korn2216
27FEET TOUCH THE GROUND Jebediah2128
26ANTHEM FOR THE YEAR 2000 Silverchair2029
25LITTLE DISCOURAGE IdlewildNANA
24PUMPING ON YOUR STEREO Supergrass1973
23THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY Nine Inch NailsNANA
22NO DISTANCE LEFT TO RUN BlurNANA
21COFFEE AND TV Blur1847
20THEOPHILUS THISTLER ... AN EXERCISE IN VOWELS sonicanimation1718
19ANIMAL Jebediah1619
18PASSENGER Powderfinger15100
17STARF***ERS INC. Nine Inch Nails1469
16SOME KIND OF LOVE SONG Friendly1375
15THE CHEMICALS BETWEEN US Bush1246
14FALLING AWAY FROM ME Korn1117
13EMOTION SICKNESS Silverchair1043
12HALLWAYS Something For Kate972
11SHAZAM! Spiderbait840

<lyrics not applicable>

In the Top 10 at #10 is the sparse 11-minute instrumental epic, Moya, by Canada's Godspeed! You Black Emperor, as per some recommendations on this site.
10MOYA Godspeed! You Black EmperorNANA

"Right here, right now
Right here, right now
Waking up to find your love's not real
Waking up to find your love's not real"

#9 continues the techno music avalanche of 1999 and sees Fatboy Slim with Right Here, Right Now come in its great, evolutionary videoclip.
9RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW Fatboy Slim723

"Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Yes, a spectacle monopolized
They hold the reins and stole your eyes"

#8 is Rage Against The Machine with the mighty Guerrilla Radio. It's good to see them back as they are currently more relevant than ever.
8GUERRILLA RADIO Rage Against The Machine67

"It's coming round again
The slowly creeping hand
Of time and its command
It settles in its place
Its shadow in my face
Puts pressure in my day"

#7 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 Two Hands movie (which I much prefer), not the album version from the following year.
7THESE DAYS Powderfinger51

"Tjú, tjú, tjú
Tjú, tjú, tjú
Tjú, tjú, tjú, tjú, tjú
Ég spring út og friðurinn í loft…"

At #6 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 one of my Top 10s, if you treat The Sugarcubes and Bjork as separate.
6SVEFN-N-ENGLAR Sigur RosNANA

"I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow
Now she's done and they're calling someone
Such a familiar name
I'm so glad that my memory's remote"

#5 sees the late Eliot Smith with easily his most beautiful, if generically-titled song, Waltz #2 (XO).
5WALTZ #2 Elliott Smith493

"Buy and sell the things you need
Money comes you spend exceed
Waiting for your friends to call
Waiting for the wall to fall"

#4 sees Alex Lloyd with Lucky Star, his achingly beautiful song about the heroin epidemic of the late 90s.
4LUCKY STAR Alex Lloyd321

"I'll vent my spleen I'll keep my dreams
My flesh my bones my soul I own
My mind's a weapon immune from infection
Blood in my eyes, my vision is clear"

#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.
3SWASTIKA EYES Primal ScreamNANA

"Hey girls
Hey boys
Superstar DJ's
Here we go"

#2 is another dance anthem of the 90s, Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers.
2HEY BOY, HEY GIRL The Chemical Brothers227

"I looked into your eyes and
Saw a world that does not exist,
I looked into your eyes and,
Saw a world I wish I was in"

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.
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!

100Theophilis Thistler - Sonic Animation
99Waltz #2 - Elliot Smith
98Bigger Than Tina - Fauves, The
97Blue Moon - Endorphin
96Charlie Big Potato - Skunk Anansie
95Six - Mansun
94Easter Theatre - XTC
93The Free Design - Stereolab
92Spit On A Stranger - Pavement
91Photograph - Something For Kate
90Can We Start Again? - Tindersticks, The
89Bodyrock - Moby
88If Everyone Looked The Same - Groove Armada
87Good Witch/Bad Witch - Charlatans, The
86Demetrius - Sufjan Stevens
85I Know What I'm Here For - James
84Glockenpop - Spiderbait
83Billie - Pavement
82Get Up - Sleeter-Kinney
81Else - Built To Spill
80Hey Boy Hey Girl - Chemical Brothers, The
79Major Leagues - Pavement
78Lucky Denver Mint - Jimmy Eat World
77Spider In The Snow - Dismemberment Plan, The
76Sexx Laws - Beck
75Falling Down - Muse
74Hallways - Something For Kate
73Nice Guys Finish Last - Green Day
72The Day The World Went Away - Nine Inch Nails
71Bad Light - Built To Spill
70I See A Darkness - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
69The Next Movement - Roots, The
68Rendez-vous - Basement Jaxx
67Devil Will Ride - Gomez
66The Plan - Built To Spill
65Pumping On Your Stereo - Supergrass
64Already Gone - Powderfinger
63Praise You - Fatboy Slim
62Lucky Star - Alex Lloyd
61Stop The Rock - Apollo 440
60Never Meant - American Football
59Touched - V.A.S.T.
58All The Small Things - Blink 182
57The City - Dismemberment Plan, The
56Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
55Rhythm and Blues Alibi - Gomez
54Electricity - Something For Kate
53Harvest Festival - XTC
52It's Not Too Beautiful - Beta Band, The
51Burn Girl Prom Queen - Mogwai
50Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
49Testify - Rage Against The Machine
48Blow Up The Pokies - Whitlams, The
47Ana's Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair
46Willful Suspension Of Disbelief - Modest Mouse
45Bring It On - Gomez
44Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
43Mutha Fucka On A Motorcycle - Machine Gun Fellatio
42My Favourite Game - Cardigans
41Let Forever Be {Ft. Noel Gallagher} - Chemical Brothers, The
40Guerilla Radio - Rage Against The Machine
39I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio - Sterophonics
38The Pop Singers Fear Of The Pollen Count - Divine Comedy, The
37What's My Age Again? - Blink 182
36Carry The Zero - Built To Spill
35Staralfur - Sigur Ros
34Ex-Cowboy - Mogwai
33Electricity - Suede
32Steal My Sunshine - Len
31Agaetis Byrjun - Sigur Ros
30Caught Out There - Kelis
29Writing To Reach You - Travis
28Anthem For The Year 2000 - Silverchair
27These Days - Powderfinger
26Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
25Carrot Rope - Pavement
24Flame - Sebodah
23Tender - Blur
22Sea Song - Doves
21You Were Right - Built To Spill
20Race For The Prize - Flaming Lips, The
19Dirge - Death In Vegas
18Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
17Shazam! - Spiderbait
16Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby
15Christmas Steps - Mogwai
14You Don't Care About Us - Placebo
13Adam's Song - Blink 182
12Little Discourage - Idlewild
11Driftwood - Travis
10Olsen Olsen - Sigur Ros
9Moya - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
8What Do You Me To Say - Dismemberment Plan, The
7Waitin' For A Superman - Flaming Lips, The
6What Its Like - Everlast
5CODY - Mogwai
4Every You Every Me - Placebo
3Coffee and TV - Blur
2Enter Space Capsule - Gerling
1Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros

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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.
Nice
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.
100I Can Only Dissapoint U - Manson
99Stupidly Happy - XTC
98Playground Love - Air
97Gravity - Superjesus
96Son Of Sam - Elliot Smith
95How To Disappear Completely - Radiohead
94Taste In Men - Placebo
93No Leaf Clover (live) - Metallica
92Pace It - Magic Dirt
91Charlie's Angels 2000 - Apollo 440
90Celebrate The Failure - Fauves
89Man Overboard - Blink 182
88Music Is My Radar - Blur
87I Need Direction - Teenage Fanclub
86Smash It Up - International Noise Conspiracy
85Lives - Modest Mouse
84Teenager of the Year - Lo-Tel
83Rip It Up - 28 Days
82Wasting My Life - Hippos
81Death Defy - Motor Ace
80Maria - Rage Against The Machine
79The Metre - Powderfinger
78Please Leave - Jebediah
77None One - Elbow
76The Last Day Of Summer - The Cure
75This Is Love - PJ Harvey
74Mixed Bizness - Beck
73Waiting - Green Day
72Generator - Foo Fighters
71Pacifier - Shihad
70Hej - Skulker
69Holiday - The Get Up Kids
68Frontier Psychatrist - The Avalanches
67Yellow - Coldplay
66Good Fortune - PJ Harvey
65Get The Girls/Song 5 - Interpol
64Once Around The Block - Badly Drawn Boy
63Mistakes and Regrets - Trail Of The Dead
62Warning - Green Day
61Static - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
60The Cedar Room - The Doves
59Apple Blossom - White Stripes, The
58Ysbeidau Heulog - Supper Furry Animals
57Where The Birds Always Sing - The Cure
56The National Anthem - Radiohead
55Mohammed - Dandy Warhols
54I Know You Know I Know - Tex Perkins
53Dark Centre Of The Universe - Modest Mouse
52Rome Wasn't Built In A Day - Morcheeba
51Penguins and Polarbears - Millencolin
50Freestyler - Bomfunk MCs
49No Man's Woman - Sinead O'Connor
48Hello Cruel World - Klinger
47Legal Man - Belle and Sebastian
46Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
45B.O.B. - Outkast
44Mary - Supergrass
43Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
42Don't Falter - Mint Royal
41Catch The Sun - Doves
40Wait And Bleed - Slipknot
39Sunburn - Muse
38Music - Madonna
37Central Reservation - Beth Orton
36Sleep - Godspeed! You Black Emporer
35Judith - A Perfect Circle
343rd Planet - Modest Mouse
33You Said Something - PJ Harvey
32Take A Picture - Filter
31Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis
30Autophilia Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Car - Bluetones, The
29Machismo - Gomez
28Don't Panic - Coldplay
27Stand Inside Your Love - Smashing Pumpkins
26Dirty Jeans - Magic Dirt
25Spawn - George
24Nothing As It Seems - Pearl Jam
23Green - Goodshirt
22Storm - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
21Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine
20Ny Batteri - Sigur Ros
19Antennas To Heavan - Godspeed You! Black Emporer
18The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret - Queens Of The Stone Age
17Shiver - Coldplay
16Horses In My Dreams - PJ Harvey
15Aisha {Ft. Iggy Pop} - Death In Vegas
14Slave To The Wage - Placebo
13Sour Girl - Stone Temple Pilots
12Porcelain - Moby
11The Deer In You - Gerling
10Roseability - Idlewild
9Beautiful Sharks - Something For Kate
8Ms Jackson - Outkast
7Get Off - Dandy Warhols
6Idioteque - Radiohead
5One Armed Scissor - At The Drive-In
4We Haven't Turned Around - Gomez
3Sleep Now In The Fire - Rage Against The Machine
2Unsent Letter - Machine Gun Fellatio
1Tiny Cities Made of Ashes - Modest Mouse

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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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EDIT: Updated to top 100

My top 2 also feature in your top 10

100Shining Star - Even
99Maria - Green Day
98Pissing In The Wind - Badly Drawn Boy
97Soda - Hell On Wheels
96Cut Here - The Cure
95Divine Intervention - Pennywise
94Good Souls - Starsailor
93Hard To Explain - The Strokes
92Precipitate - Interpol
91I'm Waking Up To Us - Belle & Sebastian
90Do It All Over Again - Spiritualised
89Kino - The Knife
88Mad World - Gary Jules
87Schism - Tool
86One More Time - Daft Punk
85Scallops - The Herd
84Much Against Everyone's Advise - Soulwax
83Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & The Mescalaros
82The Whole World - Outkast
81Cocaine - The Cruel Sea
80Song Seven - Interpol
79Strange Little Girl - Tori Amos
78Special K - Placebo
77Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake
76A Movie Script Ending - Death Cab For Cutie
75Hi Jackers Manual - Gerling
74Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box - Radiohead
73You're So Pretty - We're So Pretty - The Charlatans
72Strange - Built To Spill
71Four On The Floor - Spiderbait
70Up All Night - Unwrittten Law
69Butterfly - Crazy Town
68Chasing Heather Crazy - Guided By Voices
67Burn Baby Burn - Ash
66I Know/She Knows - Faker
65Fat Lip - Sum 41
642 Wrongs Make 1 Right - Mogwai
63Betterman - John Butler Trio
62Newborn - Elbow
61Lullaby - The Tea Party
60Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
59Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx
58Last Night - The Strokes
57I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead
56There Is No Such Place - Augie March
55Fuck Authority - Pennywise
54Kids On Overload - Faker
53Take Me Somewhere Nice - Mogwai
52So Fresh, So Clean - Outkast
51Souljacker - Part 1 - Eels
50Say What - 28 Days & Apollo 440
49(Drawing) Rings Around The World - Super Furry Animals
48Phazer Kidz In The Windy City - Gerling
47D To E - Mogwai
46Big Exit - PJ Harvey
45Untitled - Smashing Pumpkins
44Weapon Of Choice - Fatboy Slim
43Since I Left You - The Avalanches
42Hash Pipe - Weezer
4160 mph - New Order
40Supagloo - Magic Dirt
39Jerry, Stand Up - Something For Kate
38Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
37Home Entertainment System - Lazaro's Dog
36Stop Your Crying - Spiritualised
35Red - Elbow
34Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
33Pattern Against User - At The Drive In
32Teenage Werewolf - Faker
31Fat Cop - Regurgitator
30Plug In Baby - Muse
29New York City Cops - The Strokes
28Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
27Knives Out - Radiohead
26Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
25Chop Suey - System Of A Down
24The Cell - The Butterfly Effect
23Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
22Pyramid Song - Radiohead
21Satelitte - One Dollar Short
20G-House Project - Gerling
19Gabriel - Lamb
18Shining Light - Ash
17Monsters - Something For Kate
16Each Time You Smile - Sounds Like Sunset
15New Slang - The Shins
14Making The Nouveau Riche - Blueline Medic
13Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) - James
12Invalid Litter Dept. - At The Drive In
11Cloaking - Seafood
10Romeo - Basement Jaxx
9City Trash - Magic Dirt
8Any Day Now - Elbow
719-2000 (Soulchild Remix) - Gorillaz
6Superstylin' - Groove Armada
5My Father My King - Mogwai
4INDT - Faker
3This Mess We're In - PJ Harvey/Thom Yorke
2Crystal - New Order
1Dust Me Selecta - Gerling


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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. 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

100Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
99Love Burns - BRMC
98Nothing Lasts Forever - Jebediah
97Time Like These - Foo Fighters
96Now She Sleeps In The Good Soil Of Denmark - Dave & The Citizens
95Clocks - Coldplay
94The Way We Get By - Spoon
93Punk's Not Dead - Darren Hanlon
92Hope Is Where The Heart Is - Seraphs Coal
91Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
90Called - Antiskeptic
89This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers - Augie March
88Killian's Red - Nada Surf
87Comfort Me - Pacifier
86The Scientist - Coldplay
85Main Offender - The Hives
84Carry On - Motor Ace
83Rollercoaster - Machine Gun Fellatio
82Without You - Silverchair
811000 Miles - Grinspoon
80Shock (Living Without You) - Cartman
79Aerials - System Of A Down
78The Go Slow - Biffy Clyro
77The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
76The Sky Is Fallin' - Queens Of The Stone Age
75A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs JXL
74The New - Interpol
73Man Or Mouse - Millencolin
72Karma - 1200 Techniques
71Lost Control - Grinspoon
70What's Golden - Jurasssic 5
69Work It - Missy Elliot
68You Think I 'Aint Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age
67Is This The Part? - One Dollar Short
66Get Free - The Vines
65Already Dead - Beck
64Something To Talk About - Badly Drawn Boy
63M62 Song - Doves
62Keep Fishin' - Weezer
61The Specialist - Interpol
60Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - Flaming Lips
59Shot Shot - Gomez
58Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
57Too Drunk To Drive - Bodyjar/Adalita
56Arse Huggin Pants - Silverchair
55Guess I'm Doing Fine - Beck
54Hitting The Ground - PJ Harvery/Gordon Gano
53Frysta - Sigur Ros
52Crave - The Butterfly Effect
51Dy-Na-Mi-Te - Ms. Dynamite
50Capitalism Stole My Virginity - International Noise Conspiracy
49Lucky - Waikiki
48Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
47Don't Mug Yourself - The Streets
46Get Me Off - Basement Jaxx
45God Is In The Radio - Queens Of The Stone Age
44Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
43Something Borrowed Something Blue - Ben Lee
42Attack Of The Ghost Riders - The Raveonettes
41Pounding - Doves
40Rock Star - N*E*R*D
39Another Morning Stoner - Trail Of The Dead
38A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
37She Wears A Mask - Machine Translations
36Take It Slow - Machine Gun Fellatio
35Here Comes September - Waikiki
34A Praise Chorus - Jimmy Eat World
33Roland - Interpol
32KC Accidental - Broken Social Scene
31London Still - The Waifs
30Hurt - Johnny Cash
29There Goes The Fear - Doves
28Hangin' Tree - Queens Of The Stone Age
27Ms Jackson - The Vines
26Toxicity - System Of A Down
25Being Followed - Rocket Science
24Do You Realise? - Flaming Lips
23PDA - Interpol
22Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
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- 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 - 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).
And finally I get to 2005.

I'll start by saying that the actual Hottest 100 is still one of the weakest ever, especially if you don't like Wolfmother and Ben Lee. It made putting this list together quite tricky. In fact none of the Top 4 of my list made the actual Hottest 100, only 5 made the Top 10 and only 52 made the Top 100.

Me, I'm ambivalent towards Wolfmother. Three of their six -- 6! - Hottest 100 songs made my Hottest 100.

That said, there was still plenty of good music around that year.

Anyway, here are #200-101:

My posnSongH100 orderActual H100 posn
200AMERICA, F**K YEAH DVDA (From Team America: World Police)10052
199GOLD DIGGER Kanye West9913
198JESUS I WAS EVIL Butterfingers9869
197SMOKE IT The Dandy Warhols9782
196FOXTROT UNIFORM CHARLIE KILO The Bloodhound Gang9624
195BUMP N GRIND FriendlyNANA
194F**K FOREVER Babyshambles9579
193AMPHIBIOUS Children CollideNANA
192RADIO/VIDEO System Of A Down9457
191JESUS OF SUBURBIA Green Day9361
190AIN'T NO EASY WAY Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubNANA
189FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS PendulumNANA
188WISHBONE Architecture In HelsinkiNANA
187UNEMPLOYED BluejuiceNANA
186BEST OF YOU Foo Fighters924
185SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Little Birdy9196
184THE FALLEN Franz Ferdinand9093
183THE RIDER SONG Nick Cave & Warren EllisNANA
182THE TIME British IndiaNANA
181SPEAK SLOW Tegan And SaraNANA
180DOWN DOWN DOWN PresetsNANA
179WHAT'S ON YOUR RADIO? The Living End8949
178JUICEBOX The Strokes8846
177TWO SHOES The Cat Empire8754
176THE DOLDRUMS Josh PykeNANA
175THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR Ok GoNANA
174MUSHABOOM FeistNANA
173BETTER TOGETHER Jack Johnson8673
172NIGHTMARE Wicked Beat Sound SystemNANA
171SHUTTERSPEED KarnivoolNANA
170AUTUMN FLOW Lior8543
169INTO THE DARK Ben Lee8486
168HOLIDAY Green DayNANA
167LOUNGER Dogs Die In Hot CarsNANA
166THE DENIAL TWIST The White Stripes8367
165NEIGHBOURHOOD #2 (LAIKA) Arcade Fire NANA
164FEELS LIKE A DEMON Magic DirtNANA
163WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER Ben Lee8253
162WHY DO YOU LOVE ME Garbage8198
161STUFF AND NONSENSE Missy Higgins8047
160ON THIS SIDE Clare Bowditch7994
159HEY MAN EelsNANA
158LOVE ME UNIQUE Michael FrantiNANA
157DOESN'T REMIND ME AudioslaveNANA
156ALL THE MONEY OR THE SIMPLE LIFE HONEY The Dandy Warhols7860
155FROZEN ARMIES Children CollideNANA
154WAITING FOR THE SIREN'S CALL New OrderNANA
153WONDERS NEVER CEASE MorcheebaNANA
152SAME FrenteNANA
151PRETTY GIRLS SWEAR Regurgitator NANA
150BELIEVE The Chemical Brothers7780
149FRAME Kaki KingNANA
148OUTSIDE 109 British IndiaNANA
147FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE Bright Eyes7677
146LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME The Beautiful Girls7581
145SLY The Cat Empire7438
144THE CAR SONG The Cat Empire7325
143APPLE TREE Wolfmother7216
142NEW HEALTH ROCK TV On The RadioNANA
141TELEVISION Bertie BlackmanNANA
140COUNTING SHEEP Sarah BlaskoNANA
139FACE WITHOUT A NAME Kisschasy7195
138LIKE EATING GLASS Bloc Party7088
137THE HAND THAT FEEDS Nine Inch NailsNANA
136HURRICANE Faker6921
135FIGJAM Butterfingers6811
134TWO MORE YEARS Bloc Party6723
133PARTY STARTED The Cat Empire66100
132MESSAGE GratesNANA
131I GO HARD I GO HOME PresetsNANA
130SNOW WHITE Magic DirtNANA
129DIMENSION Wolfmother6537
128CATCH MY DISEASE Ben Lee642
127SUGAR LadytronNANA
126COMPUTER CAMP LOVE Datarock6312
125LITTLE SELF CENTRED QUEEN Clare Bowditch & The Feeding SetNANA
124THIS YEAR The Mountain Goats6270
123GET HIM BACK Fiona AppleNANA
122SUICIDE LIFE EelsNANA
121THE GOOD ONES KillsNANA
120WE CAN'T HEAR YOU The Herd6187
119QUE ONDA GUERO Beck6075
118BABY SQUARED DronesNANA
117YOU KILL ME Bertie BlackmanNANA
116HEARTSTOPPER Emiliana Torrini5991
115THE GREATEST Cat PowerNANA
114DRY DRUNK EMPEROR TV On The RadioNANA
113COLOSSAL Wolfmother5839
112MESSAGES Xavier Rudd5792
111WALK AWAY Franz Ferdinand5690
110KICK IN THE TEETH SupergrassNANA
109PARTHENON DRIVE Echo & The BunnymenNANA
108NEVER MEANT TO FAIL Alex LloydNANA
107ASHES The Beautiful Girls5568
106POSITIVE TENSION Bloc Party5445
105THINGS BETWEEN PEOPLE Holly ThrosbyNANA
104ALWAYS WORTH IT Sara Blasko5365
103NEIGHBOURHOOD #3 (POWER OUT) Arcade FireNANA
102TITS ON THE RADIO Scissor SistersNANA
101YOUR TIME HAS COME AudioslaveNANA
And here is the Top 100 of 2005:

We nearly had two Icelandic acts in the Top 10, and neither of them Bjork, but Emiliana Torrini just slipped out of the Top 10 in the final washup.

At number 10 is Brooklyn's The Bravery is the still punchy An Honest Mistake, accompanied by a really cool Rube Goldberg-type videoclip way before Ok Go tried it.

Flame Trees is still my favourite Chisel song, and Sara Blasko (whom I am seeing this week) is still one of my favourite Australian singer-songwriters. Put them together in a wonderfully stripped down version and you have #9 in my list. As The Chaser boys said on the day, it's the song where you turn to your mate after a few drinks during the countdown and tell them how much you love them. Though I have several of those high up in my countdown.

Still not sure how a fine rocker like Themata by Karnivool only came in at #97 in the actual Hottest 100 list #shouldhavebeenhigher. I have it at #8.

Number seven is a great lost Radiohead track, I Want None Of This. Leave Thom Yorke alone with a piano and some depressing lyrics, and beauty usually ensues, just like it did with Pyramid Song, still my favourite of theirs.

At #6 is the pick of the Gorillaz songs that came out in the 2005, Dare, featuring a certain Shaun Ryder. Still danceable and fine-sounding.

Number five is Fast Girl by Gyroscope. I remember voting for it and remember thinking on the day how much better it sounded than a lot of the songs I had heard up to that point and would hear. In fact it is the highest ranking song from the actual Hottest 100 in my list.

Sigur Ros were back in 2005 with a new album, Takk. I didn't quite get into this album as much as I did their previous two. They were starting to get too accessible! However Glosoli, taken from it, is as good as anything taken from Agnaetis Byjrun or (). It builds up to its climax nicely, and comes in at #4.

At #3 is a song I want played at my funeral, Hope There's Someone by Antony (now Anhoni) and The Johnsons. Again, a song that would lead to many hugs and 'I Love Yous' if it was played during an actual Hottest 100. So beautiful, especially when he hits those high notes.

Love Outside Andromeda are in the runners-up spot with their finest song, Bound By Hurt Dissolved (despite what I may have said about Tongue Like A Tether). Sianna Lee is seriously underrated as both a songwriter and a vocalist, in the 00s or any other decade.

A few years back, a number of indie musos were polled as to their favourite song, and Sharkfin Blues by The Drones came out on top. Who am I to disagree? It helps though that I love this song too. A worthy winner.

My posnSongH100 orderActual H100 posn
100GIRL Beck5235
99I DON'T WANT TO KNOW (IF YOU DON'T WANT ME) DonnasNANA
98I'M SO POSTMODERN The Bedroom Philosopher5172
97EVERYBODY HAS HAD MORE SEX THAN ME TISMNANA
96UNDER PRESSURE HerdNANA
95YOU ARE MY SISTER Antony & The JohnsonsNANA
94DIVORCEE BY 23 Clare Bowditch5063
93BASTARD Ben Folds4989
92LITTLE SISTER Queens of The Stone Age4858
91OOH LA LA GoldfrappNANA
90DAKOTA StereophonicsNANA
89LOVE IS A DESERTER KillsNANA
88IT'5 Architecture In Helsinki4756
87WALKING WITH A GHOST Tegan And SaraNANA
86WISH YOU WELL Bernard Fanning461
85THE FIGHTER After The Fall4578
84O YEAH End Of Fashion448
83DOING THE WRONG THING Kaki KingNANA
82CONCRETE BOOTS After The Fall4330
81EVIE PT. 1 The Wrights4299
80BLOODY MOTHER F****N A**HOLE Martha Wainwright4159
79DONNIE DARKO P'nauNANA
78LET THERE BE LOVE OasisNANA
77HOPPIPOLLA Sigur RosNANA
76THE LINE BEGINS TO BLUR Nine Inch NailsNANA
75DORIS Dirty ThreeNANA
74DOA Foo Fighters4020
73ACROSS YER OCEAN Mercury RevNANA
72CHARADES CogNANA
71SOUL MEETS BODY Death Cab For CutieNANA
70SADDEST SONG IN THE WORLD ShihadNANA
69FILTHY/GORGEOUS Scissor Sisters3983
68DO THE WHIRLWIND Architecture In HelsinkiNANA
67TIGHTROPE WALKER Epicure3885
66NEIGHBOURHOOD #4 (KETTLES) Arcade FireNANA
65GET READY FOR LOVE Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsNANA
64HERE COMES A CITY Go-BetweensNANA
63PRECIOUS Depeche ModeNANA
62I WAS ONLY 19 The Herd3718
61LANDED Ben Folds3655
60OH MY GOSH! Basement JaxxNANA
59FIX YOU Coldplay3526
58EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU LESS AND LESS The Kaiser Chiefs3428
57ARE YOU THE ONE? PresetsNANA
56SITTING, WAITING, WISHING Jack Johnson3364
55RUN Cog3271
54ON MY WAY SpiderbaitNANA
53SONGBIRD Bernard Fanning3114
52WE ARE ALL ON DRUGS WeezerNANA
51DO YOU WANT TO Franz Ferdinand3010
50SWEET AS SUGAR Grinspoon2942
49WALKING SHADE Billy CorganNANA
48JOKER AND THE THIEF Wolfmother289
47DO DO'S AND WHOA OH'S Kisschasy2722
46FRACTIONS Decoder RingNANA
45HYPNOTISE System Of A Down 2676
44TILL I GET MY WAY Black KeysNANA
43THE SOUND OF WHITE Missy Higgins2574
42THIRTEEN Elliott SmithNANA
41UNDERWEAR GOES INSIDE THE PANTS LazyboyNANA
40KING OF THE MOUNTAIN Kate BushNANA
39GABRIELLE Ween2466
38DIRTY HARRY Gorillaz2341
37NEIGHBOURHOOD #1 (TUNNELS) Arcade FireNANA
36LATE Ben FoldsNANA
35LIFT ME UP MobyNANA
34B.Y.O.B System Of A Down2227
33BEWARE WOLF Gyroscope2162
32WHITE UNICORN Wolfmother2084
31LOVE IS A DANCEFLOOR EndorphinNANA
30NATURAL InfusionNANA
29MY DOORBELL The White Stripes197
28MIDDLE OF THE HILL Josh Pyke1819
27PHOENIX The Butterfly Effect1733
26SPACE THEY CANNOT TOUCH Kate Miller-HeidkeNANA
25DON'T SAVE US FROM THE FLAMES M83NANA
24FEEL GOOD INC. Gorillaz163
23HELICOPTER Bloc Party1540
22MY ENEMY Cog1432
21DESTROY EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH LadytronNANA
20SPEED OF SOUND Coldplay1336
19I PREDICT A RIOT The Kaiser Chiefs1234
18DAYVAN COWBOY Boards Of CanadaNANA
17BLUE ORCHID The White Stripes1117
16BE YOURSELF Audioslave1051
15MIND'S EYE Wolfmother96
14THE SPECIAL TWO Missy Higgins831
13I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR Arctic Monkeys750
12GREAT WAVES Dirty Three feat. Chan MarshallNANA
11SUNNY ROAD Emiliana Torrini644
10AN HONEST MISTAKE The Bravery548
9FLAME TREES Sara Blasko415
8THEMATA Karnivool397
7I WANT NONE OF THIS RadioheadNANA
6DARE Gorillaz25
5FAST GIRL Gyroscope129
4GLOSOLI Sigur RosNANA
3HOPE THERE'S SOMEONE Antony and The JohnsonsNANA
2BOUND BY HURT DISSOLVED Love Outside AndromedaNANA
1SHARKFIN BLUES DronesNANA

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Great as always. I particularly like your #4 and #6

I'm unaware of your #2 and #7 so I'll definitely have to check them out as both bands are awesome. Didn't register that Dakota was this year, might have been a chance of getting in my list.

I agree that it wasn't a great 100 but there was some good stuff about in 2005. And at #33 is the first Like A Version I can remember, quite a few covers in general as well (#21, #31, #33, #67, #71 and #82).

#1 goes to my fave song by one of my fave bands of the era, the mighty Butterfly Effect.

100Ain't Done That For A While - The Holy Soul
99Hope There's Someone - Antony & The Johnsons
98Only One Word Comes To Mind - Biffy Clyro
97fake palindromes - Andrew Bird
96The Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother
95The Sporting Life - The Decemberists
94Na Na Na Na Na - Kaiser Chiefs
93Bastard - Ben Folds
92I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
91Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age
90Sweet As Sugar - Grinspoon
89Two More Years - Bloc Party
88DOA - Foo Fighters
87Run - Cog
86Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
85Emily Kane - Art Brut
84Funny Little Frog - Belle and Sebstian
83Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - LCD Soundsystem
82Stuff and Nonsense - Missy Higgins
81We Can't Hear You - The Herd
80Divorcee by 23 - Claire Bowditch
79Shutterspeed - Karnivool
78Disintegration - Jimmy Eat World
77The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand
76Hey Now Now - Cloud Room
75Radio/Video - System Of A Down
74Apply Some Pressure - Maximo Park
73Get Out Give In - Expatriate
72Mylo Vs Miami Sound Machine - Doctor Pressure 
71Hand On Your Heart - Jose Gonzalez
70Fucking the Exhibits - Faker
69Neighbourhood #2 - Arcade Fire
68A Distinctive Sound - Gotye
67Hounds Of Love - The Futureheads
66Leaders of the Free World - Elbow
65Off The Record - My Morning Jacket
64Two Shoes - The Cat Empire
63We Are Mapping Your Dreams - Laura
62Over - Jimmy Eat World
61Destroy Everyhting You Touch - Ladytron
60Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie
59The Denial Twist - The White Stripes
58Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
57Forget Myself - Elbow
56America Fuck Yeah - Team America
55Don't Save Us From The Flames - M83
54Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand
53Gong - Sigur Ros
52Tribulations - LCD Soundsystem
51Lost In The Plot - The Dears
50An Honest Mistake - The Bravery
49Ariadne - Laura
48You Kill Me - Bertie Blackman
47Girl - Beck
46Party Started - The Cat Empire
45Shark Fin Blues - The Drones
44Saeglopur - Sigur Ros
43I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
42Ashes - The Beautiful Girls
41Beware Wolf - Gyroscope
40The Fighter - After The Fall
39Always Worth It - Sarah Blasko
38Blue Light - Bloc Party
37Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
36Middle of the Hill - Josh Pyke
35Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
34Hurricane - Faker
33Andy Warhol - Love Outside Andromeda {Like A Version}
32Graffiti - Maximo Park
31I Was Only 19 - The Herd
30Hypnotise - System Of A Down
29Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
28Tightrope Walker - Epicure
27Helicopter - Bloc Party
26Fix You - Coldplay
25The Sound of White - Missy Higgins
24Wake Up - Arcade Fire
23In My Head - Queens of the Stone Age
22I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
21Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko
20Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
19Positive Tension - Bloc Party
18I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
17Gabrielle - Ween
16Concrete Boots - After The Fall
15Jesus of Surburbia - Green Day
14Svo Hljott - Sigur Ros
13Decent Days And Nights - The Futureheads
12Meantime - The Futureheads
11It's 5! - Architecture In Helsinki
10This Modern Love - Bloc Party
9Darlinghurst Nights - The Go Betweens
8Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
7The Spaces Between - Expatriate
6Dare - Gorillaz
5Like Eating Glass - Bloc Party
4Glosoli - Sigur Ros
3C'mere - Interpol
2Bodies - Faker
1Phoenix - Butterfly Effect



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Nice list as always OBOne!

A nice #1 (even if it only got to 27 in my list), our #4 and #6 match, and nice to see the Go-Betweens in the Top 10 one last time before Grant McLennan's sad passing the following year.

I will have to check The Futureheads out.
And #93 is the same (and a Ben )

Shark Fin Blues started lower for me but everytime I listened to it, it snuck higher. Might have ended at #1 eventually

I'd add more Mars Volta and M.I.A.
Not to take it back to 1993 but after seeing a Triple J ad from tue 1994 year end the music being played was The Key: The secret. Were they played on JJJ? It looks like they may have been.
Not sure K8, I'll really have to give it a listen. If it was used on one of their ads though it probably would have.

Actually this might give me the impetus to revisit the old lists once I get 2006 up hopefully this coming weekend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky9IKe-vsCY
The 3:15 mark is the ad I am referring too. Also uses Boom! Shake the Room. I doubt JJJ would be promoting either artist if they weren't on their playlists.

I am surprised that neither song could crack the Hottest 100 in a pop heavy year and a song like Deep could. Even Shoop, Somewhere and Boom-shackalacka made it. It does seem odd that this is the case.
I have decided to end Part 2 here and start Part 3 which will contain 2006 onwards.

Here is the link:
http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?status=edited&todo=viewthread&pages=&id=54656
Hi

Bump...

Just letting you all know that I have revised my 1998 list, based on new discoveries since the list was first created 18 months ago. It is in the original post. I will be doing the same to 1999 once the actual Hottest 100 of that year is replayed on Double J on the 27th *plug* , as well as attempting to expand my 1993-97 lists to 200 songs and revising those. Eventually I will also look at 2000-05, but not for a while yet.
1999 has now been updated. Enjoy
1997 has been updated (in its original post) and extended to 200 songs. The YouTube and spotify versions havebeen updated. Enjoy.
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A quick glance over the 1993 voting list and I could identify these songs were on the official voting list.

I have included the ones I could figure out and left blanks for the others which someone might be able to add if they know. Being in alphabetical order might help. I have included words I could figure out.


1st Column
Aboriginal Woman - Mixed Relations
Accidently Kelly Street - Frente
Acid Rain - Tumbleweed
Adam’s Rib - You Am I
Ain’t No Love Ain’t No Use - Sub Sub
Alive & Brilliant - Deborah Conway
All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
Animal Nitrate - Suede
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Asshole - Denis Leary

Baby - Barefoot
Baby For You - Cleopatra Wong
Beautiful Girl - INXS
***Beauty & (3 word title)
Before - Caligula
Believe - Lenny Kravitz
Bi - Living Color
Big Gun - AC/DC
Black Stick - Cruel Sea
Boom Shack-a-Lak - Apache Indian
***B (2 words and it looks like it says Booty)
Brothers & Sisters - Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Bullet In The Head - Rage Against The Machine

***C (Great Southern Land) - Icehouse (2 long words before GSL in brackets)
Can I Get Over - Definition Of Sound
Can You Forgive Her - Pet Shop Boys
Can’t Do A Thing (To Stop Me) - Chris Isaak
Candy Everybody Wants - 10,000 Maniacs
Cannonball - Breeders
Cantaloop - US3
***C (Looks like 3 words and the first one looks like Cat)
Cat’s In The Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
Choppers - Headless Chickens
Connected - Stereo MC’s
Constant Craving - KD Lang
Crazy Birds - Not Drowning Waving
Creep - Radiohead
***C (1 word and it looks like the word Cupid)

Deep - East 17
Deep Forest - Deep Forest
Delicate - Terence Trent D’arby
Delivery Man - Cruel Sea
Detachable Penis - King Missile
Distant Sun - Crowded House
Dixie Drug Store - Grant Lee Buffalo
Do It - Swoop
Do You Love Me Like You Say - Terence Trent D’arby
Don’t Tell Me What To Do - Baby Animals
***Don’t Walk Away - Jade (It would fit alphabetically but it's not correct)
Dreams - Gabrielle
Dreams Of Heaven - Ground Level
***? Silent - Paul

Easy - Faith No More
Ebeneezer Goode - Shamen
Erotica - Madonna
Everybody Hurts - REM

Feed The Tree - Belly
***F- Falling Joys
***Foolish -
For Tomorrow - Blur
Form One Planet - Rockmelons
Freak Me - Silk
Free Your Mind - En Vogue
Freedom - Kev Carmody
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Friday’s Child - Wendy Matthews
***F
***Fun
Funky Junky - Peter Andre

Gangsta - Bell Biv Devoe
Get A Haircut - George Thorogood
Get Me - Dinosaur Jr
Gloria - Van Morrison
Go - Pearl Jam
Go West - Pet Shop Boys


2nd Column
***G
Green Limousine - The Badloves

Happy Birthday Helen - Things Of Stone & Wood
***H
Headaround - Died Pretty
Heal It Up - Concrete Blonde
Heal The World - Michael Jackson
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
Hits From The Bong - Cypress Hill
Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors
***Holy
House Of Love - East 17
Human Behaviour - Bjork

I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore - Divinyls
I Feel You - Depeche Mode
I Held Her In My Arms - Violent Femmes
I Put A Spell On You - Bryan Ferry
I Wanna Get High - Cypress Hill
If - Janet Jackson
If I Had No Loot - TTT
In The Morning - Boom Crash Opera
Informer - Snow
Insane In The Brain - Cypress Hill
Is It Like Today? - World Party
Is This Love - Radio Freedom
It Keeps Rainin - Bitty McLean
It’s A Shame About Ray - Lemonheads

Jessie - Paw
Jesus Was Way Cool - King Missile
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues - Spin Doctors
Juice - Headless Chickens

Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

Last Train - Christine Anu & Paul Kelly
Layla - Eric Clapton
Lemon - U2
Let Me Be Your Underwear - Club 69
Lights Out At Eleven - Baby Animals
Linger - Cranberries
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
Livin’ On The Edge - Aerosmith
Love Sees No Colour - U96
Lost - The Badloves
Love U More - Sunscream
***Love

Man On The Moon - REM
***M
Monday’s Experts - Weddings Parties Anything
***Movin’
Mr Vain - Culture Beat
Mr Wendal - Arrested Development
Mrs Robinson - Lemonheads
My Country - Midnight Oil
My Sister - The Juliana Hatfield Three
***M
***M

Nearly Lost You- The Screaming Jets
Never Miss Your Water - Diesel
Nights Of The Wolverine - Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes
No Rain - Blind Melon
No Time - Frente
Nothingness - Living Color
Numb - U2

Oh Carolina - Shaggy
One More From The City - Sound Unlimited
Only - Anthrax
Open Your Mind - Usura
Outbreak Of Love - Midnight Oil

People Everyday - Arrested Development
Persuasion - Tim Finn
Pets - Porno For Pyros
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
***P
***P
Push Th’ Little Daisies - Ween

Rain - Madonna
Re-invent Yourself - DIG
Regret - New Order
Rock This Boat - Things Of Stone & Wood
Rooster - Alice In Chains



Column 3
Rubberband Girl - Kate Bush
Rump Shaker - Wreckx N Effect
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

Satellite - Icehouse
***S
Scratch My Back - Sharp
***S
***S
Serve The Servants - Nirvana
***S
Seven - Prince
Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
She Kissed Me - Terence Trent D’arby
Shivers - Screaming Jets
Shock To The System - Billy Idol
Shoop - Salt N Pepa
***S
Sister Havana - Urge Overkill
Sleepy Head - Ed Kuepper
Sober - Tool
***S
***S
Something Good - Utah Saints
Somewhere - Efua
Soul To Squeeze - RHCP
Space Time Disco - Def FX
***S
***S
***Start ("Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /forum.asp on this server." every time I include the song title for this one) - Dinosaur Jr
Steam - Peter Gabriel
Step It Up - Stereo MC’s
Stone Me Into The Groove - Atomic Swing
***
Sundial - Tumbleweed
Sweat - Inner Circle
Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest

Taillights Fade - Buffalo Tom
Taste It - INXS
Tease Me - Chaka Demus & Pliers
Tennessee- Arrested Development
That’s The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
The Day You Went Away - Wendy Matthews
The Drowners - Suede
The Floor - Johnny Gill
The Gift - INXS
The Hitman - AB Logic
The Honeymoon Is Over - Cruel Sea
The Right Decision - Jesus Jones
The Right Time - Hoodoo Gurus
The Ship Song - Nick Cave
***T
***T
This Isn’t Love - Boom Crash Opera
Three Little Pigs - Green Jelly
***T
Too Young To Die - Jamiroquai
Train Of Thought - Sharp
Tribal Dance - 2 Unlimited
Trout - Neneh Cherry/Michael Stipe
True Tears Of Joy - Hunters & Collectors
Truganini - Midnight Oil

West End Girls - East 17
***W
***W
We The People - Hunters & Collectors
What If I Came Knocking - John Mellencamp
What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes
Wherever I May Roam - Metallica
***W
Wild America - Iggy Pop
W
***W
World Turning - Yothu Yindi
Would? - Alice In Chains

You Ain’t Thinking About Me - Sonia Dada
You Don’t Treat Me No Good - Sonia Dada
You’re Just Too Hip Baby - Dave Graney
You’re So Vain - Chocolate Starfish
Young Dumb & Ugly - Weird Al

Zeroes & Ones - Jesus Jones
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Wow! You have great eyesight K8! Thanks - this will be helpful when I come to revise the 1993 list in a few month.

Acid Rain is by Tumbleweed, though like a lot of songs in the 1993 list, that was a 1992 release. Pets was by Porno For Pyros.

Peter Andre? I don't remember hearing him on JJJ...hmmm.
I should have the new and improved 200-song 1996 list ready in a few weeks time.
Updated with the first 2 columns. Will give the 3rd a crack but it's very blurry.
1st column of 1997 done. So many obscure hits!

311 - Prisoner
Diana Ah Naid - I Go Off
Almighty Ultrasound - Christmas At Brandos
Alpha - Sometime Later
Ambersunshower - Running Song
Ammonia - You’re Not The Only One
Apache Indian - Lovin’ (Let Me Love You)
Apollo Four Forty - Ain’t Talkin Bout Dub
Arkarna - Eat Me
Arkarna - Future’s Overrated
Artificial Joy Club - Sick & Beautiful
Natasha Atlas - Amulet
Automatic - Five
Bean - Letterman
Beasts Of Bourbon - Saturated
Beaverloop - Nothing
Beck - Deadweight
Bellicose - Candlestick
Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf...
Bentley Rhythm Ace - Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out
Big Heavy Stuff - May
Bjork - Joga
Black Grape - Get Higher
Blackeyed Susans - Smokin’ Johnny Cash
Blackout - Gotta Have Hope
***B - Walking Together
Blink 182 - Dammit
Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn
Bloodhound Gang - Why’s Everybody Always Pickin’ On Me
Blue Boy - Remember Me
Bluebottle Kiss - Generic Teen
Blur - MOR
Blur - Song 2
CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter
***Boo Boo - Flowers In The Sky
David Bowie - Little Wonder
Brad - Lift
Brainbug - Nightmare
Brand New Heavies - Sometimes
Brethren - Slingshot
Bush - Greedy Fly
***Cactus Girls -
Cake - I Will Survive
***Campus – If (I think)
Cardigans - Lovefool
Cast - Free Me
Cat - Four Leaf Clover (I’ve Made Up My Mind)
Nick Cave - Into My Arms
Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin’ Beats
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Coldcut - I’m Wild About That Thing
Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
Cordrazine - Crazy

column 2 (something in this list is giving me the forbidden error message)
Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
Crowded House - Instinct
The Crystal Method - Busy Child
The Cure - Wrong Number
Custard - Anatomically Correct
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Death In Vegas - Dirt
Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
Depeche Mode - Useless
Dinosaur Jr - Take A Run At The Sun
Tanya Donelly - Pretty Deep
Drop City - Living In The Machine
The Dumb Earth - I Closed My Eyes And A Truck Came Through The Window
The Earthman - Whoever’s Been Using This Bed
? Bunnymen (forbidden message)
Effigy - I Give In
Endorphin - Solar Flare
Eta - Casual Sub (Burning Speak)
Even - I Have Nothing
Everclear - Everything To Everyone
Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow
Faithless - Don’t Leave
Faith No More - Ashes To Ashes
Faith No More - Stripsearch
The Fauves - Don’t Get Death Threats Anymore
The Fauves - Sunbury ‘97
Filter & The Crystal Method - Can’t You Trip Like I Do
Flanders – Anky Fremp
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
Forest For The Trees - Dream
Fountains Of Wayne - Radiation Vibe
Framing Watson – Phenomenal S**t
Frente - What’s Come Over Me
Front End Loader - Pulse
Garbage - #1 Crush
***G - Theme From
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Patio Song
Dave Graney - Feelin’ Kinda Sporty
Green Day - Hitchin’ A Ride
Grinspoon - DCx3
Grinspoon - Post Enebriated Anxiety
Grinspoon - Repeat
Ben Harper - Faded
Headless Chickens - George
Hot Rollers - Wickerman’s Shoes
Janet Jackson - Got ‘Til It’s Gone
Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
James - She’s A Star
Jamiroquai - Alright
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl






3rd column
Jebediah - Leaving Home
Jebediah - Military Strongmen
Karma County - Postcard
Paul Kelly - Tease Me
***Keta - Eternity Ring
Knievel - Something Good Must Come
DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
Korn - ADIDAS
Lamb - Gorecki
Robyn Loau - Sick With Love
Lard - I Wanna Be A Drug Sniffing Dog
Ben Lee - Career Choice
Lemonheads - Outdoor Type
Leonardo’s Bride - So Brand New
Life Of Agony - Weeds
Linoleum - On A Tuesday
Live - Freaks
Live - Lakini's Juice
Live - Turn My Head
The Living End - From Here On In
The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
LL Cool J - Phenomenon
Local H - Bound For The Floor
Lor’ds Garden - Morning Light
Love Me - Got You On My Mind
Dana Lyons - Cows With Guns
Machine Gun Fellatio - Isaac Or Fuzz
Manbreak - Ready Or Not
Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
Mark Of Cain - Degenerate Boy
Mark Of Cain - The Contender
The Mavis’s - Naughty Boy
Metallica - Memory Remains
Midnight Oil - White Skin Black Heart
Moby - James Bond Theme
Moler - Infatuation
Moler - Invite Me To Your Party
Monaco - Sweet Lips
Mono - Life On Mono
Morphine - Early To Bed
Mr Blonde - Blow Up
Mr Blonde - Heaven
My Drug Hell - Girl At The Bus Stop
Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
Non Intentional Lifeform - Living Or Existing
***N - O
Odds - Someone Who's Cool
The Offspring - I Choose
Olive - You’re Not Alone
Orb - Toxygene
Beth Orton - She Cries Your Name
Pangaea - Boys
Pangaea - Smile
Pauline Pantsdown - Back Door Man
Pendulum - Coma


4th Column
Pennywise - Society
Pollyanna - Peachy Keen
Portishead - All Mine
Powderfinger - JC
Primal Scream - Star
Primus - Shake Hands With Beef
Prodigy - Funky Shit
Propellerheads - Take California
Finley Quaye - Sunday Shining
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Rage Against The Machine - The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Raggadeath - Dance With The Devil
Raggadeath - Electric Avenue (is what it looks like - band is correct)
Rail - I Am Awake
Rami - Always On My Mind
Rebecca’s Empire - Way Of All Things
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster
Reef - Place Your Hands
Reef - Summer’s In Bloom
Reef - Yer Old
Regurgitator - Phenomenon
Regurgitator - Everyday Formula
Archie Roach - Beggar Man
***Screamfeeder – Static
Mark Seymour - Last Ditch Cabaret
DJ Shadow - High Noon
Shihad - La La Land
Shock Poets - Love And Live A Lie
Sidewinder - Here She Comes Again
Sidewinder - Titanic Days
Silverchair - Abuse Me
Silverchair - Freak
Silverchair - The Door
Skeleton Key – Watch The Fat Man Swing
Skunkhour - Breathing Through My Eyes
Skunkhour - Weightlessness
Skunk Anansie - Twisted
Slacker - Scared
Smash Mouth - Walkin’ On The Sun
Smashing Pumpkins - The End Is The...
Smoke City - Mr Gorgeous
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
Snout - Hey Hey Hey
Snout - Winning Smile
Jill Sobule - Bitter
Sol Brothers - That Elvis Track
Something For Kate - Captain (Million Miles An Hour)
Something For Kate - Prick
DJ Soup - A Thing Of Beauty
Soundgarden - Bleed Together
Space - Female Of The Species
Spain - Every Time I Try


5th Column
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Chicken Dog
Spiderbait - Calypso
Spiderbait - Joyce’s Hut
Spiritualized - Electricity
Sublime - Wrong Way
Sugar Ray - Fly
The Sundays - Summertime
Supergrass - Sun Hits The Sky
The Superjesus - Down Again
The Superjesus - Saturation
Super Discount – The Boss Has Gone Mad
Quindon Tarver - Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen
The Tea Party - Temptation
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
They Might Be Giants - New York City
They Might Be Giants – S-E-X-X-Y
Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
Tiddas – Walk Alone
TISM - Yob
Tomorrow People - Bloodsuckee
Tomorrow People - Proof
Tonic - Casual Affair
Tool - Forty Six And 2
Matthew Trapnell – The Pusher
Tumbleweed – Gonna Make You
U2 - Discotheque
U2 - Mofo
Underground Lovers - Jumbled In A Common Box
Underground Lovers - Starsigns
***V - Candlelight
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
The Verve - The Drugs Don’t Work
***V - You
Ween - Mutilated Lips
Ween - Waving My Dick In The Wind
White Town - Your Woman
The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
Wicked Beat Sound System - Local MP
***W - Sex (last word looks like it says sex)
You Am I - Cats & Dogs
You Am I - Trike
Yummy Fur - Life

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I keep getting a forbidden error message when I post the last column of the 1993 list and that happens if I edit the post above or start a new post so I will post letter by letter as there are a few songs I haven't figured out however am confident I am correct with the songs I have figured out.

Looking at 100% Hits Volume 7, 8 and 9 were helpful and it's interesting that almost 15/18 songs from each volume are included in the voting list. Hit Machine Volumes 1, 2 and 3 as well as Sweat It Out weren't as evident but still a good 50% represented from each edition. A handful of 100% Hits Volume 6 songs were also featured. One song that appears absent and featured on 100% Hits Volume 7 and one of the few songs not included from the compilation is Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer.
Column 3
Rubberband Girl - Kate Bush
Rump Shaker - Wreckx N Effect
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
The songs I haven't figured out I have left a space for them if someone else has a chance to fill in the blanks. The forbidden message appears to have something to do with this post so I will post in small blocks.
Start Chopin - Dinosaur Jr
Steam - Peter Gabriel
Step It Up - Stereo MC’s
Stone Me Into The Groove - Atomic Swing
S
Sundial - Tumbleweed
Sweat - Inner Circle
Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest

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I can fill in some of the 1993 gaps:

Baby For You - Cleopatra Wong
Crazy Birds - Not Drowning Waving
Dreams Of Heaven - Ground Level
Hits From The Bong - Cypress Hill
I Put A Spell On You - Bryan Ferry (not sure of the artist but he had a 1993 version)
Let Me Be Your Underwear - Club 69
Thank you all are correct!
Some insights/observations from what I can see:
-The Forbidden message is to do with the Dinosaur Jr song title by the looks of it.

-DJ Jazzy Jeff isn't included despite being used in one of their ads.

-Funky Junky is on the list however, Gimme Little Sign is not!

-Give Into Me not on the list either despite MJ & Guns n Roses being featured in previous lists and one MJ included in this list!

-No Guns n Roses songs (Civil War or Yesterdays were releases in 1993)

-Two Princes appears absent which is a surprise especially as Little Miss features and a song of theirs I am not familiar with called Jimmy Olsen's Shoes.

-The Crying Game is also absent from the voting list!

-No The Key The Secret either (another song which featured on a Triple J advertisement).

-The absence of late '93 releases indicates Voting List cut off appears to be October 1993 as it features late 1992 hits with the likes of Arrested Development, Wendy Matthews, Utah Saints, Divinyls, Madonna and Frente. This might explain why The Weight and Tears Of A Clown are also absent from the list. Got To Get It is another that is missing.

-The Day I Went Away & Friday's Child both feature however If Only I Could does not and one of 4 songs from 100% Hits Volume 8 missing from the list!

-Interesting that Tribal Dance is featured but No Limit is absent. No Limit was also the #1 song on the UK Independent Singles chart for a whopping 10 week in 1993. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_Independent_Singles_Chart_number_ones_of_1993

-Looking at 100% Hits Volume 7, 8 and 9 were helpful and it's interesting that almost 15/18 songs from each volume are included in the voting list. Hit Machine Volumes 1, 2 and 3 as well as Sweat It Out weren't as evident but still a good 50% represented from each edition. A handful of 100% Hits Volume 6 songs were also featured. One song that appears absent and featured on 100% Hits Volume 7 and one of the few songs not included from the compilation is Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer.

-With all the pop inclusion and almost the whole 100% Hits volume 7 included, Charles & Eddie is not on the list!

-No Bon Jovi for a station that had a large rock following.

-No Jimmy Barnes for an Aussie Rocker and having two solid hits with Sweat It Out and Stone Cold.

-No John Farnham and his song Seemed Like A Good Idea which featured the crew from ABC's The Late Show.

-Jump Around made the Hottest 100 but is not on the voting list!

-PM Dawn also doesn't appear on the Voting list!

-Only one RHCP's song on the list!

-Inner Circle don't appear with Bad Boys.

-Snow features with Informer however fails to appear with the lesser known Girl I've Been Hurt and is one of a handful songs missing from the list from 100% Hits Volume 9.

-Erotica and Rain by Madonna appear but no Deeper & Deeper or Bye Bye Baby.
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Wow - thanks again K8! Keep that 1993 voting list coming along. Hopefully someone can find 1994-96 and 1998.

I've been looking closer at the 1997 list and can fill in some of the blanks from A-E:
Almighty Ultrasound - Christmas At Brandos
Ambersunshower - Running Song
Natacha Atlas - Amulet
Bellicose - Candlestick
Brad - Lift
Brand New Heavies - Sometimes
Brethren - Slingshot
Crystal Method - Busy Child
Death In Vegas - GBH
Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
Depeche Mode - Useless
Dinosaur Jr - Take A Run At The Sun
Tanya Donnelly - Pretty Deep
Drop City - Living In The Machine
The Dumb Earth - I Closed My Eyes And A Brick Came Through The Window
The Earthmen - Whoever's Been Using This Bed
Echo and The Bunnymen - I Want To Be There When You Come
Effigy - I Give In
Endorphin - Solar Flare
Eta - Casual Sub (Burning Speak)
Even - I Have Nothing
Everclear - Everything To Everyone
Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow

It's amazing that there were only 254 songs on the list, with several of them being 1996 'hangovers'.

I don't think any song titles trigger the 'Forbidden' error, rather I think it's a bandwidth problem/too many people logging in problem. Anyway, one way around it is to replace 'www.australian-charts.com' with 'www.hitparade.ch' and do your post on Steffen Hung's sister site. And thanks for the heads up that it’s been an issue today
I am getting the Forbidden message when I try to post the 1997 lists. the www.hitparade.ch isn't in English and I can not find the posts I am after.
I edited the 1997 post above. The forbidden message is to do with the Bunnymen song so make sure you add that one as I excluded it. It goes above Effigy.
1997 Main observations include:
- Not as pop heavy as 1993 voting list.

- Daft Punk features with Da Funk but not with Around The World.

- Faithless features with Don't Leave but not Insomnia

- Leonardo's Bride features with So Brand New but not with Even When I'm Sleeping or Buddah Baby

- The Offspring features with I Choose but not with Gone Away

- Foo Fighters feature with Monkey Wrench but not Everlong

- Oasis look absent from voting list with all 1997 releases which is interesting considering they had the #1 song for the 1995 Countdown.

- U2 don't appear in voting list with Staring At The Sun and some other 1997 releases.

- Kylie is not on the voting list despite making the countdown with Did It Again. Both Some Kind Of Bliss and Breathe featured on different volumes of an Indie Compilation at the time consisting of all Indie songs which pretty much all made the Hottest 100 countdown.

- Gala's Freed From Desire which I first heard on JJJ and instantly fell in love with is missing from the list! This is where I ask the question if any song that featured with the Wild FM series had been excluded for some reason. MIght explain things for Around the World, Insomnia and Meet Her At The Love Parade. Even Jellyhead had a punk feel to it!


I always wondered how a song like Barbie Girl would have faired especially as Aussies like the gimmick/novelty songs.
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A couple more blanks to fill

3rd column

Knievel - Something Good Must Come
Lamb - Gorecki (an awesome song BTW)
Lord's Garden - Morning Light
Morphene - Early To Bed
Mr Blonde - Blow Up
Mr Blonde - Heaven
Non Intentional Lifeform - Living Or Existing
The Orb - Toxygene
Yeah, I think the overt pop songs mainly disappeared after 1994, with a few exceptions.

Surprised Gone Away wasn't on the 1997 voting list, but it must have been on the 1998 list, coming in at #62 that year (should have been higher than Pretty Fly).

Interesting that Kylie wasn't on the voting list considering she made the 1994 and 1995 countdowns, yet still came in at #81 in the 1997 coundown.

Insomnia is a strange one. It was actually released in album format in 1995 (which is where it'll be in my lists), but not released as a single until 1997. That time discrepancy didn't stop JJJ then so strange not to see it anywhere.

And even though Be Here Now was released in 1997, and as you say, Oasis topped the 1995 Hottest 100, it was very strange not to see them in the 1997 list. I know Be Here Now isn't very highly regarded, but jeez, they must really have been on the nose.

Forgot to mention that the www.hitparade.ch site is in German, sorry . My Year 9 German is just good enough to navigate around it, but if you enter the English version of the thread you want to edit first, then type in 'www.hitparade.ch', and remember that the login and password windows are in the same place, you should be ok.
Thanks for the updates on the blanks, if any more come to mind please share so I can update both 1993 and 1997 lists!
About 5 blanks have been filled in for the 1993 list.
A couple of 1997 blanks have been filled in. Can someone please confirm the Teenage Fanclub song as correct or incorrect and U2 songs?
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I've been working on the 1997 list too. Will PM you soon.
Was there a band called The Fagyts?

And the artist above The Verve looks like it says Vengaboys.
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Teenage Fanclub look right but that song was in the 1995 Hottest 100 so not sure.

U2 songs are Discotheque and Mofo.

Don't think it says Vengaboys but not sure what it does say.

Fagyts = Fauves?
The 1993 list I can't tell if it says Jeremy Jordan or Jesus Jones. I can tell it is a two word artist and both words start with the letter J.


The song titles are The Right Kind Of Love or The Right Decision.

The song below is The Right Time by Hoodoo Gurus so I can identify the words The Right as correct.
Jesus Jones - The Right Decision
Thank you! I thought Jeremy Jordan was an odd inclusion.
Yep, The Fauves it was. A much more flattering name. I've sent K8 several more updates for 1997.
Benj,
did you know there was a voting scandal in the 1994 Hottest 100? I think I got the gist of it where fans campaigned in the hopes to get a certain song to the #1 spot however, only managed to get it in the sixties in a time when voting pins per song and unlimited voting from fans was quite possible. The song is called Lemon Sparked and wasn't even tipped to make the top 100. I had never heard this before.
I don't remember that K8! The first of many voting controversies...

I must admit I barely remember the song. It didn't do much for me when I last heard it about 3 years ago when I did my original 1994 list.
Found a few more unknowns from the 1997 voting list:
Blekbala Mujik - Walking Together
Boo Boo & Mace - Flowers In The Sky
Cactus Child – Fall ‘97
Kiva - Eternity Born
Nuno - Crave
Screamfeeder - Static (confirmed)
Wannadies - You And Me Song

Think that only leaves 5 unknown songs

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....and that 1997 voting list has proved to be useful, as it transpires that there are several 1996 releases on it.

It has helped me extend my 1996 Hottest list to 200. I will post the revised #200-101 shortly in the original 1996 post above, followed by #100-11 tomorrow, then the Top 10 from Tuesday.

I think when I first did the 1996 list, I paid the original 1996 Hottest 100 list too much respect. So there will be many changes.
I'm intrigued to what Boo Boo & Mace sound like but also too scared to find out....

Look forward to seeing what 1996 has to hold.
I did listen to it. Not what I expected them to be like at all I have to say

#100-11 for 1996 are up.
...And so are #10-1

Here is the YouTube link to the Top 100, in descending order:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0OBJnkPDKR2GzJ_xXqhsBw9qU1kuvmde


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