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Here Are The Songs That Made Triple M’s ‘Ozzest 100’

Written by Music Feeds on January 27, 2018

Update: The winner of the Hottest 100 of 2017 has been announced

Triple M has followed through on its pledge to spend Australia Day counting down its own bastardised version of Triple J’s Hottest 100, ‘The Ozzest 100’.

And much like the countless backyard BBQ’s it soundtracked, the countdown was a total sausagefest.

To absolutely no one’s surprise, ‘Khe Sanh’ by Cold Chisel came in at #1, while the dad rockin’ top five was rounded out by Men at Work’s  ‘Down Under’, Barnsey again with ‘Working Class Man’, Icehouse at #4 with ‘Great Southern Land’ and AC/DC’s ‘Long Way To The Top’ at #5.

Also in news that will shock approximately no one, Acca Dacca featured in the M’s “perfect Australia Day soundtrack” no less than 7 times, which was incidentally also the same number of times that women of any kind made an appearance.

As one Twitter user pointed out, 3 of those 7 times were thanks to songs by the Divinyls.

Srsly, not even any Baby Animals, The Superjesus or Spiderbait???? Rude.

Meanwhile, despite their best efforts to hijack the countdown, A.B. Original’s change-the-date anthem ‘January 26’ did not end up getting a Guernsey.

ICYMI: Triple M got savaged (by both punters and its own jocks) for the decision to cash-in on the removal of triple j’s Hottest 100 from the contentious date of January 26th with the whole ‘Ozzest 100’ thing, after the ABC youth station made the decision to shift their much-frothed countdown to a less politically charged day that all Aussies could enjoy.

The long-awaited decision by triple j was made following a long public consultation process and marked a landmark show of support for Indigenous Australians, who’ve long associated January 26th with the trauma of the British invasion and the massacres and cultural genocide it engendered, but the M’s still nonetheless mocked the J’s for robbing ‘Straya of its annual barbie soundtrack.

“So, the taxpayer funded FM has decided that there’ll be no soundtrack for Australia Day,” they wrote.

“Let’s face it, that’s usually full of hipsters or kids making music on a Mac. At Triple M, we’re going to give you what you’ve asked for. The perfect Australia Day soundtrack.”

However, despite the massive initial backlash, the social media response to Triple M’s countdown since it aired has been fairly meh. The biggest complaint seems to be that Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘The Horses’ didn’t chart higher:

Catch Triple M’s 2018 ‘Ozzest 100’ in full below, and stay tune to Music Feeds for real time triple j Hottest 100 updates all day today.

Triple M’s 2018 ‘Ozzest 100’

100. The Go Betweens – The Streets Of Your Town

99. Ian Moss – Tucker’s Daughter

98. Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

97. Powderfinger – On My Mind

96. The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over

95. AC/DC – High Voltage

94. Vance Joy – Riptide

93. Midnight Oil – Redneck Wonderland

92. Models – Out Of Mind Out Of Sight

91. Pete Murray – So Beautiful

90. Killing Heidi – Mascara

89. Little River Band – Cool Change

88. The Saints – Just Like Fire Would

87. Savage Garden – I Want You [Album Version]

86. The Sports – Don’t Throw Stones

85. Flowers – Can’t Help Myself

84. The Whitlams – Blow Up The Pokies (I Wish I…)

83. Divinyls – Boys In Town

82. Warumpi Band – Blackfella/Whitefella

81. AC/DC – T.N.T.

80. Alex Lloyd – Amazing

79. Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls – Before Too Long

78. Australian Crawl – Things Don’t Seem

77. Powderfinger – These Days

76. Midnight Oil – Dead Heart

75. The Masters Apprentices – Turn Up Your Radio

74. Silverchair – Straight Lines

73. Mondo Rock – Come Said The Boy

72. Skyhooks – Living In The 70s

71. Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry

70. Kev Carmody – From Little Things Big Things Grow

69. INXS – Need You Tonight

68. Rose Tattoo – We Can’t Be Beaten

67. Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene

66. Richard Clapton – Deep Water

65. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over

64. TRIFFIDS – Wide Open Road

63. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

62. Mental as Anything – The Nips Are Getting Bigger

61. Cold Chisel – When The War Is Over

60. Divinyls – I Touch Myself

59. Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief

58. INXS – Original Sin

57. The Church – The Unguarded Moment

56. Screaming Jets – Helping Hand

55. Midnight Oil – U.S. FORCES

54. Paul Kelly – Firewood And Candles

53. Jimmy Barnes – Driving Wheels

52. Australian Crawl – Errol

51. Boom Crash Opera – Dancing In The Storm

50. The Angels – No Secrets

49. Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy

48. The Sunnyboys – Alone With You

47. Skyhooks – Horror Movie

46. Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon

45. Slim Dusty – A Pub With No Beer

44. INXS – New Sensation

43. Divinyls – Pleasure And Pain

42. Sherbet – Howzat

41. Cold Chisel – Cheap Wine

40. AC/DC – Highway To Hell

39. Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mine

38. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

37. Moving Pictures – What About Me

36. Silverchair – Tomorrow

35. The Angels – Take A Long Line

34. Russell Morris – The Real Thing

33. The Church – Under The Milky Way

32. The Living End – Prisoner Of Society

31. Powderfinger – My Happiness

30. Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail

29. Midnight Oil – Power And The Passion

28. INXS – Don’t Change

27. John Williamson – True Blue

26. Paul Kelly – To Her Door

25. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind

24. Choirboys – Run To Paradise

23. Australian Crawl – Reckless (Don’t Be So)

22. AC/DC – Back In Black

21. Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock

20. Redgum – I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green)

19. Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me

18. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart

17. Stevie Wright – Evie (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

16. Cold Chisel – Bow River

15. Screaming Jets – Better

14. Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses

13. Goanna – Solid Rock

12. Cold Chisel – Flame Trees

11. The Angels – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

10. Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Filthy Lucre Radio Remix)

9. Midnight Oil – Beds are burning

8. AC/DC – Thunderstruck

7. GANGgajang – Sounds Of Then

6. John Farnham – You’re The Voice

5. AC/DC – It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll)

4. Icehouse – Great Southern Land

3. Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man

2. Men At Work – Down Under

1. Cold Chisel – Khe Sanh

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