Image for Triple J Hottest 100 ’20 Years’ Countdown (Live Updates)It only seems fitting that now in its 20th year that we should finally have a summary of what really is the Hottest 100 of the past 20 years.

Triple J Hottest 100 ’20 Years’ Countdown (Live Updates)

Written by Brayden Darke on June 9, 2013

It’s hard to remember a summer time when we didn’t have the triple j Hottest 100 judging the best the past year has had on offer, each year trying to best the last with its own unique list of songs that dominated our radio’s/cassette tapes/CD player’s/mini discs/mp3 players. It only seems fitting that now in its 20th year that we should finally have a summary of what really is the Hottest 100 of the past 20 years.

The voting stats for this poll have been quite astonishing: more that 940,000 people submitted their top 20 tracks, with 200,000 of those coming in on the last day to make it the single biggest day of voting in the Hottest 100 history. The age group who submitted the most amounts of votes is 22 – 25-year-olds, with 25-year-olds submitting the most votes of any age.

So far we don’t exactly know what’s on the list, which makes up 49 songs from the 1990s period (1993 – 1999) and 51 songs from after the new millennium (2000 – 2012). 1997 stood out as the most popular year, with the top 10 tracks including The Whitlams (No Aphrodisiac), Blur (Song 2), Chumbawamba (Tubthumping), Blink-182 (Dammit), Radiohead (Paranoid Android and Karma Police), Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People), Jebediah (Leaving Home) and Australian satirist Pauline Pantsdown with controverisal track Back Door Man.

The Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time back in 2011 saw Powderfinger, Silverchair, The Living End, Wolfmother, The Avalanches and Regurgitator all get in the top ten and all should easily place a hit somewhere on the list.

Other classics from over the years that would be hard not to pick include Angus & Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane, Oasis’s Wonderwall, Augie March’s One Crowded Hour, Kings of Leon’s Sex On Fire, Mumford & Sons’ Little Lion Man, Alex Lloyd’s Amazing, John Butler Trio’s Zebra and Gotye’s more recent hit Somebody That I Used to Know featuring Kimbra.

We’ll be following the countdown (below) from 12pm AEST today for #100 – 51 and then tomorrow (Sunday, 9th June) from 12pm AEST to list from #50 – 1.

Milestones

  • Jeff Buckley places twice with Hallelujah (#36) and Last Goodbye (#3)
  • Powderfinger place twice in the top ten with My Happiness (#10) and These Days (#8)
  • Radiohead place two songs from OK Computer with Paranoid Android (#13) and Karma Police (#35)
  • Smashing Pumpkins place two times with Bullet With Butterfly Wings (#25) and 1979 (#21)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers take two with Californication (#30) and Scar Tissue (#28)
  • Beastie Boys place twice with Intergalactic (#100) and Sabotage (#37)
  • The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition charts at #38 – the second song on the list to never have placed on the Hottest 100 for it’s particular year
  • Day one ends with Australia have 16 songs, USA have 18, next is the UK have 13 and Daft Punk gave France 2 entries while Of Monsters and Men gave Iceland 1. 18 songs were from the 90s with the oldest track in the list coming from You Am I with Berlin Chair (#66).
  • Gorillaz take two places with Clint Eastwood (#71) and Feel Good Inc. (#52)
  • Daft Punk place three times with One More Time (#44), Around The World (#59) and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (#65)
  • MGMT place two times with Electric Feel (#76) and Kids (#64)
  • The Killers Have placed three times with Mr. Brightside (#7), Somebody Told Me (#75) and When You Were Young (#85)
  • Silverchair have placed three times with Tomorrow (#17), Freak (#78) and Straight Lines (#90)
  • The Kooks enters the list at #87 with Naive – the track never sppeared on a Hottest 100 countdown
  • Jebediah have two on the list so far with Leaving Home (#99) and Harpoon (#91)

Hottest 100 ’20 Years’ Countdown #100 – #1 (Updated Live)

1: Oasis – Wonderwall (1995)
2: The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (2003)
3: Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye (1995)
4: Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section (2003)
5: The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)
6: Foo Fighters – Everlong (1997)
7: The Killers – Mr. Brightside (2004)
8: Powderfinger – These Days (1999)
9: Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know {Ft. Kimbra} (2011)
10: Powderfinger – My Happiness (2000)

11: Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows (2002)
12: Gotye – Hearts a Mess (2006)
13: Radiohead – Paranoid Android (1997)
14: Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man (2009)
15: Prodigy – Breathe (1996)
16: Bon Iver – Skinny Love (2008)
17: Silverchair – Tomorrow (1994)
18: OutKast – Hey Ya! (2003)
19: Blink-182 – Dammit (1997)
20: The Living End – Prisoner of Society (1997)

21: The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (1996)
22: Blur – Song 2 (1997)
23: Muse – Knights of Cydonia (2007)
24: Augie March – One Crowded Hour (2006)
25: The Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)
26: System Of A Down – Chop Suey! (2001)
27: The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (2000)
28: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue (1999)
29: Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (2004)
30: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (2000)

31: Massive Attack – Teardrop (1998)
32: Tool – Stinkfist (1996)
33: The Cranberries – Zombie (1994)
34: Ben Folds Five – Brick (1998)
35: Radiohead – Karma Police (1997)
36: Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (1994)
37: Beastie Boys – Sabotage (1994)
38: The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (2008)
39: Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box (1993)
40: Nine Inch Nails – Closer (1994)

41: Coldplay – Yellow (2000)
42: Matt Corby – Brother (2011)
43: John Butler Trio – Betterman (2001)
44: Daft Punk – One More Time (2001)
45: Modest Mouse – Float On (2004)
46: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms (1997)
47: The Offspring – Self Esteem (1994)
48: The Strokes – Last Nite (2001)
49: Florence + the Machine – Dog Days Are Over (2009)
50: Pearl Jam – Better Man (1995)

[Day one ends]

51: The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
52: Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
53: Placebo – Every You Every Me (1999)
54: Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire (2008)
55: Fatboy Slim – Praise You (1999)
56: Underworld – Born Slippy (1996)
57: Bloc Party – Banquet (2004)
58: The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac (1997)
59: Daft Punk – Around The World (1997)
60: Bush – Glycerine (1996)

61: The Black Keys – Lonely Boy (2011)
62: Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony (1996)
63: Grinspoon – Chemical Heart (2002)
64: MGMT – Kids (2008)
65: Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2001)
66: You Am I – Berlin Chair (1994)
67: alt-J – Breezeblocks (2012)
68: Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl (2003)
69: Eminem – Lose Yourself (2002)
70: Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As) (1998)

71: Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (2001)
72: Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief (2005)
73: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (2009)
74: The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division (2007)
75: The Killers – Somebody Told Me (2004)
76: MGMT – Electric Feel (2008)
77: The Presets – My People (2007)
78: Silverchair – Freak (1997)
79: Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005)
80: Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade (1996)

81: Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (2010)
82: Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag (2000)
83: Pulp – Common People (1995)
84: Kanye West – Gold Digger {Ft. Jamie Foxx} (2005)
85: Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (1995)
86: The Killers – When You Were Young (2006)
87: The Kooks – Naive (2006)
88: Something For Kate – Monsters (2001)
89: TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me (2006)
90: Silverchair – Straight Lines (2007)

91: Jebediah – Harpoon (1998)
92: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (2012)
93: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun (1994)
94: Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (2010)
95: Ben Lee – Cigarettes Will Kill You (1998)
96: The Cat Empire – Hello (2003)
97: M.I.A. – Paper Planes (2007)
98: Jebediah – Leaving Home (1997)
99: Lana Del Rey – Video Games (2011)
100: Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (1998)

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