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Triple J Hottest 100

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Template:TripleJ The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual text message or internet based poll of the listeners of the Australian youth radio station Triple J, to determine their favourite song of the year. Voting begins on the new year for the previous year's songs. The 100 most popular songs are then counted down on Australia Day weekend - usually Australia Day itself, January 26.

The poll had been conducted by 2JJJ in Sydney starting in the 1980s, before Triple J became a national broadcaster. It was originally called the Hot 100 and ran on New Years Day. The Brisbane independent radio Station 4ZZZ had run the survey under the same name and on the same day since 1977 and owned the rights to the name Hot 100. Triple J was legally required to change the name of its annual survey.

The poll regularly attracts in excess of 200,000 voters - 340,000 in 2003, and over 450,000 in 2004. It began as a write-in poll; it then progressed to phone in, then they started listing the songs for the year so it could be done automatically via SMS and web voting. In 2003, it was only possible to vote on the Triple J web site; registration was required and limited to 10 votes. In 2004 this was expanded to 10 internet votes, and 10 SMS votes.

A compilation CD featuring about 35 of the songs in the countdown is released a few months after the count - it is massively popular and a huge moneyspinner for the station. To give some idea of their popularity, the first CD is still available a decade after its release in 1993.

Popular tracks from previous Hottest 100s - there have been twelve to date, 1993-2004 - are listed below:


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Hottest 100, 2004

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Volume 12 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  2. Missy Higgins - Scar
  3. Eskimo Joe - From The Sea
  4. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
  5. Spiderbait - Black Betty
  • John Butler Trio and the Scissor Sisters scored four tracks each; Missy Higgins had two of her three tracks reach the top 10.
  • Two versions of Take Me Out were in this years list - the Franz Ferdinand original, and the Scissor Sisters cover.

Hottest 100, 2003

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Volume 11 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  2. OutKast - Hey Ya!
  3. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  4. Powderfinger - On My Mind
  5. Coldplay - Clocks (Royksopp Remix)

Hottest 100, 2002

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Volume 10 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
  2. Grinspoon - Chemical Heart
  3. The Waifs - London Still
  4. 1200 Techniques - Karma
  5. The Vines - Get Free

Hottest 100, 2001

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Volume 9 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Alex Lloyd - Amazing
  2. Something for Kate - Monsters
  3. System of a Down - Chop Suey
  4. Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
  5. John Butler Trio - Betterman

Hottest 100, 2000

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Volume 8 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Powderfinger - My Happiness
  2. U2 - Beautiful Day
  3. Powderfinger - My Kind of Scene
  4. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
  5. Coldplay - Yellow
  • Powderfinger become the first artist to have two Hottest 100 #1 tracks, in 1999 and 2000.
  • Rage Against The Machine scores three tracks.

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Hottest 100, 1999

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Volume 7 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Powderfinger - These Days
  2. Killing Heidi - Weir
  3. The Tenants - You Shit Me To Tears
  4. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
  5. Placebo - Every You Every Me
  • Powderfinger and Silverchair score four tracks each.
  • #2 and #3 tracks are both Triple J Unearthed winners.

Hottest 100, 1998

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Volume 6 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
  2. Ben Lee - Cigarettes Will Kill You
  3. Custard - Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)
  4. Hole - Celebrity Skin
  5. Korn - Got The Life

Hottest 100, 1997

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Volume 5 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
  2. Blur - Song 2
  3. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
  4. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
  5. Pauline Pantsdown - Back Door Man
  • The most variety in a Hottest 100 to date, with no single artist getting more than two tracks in the list.
  • Radiohead scores the highest double, at positions #7 and #9.
  • Pauline Pantsdown's track Back Door Man, banned by a court injuction from Pauline Hanson, is voted #5.

Hottest 100, 1996

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Volume 4 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Spiderbait - Buy Me a Pony
  2. Tool - Stinkfist
  3. Ben Folds Five - Underground
  4. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  5. Bush - Glycerine

Hottest 100, 1995

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Volume 3 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Oasis - Wonderwall
  2. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  3. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
  4. Presidents of the United States of America - Kitty
  5. Björk - It's Oh So Quiet

Hottest 100, 1994

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Volume 2 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. The Cranberries - Zombie
  2. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
  3. The Offspring - Self Esteem
  4. The Offspring - Come Out & Play
  5. Silverchair - Tomorrow
  • Soundgarden scores four tracks, The Counting Crows score three.
  • The Offspring scores back to back tracks at positions #3 and #4.
  • Tom Jones, reaches position #9 with If I Only Knew

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Hottest 100, 1993

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Volume 1 CD Cover

Top five:

  1. Denis Leary - Asshole
  2. Radiohead - Creep
  3. The Cranberries - Linger
  4. Blind Melon - No Rain
  5. The Breeders - Cannonball

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