Triple J Hottest 100, 1989

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The 1989 Triple J Hottest 100 was the first yearly poll of the most popular songs, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J. From 1989 to 1991, listeners could vote for songs released in any year.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song[1] Artist Country of Origin Year of release
1 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division England 1980
2 Throw Your Arms Around Me Hunters & Collectors Australia 1985
3 Uncertain Smile The The England 1983
4 That's Entertainment The Jam England 1980
5 Blue Monday New Order England 1983
6 Holiday in Cambodia Dead Kennedys United States 1980
7 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths England 1984
8 Talking To A Stranger Hunters & Collectors Australia 1982
9 Birthday The Sugarcubes Iceland 1987
10 A Forest The Cure England 1980
11 Cattle And Cane The Go-Betweens Australia 1983
12 Shivers Boys Next Door Australia 1979
13 This Charming Man The Smiths England 1983
14 Rock Lobster The B-52's United States 1978
15 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil England 1983
16 Alison Elvis Costello England 1977
17 Anarchy in the U.K. Sex Pistols England 1976
18 London Calling The Clash England 1979
19 Primary The Cure England 1981
20 Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards Billy Bragg England 1988
21 Respect Aretha Franklin United States 1967
22 It's The End Of The World As We Know It R.E.M. United States 1987
23 Aloha Steve And Danno Radio Birdman Australia 1978
24 Kiss Art Of Noise and Tom Jones England and Wales 1988
25 Average Inadequacy Machinations Australia 1981
26 Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones England 1978
27 Bigmouth Strikes Again The Smiths England 1986
28 Know Your Product The Saints Australia 1978
29 Boys Don't Cry The Cure England 1979
30 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin England 1971
31 Imagine John Lennon England 1971
32 Psycho Killer Talking Heads United States 1977
33 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd England 1975
34 Kiss Prince United States 1986
35 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult England 1985
36 Love Song Simple Minds Scotland 1981
37 Sign "☮" the Times Prince United States 1987
38 Greetings to the New Brunette Billy Bragg England 1986
39 Heroes David Bowie England 1977
40 L.A. Woman The Doors United States 1971
41 Troy Sinéad O'Connor Ireland 1987
42 The Unguarded Moment The Church Australia 1981
43 Wuthering Heights Kate Bush England 1978
44 Smash It Up The Damned England 1979
45 The One I Love R.E.M. United States 1987
46 Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes United States 1982
47 Lust For Life Iggy Pop United States 1977
48 Orinoco Flow Enya Ireland 1988
49 All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix United States 1968
50 The End The Doors United States 1967
51 (I'm) Stranded The Saints Australia 1976
52 Teardrops Womack & Womack United States 1988
53 God Save the Queen Sex Pistols England 1977
54 The Cutter Echo & The Bunnymen England 1983
55 Marquee Moon Television United States 1977
56 Alone With You The Sunnyboys Australia 1981
57 Wedding Cake Island Midnight Oil Australia 1980
58 I Want You Elvis Costello England 1986
59 Moments In Love Art Of Noise England 1983
60 Forbidden Colours Sakamoto And Sylvian Japan and England 1983
61 Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry Sweden 1988
62 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye United States 1982
63 Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones England 1968
64 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths England 1986
65 Pretty Vacant Sex Pistols England 1977
66 Close To Me The Cure England 1985
67 Bizarre Love Triangle New Order England 1986
68 Wide Open Road The Triffids Australia 1986
69 A Day in the Life The Beatles England 1967
70 Deanna Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Australia 1988
71 Pump It Up Elvis Costello England 1978
72 Bachelor Kisses The Go-Betweens Australia 1984
73 Watching The Detectives Elvis Costello England 1977
74 Duel Propaganda Germany 1985
75 Going Underground The Jam England 1980
76 Layla Derek And The Dominos United States 1970
77 Walk On The Wild Side Lou Reed United States 1972
78 Ghost Ships The Saints Australia 1984
79 My Island Home Warumpi Band Australia 1987
80 Blue Bell Knoll Cocteau Twins Scotland 1988
81 Making Plans For Nigel XTC England 1979
82 Golden Brown The Stranglers England 1981
83 The Slab Hunters & Collectors Australia 1984
84 Burning Down The House Talking Heads United States 1983
85 The Message Grandmaster Flash United States 1982
86 Riders On The Storm The Doors United States 1971
87 Down in the Tube Station at Midnight The Jam England 1978
88 Power And The Passion Midnight Oil Australia 1982
89 Bye Bye Pride The Go-Betweens Australia 1987
90 Eagle Rock Daddy Cool Australia 1971
91 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley United States 1969
92 I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin United States 1968
93 Slave Girl Lime Spiders Australia 1984
94 Heart of Glass Blondie United States 1978
95 Khe Sanh Cold Chisel Australia 1978
96 O Superman Laurie Anderson United States 1981
97 Say Goodbye Hunters & Collectors Australia 1986
98 Man Overboard Do-Re-Mi Australia 1985
99 Cicada That Ate Five Dock Outline Australia 1980
100 The Mercy Seat Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Australia 1988

26 of the 100 tracks are by Australian artists (marked with a green background).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hottest 100 1989". Triple J. Retrieved 2008-02-08.