Triple J Hottest 100, 1996

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The 1996 Triple J Hottest 100, counted down in January 1997, was a countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J. A CD featuring 31 of the songs was released. A countdown of the videos of most of the songs was also shown on the ABC music series Rage. The 1996 chart marked the first time an Australian band had topped the chart, with Spiderbait taking out top honours.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song Artist Country of Origin
1 Buy Me a Pony Spiderbait  Australia
2 Stinkfist Tool  United States
3 Underground Ben Folds Five  United States
4 Pepper Butthole Surfers  United States
5 Glycerine Bush  United Kingdom
6 Pick You Up Powderfinger  Australia
7 Breathe The Prodigy  United Kingdom
8 Ballad of the Skeletons Allen Ginsberg  United States
9 El Scorcho Weezer  United States
10 You're Gorgeous Baby Bird  United Kingdom
11 Down 311  United States
12 Born Slippy .NUXX Underworld  United Kingdom
13 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
14 Scooby Snacks Fun Lovin' Criminals  United States
15 Kong Foo Sing Regurgitator  Australia
16 Spaceman Babylon Zoo  United Kingdom
17 Firestarter The Prodigy  United Kingdom
18 D.A.F. Powderfinger  Australia
19 Swallowed Bush  United Kingdom
20 Dogs Are the Best People The Fauves  Australia
21 Down in the Park Foo Fighters  United States
22 Oh Yeah Ash  United Kingdom
23 I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am Regurgitator  Australia
24 Santa Monica Everclear  United States
25 Just a Girl No Doubt  United States
26 Setting Sun Chemical Brothers  United Kingdom
27 The Distance Cake  United States
28 Zero The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
29 Devil’s Haircut Beck  United States
30 Self Abuser The Fauves  Australia
31 Mah Nà Mah Nà Skin  United Kingdom
32 Living Type Powderfinger  Australia
33 California Love 2Pac  United States
34 Mother Mother Tracy Bonham  United States
35 Killing Me Softly Fugees  United States
36 Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand Primitive Radio Gods  United States
37 Virtual Insanity Jamiroquai  United Kingdom
38 Comedown Bush  United Kingdom
39 Novocaine for the Soul The Eels  United States
40 Milk feat. Tricky Garbage  United States
41 Whoever You Are Geggy Tah  United States
42 Coppertone Fini Scad  Australia
43 Where It's At Beck  United States
44 Salvation The Cranberries  Ireland
45 Aneurysm Nirvana  United States
46 Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine  United States
47 Hail, Hail Pearl Jam  United States
48 Popular Nada Surf  United States
49 Pass the Vibes Definition of Sound  United Kingdom
50 Mach 5 The Presidents of the USA  United States
51 Only Happy When It Rains Garbage  United States
52 Until It Sleeps Metallica  United States
53 Hyperballad Björk  Iceland
54 If I Could Talk I'd Tell You The Lemonheads  United States
55 Tonight, Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
56 Susan's House The Eels  United States
57 So Rude Rebecca's Empire  Australia
58 Heartspark Dollarsign Everclear  United States
59 Silver Lizard Tumbleweed  Australia
60 Hey Dude Kula Shaker  United Kingdom
61 I'll Be Your Majick Def FX  Australia
62 Hero of the Day Metallica  United States
63 Punk Rock Song Bad Religion  United States
64 Wombo Lombo Angélique Kidjo  Benin
65 Here in Your Bedroom Goldfinger  United States
66 What’s Come Over Me Frente!  Australia
67 Everything Is Good for You Crowded House  Australia
68 Mission Impossible Mullen/Clayton  Ireland
69 Speculator Insurge  Australia
70 Don't It Get You Down Deadstar  Australia
71 Disco 2000 Pulp  United Kingdom
72 Punch in the Face Frenzal Rhomb  Australia
73 Gold Dust Woman Hole  United States
74 Lay Lady Lay Ministry  United States
75 Surf's Up Tonight Midnight Oil  Australia
76 In the Meantime Spacehog  United Kingdom
77 Burden in My Hand Soundgarden  United States
78 How Bizarre OMC  New Zealand
79 I Make Hamburgers The Whitlams  Australia
80 Soldiers You Am I  Australia
81 Shut My Eyes The Superjesus  Australia
82 Naked Eye Luscious Jackson  United States
83 Waking Up Tired Hoodoo Gurus  Australia
84 Good Mornin' You Am I  Australia
85 Goldfinger Ash  United Kingdom
86 Woman Neneh Cherry  Sweden
87 E-Bow the Letter R.E.M.  United States
88 Grooving Hunting Party  Australia
89 Cromagnon Man Snout  Australia
90 Leaving Here Pearl Jam  United States
91 Set the Controls Barry Adamson  United Kingdom
92 Thunder The Mavis's  Australia
93 All I Want Skunk Anansie  United Kingdom
94 Mankind Pearl Jam  United States
95 Creep Frank Bennett  Australia
96 Ella’s Uncle Matthew Trapnell  Australia
97 Hail Caesar AC/DC  Australia
98 Professional Widow Tori Amos  United States
99 Ready to Go Republica  United Kingdom
100 Gold to Me Ben Harper  United States

29 of the 100 songs were by Australian artists (marked with a green background.)

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Three entries

Two entries

CD release[edit]

Volume 4 CD Cover
Disc 1
  1. Spiderbait - Buy Me A Pony
  2. Tool - Stinkfist
  3. Ben Folds Five - Underground
  4. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  5. Bush - Glycerine
  6. The Prodigy - Breathe
  7. Allen Ginsberg - Ballad Of The Skeletons (Edit)
  8. Weezer - El Scorcho
  9. Babybird - You're Gorgeous
  10. 311 - Down
  11. Underworld - Born Slippy
  12. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
  13. Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
  14. Powderfinger - D.A.F.
  15. Regurgitator - I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am
  16. Everclear - Santa Monica
  17. No Doubt - Just A Girl
Disc 2
  1. Cake - The Distance
  2. Beck - Devil's Haircut
  3. Skin - Mah Nà Mah Nà (The Muppet Song)
  4. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
  5. The Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
  6. Garbage - Milk (Single Edit - Shirley)
  7. Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are
  8. Fini Scad - Coppertone
  9. Björk - Hyperballad
  10. Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
  11. Rebecca's Empire - So Rude
  12. Def FX - I'll Be Your Majick
  13. Angelique Kidjo - Wombo Lombo
  14. The Whitlams - I Make Hamburgers
  15. Matthew Trapnell With Trapezoid - Ella's Uncle
  16. Tori Amos - Professional Widow

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