Triple J Hottest 100, 2004

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The 2004 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced on 26 January 2005. It was the twelfth such countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J.

Voters were limited to 20 votes each: 10 via SMS (charged at 30c each) and 10 via the Internet (no charge).

From early in the voting process, it became very obvious that Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out would be the clear winner of this Hottest 100. Throughout the countdown, numerous references were made to this well-established fact, including announcers sarcastically claiming "Ha-ha! You thought they'd be #1" when the Dark of the Matinee was played at #50 as well a mock promotional piece heard in between in which votes for other bands such as Placebo were ignored in favour of Franz Ferdinand. When Take Me Out was officially announced as #1, it was reported that it had received more than double the votes of any other song. As with receiving more than double the votes, the presenters felt it sensible to also play a live version of Take Me Out directly after the studio version played at #1.

There were a record 475,000 voters that participated in the poll.[1]

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song[2] Artist Country of Origin
1 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand Scotland
2 Scar Missy Higgins Australia
3 From the Sea Eskimo Joe Australia
4 Somebody Told Me The Killers United States
5 Black Betty Spiderbait Australia
6 Ten Days Missy Higgins Australia
7 Somethings Gotta Give John Butler Trio Australia
8 Beautiful to Me Little Birdy Australia
9 Bless My Soul Powderfinger Australia
10 Jolene (Live) The White Stripes United States
11 Float On Modest Mouse United States
12 Coin-Operated Boy The Dresden Dolls United States
13 Mr. Brightside The Killers United States
14 It's Too Late Evermore New Zealand
15 Gamble Everything for Love Ben Lee Australia
16 Hard Act to Follow Grinspoon Australia
17 Yo Mama Butterfingers Australia
18 Fit But You Know It The Streets England
19 Dry Your Eyes The Streets England
20 Fuckin' Awesome Spiderbait Australia
21 Common People William Shatner Canada
22 American Idiot Green Day United States
23 Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters United States
24 Look What You've Done Jet Australia
25 Treat Yo' Mama John Butler Trio Australia
26 Better Off Alone Grinspoon Australia
27 Don't U Eva Sarah Blasko Australia
28 Ch-Check It Out Beastie Boys United States
29 This Fire Franz Ferdinand Scotland
30 Girl Anachronism The Dresden Dolls United States
31 The Bucket Kings of Leon United States
32 Older Than You Eskimo Joe Australia
33 Chicken Payback The Bees England
34 What the Fuck? Machine Gun Fellatio Australia
35 Not Many – The Remix! Scribe New Zealand
36 Forget Her Jeff Buckley United States
37 Adelaide Ben Folds United States
38 Vertigo U2 Ireland
39 Smile Like You Mean It The Killers United States
40 This is a Love Song Little Birdy Australia
41 Mass Destruction Faithless England
42 This Old Love Lior Australia
43 Godhopping Dogs Die in Hot Cars Scotland
44 Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand cover) Scissor Sisters United States
45 Woman Wolfmother Australia
46 Amerika Rammstein Germany
47 I Can't Give You What I Haven't Got The Living End Australia
48 Memory Lane Elliott Smith United States
49 Casualty Missy Higgins Australia
50 The Dark of the Matinée Franz Ferdinand Scotland
51 What You Want John Butler Trio Australia
52 My Friend Robot Regurgitator Australia
53 English Summer Rain Placebo England
54 Bridal Train The Waifs Australia
55 Walk Idiot Walk The Hives Sweden
56 Shelter Xavier Rudd Australia
57 For One Day Evermore New Zealand
58 Laura Scissor Sisters United States
59 Solace Xavier Rudd Australia
60 Lachlan Your Wedding Night Australia
61 Flash Dance Deep Dish United States
62 Smoke Eskimo Joe Australia
63 She Wants to Move N.E.R.D. United States
64 Self Destruct in 5 Epicure Australia
65 Galvanize Chemical Brothers England
66 Little Yellow Spider Devendra Banhart United States
67 10am Automatic The Black Keys United States
68 Process This Powderfinger Australia
69 Push Up The Freestylers England
70 Four to the Floor (Thin White Duke Remix) Starsailor England
71 C'mon C'mon The Von Bondies United States
72 Hold Me Now The Polyphonic Spree United States
73 Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town The Panda Band Australia
74 Slow Hands Interpol United States
75 Paco Doesn't Love Me The Spazzys Australia
76 Evil Interpol United States
77 Run Snow Patrol Northern Ireland
78 Tonight's the Night Little Birdy Australia
79 Dirty Hearts Dallas Crane Australia
80 Young Man Old Man The Dissociatives Australia
81 Rough Diamonds End of Fashion Australia
82 Drop the Pressure Mylo Scotland
83 Numb All Over Dallas Crane Australia
84 I Love You Because I Have To Dogs Die in Hot Cars Scotland
85 The Drop Regurgitator Australia
86 I Was Born (A Unicorn) The Unicorns Canada
87 Breathe Me Sia Australia
88 Imagine A Perfect Circle United States
89 Get What You Need Jet Australia
90 Lotion The Greenskeepers United States
91 Somersault Decoder Ring Australia
92 Comfortably Numb Scissor Sisters United States
93 Hello John Butler Trio Australia
94 Ride The Vines Australia
95 Twenty Years Placebo England
96 Mirror Mirror After the Fall Australia
97 Safe Forever Gyroscope Australia
98 Catch Me Up Gomez England
99 Always The Butterfly Effect Australia
100 I'm Gonna Haunt You Fabienne Delsol France

47 of the 100 songs are by Australian artists

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

The following individuals or groups had more than one entry in the Hottest 100: Four entries

Three entries

Two entries

Top 10 Albums of 2004[edit]

Bold indicates winner of the Hottest 100.

# Artist Album Country of Origin Tracks in the Hottest 100
1 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand  Scotland 1, 29, 50
2 John Butler Trio Sunrise Over Sea  Australia 25, 51, 93 (8 in 2003)
3 Missy Higgins The Sound of White  Australia 2, 6, 49 (31, 47, 74 in 2005)
4 Eskimo Joe A Song Is A City  Australia 3, 32, 62
5 Little Birdy BigBigLove  Australia 8, 40, 78 (16, 25 in 2003)
6 The Killers Hot Fuss  United States 5, 13, 39
7 Grinspoon Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills  Australia 16, 26
8 Xavier Rudd Solace  Australia 56, 59 (54 in 2003)
9 Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News  United States 11
10 The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free  England 18, 19

CD release[edit]

The 2-CD set titled triple j – Hottest 100: Vol 12 Various Artists was released 2005-03-06. It is a compilation of 40 of the top 100 songs.[3]

Volume 12 CD Cover
CD 1
  1. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  2. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
  3. Spiderbait – Black Betty
  4. Kings Of Leon – The Bucket
  5. Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama Out
  6. Little Birdy – Beautiful To Me
  7. Ben Folds – Adelaide
  8. Devendra Banhart – Little Yellow Spider
  9. Eskimo Joe – From The Sea
  10. The Streets – Fit But You Know It
  11. Modest Mouse – Float On
  12. Decoder Ring – Somersault
  13. John Butler Trio – Somethings Gotta Give
  14. The Bees – Chicken Payback
  15. The Dresden Dolls – Coin-Operated Boy
  16. Dallas Crane – Dirty Hearts
  17. Ben Lee – Gamble Everything For Love
  18. Greenskeepers – Lotion
  19. N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
  20. Grinspoon – Hard Act To Follow
CD 2
  1. Missy Higgins – Scar
  2. Mylo – Drop The Pressure
  3. The Von Bondies – C’mon C’mon
  4. The Hives – Walk Idiot Walk
  5. Sarah Blasko – Don’t U Eva
  6. Faithless – Mass Destruction
  7. William Shatner – Common People
  8. Wolfmother – Woman
  9. The Black Keys – 10 A.M. Automatic
  10. Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Godhopping
  11. Scribe – Not Many – The Remix!
  12. Butterfingers – Yo Mama
  13. Spazzys – Paco Doesn’t Love Me
  14. Interpol – Slow Hands
  15. Lior – This Old Love
  16. Evermore – It’s Too Late
  17. The Panda Band – Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town
  18. Freestylers – Push Up
  19. Regurgitator – My Friend Robot
  20. Elliott Smith – Memory Lane

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Triple j – Hottest 100:Vol 12". ABC Music. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hottest 100 2004". Triple J. Retrieved 11 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "triple j – Hottest 100: Vol 12 Various Artists". ABC Music. 2005. , Catalogue Number 5318135