Triple J Hottest 100, 2008

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The 2008 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced on Australia Day, 26 January 2009. It was the sixteenth countdown of the most popular songs of the year, as chosen by the listeners of Australian radio station, Triple J.

Voting commenced on Boxing Day, 26 December, 2008, and closed on 18 January, 2009.[1] The second half of the countdown was broadcast live from Parramatta Park in New South Wales, with live crosses to the Big Day Out, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.[2]

Over 800,000 votes were received, a record number.[3]

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song Artist Country of origin
1 Sex on Fire Kings of Leon  United States
2 Electric Feel MGMT  United States
3 Use Somebody Kings of Leon  United States
4 Walking on a Dream Empire of the Sun [nb 1]  Australia
5 Kids MGMT  United States
6 Talk Like That The Presets  Australia
7 The Festival Song Pez feat. 360 and Hailey Cramer  Australia
8 This Boy's in Love The Presets  Australia
9 That's Not My Name The Ting Tings  United Kingdom
10 Jimmy Recard Drapht  Australia
11 My Delirium Ladyhawke[nb 2]  New Zealand
12 Embrace Pnau Featuring Ladyhawke  Australia
13 The King Is Dead The Herd  Australia
14 No Sex for Ben The Rapture  United States
15 Lights & Music Cut Copy  Australia
16 You Don't Know Me Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor  United States
17 Dance Wiv Me Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome  United Kingdom
18 Time to Pretend MGMT  United States
19 Business Time Flight of the Conchords  New Zealand
20 Broken Bones Birds of Tokyo  Australia
21 Skinny Love Bon Iver  United States
22 Silhouettic Birds of Tokyo  Australia
23 White Noise The Living End  Australia
24 Closer Kings of Leon  United States
25 Never Miss a Beat Kaiser Chiefs  United Kingdom
26 Paris Is Burning Ladyhawke  New Zealand
27 The Lighthouse Song Josh Pyke  Australia
28 That Beep Architecture in Helsinki  Australia
29 Make You Happy Josh Pyke  Australia
30 Oxford Comma Vampire Weekend  United States
31 Bird of Feather Cog  Australia
32 A-Punk Vampire Weekend  United States
33 Always Where I Need to Be The Kooks  United Kingdom
34 Burn Bridges The Grates  Australia
35 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  Australia
36 I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab For Cutie  United States
37 I Said I'm Sorry British India  Australia
38 Something Is Not Right with Me Cold War Kids  United States
39 I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked Ida Maria  Norway
40 Eye of the Storm[nb 3] Bliss n Eso  Australia
41 I Will Never Love You More Soko  France
42 Jungle Drum Emilíana Torrini  Iceland
43 Ghosts Laura Marling  United Kingdom
44 Flippers Art vs. Science  Australia
45 Ice Cream (Triple J live acoustic version) Muscles[nb 4]  Australia
46 The Fear Lily Allen  United Kingdom
47 Coca Cola Little Red  Australia
48 Stay With Me Bright Eyes Something With Numbers  Australia
49 Young Love Mystery Jets Featuring Laura Marling  United Kingdom
50 Breakout Ash Grunwald  Australia
51 Wild Eyed Boy Birds of Tokyo  Australia
52 Human The Killers  United States
53 Window and the Watcher The Butterfly Effect  Australia
54 Baby Pnau  Australia
55 Your Party Ween  United States
56 Yippiyo-Ay The Presets  Australia
57 L.E.S. Artistes Santogold  United States
58 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend  United States
59 Where the City Meets the Sea The Getaway Plan  Australia
60 Most Beautiful Girl in the Room Flight of the Conchords  New Zealand
61 The Sea is Rising Bliss n Eso  Australia
62 Sleepwalking Faker  Australia
63 2020 The Herd  Australia
64 Dawn of the Dead Does It Offend You, Yeah?  United Kingdom
65 White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes  United States
66 Farewell Rocketship Children Collide  Australia
67 Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros Flight of the Conchords  New Zealand
68 We Are the People Empire of the Sun  Australia
69 Ready for the Floor Hot Chip  United Kingdom
70 Crawl Kings of Leon  United States
71 One (Blake's Got a New Face) Vampire Weekend  United States
72 No One's Gonna Love You Band of Horses  United States
73 Spaceman The Killers  United States
74 I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You Black Kids  United States
75 Half Full Glass of Wine Tame Impala  Australia
76 Polka Yves Klein Blue  Australia
77 Falling Drapht  Australia
78 Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings  United Kingdom
79 Jealousy Sparkadia  Australia
80 Aw Yeah The Grates  Australia
81 Pork and Beans Weezer  United States
82 Ulysses Franz Ferdinand  United Kingdom
83 Carve Your Name The Grates  Australia
84 Re-Education (Through Labor) Rise Against  United States
85 1981 Gyroscope  Australia
86 Beautiful Ugly Muph & Plutonic  Australia
87 Another Way to Die[nb 5] Jack White and Alicia Keys  United States
88 The Day That Never Comes Metallica  United States
89 Love Lockdown Kanye West  United States
90 Fuck You Lily Allen  United Kingdom
91 Neopolitan Dreams Lisa Mitchell  Australia
92 Propane Nightmares Pendulum  Australia
93 Gobbledigook Sigur Rós  Iceland
94 Woodstock 2008 Bliss n Eso  Australia
95 Wearing My Rolex Wiley  United Kingdom
96 Flex (Dave Spoon Reflex) Dizzee Rascal  United Kingdom
97 Are You Interested? Cog  Australia
98 I Like It, I Love It Lyrics Born  United States
99 Don't Worry About Nothin' Muph & Plutonic  Australia
100 It's A War Dukes of Windsor  Australia

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Four tracks

Three tracks

Two tracks

Countries represented[edit]

Top 10 Albums of 2008[4][edit]

Bold winner of the Hottest 100.

Italics indicates winner of the 2008 J Award.

# Artist Album Country of Origin Tracks in the Hottest 100
1 Kings of Leon Only by the Night  United States 1, 3, 24, 70
2 The Presets Apocalypso  Australia 6, 8, 56 (18 in 2007)
3 MGMT Oracular Spectacular  United States 2, 5, 18
4 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend  United States 30, 32, 58, 71
5 Birds of Tokyo Universes  Australia 20, 22, 51
6 Cut Copy In Ghost Colours  Australia 15 (39 in 2007)
7 Bloc Party Intimacy  United Kingdom DNC
8 The Grates Teeth Lost, Hearts Won  Australia 34, 80, 83
9 Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream  Australia 4, 68
10 Josh Pyke Chimney's Afire  Australia 27, 29

CD release[edit]

Triple J's Hottest 100 Volume 16 is the compilation featuring the best of the Top 100 voted tracks on two CDs. It went on sale on 6 March, 2009.

CD 1
  1. Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire (#1)
  2. MGMT - Kids (#5)
  3. Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (#4)
  4. The Presets - Talk Like That (#6)
  5. The Living End - White Noise (#23)
  6. Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat (#25)
  7. Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum (#42)
  8. Drapht - Jimmy Recard (#10)
  9. Cut Copy - Lights & Music (#15)
  10. Bon Iver - Skinny Love (#21)
  11. Mystery Jets ft. Laura Marling - Young Love (#49)
  12. Ladyhawke - My Delirium (#11)
  13. Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome - Dance Wiv Me (#17)
  14. Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me (#38)
  15. Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked (#39)
  16. Art vs. Science - Flippers (#44)
  17. Little Red - Coca Cola (#47)
  18. Bliss n Eso - Eye Of The Storm (#40)
  19. Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook (#93)
  20. Soko - I Will Never Love You More (#41)
  21. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (#57)
  22. Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship (#66)
  23. Cog - Bird Of Feather (#31)
CD 2
  1. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (#9)
  2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (#35)
  3. Birds of Tokyo - Broken Bones (#20)
  4. Architecture In Helsinki - That Beep (#28)
  5. Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma (#30)
  6. Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart (#36)
  7. PNAU - Embrace (#12)
  8. Does It Offend You, Yeah - Dawn Of The Dead (#64)
  9. The Getaway Plan - Where The City Meets The Sea (#59)
  10. The Grates - Burn Bridges (#34)
  11. Josh Pyke - The Lighthouse Song (#27)
  12. Pez - The Festival Song (feat. 360 & Hailey Cramer) (#7)
  13. Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine (#75)
  14. British India - I Said I'm Sorry (#37)
  15. Lily Allen - The Fear (#46)
  16. Pendulum - Propane Nightmares (#92)
  17. Ash Grunwald - Breakout (#50)
  18. The Herd - The King Is Dead (#13)
  19. Laura Marling - Ghosts (#43)
  20. The Butterfly Effect - Window And The Watcher (#53)
  21. Something With Numbers - Stay With Me Bright Eyes (#48)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Littlemore secured four entries into the Hottest 100, two with Empire of the Sun and two with Pnau.
  2. ^ Ladyhawke also featured on Pnau's entry at number 12, "Embrace", as well as her own two entries.
  3. ^ Bliss n Eso's song "Eye of the Storm" (#40) uses Angus and Julia Stone's "Paper Aeroplane", which was featured in 2006 at #43
  4. ^ Muscles' song "Ice Cream" has been in the Hottest 100 for consecutive years (2007, 2008), with both the album and live acoustic versions of the song.
  5. ^ "Another Way to Die" is the first James Bond theme song to feature in a Triple J Hottest 100 playlist
  6. ^ New Zealand contributed a record 5 entries to the 2008 Hottest 100, with Flight of the Conchords (3) and Ladyhawke (2).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triple J Voting". ABC. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Triple J Countdown". ABC. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Presets shine in Hottest 100". The West Australian. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Album Poll Archive".