Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009

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The Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time was a music poll conducted in 2009 amongst listeners of Australian youth radio network Triple J. Over half a million votes were compiled, with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" collecting the highest number of votes. Voters could submit a list of up to ten different songs as well as nominating one of these as their "all-time" favourite song. It was the fifth such poll organised by Triple J, following similar polls in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1998. Initially, all songs were eligible for the annual Triple J Hottest 100. However, from 1993 onward (after having no list in 1992), only songs released in the previous year were permitted. Thus, the Hottest 100 of All Time is conducted via a separate vote, held irregularly to reflect listeners' favourite songs across all eras. The 2009 list was designed to reflect the twentieth anniversary of the Hottest 100's inception. The Triple J Hottest 100 of all time was broadcast over two nights on ABC TV's music show Rage. However, certain songs were omitted from the broadcast due to the fact that they were never made into music videos.

Full list[edit]

  • Bold: Previous winner of a standard Hottest 100
  • Green background: Australian artists
# Song Artist Country of origin Year of release Hottest 100 of the year position
(year if different from year of release)
Previous Hottest 100 of all time position/s (year/s)
1 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana  United States 1991 NA 1 (1991), 1 (1998)
2 Killing in the Name Rage Against the Machine  United States 1992 6 (1993) 17 (1998)
3 Hallelujah Jeff Buckley  United States 1994
4 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division  United Kingdom 1980 NA 1 (1989), 1 (1990), 2 (1991), 16 (1998)
5 Paranoid Android Radiohead  United Kingdom 1997 5 13 (1998)
6 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen  United Kingdom 1975 NA 17 (1991), 8 (1998)
7 Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley  United States 1994 14 (1995) 4 (1998)
8 Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers  United States 1991 NA 31 (1998)
9 Everlong Foo Fighters  United States 1997 61 (2006)
10 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin  United Kingdom 1971 NA 30 (1989), 61 (1990), 30 (1991), 6 (1998)
11 Imagine John Lennon  United Kingdom 1971 NA 31 (1989), 66 (1990)
12 Wonderwall Oasis  United Kingdom 1995 1
13 Creep Radiohead  United Kingdom 1992 2 (1993) 5 (1998)
14 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve  United Kingdom 1997 4 99 (1998)
15 Karma Police Radiohead  United Kingdom 1997 9 54 (1998)
16 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd  United Kingdom 1975 NA 33 (1989), 35 (1990), 58 (1991), 41 (1998)
17 The Nosebleed Section Hilltop Hoods  Australia 2003 9
18 Knights of Cydonia Muse  United Kingdom 2006 1 (2007)
19 One Metallica  United States 1988 NA 89 (1991), 7 (1998)
20 Seven Nation Army The White Stripes  United States 2003 3
21 These Days Powderfinger  Australia 2000 1 (1999)
22 Teardrop Massive Attack  United Kingdom 1998 23
23 Throw Your Arms Around Me Hunters & Collectors  Australia 1985 NA 2 (1989), 2 (1990), 4 (1991), 2 (1998)
24 A Day in the Life The Beatles  United Kingdom 1967 NA 69 (1989), 49 (1998)
25 Alive Pearl Jam  United States 1991 NA 3 (1998)
26 Thriller Michael Jackson  United States 1984 NA
27 My Happiness Powderfinger  Australia 2000 1
28 Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead  United Kingdom 1995
29 Where Is My Mind? Pixies  United States 1988 NA
30 All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix  United States 1968 NA 49 (1989), 83 (1990), 61 (1991), 70 (1998)
31 Enter Sandman Metallica  United States 1991 NA 60 (1991), 9 (1998)
32 Blue Monday New Order  United Kingdom 1983 NA 5 (1989), 5 (1990), 10 (1991), 30 (1998)
33 Tomorrow Silverchair  Australia 1994 5 59 (1998)
34 Prisoner of Society The Living End  Australia 1997 15 18 (1998)
35 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins  United States 1996 13 71 (1998)
36 Into My Arms Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  Australia 1997 18 84 (1998)
37 Stinkfist Tool  United States 1996 2 24 (1998)
38 Mr. Brightside The Killers  United States 2004 14
39 Better Man Pearl Jam  United States 1994 44 (1995) 22 (1998)
40 Come as You Are Nirvana  United States 1991 NA 76 (1991), 62 (1998)
41 Billie Jean Michael Jackson  United States 1983 NA
42 Banquet Bloc Party  United Kingdom 2005
43 God Only Knows The Beach Boys  United States 1966 NA
44 Hey Jude The Beatles  United Kingdom 1968 NA
45 No One Knows Queens of the Stone Age  United States 2002 1
46 Epic Faith No More  United States 1990 NA 19 (1998)
47 Betterman The John Butler Trio  Australia 2001 5
48 Sabotage Beastie Boys  United States 1994 16 44 (1998)
49 Sweet Child o' Mine Guns N' Roses  United States 1988 NA 27 (1991), 77 (1998)
50 Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House  Australia 1986 NA 76 (1998)
51 Bullet with Butterfly Wings The Smashing Pumpkins  United States 1995 2 33 (1998)
52 Berlin Chair You Am I  Australia 1994 23 61 (1998)
53 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd  United Kingdom 1979 NA 95 (1990), 73 (1991), 90 (1998)
54 Close to Me The Cure  United Kingdom 1985 NA 89 (1998)
55 Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan  United States 1965 NA
56 Lover, You Should've Come Over Jeff Buckley  United States 1994 47 (1998)
57 Forty-Six & 2 Tool  United States 1997 30 57 (1998)
58 Around the World Daft Punk  France 1997
59 One Crowded Hour Augie March  Australia 2006 1
60 Hurt Johnny Cash  United States 2003
61 Song 2 Blur  United Kingdom 1997 2 46 (1998)
62 Closer Nine Inch Nails  United States 1994 2 14 (1998)
63 Thunderstruck AC/DC  Australia 1990 NA
64 Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes  United States 1982 NA 46 (1989), 41 (1990), 9 (1991), 15 (1998)
65 Born Slippy Underworld  United Kingdom 1995 12 (1996)
66 Tiny Dancer Elton John  United Kingdom 1971 NA
67 Brick Ben Folds Five  United States 1997 12 (1998) 32 (1998)
68 Dammit (Growing Up) Blink-182  United States 1997 6 20 (1998)
69 Grace Jeff Buckley  United States 1994 89 (1995) 29 (1998)
70 Breathe The Prodigy  United Kingdom 1996 7 95 (1998)
71 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths  United Kingdom 1984 NA 7 (1989), 3 (1990), 6 (1991), 28 (1998)
72 New Slang The Shins  United States 2001
73 London Calling The Clash  United Kingdom 1979 na 18 (1989), 28 (1990), 97 (1991)
74 Lithium Nirvana  United States 1991 NA 3 (1991), 45 (1998)
75 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day  United States 1997 84
76 Fools Gold The Stone Roses  United Kingdom 1989 NA 6 (1990), 7 (1991), 39 (1998)
77 Hearts a Mess Gotye  Australia 2006 8
78 Today The Smashing Pumpkins  United States 1993 25 (1994) 40 (1998)
79 Life on Mars? David Bowie  United Kingdom 1971 NA
80 Paint It, Black The Rolling Stones  United Kingdom 1966 NA
81 Common People Pulp  United Kingdom 1995 38
82 Chop Suey! System of a Down  United States 2001 3
83 Every You Every Me Placebo  United Kingdom 1999 5
84 No Woman, No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers  Jamaica 1974 NA
85 Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols  United States 2000 10
86 Come Together The Beatles  United Kingdom 1969 NA
87 Yellow Coldplay  United Kingdom 2000 5
88 Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones  United Kingdom 1969 NA
89 Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine  United States 1996 46
90 Sex on Fire Kings of Leon  United States 2008 1
91 Back in Black AC/DC  Australia 1980 NA
92 Skinny Love Bon Iver  United States 2007 21 (2008)
93 Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack  United Kingdom 1991 NA 64 (1991), 34 (1998)
94 Float On Modest Mouse  United States 2004 11
95 Superstition Stevie Wonder  United States 1972 NA
96 One More Time Daft Punk  France 2000 61 (2001)
97 Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil  Australia 1987 NA
98 Kashmir Led Zeppelin  United Kingdom 1975 NA 63 (1998)
99 Wolf Like Me TV on the Radio  United States 2006 63
100 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand  United Kingdom 2004 1

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Five Tracks

Four Tracks

Three Tracks

Two Tracks

Trivia[edit]

  • News of Michael Jackson's death surfaced during the final week of voting. Triple J announcers pointed out that both "Thriller" and "Billie Jean" were already polling enough votes to feature in the top 100, but that the final week of voting pushed both songs further up the list.
  • This is the first Hottest 100 Of All Time where The Cure did not achieve more than one track.
  • This is the first Hottest 100 Of All Time where R.E.M. did not achieve any tracks. In all other years, they had achieved at least two.
  • Only one vote separated No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age from Hey Jude by The Beatles.
  • Franz Ferdinand is the second band behind Powderfinger to come 1st and 100th in a Hottest 100. Take Me Out is also the first song in the Hottest 100 to have reached both ends of the countdown.
  • This is the first Of All Time countdown to not feature any songs from the year of the countdown.
  • This countdown also is the first to not feature any Australian artists in the Top 10.
  • It was announced at the beginning of the countdown that the 101st song was Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.
  • Only two songs in the entire Hottest 100 featured a female lead vocalist: Shara Nelson and Elizabeth Fraser, both of whom were guest vocalists on songs by Massive Attack ("Unfinished Sympathy" and "Teardrop" respectively). As such, there were no female artists or bands with permanent female vocalists who reached the countdown.
  • Overall, six bands with songs on the countdown included female instrumentalists. These were The Dandy Warhols, New Order, Pixies, Pulp, The Smashing Pumpkins and The White Stripes, accounting for eight songs between them, the only other songs which featured contributions from a female musician were "Wolf Like Me" by TV on the Radio, which featured backing vocals from musician Katrina Ford, and "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones, which featured backing vocals from singer Merry Clayton.

CD release[edit]

Triple J released a compilation disc including 36 of the tracks.

CD 1
  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (#1)
  2. Paranoid Android - Radiohead (#5)
  3. Knights of Cydonia - Muse (#18)
  4. The Nosebleed Section - Hilltop Hoods (#17)
  5. Around The World - Daft Punk (#58)
  6. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (#4)
  7. Wonderwall - Oasis (#12)
  8. Epic - Faith No More (#46)
  9. Prisoner Of Society - The Living End (#34)
  10. Betterman - The John Butler Trio (#47)
  11. Where Is My Mind? - Pixies (#29)
  12. Teardrop - Massive Attack (#22)
  13. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses (#76)
  14. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes (#64)
  15. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes (#20)
  16. These Days - Powderfinger (#21)
  17. Life On Mars? - David Bowie (#79)
  18. One Crowded Hour - Augie March (#59)
CD 2
  1. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine (#2)
  2. Banquet - Bloc Party (#42)
  3. Blue Monday - New Order (#32)
  4. No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age (#45)
  5. Berlin Chair - You Am I (#52)
  6. Mr. Brightside - The Killers (#38)
  7. New Slang - The Shins (#72)
  8. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (#43)
  9. Close To Me - The Cure (#54)
  10. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand(#100)
  11. Breathe - The Prodigy (#70)
  12. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil (#97)
  13. Hearts A Mess - Gotye (#77)
  14. Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (#36)
  15. Tomorrow - Silverchair (#33)
  16. Common People - Pulp (#81)
  17. Throw Your Arms Around Me - Hunters & Collectors (#23)
  18. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (#3)

DVD

  1. Paranoid Android - Radiohead.
  2. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine.
  3. Knights Of Cydonia - Muse.
  4. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley.
  5. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division.
  6. Wonderwall - Oasis.
  7. The Nosebleed Section - Hilltop Hoods.
  8. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes.
  9. Teardrop - Massive Attack.
  10. My Happiness - Powderfinger.
  11. Throw Your Arms Around Me - Hunters And Collectors.
  12. Blue Monday - New Order.
  13. Mr. Brightside - The Killers.
  14. Prisoner Of Society - The Living End.
  15. Tomorrow - Silverchair.
  16. Into My Arms - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
  17. Banquet - Bloc Party.
  18. Epic - Faith No More.
  19. Berlin Chair - You Am I.
  20. Betterman - The John Butler Trio.
  21. Close To Me - The Cure.
  22. One Crowded Hour - Augie March.
  23. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes.
  24. Dammit - Blink-182.
  25. Breathe - The Prodigy.
  26. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses.
  27. New Slang - The Shins.
  28. Brick - Ben Folds Five.
  29. Hearts A Mess - Gotye.
  30. Life On Mars? - David Bowie.
  31. Common People - Pulp.
  32. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols.
  33. Chop Suey! - System Of A Down.
  34. Float On - Modest Mouse.
  35. Yellow - Coldplay.
  36. Wolf Like Me - TV On The Radio.
  37. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil.
  38. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand.
  39. Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead.

Countries represented[edit]

  • United States - 46
  • United Kingdom - 36
  • Australia - 16
  • France - 2 (Both Daft Punk)
  • Jamaica - 1 (Bob Marley)

Songs by decade[edit]

  • 1960s - 8
  • 1970s - 11
  • 1980s - 15
  • 1990s - 44
  • 2000s - 22

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