Triple J Hottest 100, 1997

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The 1997 Triple J Hottest 100, was a countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J, and was broadcast on Australia Day 1998. 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 most popular song was announced by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the namesake of the winning group.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song[1] Artist Country of Origin
1 No Aphrodisiac The Whitlams  Australia
2 Song 2 Blur  United Kingdom
3 Tubthumping Chumbawamba  United Kingdom
4 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve  United Kingdom
5 Back Door Man Pauline Pantsdown  Australia
6 Dammit Blink-182  United States
7 Paranoid Android Radiohead  United Kingdom
8 The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson  United States
9 Karma Police Radiohead  United Kingdom
10 Leaving Home Jebediah  Australia
11 Walkin' on the Sun Smash Mouth  United States
12 One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces Ben Folds Five  United States
13 Freak Silverchair  Australia
14 Down Again The Superjesus  Australia
15 Prisoner of Society The Living End  Australia
16 Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Quindon Tarver  United States
17 Crazy Cordrazine  Australia
18 Into My Arms Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  Australia
19 Everyday Formula Regurgitator  Australia
20 I Will Survive Cake  United States
21 Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters  United States
22 The Drugs Don't Work The Verve  United Kingdom
23 Calypso Spiderbait  Australia
24 A.D.I.D.A.S. Korn  United States
25 Hitchin' a Ride Green Day  United States
26 The Perfect Drug Nine Inch Nails  United States
27 The Door Silverchair  Australia
28 Cows with Guns Dana Lyons  United States
29 Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind  United States
30 Forty Six & 2 Tool  United States
31 Ashes to Ashes Faith No More  United States
32 Coma Pendulum  Australia
33 Military Strongmen Jebediah  Australia
34 DC×3 Grinspoon  Australia
35 Summertime The Sundays  United Kingdom
36 Mutilated Lips Ween  United States
37 Naughty Boy The Mavis's  Australia
38 The Memory Remains Metallica  United States
39 Captain (Million Miles an Hour) Something for Kate  Australia
40 Why's Everybody Always Pickin' on Me? Bloodhound Gang  United States
41 Deadweight Beck  United States
42 Brimful of Asha Cornershop  United Kingdom
43 You're Not the Only One Who Feels This Way Ammonia  Australia
44 Temptation The Tea Party  Canada
45 Wrong Number The Cure  United Kingdom
46 Fire Water Burn Bloodhound Gang  United States
47 (Can't You) Trip Like I Do Filter and The Crystal Method  United States
48 Anatomically Correct Custard  Australia
49 From Here on In The Living End  Australia
50 Eat Me Arkarna  United Kingdom
51 So Much for the Afterglow Everclear  United States
52 #1 Crush Garbage  United States
53 You Sound Like Louis Burdett The Whitlams  Australia
54 Everything to Everyone Everclear  United States
55 Love Rollercoaster Red Hot Chili Peppers  United States
56 Funky Shit The Prodigy  United Kingdom
57 Girl at the Bus Stop My Drug Hell  United Kingdom
58 I Go Off Diana Ah Naid  Australia
59 Your Woman White Town  United Kingdom
60 New York City They Might Be Giants  United States
61 Block Rockin' Beats The Chemical Brothers  United Kingdom
62 The End Is the Beginning Is the End The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
63 Repeat Grinspoon  Australia
64 Stripsearch Faith No More  United States
65 Outdoor Type The Lemonheads  United States
66 JC Powderfinger  Australia
67 I Choose The Offspring  United States
68 Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai  United Kingdom
69 Waving My Dick in the Wind Ween  United States
70 Place Your Hands Reef  United Kingdom
71 Sick with Love Robyn Loau  Australia
72 Pulse Front End Loader  Australia
73 Lakini's Juice Live  United States
74 The Ghost of Tom Joad Rage Against the Machine  United States
75 Female of the Species Space  United Kingdom
76 Legend of a Cowgirl Imani Coppola  United States
77 Lovefool The Cardigans  Sweden
78 Degenerate Boy The Mark of Cain  Australia
79 All Mine Portishead  United Kingdom
80 Faded Ben Harper  United States
81 Did It Again Kylie Minogue  Australia
82 Shake Hands with Beef Primus  United States
83 I Wanna Be a Drug-Sniffing Dog Lard  United States
84 Feelin' Kinda Sporty Dave Graney  Australia
85 Nightmare Brainbug  United Kingdom
86 Smokin' Johnny Cash The Blackeyed Susans  Australia
87 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps  United Kingdom
88 Nothing Beaverloop  Australia
89 Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth The Dandy Warhols  United States
90 Society Pennywise  United States
91 Remember Me Blue Boy  United Kingdom
92 Titanic Days Sidewinder  Australia
93 Weightlessness Skunkhour  Australia
94 Way of All Things Rebecca's Empire  Australia
95 Don't Leave Faithless  United Kingdom
96 Bound for the Floor Local H  United States
97 The Futures Overrated Arkarna  United Kingdom
98 Da Funk Daft Punk  France
99 Naked Eye Luscious Jackson  United States
100 I Give In Effigy  Australia

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

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Two entries

CD release[edit]

Volume 5 CD Cover
Disc 1
  1. The Whitlams – "No Aphrodisiac" (4:19)
  2. Blur – "Song 2" (2:01)
  3. The Verve – "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (5:57)
  4. Blink-182 – "Dammit" (2:45)
  5. Radiohead – "Paranoid Android" (6:23)
  6. Marilyn Manson – "The Beautiful People" (3:39)
  7. Jebediah – "Leaving Home" (2:58)
  8. Smash Mouth – "Walkin' on the Sun" (3:25)
  9. The Superjesus – "Down Again" (5:05)
  10. Ben Folds Five – "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces" (3:50)
  11. Silverchair – "Freak" (3:45)
  12. Quindon Tarver – "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (7:08)
  13. The Living End – "Prisoner of Society" (3:52)
  14. Cordrazine – "Crazy" (4:01)
  15. Regurgitator – "Everyday Formula" (2:10)
  16. Foo Fighters – "Monkey Wrench" (3:51)
  17. Diana ah Naid – "I Go Off" (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – "Into My Arms" (4:11)
  2. Spiderbait – "Calypso" (1:50)
  3. Live – "Lakini's Juice" (4:58)
  4. Nine Inch Nails – "The Perfect Drug" (5:15)
  5. Grinspoon – "DC×3" (2:54)
  6. Third Eye Blind – "Semi-Charmed Life" (4:27)
  7. The Mavis's – "Naughty Boy" (3:12)
  8. Cornershop – "Brimful of Asha" (4:04)
  9. The Prodigy – "Funky Shit" (5:16)
  10. Bloodhound Gang – "Fire Water Burn" (4:51)
  11. Reef – "Place Your Hands" (3:37)
  12. Imani Coppola – "Legend of a Cowgirl" (3:47)
  13. Front End Loader – "Pulse" (3:06)
  14. Kylie Minogue – "Did It Again" (4:14)
  15. Sneaker Pimps – "6 Underground" (3:48)
  16. Blue Boy – "Remember Me" (3:57)

The CD also has an interactive component[2] that could be accessed on a PC.

A later version, released under the Warner label, omitted "The Beautiful People", "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces", "Lakini's Juice, and "The Perfect Drug", but included "Cows with Guns" by Dana Lyons on the first disc and "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai on the second disc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hottest 100 1997". Triple J. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  2. ^ Created by Missing Link Entertainment and Arty Computer Productions (now Arty Labs)