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 England
3 Tubthumping Chumbawamba England
4 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve England
5 Paranoid Android Radiohead England
6 Dammit (Growing Up) Blink-182 United States
7 Backdoor Man Pauline Pantsdown Australia
8 The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson United States
9 Karma Police Radiohead England
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/Lee Perry United States
17 Crazy Cordrazine Australia
18 Into My Arms Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Australia
19 Every Day 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 England
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 Dcx3 Grinspoon Australia
35 Summertime The Sundays England
36 Mutilated Lips Ween United States
37 Naughty Boy The Mavis's Australia
38 The Memory Remains Metallica United States
39 Captain (Million Miles) Something for Kate Australia
40 Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me? The Bloodhound Gang United States
41 Deadweight Beck United States
42 Brimful of Asha Cornershop England
43 You're Not The Only One Ammonia Australia
44 Temptation The Tea Party Canada
45 Wrong Number The Cure England
46 Fire Water Burn The 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 England
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 England
57 Girl At The Bus Stop My Drug Hell England
58 I Go Off Diana Ah Naid Australia
59 Your Woman White Town England
60 New York City They Might Be Giants United States
61 Block Rockin' Beats Chemical Brothers England
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 England
69 Waving My Dick In The Wind Ween United States
70 Place Your Hands Reef England
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 England
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 England
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 England
86 Smokin' Johnny Cash Blackeyed Susans Australia
87 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps England
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 Scotland
92 Titanic Days Sidewinder Australia
93 Weightlessness Skunkhour Australia
94 Way Of All Things Rebecca's Empire Australia
95 Don't Leave Faithless England
96 Bound for the Floor Local H United States
97 Future's Overrated Arkarna England
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
  2. Blur - Song 2
  3. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
  4. Blink-182 - Dammit
  5. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
  6. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
  7. Jebediah - Leaving Home
  8. Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun
  9. The Superjesus - Down Again
  10. Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
  11. Silverchair - Freak
  12. Quindon Tarver - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
  13. The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
  14. Cordrazine - Crazy
  15. Regurgitator - Everyday Formula
  16. Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
  17. Diana Ah Naid - I Go Off
Disc 2
  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
  2. Spiderbait - Calypso
  3. Live - Lakini's Juice
  4. Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
  5. Grinspoon - Dcx3
  6. Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
  7. The Mavis's - Naughty Boy
  8. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
  9. The Prodigy - Funky Shit
  10. The Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn
  11. Reef - Place Your Hands
  12. Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
  13. Front End Loader - Pulse
  14. Kylie Minogue - Did It Again
  15. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
  16. Blue Boy - Remember Me

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

A later version, released under the Warner label, omitted Beautiful People and One Angry Dwarf, but included Cows With Guns on the first disc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hottest 100 1997". Triple J. Retrieved 2007-06-11.