Triple J Hottest 100, 1998

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The 1998 Triple J Hottest 100, announced in January, 1999, was the sixth such countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J. As in previous years, a CD featuring 36 of the songs was released. In August 1998 a Hottest 100 of All Time was conducted separate to normal countdown.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

# Song Artist Country of Origin
1 Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) The Offspring  United States
2 Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee  Australia
3 Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us) Custard  Australia
4 Celebrity Skin Hole  United States
5 Got the Life Korn  United States
6 ! (The Song Formerly Known As) Regurgitator  Australia
7 Harpoon Jebediah  Australia
8 The Day You Come Powderfinger  Australia
9 Heavy Heart You Am I  Australia
10 Save the Day The Living End  Australia
11 Sweetest Thing U2  Ireland
12 Brick Ben Folds Five  United States
13 Doctor Worm They Might Be Giants  United States
14 Josie Blink-182  United States
15 Second Solution The Living End  Australia
16 Addicted to Bass Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion  Australia
17 Tainted Love The Living End  Australia
18 Just Ace Grinspoon  Australia
19 Bubblegoose Wyclef Jean  United States
20 Simultaneous Chef  United States
21 Sex and Candy Marcy Playground  United States
22 Black Friday Grinspoon  Australia
23 Teardrop Massive Attack  United Kingdom
24 Music Is Crap Custard  Australia
25 Intergalactic Beastie Boys  United States
26 Polyester Girl Regurgitator  Australia
27 I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix Regurgitator  Australia
28 Don't You Know Who I Am? Happyland  Australia
29 Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley  United States
30 Never There Cake  United States
31 Throw Your Arms Around Me Paul McDermott  Australia
32 Black Bugs Regurgitator  Australia
33 Sweater Eskimo Joe  Australia
34 One Week Barenaked Ladies  Canada
35 Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger  United States
36 Whatareya? TISM  Australia
37 Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2) The Whitlams  Australia
38 The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones  United States
39 Somebody Kill Me Adam Sandler  United States
40 Song for the Dumped Ben Folds Five  United States
41 Pure Morning Placebo  United Kingdom
42 Teflon Jebediah  Australia
43 Melbourne The Whitlams  Australia
44 The Dope Show Marilyn Manson  United States
45 Ava Adore The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
46 Don't Wanna Be Left Out Powderfinger  Australia
47 Do the Evolution Pearl Jam  United States
48 Road Rage Catatonia  United Kingdom
49 Malibu Hole  United States
50 It's Like That Run–D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins  United States
51 Given to Fly Pearl Jam  United States
52 The Grouch Green Day  United States
53 Father of Mine Everclear  United States
54 Mum Changed the Locks Frenzal Rhomb  Australia
55 No Surprises Radiohead  United Kingdom
56 Charlie No. 3 The Whitlams  Australia
57 I Think I'm Paranoid Garbage  United States
58 I Don't Like It Pauline Pantsdown  Australia
59 History Repeating Propellerheads and Shirley Bassey  United Kingdom
60 Untouchable Face Ani DiFranco  United States
61 Cry The Mavis's  Australia
62 Gone Away The Offspring  United States
63 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim  United Kingdom
64 Come On Spring Antenna  Australia
65 Rumble You Am I  Australia
66 No Shelter Rage Against the Machine  United States
67 The Unforgiven II Metallica  United States
68 Every Day Should Be a Holiday The Dandy Warhols  United States
69 Cinnamon Lip Pollyanna  Australia
70 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next Manic Street Preachers  United Kingdom
71 Hello Happyland  Australia
72 Mr. Charisma Frenzal Rhomb  Australia
73 Music Sounds Better with You Stardust  France
74 My Hero Foo Fighters  United States
75 Dragula Rob Zombie  United States
76 Saint Joe on the School Bus Marcy Playground  United States
77 Fuel Metallica  United States
78 Shimmer Fuel  United States
79 Don't Go Away Grinspoon  Australia
80 Bad Old Man Babybird  United Kingdom
81 Drinking in L.A. Bran Van 3000  Canada
82 El President Drugstore  United Kingdom
83 Now and Then The Superjesus  Australia
84 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day  United States
85 Harpoon Something for Kate  Australia
86 Mama's Trippin' Ben Harper  United States
87 Push It Garbage  United States
88 Wishlist Pearl Jam  United States
89 Special Garbage  United States
90 No Substitute Chef  United States
91 Benedict Jebediah  Australia
92 The Ballad of Tom Jones Space with Cerys Matthews  United Kingdom
93 Untitled Silverchair  Australia
94 Perfect The Smashing Pumpkins  United States
95 Tropicalia Beck  United States
96 Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil  Australia
97 Black Umbrella Even  Australia
98 Baker Street Foo Fighters  United States
99 Saturation The Superjesus  Australia
100 Sich Offnen Not from There  Australia

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

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Four entries

Three entries

Two entries

CD release[edit]

Volume 6 CD Cover
Disc 1
  1. Hole – "Celebrity Skin" (2:42)
  2. Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion – "Addicted to Bass" (3:54)
  3. Cake – "Never There" (2:44)
  4. Ben Lee – "Cigarettes Will Kill You" (3:50)
  5. Korn – "Got the Life" (D.O.S.E Woollyback Remix) (5:27)
  6. Custard – "Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)" (3:17)
  7. Powderfinger – "The Day You Come" (4:01)
  8. Blink-182 – "Josie (Everything's Gonna Be Fine)" (3:23)
  9. Jebediah – "Harpoon" (4:28)
  10. You Am I – "Heavy Heart" (3:10)
  11. They Might Be Giants – "Doctor Worm" (3:02)
  12. U2 – "Sweetest Thing" (3:00)
  13. Green Day – "The Grouch" (2:11)
  14. Ben Folds Five – "Brick" (4:42)
  15. The Living End – "Second Solution" (3:00)
  16. Marcy Playground – "Sex and Candy" (2:52)
  17. Grinspoon – "Black Friday" (2:29)
  18. Pauline Pantsdown – "I Don't Like It" (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. Beastie Boys – "Intergalactic" (3:30)
  2. Not from There – "Sich Offnen" (3:50)
  3. Happyland – "Don't You Know Who I Am" (2:20)
  4. Eskimo Joe – "Sweater" (2:16)
  5. Barenaked Ladies – "One Week" (2:52)
  6. The Whitlams – "Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2)" (3:42)
  7. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – "The Impression That I Get" (3:14)
  8. Placebo – "Pure Morning" (4:14)
  9. Everclear – "Father of Mine" (3:52)
  10. Jeff Buckley – "Everybody Here Wants You" (4:46)
  11. Garbage – "I Think I'm Paranoid" (3:40)
  12. Regurgitator – "! (The Song Formerly Known As)" (3:25)
  13. Radiohead – "No Surprises" (3:48)
  14. Fatboy Slim – "The Rockafeller Skank" (6:53)
  15. The Dandy Warhols – "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" (4:03)
  16. Bran Van 3000 – "Drinking in L.A." (3:34)
  17. The Mavis's – "Cry" (4:09)
  18. Massive Attack – "Teardrop" (5:29)

This was the last volume to be released on cassette.

A later release omits "Never There", "Got the Life", "Sweetest Thing", "Brick", "Don't You Know Who I Am", and "Everybody Here Wants You", while including "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers, "Untouchable Face" by Ani DiFranco, and Something for Kate's cover of "Harpoon".

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