Triple J’s Hottest 100 of the Last 20 Years Compilation Released

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With their knack for hunting down new music talent through Triple J Unearthed and for just being really great people, Triple J have found a place in the hearts of Australia’s youth and well, just everyone in general now that we think about it.

Just think, it was all started back in the summer of 1975, Triple J tumbled onto the Australian airwaves and kind of took over straight away.

Then eventually in 1989, Triple J had a bit of a lightbulb moment and began a little tradition we now know as the Hottest 100. At first, the Hottest 100 was compiled of listeners favourite songs of all time with JOY DIVISION topping the very first list with their legendary track ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, now 20 years later the Hottest 100 is listened to religiously around the country on Australia Day and not too long ago, Triple J celebrated their 20th year of the Hottest 100. How did they celebrate? Well of course they asked listeners to vote for their favourite tracks from those memorable years and the Hottest 100 of the Last 20 Years was created.

The list premiered on our radio waves, just as the yearly list is every Australia Day, and the tracks that made the cut couldn’t have been better. With RADIOHEAD‘s ‘Paranoid Android’, DAFT PUNK‘s ‘One More Time’, JEFF BUCKLEY‘s ‘Last Goodbye’ and THE WHITE STRIPES‘ ‘Seven Nation Army’ all scoring pretty high on the list, they ended up being absolutely crushed by everyone’s favourite OASIS track ‘Wonderwall’. Not so surprisingly, a song from almost every year was accounted for, the oldest being NIRVANA‘s haunting ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and the newest being ‘Little Talks’ by Icelandic group OF MONSTERS & MEN.

The great news is that you can now buy the top 40 songs from The Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years. The album is now available through all good media outlets and of course the great ABC stores here there and everywhere. Also released today is the Triple J’s Hottest 100 Songbook which includes a collection of exclusive tracks composed for piano, guitar and vocals. So much exciting stuff to add to your Triple J collection, if of course you have a Triple J collection, otherwise you may be entitled to start one and what better way to start it than with everyone’s favourite tracks of the past 20 years.

TRIPLE J’S HOTTEST 100 OF THE PAST 20 YEARS TRACKLISTING

CD1

  1. Oasis – Wonderwall
  2. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  3. Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section
  4. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Ft. Kimbra)
  5. Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
  6. Muse – Knights of Cydonia
  7. Daft Punk – One More Time
  8. Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
  9. Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows
  10. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
  11. Lana Del Rey – Video Games
  12. Powderfinger – These Days
  13. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
  14. The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
  15. The Presets – My People
  16. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
  17. Grinspoon – Chemical Heart
  18. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
  19. Modest Mouse – Float On

CD2

  1. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  2. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
  3. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
  4. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
  5. Augie March – One Crowded Hour
  6. Coolio feat. L.V. – Gangsta’s Paradise
  7. The Prodigy – Breathe
  8. You Am I – Berlin Chair
  9. The Cranberries – Zombie
  10. The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
  11. Blink-182 – Dammit
  12. MGMT – Kids
  13. OutKast – Hey Ya!
  14. Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
  15. Silverchair – Tomorrow
  16. Blur – Song 2
  17. Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony
  18. Bloc Party – Banquet
  19. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
  20. Massive Attack – Teardrop

Words By Lauren Payne

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SEE ALSO:

TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 VOL 20 DVD OUT NOW!
LISTEN: FRAMES ‘TRIPLE J MIXUP EXCLUSIVE’
FLIGHT FACILITIES TRIPLE J MIX-UP EXCLUSIVE: 2002-2012

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