Some you will love and others you will hate. Some you agree with and others you will spend your dying breath arguing against. Either way, the Triple J hottest 100 of all time is upon us and it makes for some amazing and somewhat nostalgia driven listening.

Taking the top spot is Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.  Now, while it was a generation defining track and is definitely deserving of a place in the top 100, it doesn’t quite get my vote for the number one spot. 

However, the list was determined by a popularity vote and as such it has won out above the 13,000 other songs in contention, so it gets to reign supreme.  It is a list of the hottest 100 songs that matter to the youth of Australia as at June 2009.

The great thing about this album is that whether you agree with a certain songs place on the list or not, each and every song is a memorable part of music history over the last 50 years so this is the perfect “anytime listening” album.  There isn’t a single song on the list that isn’t great to listen to.  This is an album you will put on while at work, at a party or even as background music while trudging through the household chores.

The package is comprised of only two CDs and as such not every song on the top 100 is included unfortunately.  Of the  34 tracks included, the songs are from all over the list and include some iconic tracks from artists like Jeff Buckley, Hunters and Collectors, Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead and David Bowie to name a few.

The complete listing for the two CDs is as follows:

CD 1:

· Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
· Radiohead – Paranoid Android
· Muse – Knights of Cydonia
· Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section
· Daft Punk – Around The World
· Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
· Oasis – Wonderwall
· Faith No More – Epic
· The Living End – Prisoner Of Society
· The John Butler Trio – Betterman
· Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
· Massive Attack – Teardrop
· The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
· Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
· The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
· Powderfinger – These Days
· David Bowie – Life On Mars?
· Augie March – One Crowded Hour

CD 2:

· Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
· Bloc Party – Banquet
· New Order – Blue Monday
· Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows
· You Am I – Berlin Chair
· The Killers – Mr. Brightside
· The Shins – New Slang
· The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
· The Cure – Close To Me
· Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
· The Prodigy – Breathe
· Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
· Gotye – Hearts A Mess
· Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
· Silverchair – Tomorrow
· Pulp – Common People
· Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me
· Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah

The album is released on 28 August and is currently available for pre-order from your favourite retailer or from the Triple J website.  There will also be a DVD version as well, although what tracks will be on it and whether it will include clips for all the tracks is unknown at this time.

A complete list of the Hottest 100 Of All Time is over the page:



Hottest 100 Of All Time 2009

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


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