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Hottest 100 Day


Well, it's Hottest 100 Day, otherwise known as Australia Day to the older generation. For the overseas readers of this blog, the Hottest 100 is a purely vote driven poll run every year by JJJ - apparently it's the biggest poll of the kind in the world with over 475,000 votes this year.

I've spent the day listening to the countdown (which goes from 10am to about 6:30pm) and cleaning my house in preparation for my party this weekend - since I have a tiny unit and 3 radios (one in each room), this is actually quite a pleasant way of doing the housework.

I'm a little disappointed that most of the songs I voted for didn't get in though. The top 100 were:-

1 franz ferdinand - take me out
2 missy higgins - scar
3 eskimo joe - from the sea
4 the killers - somebody told me
5 spiderbait - black betty
6 missy higgins - ten days
7 john butler trio - something's gotta give
8 little birdy - beautiful to me
9 powderfinger - bless my soul
10 the white stripes - jolene (live)
11 modest mouse - float on
12 the dresden dolls - coin-operated boy
13 the killers - mr brightside
14 evermore - it's too late
15 ben lee - gamble everything for love
16 grinspoon - hard act to follow
17 butterfingers - yo mama
18 the streets - fit but you know it
19 the streets - dry your eyes
20 spiderbait - f***kin awesome
21 william shatner - common people
22 green day - american idiot
23 scissor sisters - take your mama
24 jet - look what you've done
25 john butler trio - treat yo mama
26 grinspoon - better off alone
27 sarah blasko - don't u eva
28 beastie boys - ch-check it out
29 franz ferdinand - this fire
30 dresden dolls - girl anachronism
31 kings of leon - the bucket
32 eskimo joe - older than you
33 the bees - chicken payback
34 machine gun fellatio - what the fuck?
35 scribe - not many {remix}
36 jeff buckley - forget her
37 ben folds - adelaide
38 u2 - vertigo
39 the killers - smile like you mean it
40 little birdy - this is a love song
41 faithless - mass destruction
42 lior - this old love
43 dogs die in hot cars - godhopping
44 scissor sisters - take me out {cover franz ferdinand}
45 wolfmother - woman
46 rammstein - amerika
47 the living end - i can't give you what i haven't got
48 elliott smith - memory lane
49 missy higgins - casualty
50 franz ferdinand - the dark of the matinee
51 john butler trio - what you want
52 regurgitator - my friend robot
53 placebo - english summer rain
54 waifs, the - bridal train
55 hives, the - walk idiot walk
56 xavier rudd - shelter
57 evermore - for one day
58 scissor sisters - laura
59 xavier rudd - solace
60 your wedding night - lachlan
61 deep dish - flash dance
62 eskimo joe - smoke
63 n.e.r.d. - she wants to move
64 epicure - self destruct in 5
65 chemical brothers - galvanize
66 devendra banhart - little yellow spider
67 black keys, the - 10am automatic
68 powderfinger - process this
69 freestylers, the - push up
70 starsailor - four to the floor (remix)
71 the von bondies - c'mon c'mon
72 polyphonic spree - hold me now
73 panda band, the - sleepy little deathtoll town
74 interpol - slow hands
75 the spazzys - paco doesn't love me
76 interpol - evil
77 snow patrol - run
78 little birdy - tonights the night
79 dallas crane - dirty hearts
80 the dissociatives - young man old man
81 end of fashion - rough diamonds
82 mylo - drop the pressure
83 dallas crane - numb all over
84 dogs die in hot cars - i love you cause i have to
85 regurgitator - the drop
86 the unicorns - i was born (a unicorn)
87 sia - breathe me
88 a perfect circle - imagine
89 jet - get what you need
90 greenskeepers - lotion
91 decoder ring - somersault
92 scissor sisters - comfortably numb
93 john butler trio - hello
94 the vines - ride
95 placebo - twenty years
96 after the fall - mirror mirror
97 gyroscope - safe forever
98 gomez - catch me up
99 the butterfly effect - always
100 fabienne delsol - i'm gonna haunt you

I'm actually still listening to the top 10 countdown, but the full list has been announced because we are an hour behind Sydney, where the countdown took place.

As per usual, there is a Powderfinger song in the top 10 (would our radios all explode if there wasn't?), and I'm very happy with the 7 Aussie songs in the top 10. Very surprised Dave McCormack didn't get a showing. Stoked Ben Folds did. Missy Higgins got two songs in the Top 10, which was very impressive. I think she was very pleased that neither of them were No 1 though, since she agreed to do the nude run if it was.

A bit of Hottest 100 trivia - the poll started in it's current form (Hottest 100 of the previous year, not of all time) in 1993 and that was also the first year that I attended a Hottest 100 party, and subsequently bought the Hottest 100 CD. I didn't realise how long ago it was until they were telling us a bunch of trivia during the Hottest 100.... God, I feel old!

Listening to: the Hottest 100 broadcast

1 Comments:

Blogger mark bahnisch said...

The Australian Blog Awards, coincidentally, have also been announced:

http://kekoc.com/wp/archives/category/blog/australian-blog-awards/

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