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Oasis Hottest 100

Oasis #1 on Hottest 100

In what has come as a surprise to many, Wonderwall by Oasis has taken out the #1 spot in the 20 Years of triple j’s Hottest 100 poll. The song, which also topped triple j’s Hottest 100 poll in 1996, was the one that sent Oasis’s career to stratospheric heights. Noel Gallagher’s worship of the Beatles is no secret – he lifted the song’s title from George Harrison’s 1968 LP Wonderwall Music. Later covered by everyone from Jay-Z to Ryan Adams (the latter being the only version which earned Noel’s approval), Wonderwall proved a massive worldwide hit. While Oasis took the top spot, several artists managed multiple entries in the poll including Daft Punk, Silverchair and The Killers with three songs each, followed by Beastie Boys, Gorillaz, Gotye, Jebediah, Jeff Buckley, MGMT, Powderfinger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead with two songs each. 1997 stood out as the year with the most popular songs with 11 songs from the countdown released that year. There are 49 songs from the 1990s (1993 – 1999) and 51 songs from the 2000s (2000 – 2012). Just under a million votes were cast with the average voting age being 25 (perhaps an indication why several pioneering acts were overlooked). Did the voters get it right? Tell us what you think.

20 Years of triple j’s Hottest 100 (Full List):

No. Artist Song
1 Oasis Wonderwall
2 The White Stripes Seven Nation Army
3 Jeff Buckley Last Goodbye
4 Hilltop Hoods The Nosebleed Section
5 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony
6 Foo Fighters Everlong
7 The Killers Mr. Brightside
8 Powderfinger These Days
9 Gotye ft Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know
10 Powderfinger My Happiness
11 Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows
12 Gotye Hearts a Mess
13 Radiohead Paranoid Android
14 Mumford & Sons Little Lion Man
15 The Prodigy Breathe
16 Bon Iver Skinny Love
17 Silverchair Tomorrow
18 OutKast Hey Ya!
19 blink-182 Dammit
20 The Living End Prisoner of Society
21 The Smashing Pumpkins 1979
22 Blur Song 2
23 Muse Knights of Cydonia
24 Augie March One Crowded Hour
25 The Smashing Pumpkins Bullet With Butterfly Wings
26 System Of A Down Chop Suey!
27 The Avalanches Frontier Psychiatrist
28 Red Hot Chili Peppers Scar Tissue
29 Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
30 Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
31 Massive Attack Teardrop
32 Tool Stinkfist
33 The Cranberries Zombie
34 Ben Folds Five Brick
35 Radiohead Karma Police
36 Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
37 Beastie Boys Sabotage
38 The Temper Trap Sweet Disposition
39 Nirvana Heart Shaped Box
40 Nine Inch Nails Closer
41 Coldplay Yellow
42 Matt Corby Brother
43 John Butler Trio Betterman
44 Daft Punk One More Time
45 Modest Mouse Float On
46 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Into My Arms
47 The Offspring Self Esteem
48 The Strokes Last Nite
49 Florence + the Machine Dog Days Are Over
50 Pearl Jam Better Man
51 The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You
52 Gorillaz Feel Good Inc
53 Placebo Every You Every Me
54 Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
55 Fatboy Slim Praise You
56 Underworld Born Slippy (Nuxx)
57 Bloc Party Banquet
58 The Whitlams No Aphrodisiac
59 Daft Punk Around The World
60 Bush Glycerine
61 The Black Keys Lonely Boy
62 Spiderbait Buy Me A Pony
63 Grinspoon Chemical Heart
64 MGMT Kids
65 Daft Punk Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
66 You Am I Berlin Chair
67 alt-J Breezeblocks
68 Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl
69 Eminem Lose Yourself
70 Regurgitator ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
71 Gorillaz Clint Eastwood
72 Wolfmother Joker And The Thief
73 Edward Sharpe & The… Home
74 The Wombats Let’s Dance To Joy Division
75 The Killers Somebody Told Me
76 MGMT Electric Feel
77 The Presets My People
78 Silverchair Freak
79 Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good On…
80 Rage Against The Machine Bulls On Parade
81 Angus & Julia Stone Big Jet Plane
82 Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag
83 Pulp Common People
84 Kanye West Gold Digger (Ft. Jamie Foxx)
85 Coolio Gangsta’s Paradise
86 The Killers When You Were Young
87 The Kooks Naive
88 Something For Kate Monsters
89 TV On The Radio Wolf Like Me
90 Silverchair Straight Lines
91 Jebediah Harpoon
92 Of Monsters And Men Little Talks
93 Soundgarden Black Hole Sun
94 Foster The People Pumped Up Kicks
95 Ben Lee Cigarettes Will Kill You
96 The Cat Empire Hello
97 M.I.A. Paper Planes
98 Jebediah Leaving Home
99 Lana Del Rey Video Games
100 Beastie Boys Intergalactic

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