So, today was the Triple J Hottest 100 songs of all time, which was equal parts excellent and frustrating, but I’ve been meaning to do my own hottest 100 list for a while, it’s one of the things on my 101/1001 list (can you tell I have a thing for lists?) so I thought I’d use today’s countdown as inspiration to finally get my list down on paper (or virtual paper at least).

Of course my list isn’t a hottest 100 songs of all time list.. I don’t pretend to have enough knowledge to compile a list like that, my list is more a list of songs that have influenced my life or that have meaning to me. So it is more of a Hottest 100 songs of me.

Anyway – here goes! Even though I will have changed my mind by this time tomorrow!

100. A Perfect Circle – Pet
99. The Doors – Light My Fire
98. Fiona Apple – Slow Like Honey
97. Fischerspooner – Emerge
96. Incubus – 11am
95. Metallica – Enter Sandman
94. The Prodigy – Breathe
93. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
92. The Grand Silent System – At Close Quarters
91. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
90. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
89. Tracy Chapman – Bang Bang Bang
88. Augie March – There is no Such Place
87. System of a Down – Chop Suey!
86. The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon is Over
85. The Doors – People Are Strange
84. Tori Amos – Me and a Gun
83. Something for Kate – Electricity
82. Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
81. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
80. Silverchair – Tomorrow
79. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
78. David Bowie – Life on Mars
77. Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet
76. Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis – Auld Lang Syne
75. Crowded House – It’s Only Natural
74. New Order – 60 Miles an Hour
73. Editors – The Weight of the World
72. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
71. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
70. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
69. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
68. The Tea Party – Walk With Me
67. Damien Rice – The Blowers Daughter
66. Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect
65. Hilltop Hoods – Nosebleed Section
64. The Cure – Lovecats
63. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
62. Coldplay – Yellow
61. Smashing Pumpkins – Lily
60. Rammstein – Du Hast
59. Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile
58. Tool – Eulogy
57. The Verve Pipe – Colorful
56. Gerard McMann – Cry Little Sister
55. Tori Amos – Silent All These Years
54. Pearl Jam – Daughter
53. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
52. Apoptygma Berzerk – Until the end of the World
51. Nine Inch Nails – Closer
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
49. The Lovemongers – Battle of Evermore
48. Ben Harper – Diamonds on the Inside
47. Smashing Pumpkins – Today
46. Bernard Fanning – Watch Over Me
45. Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
44. Jack Johnson – Better Together
43. Eddie Vedder – Let my Love Open the Door
42. Pulp – Common People
41. Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon
40. Apoptygma Berzerk – Eclipse
39. Joshua Radin – The Myth of Us
38. Gary Jules – Mad World
37. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Henry Lee
36. V.A.S.T – Touched
35. The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
34. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
33. Nine Inch Nails – We’re in This Together
32. Juno Reactor – Personal Jesus
31. Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
30. Paul Westerberg – Dyslexic Heart
29. U2 – Dancing Barefoot
28. VNV Nation – The Farthest Star
27. Ani Di Franco – Two Little Girls
26. Counting Crows – Perfect Blue Buildings
25. Powderfinger – My Happiness
24. Covenant – Dead Stars
23. REM – Losing My Religion
22. The Tea Party – Stargazer
21. Cranberries – Zombie
20. Radiohead – Karma Police
19. Mike Doughty – I Hear the Bells
18. Jeff Buckley – Grace
17. Cure – Just Like Heaven
16. Pearl Jam – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
15. Powderfinger – These Days
14. Live – Iris
13. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
12. Jackson Browne – Running on Empty
11. Johnny Cash – Hurt
10. Pearl Jam – Jeremy
9. Tori Amos – Crucify
8. Ani Di Franco – What if No-one’s Watching
7. Wolfsheim – Once in a Lifetime
6. Eddie Vedder – Throw Your Arms Around Me
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
4. Joshua Radin – Today
3. VNV Nation – Beloved
2. David Bowie – Rock n Roll Suicide
1. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah

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