Triple J Hottest 100, 1996

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The 1996 Triple J Hottest 100, counted down in January 1997, was a countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J. A CD featuring 31 of the songs was released. A countdown of the videos of most of the songs was also shown on the ABC music series Rage. The 1996 chart marked the first time an Australian band had topped the chart, with Spiderbait taking out top honours.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

#SongArtistCountry of Origin
1Buy Me a PonySpiderbait Australia
2StinkfistTool United States
3UndergroundBen Folds Five United States
4PepperButthole Surfers United States
5GlycerineBush United Kingdom
6Pick You UpPowderfinger Australia
7BreatheThe Prodigy United Kingdom
8Ballad of the SkeletonsAllen Ginsberg United States
9El ScorchoWeezer United States
10You're GorgeousBaby Bird United Kingdom
11Down311 United States
12Born Slippy .NUXXUnderworld United Kingdom
131979The Smashing Pumpkins United States
14Scooby SnacksFun Lovin' Criminals United States
15Kong Foo SingRegurgitator Australia
16SpacemanBabylon Zoo United Kingdom
17FirestarterThe Prodigy United Kingdom
18D.A.F.Powderfinger Australia
19SwallowedBush United Kingdom
20Dogs Are the Best PeopleThe Fauves Australia
21Down in the ParkFoo Fighters United States
22Oh YeahAsh United Kingdom
23I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I AmRegurgitator Australia
24Santa MonicaEverclear United States
25Just a GirlNo Doubt United States
26Setting SunChemical Brothers United Kingdom
27The DistanceCake United States
28ZeroThe Smashing Pumpkins United States
29Devil’s HaircutBeck United States
30Self AbuserThe Fauves Australia
31Mah Nà Mah NàSkin United Kingdom
32Living TypePowderfinger Australia
33California Love2Pac United States
34Mother MotherTracy Bonham United States
35Killing Me SoftlyFugees United States
36Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My HandPrimitive Radio Gods United States
37Virtual InsanityJamiroquai United Kingdom
38ComedownBush United Kingdom
39Novocaine for the SoulThe Eels United States
40Milk feat. TrickyGarbage United States
41Whoever You AreGeggy Tah United States
42CoppertoneFini Scad Australia
43Where It's AtBeck United States
44SalvationThe Cranberries Ireland
45AneurysmNirvana United States
46Bulls on ParadeRage Against the Machine United States
47Hail, HailPearl Jam United States
48PopularNada Surf United States
49Pass the VibesDefinition of Sound United Kingdom
50Mach 5The Presidents of the USA United States
51Only Happy When It RainsGarbage United States
52Until It SleepsMetallica United States
53HyperballadBjörk Iceland
54If I Could Talk I'd Tell YouThe Lemonheads United States
55Tonight, TonightThe Smashing Pumpkins United States
56Susan's HouseThe Eels United States
57So RudeRebecca's Empire Australia
58Heartspark DollarsignEverclear United States
59Silver LizardTumbleweed Australia
60Hey DudeKula Shaker United Kingdom
61I'll Be Your MajickDef FX Australia
62Hero of the DayMetallica United States
63Punk Rock SongBad Religion United States
64Wombo LomboAngélique Kidjo Benin
65Here in Your BedroomGoldfinger United States
66What’s Come Over MeFrente! Australia
67Everything Is Good for YouCrowded House Australia
68Mission ImpossibleMullen/Clayton Ireland
69SpeculatorInsurge Australia
70Don't It Get You DownDeadstar Australia
71Disco 2000Pulp United Kingdom
72Punch in the FaceFrenzal Rhomb Australia
73Gold Dust WomanHole United States
74Lay Lady LayMinistry United States
75Surf's Up TonightMidnight Oil Australia
76In the MeantimeSpacehog United Kingdom
77Burden in My HandSoundgarden United States
78How BizarreOMC New Zealand
79I Make HamburgersThe Whitlams Australia
80SoldiersYou Am I Australia
81Shut My EyesThe Superjesus Australia
82Naked EyeLuscious Jackson United States
83Waking Up TiredHoodoo Gurus Australia
84Good Mornin'You Am I Australia
85GoldfingerAsh United Kingdom
86WomanNeneh Cherry Sweden
87E-Bow the LetterR.E.M. United States
88GroovingHunting Party Australia
89Cromagnon ManSnout Australia
90Leaving HerePearl Jam United States
91Set the ControlsBarry Adamson United Kingdom
92ThunderThe Mavis's Australia
93All I WantSkunk Anansie United Kingdom
94MankindPearl Jam United States
95CreepFrank Bennett Australia
96Ella’s UncleMatthew Trapnell Australia
97Hail CaesarAC/DC Australia
98Professional WidowTori Amos United States
99Ready to GoRepublica United Kingdom
100Gold to MeBen Harper United States

29 of the 100 songs were by Australian artists (marked with a green background.)

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Three entries

Two entries

CD release[edit]

Volume 4 CD Cover
Disc 1
  1. Spiderbait - Buy Me A Pony
  2. Tool - Stinkfist
  3. Ben Folds Five - Underground
  4. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
  5. Bush - Glycerine
  6. The Prodigy - Breathe
  7. Allen Ginsberg - Ballad Of The Skeletons (Edit)
  8. Weezer - El Scorcho
  9. Babybird - You're Gorgeous
  10. 311 - Down
  11. Underworld - Born Slippy
  12. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
  13. Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
  14. Powderfinger - D.A.F.
  15. Regurgitator - I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am
  16. Everclear - Santa Monica
  17. No Doubt - Just A Girl
Disc 2
  1. Cake - The Distance
  2. Beck - Devil's Haircut
  3. Skin - Mah Nà Mah Nà (The Muppet Song)
  4. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
  5. The Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
  6. Garbage - Milk (Single Edit - Shirley)
  7. Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are
  8. Fini Scad - Coppertone
  9. Björk - Hyperballad
  10. Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
  11. Rebecca's Empire - So Rude
  12. Def FX - I'll Be Your Majick
  13. Angelique Kidjo - Wombo Lombo
  14. The Whitlams - I Make Hamburgers
  15. Matthew Trapnell With Trapezoid - Ella's Uncle
  16. Tori Amos - Professional Widow

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