Triple J Hottest 100, 1997

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The 1997 Triple J Hottest 100, was a countdown of the most popular songs of the year, according to listeners of the Australian radio station Triple J, and was broadcast on Australia Day 1998. 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 most popular song was announced by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the namesake of the winning group.

Full list[edit]

Note: Australian artists

#Song[1]ArtistCountry of Origin
1No AphrodisiacThe WhitlamsAustralia
2Song 2BlurEngland
4Bitter Sweet SymphonyThe VerveEngland
5Paranoid AndroidRadioheadEngland
6Dammit (Growing Up)Blink-182United States
7Backdoor ManPauline PantsdownAustralia
8The Beautiful PeopleMarilyn MansonUnited States
9Karma PoliceRadioheadEngland
10Leaving HomeJebediahAustralia
11Walkin' on the SunSmash MouthUnited States
12One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn FacesBen Folds FiveUnited States
14Down AgainThe SuperjesusAustralia
15Prisoner Of SocietyThe Living EndAustralia
16Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)Quindon Tarver/Lee PerryUnited States
18Into My ArmsNick Cave and the Bad SeedsAustralia
19Every Day FormulaRegurgitatorAustralia
20I Will SurviveCakeUnited States
21Monkey WrenchFoo FightersUnited States
22The Drugs Don't WorkThe VerveEngland
24A.D.I.D.A.S.KornUnited States
25Hitchin' a RideGreen DayUnited States
26The Perfect DrugNine Inch NailsUnited States
27The DoorSilverchairAustralia
28Cows With GunsDana LyonsUnited States
29Semi-Charmed LifeThird Eye BlindUnited States
30Forty-Six & 2ToolUnited States
31Ashes To AshesFaith No MoreUnited States
33Military StrongmenJebediahAustralia
35SummertimeThe SundaysEngland
36Mutilated LipsWeenUnited States
37Naughty BoyThe Mavis'sAustralia
38The Memory RemainsMetallicaUnited States
39Captain (Million Miles)Something for KateAustralia
40Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?The Bloodhound GangUnited States
41DeadweightBeckUnited States
42Brimful of AshaCornershopEngland
43You're Not The Only OneAmmoniaAustralia
44TemptationThe Tea PartyCanada
45Wrong NumberThe CureEngland
46Fire Water BurnThe Bloodhound GangUnited States
47(Can't You) Trip Like I DoFilter And The Crystal MethodUnited States
48Anatomically CorrectCustardAustralia
49From Here On InThe Living EndAustralia
50Eat MeArkarnaEngland
51So Much For The AfterglowEverclearUnited States
52#1 CrushGarbageUnited States
53You Sound Like Louis BurdettThe WhitlamsAustralia
54Everything To EveryoneEverclearUnited States
55Love RollercoasterRed Hot Chili PeppersUnited States
56Funky ShitThe ProdigyEngland
57Girl At The Bus StopMy Drug HellEngland
58I Go OffDiana Ah NaidAustralia
59Your WomanWhite TownEngland
60New York CityThey Might Be GiantsUnited States
61Block Rockin' BeatsChemical BrothersEngland
62The End Is the Beginning Is the EndThe Smashing PumpkinsUnited States
64StripsearchFaith No MoreUnited States
65Outdoor TypeThe LemonheadsUnited States
67I ChooseThe OffspringUnited States
68Cosmic GirlJamiroquaiEngland
69Waving My Dick In The WindWeenUnited States
70Place Your HandsReefEngland
71Sick With LoveRobyn LoauAustralia
72PulseFront End LoaderAustralia
73Lakini's JuiceLiveUnited States
74The Ghost of Tom JoadRage Against the MachineUnited States
75Female of the SpeciesSpaceEngland
76Legend Of A CowgirlImani CoppolaUnited States
77LovefoolThe CardigansSweden
78Degenerate BoyThe Mark of CainAustralia
79All MinePortisheadEngland
80FadedBen HarperUnited States
81Did It AgainKylie MinogueAustralia
82Shake Hands with BeefPrimusUnited States
83I Wanna Be A Drug-Sniffing DogLardUnited States
84Feelin' Kinda SportyDave GraneyAustralia
86Smokin' Johnny CashBlackeyed SusansAustralia
876 UndergroundSneaker PimpsEngland
89Not If You Were the Last Junkie on EarthThe Dandy WarholsUnited States
90SocietyPennywiseUnited States
91Remember MeBlue BoyScotland
92Titanic DaysSidewinderAustralia
94Way Of All ThingsRebecca's EmpireAustralia
95Don't LeaveFaithlessEngland
96Bound for the FloorLocal HUnited States
97Future's OverratedArkarnaEngland
98Da FunkDaft PunkFrance
99Naked EyeLuscious JacksonUnited States
100I Give InEffigyAustralia

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

Artists with multiple entries[edit]

Two entries

CD release[edit]

Volume 5 CD Cover
Disc 1
  1. The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
  2. Blur - Song 2
  3. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
  4. Blink-182 - Dammit
  5. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
  6. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
  7. Jebediah - Leaving Home
  8. Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun
  9. The Superjesus - Down Again
  10. Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
  11. Silverchair - Freak
  12. Quindon Tarver - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
  13. The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
  14. Cordrazine - Crazy
  15. Regurgitator - Everyday Formula
  16. Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
  17. Diana Ah Naid - I Go Off
Disc 2
  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
  2. Spiderbait - Calypso
  3. Live - Lakini's Juice
  4. Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
  5. Grinspoon - Dcx3
  6. Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
  7. The Mavis's - Naughty Boy
  8. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
  9. The Prodigy - Funky Shit
  10. The Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn
  11. Reef - Place Your Hands
  12. Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
  13. Front End Loader - Pulse
  14. Kylie Minogue - Did It Again
  15. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
  16. Blue Boy - Remember Me

The CD also has an interactive component that could be accessed on a PC.

A later version, released under the Warner label, omitted Beautiful People and One Angry Dwarf, but included Cows With Guns on the first disc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hottest 100 1997". Triple J. Retrieved 2007-06-11.