Hottest 100 Songs of All Time

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  1. Crunch

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    No, I'm not posting a list, but Australia's triple J radio has been doing the countdown, in part all week. it's been very very outstandingly good! It's all listener voted, so not some music "expert" deciding. Wisdom of the commons prevails! They had over 500,000 votes.

    You can stream it here triple j

    Today they're doing 100 - 51, 2moro is 50 - 1.

    Highly recommended! I've heard it down to number 20 through the week, and I'm loving it.
     
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    Let me guess - # 1 will be either "Stairway to Heaven" or "Freebird". :)
     
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    Oh it has to be...since those (especially Stairway to Heaven) are played almost hourly on the "classic" rock stations.

    This was posted with the utmost of sarcasm, by the way... :lol:
     
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    This is how it panned out in the end. Smells like Nirvana was expected, but I was still annoyed, it's by far not the best Nirvana song put together - but it is the anthem for a whole generation. The rest of the countdown was very good though, a whole weekend of great music. A few surprises, but most of it was about expected.

    The results would vary dramatically depending on which radio station was doing it, but for me, and most of my generation (90's child), this was pretty definative.


    Hottest 100 Of All Time 2009

    * 1.
    * Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    * 2.
    * Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name
    * 3.
    * Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
    * 4.
    * Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
    * 5.
    * Radiohead - Paranoid Android
    * 6.
    * Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    * 7.
    * Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
    * 8.
    * Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
    * 9.
    * Foo Fighters - Everlong
    * 10.
    * Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
    * 11.
    * John Lennon - Imagine
    * 12.
    * Oasis - Wonderwall
    * 13.
    * Radiohead - Creep
    * 14.
    * The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
    * 15.
    * Radiohead - Karma Police
    * 16.
    * Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    * 17.
    * Hilltop Hoods - The Nosebleed Section
    * 18.
    * Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
    * 19.
    * Metallica - One
    * 20.
    * White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
    * 21.
    * Powderfinger - These Days
    * 22.
    * Massive Attack - Teardrop
    * 23.
    * Hunters Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
    * 24.
    * The Beatles - A Day in the Life
    * 25.
    * Pearl Jam - Alive
    * 26.
    * Michael Jackson - Thriller
    * 27.
    * Powderfinger - My Happiness
    * 28.
    * Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
    * 29.
    * Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
    * 30.
    * Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
    * 31.
    * Metallica - Enter Sandman
    * 32.
    * New Order - Blue Monday
    * 33.
    * Silverchair - Tomorrow
    * 34.
    * The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
    * 35.
    * Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    * 36.
    * Nick Cave The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
    * 37.
    * Tool - Stinkfist
    * 38.
    * The Killers - Mr Brightside
    * 39.
    * Pearl Jam - Better Man
    * 40.
    * Nirvana - Come As You Are
    * 41.
    * Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    * 42.
    * Bloc Party - Banquet
    * 43.
    * The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    * 44.
    * The Beatles - Hey Jude
    * 45.
    * Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
    * 46.
    * Faith No More - Epic
    * 47.
    * John Butler Trio - Betterman
    * 48.
    * Beastie Boys - Sabotage
    * 49.
    * Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
    * 50.
    * Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
    * 51.
    * Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
    * 52.
    * You Am I - Berlin Chair
    * 53.
    * Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    * 54.
    * The Cure - Close To Me
    * 55.
    * Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
    * 56.
    * Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
    * 57.
    * Tool - Forty Six 2
    * 58.
    * Daft Punk - Around The World
    * 59.
    * Augie March - One Crowded Hour
    * 60.
    * Johnny Cash - Hurt
    * 61.
    * Blur - Song 2
    * 62.
    * Nine Inch Nails - Closer
    * 63.
    * AC/DC - Thunderstruck
    * 64.
    * Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
    * 65.
    * Underworld - Born Slippy
    * 66.
    * Elton John - Tiny Dancer
    * 67.
    * Ben Folds Five - Brick
    * 68.
    * Blink 182 - Dammit
    * 69.
    * Jeff Buckley - Grace
    * 70.
    * The Prodigy - Breathe
    * 71.
    * The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
    * 72.
    * The Shins - New Slang
    * 73.
    * The Clash - London Calling
    * 74.
    * Nirvana - Lithium
    * 75.
    * Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
    * 76.
    * The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
    * 77.
    * Gotye - Hearts A Mess
    * 78.
    * Smashing Pumpkins - Today
    * 79.
    * David Bowie - Life on Mars
    * 80.
    * The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
    * 81.
    * Pulp - Common People
    * 82.
    * System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
    * 83.
    * Placebo - Every You Every Me
    * 84.
    * Bob Marley The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
    * 85.
    * The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
    * 86.
    * The Beatles - Come Together
    * 87.
    * Coldplay - Yellow
    * 88.
    * The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    * 89.
    * Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
    * 90.
    * Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
    * 91.
    * AC/DC - Back In Black
    * 92.
    * Bon Iver - Skinny Love
    * 93.
    * Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
    * 94.
    * Modest Mouse - Float On
    * 95.
    * Stevie Wonder - Superstition
    * 96.
    * Daft Punk - One More Time
    * 97.
    * Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
    * 98.
    * Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    * 99.
    * TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
     
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    Ugh...not at all the "best of"...

    There's some great songs, most certainly, but that's not even the best song by The Prodigy..."Smack My Bitch Up" or "Spitfire" is far better...the Beastie Boys had far better songs...this almost looks like a B side list. At least "Kasmir" made it on the list, which is far better than the dreaded "Stairway to Heaven".

    Again, don't get me wrong, there's a good deal of great songs here, but I think it could have been alot better. :|
     
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    Yeah. I take it for what it is, a user-voted list. So you're not going to keep everyone happy.

    So with a grain of salt, I think it was spot on(ish)

    My personal top 100, even my top 10, would be completely different, and no one would probably listen to it :lol:
     
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    Same here :lol:
     
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    The people that voted that list are fricken idiots. Sorry its true.
     
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    Gotta side with Adler on this one. Nirvana and RATM are #1 and #2? hmmmmmmmmm. Not to mention the rest of it. I understand it's all personal taste, but come on!
     
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    Would agree that the list is stupid but it is personal opinion at the end of the day, which is generally ridiculous already.

    They are Aussies ;)
     
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    Haha! Boom!
     
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    Yeah funny thing though regardless of iq points and actual intelligence is we are dealing with a popular radio playlist here. Much of which I think is fair in regards to what else is out there.
     
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    The artists that made the top 20 had better songs than those picked. I can think of 5 better Pink Floyd songs. "Jeremy" for Pearl Jam. Thats just for starters. The list is just the commercial hits and really doesn't reflect any of those bands true gems. IMHO. :)
     
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    Exactly Njaco, singles always win for the fact they receive the airplay.
     
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    Would you believe.... that out of the first 30, I've never heard a one of them, and [with the exception of the Beatles, and Michael Jackson]
    never heard of the artist !!!!

    I guess I live a sheltered life, or I need to quit listening to Channel 4 on satillite radio [The Fabulous 40's]

    Guess I'm too old.....

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    Let me quess.....

    "Pardon me boys, is that the Chattanoga choo-choo......"

    "Pennsylvania Six Five Thousand!"

    or one of my personal favorites...

    "There was a boy, a very strange, enchanted boy....."

    :)
     
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    You got it, Chris. Glenn Miller, with Tex Beneke on vocal did the first, Miller also did the second,
    and Nat "King" Cole did the last. My favorite kinda music.

    Heard one this morning, on the PA system in the super market.... Something about "There's a bathroom on the right".
    Strange song, indeed..... I think it was done by Creedence Clearwater.

    Charles
     
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    I believe it has to do a lot with the demagraphics of that particular radio staion and the genre of music because very few of those songs are on my radio stations playlist and is their top 20
    1 Led Zeppelin • Stairway To Heaven
    2 Pink Floyd • Comfortably Numb
    3 The Beatles • Hey Jude
    4 Queen • Bohemian Rhapsody
    5 Led Zeppelin • Kashmir
    6 The Eagles • Hotel California
    7 AC/DC • Back In Black
    8 Pink Floyd • Wish You Were Here
    9 The Beatles • A Day In The Life
    10 The Rolling Stones • Sympathy For The Devil
    11 Lynyrd Skynyrd • Sweet Home Alabama
    12 The Who • Baba O’Riley
    13 AC/DC • You Shook Me All Night Long
    14 The Rolling Stones • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
    15 Aerosmith • Dream On
    16 The Beatles • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    17 The Guess Who • American Woman
    18 Led Zeppelin • Whole Lotta Love
    19 Boston • More Than A Feeling
    20 Black Sabbath • Paranoid
     
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    #20 Njaco, Jul 14, 2009
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    Charles, its a guilty pleasure for me! I have about 5 Nat "King" Cole CD's and....almost every Beethoven symphany. :)

    Pb, you gotta stop listening tp WKRP Rock Hits of the 70's!! Change the channel to some Stone Temple Pilots, Chickenfeet, U-2, Kid Rock, Metallica, etc. :)
     
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