Wednesday, January 26, 2005

JJJ Hottest 100 - final for today

The hottest 100 has been and gone now for another year. Kinda sad, kinda happy, kinda makes me wonder where I'll be listening to it next year.
So, as for my predictions of a few minutes ago. All of them were pretty spot on except the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds prediction - it was always a long shot anyway.
Now what about the ones I missed. Bloody Powderfinger got into the top 10 again. That band has some seriously loyal fans... I shouldn't knock them too much, they have written some excellent music in their time. But, sort of like U2, they seem to be now producing a lot of songs that all sound the same and aren't that extrodinary. On a high note, The White Stripes cover of the Dolly Parton song "Jolene" came in at number 10. I'd forgotten that I voted for that song, it's a live recording reminded me how good The White Stripes are live. I also missed an Eskimo Joe song, but I never have really rated them even though a lot of people seem to love them.
Anyway, here's the whole list:
1 franz ferdinand - take me out2 missy higgins - scar3 eskimo joe - from the sea4 the killers - somebody told me5 spiderbait - black betty6 missy higgins - ten days7 john butler trio - something's gotta give8 little birdy - beautiful to me9 powderfinger - bless my soul10 the white stripes - jolene (live)11 modest mouse - float on12 the dresden dolls - coin-operated boy13 the killers - mr brightside14 evermore - it's too late15 ben lee - gamble everything for love16 grinspoon - hard act to follow17 butterfingers - yo mama18 the streets - fit but you know it19 the streets - dry your eyes20 spiderbait - f***kin awesome21 william shatner - common people22 green day - american idiot23 scissor sisters - take your mama24 jet - look what you've done25 john butler trio - treat yo mama26 grinspoon - better off alone27 sarah blasko - don't u eva28 beastie boys - ch-check it out29 franz ferdinand - this fire30 dresden dolls - girl anachronism31 kings of leon - the bucket32 eskimo joe - older than you33 the bees - chicken payback34 machine gun fellatio - what the fuck?35 scribe - not many {remix}36 jeff buckley - forget her37 ben folds - adelaide38 u2 - vertigo39 the killers - smile like you mean it40 little birdy - this is a love song41 faithless - mass destruction42 lior - this old love43 dogs die in hot cars - godhopping44 scissor sisters - take me out {cover franz ferdinand}45 wolfmother - woman46 rammstein - amerika47 the living end - i can't give you what i haven't got48 elliott smith - memory lane49 missy higgins - casualty50 franz ferdinand - the dark of the matinee51 john butler trio - what you want52 regurgitator - my friend robot53 placebo english summer rain54 waifs, the bridal train55 hives, the walk idiot walk56 xavier rudd shelter57 evermore for one day58 scissor sisters laura59 xavier rudd solace60 your wedding night lachlan61 deep dish - flash dance62 eskimo joe - smoke63 n.e.r.d. - she wants to move64 epicure - self destruct in 565 chemical brothers - galvanize66 devendra banhart - little yellow spider67 black keys, the - 10am automatic68 powderfinger - process this69 freestylers, the - push up70 starsailor - four to the floor (remix)71 the von bondies - c'mon c'mon72 polyphonic spree - hold me now73 panda band, the - sleepy little deathtoll town74 interpol - slow hands75 the spazzys - paco doesn't love me76 interpol - evil77 snow patrol - run78 little birdy - tonights the night79 dallas crane - dirty hearts80 the dissociatives - young man old man81 end of fashion - rough diamonds82 mylo - drop the pressure83 dallas crane - numb all over84 dogs die in hot cars - i love you cause i have to85 regurgitator - the drop86 the unicorns - i was born (a unicorn)87 sia - breathe me88 a perfect circle - imagine89 jet - get what you need90 greenskeepers - lotion91 decoder ring - somersault92 scissor sisters - comfortably numb93 john butler trio - hello94 the vines - ride95 placebo - twenty years96 after the fall - mirror mirror97 gyroscope - safe forever98 gomez - catch me up99 the butterfly effect - always100 fabienne delsol - i'm gonna haunt you