1998 Hottest 100 Release Dates

This list compiles the dates for when each track that appeared in the Hottest 100 was released, and the name of the accompanying album or other applicable media format it was released on. It should be noted that the release dates listed are the earliest date at which the track in question was first released. This may mean it differs from the official release date of its accompanying album. In many cases, a track can be released months, or even years prior to its accompanying album. This may be due to a song being released as a single first, or being picked up and popularised by a radio station prior to an official release. Regardless, every date listed here has been thoroughly researched and checked to ensure its accuracy.


Release Dates In Countdown Order

This list simply shows the original order of the Hottest 100 with its release date and album information added alongside.

Release Dates In Countdown Order
# Title Artist Date Album
1 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring 9/11/1998 Americana
2 Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee 13/11/1998 Breathing Tornados
3 Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us) Custard 5/10/1998 Loverama
4 Celebrity Skin Hole 1/09/1998 Celebrity Skin
5 Got The Life Korn 24/07/1998 Follow The Leader
6 ! (The Song Formerly Known As) Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
7 Harpoon Jebediah 22/06/1998 Slightly Odway
8 The Day You Come Powderfinger 10/08/1998 Internationalist
9 Heavy Heart You Am I 25/04/1998 #4 Record
10 Save The Day The Living End 25/10/1998 The Living End
11 Sweetest Thing U2 20/10/1998 The Best Of 1980–1990
12 Brick Ben Folds Five 18/03/1997 Whatever And Ever Amen
13 Doctor Worm They Might Be Giants 11/08/1998 Severe Tire Damage
14 Josie Blink-182 17/06/1997 Dude Ranch
15 Second Solution The Living End 8/09/1997 Second Solution/Prisoner Of Society EP
16 Addicted To Bass Josh Abrahams 19/10/1998 Sweet Distorted Holiday
17 Tainted Love (Live) The Living End 1/10/1998 Single Only
18 Just Ace Grinspoon 16/09/1997 Guide To Better Living
19 Bubblegoose Wyclef Jean 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
20 Simultaneous Chef 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
21 Sex And Candy Marcy Playground 25/02/1997 Marcy Playground
22 Black Friday Grinspoon 21/09/1998 Pushing Buttons EP
23 Teardrop Massive Attack 20/04/1998 Mezzanine
24 Music Is Crap Custard 15/09/1997 We Have The Technology
25 Intergalactic Beastie Boys 5/06/1998 Hello Nasty
26 Polyester Girl Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
27 I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix Regurgitator 1/11/1998 Single Only
28 Don't You Know Who I Am? Happyland 2/08/1998 Welcome To... Happyland
29 Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley 26/05/1998 Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
30 Never There Cake 6/10/1998 Prolonging The Magic
31 Throw Your Arms Around Me Paul McDermott  March 1998 Paul McDermott Unplugged: The Good News Week Tapes Vol:1
32 Black Bugs Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
33 Sweater Eskimo Joe April 1998 Sweater EP
34 One Week Barenaked Ladies 7/07/1998 Stunt
35 Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger 29/07/1997 Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
36 Whatareya? TISM 2/06/1998 www.tism.wanker.com
37 Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2) The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
38 The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 11/03/1997 Let's Face It
39 Somebody Kill Me Adam Sandler 3/02/1998 The Wedding Singer (Soundtrack)
40 Song For The Dumped Ben Folds Five 18/03/1997 Whatever And Ever Amen
41 Pure Morning Placebo 3/08/1998 Without You I'm Nothing
42 Teflon Jebediah 23/03/1998 Slightly Odway
43 Melbourne The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
44 The Dope Show Marilyn Manson 14/09/1998 Mechanical Animals
45 Ava Adore The Smashing Pumpkins 18/05/1998 Adore
46 Don't Wanna Be Left Out Powderfinger 7/09/1998 Internationalist
47 Do The Evolution Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 Yield
48 Road Rage Catatonia 2/02/1998 International Velvet
49 Malibu Hole 8/09/1998 Celebrity Skin
50 It's Like That Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins 29/07/1997 Single Only
51 Given To Fly Pearl Jam 6/01/1998 Yield
52 The Grouch Green Day 14/10/1997 Nimrod
53 Father Of Mine Everclear 18/09/1997 So Much For The Afterglow
54 Mum Changed The Locks Frenzal Rhomb 29/09/1997 Meet The Family
55 No Surprises Radiohead 21/05/1997 OK Computer
56 Charlie No. 3 The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
57 I Think I'm Paranoid Garbage 11/05/1998 Version 2.0
58 I Don't Like It Pauline Pantsdown 13/09/1998 Single Only
59 History Repeating (feat. Shirley Bassey) Propellerheads 8/12/1997 Decksandrumsandrockandroll
60 Untouchable Face Ani DiFranco 22/04/1997 Living In Clip
61 Cry The Mavis's 22/02/1998 Pink Pills
62 Gone Away The Offspring 4/02/1997 Ixnay On The Hombre
63 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 5/06/1998 You've Come A Long Way, Baby
64 Come On Spring Antenna 3/11/1998 Installation
65 Rumble You Am I 25/04/1998 #4 Record
66 No Shelter Rage Against The Machine 19/05/1998 Godzilla: The Album (Soundtrack)
67 The Unforgiven II Metallica 19/11/1997 ReLoad
68 Every Day Should Be A Holiday The Dandy Warhols 15/07/1997 ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
69 Cinnamon Lip Pollyanna 13/10/1997 Hello Halo
70 If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next Manic Street Preachers 24/08/1998 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
71 Hello! Happyland 25/08/1998 Welcome To... Happyland
72 Mr Charisma Frenzal Rhomb 29/09/1997 Meet The Family
73 Music Sounds Better With You Stardust 27/07/1998 Single Only
74 My Hero Foo Fighters 20/05/1997 The Colour And The Shape
75 Dragula Rob Zombie 25/08/1998 Hellbilly Deluxe
76 Saint Joe On The School Bus Marcy Playground 25/02/1997 Marcy Playground
77 Fuel Metallica 18/11/1997 ReLoad
78 Shimmer Fuel 31/03/1998 Sunburn
79 Don't Go Away Grinspoon 16/09/1997 Guide To Better Living
80 Bad Old Man Babybird 14/07/1998 There's Something Going On
81 Drinking In L.A. Bran Van 3000 15/04/1997 Glee
82 El President (feat. Thom Yorke) Drugstore 20/04/1998 White Magic For Lovers
83 Now And Then The Superjesus 16/02/1998 Sumo
84 Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Green Day 14/10/1997 Nimrod
85 Mama's Trippin' Ben Harper 17/06/1997 The Will To Live
86 Harpoon Something For Kate 22/06/1998 Harpoon EP
87 Push It Garbage 20/04/1998 Version 2.0
88 Wishlist Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 Yield
89 Special Garbage 11/05/1998 Version 2.0
90 No Substitute Chef 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
91 Benedict Jebediah 8/09/1997 Slightly Odway
92 The Ballad Of Tom Jones Space 23/02/1998 Tin Planet
93 Untitled Silverchair 19/05/1998 Godzilla: The Album (Soundtrack)
94 Perfect The Smashing Pumpkins 2/06/1998 Adore
95 Tropicalia Beck 2/11/1998 Mutations
96 Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil 3/11/1998 Redneck Wonderland
97 Black Umbrella Even 28/09/1998 Come Again
98 Baker Street Foo Fighters 19/01/1998 Single Only
99 Saturation The Superjesus 7/12/1997 Sumo
100 Sich Öffnen Not From There 3/11/1998 Sand On Seven

Notes

  • #11: 'The Sweetest Thing' - U2: Originally released in 1988 as a B-side to the song 'Where The Streets Have No Name', but re-recorded for their compilation 'The Best Of 1980–1990'.
  • #17: 'Tainted Love (Live)' - The Living End: Originally released as a B-side to the song 'All Torn Down', which charted in the 1999 Hottest 100.
  • #27: 'I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix' - Regurgitator: Originally released as a B-side to the song '! (The Song Formerly Known As)' on a single which was titled 'The Fourth Single From Unit'.
  • #29: 'Everybody Here Wants You' - Jeff Buckley: 'Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk' was the first posthumous Jeff Buckley album, released 3 days prior to the 1 year anniversary of his death.
  • #86: 'Harpoon' - Something For Kate: Released as a B-side to Jebediah's single 'Harpoon', which charted at #7 in this same countdown.
  • #98: 'Baker Street' - Foo Fighters: Originally released as a B-side to the song 'My Hero', which charted at #74 in this same countdown.


Release Dates By Date

This list sorts all the tracks that reached the Hottest 100 in order of their release dates.

1997

1997 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
62 Gone Away The Offspring 4/02/1997 Ixnay On The Hombre
76 Saint Joe On The School Bus Marcy Playground 25/02/1997 Marcy Playground
21 Sex And Candy Marcy Playground 25/02/1997 Marcy Playground
1997 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
38 The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 11/03/1997 Let's Face It
40 Song For The Dumped Ben Folds Five 18/03/1997 Whatever And Ever Amen
12 Brick Ben Folds Five 18/03/1997 Whatever And Ever Amen
56 Charlie No. 3 The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
43 Melbourne The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
37 Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2) The Whitlams 18/03/1997 Eternal Nightcap
1997 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
81 Drinking In L.A. Bran Van 3000 15/04/1997 Glee
60 Untouchable Face Ani DiFranco 22/04/1997 Living In Clip
1997 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
74 My Hero Foo Fighters 20/05/1997 The Colour And The Shape
55 No Surprises Radiohead 21/05/1997 OK Computer
1997 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
86 Mama's Trippin' Ben Harper 17/06/1997 The Will To Live
14 Josie Blink-182 17/06/1997 Dude Ranch
1997 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
68 Every Day Should Be A Holiday The Dandy Warhols 15/07/1997 ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
35 Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger 29/07/1997 Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
50 It's Like That Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins 29/07/1997 Single Only
1997 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
91 Benedict Jebediah 8/09/1997 Slightly Odway
15 Second Solution The Living End 8/09/1997 Second Solution/Prisoner Of Society EP
24 Music Is Crap Custard 15/09/1997 We Have The Technology
79 Don't Go Away Grinspoon 16/09/1997 Guide To Better Living
18 Just Ace Grinspoon 16/09/1997 Guide To Better Living
53 Father Of Mine Everclear 18/09/1997 So Much For The Afterglow
72 Mr Charisma Frenzal Rhomb 29/09/1997 Meet The Family
54 Mum Changed The Locks Frenzal Rhomb 29/09/1997 Meet The Family
1997 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
69 Cinnamon Lip Pollyanna 13/10/1997 Hello Halo
84 Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Green Day 14/10/1997 Nimrod
52 The Grouch Green Day 14/10/1997 Nimrod
1997 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
32 Black Bugs Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
26 Polyester Girl Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
6 ! (The Song Formerly Known As) Regurgitator 17/11/1997 Unit
77 Fuel Metallica 18/11/1997 ReLoad
67 The Unforgiven II Metallica 19/11/1997 ReLoad
1997 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
99 Saturation The Superjesus 7/12/1997 Sumo
59 History Repeating (feat. Shirley Bassey) Propellerheads 8/12/1997 Decksandrumsandrockandroll
1998

1998 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
51 Given To Fly Pearl Jam 6/01/1998 Yield
98 Baker Street Foo Fighters 19/01/1998 The Colour And The Shape

Notes

  • #98: 'Baker Street' - Foo Fighters: Originally released as a B-side to the song 'My Hero', which charted at #74 in this same countdown.
1998 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
48 Road Rage Catatonia 2/02/1998 International Velvet
88 Wishlist Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 Yield
47 Do The Evolution Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 Yield
83 Now And Then The Superjesus 16/02/1998 Sumo
61 Cry The Mavis's 22/02/1998 Pink Pills
92 The Ballad Of Tom Jones Space 23/02/1998 Tin Planet
1998 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
31 Throw Your Arms Around Me Paul McDermott  March 1998 Paul McDermott Unplugged: The Good News Week Tapes Vol:1
39 Somebody Kill Me Adam Sandler 3/02/1998 The Wedding Singer (Soundtrack)
42 Teflon Jebediah 23/03/1998 Slightly Odway
78 Shimmer Fuel 31/03/1998 Sunburn
1998 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
33 Sweater Eskimo Joe April 1998 Sweater EP
82 El President (feat. Thom Yorke) Drugstore 20/04/1998 White Magic For Lovers
87 Push It Garbage 20/04/1998 Version 2.0
23 Teardrop Massive Attack 20/04/1998 Mezzanine
65 Rumble You Am I 25/04/1998 #4 Record
9 Heavy Heart You Am I 25/04/1998 #4 Record
1998 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
89 Special Garbage 11/05/1998 Version 2.0
57 I Think I'm Paranoid Garbage 11/05/1998 Version 2.0
45 Ava Adore The Smashing Pumpkins 18/05/1998 Adore
66 No Shelter Rage Against The Machine 19/05/1998 Godzilla: The Album (Soundtrack)
93 Untitled Silverchair 19/05/1998 Godzilla: The Album (Soundtrack)
29 Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley 26/05/1998 Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk

Notes

  • #29: 'Everybody Here Wants You' - Jeff Buckley: 'Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk' was the first posthumous Jeff Buckley album, released 3 days prior to the 1 year anniversary of his death.
1998 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
94 Perfect The Smashing Pumpkins 2/06/1998 Adore
36 Whatareya? TISM 2/06/1998 www.tism.wanker.com
25 Intergalactic Beastie Boys 5/06/1998 Hello Nasty
63 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 5/06/1998 You've Come A Long Way, Baby
7 Harpoon Jebediah 22/06/1998 Slightly Odway
86 Harpoon Something For Kate 22/06/1998 Harpoon EP

Notes

  • #86: 'Harpoon' - Something For Kate: Released as a B-side to Jebediah's single 'Harpoon', which charted at #7 in this same countdown.
1998 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
34 One Week Barenaked Ladies 7/07/1998 Stunt
80 Bad Old Man Babybird 14/07/1998 There's Something Going On
5 Got The Life Korn 24/07/1998 Follow The Leader
73 Music Sounds Better With You Stardust 27/07/1998 Single Only
1998 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
28 Don't You Know Who I Am? Happyland 2/08/1998 Welcome To... Happyland
41 Pure Morning Placebo 3/08/1998 Without You I'm Nothing
8 The Day You Come Powderfinger 10/08/1998 Internationalist
13 Doctor Worm They Might Be Giants 11/08/1998 Severe Tire Damage
70 If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next Manic Street Preachers 24/08/1998 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
71 Hello! Happyland 25/08/1998 Welcome To... Happyland
75 Dragula Rob Zombie 25/08/1998 Hellbilly Deluxe
1998 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
4 Celebrity Skin Hole 1/09/1998 Celebrity Skin
46 Don't Wanna Be Left Out Powderfinger 7/09/1998 Internationalist
49 Malibu Hole 8/09/1998 Celebrity Skin
58 I Don't Like It Pauline Pantsdown 13/09/1998 Single Only
44 The Dope Show Marilyn Manson 14/09/1998 Mechanical Animals
22 Black Friday Grinspoon 21/09/1998 Pushing Buttons EP
97 Black Umbrella Even 28/09/1998 Come Again
1998 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
17 Tainted Love (Live) The Living End 1/10/1998 Single Only
3 Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us) Custard 5/10/1998 Loverama
30 Never There Cake 6/10/1998 Prolonging The Magic
16 Addicted To Bass Josh Abrahams 19/10/1998 Sweet Distorted Holiday
11 Sweetest Thing U2 20/10/1998 The Best Of 1980–1990
10 Save The Day The Living End 25/10/1998 The Living End

Notes

  • #11: 'The Sweetest Thing' - U2: Originally released in 1988 as a B-side to the song 'Where The Streets Have No Name', but re-recorded for their compilation 'The Best Of 1980–1990'.
  • #17: 'Tainted Love (Live)' - The Living End: Originally released as a B-side to the song 'All Torn Down', which charted in the 1999 Hottest 100.
1998 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
27 I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix Regurgitator 1/11/1998 Single Only
95 Tropicalia Beck 2/11/1998 Mutations
64 Come On Spring Antenna 3/11/1998 Installation
90 No Substitute Chef 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
20 Simultaneous Chef 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
96 Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil 3/11/1998 Redneck Wonderland
100 Sich Öffnen Not From There 3/11/1998 Sand On Seven
19 Bubblegoose Wyclef Jean 3/11/1998 Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Soundtrack)
1 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring 9/11/1998 Americana
2 Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee 13/11/1998 Breathing Tornados

Notes

  • #27: 'I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix' - Regurgitator: Originally released as a B-side to the song '! (The Song Formerly Known As)' on a single which was titled 'The Fourth Single From Unit'.


Facts

  • 64 of the songs that charted in the Hottest 100 for 1998 were released within the year of the countdown.
  • The most common month for a song to be released was November 1998, which had 10 songs enter the countdown.
  • The earlist track released was The Offspring's 'Gone Away', which was released on February 4th, 1997.
  • The most recent track to have made the countdown was Ben Lee's 'Cigarettes Will Kill You', which was released on November 13th, 1998.


Adjusted Countdown

This list is an adjusted version of the 1998 Hottest 100 countdown.
This shows what the countdown would have looked like if only songs from 1998 were allowed to chart.

Adjusted Countdown
# Title Artist Date Original
1 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring 9/11/1998 1
2 Cigarettes Will Kill You Ben Lee 13/11/1998 2
3 Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us) Custard 5/10/1998 3
4 Celebrity Skin Hole 1/09/1998 4
5 Got The Life Korn 24/07/1998 5
6 Harpoon Jebediah 22/06/1998 7
7 The Day You Come Powderfinger 10/08/1998 8
8 Heavy Heart You Am I 25/04/1998 9
9 Save The Day The Living End 25/10/1998 10
10 Sweetest Thing U2 20/10/1998 11
11 Doctor Worm They Might Be Giants 11/08/1998 13
12 Addicted To Bass Josh Abrahams 19/10/1998 16
13 Tainted Love (Live) The Living End 1/10/1998 17
14 Bubblegoose Wyclef Jean 3/11/1998 19
15 Simultaneous Chef 3/11/1998 20
16 Black Friday Grinspoon 21/09/1998 22
17 Teardrop Massive Attack 20/04/1998 23
18 Intergalactic Beastie Boys 5/06/1998 25
19 I Like Your Old Remix Better Than Your New Remix Regurgitator 1/11/1998 27
20 Don't You Know Who I Am? Happyland 2/08/1998 28
21 Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley 26/05/1998 29
22 Never There Cake 6/10/1998 30
23 Throw Your Arms Around Me Paul McDermott  March 1998 31
24 Sweater Eskimo Joe April 1998 33
25 One Week Barenaked Ladies 7/07/1998 34
26 Whatareya? TISM 2/06/1998 36
27 Somebody Kill Me Adam Sandler 3/02/1998 39
28 Pure Morning Placebo 3/08/1998 41
29 Teflon Jebediah 23/03/1998 42
30 The Dope Show Marilyn Manson 14/09/1998 44
31 Ava Adore The Smashing Pumpkins 18/05/1998 45
32 Don't Wanna Be Left Out Powderfinger 7/09/1998 46
33 Do The Evolution Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 47
34 Road Rage Catatonia 2/02/1998 48
35 Malibu Hole 8/09/1998 49
36 Given To Fly Pearl Jam 6/01/1998 51
37 I Think I'm Paranoid Garbage 11/05/1998 57
38 I Don't Like It Pauline Pantsdown 13/09/1998 58
39 Cry The Mavis's 22/02/1998 61
40 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 5/06/1998 63
41 Come On Spring Antenna 3/11/1998 64
42 Rumble You Am I 25/04/1998 65
43 No Shelter Rage Against The Machine 19/05/1998 66
44 If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next Manic Street Preachers 24/08/1998 70
45 Hello! Happyland 25/08/1998 71
46 Music Sounds Better With You Stardust 27/07/1998 73
47 Dragula Rob Zombie 25/08/1998 75
48 Shimmer Fuel 31/03/1998 78
49 Bad Old Man Babybird 14/07/1998 80
50 El President (feat. Thom Yorke) Drugstore 20/04/1998 82
51 Now And Then The Superjesus 16/02/1998 83
52 Harpoon Something For Kate 22/06/1998 86
53 Push It Garbage 20/04/1998 87
54 Wishlist Pearl Jam 3/02/1998 88
55 Special Garbage 11/05/1998 89
56 No Substitute Chef 3/11/1998 90
57 The Ballad Of Tom Jones Space 23/02/1998 92
58 Untitled Silverchair 19/05/1998 93
59 Perfect The Smashing Pumpkins 2/06/1998 94
60 Tropicalia Beck 2/11/1998 95
61 Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil 3/11/1998 96
62 Black Umbrella Even 28/09/1998 97
63 Baker Street Foo Fighters 19/01/1998 98
64 Sich Öffnen Not From There 3/11/1998 100



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