Hottest 100, 1999 Volume 7
# Title Artist Time Country
1 These Days Powderfinger 4:15 Australia
2 Weir Killing Heidi 4:05 Australia
3 You Shit Me To Tears The Tenants 2:32 Australia
4 Praise You Fatboy Slim 5:23 England
5 Every You Every Me Placebo 3:34 England
6 The Bad Touch Bloodhound Gang 4:21 USA
7 Guerilla Radio Rage Against The Machine 3:26 USA
8 Nookie Limp Bizkit 4:28 USA
9 Last Kiss Pearl Jam 3:17 USA
10 Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers 3:36 USA
11 Learn To Fly Foo Fighters 3:55 USA
12 When I Grow Up Garbage 3:23 USA
13 What's My Age Again? Blink-182 2:26 USA
14 Mascara Killing Heidi 4:51 Australia
15 Ana's Song (Open Fire) Silverchair 3:42 Australia
16 Freak On A Leash Korn 4:15 USA
17 Falling Away From Me Korn 4:31 USA
18 Theophilus Thistler... An Exercise In Vowels Sonic Animation 3:56 Australia
19 Animal Jebediah 4:28 Australia
20 Exerciser Rhubarb 1:41 Australia
21 Lucky Star Alex Lloyd 4:00 Australia
22 Don't Call Me Baby Madison Avenue 3:47 Australia
23 Right Here, Right Now Fatboy Slim 5:56 England
24 I Try Macy Gray 3:57 USA
25 Already Gone Powderfinger 3:29 Australia
26 Never Had So Much Fun Frenzal Rhomb 2:03 Australia
27 Hey Boy Hey Girl The Chemical Brothers 4:50 England
28 Feet Touch The Ground Jebediah 5:04 Australia
29 Anthem For The Year 2000 Silverchair 4:08 Australia
30 Miss You Love Silverchair 4:01 Australia
31 All The Small Things Blink-182 2:53 USA
32 Heaven Coming Down The Tea Party 4:01 Canada
33 Ready 1 Grinspoon 2:35 Australia
34 You Are Not My Friend Frenzal Rhomb 3:29 Australia
35 Bevan (The Musical) (feat. Tripod) Peter Helliar 4:40 Australia
36 A Hazy Shade Of Winter Bodyjar 2:15 Australia
37 Around The World Red Hot Chili Peppers 3:59 USA
38 Chunky Chunky Air Guitar The Whitlams 3:04 Australia
39 Turn Up Your Stereo Eskimo Joe 3:38 Australia
40 Shazam! Spiderbait 2:04 Australia
41 All Torn Down The Living End 4:09 Australia
42 Ringo (I Feel Like..) Custard 2:40 Australia
43 Emotion Sickness Silverchair 6:02 Australia
44 Electricity Something For Kate 3:51 Australia
45 Enter, Space Capsule Gerling 3:31 Australia
46 The Chemicals Between Us Bush 3:38 England
47 Coffee & TV Blur 5:59 England
48 West End Riot The Living End 3:54 Australia
49 Second Class Citizen Area-7 3:38 Australia
50 Bigger Than Tina I The Fauves 3:17 Australia
51 Army Ben Folds Five 3:24 USA
52 It Won't Last The Cruel Sea 3:22 Australia
53 Sexx Laws Beck 3:40 USA
54 Thank You (For Loving Me At My Worst) The Whitlams 3:59 Australia
55 Perfect Family Diana Ah Naid 3:29 Australia
56 No Leaf Clover Metallica 5:43 USA
57 Tender Blur 7:41 England
58 I Wanna Be A Nudist Regurgitator 2:02 Australia
59 Mutha Fukka On A Motorcycle Machine Gun Fellatio 2:21 Australia
60 Touched VAST 3:58 USA
61 Asleep In Perfection Augie March 4:05 Australia
62 Happiness Regurgitator 3:56 Australia
63 Canned Heat Jamiroquai 5:32 England
64 We're Going Out Tonight Frenzal Rhomb 2:19 Australia
65 Burn To Shine Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals 3:35 USA
66 Turn That Shit Up Testeagles 3:12 Australia
67 Beautiful Stranger Madonna 4:22 USA
68 Good-Day Ray Powderfinger 1:59 Australia
69 Starfuckers, Inc. Nine Inch Nails 5:00 USA
70 Whatever You Want Something For Kate 3:53 Australia
71 Pulled Along By Love The Mutton Birds 4:30 New Zealand
72 Hallways Something For Kate 3:03 Australia
73 Pumping On Your Stereo Supergrass 3:20 England
74 Deeper Water Deadstar 4:25 Australia
75 Some Kind Of Love Song Friendly 3:06 Australia
76 What It's Like Everlast 5:04 USA
77 Sun Is Shining Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe 3:54 Jamaica
78 My Favourite Game The Cardigans 3:37 Sweden
79 Bodyrock Moby 3:37 USA
80 Sing It Back Moloko 4:39 England
81 Nothing Much Happens Ben Lee 3:37 Australia
82 Home Skunkhour 3:19 Australia
83 Hit Song Custard 2:22 Australia
84 Stevie Spiderbait 3:01 Australia
85 Steal My Kisses Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals 4:05 USA
86 Blue Monday Orgy 4:29 USA
87 You Don't Care About Us Placebo 3:58 England
88 Run On Moby 3:45 USA
89 Nice Guys Finish Last Green Day 2:49 USA
90 Stripped Rammstein 4:45 Germany
91 Down Under Pennywise 2:28 USA
92 Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak Macy Gray 3:57 USA
93 Waltz #2 (XO) Elliott Smith 4:40 USA
94 Spray Water On The Stereo Turnstyle 2:32 Australia
95 Order Of Death (Blair Witch Mix) Public Image Ltd 4:49 England
96 Plastic Spiderbait 2:32 Australia
97 The Kids Aren't Alright The Offspring 3:00 USA
98 Every Morning Sugar Ray 3:40 USA
99 Ruby Wednesday Eskimo Joe 1:33 Australia
100 Passenger Powderfinger 4:21 Australia

Facts for 1999

The 1999 Hottest 100 was the seventh annual Hottest 100 countdown since the change of the format which allowed only songs from the previous year to be voted for.

The Countdown

The countdown took place in January of 2000 and featured a mixture of 72 different artists.

The 1999 countdown is notable as the first countdown in which the number of Australian artists overtook the American artists. Since 1999, Australia has remained the dominating country, beating the United States and England in every countdown to date. The record of 52 Australian tracks was equalled again in 2007, although it was beaten in 2014, which featured 59 Australian artists. In keeping with the Australian theme, 1999 marked the first time an all-Australian top 3 has occurred. It again occurred in 2006 when Augie March topped the poll and once more in 2014 when topped by Chet Faker.

Also notable is the fact that Killing Heidi, an independent band discovered by Triple J's independant music program 'Unearthed', reached the #2 position. They were closely followed by The Tenants, who were also an Unearthed band. Until Vance Joy's #1 song 'Riptide' in 2013, this was the highest position that an Unearthed artist had achieved. The then record was again equalled in 2002 by Grinspoon, Missy Higgins in 2004, Art vs. Science in 2009 and Little Red in 2010.

Starting with Gerling's 'Enter, Space Capsule' at #45, and ending with The Whitlams' 'Chunky Chunky Air Guitar' at #38, a run of 8 Australian tracks in a row featured. This is the longest streak of songs that any country had experienced up to that point. The record was again equalled by Australia in 2012.

At #69, Nine Inch Nails featured with their song 'Starfuckers, Inc.'. The song was reportedly inspired by the lyric 'starfucker' in Tori Amos' song 'Professional Widow', of which a remix charted at #98 in the 1996 countdown.

Artists Featured

The best performing bands of the countdown were Powderfinger and Silverchair, who achieved 4 tracks each. Powderfinger managed the highest entry, reaching #1.

Frenzal Rhomb, Something For Kate and Spiderbait all managed to gain 3 tracks each. Frenzal Rhomb managed the highest entry, reaching #26.
16 other artists managed to appear twice in the countdown.

Artists With Multiple Entries

4 Tracks
  • Powderfinger (1, 25, 68, 100)
  • Silverchair (15, 29, 30, 43)
3 Tracks
  • Frenzal Rhomb (26, 34, 64)
  • Something For Kate (44, 70, 72)
  • Spiderbait (40, 84, 96)
2 Tracks
  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (65, 85)
  • Blink-182 (13, 31)
  • Blur (47, 57)
  • Custard (42, 83)
  • Eskimo Joe (39, 99)
  • Fatboy Slim (4, 23)
  • Jebediah (19, 28)
  • Killing Heidi (2, 14)
  • Korn (16, 17)
  • The Living End (41, 48)
  • Macy Gray (24, 92)
  • Moby (79, 88)
  • Placebo (5, 87)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (10, 37)
  • Regurgitator (58, 62)
  • The Whitlams (38, 54)

Countries Featured


The 1999 Hottest 100 featured artists from 8 countries, including 52 from Australia, 31 from the USA and 12 from England.

As stated before, the 1999 Hottest 100 was the first time that Australian entries exceeded the American entries. Australia's 52 placings is a record that was tied with the 2007 countdown until it was beaten in 2014, which featured 59 Australian artists. The 2015 featured Australia with 53 tracks, beating 199 and 2007 to become the second highest amount by a country.

A Note

‘Sun Is Shining’ was a collaboration between Bob Marley and Funkstar De Luxe, who are from Jamaica and Denmark, respectively. However, the track is counted as a Jamaican entry for simplicity.


Countries Represented in the 1999 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 52
Canada 1
England 12
Germany 1
Jamaica 1
New Zealand 1
Sweden 1
USA 31



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