Hottest 100, 2002 Volume 10
# Title Artist Time Country
1 No One Knows Queens Of The Stone Age 4:39 USA
2 Chemical Heart Grinspoon 4:40 Australia
3 London Still The Waifs 3:45 Australia
4 Karma 1200 Techniques 4:19 Australia
5 Get Free The Vines 2:07 Australia
6 Rollercoaster Machine Gun Fellatio 3:33 Australia
7 Lose Yourself Eminem 5:20 USA
8 Pussy Town Machine Gun Fellatio 2:59 Australia
9 By The Way Red Hot Chili Peppers 3:38 USA
10 The Greatest View Silverchair 4:05 Australia
11 The One Foo Fighters 2:44 USA
12 You Know You're Right Nirvana 3:38 USA
13 All My Life Foo Fighters 4:25 USA
14 Lost Control Grinspoon 3:30 Australia
15 No Reason Grinspoon 3:50 Australia
16 The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers 3:53 USA
17 Without Me Eminem 4:50 USA
18 Toxicity System Of A Down 3:39 USA
19 Highly Evolved The Vines 1:34 Australia
20 Cochise Audioslave 3:42 USA
21 Outtathaway The Vines 3:03 Australia
22 Something Borrowed, Something Blue Ben Lee 4:03 Australia
23 Times Like These Foo Fighters 4:26 USA
24 Keep Fishin' Weezer 2:54 USA
25 Without You Silverchair 5:18 Australia
26 6.66 Salmon Hater 1:57 Australia
27 Home Is Where The Heart Is The John Butler Trio 3:06 Australia
28 I Am Mine Pearl Jam 3:36 USA
29 Carry On Motor Ace 4:55 Australia
30 Ms. Jackson The Vines 3:35 Australia
31 One In A Million Bodyjar 2:57 Australia
32 Release george 3:42 Australia
33 Hate To Say I Told You So The Hives 3:22 Sweden
34 Comfort Me Pacifier 3:19 New Zealand
35 Luv Your Life Silverchair 4:30 Australia
36 Here Comes September Waikiki 3:34 Australia
37 Aerials System Of A Down 3:58 USA
38 The Bold And The Beautiful The Drugs 3:13 Australia
39 In My Place Coldplay 3:49 England
40 Fall For You The Whitlams 3:48 Australia
41 What's The Deal? 28 Days 3:21 Australia
42 Don't Mug Yourself The Streets 2:40 England
43 Breaking It Slowly george 4:02 Australia
44 God Is In The Radio Queens Of The Stone Age 6:05 USA
45 Punk's Not Dead Darren Hanlon 3:21 Australia
46 Rock Star N*E*R*D 4:20 USA
47 1000 Miles Grinspoon 2:21 Australia
48 Go With The Flow Queens Of The Stone Age 3:07 USA
49 What's Golden Jurassic 5 3:11 USA
50 You Give Me Something Jamiroquai 3:20 England
51 Down River The Wilcannia Mob 2:37 Australia
52 One Said To The Other The Living End 3:32 Australia
53 Get Me Off Basement Jaxx 4:50 England
54 Do It With Madonna The Androids 3:49 Australia
55 Disenchanted Lullaby Foo Fighters 4:33 USA
56 First It Giveth Queens Of The Stone Age 3:18 USA
57 Love Foolosophy Jamiroquai 3:46 England
58 Hitting The Ground (feat. PJ Harvey) Gordon Gano 3:00 USA
59 Take It Slow Machine Gun Fellatio 3:49 Australia
60 A Little Less Conversation Elvis vs. JXL 3:33 USA
61 We Are All Made Of Stars Moby 4:33 USA
62 Across The Night Silverchair 5:37 Australia
63 Say Something Something For Kate 2:52 Australia
64 Shot Shot Gomez 2:26 England
65 Nobody Likes A Bogan Area-7 2:21 Australia
66 This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers Augie March 4:30 Australia
67 New Technology Waikiki 3:01 Australia
68 Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 4:39 USA
69 Clocks Coldplay 5:08 England
70 Bucket Bong Frenzal Rhomb 2:32 Australia
71 Do Your Thing (feat. Elliot May) Basement Jaxx 4:41 England
72 Show Me How To Live Audioslave 4:38 USA
73 Dope Noise Weezer 2:17 USA
74 I'm A DJ Sonic Animation 3:41 Australia
75 Dy-Na-Mi-Tee Ms. Dynamite 3:39 England
76 World Upon Your Shoulders Silverchair 4:37 Australia
77 Has It Come To This? The Streets 4:04 England
78 Something To Talk About Badly Drawn Boy 3:41 England
79 Who Put The Devil In You You Am I 3:22 Australia
80 Highway One The Waifs 5:07 Australia
81 You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire Queens Of The Stone Age 3:13 USA
82 Strawberry Fields Forever Ben Harper 4:27 USA
83 Take Me Away 28 Days 3:39 Australia
84 Little By Little Oasis 4:53 England
85 Star Guitar The Chemical Brothers 6:27 England
86 Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem 4:58 USA
87 Innervision System Of A Down 2:35 USA
88 Everything's Gone Bad The Fergusons 3:50 Australia
89 Purple Haze Groove Armada 4:04 England
90 Silent Sigh Badly Drawn Boy 4:45 England
91 Being Followed Rocket Science 3:52 Australia
92 Called Antiskeptic 3:23 Australia
93 A Sorta Fairytale Tori Amos 5:30 USA
94 Arse Huggin' Pants Spiderbait 5:07 Australia
95 She Wears A Mask Machine Translations 3:15 Australia
96 Lies The Waifs 4:14 Australia
97 Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) U2 4:40 Ireland
98 Shock (Living Without You) Cartman 3:58 Australia
99 Too Drunk To Drive Bodyjar 3:38 Australia
100 A Rush Of Blood To The Head Coldplay 5:51 England

Facts for 2002

The 2002 Hottest 100 was the tenth 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 2003 and featured a mixture of 62 different artists, which is currently the second least variety in a Hottest 100, second only to the 2005 countdown. Over 600,000 votes were counted in the countdown.

The 2002 countdown is most notable for the record number of appearances by Dave Grohl. In 2002, in addition to his usual work with the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl was the current drummer for Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as being involved with a previously unreleased track by Nirvana. He managed to appear in the countdown 10 times, which is a record for any single artist in a countdown.

Additionally, the 2002 countdown is the second of only two to feature artists gaining three consecutive tracks. It is yet to be done with the same band for all three tracks, however, Dave Grohl scored three entries in a row with his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana, featuring at positions #11 through #13.
This was also done 4 years prior with Quan Yeomans featuring 3 times in a row due to his work with Regurgitator and Happyland.

Grinspoon became the second band who were Unearthed by Triple J to achieve the #2 position. The then-record high was set in 1999 by Killing Heidi and was again equalled by Missy Higgins in 2004, Art vs. Science in 2009 and Little Red in 2010. The record was broken however, when Vance Joy reached #1 with 'Riptide' in 2013.

At #26, the band Salmon Hater appeared with their song '6.66'. In fact, originally, Salmon Hater were a band created by breakfast show hosts Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson following a promotion for the Triple J program 'Three Hours Of Power' (now known as 'Full Metal Racket'). Adam Spencer was asked his favourite metal band and created the name Salmon Hater on a whim, noting that his favourite track was '6.66 - One Hundredth Of The Number Of The Beast'. The name was an amalgamation of Spencer's love of mathematics, and the Iron Maiden song 'The Number Of The Beast.'
A couple of days later, a listener created a song for Spencer and Anderson, who then embarked on a campaign to rig the Hottest 100, for which voting was soon to be closing at the time, and get Salmon Hater and their track to #1.

At #34, the band Pacifier charted with their song 'Comfort Me'. They had previously appeared in the 2000 countdown under the name Shihad. The band, who had taken their name from the Frank Herbet novel, and later movie, 'Dune', changed their name in response to the similarities of their name and the word 'jihad', which rose to prominence after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

At #58, Gordon Gano, of Violent Femmes fame, and musician PJ Harvey collaborated on a track from Gano's solo album, named 'Hitting The Ground'. Gano's solo album (also named 'Hitting The Ground') featured songs written by Gano, but performed by other artists. The titular track was included twice, once featuring PJ Harvey on vocals and once featuring Gano on vocals. Due to this, various sources refer to the version with PJ Harvey, the version that charted here, as a PJ Harvey solo song. However, it should be correctly referred to as a Gordan Gano song, with contributions by PJ Harvey.

The countdown also features the youngest artists to feature in a countdown. At #51, 'Down River' is a song by The Wilcannia Mob, who were discovered through a children's music workshop in Wilcannia, New South Wales. The group features 5 young boys, Buddy Blair, 12, Keith Dutton and Wally Ebsworth, both 13, and Colroy Johnson and Lendal King, both 10. This makes Colroy Johnson and Lendal King the youngest artists to appear in a countdown to date.

The 2002 countdown again featured a comical finish when the announcers of the #1 song tried to again fool listeners by playing Nelly's 'Hot In Herre' in place of the number 1 track. After playing approximately 3 quarters of the track, the announcers stopped the song, broke the CD and announced the correct song.

Artists Featured

The most successful artist of the year was undoubtedly Dave Grohl, who managed to achieve a record 10 tracks through his work with Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters and Nirvana, his highest reaching #1.
The next best were Queens Of The Stone Age and Silverchair reaching 5 tracks each, their best reaching #1 and #10 respectively.

Foo Fighters, Grinspoon and The Vines reached 4 tracks each, while Coldplay, Eminem, Machine Gun Fellatio, System Of A Down and The Waifs achieved 3 tracks each.
7 other artists reached 2 tracks each.

Artists With Multiple Entries

10 Tracks
  • Dave Grohl (1, 11, 12, 13, 23, 44, 48, 55, 56, 81)
    (Five times with Queens Of The Stone Age, four with Foo Fighters and once with Nirvana)
5 Tracks
  • Silverchair (10, 25, 35, 62, 76)
  • Queens Of The Stone Age (1, 44, 48, 56, 81)
4 Tracks
  • Foo Fighters (11, 13, 23, 55)
  • Grinspoon (2, 14, 15, 47)
  • The Vines (5, 19, 21, 30)
3 Tracks
  • Coldplay (39, 69, 100)
  • Eminem (7, 17, 86)
  • Machine Gun Fellatio (6, 8, 59)
  • System Of A Down (18, 37, 87)
  • The Waifs (3, 80, 96)
2 Tracks
  • Audioslave (20, 72)
  • Basement Jaxx (53, 71)
  • george (32, 43)
  • Jamiroquai (50, 57)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (9, 16)
  • Waikiki (36, 67)
  • Weezer (24, 73)

Countries Featured


The 2002 Hottest 100 featured artists from 6 countries, including 50 from Australia, 31 from the USA and 16 from England.

A Couple Of Notes

‘A Little Less Conversation', at #60, was a collaboration between Elvis Presley and JXL, who are American and Dutch, respectively. However, the track is counted as an American entry for simplicity.

‘Hitting The Ground', at #58, was a collaboration between Gordan Gano and PJ Harvey, who are American and English, respectively. However, the track is counted as an American entry for simplicity. The track could be considered either, as the track was written by, and appears on Gordon Gano's own album, however the track was performed mostly by PJ Harvey, who imitates Gano during the track.


Countries Represented in the 2002 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 50
England 16
Ireland 1
New Zealand 1
Sweden 1
USA 31



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