|1||No One Knows||Queens Of The Stone Age||4:39||USA|
|3||London Still||The Waifs||3:45||Australia|
|5||Get Free||The Vines||2:07||Australia|
|6||Rollercoaster||Machine Gun Fellatio||3:33||Australia|
|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|
|16||The Zephyr Song||Red Hot Chili Peppers||3:53||USA|
|18||Toxicity||System Of A Down||3:39||USA|
|19||Highly Evolved||The Vines||1:34||Australia|
|22||Something Borrowed, Something Blue||Ben Lee||4:03||Australia|
|23||Times Like These||Foo Fighters||4:26||USA|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|65||Nobody Likes A Bogan||Area-7||2:21||Australia|
|66||This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers||Augie March||4:30||Australia|
|68||Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song)||Black Rebel Motorcycle Club||4:39||USA|
|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|
|74||I'm A DJ||Sonic Animation||3:41||Australia|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
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
- 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)
- Silverchair (10, 25, 35, 62, 76)
- Queens Of The Stone Age (1, 44, 48, 56, 81)
- Foo Fighters (11, 13, 23, 55)
- Grinspoon (2, 14, 15, 47)
- The Vines (5, 19, 21, 30)
- 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)
- 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)
The 2002 Hottest 100 featured artists from 6 countries, including 50 from Australia, 31 from the USA and 16 from England. Thiis is currently the lowest amount of countries represented in a countdown, with the same amount being present in the 2017 poll.
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
- 62 Artists
- Dave Grohl (10 tracks)
- 6 Countries
- Australia (50 tracks)
- USA (31 tracks)
- England (16 tracks)
- Grinspoon (4 tracks)
- 3:50 (3 minutes, 50 seconds)
- Highly Evolved - The Vines (1:34)
- Star Guitar - The Chemical Brothers (6:27)
Leaderboard as of 2002