Hottest 100, 2003 Volume 11
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Are You Gonna Be My Girl? Jet 3:34 Australia
2 Hey Ya! Outkast 3:55 USA
3 Seven Nation Army The White Stripes 3:52 USA
4 (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind Powderfinger 3:21 Australia
5 Clocks (Röyksopp Trembling Heart Mix) Coldplay 5:46 England
6 Hello The Cat Empire 3:44 Australia
7 Sunsets Powderfinger 3:52 Australia
8 Zebra The John Butler Trio 3:57 Australia
9 The Nosebleed Section Hilltop Hoods 3:40 Australia
10 Love Your Way Powderfinger 4:31 Australia
11 Déjà Vu Something For Kate 4:26 Australia
12 Lighthouse The Waifs 3:18 Australia
13 We Used To Be Friends The Dandy Warhols 3:20 USA
14 The Hardest Button To Button The White Stripes 3:33 USA
15 I Love Work Butterfingers 4:13 Australia
16 Relapse Little Birdy 3:38 Australia
17 Taylor Jack Johnson 3:59 USA
18 Diamonds On The Inside Ben Harper 4:27 USA
19 Rollover DJ Jet 3:17 Australia
20 Feeler Pete Murray 3:38 Australia
21 Armies Against Me Epicure 5:11 Australia
22 Fortune Faded Red Hot Chili Peppers 3:21 USA
23 Who's Gonna Save Us? The Living End 3:21 Australia
24 The Horizon Has Been Defeated Jack Johnson 2:33 USA
25 Baby Blue Little Birdy 4:01 Australia
26 Russell Crowe's Band Frenzal Rhomb 1:12 Australia
27 There's Always Someone Cooler Than You Ben Folds 4:16 USA
28 Danger! High Voltage Electric Six 3:35 USA
29 With My Own Two Hands Ben Harper 4:35 USA
30 The Bitter End Placebo 3:11 England
31 Time Is Running Out Muse 3:56 England
32 The Last High The Dandy Warhols 4:47 USA
33 Gay Bar Electric Six 2:21 USA
34 Everyone Deserves Music Michael Franti & Spearhead 4:36 USA
35 Plastic Loveless Letter Magic Dirt 3:49 Australia
36 Just Because Jane's Addiction 3:52 USA
37 Days Like These The Cat Empire 4:08 Australia
38 Everytime Butterfingers 4:23 Australia
39 Coming Home Alex Lloyd 3:06 Australia
40 Times Like These Jack Johnson 2:22 USA
41 Blackbird The Beautiful Girls 3:56 Australia
42 Stockholm Syndrome Muse 4:59 England
43 12:51 The Strokes 2:33 USA
44 Dumb Enough Hilltop Hoods 4:02 Australia
45 Weak And Powerless A Perfect Circle 3:15 USA
46 77% The Herd 4:43 Australia
47 Bomb The World Michael Franti & Spearhead 4:29 USA
48 There There. (The Boney King Of Nowhere.) Radiohead 5:24 England
49 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.) Radiohead 3:19 England
50 Fisherman's Daughter The Waifs 4:44 Australia
51 Sista (Live) The John Butler Trio 4:08 Australia
52 Just Pretend The Bens 2:59 USA
53 Feeling This Blink-182 2:55 USA
54 Let Me Be Xavier Rudd 4:14 Australia
55 Greed For Your Love Missy Higgins 4:10 Australia
56 Franco Un-American NOFX 2:26 USA
57 Work It Missy Elliott 4:24 USA
58 The Leaving Song Pt. II AFI 3:33 USA
59 So Entertaining Gus & Frank 3:45 Australia
60 Watch Out Boys Magic Dirt 3:23 Australia
61 St. Anger Metallica 7:21 USA
62 Music The Beautiful Girls 3:32 Australia
63 Song For A Sleepwalker Something For Kate 3:54 Australia
64 Step Into My Office, Baby Belle & Sebastian 4:12 Scotland
65 Something White & Sigmund Andromeda 4:04 Australia
66 Tabloid Magazine The Living End 3:21 Australia
67 Lovesong Amiel 3:31 Australia
68 One Second Of Insanity The Butterfly Effect 2:22 Australia
69 Hysteria Muse 3:48 England
70 The Outsider A Perfect Circle 4:06 USA
71 Girl's Not Grey AFI 3:12 USA
72 Running Up That Hill Placebo 4:57 England
73 Life Sentence Epicure 4:50 Australia
74 Look Good In Leather Cody ChesnuTT 3:57 USA
75 The Seed (2.0) (feat. Cody ChesnuTT) The Roots 4:28 USA
76 Rockin' Rocks Powderfinger 3:04 Australia
77 Stumblin' Powderfinger 3:46 Australia
78 Who's Ya Daddy? Gerling 3:46 Australia
79 Milkshake Kelis 3:03 USA
80 Satisfaction Benny Benassi 6:29 Italy
81 The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips) The Chemical Brothers 4:48 England
82 Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula) Basement Jaxx 4:42 England
83 Reptilia The Strokes 3:42 USA
84 We Don't Play Guitars (feat. Peaches) Chicks On Speed 4:23 Germany
85 Pass That Dutch Missy Elliott 3:41 USA
86 Lines Pete Murray 3:17 Australia
87 Move Your Feet Junior Senior 3:00 Denmark
88 Voices In My Head Machine Gun Fellatio 3:28 Australia
89 Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine The White Stripes 3:18 USA
90 Break It (Down James Brown) Offcutts 2:35 Australia
91 Vampire Racecourse The Sleepy Jackson 3:12 Australia
92 Doctor, Doctor Gyroscope 2:48 Australia
93 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself The White Stripes 2:47 USA
94 In The Cold, Cold Night The White Stripes 2:58 USA
95 Special Needs Placebo 5:16 England
96 Man Of Constant Sorrow Skeewiff 5:37 England
97 Growing On Me The Darkness 3:40 England
98 Out Of Time Blur 3:52 England
99 Inertiatic ESP The Mars Volta 4:24 USA
100 The Chariot The Cat Empire 5:34 Australia

Facts for 2003

The 2003 Hottest 100 was the eleventh 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 2004 and featured a mixture of 63 different artists, which is currently the third least variety in a Hottest 100, being beaten by the 2002 and 2005 countdowns.

The countdown is notable for having Powderfinger become the first band to have three tracks reach the top 10, with '(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind', 'Sunsets' and 'Love Your Way' reaching numbers 4, 7 and 10 respectively.

Jack White is notable as having 6 tracks of his reach the countdown. Five came from his usual work with The White Stripes, one coming from his collaboration with Electric Six with their track 'Danger! High Voltage', and another coming from a very brief vocal collaboration to Electric Six's 'Gay Bar'. However, Jack White's participation in these tracks was met with speculation.
Officially, the name of the performer of the secondary vocals in the credits for the song is John S. O'Leary, and White's appearance was denied by both the band and White himself. However, in addition to numerous professional music critics suspecting John S. O'Leary was a pseudonym for White, Dick Valentine, lead singer for Electric Six, confirmed in interviews that Jack White did indeed perform on the track.

Frenzal Rhomb's track 'Russell Crowe's Band', at #26, is currently the shortest song to ever appear in a Hottest 100. The band which Frenzal Rhomb are referring to in the song, 'TOFOG' ('30 Odd Foot Of Grunt', but now called 'The Ordinary Fear Of God'), have never placed in a Hottest 100.

At #65, the band Andromeda featured with their track 'Something White & Sigmund'. At the time of the countdown, the band were simply known as 'Andromeda', however, after aiming to avoid confusion with a Swedish band of the same name, the band lengthened their name in 2004 to 'Love Outside Andromeda'.

At #75, The Roots featured with their track 'The Seed (2.0)', which features musician Cody ChesnuTT. This track is a cover of the song 'The Seed' from Cody ChesnuTT's album 'The Headphone Masterpiece'. Cody ChesnuTT also appears at #74 with his song 'Look Good In Leather' from the same album.

At #96, Skeewiff featured with their track 'Man Of Constant Sorrow'. It is a remix of a track from the 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' soundtrack, and was originally titled 'O Skeewiff Where Art Thou'. Many sources, such as the Hottest 100 CD release for 2003, refer to the track as 'Man Of Constant Sorrow (Skeewiff Remix)', by The Soggy Bottom Boys, the name of the band who perform the song in the film.

At #100, The Cat Empire's 'The Chariot' marks the 1st time that the band has made it to number 100 in a countdown. They again reached this minor milestone in 2005 and the 2011 Australian Albums countdown.

Yet again, the countdown ended with a comical finish when Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson announced that the winning track was 'What About Me?', by 'Australian Idol' runner-up Shannon Noll. After playing a portion of the song, the announcers stopped the song and announced the real winner.
Ironically in 2008, 'Neopolitan Dreams', a track by Australian Idol runner-up Lisa Mitchell, charted at #91. Then, in 2016, Paces featured with a cover of L D R U's 'Keeping Score', which featured vocals from Guy Sebastian. Guy Sebastian was in fact the winner of the inaugural Australian Idol season, and was the artist to whom Shannon Noll lost to.

Artists Featured

The most successful artist of the year was Jack White, who managed to appear in 6 tracks with The White Stripes and Electric Six, his best reaching #3. The White Stripes and Powderfinger also appeared 5 times, with Powderfinger performing the best, their highest reaching #4.
The Cat Empire, Jack Johnson, Muse and Placebo each managed 3 tracks, while 24 other artists managed to get 2 tracks.

Artists With Multiple Entries

6 Tracks
  • Jack White (3, 14, 28, 89, 93, 94)
    (Five times with The White Stripes and once with Electric Six)
5 Tracks
  • Powderfinger (4, 7, 10, 76, 77)
  • The White Stripes (3, 14, 89, 93, 94)
3 Tracks
  • The Cat Empire (6, 37, 100)
  • Jack Johnson (17, 24, 40)
  • Muse (31, 42, 69)
  • Placebo (30, 72, 95)
2 Tracks
  • A Perfect Circle (45, 70)
  • AFI (58, 71)
  • The Beautiful Girls (41, 62)
  • Ben Harper (18, 29)
  • Butterfingers (15, 38)
  • The Dandy Warhols (13, 32)
  • Electric Six (28, 33)
  • Epicure (21, 73)
  • Hilltop Hoods (9, 44)
  • Jet (1, 19)
  • The John Butler Trio (8, 51)
  • Little Birdy (16, 25)
  • The Living End (23, 66)
  • Magic Dirt (35, 60)
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead (34, 47)
  • Missy Elliott (57, 85)
  • Pete Murray (20, 86)
  • Radiohead (48, 49)
  • Something For Kate (11, 62)
  • The Strokes (43, 83)
  • The Waifs (12, 50)

  • Ben Folds (27, 52)
    (Once solo and once with The Bens)
  • Cody ChesnuTT (74, 75)
    (Once solo and once with The Roots)
  • Flea (2, 99)
    (Once with Red Hot Chili Peppers and once with The Mars Volta)

Countries Featured


The 2003 Hottest 100 featured artists from 7 countries, including 47 from Australia, 35 from the USA and 14 from England.

A Couple Of Notes

‘The Golden Path'', at #81, was a collaboration between The Chemical Brothers and The Flaming Lips, who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Good Luck'', at #82, was a collaboration between Baement Jaxx and Lisa Kekaula, who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘We Don't Play Guitars'', at #84, was a collaboration between Chicks On Speed and Peaches, who are German and Canadian, respectively. However, the track is counted as a German entry for simplicity.
Chicks On Speed are in fact a band made of 7 members from 5 countries, including Australia, Estonia, Israel, Germany and the United States. However, since the band was formed in Germany, it is counted a German band.


Countries Represented in the 2003 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 47
Denmark 1
England 13
Germany 1
Italy 1
Scotland 1
USA 36



Site Design is © 2011 Nova all rights reserved. Luiszuno.com