|1||Wish You Well||Bernard Fanning||2:29||Australia|
|2||Catch My Disease||Ben Lee||4:14||Australia|
|3||Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)||Gorillaz||3:41||England|
|4||Best Of You||Foo Fighters||4:16||USA|
|5||DARE (feat. Shaun Ryder)||Gorillaz||4:04||England|
|7||My Doorbell||The White Stripes||4:02||USA|
|8||O Yeah||End Of Fashion||3:00||Australia|
|9||Joker & The Thief||Wolfmother||4:41||Australia|
|10||Do You Want To||Franz Ferdinand||3:35||Scotland|
|12||Computer Camp Love||Datarock||3:07||Norway|
|13||Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx)||Kanye West||3:28||USA|
|15||Flame Trees||Sarah Blasko||5:21||Australia|
|17||Blue Orchid||The White Stripes||2:38||USA|
|18||I Was Only 19||The Herd||4:29||Australia|
|19||Middle Of The Hill||Josh Pyke||2:27||Australia|
|22||Do-Do's & Whoa-Oh's||Kisschasy||3:30||Australia|
|23||Two More Years||Bloc Party||4:27||England|
|24||Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo||Bloodhound Gang||2:52||USA|
|25||The Car Song||The Cat Empire||4:20||Australia|
|27||B.Y.O.B.||System Of A Down||4:16||USA|
|28||Everyday I Love You Less And Less||Kaiser Chiefs||3:38||England|
|30||Concrete Boots||After The Fall||3:35||Australia|
|31||The Special Two||Missy Higgins||4:27||Australia|
|33||Phoenix||The Butterfly Effect||4:06||Australia|
|34||I Predict A Riot||Kaiser Chiefs||3:53||England|
|36||Speed Of Sound||Coldplay||4:48||England|
|38||Sly||The Cat Empire||3:47||Australia|
|41||Dirty Harry (feat. Bootie Brown & The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus)||Gorillaz||3:44||England|
|42||Sweet As Sugar||Grinspoon||3:13||Australia|
|45||Positive Tension||Bloc Party||3:55||England|
|47||Stuff And Nonsense||Missy Higgins||3:31||Australia|
|48||An Honest Mistake||The Bravery||3:40||USA|
|49||What's On Your Radio?||The Living End||3:02||Australia|
|50||I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor||Arctic Monkeys||2:54||England|
|52||America, Fuck Yeah!||DVDA||2:06||USA|
|53||We're All In This Together||Ben Lee||4:39||Australia|
|54||Two Shoes||The Cat Empire||5:13||Australia|
|56||It'5!||Architecture In Helsinki||2:08||Australia|
|57||Radio/Video||System Of A Down||4:13||USA|
|58||Little Sister||Queens Of The Stone Age||2:54||USA|
|59||Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole||Martha Wainwright||3:13||Canada|
|60||All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey||The Dandy Warhols||4:29||USA|
|61||Jesus Of Suburbia||Green Day||9:08||USA|
|63||Divorcee By 23||Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set||3:26||Australia|
|64||Sitting, Waiting, Wishing||Jack Johnson||3:04||USA|
|65||Always Worth It||Sarah Blasko||3:47||Australia|
|67||The Denial Twist||The White Stripes||2:36||USA|
|68||...And We'll Dance On The Ashes Of What's Left||The Beautiful Girls||3:58||Australia|
|69||Jesus I Was Evil||Butterfingers||1:47||Australia|
|70||This Year||The Mountain Goats||3:51||USA|
|71||Better Together||Jack Johnson||3:28||USA|
|72||I'm So Postmodern||The Bedroom Philosopher||5:06||Australia|
|74||The Sound Of White||Missy Higgins||4:52||Australia|
|75||Qué Onda Guero||Beck||3:29||USA|
|76||Hypnotize||System Of A Down||3:09||USA|
|77||First Day Of My Life||Bright Eyes||3:09||USA|
|78||The Fighter||After The Fall||3:56||Australia|
|80||Believe (feat. Kele Okereke)||The Chemical Brothers||7:02||England|
|81||Let's Take The Long Way Home||The Beautiful Girls||3:06||Australia|
|82||Smoke It||The Dandy Warhols||4:06||USA|
|86||Into The Dark||Ben Lee||2:47||Australia|
|87||We Can't Hear You||The Herd||4:18||Australia|
|88||Like Eating Glass||Bloc Party||4:22||England|
|90||Walk Away||Franz Ferdinand||3:36||Scotland|
|93||The Fallen||Franz Ferdinand||3:43||Scotland|
|94||On This Side||Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set||3:45||Australia|
|95||Face Without A Name||Kisschasy||3:07||Australia|
|96||Six Months In A Leaky Boat||Little Birdy||3:53||Australia|
|98||Why Do You Love Me||Garbage||3:54||USA|
|99||Evie, Pt. 1 (Let Your Hair Hang Down)||The Wrights||3:48||Australia|
|100||Party Started||The Cat Empire||3:47||Australia|
The 2005 Hottest 100 was the thirteenth 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 2006 and featured a mixture of 59 different artists which is currently the lowest amount of artists in a single countdown. The countdown was broadcast live from the Sydney Big Day Out festival, which was held on the same day.
2005 also features the distinction of having Wolfmother reach 6 tracks in the countdown. Although Dave Grohl was involved with 10 tracks in 2002 and Jack White reached 6 tracks in 2003, this is the the first time that a band had done so.
The 2005 countdown was won by Bernard Fanning, making him the first person to win the countdown 3 times. He has previously been a winner in 1999 and 2000 with his involvement with Powderfinger. Additionally, Fanning is one of the few #1 placegetters to be a solo performer. In addition to Fanning, Denis Leary (1993), Alex Lloyd (2001), Vance Joy (2013), Chet Faker (2013), and Kendrick Lamar (2017) also topped the chart as a solo performer.
With 'Catch My Disease' at #2, the 2005 Hottest 100 marks the second time that Ben Lee has reached the #2 position.
Gorillaz became the third band to achieve 2 tracks in the top 5. This was done previously by The Offspring in 1994 and Powderfinger in 2000 and was also done by Kings of Leon and MGMT in 2008.
At #11, 'Figjam', by Butterfingers, features a small snippet of the song '77%', by The Herd. In the 2003 countdown, '77%' was voted into #46.
DVDA reached #51 with their song 'America, Fuck Yeah!' from the film 'Team America: World Police'. This is only one of a few movie themes to be voted in. The others being from the movies 'Mission: Impossible' in 1996, 'Mission: Impossible II' in 2000, 'Somersault' in 2004 and the James Bond film 'Quantam Of Solace' in 2008.
At #61, Green Day's track 'Jesus Of Suburbia' becomes the equal longest song in a countdown. At 9:08, it is equal only to Kanye West's 'Runaway' in 2010.
At #72, The Bedroom Philosopher made his first appearance with his song 'I'm So Postmodern'. Similarly, The Herd's appearance with 'I Was Only 19' at #18 was the first time that a track from Triple J's Like A Version sessions made it in. On Wednesday, February 22nd (one day short of 5 weeks after the countdown), The Bedroom Philosopher made an appearance on Like A Version to perform his 'Hottest 100 Acoustic Megamix'. Due to reasons of copyright, it is not available on either the artist's, or Triple J's, websites. However, it was made available on The Bedroom Philosopher's website briefly after the performance. The 'Acoustic Megamix' was a cover of 30 of the songs that had featured in the countdown.
- Ben Folds - 'Bastard' (#89)
- The Dandy Warhols - 'Smoke It' (#82)
- End Of Fashion - 'O Yeah' (#8)
- The Cat Empire - 'The Car Song' (#25)
- Babyshambles - 'Fuck Forever' (#79)
- Coldplay - 'Speed Of Sound' (#36)
- Missy Higgins - 'The Special Two' (#31)
- Kaiser Chiefs - 'Everyday I Love You Less And Less' (#28)
- DVDA - 'America, Fuck Yeah!' (#52)
- The Herd - 'I Was Only 19' (#18)
- Butterfingers - 'Jesus I Was Evil' (#69)
- Martha Wainwright - 'Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole' (#59)
- Josh Pyke - 'Middle Of The Hill' (#19)
- Emilíana Torrini - 'Heartstopper' (#91)
- Kanye West - 'Gold Digger (feat. Jamie Foxx)' (#13)
- Foo Fighters - 'Best Of You' (#4)
- Sarah Blasko - 'Always Worth It' (#65)
- Franz Ferdinand - 'Do You Want To' (#10)
- Gorillaz - 'DARE (feat. Shaun Ryder)' (#5)
- Architecture In Helsinki - 'It'5!' (#56) (Mentioned by name as part of 'DARE'.)
- Gorillaz - 'Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)' (#3)
- Wolfmother - 'Apple Tree' (#16)
- Wolfmother - 'Mind's Eye' (#6)
- Wolfmother - 'Joker & The Thief' (#9)
- Wolfmother - 'White Unicorn' (#84) (Not sung, but the opening music was briefly played.)
- Bernard Fanning - 'Wish You Well' (#1)
- The White Stripes - 'My Doorbell' (#7)
- Beck - 'Girl' (#35)
- Ben Lee - 'Catch My Disease' (#2)
- Scissor Sisters - 'Filthy/Gorgeous' (#83)
At #100, The Cat Empire's 'Party Started' marks the 2nd time that the band has made it to number 100 in a countdown. They previously reached this minor milestone in 2003 and again reached it in the 2011 Australian Albums countdown.
Additionally, 'Party Started' holds the distinction as being the song that put Australia into theleading position for the most entries for a country in a countdown. At the end of the 2004 countdown, Australia and the United States had featured an equal 459 songs each throughout the countdowns. The Cat Empire's appearance tipped Australia into a leading position they have not reliinquished to date.
The countdown also features the moderately rare distinction of having no artists reach consecutive entries. This has also happened in 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Wolfmother managed to perform the best in the countdown, with a record 6 tracks, their best reaching #6. Bloc Party and The Cat Empire each had 4 tracks, their best reaching #23 and #25 respectively.
Ben Lee, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Missy Higgins, System Of A Down and The White Stripes each had 3 tickets, while 14 other artists achieved 2 tracks each.
Artists With Multiple Entries
- Wolfmother (6, 9, 16, 37, 39, 84)
- Bloc Party (23, 40, 45, 88)
- The Cat Empire (25, 38, 54, 100)
- Ben Lee (2, 53, 86)
- Franz Ferdinand (10, 90, 93)
- Gorillaz (3, 5, 41)
- Missy Higgins (31, 47, 74)
- System Of A Down (27, 57, 76)
- The White Stripes (7, 17, 67)
- After The Fall (30, 78)
- Beck (35, 75)
- Ben Folds (55, 89)
- Bernard Fanning (1, 14)
- Butterfingers (11, 69)
- Cog (32, 71)
- Coldplay (26, 36)
- Emiliana Torrini (44, 91)
- Foo Fighters (4, 20)
- Gyroscope (29, 62)
- The Herd (18, 87)
- Kaiser Chiefs (28, 34)
- Kisschasy (22, 95)
- Sarah Blasko (15, 65)
- Chris Cheney (49, 99)
(Once with The Living End and once with The Wrights)
The 2005 Hottest 100 featured artists from 6 countries, which is currently the least amount in a countdown, including 50 from Australia, 30 from the USA and 14 from England.
Notable is the fact that this is the first time that Australia overtook the United States in their respective totals of tracks in all of the countdowns, as indicated by the leaderboard on the right side of the page.
Norway appeared for the first time, with 1 track, which is the same as their effort for their second appearance in 2008.
A Couple Of Notes
‘Feel Good Inc.', at #3, was a collaboration between Gorillaz and De La Soul, who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.
‘Dirty Harry', at #41, was a collaboration between Gorillaz, Bootie Brown, and The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, who are English, American, and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.
Countries Represented in the 2005 Countdown
- 71 Artists
- Wolfmother (6 tracks)
- 6 Countries
- Australia (50 tracks)
- USA (30 tracks)
- England (14 tracks)
- Grinspoon (1 track)
- Missy Higgins (3 tracks)
- 3:53 (3 minutes, 53 seconds)
- Jesus I Was Evil - Butterfingers (1:47)
- Jesus Of Suburbia - Green Day (9:08)
Leaderboard as of 2005