Hottest 100, 2007 Volume 15
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Knights Of Cydonia Muse 6:07 England
2 Straight Lines Silverchair 4:18 Australia
3 On Call Kings Of Leon 3:24 USA
4 Better Than The John Butler Trio 3:29 Australia
5 This Heart Attack Faker 3:48 Australia
6 The Pretender Foo Fighters 4:33 USA
7 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Alive 2007 Radio Edit) Daft Punk 3:34 France
8 Hang Me Up To Dry Cold War Kids 3:39 USA
9 I'll Kill Her Soko 3:53 France
10 Don't Fight It The Panics 5:01 Australia
11 Vitriol Bluejuice 2:29 Australia
12 Let's Dance To Joy Division The Wombats 3:11 England
13 Ruby Kaiser Chiefs 3:25 England
14 Ice Cream Muscles 3:29 Australia
15 Lost And Running Powderfinger 3:42 Australia
16 Snakeskin Gyroscope 4:10 Australia
17 Paper Planes M.I.A. 3:25 England
18 My People The Presets 4:31 Australia
19 Heart It Races Architecture In Helsinki 3:15 Australia
20 Stronger Kanye West 5:12 USA
21 The Salmon Dance (feat. Fatlip) The Chemical Brothers 3:40 England
22 Used To Get High The John Butler Trio 4:29 Australia
23 Icky Thump The White Stripes 4:15 USA
24 Hunting For Witches Bloc Party 3:32 England
25 We Get Around Urthboy 3:50 Australia
26 Recapturing The Vibe Restrung (Medley) Hilltop Hoods 3:15 Australia
27 Just A Song About Ping Pong Operator Please 2:18 Australia
28 Lazy Eye Silversun Pickups 5:54 USA
29 Real Love Regina Spektor 3:15 USA
30 If You Keep Losing Sleep Silverchair 3:21 Australia
31 Wasted Angus & Julia Stone 3:44 Australia
32 Opinions Won't Keep You Warm At Night Kisschasy 3:05 Australia
33 Fans Kings Of Leon 3:36 USA
34 1234 Feist 3:06 Canada
35 D.A.N.C.E Justice 4:02 France
36 Hold Music Architecture In Helsinki 3:55 Australia
37 Hospital Beds Cold War Kids 4:39 USA
38 I Thought About You The Beautiful Girls 3:13 Australia
39 Hearts On Fire Cut Copy 4:53 Australia
40 I Still Remember Bloc Party 4:24 England
41 Dashboard Modest Mouse 4:06 USA
42 Back In Your Head Tegan And Sara 3:00 Canada
43 Superstar (feat. Matthew Santos) Lupe Fiasco 4:49 USA
44 Teenagers My Chemical Romance 2:42 USA
45 The Beast Angus & Julia Stone 3:50 Australia
46 Tie Up My Hands British India 3:33 Australia
47 What If Cog 4:19 Australia
48 Flux Bloc Party 3:38 England
49 Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys 2:58 England
50 So Many Nights The Cat Empire 3:31 Australia
51 Peachy Missy Higgins 2:40 Australia
52 Spray On Pants Kisschasy 3:47 Australia
53 Steer Missy Higgins 3:51 Australia
54 Golden Skans Klaxons 2:46 England
55 Good Excuse The John Butler Trio 3:27 Australia
56 Better People Xavier Rudd 3:07 Australia
57 Into The Galaxy Midnight Juggernauts 4:55 Australia
58 Invincible Muse 5:00 England
59 Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis 3:35 Scotland
60 Charmer Kings Of Leon 2:57 USA
61 Wayside Birds Of Tokyo 4:30 Australia
62 No Longer There The Cat Empire 3:56 Australia
63 The Only Way Karnivool 4:55 Australia
64 Australia The Shins 3:57 USA
65 Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors Editors 4:58 England
66 I Don't Remember Powderfinger 3:42 Australia
67 Rehab (feat. Jay-Z) (Remix) Amy Winehouse 3:53 England
68 Penny On The Train Track Ben Kweller 4:28 USA
69 Pogo Digitalism 3:47 Germany
70 The Con Tegan And Sara 3:29 Canada
71 Reach The Butterfly Effect 4:57 Australia
72 Down The Line José González 3:11 Sweden
73 Black Tattoo Grinspoon 2:50 Australia
74 Run The Red Light British India 3:39 Australia
75 Shoot The Runner Kasabian 3:27 England
76 Sweaty Muscles 4:16 Australia
77 Get What You Want Operator Please 3:49 Australia
78 Brianstorm Arctic Monkeys 2:50 England
79 Lines On Palms Josh Pyke 3:03 Australia
80 Reflections Of A Sound Silverchair 4:09 Australia
81 No Cars Go Arcade Fire 5:44 Canada
82 Long Road To Ruin Foo Fighters 3:45 USA
83 Pleased To Meet You Wolfmother 4:44 Australia
84 Do It Again (feat. Ali Love) The Chemical Brothers 5:33 England
85 Down Boy Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3:55 USA
86 Tombstone Midnight Juggernauts 4:05 Australia
87 Eliza Jackson Jackson 6:00 Australia
88 The Message The Cops 4:13 Australia
89 Sick, Sick, Sick Queens Of The Stone Age 3:35 USA
90 When The Lights Went Down Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set 3:22 Australia
91 Sew My Name Josh Pyke 3:16 Australia
92 Sun Dirt Water The Waifs 3:38 Australia
93 Dr Love The Bumblebeez 4:17 Australia
94 Jigsaw Falling Into Place Radiohead 4:09 England
95 Samson Regina Spektor 3:11 USA
96 Love Me Like The World Is Ending Ben Lee 3:47 Australia
97 Forever Song Josh Pyke 2:51 Australia
98 The Heinrich Maneuver Interpol 3:29 USA
99 Tick Tick Boom The Hives 3:25 Sweden
100 Wild Strawberries Pnau 3:55 Australia
101 Foundations Kate Nash 4:05 England

Facts for 2007

The 2007 Hottest 100 was the fifteenth 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 2008 and featured a mixture of 74 different artists. Over 700,000 votes were counted in the countdown.

The 2007 countdown was marred by a small amount of controversy when the winning song was announced. Muse's 'Knights Of Cydonia' was originally released as a single in June 2006, while their album 'Black Holes And Revelations' came out in July of the same year.
Occasionally in the past, songs have charted in a different year to their release, for example, if the single is released in the year prior to the album, or vice versa. However, this was the first time the winning song was entirely released in a year different to the countdown.
It is entirely possible that the reason for the song's inclusion in the 2007 list was due to it's appearance in the video game 'Guitar Hero: III'. The game, which was released in late November 2007, only a few weeks before voting began, exposed the song to a larger audience, gained immense popularity and may have been the driving force behind the song's victory in the countdown. The song had also experienced a large following in the JTV and Super Request charts throughout 2007, which may have also explained why Triple J decided to allow a song released so long ago onto their voting list for 2007.

2007 is also notable as being the closest countdown ever. There were only 13 votes seperating Muse's 'Knights Of Cydnonia' and Silverchair's 'Straight Lines'.

During the announcement of the top 5, Nathan Hudson from Faker was present as they were announced to have made #5 with 'This Heart Attack'. Triple J presenter Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall mentioned that the band were last in the Hottest 100 in 2005 when their song 'Hurricane' made #25. In fact, the song actually made #21.
Similarly, when Silverchair were announced to have reached #2 with 'Straight Lines', Daniel Johns was present for an interview. McDougall mentioned that 'Straight Lines' was their 16th song to chart in a Hottest 100, when in fact, it was their 17th.

The countdown was also the first time that the same song was featured in the list twice, albeit in a remixed form. At #7, a live version Daft Punk's 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' made the list, while at #20, Kanye West's 'Stronger', which features heavily remixed portions of the Daft Punk song, made the list as well.

'Recapturing The Vibe', by Hilltop Hoods featured in the Hottest 100 for the second time in a row. It featured as a live 'restrung' version this year at #26, while it featured in its original form the year before at #77.

For the first time since the 1991 All Time Countdown, announcers mentioned a song that did not make the countdown. At #101, Kate Nash's 'Foundations' charted. The following years have seen Richard Kingsmill, the Triple J music director, release the positions for tracks #101 to #200. (The data and facts on this page only factor in the the information for the first 100 songs.)

2007 is, so far, the second of only 2 countdowns to not feature 2 or more entries by a single artist in the top 20. The only other countdown to do this is 1993.

The countdown also features the moderately rare distinction of having no artists reach consecutive entries. This has also happened in 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2010.

Artists Featured

Bloc Party, The John Butler Trio, Josh Pyke, Kings Of Leon, Silverchair and Harry James Angus (through work with The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson) all reached 3 tracks each, with Silverchair performing the best, their highest track reaching #2.
18 other artists achieved 2 tracks each.

Artists With Multiple Entries

3 Tracks
  • Bloc Party (24, 40, 48)
  • The John Butler Trio (4, 22, 55)
  • Josh Pyke (79, 91, 97)
  • Kings Of Leon (3, 33, 60)
  • Silverchair (2, 30, 80)

  • Harry James Angus (50, 62, 87)
    (Twice with The Cat Empire, once with Jackson Jackson)
2 Tracks
  • Angus And Julia Stone (31, 45)
  • Architecture In Helsinki (19, 36)
  • Arctic Monkeys (49, 78)
  • British India (46, 74)
  • The Cat Empire (50, 62)
  • The Chemical Brothers (21, 84)
  • Cold War Kids (8, 37)
  • Foo Fighters (6, 82)
  • Kisschasy (32, 52)
  • Midnight Juggernauts (57, 86)
  • Missy Higgins (51, 53)
  • Muscles (14, 76)
  • Muse (1, 58)
  • Operator Please (27, 77)
  • Powderfinger (15, 66)
  • Regina Spektor (29, 95)
  • Tegan And Sara (42, 70)

  • Ian Kenny (61, 63)
    (Once with Birds Of Tokyo, once with Karnivool)

Countries Featured


The 2007 Hottest 100 featured artists from 8 countries, including 52 from Australia, 20 from the USA and 17 from England.
Australia's 52 tracks were equal to 1999 as the highest amount of Australian tracks in the countdown until it was beaten in 2014, which featured 59 Australian artists. The 2015 featured Australia with 53 tracks, beating 1999 and 2007 to become the second highest amount by a country. The 20 tracks the USA contributed was lowest amount by the country in any countdown until 2014 and 2015 when they only achieved 15.

A Couple Of Notes

‘The Salmon Dance', at #21, was a collaboration between The Chemical Brothers and Fatlip who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Rehab', at #67, was a collaboration between Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z, who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.


Countries Represented in the 2007 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 52
Canada 4
England 17
France 3
Germany 1
Scotland 1
Sweden 2
USA 20

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