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|1||Sex On Fire||Kings Of Leon||3:24||USA|
|3||Use Somebody||Kings Of Leon||3:54||USA|
|4||Walking On A Dream||Empire Of The Sun||3:19||Australia|
|6||Talk Like That||The Presets||3:44||Australia|
|7||The Festival Song (feat. 360 & Hailey Cramer)||Pez||4:22||Australia|
|8||This Boy's In Love||The Presets||4:12||Australia|
|9||That's Not My Name||The Ting Tings||5:06||England|
|11||My Delirium||Ladyhawke||4:15||New Zealand|
|13||The King Is Dead||The Herd||4:12||Australia|
|14||No Sex For Ben||The Rapture||4:02||USA|
|15||Lights & Music||Cut Copy||4:37||Australia|
|16||You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor)||Ben Folds||3:12||USA|
|17||Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome)||Dizzee Rascal||3:23||England|
|18||Time To Pretend||MGMT||4:21||USA|
|19||Business Time||Flight Of The Conchords||4:05||New Zealand|
|20||Broken Bones||Birds Of Tokyo||3:46||Australia|
|21||Skinny Love||Bon Iver||3:59||USA|
|22||Silhouettic||Birds Of Tokyo||3:24||Australia|
|23||White Noise||The Living End||3:44||Australia|
|24||Closer||Kings Of Leon||4:00||USA|
|25||Never Miss A Beat||Kaiser Chiefs||3:09||England|
|26||Paris Is Burning||Ladyhawke||3:48||New Zealand|
|27||The Lighthouse Song||Josh Pyke||3:45||Australia|
|28||That Beep||Architecture In Helsinki||3:48||Australia|
|29||Make You Happy||Josh Pyke||2:56||Australia|
|30||Oxford Comma||Vampire Weekend||3:16||USA|
|31||Bird Of Feather||Cog||3:44||Australia|
|33||Always Where I Need To Be||The Kooks||2:42||England|
|34||Burn Bridges||The Grates||2:26||Australia|
|35||Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!||Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds||4:12||Australia|
|36||I Will Possess Your Heart||Death Cab For Cutie||8:26||USA|
|37||I Said I'm Sorry||British India||3:35||Australia|
|38||Something Is Not Right With Me||Cold War Kids||2:23||USA|
|39||I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked||Ida Maria||3:10||Norway|
|40||Eye Of The Storm||Bliss N Eso||3:27||Australia|
|41||I Will Never Love You More||Soko||3:11||France|
|42||Jungle Drum||Emilíana Torrini||2:11||Iceland|
|44||Flippers||Art vs. Science||3:34||Australia|
|45||Ice Cream (Triple J Live Acoustic Version)||Muscles||3:58||Australia|
|46||The Fear||Lily Allen||3:27||England|
|47||Coca Cola||Little Red||2:22||Australia|
|48||Stay With Me Bright Eyes||Something With Numbers||4:06||Australia|
|49||Young Love (feat. Laura Marling)||Mystery Jets||3:23||England|
|51||Wild Eyed Boy||Birds Of Tokyo||2:59||Australia|
|53||Window And The Watcher||The Butterfly Effect||3:21||Australia|
|58||Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa||Vampire Weekend||3:35||USA|
|59||Where The City Meets The Sea||The Getaway Plan||3:36||Australia|
|60||The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)||Flight Of The Conchords||4:02||New Zealand|
|61||The Sea Is Rising||Bliss N Eso||4:17||Australia|
|64||Dawn Of The Dead||Does It Offend You, Yeah?||3:27||England|
|65||White Winter Hymnal||Fleet Foxes||2:27||USA|
|66||Farewell Rocketship||Children Collide||3:46||Australia|
|67||Hiphopoptamus Vs. Rhymenoceros (feat. Hiphopopotamus & Rhymenoceros)||Flight Of The Conchords||2:09||New Zealand|
|68||We Are The People||Empire Of The Sun||4:27||Australia|
|69||Ready For The Floor||Hot Chip||3:53||England|
|70||Crawl||Kings Of Leon||4:09||USA|
|71||One (Blake's Got A New Face)||Vampire Weekend||3:13||USA|
|72||No One's Gonna Love You||Band Of Horses||3:39||USA|
|74||I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You||Black Kids||3:38||USA|
|75||Half Full Glass Of Wine||Tame Impala||4:26||Australia|
|76||Polka||Yves Klein Blue||4:14||Australia|
|78||Shut Up And Let Me Go||The Ting Tings||2:53||England|
|80||Aw Yeah||The Grates||2:42||Australia|
|81||Pork And Beans||Weezer||3:09||USA|
|83||Carve Your Name||The Grates||2:49||Australia|
|84||Re-Education (Through Labor)||Rise Against||3:43||USA|
|86||Beautiful Ugly||Muph & Plutonic||4:16||Australia|
|87||Another Way To Die||Jack White & Alicia Keys||4:24||USA|
|88||The Day That Never Comes||Metallica||7:56||USA|
|89||Love Lockdown||Kanye West||4:31||USA|
|90||Fuck You||Lily Allen||3:43||England|
|91||Neopolitan Dreams||Lisa Mitchell||3:14||Australia|
|94||Woodstock 2008||Bliss N Eso||4:27||Australia|
|95||Wearing My Rolex||Wiley||2:51||England|
|96||Flex (Dave Spoon Reflex)||Dizzee Rascal||3:43||England|
|97||Are You Interested?||Cog||3:41||Australia|
|98||I Like It, I Love It||Lyrics Born||3:44||USA|
|99||Don't Worry About Nothin'||Muph & Plutonic||4:00||Australia|
|100||It's A War||Dukes Of Windsor||3:30||Australia|
The 2008 Hottest 100 was the sixteenth 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 2009 and featured a mixture of 70 different artists. Over 800,000 votes were counted in the countdown.
The 2008 countdown featured the first time that 2 bands had 2 songs each in the top 5. Previously, The Offspring, Powderfinger and Gorillaz had done this in 1994, 2000 and 2005, but this was the first time that 2 artists had done it together.
The 2008 countdown also marks the first time since 1995 that no Australian artist had featured in the top 3.
At #41, Soko featured with 'I Will Never Love You More'. The song includes the line "I will never love you more than the drummer of Flaming Lips, I will never love you more than Woody Allen movies. I will never love you more than The White Album of The Beatles, I will never love you more than 'God Only Knows'". Despite their critical success on Triple J, The Flaming Lips have never appeared in the Hottest 100. In 2003, The Chemical Brothers reached #81 with their song 'The Golden Path', which is credited as featuring The Flaming Lips, however, this song only features band members Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and not the drummer, Kliph Scurlock.
Additionally, despite appearances in All Time countdowns, no tracks from The Beatles' 1968 self-titled album (colloquially referred to as 'The White Album') have made a countdown.
However, 'God Only Knows', a 1966 song by The Beach Boys managed to chart in the 2009 All Time countdown, reaching #43.
'Ice Cream', by Muscles featured in the Hottest 100 for the second time in a row. It featured as an acoustic version this year at #45, while it featured in its original form the year before at #14.
Similarly, 'Eye Of The Storm' by Bliss N Eso at #40, features portions of 'Paper Aeroplane' by Angus & Julia Stone, which featured in the 2006 countdown at #43.
At #90, Lily Allen charted with her song 'Fuck You'. At the time of the countdown, the song was yet to be officially released as a single or on an album. The song was released in mid-2008 on Lily Allen's Myspace account, where it was titled 'Guess Who Batman'. The song title was confirmed to actually be called 'Fuck You' when Allen's album 'It's Not Me, It's You' was released on February 4th. Because of the lack of an official title on the day of the countdown, many announcers on the day referred to it as 'Guess Who Batman', and the 2008 CD release lists the song as 'Guess Who Batman (aka Fuck You)'.
At #91, Lisa Mitchell becomes the first Australian Idol contestant to feature in a chart. The presence of an Australian Idol contestent in a countdown was alluded to back in 2003 when Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson played 'What About Me?', by the first season runner-up, Shannon Noll in place of the #1 song.
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, 2007 and 2010.
For the first time, Richard Kingsmill released the tracks that featured in the positions #101 to #200. For more information on those tracks, click here.
Kings Of Leon, Vampire Weekend and Nick Littlemore (for his work with Pnau and Empire Of The Sun) all managed to get 4 tracks each, with Kings Of Leon's highest track topping the countdown.
Birds Of Tokyo, Bliss N Eso, Flight Of The Conchords, The Grates, Ladyhawke, Lily Allen, MGMT and The Presets all achieved 3 tracks, while 11 other artists managed 2 tracks each.
Artists With Multiple Entries
- Kings Of Leon (1, 3, 24, 70)
- Vampire Weekend (30, 32, 58, 71)
- Nick Littlemore (4, 12, 54, 68)
(Twice each with Pnau and Empire Of The Sun)
- Birds Of Tokyo (20, 22, 51)
- Bliss N Eso (40, 61, 94)
- Flight Of The Conchords (19, 60, 67)
- The Grates (34, 80, 83)
- MGMT (2, 5, 18)
- The Presets (6, 8, 56)
- Ladyhawke (11, 12, 26)
(Twice solo and once with Pnau)
- Lily Allen (25, 46, 90)
(Twice solo and once with the Kaiser Chiefs)
- Cog (31, 97)
- Dizzie Rascal (17, 96)
- Drapht (10, 77)
- Empire Of The Sun (4, 68)
- The Herd (13, 63)
- Josh Pyke (27, 29)
- The Killers (52, 73)
- Muph And Plutonic (86, 99)
- Pnau (12, 54)
- The Ting Tings (9, 78)
- Laura Marling (43, 49)
(Once solo and once with Mystery Jets)
The 2008 Hottest 100 featured artists from 8 countries, including 48 from Australia, 29 from the USA and 13 from England.
The 5 tracks contributed by New Zealand are the highest amount for the country so far.
‘Dance Wiv Me', at #17, was a collaboration between Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris who are English and Scottish, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.
Countries Represented in the 2008 Countdown
- 70 Artists
- Kings Of Leon (4 tracks)
- Vampire Weekend (4 tracks)
- Nick Littlemore (4 tracks)
- 8 Countries
- Australia (48 tracks)
- USA (29 tracks)
- England (13 tracks)
- Art vs. Science (1 track)
- Hailey Cramer (1 track)
- Pez (1 track)
- Little Red (1 track)
- 3:46 (3 minutes, 46 seconds)
- Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros - Flight Of The Conchords (2:09)
- I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie (8:26)
Leaderboard as of 2008