Hottest 100, 2009 Volume 17
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons 4:07 England
2 Parlez Vous Francais? Art vs. Science 3:34 Australia
3 Chase That Feeling Hilltop Hoods 3:29 Australia
4 Lisztomania Phoenix 4:02 France
5 Broken Leg Bluejuice 3:13 Australia
6 Bulletproof La Roux 3:27 England
7 Coin Laundry Lisa Mitchell 3:12 Australia
8 Not Fair Lily Allen 3:21 England
9 Uprising Muse 5:03 England
10 Dog Days Are Over Florence And The Machine 4:07 England
11 Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3:41 USA
12 Bonkers Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden 4:27 England
13 1901 Phoenix 3:13 France
14 Sticks 'n' Stones Jamie T 4:01 England
15 Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 5:02 USA
16 Heavy Cross Gossip 4:03 USA
17 Fire Kasabian 4:13 England
18 Shooting Stars Bag Raiders 3:52 Australia
19 Undisclosed Desires Muse 3:56 England
20 Sleepyhead Passion Pit 2:55 USA
21 Fader The Temper Trap 3:12 Australia
22 Cousins Vampire Weekend 2:25 USA
23 Warp 1.9 (feat. Steve Aoki) The Bloody Beetroots 3:24 Italy
24 Carol Brown Flight Of The Conchords 3:27 New Zealand
25 Zero Yeah Yeah Yeahs 4:26 USA
26 Help I'm Alive Metric 4:46 Canada
27 (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Weezer 3:29 England
28 In For The Kill La Roux 4:09 Australia
29 We Won't Run Sarah Blasko 3:57 Australia
30 All I Want Sarah Blasko 3:54 New Zealand
31 Hurt Feelings Flight Of The Conchords 2:38 Australia
32 The Waitress Song Seth Sentry 3:35 Australia
33 Ramona Was A Waitress Paul Dempsey 3:34 USA
34 Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare) (feat. MGMT & Ratatat) Kid Cudi 4:55 Australia
35 Brother Little Birdy 3:37 England
36 Resistance Muse 5:47 USA
37 Still Standing Hilltop Hoods 3:31 Australia
38 Little Secrets Passion Pit 3:59 USA
39 One Way Road The John Butler Trio 3:06 Australia
40 And The Boys Angus & Julia Stone 4:10 Australia
41 Audacity Of Huge (feat. Chris Keating) Simian Mobile Disco 3:47 England
42 Vanilla British India 3:58 Australia
43 Awesome (feat. The Cool Kids) The Bloody Beetroots 2:34 Italy
44 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) Florence And The Machine 3:52 England
45 Drumming Song Florence And The Machine 3:44 England
46 Blood Bank Bon Iver 4:45 USA
47 Set Fire To The Hive Karnivool 4:28 Australia
48 Science Of Fear The Temper Trap 4:20 Australia
49 All Of The Dreamers Powderfinger 3:37 Australia
50 Buttons (CSS Remix) Sia 3:26 Australia
51 Where Did All The Love Go? Kasabian 4:18 England
52 Horchata Vampire Weekend 3:27 USA
53 Animal Miike Snow 4:24 Sweden
54 Crying Lightning Arctic Monkeys 3:45 England
55 No You Girls Franz Ferdinand 3:42 Scotland
56 Islands The xx 2:41 England
57 The Good News Philadelphia Grand Jury 3:00 Australia
58 Love Lost The Temper Trap 3:36 Australia
59 I'm Not Alone Calvin Harris 3:32 Scotland
60 22 Lily Allen 3:06 England
61 Two Weeks Grizzly Bear 4:03 USA
62 One More Chance Bloc Party 4:40 England
63 All I Know Karnivool 4:54 Australia
64 Blood The Middle East 5:27 Australia
65 Foreign Land Eskimo Joe 4:31 Australia
66 Pictures Illy 3:32 Australia
67 Cement Washington 3:38 Australia
68 Omen The Prodigy 3:36 England
69 Meet Me On The Equinox Death Cab For Cutie 3:44 USA
70 My Girls Animal Collective 5:41 USA
71 Byrds Of Prey Bertie Blackman 3:27 Australia
72 You've Changed Sia 3:11 Australia
73 Heartbreaker (feat. John Legend) MSTRKRFT 3:13 Canada
74 Friend In The Field Art vs. Science 3:46 Australia
75 New Moon Rising Wolfmother 3:46 Australia
76 11th Dimension Julian Casablancas 4:06 USA
77 She's A Genius Jet 2:59 Australia
78 Remember Me Tame Impala 4:21 Australia
79 Getting Wise Yves Klein Blue 4:12 Australia
80 Holiday Dizzee Rascal 3:41 England
81 The Cave Mumford & Sons 3:38 England
82 Sometimes Miami Horror 4:14 Australia
83 Raindrops Basement Jaxx 4:10 England
84 United States Of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage) Muse 5:48 England
85 Underdog Kasabian 4:38 England
86 Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor) Flight Of The Conchords 2:29 New Zealand
87 The Darkest Side The Middle East 5:07 Australia
88 Creeping Out Sara NOFX 2:46 USA
89 D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) Jay-Z 4:15 USA
90 Kiss With A Fist Florence And The Machine 2:04 England
91 I've Got Friends Manchester Orchestra 4:58 USA
92 Skeleton Boy Friendly Fires 3:34 England
93 Thump Bertie Blackman 3:33 Australia
94 Blue Lips Regina Spektor 3:32 USA
95 Panic Switch Silversun Pickups 5:44 USA
96 Ghosts 'n' Stuff (feat. Rob Swire) deadmau5 3:15 Canada
97 Laughing With Regina Spektor 3:13 USA
98 New Fang Them Crooked Vultures 3:49 USA
99 Hell Tegan And Sara 3:25 Canada
100 Wheels Foo Fighters 4:38 USA

Facts for 2009

The 2009 Hottest 100 was the seventeenth 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 2010 and featured a mixture of 71 different artists. Over 1,100,000 votes were counted in the countdown.

The 2009 countdown featured possibly the most controversy of any countdown to date when, only 4 days before the countdown, the winner of the countdown was leaked via the ABC Shop. A descriptive piece for a special Hottest 100 edition Triple J magazine inadvertently stated that the winners of the countdown were Mumford & Sons. (A screenshot of the leak is available here.)
The leak was at first believed to be a hoax, or a clever publicity stunt, and even forced betting agent Sportingbet to stop taking bets on the outcome.
Howeverm the leak turned out to be truthful, and along with the song winning by the largest margin ever, Mumford & Sons, who were in the country for a tour, performed the song live in the studio before the studio version of the track was played.

Art vs. Science became the fourth artist who was 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 Grinspoon in 2002, Missy Higgins in 2004 and Little Red in 2010. The record was broken however, when Vance Joy reached #1 with 'Riptide' in 2013.

Prior to the Hilltop Hoods' song 'Chase That Feeling' being announced to have reached #3, announcers mentioned that the band that reached #3 were from Adelaide, prompting Triple J presenter Lindsay McDougall to ask whether the band in question was The Testeagles. The Testeagles managed to chart in the 1999 Hottest 100, reaching #66 with their track 'Turn That Shit Up'.

At #95, Tame Impala charted with their cover of Blue Boy's 'Remember Me'. The original version charted at #91 in 1997.

Despite it not being played by Triple J that year, the Foo Fighter's 'Wheels' reached #100.

The 2009 countdown was also the first time that no artist from the United States made it into the top 10.

For the second time, Richard Kingsmill released the tracks that featured in the positions #101 to #200. For more information on those tracks, click here.

Artists Featured

Florence And The Machine and Muse got 4 tracks each, their best tracks reaching #10 and #9 respectively. Kasabian, The Temper Trap, Flight Of The Conchords and Sia each were involved in 3 tracks each while 17 other artists managed 2 tracks each.

Artists With Multiple Entries

4 Tracks
  • Florence And The Machine (10, 44, 45, 90
  • Muse (9, 19, 35, 84)
3 Tracks
  • Flight Of The Conchords (24, 30, 86)
  • Kasabian (17, 51, 85)
  • The Temper Trap (21, 48, 58)

  • Dan Williams (2, 57, 74)
    (Twice with Art vs. Science and once with Philadelphia Grand Jury)
  • Sia (24, 50, 72)
    (Twice solo and once with Flight Of The Conchords)
2 Tracks
  • Art vs. Science (2, 74)
  • Bertie Blackman (71, 93)
  • The Bloody Beetroots (23, 43)
  • Dizzee Rascal (12, 80)
  • Hilltop Hoods (3, 37)
  • Karnivool (47, 63)
  • La Roux (6, 27)
  • Lily Allen (8, 60)
  • The Middle East (64, 87)
  • Mumford & Sons (1, 81)
  • Passion Pit (20, 38)
  • Phoenix (4, 13)
  • Regina Spektor (94, 97)
  • Sarah Blasko (28, 29)
  • Vampire Weekend (22, 52)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs (11, 25)

  • Dave Grohl (98, 100)
    (Once with Them Crooked Vultures and once with Foo Fighters)

Countries Featured


The 2009 Hottest 100 featured artists from 9 countries, including 36 from Australia, 27 from England and 23 from USA. The 2009 countdown marked the first time that the USA had come third in terms of tracks from a country.

England's 27 tracks and Italy's 5 tracks are currently records for those 2 countries.

A Couple Of Notes

‘Bonkers', at #12, was a collaboration between Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Warp 1.9', at #23, was a collaboration between The Bloody Beetroots and Steve Aoki who are Italian and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Italian entry for simplicity.

‘Carol Brown', at #24, was a collaboration between Flight Of The Conchords and Sia (who performed backing vocals) who are from New Zealand and Australia, respectively. However, the track is counted as a New Zealand entry for simplicity.

‘Audacity Of Huge', at #41, was a collaboration between Simian Mobile Disco and Chris Keating (of the band Yeasayer) who are English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Awesome', at #43, was a collaboration between The Bloody Beetroots and The Cool Kids who are Italian and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Italian entry for simplicity.

‘Heartbreaker', at #73, was a collaboration between MSTRKRFT and John Legend who are Canadian and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Canadian entry for simplicity.

‘Ghosts 'n' Stuff', at #96, was a collaboration between Deadmau5 and Rob Swire (of the band Pendulum) who are Canadian and Australian, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Canadian entry for simplicity.


Countries Represented in the 2009 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 36
Canada 4
England 27
France 2
Italy 2
New Zealand 3
Scotland 2
Sweden 1
USA 23

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