Hottest 100, 2010 Volume 18
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Big Jet Plane Angus & Julia Stone 3:59 Australia
2 Rock It Little Red 3:30 Australia
3 Dance The Way I Feel Ou Est Le Swimming Pool 3:17 England
4 Plans Birds Of Tokyo 3:39 Australia
5 Fall At Your Feet Boy & Bear 4:31 Australia
6 Teenage Crime Adrian Lux 2:44 Sweden
7 Fuck You Cee-Lo Green 3:41 USA
8 Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) The Wombats 3:38 England
9 Magic Fountain Art vs. Science 4:44 Australia
10 Somebody To Love Me (feat. Boy George & Andrew Wyatt) Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. 4:58 England
11 ABC News Theme (Remix) Pendulum 2:43 Australia
12 Rapunzel Drapht 3:23 Australia
13 Clap Your Hands Sia 3:59 Australia
14 Runaway (feat. Pusha T) Kanye West 9:08 USA
15 Barbra Streisand Duck Sauce 3:39 USA
16 Mace Spray The Jezabels 5:08 Australia
17 Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip & MNDR) Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. 3:54 England
18 There's Nothing In The Water We Can't Fight Cloud Control 3:59 Australia
19 Crave You (feat. Giselle) Flight Facilities 4:11 Australia
20 Sunday Best Washington 3:21 Australia
21 Undercover Martyn Two Door Cinema Club 2:45 Ireland
22 Jellylegs Children Collide 3:32 Australia
23 Addicted Bliss N Eso 3:51 Australia
24 Talking Like I'm Falling Down Stairs Sparkadia 3:57 Australia
25 Eyes Wide Open Gotye 3:07 Australia
26 Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) Crystal Castles 3:46 Canada
27 You Got The Dirtee Love (feat. Dizzee Rascal) Florence And The Machine 3:34 England
28 Radar Detector Darwin Deez 3:08 USA
29 It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes) Illy 3:37 Australia
30 O.N.E. Yeasayer 5:24 USA
31 Bloodbuzz Ohio The National 4:32 USA
32 Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People 4:00 USA
33 Solitude Is Bliss Tame Impala 3:56 Australia
34 Punching In A Dream The Naked And Famous 3:59 New Zealand
35 The Bike Song (feat. Kyle Falconer & Spank Rock) Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. 4:23 England
36 Opposite Of Adults Chiddy Bang 3:14 USA
37 Doncamatic (feat. Daley) Gorillaz 3:22 England
38 Young Blood The Naked And Famous 4:07 New Zealand
39 Revolution The John Butler Trio 5:06 Australia
40 Baby, I'm Gettin' Better Gyroscope 3:18 Australia
41 Down By The River Bliss N Eso 2:54 Australia
42 On Melancholy Hill Gorillaz 3:54 England
43 We No Speak Americano Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP 4:30 Australia
44 Baptism Crystal Castles 4:13 Canada
45 Rabbit Song Boy & Bear 2:57 Australia
46 Way Back Home Bag Raiders 4:17 Australia
47 Wild At Heart Birds Of Tokyo 4:01 Australia
48 Witchcraft Pendulum 4:13 Australia
49 Easy To Love The Jezabels 4:50 Australia
50 One Life Stand Hot Chip 5:24 England
51 Ambling Amp Yeasayer 3:56 USA
52 Overpass The John Steel Singers 4:15 Australia
53 Reflections Bliss N Eso 3:06 Australia
54 Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) Miami Horror 4:27 Australia
55 Giving Up The Gun Vampire Weekend 4:46 USA
56 Bring Night Sia 2:58 Australia
57 Kickstarts Example 3:02 England
58 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 5:15 Canada
59 Rich Kids Washington 3:03 Australia
60 My Eagle Children Collide 2:50 Australia
61 Jackson's Last Stand Ou Est Le Swimming Pool 3:06 England
62 Hold On Angus & Julia Stone 4:25 Australia
63 Ready To Start Arcade Fire 4:16 Canada
64 Jona Vark Gypsy & The Cat 3:39 Australia
65 One Step Dead Letter Circus 3:29 Australia
66 Audience Cold War Kids 3:02 USA
67 Holiday Vampire Weekend 2:18 USA
68 Dog (feat. Lisa Mitchell) Andy Bull 3:29 Australia
69 Watercolour Pendulum 5:04 Australia
70 Paper Romance Groove Armada 6:19 England
71 The Piper's Song Gypsy & The Cat 3:41 Australia
72 I Can Talk Two Door Cinema Club 2:57 Ireland
73 Time To Wander Gypsy & The Cat 3:55 Australia
74 Lucidity Tame Impala 4:32 Australia
75 Coming Around Hungry Kids Of Hungary 3:27 Australia
76 Radioactive Kings Of Leon 3:26 USA
77 Shutterbugg (feat. Cutty) Big Boi 3:35 USA
78 Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) Gorillaz 4:31 England
79 Slow Motion Little Red 3:34 Australia
80 Howlin' For You The Black Keys 3:12 USA
81 Echoes Klaxons 3:45 England
82 Tighten Up The Black Keys 3:31 USA
83 Modern Man Arcade Fire 4:40 Canada
84 The Hardest Part Washington 4:13 Australia
85 I Feel Better Hot Chip 4:42 England
86 Queensland Evil Eddie 4:09 Australia
87 The Saddest Thing I Know Birds Of Tokyo 3:08 Australia
88 Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) Kanye West 6:19 USA
89 Barricade Interpol 4:09 USA
90 Finally See Our Way Art vs. Science 4:24 Australia
91 Northcote (So Hungover) The Bedroom Philosopher 3:45 Australia
92 I Can Change LCD Soundsystem 5:56 USA
93 Anyone's Ghost The National 2:54 USA
94 Time To Smile Xavier Rudd & Izintaba 3:34 Australia
95 The High Road Broken Bells 3:52 USA
96 Go Do Jónsi 4:41 Iceland
97 Sleepwalker Parkway Drive 4:01 Australia
98 Spanish Sahara Foals 6:50 England
99 Big Dead Letter Circus 3:42 Australia
100 Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) Muse 3:50 England

Facts for 2010

The 2010 Hottest 100 was the eighteenth 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 2011 and featured a mixture of 65 different artists. Over 1,260,000 votes, from 152 different countries, were counted in the countdown.

Angus & Julia Stone's 'Big Jet Plane' marks the first time since The Cranberries in 1994 that female vocals featured in the top song. It also marks the first time since 1996 that a female was involved with the winning song.
Incidentally, the song had been released the previous year by Angus Stone's solo project 'Lady Of The Sunshine' on the album ' Smoking Gun'. The song is almost identical to the charting version by Angus & Julia Stone, except for the obvious addition of Julia Stone's vocals.

Little Red became the fifth 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 Art vs. Science in 2009. The record was broken however, when Vance Joy reached #1 with 'Riptide' in 2013.

At #3, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool charted with their song 'Dance The Way I Feel'. On August 20th, 2010, almost one year exactly since the track was released, lead singer Charles Haddon committed suicide after a performance in Belgium. While the song's popularity was already well apparent in Australia, many fans thought that Haddon's death may have influenced the vote.

Boy & Bear's cover of Crowded House's 'Fall At Your Feet' at #5 is currently the equal-highest position that a cover song has reached. It was first accomplished by Björk in 1995 with 'It's Oh So Quiet', and again by Spiderbait in 2004 with their cover of 'Black Betty'.

At #14, Kanye West's track 'Runaway' becomes the equal longest song in a countdown. At 9:08, it is equal only to Green Day's 'Jesus Of Suburbia' in 2005.

Crystal Castles and Robert Smith reached #26 with their cover of Platinum Blonde's 'Not In Love'; the first time that Robert Smith has charted since The Cure's 'Wrong Number' in 1997. His 13 year abscence became the equal longest time any artist has had between charting songs, with the record being matched 2 years later when Ben Folds Five charted for the first time since 1999. Zack De La Rocha also matched the record in 2014 when he featured on Run The Jewels' 'Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)', his first appearance since Rage Against The Machine last charted in 2001. However, this record was later beaten in the 2016 countdown by The Avalanches, making their reappearence after 15 years, and beaten later in that same countdown, by Paul Kelly, who reappeared after a 16 year absence.

Owl Eyes's appearance with Illy at #29 marks the second time that an Australian Idol contestant has featured in a countdown. Lisa Mitchell became the first, back in 2008.

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 2008.

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

Artists Featured

Arcade Fire, Birds Of Tokyo, Bliss N Eso, Gorillaz, Gypsy & The Cat Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Pendulum and Washington all managed to reach 3 tracks each in the countdown, with Birds Of Tokyo achieving the highest entry at #4.
19 other artists managed to get 2 tracks each.

Artists With Multiple Entries

3 Tracks
  • Arcade Fire (58, 63, 83)
  • Birds Of Tokyo (4, 47, 87)
  • Bliss N Eso (23, 41, 53)
  • Gorillaz (37, 42, 78)
  • Gypsy & The Cat (64, 71, 73)
  • Mark Ronson & The Business Intl (10, 17, 35)
  • Pendulum (11, 48, 69)
  • Washington (20, 59, 84)
2 Tracks
  • Angus & Julia Stone (1, 62)
  • Art Vs. Science (9, 90)
  • The Black Keys (80, 82)
  • Boy & Bear (5, 45)
  • Children Collide (22, 60)
  • Crystal Castles (25, 44)
  • Dead Letter Circus (65, 99)
  • Hot Chip (50, 85)
  • The Jezabels (16, 49)
  • Kanye West (14, 88)
  • Little Red (2, 79)
  • The Naked And Famous (34, 38)
  • The National (31, 93)
  • Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (3, 61)
  • Sia (13, 56)
  • Tame Impala (33, 74)
  • Two Door Cinema Club (21, 72)
  • Vampire Weekend (55, 67)
  • Yeasayer (30, 51)

Countries Featured


The 2010 Hottest 100 featured artists from 8 countries, including 51 from Australia, 21 from USA and 17 from England.

A Couple Of Notes

‘Somebody To Love Me', at #10, was a collaboration between Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Boy George and Andrew Wyatt who are English, English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Bang Bang Bang', at #17, was a collaboration between Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Q-Tip and MNDR who are English, American and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Not In Love', at #26, was a collaboration between Crystal Castles and Robert Smith (of The Cure) who are Canadian and English, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Canadian entry for simplicity.

‘The Bike Song', at #35, was a collaboration between Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock who are English, Scottish and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Stylo', at #78, was a collaboration between Gorillaz, Bobby Womack and Mos Def who are English, American and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.


Countries Represented in the 2010 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 51
Canada 5
England 17
Iceland 1
Ireland 2
New Zealand 2
Sweden 1
USA 21

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