Hottest 100, 2011 Volume 19
# Title Artist Time Country
1 Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) Gotye
4:05
““ Australia
2 Lonely Boy The Black Keys
3:13
““ USA
3 Brother Matt Corby
4:14
““ Australia
4 Feeding Line Boy & Bear
4:30
““ Australia
5 Midnight City M83
4:04
““ France
6 Video Games Lana Del Rey
4:47
““ USA
7 Awkward San Cisco
2:36
““ Australia
8 Boys Like You (feat. Gossling) 360
3:41
““ Australia
9 Endless Summer The Jezabels
4:12
““ Australia
10 I Love It (feat. Sia) Hilltop Hoods
3:46
““ Australia
11 Feel So Close Calvin Harris
3:28
““ Scotland
12 Contact High Architecture In Helsinki
3:39
““ Australia
13 Shake It Out Florence And The Machine
4:38
““ England
14 Call It What You Want Foster The People
4:00
““ USA
15 Helena Beat Foster The People
4:36
““ USA
16 Tongue Tied Grouplove
3:38
““ USA
17 Even Though I'm A Woman Seeker Lover Keeper
4:08
““ Australia
18 Jump Into The Fog The Wombats
3:52
““ England
19 Promises Nero
4:17
““ England
20 Act Yr Age Bluejuice
3:20
““ Australia
21 Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites Skrillex
4:03
““ USA
22 Air Snakadaktal
4:25
““ Australia
23 Jungle Emma Louise
3:24
““ Australia
24 1996 The Wombats
4:20
““ England
25 Cameo Lover Kimbra
4:03
““ New Zealand
26 Techno Fan The Wombats
3:59
““ England
27 Changed The Way You Kiss Me Example
3:15
““ England
28 Pumped Up Kicks Owl Eyes
2:40
““ Australia
29 Sing It (The Life Of Riley) Drapht
4:07
““ Australia
30 Bounce (feat. Kelis) Calvin Harris
3:42
““ Scotland
31 It's Nice To Be Alive Ball Park Music
3:29
““ Australia
32 L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Noah And The Whale
3:48
““ England
33 Otis (feat. Otis Redding) Jay-Z & Kanye West
3:01
““ USA
34 I Feel Better Gotye
3:19
““ Australia
35 Cigarettes (feat. Hue Blanes) Illy
3:57
““ Australia
36 No Light, No Light Florence And The Machine
4:35
““ England
37 Killer 360
3:50
““ Australia
38 All I Want Is You Ball Park Music
3:29
““ Australia
39 Cinema (feat. Gary Go) (Skrillex Remix) Benny Benassi
5:08
““ Italy
40 Houdini Foster The People
3:24
““ USA
41 Under Cover Of Darkness The Strokes
3:56
““ USA
42 What The Water Gave Me Florence And The Machine
5:33
““ England
43 Itchin' On A Photograph Grouplove
4:20
““ USA
44 Speak Of The Devil Hermitude
3:25
““ Australia
45 Junk Of The Heart (Happy) The Kooks
3:08
““ England
46 Hanging On Active Child
5:22
““ USA
47 Mary Sparkadia
4:02
““ Australia
48 A.I.M. Fire! Art vs. Science
3:57
““ Australia
49 Milk & Sticks Boy & Bear
4:44
““ Australia
50 Part Time Believer Boy & Bear
4:15
““ Australia
51 Money The Drums
3:56
““ USA
52 Good Intent Kimbra
3:32
““ New Zealand
53 Holocene Bon Iver
5:37
““ USA
54 Turn Me On The Grates
3:26
““ Australia
55 Escapee Architecture In Helsinki
2:58
““ Australia
56 China Sparkadia
4:41
““ Australia
57 Lay It Down The Rubens
3:56
““ Australia
58 I Follow Rivers Lykke Li
3:48
““ Sweden
59 Holy Moses Washington
3:37
““ Australia
60 Gabriel (feat. Valentina) Joe Goddard
5:36
““ England
61 Lotus Flower Radiohead
5:00
““ England
62 Black Water Rising Stonefield
4:03
““ Australia
63 Rope Foo Fighters
4:19
““ USA
64 Raiders Owl Eyes
3:27
““ Australia
65 Re-Wired Kasabian
4:44
““ England
66 Perth Bon Iver
4:22
““ USA
67 Zimbabwe New Navy
3:15
““ Australia
68 Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair Arctic Monkeys
3:04
““ England
69 Calgary Bon Iver
4:10
““ USA
70 She's Like A Comet Jebediah
3:43
““ Australia
71 Arnold Luke Million
4:09
““ Australia
72 Foreign Language (feat. Jess Higgs) Flight Facilities
4:04
““ Australia
73 First Of The Year (Equinox) Skrillex
4:22
““ USA
74 Bali Party (feat. N'fa) Drapht
3:03
““ Australia
75 Shot Yourself In The Foot Again (feat. Skream) Example
5:05
““ England
76 Dreamshaker Redcoats
5:49
““ Australia
77 The Look Metronomy
4:38
““ England
78 History's Door Husky
3:50
““ Australia
79 Wildfire (feat. Little Dragon) SBTRKT
3:25
““ England
80 The Truth Pnau
4:56
““ Australia
81 Biding My Time Busby Marou
4:03
““ Australia
82 Ritual Union Little Dragon
3:30
““ Sweden
83 Future Starts Slow The Kills
4:05
““ USA
84 Throw It Away (feat. Josh Pyke) 360
3:34
““ Australia
85 Gay Pirates Cosmo Jarvis
5:53
““ England
86 Light All My Lights Seeker Lover Keeper
3:22
““ Australia
87 In Your Light Gotye
4:39
““ Australia
88 Shuffle Bombay Bicycle Club
3:55
““ England
89 Santa Fe Beirut
4:14
““ USA
90 Make Some Noise Beastie Boys
3:30
““ USA
91 Fragile Bird City And Colour
4:17
““ Canada
92 The Wilhelm Scream James Blake
4:36
““ England
93 Two Way Street Kimbra
4:29
““ New Zealand
94 Our Perfect Disease The Wombats
3:44
““ England
95 Naked Kids Grouplove
3:28
““ USA
96 Machu Picchu The Strokes
3:32
““ USA
97 Arlandria Foo Fighters
4:28
““ USA
98 Niggas In Paris Jay-Z & Kanye West
3:39
““ USA
99 You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man (Triple J Version) The Beards
3:35
““ Australia
100 The Suburbs Mr. Little Jeans
5:12
““ Norway

Facts for 2011

The 2011 Hottest 100 was the ninteenth 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 2012 and featured a mixture of 70 different artists. 1,378,869 votes were counted in the countdown.

Gotye and Kimbra's winning song marks the first time that either a duet, or a collaboration between two artists has topped the chart. Interestingly, it is the second time in a row that a female voice has graced the top of the chart, with a 16 year drought being broken the previous year by Angus & Julia Stone.

At #3, Matt Corby becomes the third, and currently highest charting, Australian Idol contestant to feature in a Hottest 100. Lisa Mitchell and Owl Eyes (who also charted this year), achieved this in previous years.

Architecture In Helsinki's appearance at #12 in the countdown marks the second time that songs from album have been featured in non-consecutive countdowns. In 2008, Architecture In Helsinki released their track 'That Beep' which was later re-released on their album 'Moment Bends' in 2011. While it is the second album to feature non-consecutively, it is the first album to feature more than 1 year after its original single release.

Owl Eyes reached #28 with her cover of Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks', which charted at #32 in 2010.

When the Foo Fighters charted at #63 with the song 'Rope', it was incorrectly stated by the presenters that they had overtaken Powderfinger for the record of most appearances, with 21 to Powderfinger's 20. However, Powderfinger have actually had 22 songs reach the countdown in total. (To prove I'm not making this up, click here.)

Incidentally, in terms of single artists in the countdown, Dave Grohl has actually been the artist with the most appearances. As of 2011, Dave Grohl has been a part of 31 charting songs, through his work with Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures. In second position, with 24 charting tracks, is Bernard Fanning, the frontman for Powderfinger.

At #90, the Beastie Boys featured with 'Make Some Noise'. The song includes the line "We got a party on the left, a party on the right, we gonna party for the motherfucking right to fight". This is a reference to their 1986 song '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)' which reached #38 in the 1998 All Time countdown. Additionally, the film clip for 'Make Some Noise' is considered somewhat of a sequel to the film clip for '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)'.

Mr. Little Jeans reached #100 with her cover of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs', which charted at #58 in 2010.

15 of the tracks in the countdown were by 12 different artists from Triple J Unearthed, a new record for a single year. 3 artists; Boy & Bear, San Cisco and The Jezabels made it into the top 10, which is the first time this has happened.

The 2011 countdown also marks the first time since 1995 that the countdown featured no previous winners of a Hottest 100.

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

Artists Featured

Kimbra and The Wombats each managed 4 tracks in the list, with Kimbra's highest reaching #1 through a collaboration with Gotye. 360, Bon Iver, Boy & Bear, Florence And The Machine, Foster The People, Gotye, Grouplove, and Skrillex achieved 3 tracks each, while 12 artists each achieved 2 entries each.

Artists With Multiple Entries

4 Tracks
  • The Wombats (18, 24, 26, 94)

  • Kimbra (1, 25, 52, 93)
    (Three times solo and once with Gotye)
3 Tracks
  • 360 (8, 37, 84)
  • Bon Iver (53, 66, 69)
  • Gotye (1, 34, 87)
  • Boy & Bear (4, 49, 50)
  • Florence And The Machine (13, 36, 42)
  • Foster The People (14, 15, 40)
  • Grouplove (16, 43, 95)

  • Skrillex (21, 39, 73)
    (Twice solo and once with Benny Benassi)
2 Tracks
  • Architecture In Helsinki (12, 55)
  • Ball Park Music (31, 38)
  • Calvin Harris (11, 30)
  • Drapht (29, 74)
  • Example (27, 75)
  • Foo Fighters (63, 97)
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West (33, 98)
  • Owl Eyes (28, 64)
  • Seeker Lover Keeper (17, 86)
  • Sparkadia (47, 56)
  • The Strokes (41, 96)

  • Little Dragon (79, 82)
    (Once solo and once with SBTRKT)

Countries Featured


The 2011 Hottest 100 featured artists from 10 countries, including 44 from Australia, 24 from USA and 21 from England.

A Couple Of Notes

‘Somebody I Used To Know', at #1, was a collaboration between Gotye and Kimbra who are from Australia and New Zealand, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Australian entry for simplicity.

‘Bounce', at #30, was a collaboration between Calvin Harris and Kelis, who are Scottish and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as a Scottish entry for simplicity.

‘Cinema', at #39, was a collaboration between Benny Benassi, Gary Go and Skrillex who are Italian, English and American, respectively. However, the track is counted as an Italian entry for simplicity.

‘Wildfire', at #79, was a collaboration between SBTRKT and Little Dragon, who are English and Swedish, respectively. However, the track is counted as an English entry for simplicity.

‘Future Starts Slow' by The Kills, is listed as an American song despite the band being made up of Alison Mosshart from America, and Jamie Hince from England. Since Alison Mosshart is the frontwoman and most vocal member, it is listed as an American song.


Countries Represented in the 2011 Countdown


Flag Country Entries
Australia 44
Canada 1
England 21
France 1
Italy 1
New Zealand 3
Norway 1
Scotland 2
Sweden 2
USA 24
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