Richard Kingsmill's Hottest 100 Release Dates

This list compiles the dates for when each track that appeared in the Hottest 100 was released, and the name of the accompanying album or other applicable media format it was released on. It should be noted that the release dates listed are the earliest date at which the track in question was first released. This may mean it differs from the official release date of its accompanying album. In many cases, a track can be released months, or even years prior to its accompanying album. This may be due to a song being released as a single first, or being picked up and popularised by a radio station prior to an official release. Regardless, every date listed here has been thoroughly researched and checked to ensure its accuracy.


Release Dates In Countdown Order

This list simply shows the original order of the Hottest 100 with its release date and album information added alongside.

Release Dates In Countdown Order
# Title Artist Date Album
1 Marquee Moon Televison 8/02/1977 Marquee Moon
2 Hallelujah Jeff Buckley 23/08/1994 Grace
3 Exit Music (For A Film) Radiohead 21/05/1997 OK Computer
4 River Man Nick Drake 1/09/1969 Five Leaves Left
5 Svefn-G-Englar Sigur Rós 12/06/1999 Ágætis Byrjun
6 Wolf Like Me TV On The Radio 6/07/2006 Return To Cookie Mountain
7 Hey Pixies 20/03/1989 Doolittle
8 Too Young Phoenix 31/12/1999 United
9 The Mercy Seat Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 23/05/1988 Tender Prey
10 Forty Six & 2 Tool 17/09/1996 Ænima
11 Thirteen Big Star April 1972 #1 Record
12 A Day In The Life The Beatles 1/06/1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
13 Ramble On Led Zeppelin 22/10/1969 Led Zeppelin II
14 Heart And Soul Joy Division 18/07/1980 Closer
15 Clap Hands Tom Waits 30/09/1985 Rain Dogs
16 Digital Love Daft Punk 12/03/2001 Discovery
17 Lonesome Tears Beck 24/09/2002 Sea Change
18 Sheela-Na-Gig PJ Harvey 20/02/1992 Dry
19 London Calling The Clash 7/12/1979 London Calling
20 Range Life Pavement 4/02/1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
21 Sour Times Portishead 1/08/1994 Dummy
22 Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground March 1969 The Velvet Underground
23 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) Arcade Fire 14/09/2004 Funeral
24 Going Underground The Jam 10/03/1980 Single Only
25 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 28/01/1985 Single Only
26 Life On Mars? David Bowie 17/12/1971 Hunky Dory
27 Hell Of A Summer The Triffids November 1983 Treeless Plain
28 Górecki Lamb 30/09/1996 Lamb
29 Working Class Hero John Lennon 11/12/1970 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
30 Just What I Needed The Cars 29/05/1978 The Cars
31 One Crowded Hour Augie March 11/03/2006 Moo, You Bloody Choir
32 Play For Today The Cure 18/04/1980 Seventeen Seconds
33 The Man With The Child In His Eyes Kate Bush 17/02/1978 The Kick Inside
34 Lovely Head Goldfrapp 15/05/2000 Felt Mountain
35 Waltz #2 (XO) Elliott Smith 25/08/1998 XO
36 Draining The Pool For You The Go-Betweens August 1984 Spring Hill Fair
37 Sure Shot Beastie Boys 24/05/1994 Ill Communication
38 Testify Rage Against The Machine 2/11/1999 The Battle Of Los Angeles
39 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 1/09/1983 It'll End In Tears
40 Tunic (Song For Karen) Sonic Youth 26/06/1990 Goo
41 Castles Made Of Sand The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1/12/1967 Axis: Bold As Love
42 In Every Dream Home A Heartache Roxy Music 23/03/1973 For Your Pleasure
43 On A Plain Nirvana 24/09/1991 Nevermind
44 Tuesday You Am I 10/07/1996 Hourly, Daily
45 Deus The Sugarcubes 5/04/1988 Life's Too Good
46 Swing For The Crime The Saints October 1978 Prehistoric Sounds
47 One Big Holiday My Morning Jacket 9/09/2003 It Still Moves
48 Protection Massive Attack 26/09/1994 Protection
49 Mykonos Fleet Foxes 8/04/2008 Sun Giant EP
50 Sex Machine Sly & The Family Stone 3/05/1969 Stand!
51 Cursed Sleep Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 25/07/2006 The Letting Go
52 Down On The Street The Stooges 7/07/1970 Fun House
53 Say It Ain't So Weezer 10/05/1994 Weezer (The Blue Album)
54 When Doves Cry Prince And The Revolution 16/05/1984 Purple Rain
55 Whatever You Want Something For Kate 21/06/1999 Beautiful Sharks
56 Any Day Now Elbow 7/05/2001 Asleep In The Back
57 Fight The Power Public Enemy June 1989 Fear Of A Black Planet
58 Handshake Drugs Wilco 22/06/2004 A Ghost Is Born
59 Safari The Breeders 6/04/1992 Safari EP
60 Miss Leader Rollerskate Skinny 4/10/1993 Shoulder Voices
61 Windowlicker Aphex Twin 22/03/1999 Single Only
62 Tired Of Being Alone Al Green 14/08/1971 Al Green Gets Next to You
63 What The World Is Waiting For The Stone Roses 13/03/1989 The Stone Roses
64 We Haven't Turned Around Gomez 13/09/2000 Liquid Skin
65 Kansas (Flood Remix) The Wolfgang Press 7/08/2001 Everything Is Beautiful (A Retrospective 1983-1995)
66 Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele) Kanye West 11/09/2007 Graduation
67 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones 22/09/1978 Road To Ruin
68 The Robots Kraftwerk May 1978 The Man-Machine
69 New Slang The Shins 19/06/2001 Oh, Inverted World
70 Isobel Björk 13/06/1995 Post
71 Laughing Boy Big Heavy Stuff 19/03/2001 Size Of The Ocean
72 Fuck Tha Police N.W.A. 8/08/1988 Straight Outta Compton
73 Nothing Compares 2 U Sinéad O'Connor 8/01/1990 I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
74 Come Together Primal Scream 25/09/1990 Screamadelica
75 Southern Man Neil Young & Crazy Horse 31/08/1970 After The Gold Rush
76 On Some Faraway Beach Brian Eno January 1974 Here Come The Warm Jets
77 I Had To Tell You 13th Floor Elevators April 1967 Easter Everywhere
78 Singlette Custard November 1993 Wahooti Fandango
79 Sex Beat The Gun Club 31/08/1981 Fire Of Love
80 That Summer Feeling Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers 1983 Jonathon Sings!
81 Riot Act Elvis Costello & The Attractions 15/02/1980 Get Happy!!
82 The Kids Don't Stand A Chance Vampire Weekend 29/01/2008 Vampire Weekend
83 Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco 18/04/2006 Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
84 These Days R.E.M. 28/07/1986 Lifes Rich Pageant
85 (I Keep A) Close Watch John Cale November 1975 Helen Of Troy
86 Crosseyed And Painless Talking Heads 8/10/1981 Remain In Light
87 For Tomorrow Blur 19/04/1993 Modern Life Is Rubbish
88 Dear God XTC 27/10/1986 Skylarking
89 My People The Presets 4/12/2007 Apocalypso
90 Life To Go (Landsakes) Died Pretty August 1986 Free Dirt
91 Star Sign Teenage Fanclub 4/11/1991 Bandwagonesque
92 Soon My Bloody Valentine 4/11/1991 Loveless
93 Hit It And Quit It Funkadelic July 1971 Maggot Brain
94 Regular John Queens Of The Stone Age 22/09/1998 Queens Of The Stone Age
95 Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones April 1978 The Only Ones
96 Levi Stubbs' Tears Billy Bragg September 1986 Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
97 Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)  Eric B. & Rakim 31/12/1986 Single Only
98 Don't Fight It The Panics 13/10/2007 Cruel Guards
99 Electric Feel MGMT 2/10/2007 Oracular Spectacular
100 The Dolphins Fred Neil December 1966 Fred Neil

Notes

  • #65: 'Kansas (Flood Remix)' - The Wolfgang Press: Originally released on the 'Big Sex' EP in 1987, this remix was released in 2001.


Release Dates By Date

This list sorts all the tracks that reached the Hottest 100 in order of their release dates.

1966

1966 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
100 The Dolphins Fred Neil December 1966 Fred Neil
1967

1967 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
77 I Had To Tell You 13th Floor Elevators April 1967 Easter Everywhere
1967 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
12 A Day In The Life The Beatles 1/06/1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
41 Castles Made Of Sand The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1/12/1967 Axis: Bold As Love
1969

1969 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
22 Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground March 1969 The Velvet Underground
1969 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
50 Sex Machine Sly & The Family Stone 3/05/1969 Stand!
1969 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
4 River Man Nick Drake 1/09/1969 Five Leaves Left
1969 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
13 Ramble On Led Zeppelin 22/10/1969 Led Zeppelin II
1970

1970 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
52 Down On The Street The Stooges 7/07/1970 Fun House
1970 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
75 Southern Man Neil Young & Crazy Horse 31/08/1970 After The Gold Rush
1970 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
29 Working Class Hero John Lennon 11/12/1970 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
1971

1971 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
93 Hit It And Quit It Funkadelic July 1971 Maggot Brain
1971 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
62 Tired Of Being Alone Al Green 14/08/1971 Al Green Gets Next to You
1971 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
26 Life On Mars? David Bowie 17/12/1971 Hunky Dory
1972

1972 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
11 Thirteen Big Star April 1972 #1 Record
1973

1973 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
42 In Every Dream Home A Heartache Roxy Music 23/03/1973 For Your Pleasure
1974

1974 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
76 On Some Faraway Beach Brian Eno January 1974 Here Come The Warm Jets
1975

1975 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
85 (I Keep A) Close Watch John Cale November 1975 Helen Of Troy
1977

1977 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
1 Marquee Moon Televison 8/02/1977 Marquee Moon
1978

1978 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
33 The Man With The Child In His Eyes Kate Bush 17/02/1978 The Kick Inside
1978 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
95 Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones April 1978 The Only Ones
1978 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
68 The Robots Kraftwerk May 1978 The Man-Machine
30 Just What I Needed The Cars 29/05/1978 The Cars
1978 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
67 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones 22/09/1978 Road To Ruin
1978 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
46 Swing For The Crime The Saints October 1978 Prehistoric Sounds
1979

1979 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
19 London Calling The Clash 7/12/1979 London Calling
1980

1980 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
81 Riot Act Elvis Costello & The Attractions 15/02/1980 Get Happy!!
1980 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
24 Going Underground The Jam 10/03/1980 Single Only
1980 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
32 Play For Today The Cure 18/04/1980 Seventeen Seconds
1980 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
14 Heart And Soul Joy Division 18/07/1980 Closer
1981

1981 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
79 Sex Beat The Gun Club 31/08/1981 Fire Of Love
1981 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
86 Crosseyed And Painless Talking Heads 8/10/1981 Remain In Light
1983

Exact Dates Unknown
# Title Artist Date Album
80 That Summer Feeling Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers 1983 Jonathon Sings!
1983 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
39 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 1/09/1983 It'll End In Tears
1983 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
27 Hell Of A Summer The Triffids November 1983 Treeless Plain
1984

1984 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
54 When Doves Cry Prince And The Revolution 16/05/1984 Purple Rain
1984 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
36 Draining The Pool For You The Go-Betweens August 1984 Spring Hill Fair
1985

1985 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
25 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 28/01/1985 Single Only
1985 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
15 Clap Hands Tom Waits 30/09/1985 Rain Dogs
1986

1986 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
84 These Days R.E.M. 28/07/1986 Lifes Rich Pageant
1986 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
90 Life To Go (Landsakes) Died Pretty August 1986 Free Dirt
1986 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
96 Levi Stubbs' Tears Billy Bragg September 1986 Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
1986 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
88 Dear God XTC 27/10/1986 Skylarking
1986 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
97 Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)  Eric B. & Rakim 31/12/1986 Single Only
1988

1988 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
45 Deus The Sugarcubes 5/04/1988 Life's Too Good
1988 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
9 The Mercy Seat Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 23/05/1988 Tender Prey
1988 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
72 Fuck Tha Police N.W.A. 8/08/1988 Straight Outta Compton
1989

1989 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
63 What The World Is Waiting For The Stone Roses 13/03/1989 The Stone Roses
7 Hey Pixies 20/03/1989 Doolittle
1989 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
57 Fight The Power Public Enemy June 1989 Fear Of A Black Planet
1990

1990 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
73 Nothing Compares 2 U Sinéad O'Connor 8/01/1990 I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
1990 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
40 Tunic (Song For Karen) Sonic Youth 26/06/1990 Goo
1990 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
74 Come Together Primal Scream 25/09/1990 Screamadelica
1991

1991 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
43 On A Plain Nirvana 24/09/1991 Nevermind
1991 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
91 Star Sign Teenage Fanclub 4/11/1991 Bandwagonesque
92 Soon My Bloody Valentine 4/11/1991 Loveless
1992

1992 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
18 Sheela-Na-Gig PJ Harvey 20/02/1992 Dry
1992 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
59 Safari The Breeders 6/04/1992 Safari EP
1993

1993 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
87 For Tomorrow Blur 19/04/1993 Modern Life Is Rubbish
1993 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
60 Miss Leader Rollerskate Skinny 4/10/1993 Shoulder Voices
1993 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
78 Singlette Custard November 1993 Wahooti Fandango
1994

1994 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
20 Range Life Pavement 4/02/1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
1994 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
53 Say It Ain't So Weezer 10/05/1994 Weezer (The Blue Album)
37 Sure Shot Beastie Boys 24/05/1994 Ill Communication
1994 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
21 Sour Times Portishead 1/08/1994 Dummy
2 Hallelujah Jeff Buckley 23/08/1994 Grace
1994 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
48 Protection Massive Attack 26/09/1994 Protection
1995

1995 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
70 Isobel Björk 13/06/1995 Post
1996

1996 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
44 Tuesday You Am I 10/07/1996 Hourly, Daily
1996 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
10 Forty Six & 2 Tool 17/09/1996 Ænima
28 Górecki Lamb 30/09/1996 Lamb
1997

1997 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
3 Exit Music (For A Film) Radiohead 21/05/1997 OK Computer
1998

1998 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
35 Waltz #2 (XO) Elliott Smith 25/08/1998 XO
1998 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
94 Regular John Queens Of The Stone Age 22/09/1998 Queens Of The Stone Age
1999

1999 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
61 Windowlicker Aphex Twin 22/03/1999 Single Only
1999 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
5 Svefn-G-Englar Sigur Rós 12/06/1999 Ágætis Byrjun
55 Whatever You Want Something For Kate 21/06/1999 Beautiful Sharks
1999 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
38 Testify Rage Against The Machine 2/11/1999 The Battle Of Los Angeles
1999 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
8 Too Young Phoenix 31/12/1999 United
2000

2000 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
34 Lovely Head Goldfrapp 15/05/2000 Felt Mountain
2000 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
64 We Haven't Turned Around Gomez 13/09/2000 Liquid Skin
2001

2001 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
16 Digital Love Daft Punk 12/03/2001 Discovery
71 Laughing Boy Big Heavy Stuff 19/03/2001 Size Of The Ocean
2001 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
56 Any Day Now Elbow 7/05/2001 Asleep In The Back
2001 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
69 New Slang The Shins 19/06/2001 Oh, Inverted World
2001 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
65 Kansas (Flood Remix) The Wolfgang Press 7/08/2001 Everything Is Beautiful (A Retrospective 1983-1995)
2002

2002 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
17 Lonesome Tears Beck 24/09/2002 Sea Change
2003

2003 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
47 One Big Holiday My Morning Jacket 9/09/2003 It Still Moves
2004

2004 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
58 Handshake Drugs Wilco 22/06/2004 A Ghost Is Born
2004 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
23 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) Arcade Fire 14/09/2004 Funeral
2006

2006 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
31 One Crowded Hour Augie March 11/03/2006 Moo, You Bloody Choir
2006 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
83 Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco 18/04/2006 Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
2006 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
6 Wolf Like Me TV On The Radio 6/07/2006 Return To Cookie Mountain
51 Cursed Sleep Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 25/07/2006 The Letting Go
2007

2007 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
66 Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele) Kanye West 11/09/2007 Graduation
2007 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
99 Electric Feel MGMT 2/10/2007 Oracular Spectacular
98 Don't Fight It The Panics 13/10/2007 Cruel Guards
2007 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
89 My People The Presets 4/12/2007 Apocalypso
2008

2008 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
82 The Kids Don't Stand A Chance Vampire Weekend 29/01/2008 Vampire Weekend
2008 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
49 Mykonos Fleet Foxes 8/04/2008 Sun Giant EP


Facts

  • 0 of the songs that charted in the Richard Kingsmill's Hottest 100 of All Time were released within the year of the countdown. However, since it is an All Time countdown, this is not particularly unusual.
  • The earlist track released was Fred Neil's 'The Dolphins', which was released in December, 1966.
  • The most recent track to have made the countdown was Fleet Foxes's 'Mykonos', which was released on April 8th, 2008.



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