Hottest 62

Hottest 100
Hottest 100

For the last few weeks, Carol has been revealing the Hottest 100 of all time list for herself and her family. With her inspiration in mind, I thought I’d see if I could do something similar.

It should be as simple as going to my Last.fm account, or even checking out what were my top songs on Rhythmbox (no, I don’t use Itunes), but they’re both skewed a little bit Swedish at the moment.

Or maybe I could check out my CD collection, but that ignores all the vinyl.

Sitting down and compiling a list would take too long, so I decided to go through the Hottest 100’s of the last twenty years and choose songs from there.

So strictly speaking, this is not actually my Hottest 100 of all time, it’s just the songs I like from the last twenty years of Hot 100s. And even though there was about 2,000 songs to choose from I only ended up with 62. Sure, I like lots of others, but these are the ones I REALLY LIKE.

This list is chronological, not in terms of preferences…

1 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me
3 The Jam – That’s Entertainment
4 New Order – Blue Monday
5 This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren
6 John Lennon – Imagine
7 Prince – Kiss
8 Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
9 Enya – Orinoco Flow
10 Womack & Womack – Teardrops
11 Sakamoto & Sylvian – Forbidden Colours
12 Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
13 New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
14 Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
15 The Stranglers – Golden Brown
16 Grandmaster Flash – The Message
17 Laurie Anderson – O Superman
18 The Church – Under The Milky Way
19 Black Box – Ride On Time
20 ABBA – Dancing Queen
21 Madonna – Into The Groove
22 Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs Tears
23 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
24 Billy Bragg – Sexuality
25 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
26 Massive – Unfinished Sympathy
27 Yothu Yindi – Treaty
28 Pet Shop Boys – Go West
29 Bjork – Human Behaviour
30 KD Lang – Constant Craving
31 Veruca Salt – Seether
32 Underground Lovers – Losin’ It
33 Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me
34 Pet Shop Boys – Absolutely Fabulous
35 Oasis – Wonderwall
36 Portishead – Glory Box
37 Christine Anu – My Island Home
38 Bjork – Hyperballad
39 Tori Amos – Professional Widow
40 The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac
41 Blur – Song 2
42 Silverchair – Freak
43 Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass
44 Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey – History Repeating
45 Fatboy Slim – Praise You
46 Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
47 Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now
48 Bob Marley & Funkstar De Luxe – Sun Is Shining
49 Moloko – Sing It Back
50 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
51 Bomfunk MCs – Freestyler
52 Moloko – The Time Is Now
53 Groove Armada – I See You Baby
54 alien ant farm – smooth criminal
55 dido – thank you
56 eminem – cleaning out my closet
57 Michael Franti/Spearhead – Everyone Deserves Music
58 Lior – This Old Love
59 Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
60 Bernard Fanning – Songbird
61 Scissor Sisters – Filthy Gorgeous
62 Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks

A bit of a 90s guy, aren’t I?

None of this list is terribly cool, and none of it would gain me much cred amongst “serious music fans” of my age. “ABBA poof”, I hear them say. But frankly, I don’t care.

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