HEAVY and WEIRD’s TOP 100 SONGS of the PAST 20 YEARS

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Over the past two days Triple J counted down the hottest 100 songs from the past 20 years as voted by their listeners. I won’t lie, it was a pretty shocking list and it was surprising just what did and didn’t get voted in. It’s hardly worth getting upset over though because you know it was what the people voted for so the people get what the people want, I’m not going to be the kind of thundercunt who cries over a floor covered in milk.

When I first heard Triple J were doing this countdown I felt inspired to sit down and make a list of what I think is the top 100 songs from the past 20 years. I’ve been doing this for the past fortnight and I’ve loved every minute of it and if anyone wants to plug me into a radio station for 14 hours or so I’d happily count it down and play you all these lovely tunes.

So whatever Heavy and Weird means to you as a reader take stock in the fact that if we (well me mainly) had our way these would of been the songs / bands / artists that everyone would have been playing worship and tribute to this weekend.

Heavy and Weird’s Top 100 Songs From The Past 20 Years

  1. The Diamond Sea by Sonic Youth
  2. Movement One (Gardenia / Asteroid / Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop) by Kyuss
  3. No Surprise by Fugazi
  4. Dopesmoker by Sleep
  5. Delirium Cordia by Fantomas
  6. DJed by Tortoise
  7. Didn’t We Deserve A Look at You The Way You Really Are by Shellac
  8. Elegy For All The Dead Rock  Stars by Thurston Moore
  9. Radio Baghdad by Patti Smith
  10. Change Your Mind by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  11. The Grudge by Tool
  12. I Am Not Lonely With Cricket by Papa M
  13. Complicated by Heavens To Betsy
  14. Kettle Whistle by Jane’s Addiction
  15. On Demon Wings by Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
  16. Authentic Celestial Music by Dirty Three
  17. The Czar: I. Usurper II. Escape III. Martyr IV. Spiral by Mastodon
  18. Alone by Dinosaur Jr.
  19. I Got ID by Pearl Jam
  20. Minerva by Deftones
  21. King For A Day by Faith No More
  22. Entertain by Sleater-Kinney
  23. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
  24. Night Goat by Melvins
  25. Nude as The News by Cat Power
  26. One Armed Scissor by At The Drive-In
  27. Sullen Girl by Fiona Apple
  28. Ever (Foreign Flag) by Team Sleep
  29. Get A Room by Jim O’Rourke
  30. Two Sides Of Myself Part One by Tarentel
  31. Skin Of The Night by M83
  32. Ice In The Sun by Tex Perkins
  33. Better Living Through Chemistry by Queens Of The Stone Age
  34. Horses In My Dreams by PJ Harvey
  35. There’s Something On My Side by Down
  36. Birdsong by Tomahawk
  37. Overfloater by Soundgarden
  38. New Noise by Refused
  39. La Cienega Just Smiled by Ryan Adams
  40. Kid A by Radiohead
  41. The Day The World Went Away by Nine Inch Nails
  42. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here by Weezer
  43. The Loneliest Guy by David Bowie
  44. Electrolite by R.E.M.
  45. Far Away by Martha Wainwright
  46. The Great Southern Trendkill by Pantera
  47. Choke by Sepultura
  48. Disciple by Slayer
  49. Deliverance by Opeth
  50. Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus by The Mars Volta
  51. World Coming Down by Type O Negative
  52. The Bends by Mr. Bungle
  53. The Only Moment We Were Alone by Explosions In The Sky
  54. Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros
  55. Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans by Smashing Pumpkins
  56. Baby, Can you Dig The Light by Mudhoney
  57. The Beginning and The End by ISIS
  58. Protection by Massive Attack
  59. Wake Up by Mad Season
  60. Violate by Machine Head
  61. I Can’t See New York by Tori Amos
  62. Blank by EyeHateGod
  63. Rotten Apple by Alice In Chains
  64. Rhoda by Slint
  65. Will You Smile Again For Me by …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
  66. Elephants by Them Crooked Vultures
  67. When My Baby Comes by Grinderman
  68. The Sides by Ataxia
  69. Out Of This World by The Cure
  70. One Hot Minute by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  71. As I Sat Sadly By Her Side by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  72. Exhausted by Foo Fighters
  73. Paris Train by Beth Orton
  74. Shark Fin Blues by The Drones
  75. Mojo Pin by Jeff Buckley
  76. Keep The Streets Empty For Me by Fever Ray
  77. Revolver by Rage Against The Machine
  78. Excuse Me Mr. by Ben Harper
  79. Low Desert Punk by Brant Bjork
  80. Stonebreaker by Corrosion Of Conformity
  81. Cocainium by Baroness
  82. Glory Box by Portishead
  83. Great Big White World by Marilyn Manson
  84. Disconnect by Rollins Band
  85. Pillars by Sunny Day Real Estate
  86. Archetype by Fear Factory
  87. California by EMA
  88. The Stations by The Gutter Twins
  89. Sprout and The Bean by Joanna Newsom
  90. Evangeline by Cocteau Twins
  91. The River Rise by Mark Lanegan
  92. Hope There’s Someone by Antony and The Johnsons
  93. Her Middle Name Is Boom by Glassjaw
  94. Did My Time by Korn
  95. Listless and Satisfied by Tumbleweed
  96. Saturated by Beasts Of Bourbon
  97. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  98. Devil’s Haircut by Beck
  99. XXXO by M.I.A.
  100. War? By System of A Down

Big Love

Dan Newton xo

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4 thoughts on “HEAVY and WEIRD’s TOP 100 SONGS of the PAST 20 YEARS

  1. I don’t think I have even listened to half of the songs in the list, but I like the ones I know A LOT.

    I’ll have to build a playlist with all of those unknown ones and possibly discover something new and absolutely awesome.

    Thanks a million! 🙂

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