Do you find yourself somewhat frustrated at the type of music being played on triple j these days? Do you find yourself wishing we could go back to a time when guitars ruled the airwaves, and Radiohead was experimental as it got? Well, make plans to park yourself by the radio on January 28th, because Double J are coming to the rescue with the 1997 Hottest 100.

Following on from last year’s inaugural decision to replay the entire 1996 Hottest 100 countdown following the 2016 Hottest 100 countdown, Double J are planning to do the same thing once again, but this time paying homage to the tunes that made your 1997 one of the best years on record.

That’s right, get ready to hear tunes from Chumbawamba, Smash Mouth, the Bloodhound Gang, and Jamiroquai. There will also be some good tunes played on the day too, including classic tracks from Spiderbait, Jebediah, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Tool, Marilyn Manson, and even Silverchair.

You’ll also be able to relive a bit of controversy as well, with triple j’s Hottest 100 for 1997 infamously consisting of 99 songs due to Pauline Pantsdown’s ‘Back Door Man’ being banned. Will Double J cave to public pressure and play the track? Or will we be given a quick run through of N.W.A’s ‘Express Yourself’ as a symbolic gesture of censorship? Either way, you’re going to have to tune in to find out!

it all kicks off at 12pm on Sunday, January 28th on Double J. Of course, if you’re thinking this won’t appeal to you, you can always head back to triple j where they’ll be counting down the songs that almost made it into the Hottest 100 the previous day. Whatever you choose, your tunes for the day are set.

Check out the full list of tunes that made the 1997 Hottest 100 here, and head over to Double J for more info about this year’s broadcast.

Check out The Whitlams’ ‘No Aphrodisiac’:

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