Classic Oasis anthem ‘Wonderwall’ has topped Triple J’s ‘Hottest 20’ celebrating 20 years of the Hottest 100 countdown where listeners were invited to vote on what they thought were the best songs of the last two decades.

The song beat out The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ and Jeff Buckley’s ‘Last Goodbye’ who came second and third respectively in the national poll. Hilltop Hoods and their song ‘The Nosebleed Section’ was the top-ranking Australian song coming in fourth place.

Rounding out the top 10 was The Verve’s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’, The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’, Powderfinger’s ‘These Days’, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, and Powderfinger again for their song ‘My Happiness’.

After 20 days of voting, Triple J broke records with more than 940,000 votes cast for eligible songs, released between Jan 1993 to Dec 2012, with over 200,000 of those cast on the last day of voting, making it the biggest single day of votes in Hottest 100 history.

Over 30 songs in the list come from debut albums, 49 songs are from the 90s (between the eligible years of ’93 – ’99) while just over half the list are from the 2000s, with 51 tunes voted in coming from the 12 period of 2000 – 2012.

Those results makes sense when you consider that the 22 – 25 year old demographic submitted the highest number of votes, with 25 year olds submitting the most votes of any age.

Like in previous Hottest 100 incarnations, the results have seemingly ignored a plethora of female singers, musicians, and frontwomen.

But the most interesting statistic is that, according to voters for the 20th Anniversary, 1997 was the greatest year in music, representing the year with the most votes. If you take into account that the most votes came from 25-year-olds, that makes for a lot of 20-somethings with very fond memories of being 10 years old.

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The youth-orientated radio station was careful this time to avoid similar problems in the past such as the Warmest 100 leak, a list of scarily accurate predictions put together by a pair of Brisbane IT experts who managed to crack a traceable code of votes submitted through social media.

But like in previous Hottest 100 incarnations, the results have seemingly ignored a plethora of female singers, musicians, and frontwomen.

The highest-ranking female in the list was Meg White from The White Stripes at #2, but the highest ranking female that sings was Kimbra for her duet with Gotye at #9. There was however a steep drop off from there.

The next female to make the cut was Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries for their song ‘Zombie’ which came in at #33. Other female singers or fronted groups in the list include Florence + the Machine for their song ‘Dog Days Are Over’ at #49, Angus & Julia Stone for ‘Big Jet Plane’ at #81, M.I.A. for ‘Paper Planes’ at #97, and Lana Del Rey for ‘Video Games’ at #99.

Something For Kate and The Dandy Warhols also made the top 100 and feature female members, as did The Smashing Pumpkins’ D’arcy Wretzky who performed on ‘1979’.

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was crowned the winner of the 2009 Hottest 100 Of All Time, but that poll was even worse, lacking a single female entrant in the list, with a report by The Australian triggering Triple J’s current affairs program Hack to take an internal investigation into the ‘no women’ poll.

It seems that controversy and the Hottest 100 go hand in hand, with this year’s number one winners, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and their ubiquitous thrift hop hit ruffling more than a few feathers. Many speculated that Triple J aired the ‘Hottest 200′ – the list of songs that came in at 101-200 – on air for the first time ever as a response to the backlash over ‘Thrift Shop’s crowning for 2013.

Triple J’s 20 Years of Hottest 100 Results

1. Oasis – Wonderwall
2. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
3. Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
4. Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section
5. The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
6. Foo Fighters – Everlong
7. The Killers – Mr Brightside
8. Powderfinger – These Days
9. Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used To Know
10. Powderfinger – My Happiness
11. Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
12. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
13. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
14. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
15. The Prodigy – Breathe
16. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
17. Silverchair – Tomorrow
18. OutKast – Hey Ya!
19. Blink-182 – Dammit
20. The Living End – Prisoner of Society
21. The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
22. Blur – Song 2
23. Muse – Knights of Cydonia
24. Augie March – One Crowded Hour
25. The Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
26. System Of A Down – Chop Suey!
27. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
28. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
29. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
30. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
31. Massive Attack – Teardrop
32. Tool – Stinkfist
33. The Cranberries – Zombie
34. Ben Folds Five – Brick
35. Radiohead – Karma Police
36. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
37. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
38. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
39. Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
40. Nine Inch Nails – Closer
41. Coldplay – Yellow
42. Matt Corby – Brother
43. John Butler Trio – Betterman
44. Daft Punk – One More Time
45. Modest Mouse – Float On
46. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
47. The Offspring – Self Esteem
48. The Strokes – Last Nite
49. Florence + the Machine – Dog Days Are Over
50. Pearl Jam – Better Man
51. The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
52. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
53. Placebo – Every You Every Me
54. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
55. Fatboy Slim – Praise You
56. Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
57. Bloc Party – Banquet
58. The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac
59. Daft Punk – Around The World
60. Bush – Glycerine
61. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
62. Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony
63. Grinspoon – Chemical Heart
64. MGMT – Kids
65. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
66. You Am I – Berlin Chair
67. alt-J – Breezeblocks
68. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
69. Eminem – Lose Yourself
70. Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
71. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
72. Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief
73. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
74. The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
75. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
76. MGMT – Electric Feel
77. The Presets – My People
78. Silverchair – Freak
79. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
80. Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
81. Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
82. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
83. Pulp – Common People
84. Kanye West – Gold Digger
85. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
86. The Killers – When You Were Young
87. The Kooks – Naive
88. Something For Kate – Monsters
89. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
90. Silverchair – Straight Lines
91. Jebediah – Harpoon
92. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
93. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
94. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
95. Ben Lee – Cigarettes Will Kill You
96. The Cat Empire – Hello
97. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
98. Jebediah – Leaving Home
99. Lana Del Rey – Video Games
100. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

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