Just some of the statistics that didn’t make it into our Hottest 100 infographic

Just some of the statistics that didn’t make it into our Hottest 100 infographic

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By now you’ve probably seen the Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years Results Infographic that was posted here on Monday.  If not, take a look.  I compiled the statistics, but the credit really goes to Glenn, who took my numbers and turned them into something quite wonderful.

While we were putting the infographic together, I came up with all sorts of different statistics, not all of which ended up in the final product.  So, today I thought I’d share with you some of the stats that were omitted.

Songs with questions in the title [1]:
#68. Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Songs with names that kind of make reference to body parts [7]:
#4. Hilltop Hoods – “The Nosebleed Section”
#12. Gotye – “Hearts A Mess”
#25. Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” [Are wings a body part?  I think that this may have been the reason that this category was left out…]
#28. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Scar Tissue”
#32. Tool – “Stinkfist”
#46. Nick Cave – “Into My Arms”
#63. Grinspoon – “Chemical Heart”

Songs with titles that are somewhat vaguely relevant to architecture, but not really [7]:
#1. Oasis – “Wonderwall”
#34. Ben Folds Five – “Brick”
#39. Nirvana – “Heart Shaped Box”
#73. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home”
#79. Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”
#90. Silverchair – “Straight Lines”
#98. Jebediah – “Leaving Home”

Past #2s [from yearly Hottest 100 polls] that didn’t make it into the countdown [8]:
1993. Radiohead – “Creep” [although technically this was ineligible, which causes some confusion, but I’m not going to rant about that here]
1999. Killing Heidi – “Weir”
2000. U2 – “Beautiful Day”
2004. Missy Higgins – “Scar”
2005. Ben Lee – “Catch My Disease”
2006. Eskimo Joe – “Black Fingernails, Red Wine”
2009. Art vs Science – “Parlez Vous Français?”
20010. Little Red – “Rock It”

Songs that were #1 singles in Germany [4]:
[I didn’t comb through 20 years of German singles charts for nothing, damn it]
#9. Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
#33. The Cranberries – “Zombie”
#85. Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
#99. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”

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