Prepare to feel old: these are the songs that topped the Hottest 100 a decade ago.

I don’t know why I did this.

It’s like picking a pimple or popping a blister – you’re curious as to what will come out. But you know you’re going to pay for it later…

Later… later, when you realise it’s been 10 years since Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars played in the Grey’s Anatomy finale and you sobbed quietly on the couch, still trying to pretend you were a teenager who would never cry at some stupid character dying in some stupid sitcom. (But why Denny, WHYYYYY?)

Later when you realise Gotye’s Hearts a Mess was released 10 (TEN!) years ago and, honestly, ‘What have I done with my life since? I at least thought I’d have savings by now.’

Yep, The Killers made the Top 10.

Yep, I was curious as to which artists were the top 10 in Triple J's Hottest 100 10 years ago.

But, since finding out, I have been descending in a spiral of outrage and self-deception and "they must have it wrong, Black Fingernails, Red Wine was definitely less than 10 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday...."

(And I haven't even mentioned The Killers yet.)

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Go on, you know you want to... Pop it. But don't say I didn't warn you.

The top ten in the Hottest 100 from 2006, announced on January 26, 2007 included:

  1. One Crowded Hour - Augie March (Australia)
  2. Black Fingernails, Red Wine - Eskimo Joe (Australia)
  3. The Hard Road - Hilltop Hoods (Australia)
  4. When You Were Young - The Killers (United States)
  5. I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters (United States)
  6. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (United States)
  7. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (United Kingdom)
  8. Hearts a Mess - Gotye (Australia)
  9. Starlight - Muse (United Kingdom)
  10. 19-20-20 - The Grates (Australia)

Now, to make you feel better... "Shots shots shots shots!" (Don't worry, that one was released in 2009. We've got a few years yet.)

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