Wind back the clock, Double J are set to replay the Hottest 100 of 1996 in full

Music fans across the country are gearing up for one of the biggest days of the year, with triple j conducting the annual Hottest 100 countdown this Thursday. It’s a celebration of all the new tunes released in the past year. Or, sometimes, new versions of old tunes.

But what if you don’t like new tunes? What if you like old tunes? Particularly, 20-year-old tunes? Well, your curmudgeonly self is in luck, with Double J announcing that they will be playing the Hottest 100 of 1996 in full on Saturday.

Without getting too much into spoiler territory, the 1996 countdown (which took place January 1997) was an absolute ripper – featuring classic cuts from Tool, Underworld, Smashing Pumpkins, Spiderbait, and many, many more.

Tune into Double J from 12PM on Saturday January 28 to listen to the countdown in full.

Listen to Spiderbait’s ‘Buy Me A Pony’ below. We reckon it might be in with a shot for number one.