1991

1991 Top Artists

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Artists with multiple tracks in the 1991 countdown.

Artist Track Score
The CureA Forest93
Just Like Heaven90
Primary66
Close To Me64
Boys Don't Cry58
Lullaby57
In Between Days53
Pictures Of You33
Love Cats27
Artist Total Score:541
REMIt's The End Of The World89
Losing My Religion69
The One I Love61
Orange Crush39
Fall On Me36
Artist Total Score:294
The SmithsHow Soon Is Now95
This Charming Man72
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out65
Bigmouth Strikes Again29
Artist Total Score:261
Violent FemmesBlister In The Sun92
Add It Up83
Kiss Off80
Artist Total Score:255
NirvanaSmells Like Teen Spirit100
Lithium98
Come As You Are25
Artist Total Score:223
New OrderBlue Monday91
Bizarre Love Triangle77
True Faith46
Artist Total Score:214
Hunters & CollectorsThrow Your Arms Around Me97
Talking To A Stranger56
The Slab48
Artist Total Score:201
Billy BraggSexuality79
Waiting For The Great Leap Forward44
Levi Stubbs Tears26
Artist Total Score:149
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsShip Song87
Mercy Seat13
Deanna2
Artist Total Score:102
MetallicaEnter Sandman41
The Unforgiven38
One12
Artist Total Score:91
The PixiesDebaser73
Monkey Gone To Heaven10
Wave Of Mutilation7
Artist Total Score:90

What's the "Score"?

By giving each track in the Hottest 100 a score based on the inverse of it's position number (ie. the track at 10th place gets a score of 90) a combination of all track scores gives an artist a Hot Score.

This doesn't mean that artist is "better" than another, it's just another interesting way of looking at the poll.

1991 Hottest 100 Countdown

  1. 1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
  2. 2 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
  3. 3 Nirvana Lithium
  4. 4 Hunters & Collectors Throw Your Arms Around Me
  5. 5 Andy Prieboy Tomorrow Wendy
  6. 6 The Smiths How Soon Is Now
  7. 7 The Stone Roses Fools Gold
  8. 8 The Cure A Forest
  9. 9 Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun
  10. 10 New Order Blue Monday
  11. 11 The Cure Just Like Heaven
  12. 12 REM It's The End Of The World
  13. 13 The The Uncertain Smile
  14. 14 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Ship Song
  15. 15 Janes Addiction Been Caught Stealing
  16. 16 The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
  17. 17 Janes Addiction Jane Says
  18. 18 Violent Femmes Add It Up
  19. 19 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights
  20. 20 Falling Joys Lock It
  21. 21 Violent Femmes Kiss Off
  22. 22 Billy Bragg Sexuality
  23. 23 The Jam That's Entertainment
  24. 24 New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
  25. 25 The Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK
  26. 26 Dead Kennedys Holiday In Cambodia
  27. 27 Guns N Roses Sweet Child O Mine
  28. 28 The Pixies Debaser
  29. 29 The Smiths This Charming Man
  30. 30 Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven
  31. 31 The Church Under The Milky Way
  32. 32 REM Losing My Religion
  33. 33 Clouds Hieronymous
  34. 34 Died Pretty DC
  35. 35 The Cure Primary
  36. 36 The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  37. 37 The Cure Close To Me
  38. 38 Boys Next Door Shivers
  39. 39 Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away
  40. 40 REM The One I Love
  41. 41 Ratcat That Ain't Bad
  42. 42 Sinead O'Connor Troy
  43. 43 The Cure Boys Don't Cry
  44. 44 The Cure Lullaby
  45. 45 Hunters & Collectors Talking To A Stranger
  46. 46 They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul
  47. 47 Radio Birdman Aloha Steve And Danno
  48. 48 The Cure In Between Days
  49. 49 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
  50. 50 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren
  51. 51 Tall Tales And True Trust
  52. 52 The Triffids Wide Open Road
  53. 53 Hunters & Collectors The Slab
  54. 54 Soft Cell Tainted Love
  55. 55 New Order True Faith
  56. 56 Sonic Youth Kool Thing
  57. 57 Billy Bragg Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
  58. 58 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
  59. 59 The Doors The End
  60. 60 Metallica Enter Sandman
  61. 61 Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
  62. 62 REM Orange Crush
  63. 63 Metallica The Unforgiven
  64. 64 Massive Unfinished Sympathy
  65. 65 REM Fall On Me
  66. 66 Straightjacked Fits Down In Splendour
  67. 67 Clouds 4PM
  68. 68 The Cure Pictures Of You
  69. 69 Frente Labour Of Love
  70. 70 The Church Unguarded Moment
  71. 71 Neds Atomic Dustbin Grey Cell Green
  72. 72 The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again
  73. 73 Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
  74. 74 The Cure Love Cats
  75. 75 Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs Tears
  76. 76 Nirvana Come As You Are
  77. 77 B52s Rock Lobster
  78. 78 The Doors LA Woman
  79. 79 Dinosaur Jnr Freak Scene
  80. 80 Def Fx Surfers Of The Mind
  81. 81 The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum
  82. 82 Ride Vapour Trail
  83. 83 Yothu Yindi Treaty
  84. 84 Only Ones Another Girl Another Planet
  85. 85 Dramarama Anything Anything
  86. 86 Wonderstuff Size Of A Cow
  87. 87 Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil
  88. 88 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Mercy Seat
  89. 89 Metallica One
  90. 90 My Bloody Valentine Soon
  91. 91 The Pixies Monkey Gone To Heaven
  92. 92 Public Enemy Bring The Noise
  93. 93 XTC Dear God
  94. 94 The Pixies Wave Of Mutilation
  95. 95 Jesus Jones Info Freako
  96. 96 Go Betweens Cattle And Cane
  97. 97 The Clash London Calling
  98. 98 U2 Bad
  99. 99 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Deanna
  100. 100 Prince Cream