Triple M's G.O.A.T Countdown Full List

Triple M’s G.O.A.T Has Been Crowned: Full Countdown List

Triple M’s G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) is a highly anticipated annual countdown event that celebrates the monumental songs of legendary artists, accompanied by the occasional controversy. Through intense debate and the participation of thousands of passionate voters, one song emerges victorious as Triple M’s G.O.A.T. This year’s edition builds upon the success of previous years, including the 2021 winner, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Without further ado, let’s delve into the thrilling journey of Triple M’s G.O.A.T, revealing the full list of iconic songs and exploring the controversies that have made this year’s countdown truly unforgettable.

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The 2021 G.O.A.T: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”:

2021’s voting saw an exhilarating battle among some of the greatest hits in music history. Ultimately, the timeless masterpiece “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen triumphed, captivating the hearts and minds of fans across generations. With its groundbreaking composition, Freddie Mercury’s unmatched vocal prowess, and the song’s lasting impact on popular culture, “Bohemian Rhapsody” deservedly secured the prestigious title.

The 2023 G.O.A.T Contenders: An Electrifying Lineup:

As anticipation mounted for this year’s Triple M’s G.O.A.T, fans eagerly voted for their favorite songs, hoping to see their beloved artists rise to the top. The full list of contenders encompasses a wide range of genres and artists, showcasing the diversity of talent that has shaped the music industry. From rock legends to soulful crooners and everything in between, here are some notable contenders:

  • “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
  • “Imagine” by John Lennon
  • “Hotel California” by Eagles
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
  • “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen (defending champion)
  • And many more!

Controversies and Debates: Fueling the Passionate Discussions:

Triple M’s G.O.A.T is not without its fair share of controversies and debates. As fans passionately defend their favorite songs, heated discussions arise regarding the merits and significance of each contender. Opinions clash, alliances form, and the excitement reaches fever pitch as voters rally behind their preferred tracks.

The subjective nature of music taste ensures that controversies are an integral part of the G.O.A.T event. From debates over the inclusion or exclusion of certain songs to the question of whether new releases can match the iconic status of classics, every year brings forth new and intriguing controversies that fuel the excitement surrounding the event.

The Ultimate Champion: Back In Black by AC/DC Claims Victory:

After an exhilarating voting process and weeks of anticipation, Triple M is thrilled to announce “Back In Black” by AC/DC has claimed the number one spot, solidifying its position as the epitome of musical brilliance. This electrifying rock anthem possesses the power to unite fans and resonates across generations, etching its name in the annals of music history as an unforgettable masterpiece.


  1. Back In Black by AC/DC
  2. My Hero by Foo Fighters
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  4. Sweet Child O’ Mine [Remastered] by Guns N’ Roses
  5. Down Under by Men At Work
  6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
  7. Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
  8. Hey Jude by The Beatles
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
  10. Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
  11. Mr Brightside by The Killers
  12. Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel
  13. Money For Nothing [Album Version] by Dire Straits
  14. We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions by Queen
  15. Better Man by Pearl Jam
  16. Great Southern Land by Icehouse
  17. Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
  18. You’re The Voice [Single Version] by John Farnham
  19. Enter Sandman by Metallica
  20. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
  21. Holy Grail by Hunters & Collectors
  22. Purple Rain [Album Version] by Prince
  23. Everlong by Foo Fighters
  24. Hotel California [Remastered] by The Eagles
  25. It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) by AC/DC
  26. Wonderwall by Oasis
  27. Don’t Change by INXS
  28. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  29. Dancing In the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
  30. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  31. Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
  32. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
  33. Come As You Are by Nirvana
  34. Africa [Single Version] by Toto
  35. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
  36. Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd
  37. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
  38. Summer Of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  39. My Happiness by Powderfinger
  40. American Pie by Don McLean
  41. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  42. With or Without You by U2
  43. Original Sin [Single] by INXS
  44. Heroes by David Bowie
  45. November Rain by Guns N’ Roses
  46. To Her Door by Paul Kelly
  47. Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day
  48. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Radio Edit] by Eurythmics
  49. Better by The Screaming Jets
  50. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
  51. Daughter by Pearl Jam
  52. Flame Trees by Cold Chisel
  53. Times Like These by Foo Fighters
  54. Let It Be by The Beatles
  55. Jump by Van Halen
  56. Rain [Radio Edit] by Dragon
  57. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
  58. Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
  59. Every Breath You Take by The Police
  60. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
  61. You Oughta Know [Clean Version] by Alanis Morissette
  62. Cheap Wine by Cold Chisel
  63. Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye feat Kimbra
  64. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
  65. You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi
  66. Reckless (Don’t Be So) by Australian Crawl
  67. Epic by Faith No More
  68. Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
  69. Evie (Parts 1, 2 and 3) by Stevie Wright
  70. Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon
  71. Need You Tonight by INXS
  72. Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
  73. Patience by Guns N’ Roses
  74. Dreams by The Cranberries
  75. Janie’s Got A Gun [Single Edit] by Aerosmith
  76. Message In A Bottle by The Police
  77. Tomorrow [Single Version] by Silverchair
  78. Throw Your Arms Around Me [Original Version] by Hunters & Collectors
  79. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
  80. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door by Guns N’ Roses
  81. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  82. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again [LIV] [Edit] by The Angels
  83. 3 A.M. by Matchbox Twenty
  84. Born In The U.S.A by Bruce Springsteen
  85. When the War Is Over by Cold Chisel
  86. All The Small Things by Blink-182
  87. Boys Light Up by Australian Crawl
  88. When Doves Cry [Single Version] by Prince
  89. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
  90. Clocks by Coldplay
  91. Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac
  92. I Was Made For Lovin’ You [Album version] by Kiss
  93. Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House
  94. Alive by Pearl Jam
  95. Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran
  96. I Touch Myself by Divinyls
  97. Heaven by Bryan Adams
  98. Breaking the Girl [Radio Edit] by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  99. Electric Blue by Icehouse
  100. Don’t Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra
  101. White Wedding [Single Mix] by Billy Idol
  102. Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
  103. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
  104. Forever Now by Cold Chisel
  105. When I Come Around by Green Day
  106. Piano Man [Album Version] by Billy Joel
  107. Straight Lines by Silverchair
  108. Light My Fire [Single Mix] by The Doors
  109. Bitter Sweet Symphony [Radio Edit] by The Verve
  110. Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
  111. Rock The Casbah by The Clash
  112. Roxanne by The Police
  113. Lightning Crashes [Edit] by Live
  114. Love Shack [Single Version] by The B-52’s
  115. Sounds Of Then by GANGgajang
  116. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  117. I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  118. Mr Jones by Counting Crows
  119. Take It Easy by The Eagles
  120. Little Lion Man [Clean Version] by Mumford and Sons
  121. Standing On The Outside by Cold Chisel
  122. Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  123. Stuck In the Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
  124. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
  125. The One I Love by R.E.M.
  126. Revolution by The Beatles
  127. Here Comes The Rain Again by Eurythmics
  128. Mysterious Ways by U2
  129. Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House
  130. Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
  131. Live and Let Die by Guns N’ Roses
  132. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
  133. Jack And Diane by John Mellencamp
  134. Dani California [edit] by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  135. Under The Milky Way by The Church
  136. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
  137. The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis and the News
  138. Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
  139. Who Can It Be Now by Men At Work
  140. Miss You by The Rolling Stones
  141. Walk Of Life by Dire Straits
  142. Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor
  143. Learn To Fly by Foo Fighters
  144. She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals
  145. Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
  146. Zebra by The John Butler Trio
  147. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) [Album] by Meat Loaf
  148. Good Times by INXS & Jimmy Barnes
  149. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie
  150. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day
  151. Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes
  152. Dream On by Aerosmith
  153. We Didn’t Start The Fire by Billy Joel
  154. Champagne Supernova [Radio Edit] by Oasis
  155. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  156. Young Years by Dragon
  157. Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  158. The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
  159. Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue
  160. Don’t Stand So Close To Me by The Police
  161. Long Day by Matchbox Twenty
  162. Somebody To Love by Queen
  163. Forgotten Years by Midnight Oil
  164. Riptide by Vance Joy
  165. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
  166. Dumb Things by Paul Kelly and The Messengers
  167. What’s Up? [Radio Version] by 4 Non Blondes
  168. Bad Medicine [Single] by Bon Jovi
  169. Maneater by Hall & Oates
  170. Rock & Roll All Nite by Kiss
  171. Creep by Radiohead
  172. Hot In The City [New York Single Mix] by Billy Idol
  173. Onion Skin by Boom Crash Opera
  174. Easy by Faith No More
  175. Pride (In The Name Of Love) by U2
  176. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  177. Everybody Hurts [Album Version] by R.E.M.
  178. Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
  179. Killer Queen by Queen
  180. Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  181. Close To Me by The Cure
  182. The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley
  183. Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool
  184. I’m On Fire by Bruce Springsteen
  185. If You Could Only See by Tonic
  186. Solid Rock by Goanna
  187. I Heard It Through The Grapevine [Single Edit] by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  188. What I Like About You by The Romantics
  189. Tucker’s Daughter by Ian Moss
  190. In The End by Linkin Park
  191. Touch by Noiseworks
  192. Call Me by Blondie
  193. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
  194. I Send A Message by INXS
  195. And She Was by Talking Heads
  196. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
  197. Just A Girl by No Doubt
  198. More Than This by Roxy Music
  199. Run To Paradise by Choirboys
  200. Rocket Man by Elton John
  201. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  202. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
  203. Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
  204. Higher Love [Edit] by Steve Winwood
  205. Blue Sky Mine by Midnight Oil
  206. Blinded By The Light [Single Version] by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  207. Tip Of My Tongue by Diesel
  208. Walk This Way [7″] by Run-D.M.C. Vs Aerosmith
  209. Bennie And The Jets by Elton John
  210. Legs [Album Version] by ZZ Top
  211. Push by Matchbox Twenty
  212. Pleasure And Pain by Divinyls
  213. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
  214. Paradise City [Remastered] by Guns N’ Roses
  215. Red Red Wine [Single Version] by UB40
  216. All Apologies (Acoustic) [ACO] [LIV] by Nirvana
  217. Here I Go Again ’87 [Album Version] by Whitesnake
  218. Weir by Killing Heidi
  219. Who Are You [Radio Edit] by The Who
  220. These Days by Powderfinger
  221. Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
  222. Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi
  223. Last Nite by The Strokes
  224. It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me by Billy Joel
  225. Power and the Passion by Midnight Oil
  226. Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed
  227. One Word by Baby Animals
  228. Our House by Madness
  229. I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty
  230. Don’t Speak by No Doubt
  231. Who Made Who by AC/DC
  232. Let’s Stick Together [1988 Remix] by Bryan Ferry
  233. Helping Hand by The Screaming Jets
  234. Ashes To Ashes [Album Version] by David Bowie
  235. Song 2 by Blur
  236. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
  237. New Sensation by INXS
  238. Every Rose Has Its Thorn [Album] by Poison
  239. Beautiful Day by U2
  240. You’re My Best Friend by Queen
  241. The Final Countdown [Single Edit] by Europe
  242. Drive by The Cars
  243. Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
  244. We Can Get Together by Flowers
  245. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) [Remastered] by Fleetwood Mac
  246. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) by Beastie Boys
  247. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing [Rock Mix] by Aerosmith
  248. I Got You by Split Enz
  249. Otherside [Album Version] by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  250. Sledgehammer [Single] by Peter Gabriel
  251. Passenger by Powderfinger
  252. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  253. All Torn Down by The Living End
  254. Alone by Heart
  255. What You Need by INXS
  256. Come Together by The Beatles
  257. Best Of You by Foo Fighters
  258. Blaze Of Glory [Single Version] by Jon Bon Jovi
  259. Whip It by Devo
  260. All I Want Is You [Single Edit] by U2
  261. Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
  262. Baker Street [Album Version] by Gerry Rafferty
  263. No Second Prize by Jimmy Barnes
  264. Running Up That Hill [Radio Edit] by Kate Bush
  265. Come Out and Play [Keep ‘Em Separated] by The Offspring
  266. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
  267. Take Me Back by Noiseworks
  268. You May Be Right by Billy Joel
  269. Somebody Told Me by The Killers
  270. Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears
  271. All Along The Watchtower by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  272. Radio Ga Ga [Single] by Queen
  273. All Star by Smash Mouth
  274. Bring Me Some Water by Melissa Etheridge
  275. Last Kiss by Pearl Jam
  276. Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode
  277. My Baby by Cold Chisel
  278. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  279. American Idiot [Clean Edit] by Green Day
  280. The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey
  281. Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd
  282. Girls On Film by Duran Duran
  283. Mustang Sally by The Commitments
  284. Cry In Shame [Single Version] by Johnny Diesel and The Injectors
  285. Californication [Edit] by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  286. Let’s Dance by David Bowie
  287. Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon by Urge Overkill
  288. King Of The Mountain by Midnight Oil
  289. Imagine by John Lennon
  290. Bad To The Bone by George Thorogood
  291. Before too long by Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls
  292. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs by Fall Out Boy
  293. True [Single Version] by Spandau Ballet
  294. What’s My Scene by Hoodoo Gurus
  295. Joey by Concrete Blonde
  296. Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones
  297. Desire by U2
  298. Man On The Moon [Single] by R.E.M.
  299. Crazy by Icehouse
  300. Black Betty [Single Mix] by Ram Jam
  301. How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  302. Come Said The Boy [Single Version] by Mondo Rock
  303. Addicted to Love [Single] by Robert Palmer
  304. Boys In Town by Divinyls
  305. About A Girl (Acoustic) [ACO] [LIV] by Nirvana
  306. Friday on My Mind by The Easybeats
  307. (Baby I’ve Got You) On My Mind by Powderfinger
  308. Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
  309. Yellow by Coldplay
  310. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
  311. If You Want My Love by Cheap Trick
  312. Kick by INXS
  313. Butterfly [Clean Album Version] by Crazy Town
  314. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
  315. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
  316. Ironic by Alanis Morissette
  317. Errol by Australian Crawl
  318. Rev It Up by Jerry Harrison
  319. Gravity by The Superjesus
  320. What About Me by Moving Pictures
  321. More Than A Feeling [Single Version] by Boston
  322. Angel of Harlem by U2
  323. Lump by The Presidents Of The United States Of America
  324. Shout [Short] by Tears For Fears
  325. No Secrets by The Angels
  326. Hurts So Good by John Mellencamp
  327. (Simply) The Best by Jimmy Barnes and Tina Turner
  328. Money by Pink Floyd
  329. I Want To Break Free by Queen
  330. Tonight She Comes by The Cars
  331. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
  332. Copperhead Road [Single Version] by Steve Earle
  333. Live It Up by Mental as Anything
  334. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
  335. Glycerine by Bush
  336. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It by R.E.M.
  337. Bow River by Cold Chisel
  338. Always [Edit] by Bon Jovi
  339. Chained To The Wheel by The Black Sorrows
  340. Love Her Madly by The Doors
  341. Land Of Confusion by Genesis
  342. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
  343. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
  344. Dreams by Van Halen
  345. Rock Lobster [Single Version] by The B-52’s
  346. Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon
  347. Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley And The Wailers
  348. All Fired Up [Single Version] by Pat Benatar
  349. The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite
  350. T.N.T. by AC/DC
  351. I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls
  352. Love Bites by Def Leppard
  353. By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  354. Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No) (Mono) by The Rolling Stones
  355. Message To My Girl by Split Enz
  356. 1999 [Single Version] by Prince
  357. Santa Monica by Everclear
  358. Leaps and Bounds by Paul Kelly
  359. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
  360. You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
  361. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
  362. Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain) by INXS
  363. Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra
  364. Orange Crush by R.E.M.
  365. Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
  366. New Year’s Day [Remastered][Album Version] by U2
  367. Out Of Mind Out Of Sight by Models
  368. Zombie by The Cranberries
  369. Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads
  370. Alone With You by The Sunnyboys
  371. Candle In The Wind by Elton John
  372. Short Skirt/Long Jacket by CAKE
  373. Short Memory by Midnight Oil
  374. Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals
  375. Walking on the Moon by The Police
  376. Shine by Collective Soul
  377. You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker
  378. Don’t Cry by Guns N’ Roses
  379. Blue Monday [’88] by New Order
  380. Why Can’t This Be Love by Van Halen
  381. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
  382. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) [Album Version] by The Offspring
  383. Footloose [Single Version] by Kenny Loggins
  384. You Got Nothing I Want by Cold Chisel
  385. I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner
  386. Give It Away [Album] by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  387. Master Blaster (Jammin’) by Stevie Wonder
  388. Listen Like Thieves by INXS
  389. It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I like it) by The Rolling Stones
  390. Modern Love [Single Version] by David Bowie
  391. Driving Wheels [Album] by Jimmy Barnes
  392. Brick by Ben Folds Five
  393. Where The Streets Have No Name [Album] by U2
  394. A Pub With No Beer by Slim Dusty
  395. 7 Nation Army by The White Stripes
  396. Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
  397. Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top
  398. Pressure Down by John Farnham
  399. Smooth by Santana Feat. Rob Thomas
  400. Bat Out of Hell [Album Version] by Meat Loaf
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