The results of triple j’s re-poll of 1998’s Hottest 10(0) countdown are in… and they prove that less people are hating on The Offspring as certain powers might have you believe.

Often remarked upon as ‘the worst #1 in Hottest 100 history’, The Offspring’s Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) remained triumphant after the re-poll. There were some voting restrictions – primarily, that only songs which were included in the original 100 could be submitted – but turns out we’re still suckers for Dexter Holland’s special squawky brand of skate-rock.

First of all, here’s the original and uncut Top 10 from 1998:

1: The Offspring, Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
2: Ben Lee, Cigarettes Will Kill You
3: Custard, Girls Like That (Don’t Go For Guys Like Us)
4: Hole, Celebrity Skin
5: Korn, Got The Life
6: Regurgitator, ! (Song Formerly Known As)
7: Jebediah, Harpoon
8: Powderfinger, The Day You Come
9: You Am I, Heavy Heart
10: The Living End, Save The Day

And here’s the new and (arguably) improved Top 10, courtesy of 66,000 votes:

1: The Offspring, Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
2: Regurgitator, ! (Song Formerly Known As)
3: Rob Zombie, Dragula
4: TISM, Whatareya
5: Garbage, I Think I’m Paranoid
6: Metallica, Unforgiven II
7: Beastie Boys, Intergalactic
8: Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion, Addicted To Bass
9: Rage Against The Machine, No Shelter
10: Marilyn Manson, The Dope Show

So, that’s sorted. One more time with feeling!