100 Greatest Songs From 2008

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
2. Viva la Vida
3. Just Dance
Lady Gaga and Colby O'Donis
4. Poker Face
Lady Gaga
5. I Kissed a Girl
Katy Perry
6. I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
7. Hot N' Cold
Katy Perry
8. Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon
9. Use Somebody
Kings of Leon
10. Disturbia
11. Live Your Life
T.I. (feat. Rihanna)
12. Love in this Club
Usher (feat. Young Jeezy)
13. A Milli
Lil Wayne
14. If I Were a Boy
15. Blind
Hercules and Love Affair
16. Heartless
Kanye West
17. Pork and Beans
18. Whatever You Like
19. White Winter Hymnal
Fleet Foxes
20. Machine Gun
21. Lollipop
Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
22. The Rip
23. L.E.S. Artistes
24. Ready for the Floor
Hot Chip
25. So What
26. Forever
Chris Brown
27. Gives You Hell
The All-American Rejects
28. Township Funk
DJ Mujava
29. Lust for Life
30. Dead and Gone
T.I. and Justin Timberlake
31. Take a Bow
32. Day 'n' Nite
Kid Cudi
33. American Boy
Estelle (feat. Kanye West)
34. Kim & Jessie
35. Sexy Can I
Ray J (feat. Yung Berg)
36. Blame It (On The Alcohol)
Jamie Foxx and T-Pain
37. Let It Rock
Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne
38. Walking on a Dream
Empire of the Sun
39. Pocketful of Sunshine
Natasha Bedingfield
40. Kiss Me Thru the Phone
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Sammie
41. Touch My Body
Mariah Carey
42. 4 Minutes
Madonna and Justin Timberlake
43. Nothing Ever Happened
44. House Jam
Gang Gang Dance
45. Closer
46. Halo
47. Love Lockdown
Kanye West
48. Mercy
49. Womanizer
Britney Spears
50. Second Chance

51. Leavin'
Jesse McCartney
52. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance
Black Kids
53. Paparazi
Lady Gaga
54. Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons
55. Miss Independent
56. Dangerous
Kardinal Offishall (feat. Akon)
57. Don't Trust Me
58. Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
59. Lovegame
Lady Gaga
60. Waking Up in Vegas
Katy Perry
61. Sober
62. Sabali
Amadou & Mariam
63. Got Money
Lil Wayne (feat. T-Pain)
64. Mad
65. Bust It Baby Pt. 2
Plies (feat. Ne-Yo)
66. Can't Believe It
T-Pain (feat. Lil Wayne)
67. When I Grow Up
Pussycat Dolls
68. Two Doors Down
Mystery Jets
69. Human
The Killers
70. I Hate This Part
Pussycat Dolls
71. Please Don't Leave Me
72. It's Not My Time
3 Doors Down
73. Beautiful
Akon, Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall
74. Graveyard Girl
75. Right Now (Na Na Na)
76. In the Ayer
Flo Rida (feat. will.i.am)
77. Out There on the Ice
Cut Copy
78. Get Like Me
David Banner (feat. Chris Brown)
79. Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)
Three 6 Mafia
80. Diva
81. How Do You Sleep?
Jesse McCartney and Ludacris
82. Geraldine
83. Golden Age
TV on the Radio
84. My Life
The Game featuring Lil Wayne
85. Mrs. Officer
Lil Wayne featuring Bobby Valentino
86. Turn My Swag On
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
87. Green Light
John Legend and André 3000
88. Agoraphobia
89. Wearing My Rolex
90. Mykonos
Fleet Foxes
91. Great DJ
The Ting Tings
92. Chasing Pavements
93. Swagga Like Us
Jay-Z & T.I.
94. Hellhole Ratrace
95. Soul on Fire
96. Hercules Theme
Hercules and Love Affair
97. One Day Like This
98. The Age of the Understatement
The Last Shadow Puppets
99. Heartbreaker
100. Which Song
Max Tundra
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Sleepyhead
Passion Pit
102. Stuck on Repeat
Little Boots
103. Water Curses
Animal Collective
104. Gobbledigook
Sigur Rós
105. Strange Overtones
David Byrne & Brian Eno
106. The Healer
Erykah Badu
107. Put On
Young Jeezy (feat. Kanye West)
108. Lights Out
109. Standing Next to Me
The Last Shadow Puppets
110. Collapsing at Your Doorstep
Air France
111. I Will Posess Your Heart
Death Cab for Cutie
112. If I Had a Heart
Fever Ray
113. In the New Year
The Walkmen
114. Lights & Music
Cut Copy
115. Bruises
116. Dog Days Are Over
Florence + The Machine
117. Warwick Avenue
118. Dance Wiv Me
Dizzee Rascal (feat. Calvin Harris)
119. Run to Your Grave
The Mae Shi
120. Eraser
No Age
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2008
An unheralded great record from 2008
Lew's choice :
* Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
Brett's choice:
* Daytime Emmy
Town & Country
Ryan's choice:
* Ghosts
Laura Marling
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Last Updated: 2012-09-03