100 Greatest Songs From 2008

  1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Beyoncé
  2. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  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 - Rihanna
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 - Beyoncé
15. Blind - Hercules and Love Affair
16. Heartless - Kanye West
17. Pork and Beans - Weezer
18. Whatever You Like - T.I.
19. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
20. Machine Gun - Portishead
21. Lollipop - Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
22. The Rip - Portishead
23. L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold
24. Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
25. So What - Pink
26. Forever - Chris Brown
27. Gives You Hell - The All-American Rejects
28. Township Funk - DJ Mujava
29. Lust for Life - Girls
30. Dead and Gone - T.I. and Justin Timberlake
31. Take a Bow - Rihanna
32. Day 'n' Nite - Kid Cudi
33. American Boy - Estelle (feat. Kanye West)
34. Kim & Jessie - M83
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 - Deerhunter
44. House Jam - Gang Gang Dance
45. Closer - Ne-Yo
46. Halo - Beyoncé
47. Love Lockdown - Kanye West
48. Mercy - Duffy
49. Womanizer - Britney Spears
50. Second Chance - Shinedown
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 - Ne-Yo
56. Dangerous - Kardinal Offishall (feat. Akon)
57. Don't Trust Me - 3OH!3
58. Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
59. Lovegame - Lady Gaga
60. Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
61. Sober - Pink
62. Sabali - Amadou & Mariam
63. Got Money - Lil Wayne (feat. T-Pain)
64. Mad - Ne-Yo
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 - Pink
72. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down
73. Beautiful - Akon, Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall
74. Graveyard Girl - M83
75. Right Now (Na Na Na) - Akon
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 - Beyoncé
81. How Do You Sleep? - Jesse McCartney and Ludacris
82. Geraldine - Glasvegas
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 - Deerhunter
89. Wearing My Rolex - Wiley
90. Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
91. Great DJ - The Ting Tings
92. Chasing Pavements - Adele
93. Swagga Like Us - Jay-Z & T.I.
94. Hellhole Ratrace - Girls
95. Soul on Fire - Spiritualized
96. Hercules Theme - Hercules and Love Affair
97. One Day Like This - Elbow
98. The Age of the Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets
99. Heartbreaker - Metronomy
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 - Santogold
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 - Chairlift
116. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
117. Warwick Avenue - Duffy
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
Lew's choice -
An unheralded great record from 2008

* Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R.

Brett's choice -
* Daytime Emmy - Town & Country

Ryan's choice -
* Ghosts - Laura Marling

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Last Updated: 2012-09-03

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.