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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.
Edited By:
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.
No.
Song
Artist

Single Ladies - single cover
Viva la Vida single cover
Just Dance single cover
Poker Face single cover
I Kissed a Girl single cover
I'm Yours single cover
Hot N' Cold single cover
Sex On Fire single cover
Use Somebody single cover
Disturbia single cover
Live Your Life single cover
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 (feat. Lil Wayne)
85
Mrs. Officer
Lil Wayne (feat. 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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