The 212 BEST SONGS of 2008



My Favorite Songs of 2008
1. MGMT - Time To Pretend
2. Lil Wayne - A Milli (ft. Corey Gunz)
3. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
4. Lykke Li - Little Bit
5. The Killers - Spaceman
6. Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
7. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
8. Vampire Weekend - Ottoman
9. Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
10. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
HM. MGMT - Electric Feel
HM. Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
HM. Cut Copy - Lights and Music
HM. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
HM. Santogold & Diplo - Icarus

Those were my Top 10 songs (ranked) along with a few honorable mentions: for my 212 (give or take) favorite songs of 2008, read on.

Gimme That Indie

The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
The Low Lows - Modern Romance
Chairlift - Bruises
Gnarls Barkley - Run
of Montreal - Id Engager
Little Joy - Brand New Start
MGMT - Time To Pretend
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine
The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
Low vs Diamond - Don't Forget Sister
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose
Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Death Cab For Cutie - Cath...
Tokyo Police Club - Your English is Good
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
MGMT - Electric Feel
Beck - Chemtrails
Vampire Weekend - Campus
Bob Dylan - Someday Baby
Kaiser Chiefs - Addicted to Drugs
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
The Black Kids - Hurricane Jane
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Vampire Weekend - Ottoman
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Magick
TV On The Radio - Golden Age
Beck - Gamma Ray
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Radiohead - Videotape
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos
MGMT - Kids
The Dodos - Fool
Vampire Weekend - Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac cover)
LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas
The Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Conor Oberst - Sausalito
Vampire Weekend - One (Blake's Got A New Face)
Radiohead - All I Need

Mellow Out, Pop!

Santogold - L.E.S Artistes
Adele - Daydreamer
Goldfrapp - A&E
Cat Power - New York
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
The Killers - Human
Elisa - Dancing
Yael Naim - New Soul
Coldplay - Lost!
Heidi Newfield - Nothing Burns Like a Memory
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Cat Power - I Believe In You
Lykke Li - Little Bit
Kate Nash - Foundations
Lilly Allen - Everyone's At It
Regina Spektor - Poor Little Rich Boy
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
The Killers - The World That We Live In
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Michael Buble - Lost
Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Santogold - I'm A Lady
Jack Johnson - If I Had Eyes
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Duffy - Mercy
Goldfrapp - Happiness
Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
OneRepublic - Apologize

You Rawk So Hard

The Killers - Losing Touch
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Weezer - Pork & Beans
Foo Fighters - Let it Die
Eagles of Death Metal - (I Used to Couldn't Dance) Tight Pants
Ida Maria - Oh My God
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
The Bravery - Believe
Fall Out Boy - Headslide First Into Coopertown On A Bad Bet
Linkin Park - Given Up
Metallica - The Day That Never Comes
AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train
Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin
Disturbed - Inside The Fire
Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
Rise Against - The Good Left Undone
The Killers - A Crippling Blow
Ludo - Love Me Dead
Weezer - Troublemaker
Panic at the Disco - Nine In The Afternoon
Nine Inch Nails - Discipline
Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care
The Killers - Spaceman
Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

Dirty Pop

Rihanna - Disturbia
Danity Kane - Damaged
Fergie - Love or Labels
Britney Spears - Womanizer
Robyn - Be Mine
Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
Lady GaGa - Beautiful Dirty Rich
Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne - Let It Rock
Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake - 4 Minutes
Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
Estelle ft. Kanye West - American Boy
Britney Spears - Circus
Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches
Keri Hilson - Energy
Maroon 5 ft. Rihanna - If I Never See Your Face
Madonna - Give It 2 Me
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better
Lady GaGa - Poker Face
Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
Metro Station - Shake It
Robyn - Handle Me
Mariah Carey - Migrate
Lady GaGa - Just Dance
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
Rihanna - Vogue (Madonna Cover)
Britney Spears - Break The Ice

You’re Every Woman!

Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Pink - So What
Leona Lewis - Better In Time
Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Rihanna - Take A Bow

The Bangers

T.I. ft. Rihanna - Live Your Life
Kanye West - Love Lockdown
Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West - Lollipop
Missy Elliot - Shake Your Pom Pom
Big Boi ft Mary J. Blige - Somethin's Gotta Give
Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon - Dangerous
Lupe Fiasco - Superstar
Lil Wayne - A Milli
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco - Forever
T.I. & Jay-Z ft. Kanye, Lil Wayne - Swagga Like Us
Ludacris ft. Chris Brown and Sean Garrett - What Them Girls Like
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
T.I. - Whatever You Like
Nas - Be a Nigger Too
Wale - The Freestyle (Roc Boys)
Kanye West - Heartless
Lupe Fiasco - The Birds and the Bees
Missy Elliot ft. Jay-Z, Ciara - Ching-A-Ling
Jay-Z - Jockin' Jay-Z
M.I.A. & Rye Rye - Tic Toc
Lupe Fiasco - Hip Hop Saved My Life
Santogold & Diplo - Icarus
The Game ft. Lil Wayne - My Life
Common ft. Cee-Lo - Make My Day
Lil Wayne ft. Jay-Z, Chris Brown - A Billi
Chromeo ft. AC - Momma's Boy

Hey Shawty

Ne-Yo - Closer
Casely ft. Flo Rida - Emotional
Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
T-Pain ft. Justin Timberlake - Can't Believe It (Remix)
Chris Brown - With You
Robin Thicke - Magic
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - No Air
Raheem DeVaughn - Woman
Eric Benet - You're The Only One
Musiq - Teachme
Justin Timberlake & Beyonce - Until The End of Time
Usher, Lil Wayne, Beyonce - Love In This Club, Part II
Robin Thicke - Lost Without U
Sean Kingston - Take You There
Chris Brown - Forever

Do The D.A.N.C.E.

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
Hot Chip - Out at the Pictures
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
Justice - Planisphere (Final)
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules Theme
Santogold - Creator
Cut Copy - Lights & Music
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Cut Copy - Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
Robyn - With Every Heartbeat
The Ting Tings - Great DJ
Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
Neon Neon - Trick For Treat
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. Part 2
Hot Chip - Shake A Fist
Santogold - L.E.S Artistes (XXXChange remix)
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
The Teenagers - Love No
Justice - DVNO (LA Riots Remix)
Late of the Pier - Space and the Woods
Friendly Fires - Paris
Van She - Kelly
Foals - Cassius
Sam Sparro - 21st Century
MGMT -  Kids (Soulwax Nite Version)
Little Boots - Meddle
Midnight Juggernauts - Into The Galaxy
Pnau - Wild Strawberries
The Presets - This Boy's In Love
Bloc Party - Signs
Neon Neon - I Lust U
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
Ladytron - Ghosts
Hot Chip - One Pure Thought