Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Best of 2008: Songs 100 to 1

100 >> The Ruby Suns, "Oh, Mojave"
99 >> Marvelous Toy, "Waiting for the Fire"
98 >> Beau Jennings, "Tulsa Sound"
97 >> Kid Dakota, "Stars"
96 >> Nine Inch Nails, "1,000,000"
95 >> Breathe Owl Breathe, "Toboggan"
94 >> Joshua James, "The New Love Song"
93 >> Coldplay, "Violet Hill"
92 >> The Lodger, "The Good Old Days"
91 >> Tilly and the Wall, "Pot Kettle Black"
90 >> Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
89 >> Albert Hammond, Jr., "GFC"
88 >> TV on the Radio, "Family Tree"
87 >> Okkervil River, "On Tour With Zykos"
86 >> Conor Oberst, "Danny Callahan"
85 >> Mates of State, "The Re-Arranger"
84 >> School of Seven Bells, "Half Asleep"
83 >> Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, "We Should Fight"
82 >> Nada Surf, "I Like What You Say"
81 >> The Mountain Goats, "Lovecraft in Brooklyn"
80 >> Jay Reatard, "See Saw"
79 >> She & Him, "Sentimental Heart"
78 >> Of Montreal, "Id Engager"
77 >> Spiritualized, "Soul on Fire"
76 >> The Broken West, "Auctioneer"
75 >> The Rumble Strips, "Time"
74 >> The Dodos, "Fools"
73 >> Santogold, "L.E.S. Artistes"
72 >> Vampire Weekend, "M79"
71 >> The Ting Tings, "Keep Your Head"
70 >> Jennifer O'Connor, "Here With Me"
69 >> Islands, "The Arm"
68 >> Fleet Foxes, "He Doesn't Know Why"
67 >> Thao, "Beat (Health Life and Fire)"
66 >> Beck, "Gamma Ray"
65 >> The Very Most, "When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough"
64 >> Girl Talk, "Still Here"
63 >> Noah and the Whale, "5 Years Time"
62 >> Hot Chip, "Ready for the Floor"
61 >> Cold War Kids, "Something Is Not Right With Me"
60 >> The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive"
59 >> Lindsey Buckingham, "Love Runs Deeper"
58 >> Death Cab for Cutie, "Bixby Canyon Bridge"
57 >> The Tallest Man in the World, "The Gardener"
56 >> David Byrne/Brian Eno, "Strange Overtones"
55 >> The Weepies, "All This Beauty"
54 >> Estelle (feat. Kanye West), "American Boy"
53 >> Fleet Foxes, "Mykonos"
52 >> Brian Wilson, "Midnight's Another Day"
51 >> The Magnetic Fields, "Drive On, Driver"
50 >> Sigur Ros, "Gobbledigook"
49 >> Kanye West, "Heartless"
48 >> Lykke Li, "Dance Dance Dance"
47 >> The Mae Shi, "Run to Your Grave"
46 >> Jenny Lewis (feat. Elvis Costello), "Carpetbaggers"
45 >> Kings of Leon, "I Want You"
44 >> Kathleen Edwards, "Buffalo"
43 >> Rihanna, "Disturbia"
42 >> Cut Copy, "Strangers in the Wind"
41 >> The Submarines, "The Wake Up Song"
40 >> Martha Wainwright, "Love Is a Stranger"
39 >> Los Campesinos!, "Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks"
38 >> Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!"
37 >> TV on the Radio, "Golden Age"
36 >> The Fireman, "Sing the Changes"
35 >> Gnarls Barkley, "Run"
34 >> Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Think I Wanna Die"
33 >> Beck, "Profanity Prayers"
32 >> Coldplay, "42"
31 >> The Mountain Goats, "Sax Rohmer #1"
30 >> Young Jeezy (feat. Nas), "My President"
29 >> Final Fantasy, "The Butcher"
28 >> The Broken West, "Perfect Games"
27 >> Cut Off Your Hands, "Happy as Can Be"
26 >> Vivian Girls, "Where Do You Run To"
25 >> Chairlift, "Bruises"
24 >> Nada Surf, "Weightless"
23 >> Chad VanGaalen, "Willow Tree"
22 >> Mates of State, "My Only Offer"
21 >> Lykke Li, "Little Bit"
20 >> She & Him, "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
19 >> Alphabeat, "Fascination"
18 >> Frightened Rabbit, "The Modern Leper"
17 >> Okkervil River, "Pop Lie"
16 >> R.E.M., "Living Well Is the Best Revenge"
15 >> The Mae Shi, "Lamb and the Lion"
14 >> Santogold, "Lights Out"
13 >> Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal"
12 >> Jay Reatard, "Always Wanting More"
11 >> Death Cab for Cutie, "Cath…"
10 >> TV on the Radio, "Halfway Home"
09 >> Kathleen Edwards, "Asking for Flowers"
08 >> Sun Kil Moon, "Harper Road"
07 >> Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"
06 >> The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
05 >> Blitzen Trapper, "Furr"
04 >> The Submarines, "You, Me & the Bourgeoisie"
03 >> Fleet Foxes, "Ragged Wood"
02 >> Okkervil River, "Lost Coastlines"
01 >> Mates of State, "Get Better"

2 comments:

Mark Gaffney said...

Okay. I'll check some of these out on lala (do you use lala?).

If I made a list, I think both Gnarles Barkley and Kanye West would have more representation... but maybe that's just because I don't have a list. Anyway, I like "Going On" way better than "Run." And there's a couple other great ones on that album. And as for Kanye... I think Love Lockdown and Robocop are pretty amazing.

Good pick on the "Sax Rohmer #1." Living in California changes my perspective on some of the MG songs. That's all I have to say about that.

To leave this comment, I have to type the characters I see in the picture. Wouldn't it be funny if you -- the blogger -- could choose which words were displayed, so that people had to type things like "Toby is my hero"?

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