Top 200 Songs of 2008

Why settle with less? Like oh… let’s say top 100 songs of 2008? Hah! Amateurs. Next time it might be Top 303 songs of 2009? Or possibly the 2000 best songs from the last decade? Isn’t that something to look forward to? Probably not. Anyway. Here they are:

001 – MGMT – Kids
002 – Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding
003 – VHS Or Beta – Can’t Believe A Single A Word
004 – Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
005 – The Dresden Dolls – Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner
006 – Infadels – Free Things For Poor People
007 – Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat
008 – The Metros – Last of the Lookers
009 – Sic Alps – Message From The Law
010 – Deerhoof – Fresh Born
011 – The Charlatans – Oh Vanity
012 – Detektivbyrån – Om Du Möter Varg
013 – Fishboy – Half Time at the Proper Name Spelling Bee
014 – Micah P Hinson – Tell Me It Aint So
015 – Duke Spirit – Send A Little Love Token
016 – Mikrofisch – The Kids Are All Shite
017 – Miss Li – Ba Ba Ba
018 – Primal Scream – Beautiful Future
019 – Envelopes – Freejazz
020 – The Datsuns – So Long
021 – Pete & The Pirates – She Doesn’t Belong To Me
022 – Hästpojken – Caligula
023 – Half Man Half Biscuit – National Shite Day
024 – The Wave Pictures – Strange Fruits For David
025 – Little Man Tate – What Your Boyfriend Said
026 – Frightened Rabbit – The Twist
027 – Fucked Up – Son The Father
028 – Atomic Hooligan – Electro Ain’t Electro
029 – Correcto – Walking To Town
030 – The Young Knives – Stand And Deliver
031 – Sonic Chicken 4 – Sexiest
032 – Popof – Bitchy Groove
033 – A Place To Bury Strangers – Missing You
034 – Frank Turner – Photosynthesis
035 – MGMT – Time To Pretend
036 – Spiritualized – True Love Will Find You In The End
037 – Jason Cortez – Set U Free (Original)
038 – The Courteeners – That Kiss
039 – Catfight – Get It On
040 – LCD Soundsystem – Big Ideas
041 – Love Is All – Wishing Well
042 – Titus Andronicus – Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ
043 – The Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
044 – Cut Off Your Hands – I Dont Mind
045 – Slow Down Tallahassee – The Beautiful Light
046 – Okkervil River – Singer Songwriter
047 – Conor Oberst – I Don’t Want to Die (In A Hospital)
048 – Little My – All But The Beeps Meep
049 – Isosceles – Kitch Bitch
050 – The Decemberists – Days Of Elaine
051 – Annie – I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
052 – British Sea Power – Lights Out For Darkier Skies
053 – Laura Marling – Ghosts
054 – Sonny J – Handsfree
055 – David Holmes – I Heard Wonders
056 – Chairlift – Bruises
057 – Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
058 – Ida Maria – Better When You’re Naked
059 – Cut Copy – Feel the Love
060 – The School – I Want You Back
061 – The Magnetic Fields – Too Drunk to Dream
062 – Late Of The Pier – Space And The Woods
063 – Autokratz – Stay The Same
064 – The Manhattan Love Suicides – Clusterfuck
065 – The Parallelograms – 1 2 3 Go!
066 – MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)
067 – Ladytron – Im Not Scared
068 – The Embassy – State ’08
069 – The Juan Maclean – Happy House (Lee Douglas Remix)
070 – Die! Die! Die! – Sideways Here We Come
071 – Markus Krunegård – Ibland Gör Man Rätt Ibland Gör Man Fel
072 – The Pigeon Detectives – Everybody Wants Me
073 – Jay-Z – Jockin’ Jay-Z
074 – The Shortwave Set – No Social
075 – Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
076 – The Joy Formidable – Cradle
077 – R.E.M. –  Supernatural Superserious
078 – M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
079 – Longwave – No Direction
080 – Break The Box – Prostitutes And Video Games (Nothing’s Remix)
081 – The Dodos – Fools
082 – Hello Saferide – Anna
083 – No Age – Sleeper Hold
084 – Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
085 – Hercules And Love Affair – Blind (Full Album Version)
086 – John Starlight – Road Rage (Popof Remix)
087 – The Shortwave Set – Now til ’69 (Aeroplane Remix)
088 – Dengue Fever – Tiger Phone Card
089 – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Letter From God To Man
090 – Oxford Collapse – Electric arc
091 – Sambassadeur – Final Say
092 – Amy Winehouse – Monkey Man
093 – Detektivbyrån – Honky Tonk of Wermland
094 – Get Well Soon – Tick Tack Goes My Automatic Heart
095 – The Kills – Cheap And Cheerful
096 – Franz Ferdinand – Lucid Dreams
097 – The Muslims – On My Time
098 – Caithlin De Marrais – Alexandria
099 – Joel Alme – Always On My Mind
100 – Max Tunda – Orphaned
101 – Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
102 – South Central – Higher State Of Consciousness
103 – Weezer – Pork & Beans
104 – Allo, Darlin’ – Emily
105 – Silver Jews – San Francisco B.C.
106 – Troubadours, The – I’m Not Superstitious
107 – Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire (Holy Ghost! Remix)
108 – Neon Neon – Steel Your Girl
109 – The Wave Pictures – Leave The Scene Behind
110 – The Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun
111 – The Hold Steady – Sequestered in Memphis
112 – Glasvegas – Geraldine
113 – Friska Viljor – Old Man
114 – Kids In The Glass House – Saturday
115 – Hockey – Too Fake
116 – The Joy Formidable – Austere
117 – Catfight – Ready Steady Go
118 – Little Man Tate – Reflection In His Sunglasses
119 – Jenny Lewis – Jack Killed Mom
120 – Dobermann Cult – Slavetrade
121 – Pete And The Pirates – Come On Feet
122 – Ida Maria – Oh my god
123 – Hot Chip – Bendable Poseable
124 – Daniel Portman – Fiji Islands (Original Mix)
125 – Titus Andronicus – My Time Outside the Womb
126 – Drive-By Truckers – Bob
127 – I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper – Slackers On A Beach
128 – Sigur Ros – Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur
129 – The Manhattan Love Suicides – Heat And Panic
130 – Dananananaykroyd – Pink Sabbath
131 – Lucy & the Popsonics – Garota Rock Ingle
132 – Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
133 – Keane – The Lovers Are Losing (CSS Remix)
134 – Ballboy – Absent friends
135 – Slow Down Tallahassee – Down The Alleyway
136 – Dr. Dog – The Old Days
137 – Q-Tip – Move
138 – Van She – Strangers (Van She Tech Rework)
139 – Norma – Evelyn
140 – Bodyrox feat. Luciana – What Planet You On (Club Mix)
141 – The Presets – Kicking Screaming (Bang Gangs E Is For Edit)
142 – Cornflakes Heroes – Sex On Channel 4
143 – Deerhunter – Never Stops
144 – Plimptons, The – Lonely Old Man
145 – Don Rimini – Rave On
146 – The Feminists – The Beginning of the World
147 – Cut Off Your Hands – Happy As Can Be
148 – Mystery Jets – Young love
149 – We Should Be Dead – Forget Romance Lets Dance
150 – T.Raumschmiere – E303
151 – Glasvegas – It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
152 – The Bug – Angry
153 – The Lodger – The Good Old Days
154 – Woolfy – The Warehouse
155 – Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)
156 – Blutonium Boy – New York New York (Club Mix)
157 – Loyal Trooper – Nottingham Wasn’t Built For Me
158 – My Morning Jacket – Im Amazed
159 – The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
160 – The Mole – Still In My Corner
161 – Hagenaar & Albrecht – What Would We Do
162 – Autokratz – Reaktor (Original Mix)
163 – Oxford Collapse – Young Love Delivers
164 – Shortwave Set – Glitches ‘N’ Bugs
165 – Town Bike – Dougie
166 – Fujiya And Miyagi – Pussyfooting
167 – Apollo Sunshine – The Funky Chamberlain (Who Begot Who)
168 – Burningpilot – Accelerate (James Rutledge Remix)
169 – Errors – Pump
170 – Hearts of Palm – No Water
171 – Sodastream – Blinky
172 – Headless Heroes – Just Like Honey
173 – Herve – Cheap Thrills (Original Mix)
174 – The Black Keys – I Got Mine
175 – Orchestre National De Barbes – Sympathy For The Devil
176 – The Kills – Cheap And Cheerful (SebastiAn remix)
177 – The Deirdres – Fun To Pretend
178 – The Fall – Can Can Summer
179 – Tim Green – Revox (Justin Martin Remix)
180 – Shrag – Mark E Smith
181 – Aberfeldy – Come On Claire
182 – Helen Love – Debbie Loves Joey
183 – Mr. Scruff ft. Quantic – Donkey Ride
184 – Ebola – Painkillers (Enduser Remix)
185 – Tilly And The Wall – Pot Kettle Black
186 – All New Adventures Of Us – A Good Liar Is A Good Storyteller
187 – SIS – Trompeta
188 – The Rifles – The Great Escape
189 – Scissors For Lefty – Ornamental
190 – Blood On The Wall – Junkeee Julieee
191 – Cold War Kids – Mexican Dogs
192 – Parts & Labor – Satellites
193 – Dead Souls – (Theres A Trying) In Crying
194 – Justice – Planisphere 1
195 – Sarandon – Kill Twee Pop
196 – Stompin Souls – Put Me On Bring Me Out
197 – TV On The Radio – Halfway Home
198 – The Breeders – Bang On
199 – Foals – Cassius
200 – Venetian Snares – Miss Balaton

A good year for music. Again. And yes, I know some might be from 2007. It’s no big deal, really.

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