Best of 2008: Top 100 Songs (100-1)…And the Winner Is…


Here is the final countdown for 88Nine’s Best of 2008 Top 100 Songs as voted by you the 88Nine listener.

100. Dessa – “Sadie Hawkins”
99. Santogold – “Creator”
98. Alejandro Escovedo – “Always A Friend”
97. 1956 – “Persistent” (Milwaukee Music)
96. Paul Weller – “Have You Made Up Your Mind”
95. Santogold – “Say Aha”
94. Lily Allen – “The Fear”
93. Matthew Sweet – “Sunshine Lies”
92. Bruce Springsteen – “Radio Nowhere”
91. Mike Doughty – “27 Jennifers”
90. Beck – “Orphans”
89. My Morning Jacket – “Thank You Too”
88. Meiko – “Boys With Girlfriends”
87. Juliana Hatfield – “This Lonely Love”
86. The Flaming Lips – “I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow”
85. The B-52s – “Funplex”
84. Q-Tip – “Believe feat. D’Angelo”
83. Juliana Hatfield – “Now I’m Gone”
82. Codebreaker – “Fire feat. Kathy Diamond”  (Milwaukee Music)
81. Kaiser Chiefs – “Can’t Say What I Mean
80. Chester French – “She Loves Everybody”
79. Coldplay – “Violet Hill”
78. The Lackloves – “Hallmark Stars(Take A Seat)” (Milwaukee Music)
77. The Old 97s – “Dance With Me”
76. R.E.M. – “Supernatural Superserious”
75. Jose Gonzalez – “Killing For Love”
74. Coldplay – “Lost!”
73. Raashan Ahmad – “If I”
72. Valentina – “As We Grow”
71. Pretenders – “Boots of Chinese Plastic”
70. Of Montreal – “An Eluardian Instance”
69. The Lackloves –  “Dance With Me” (Milwaukee Music)
68. Oasis – “The Shock of Lightning”
67. Jack Johnson – “Hope”
66. Okkervil River – “Unless it Kicks”
65. The Virgins – “Rich Girls”
64. Radiohead – “Jigsaw Falling Into Place”
63. Calexico – “Two Silver Trees”
62. Coldplay – “Lost+ feat. Jay-Z”
61. Vampire Weekend – “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance”
60. Lykke Li – “Little Bit”
59. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – “American Gangster Time”
58. Rusty P’s – “The Foundation”
57. The Hold Steady – “Sequestered in Memphis”
56. The Airborne Toxic Event – “Sometime Around Midnight”
55. Raphael Saadiq – “100 Yard Dash”
54. The Raconteurs – “Salute Your Solution”
53. Gnarls Barkley – “Going On”
52. Fever Marlene – “Lemon King Mahoney” (Milwaukee Music)
51. Erykah Badu – “Soldier”
50. N.E.R.D. – “You Know What”
49. G. Love & Special Sauce – “Peace, Love, & Happiness”
48. Thievery Corporation – “The Numbers Game feat. Chuck Brown”
47. The Black Keys – “Oceans & Streams”
46. The Stills – “Snow In California”
45. Kings Go Forth – “You’re The One” (Milwaukee Music)
44. Radiohead – “Bodysnatchers”
43. James Morrison – “Nothing Ever Hurt Like You”
42. LCD Soundsystem – “North American Scum”
41. Brett Dennen – “Make You Crazy feat. Femi Kuti”
40. Atmosphere – “Puppets”
39. Santogold – “Lights Out”
38. Kings Go Forth – “One Day” (Milwaukee Music)
37. Santogold – “L.E.S. Artistes”
36. Brazilian Girls – “Good Time”
35. My Morning Jacket – “Evil Urges”
34. The Streets –  “I Love You More(Than You Like Me)”
33. MGMT – “Kids”
32. Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
31. Sam Sparro – “Black and Gold”
30. Beck – “Gamma Ray”
29. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – “Fix It”
28. Feist – “I Feel It All”
27. Black Kids – “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance”
26. Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Say Hey (I Love You)”
25. JJ Grey & Mofro – “Orange Blossoms”
24. Ray LaMontagne – “You Are The Best Thing”
23. Gnarls Barkley – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
22. The Ting Tings – “Shut Up and Let Me Go”
21. Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
20. Death Cab For Cutie – “Cath…”
19. Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”
18. Asah – “Jailer”
17. The Constellations – “We’re Here To Save The Day feat. Asher Roth”
16. My Morning Jacket – “I’m Amazed”
15. Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
14. Duffy – “Mercy”
13. Estelle – “American Boy”
12. Radiohead – “House of Cards”
11. TV On The Radio – “Crying”
10. Little Jackie – “28 Butts”
9. Atmosphere – “You”
8. David Byrne & Brian Eno – “Strange Overtones”
7. Death Cab For Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart”
6. Fleet Foxes – “Ragged Wood”
5. Lupe Fiasco – “Streets On Fire”
4. MGMT – “Electric Feel”
3. Adele – “Right As Rain”
2. M.I.A. – “Paper Planes (DFA Remix)”

AND THE WINNER IS…..
1. Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire”

88Nine wants to thank everyone who participated in our Best of 2008 Listener Poll, and don’t forget that RadioMilwaukee brings you new music FIRST!

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15 Responses

  1. solid countdown, solid #1!

  2. Excellent! “Sex on Fire” is incredible!

  3. No Bon Iver? Not at all? Huge oversight.

  4. WOW – Meiko should be WAYYY higher – “Boys WIth Girlfriends” was like the back-to-school smash!

  5. I will “proceed” your heart?

  6. Very nice countdown. I wish I could remember which 10 I voted for. I know most, but I can’t remember them all. I just know that I voted for groups and songs that 88Nine really opened my eyes to this year. Kind of surprised that Grupo Fantasma didn’t show up, but hey…win some & lose some.

  7. Is it really possible that One Day by Kings Go Forth did not get the best song of the year, much less top 10 – what is wrong with you people?

  8. who won the 88nine store raffle?

  9. Thanks for the countdown, thanks for all the music. I’m putting together a playlist of my fave 88Nine songs from ’08. Flavah!

  10. little disappointed you’re the one was only in the 40’s but oh well. Still think the constellations will get #1, but I’ll have to wait to find out.

  11. […] …and ATMOSPHERE made #9 (”You”) and #40 (”Puppets”)! Good work people. Click here for the article. […]

  12. Damn, this is a great list. It’s going to cost me a LOT of money on iTunes.

    Thanks guys.

  13. TOO MUCH COLDPLAY!

  14. More of The Constellations Please! I hear they are shooting their 1st video-for Felicia…play that cut..it’s great!

  15. Great countdown, except I was severely disappointed by the #1. Not a good song, IMO. Seems to me like that song should be left on other, less forward-thinking radio stations. Way too boring and annoying. Otherwise, well done Milwaukee music critics.

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