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TOP 50 SINGLES OF 2008

It became very clear to me when I began compiling this list that I spent much of 2008 seeking out good dance music. Luckily, the year was full of great electronic acts and energetic indie bands that I didn't have to search too hard. Dance cuts all but dominated this year's list. But you won't get to #1 without hearing a fair share of dramatic guitar riffs and undeniably catchy pop hooks.

As usual, I've done my best to limit these choices to songs that were actually released as singles, even if that meant axing some really great tracks like Erykah Badu's "The Healer" and Santogold's "You'll Find a Way".

I'll have my Top 50 Albums posted in a couple weeks.

50. TV ON THE RADIO / "Dancing Choose"
(video) (stream)


49. CHRIS BROWN / "Forever"
(video) (stream)


48. THE HELIO SEQUENCE / "Keep Your Eyes Ahead"
(video) (mp3)


47. GNARLS BARKLEY / "Run"
(video)


46. THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS / "The Age of the Understatement"
(video)


45. KARDINAL OFFISHALL featuring AKON / "Dangerous"
(video) (stream)


44. FRANZ FERDINAND / "Lucid Dreams"
(stream)


43. ISLANDS / "Creeper"
(video)


42. SANTOGOLD / "L.E.S. Artistes"
(video)


41. GLASVEGAS / "Geraldine"
(video) (stream)


40. HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / "You Belong"
(video) (stream)


39. ELBOW / "Grounds for Divorce"
(video)


38. WOLF PARADE / "Call It a Ritual"
(mp3)


37. DUFFY / "Mercy"
(video) (stream)


36. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE / "I Will Possess Your Heart"
(video)


35. DAN LE SAC VS. SCROOBIUS PIP / "Look for the Woman"
(video)


34. LEONA LEWIS / "Bleeding Love"
(video) (stream)


33. LYKKE LI / "I'm Good, I'm Gone"
(video)


32. ANNIE / "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me"
(youtube)


31. BLACK KIDS / "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
(video)


30. ATMOSPHERE / "You"
(video)


29. BECK / "Chemtrails"
(stream)


28. TING TINGS / "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
(video) (stream)


27. FLEET FOXES / "White Winter Hymnal"
(video)


26. JAMIE LIDELL / "A Little Bit of Feel Good"
(video)


25. HOT CHIP / "One Pure Thought"
(video) (stream)


24. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS / "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!"
(video)


23. NEON NEON featuring CATE LE BON / "I Lust U"
(video)


22. CUT COPY / "Lights and Music"
(video) (stream)


21. MADONNA featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE/ "4 Minutes"
(video)


20. BASIA BULAT / "In the Night"
(video)


19. FOALS / "Balloons"
(video)


18. PNAU featuring LADYHAWKE / "Embrace"
(video)


17. T.I. / "Whatever You Like"
(video) (stream)


16. ESTELLE featuring KANYE WEST / "American Boy"
(video)


15. SAM SPARRO / "Black and Gold"
(video) (stream)


14. SEBASTIEN TELLIER / "Divine"
(video)


13. HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / "Blind"
(video) (stream)


12. THE FUTUREHEADS / "The Beginning of the Twist"
(video) (stream)


11. RIHANNA / "Don't Stop the Music"
(video) (stream)


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10. LADYHAWKE / "Paris is Burning"
(video) (stream)



9. CRYSTAL CASTLES vs. HEALTH / "Crimewave"
(video) (stream)



8. CSS / "Move"
(video)



7. ROBIN THICKE / "Magic"
(video) (stream)



6. KANYE WEST featuring DWELE / "Flashing Lights"
(video) (stream)



5. MGMT / "Electric Feel"
(video) (stream)



4. LYKKE LI / "Breaking It Up"
(video)



3. M83 / "Kim and Jessie"
(video) (stream)



2. HOT CHIP / "Ready for the Floor"
(video) (stream)



1. MGMT / "Kids"
(stream)


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posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 | [permalink] | 1 comments




FULL MP3 ALBUM: VICE GIVES YOU THE GIFT OF GOOD MUSIC



Vice Gives You The Gift Of Good Music
It's not a holiday album. It's a compilation of tracks (downloadable via Amazon.com) from artists on the Vice Records roster, including Chromeo, Japanese Motors, King Khan & The Shrines, and The Streets. A couple of these had already been available for free download on the label's mp3 blog, but I believe most of these are first time freebies.

And, if you happen to be in search for some actually holiday music. Vice is offering up "Come On, Santa" for the taking. The track is from The Raveonettes new Christmas EP.

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posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 | [permalink] | 0 comments