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The 100 Best Singles of 2008

Beyoncé grabbed the ring, My Morning Jacket swung for the bleachers, Lil Wayne cracked up and Coldplay ruled the world

Posted Dec 25, 2008 7:40 PM

21 "(One) Blake's Got a
  New Face"

  BY VAMPIRE WEEKEND

Ivy League grads mix precise, Afro-pop-spiked rock with pearls of wisdom: "Oh, your collegiate grief/Has left you dowdy in sweatshirts."

22 "Swagga Like Us"
  BY JAY-Z AND T.I.

The posse track to end all posse tracks, with the prize for best verse going to a slick, sly T.I. The real star, though, is the infectious sample from M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."

23 "I Got Mine"
  BY THE BLACK KEYS

With Danger Mouse behind the boards, the Akron, Ohio, duo pack an epic blues jam into four hard-rocking minutes of bliss.

24 "I'm Good, I'm Gone"
  BY LYKKE LI

Lee Dorsey's R&B hit "Working in a Coal Mine" gets a New Wave makeover by a fetching Swedish chanteuse. Hand claps are the new power chords.

View List: 2008 Singles of the Year


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Number 21: Vampire Weekend's

Number 21: Vampire Weekend's "One (Blake's Got a New Face)"

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