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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

61 "Cobrastyle"
  BY ROBYN

Swedish pop star overhauls a dancehall-style tune from the Teddybears and ends up with a blast of freezy-cool electro that oozes sass.

62 "The '59 Sound"
  BY THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM

You ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night, as these Jersey punks note on a glorious, crashing anthem. But if you do, at least listen to your favorite song one last time.

63 "Big Ideas"
  BY LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

Dance-rock kingpin James Murphy hitches a dark, sexy chorus to percussion-laden disco, ending up with what sounds like a killer remix of a lost goth-pop tune.

64 "Why Do You Let Me
  Stay Here"

  BY SHE AND HIM

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward hook up for a retro-pop duet with sweetly plaintive vocals that make Brill Building pop sound unexpectedly hip.

View List: 2008 Singles of the Year


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Number 62: The Gaslight Anthem's

Number 62: The Gaslight Anthem's "The '59 Sound"

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