Top Ten Greatest Songs of 2008


The Top Ten

1 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars

I've never even heard of this song in my life

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2 Viva La Vida - Coldplay

I am so pissed of at the voters. this is an instant classic and one of the greatest songs of the modern era. number 24? This has got to be the best selling song of 2008 as well (the album is - 8 million copies just that year producing the largest number of digital downloads of any record). Viva la Vida is amazing and shame of all of you for voting otherwise. shame on you.
And who is the troll who votes linking park for every list. linking park sucks. this list shows that the new generation of people have TERRIBLE taste in music. I'll give anyone here a dollar if anyone who voted for given up by linking park ( by the way I have never heard of that song in my life) could tell me what artist produced the dark side of the moon. probably no one knows because they are stuck listening to linking park. and by the way, likin park sucks.

Seriously, this song even won Grammy and it is at 24... Rihanna and Katy Perry type overrated singers are at the top. 21st century people doesn't have the taste of music at all!

35!? This is not just the best song of 2008: it's the best song ever created by human being! - NintendoROCK3T

Has been my favorite song for over 10 years. Coldplay’s best song in my opinion.

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3 Given Up - Linkin Park

It's not a single, but it have a powerful scream that will pound all the songs around here!

Bye bye bitches! LP for a life! Keep rock&metal alive people!

It is a single -_-

4 4 Minutes - Madonna
5 Take a Bow - Rihanna

very sweet song with catchy beats - Shynash21

6 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica

Jennifer lopez, rihanna, Lil Wayne, 30 secs to mars... Total crap. For that reason Metallica gets my vote. As well being a badass song.

Death magnetic was there comeback album from st anger and this song is the reason why this album is so great

What the day that never comes has more emotion and takes more talent than every piece of dirt in the top ten combined... Metallica STILL RULES!

Best song must be on top of list

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7 Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

This should be #1

Kiss make up - Joaopuffle1


8 Lollipop - Lil' Wayne

Horrible song. - Elijah_Cook

RIP Static Major, you will be known for putting together one of the best hooks in the decade.

Shawty wanna thug
Bottles in the club
Shawty wanna hump
You know I like to touch
Your lovely lady lumps

This song is the best of weezy

I usually don't like this mainstream stuff but I admit I love this song. It the "Thriller" of the 21st century - awesomenessdefined

9 Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park

This is the best song compared to others on the list!

10 Disturbia - Rihanna

The Contenders

11 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Is this list real or big fake. c'mon Psychosocial was the most amzing song of 2008 after All nightmare long.
- Slashhead

Hell yeah! Half of these people nk the list use autotune to help them (except slipknot, Metallica, and Linkin park) but this song is great! Compare lyrics to this and a pop or rap song

Slipknot- And the reign will kill us all
Throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see!
The preservation if the martyr in me!

Lil Wayne- Shawty wanna thug
Bottles in the club
Shawty wanna hump
You know I like to touch
Those lovely lady lumps
(Says Nigga 797 times)

So who's smarter and greater lyricwise?

12 Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

I wanna touch your body and you a beautiful lady =) x

13 Rock And Roll Train - AC/DC

This Is The First New ACDC Song In 8 Years
And I Think They Did A Bloody Good Job With It
Should Be Much Higher

14 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

I like Coldplay, paramore, Linkin Park and 30 seconds to mars, but this is THE BEST SONG THAN I HEAR IN MY WHOLE LIFE

15 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

The fact that a Katy Perry song is above one of Metallica's best songs is just sad - christangrant

16 Indestructible - Disturbed

Very powerful song. - Disturbedpotato

17 Love in This Club - Usher
18 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
19 Decode - Paramore

The only good thing about Twilight! Sigh

20 Womanizer - Britney Spears
21 Nine in the Afternoon - Panic at the Disco

nice song!
i can hear this song all time
best song from panic at the disco - kemalbarca

this and viva la vida are my favs from 2008 - Flyingcobra

Awesome... So Glad to See P! Atd up here!

22 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
23 Sober - Pink
24 If I Were a Boy - Beyonce

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25 That's What You Get - Paramore
26 Second Chance - Shinedown
27 Mercy - Duffy

Catchy as hell and a Brit on top of that. I'd pick Duffy over the US slags any day of the week. - Skinner

This lass from Wales was one of the brightest up and coming talents of 2008.

Why this isn't number 1. Maybe becouse it isn't American. Shame.

28 My People - The Presets
29 Lay All Your Love On Me - Amanda Seyfried
30 Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold
31 Arrab Kaman - Tamer Hosny

This is surely the best song of 2008. Listen to it and you will see for yourself. - anony

32 Handlebars - Flobots
33 So What - P!nk

This is the song of 2008

34 Poker Face - Lady Gaga
35 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Was this great song not on the list? - christangrant

36 You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
37 Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
38 Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low
39 Perfect Insanity - Disturbed
40 Devour - Shinedown
41 Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
42 Closer - Kings of Leon
43 Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant
44 I Have a Dream - Amanda Seyfried
45 Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade
46 Single Ladies - Beyonce

Really? Song of the year,10 million copies sold. This must be in top ten, and Halo. I can't see much Adele ether.

47 Miles Away - Madonna
48 Just Dance - Lady Gaga

Best song of 2008 and best Lady Gaga song

49 I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
50 C'mon C'mon - Def Leppard
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Top Remixes (21)

1. Second Chance - Shinedown
2. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
3. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
1. Sober - Pink
2. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
3. Halo - Beyoncé
1. Miles Away - Madonna
2. Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park
3. 4 Minutes - Madonna

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