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 Take a Bow - Rihanna

very sweet song with catchy beats - Shynash21

5 4 Minutes - Madonna
6 Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

This should be #1

Kiss make up - Joaopuffle1


7 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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8 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

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 Lollipop - Lil' Wayne

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

12 Decode - Paramore

The only good thing about Twilight! Sigh

13 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?

14 Sober - Pink
15 Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

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

16 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

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

17 Indestructible - Disturbed

Very powerful song. - Disturbedpotato

18 That's What You Get - Paramore
19 So What - P!nk

This is the song of 2008

20 Womanizer - Britney Spears
21 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
22 Love in This Club - Usher
23 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!

24 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.

25 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

26 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
27 If I Were a Boy - Beyonce

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28 Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
29 Second Chance - Shinedown
30 Poker Face - Lady Gaga
31 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Was this great song not on the list? - christangrant

32 Hay Amores - Shakira
33 Lay All Your Love On Me - Amanda Seyfried
34 Dear God - Avenged Sevenfold
35 Arrab Kaman - Tamer Hosny

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

36 Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant
37 Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead
38 I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
39 Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
40 Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low
41 Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
42 Handlebars - Flobots
43 Perfect Insanity - Disturbed
44 I Hate This Part - Pussycat Dolls
45 Devour - Shinedown
46 You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
47 I Have a Dream - Amanda Seyfried
48 Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade
49 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.

50 Miles Away - Madonna
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Top Remixes (22)

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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