2008 Songs (an ongoing list)

Here’s my constantly-updating long list of favorite songs of 2008. Perhaps at the end of the year, I’ll put together a more concrete list.

6th Sense & Wildabeast “Arcade Fly”
88 Keys “Stay Up”
Atmosphere “Painting”, “You”, “Yesterday”, “The Waitress”
Beck “Gamma Ray”, “Modern Guilt”, “Walls”
Big Boi “Royal Flush”, “Some Things”
Black Keys “Psychotic Girl”, “Strange Times”
Blue Scholars “Butter & Guns”
Bun B “II Trill”, “That’s Gangsta”, “Damn I”m Cold”, “Swang On Em”
Busta Rhymes “Don’t Touch Me”, “I Got Bass”
Cadence Weapon “House Music”
Caitlin Rose “Dead Flowers”
Cat Power “Song To Bobby”
Chester French “She Loves Everybody”*
Ciara “High Price”
Cool Calm Pete “Gitty Up Baby”
The Cool Kids “Action Figures”
Danny “I Don’t Know”
Department of Eagles “No One Does It Like You”*
DJ Babu/MOP “Dearly Departed”
Duffy “Mercy”
Envelope “Looking In”, “Day Dream Nation”
Estelle & Kanye West “American Boy”
The Game “Bulletproof Diaries”, “House of Pain”, “Dope Boys”, “Letter To The King”
Gnarls Barkley “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”, “Run”
Grip Grand “Remember The Time”
Guilty Simpson “I Must Love You”, “Run”
GZA “Life Is A Movie”
Izza Kizza “Walk The Dawg”
Jake One/Freeway/Brother Ali “The Truth”
Jenny Lewis “Acid Tongue”
Kanye West “Love Lockdown”
Kid Cudi/Wale “Is There Any Love”
Kidz In The Hall & El-P “Drivin Down The Block”
Killer Mike “I Gotcha”
Lil Wayne “A Milli”, “Shoot Me Down”, “Dr. Carter”, “Tie My Hands”
Man Man “Whalebone”
Morcheeba/Cool Calm Pete “One Love Karma”
Murs “Can It Be”
Mystery Jets “Young Love” (Shoes remix)
NERD “Anti Matter”, “Sooner or Later”
Neon Neon “Raquel”*
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Dig Lazarus Dig”
Pharoahe Monch “Broken Heart”
Portishead “Machine Gun”
Ray Lamontagne “You Are The Best Thing”
Rhymefest “Can’t Make It”, “Get Up”, “No Sunshine”
Rick Ross “The Boss”
The Roots “Rising Down”, “75 Bars”, “Criminal”, “Birthday Girl”
RZA “You Can’t Stop Me Now”, “Drama”
Schwayze “Buzzin”
Sheek Louch “Good Love”
Silver Jews “Suffering Jukebox”
Snoop Dogg “Why Did You Leave Me”
Stephen Malkmus “Baltimore”
T.I. “No Matter What”
T-Mo Goodie “Connect Like Dots”
Tobacco/Aesop Rock “Dirt”
Trina/Killer Mike “Look Back At Me”
Usher “Love In This Club”
Vampire Weekend “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
Wale/Bun B/Pusha T “Back In The Go Go”
Young Jeezy “My President”

* = may have been out in 2007


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