Rolling Stone‘s 100 Best Singles Of 2008

By brandon / December 11, 2008

Yesterday we gave you Rolling Stone‘s top 50 albums of ’08. Here, they break it down to singles and expand the list to 100. This assures extra room for as many “feat. Lil Wayne”‘s as possible. It marks ’08 as an election year via will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” (the the cringe-worthy video is likely why it’s only at no. 100). Also, Axl continues proving Dr. Pepper wrong. There are a couple big surprises in the top five, one by a band from the west coast (Portland) and one from the east (Brooklyn). Any guesses? That woman in the above picture makes a good showing, too.

100 will.i.am – “Yes We Can”
99 The Enemy – “You’re Not Alone”
98 Teyana Taylor – “Google Me”
97 Sheryl Crow – “Now That You’re Gone”
96 Little Joy – “Brand New Start”
95 Lucinda Williams – “Real Love”
94 Los Campesinos – “Miserabilia”
93 Madonna – “Candy Shop”
92 White Denim – “Shake Shake Shake”
91 O’Neal McKnight – “Check Your Coat”
90 Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water on ‘Em)”
89 Old Crow Medicine Show – “Alabama High-Test”
88 Bon Iver – “Skinny Love”
87 Friendly Fires – “Jump in the Pool”
86 The Rumble Strips – “Cowboy”
85 M83 – “Kim & Jessie”
84 Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
83 Get ‘Em Mamis – “Cold Summer”
82 Santogold & Diplo – “Icarus”
81 The Knux – “Cappuccino”
80 Mudcrutch – “Crystal River”
79 Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”
78 Love As Laughter – “Holy”
77 Hercules And Love Affair – “Blind”
76 The Roots – “Rising Down”
75 Flo Rida feat. T-Pain – “Low”
74 Ra Ra Riot – “Dying is Fine”
73 Ciarra feat. Ludacris – “High Price”
72 Sam Sparro – “Black and Gold”
71 Phantom Planet – “Do the Panic”
70 Busy Signal – “Tic Toc”
69 Missy Elliott – “Ching-A-Ling”
68 Fall Out Boy – “I Don’t Care
67 M.I.A. – “Shells”
66 Jenny Lewis – “Acid Tongue”
65 The Virgins – “Rich Girls”
64 She and Him – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here”
63 LCD Soundsystem – “Big Ideas”
62 The Gaslight Anthem – “The ’59 Sound”
61 Robyn – “Cobrastyle”
60 Ne-Yo – “Closer”
59 Low vs Diamond – “Don’t Forget Sister”
58 Jazmine Sullivan – “Bust Your Windows”
57 Charles Hamilton – “Brooklyn Girls”
56 The Hold Steady – “Constructive Summer”
55 Sigur Rós – “Gobbledigook”
54 Cat Power – “I Believe In You”
53 AC/DC – “Big Boi”
52 Lee Ann Womack – “Last Call”
51 Ashlee Simpson – “Rule Breaker”
50 Jackson Browne – “Time the Conqueror”
49 Jonas Brothers – “Video Girl”
48 John Mellencamp – “Troubled Land”
47 Janelle Monáe – “Many Moons”
46 Taylor Swift – “Fifteen”
45 Foals – “Cassius”
44 Panic At The Disco – “Nine in the Afternoon”
43 Erykah Badu – “The Healer”
42 The Raconteurs – “Salute Your Solution”
41 Duffy – “Warwick Avenue”
40 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
39 The Academy Is… – “About a Girl”
38 Jamey Johnson – “High Cost of Living”
37 Bob Dylan – “Someday Baby”
36 Usher feat. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne – “Love in this Club, Pt. 2″
35 Kaiser Chiefs – “Addicted to Drugs”
34 Gnarls Barkley – “Run”
33 The Raveonettes – “Aly, Walk With Me”
32 N.E.R.D. – “Everyone Nose”
31 Conor Oberst – “Moab”
30 Weezer – “Pork and Beans”
29 Pink – “So What”
28 Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne – “Let It Rock”
27 The Ting Tings – “Shut Up and Let Me Go”
26 The Rapture – “No Sex for Ben”
25 Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Heart”
24 Lykke Li – “I’m Good, I”m Gone”
23 The Black Keys – “I Got Mine”
22 Jay-Z and T.I. – “Swagga Like Us”
21 Vampire Weekend – “One (Blake’s Got a New Face)”
20 Katy Perry – “I Kissed a Girl”
19 Guns N’ Roses – “Better”
18 Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”
17 The Killers – “Spaceman”
16 Young Jeezy – “My President”
15 Al Green – “Lay It Down”
14 The BPA feat. David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal – “Toe Jam”
13 Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – “Magick”
12 TV On The Radio – “Golden Age”
11 Rihanna – “Disturbia”
10 T.I. – “No Matter What”
09 Coldplay – “Viva la Vida”
08 My Morning Jacket – “I’m Amazed”
07 Estelle feat. Kanye West – “American Boy”
06 Beck – “Gamma Ray”
05 Lil Wayne – “Lollipop”
04 Blitzen Trapper – “Furr”
03 MGMT – “Time to Pretend”
02 Santogold – “LES Artistes”
01 Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

You can read the accompanying blurbs at Rolling Stone.