Top 25 Songs of 2008

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The New Year’s Eve post was something of a tradition on my old blog, so it seems only fitting to me that I continue the tradition on this first New Year’s Eve of the Geek Force Five era. I’ll be back with some pretty substantial (and, I hope, exciting) announcements about the future of the site in the coming days. In the meantime, here are the top 25 songs I listened to the most in 2008 (according to Last.fm).

  1. “Crushcrushcrush” by Paramore
  2. “Everything I’m Not” by The Veronicas
  3. “Never Again” by Kelly Clarkson
  4. “Misery Business” by Paramore
  5. “That’s What You Get” by Paramore
  6. “Dreams” by Letters to Cleo
  7. “Summerlong” by Kathleen Edwards
  8. “Free” by Plumb
  9. “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters
  10. “Discipline” by Nine Inch Nails
  11. “It’s a Shame About Ray” by Lemonheads
  12. “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry
  13. “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry
  14. “Runaway” by Avril Lavigne
  15. “Let The Flames Begin” by Paramore
  16. “Hot” by Avril Lavigne
  17. “The Moneymaker” by Rilo Kiley
  18. “Music Is My Hot Hot Sex” by CSS
  19. “Over It” by Katharine McPhee
  20. “Don't Stop Believin’” by Journey
  21. “Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)” by Rihanna
  22. “Echoplex” by Nine Inch Nails
  23. “Clothes Off!!” by Gym Class Heroes
  24. “Caught Up In You” by .38 Special
  25. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys

Whereas last year was the year of Nine Inch Nails and the Pluto Tapes, this year is all about Paramore. Four of their songs appear on this year's list, making it absolutely clear that I am still very much a pop bubblegum whore.

It’s also worth noting that the trend of me becoming more and more “out of it” continued this year. Last year, only nine of the twenty-five songs were songs released in 2007. This year, only four of the songs that made the list were released in 2008.

Lastly, if there were a “Most Listened to Album of the Year” it would probably be, despite its length, Ghosts I-IV by Nine Inch Nails. I’ve listened to it in full nearly every week since it came out early in 2008 (sometimes twice a week). I hope that redeems me in your eyes.

At least a little bit. :-P