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).
- “Crushcrushcrush” by Paramore
- “Everything I’m Not” by The Veronicas
- “Never Again” by Kelly Clarkson
- “Misery Business” by Paramore
- “That’s What You Get” by Paramore
- “Dreams” by Letters to Cleo
- “Summerlong” by Kathleen Edwards
- “Free” by Plumb
- “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters
- “Discipline” by Nine Inch Nails
- “It’s a Shame About Ray” by Lemonheads
- “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry
- “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry
- “Runaway” by Avril Lavigne
- “Let The Flames Begin” by Paramore
- “Hot” by Avril Lavigne
- “The Moneymaker” by Rilo Kiley
- “Music Is My Hot Hot Sex” by CSS
- “Over It” by Katharine McPhee
- “Don't Stop Believin’” by Journey
- “Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)” by Rihanna
- “Echoplex” by Nine Inch Nails
- “Clothes Off!!” by Gym Class Heroes
- “Caught Up In You” by .38 Special
- “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