My Top Ten Singles of 2008

December 20, 2008

’tis the season to make music lists.  Thanks to the power of last.fm and YouTube I can share my most played singles from 2008.

If you want to hear these songs play back to back then click on this link.

1. Ladytron – Ghosts

The rhythm to Personal Jesus has rarely been stolen to such powerful effect

2. Black Kids – I’m Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

An irresistible pop song with all the right elements: a nice riff, some girly chants and cute lyrics delivered in laid back style

3. Max Tundra – Will Get Fooled Again

This comes from his tremendous new album.  This track is all about the dangers of believing what you see on the internet (but don’t take my word for it).

4. Those Dancing Days – Hitten

A pop tune with a tinge of regret, unexpected in a band so young

5. Cardiacs – Ditzy Scene

I make no apologies for loving Cardiacs.  Sadly their leader Tim had (ironically, considering their name) a heart attack and so this might be the last material we ever hear from him.  Sad.

6. Zoot Woman – We Won’t Break

The new album seems to be a long way off but this Gilliam-esque video will have to do for now

7. Wire – One of Us

Great to have them back with a fantastic album

8. Let’s Wrestle – I Won’t Lie to You

Infectious lo-fi pop

9. I Was a Cub Scout – Pink Squares

A mellow song that just sort of crept up on me.  Certainly a grower.

10. The Futureheads – Walking Backwards

A spiky pop tune

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