2008 singles

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  1. Love Story

    Love Story (2008)


    "Love Story" is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman, alongside Swift. It was released on September 12, 2008 by Big Machine Records, as the lead single from Swift's second studio album Fearless (2008). The song was written about a love interest of Swift's who was not popular among Swift's family and friends. Because of the scenario, Swift related to the plot of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597) and used it as a source of inspiration to compose the song. However, she replaced Romeo and Juliet‍ '​s original tragic conclusion with a happy ending. It is a midtempo song with a dreamy soprano voice, while the melody continually builds. The lyrics are from the perspective of Juliet.

  2. All Summer Long

    All Summer Long (2007)


    "All Summer Long" is the title of a song recorded by Kid Rock. It was released in 2008 as the third single from his ninth studio album Rock n Roll Jesus. The song contains musical and lyrical references to several hit songs of the 1970s, including Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"; the idea for the mashup was suggested by Mike E. Clark. The song was a number-one hit in eight countries across Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom. It even crossed over to country music radio, giving Kid Rock his first top-ten country hit. The song was the official theme song to WWE's pay-per view event, Backlash 2008. Also, the song was performed on the MTV music awards with rapper Lil Wayne in 2008.

  3. Troubadour

    Troubadour (2008)


    "Troubadour" is a song written by Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes, and recorded by American country singer George Strait. It was released in June 2008 as the second single and title track from his album Troubadour. The song was the 86th chart single of his career. It has become his 79th Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

  4. After All These Years

    After All These Years (2008)


    "After All These Years" is a power ballad by the band Journey, the first single from their 2008 album Revelation. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks on September 20, 2008, giving the band their first top-ten hit in twelve years. It stayed on the Billboard charts for over 23 weeks, making it one of Journey's most successful adult contemporary hits. This is the first single from Journey to feature newest and current lead vocalist Arnel Pineda.

  5. Change

    Change (2008)


    "Change" is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Swift self-penned the song and co-produced it alongside Nathan Chapman. The song was released on August 8, 2008, with all proceeds being donated to the United States Olympic team. "Change" was written about Swift's hopes and aspirations in regards to succeeding, although being signed to the smallest record label in Nashville, Tennessee. The track was later chosen as one of the themes for the 2008 Summer Olympics and was included on the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, which was released August 7, 2008. The song was later included on Swift's second studio album Fearless, which was released in November 2008. "Change" is musically pop rock and uses divergent string instruments. Lyrically, it speaks of overcoming obstacles and achieving victory.

  6. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1984)


    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian recording artist Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley's version is the most enduringly popular and critically acclaimed cover of the song to date. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."

  7. I Saw God Today

    I Saw God Today (2008)


    "I Saw God Today" is a song written by Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in February 2008 as the lead single from his album Troubadour. The song debuted at number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, giving Strait the highest chart debut of his career, as well as his 43rd Billboard Number One.

  8. You're Gonna Miss This

    You're Gonna Miss This (2008)


    "You're Gonna Miss This" is a song written by Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller, and recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in January 2008 as the second single from his album American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II. Adkins's fastest-climbing single to date, it is his third Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, as well as a number 12 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 19 on the Pop 100 charts.

  9. Home

    Home (2005)


    "Home" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Michael Bublé, and released on March 28, 2005, as the second single from his second major-label studio album, It's Time. The song was written by Bublé, along with co-writers Alan Chang and Amy Foster-Gillies.

  10. She's Country

    She's Country (2008)


    "She's Country" is a song written by Danny Myrick and Bridgette Tatum and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in December 2008 as the lead-off single from his album Wide Open and the seventh one of his career. This song is used in the Rock Band Country Track Pack, and has been confirmed as upcoming downloadable content for the Rock Band series.

  11. Cold Shoulder

    Cold Shoulder (2008)


    "Cold Shoulder" is the third single from English recording artist Adele released from her debut album 19. It was released digitally in Ireland on 30 March 2008 and in the UK on 31 March 2008. This is the only song on the album to be produced by Mark Ronson. Ex-Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender plays on the song who is also part of Mark Ronson's touring band. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jools Holland on 8 February 2008 and on Saturday Night Live during the 18 October 2008 show. A remix by Basement Jaxx has also been receiving airplay and is digitally available.

  12. White Horse

    White Horse (2008)


    "White Horse" is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written by Swift and Liz Rose and produced by Nathan Chapman, with Swift's aid. The song was released on December 7, 2008 by Big Machine Records, as the second single from Swift's second studio album Fearless (2008). Swift and Rose composed the song about one of Swift's ex-boyfriends, when Swift discovered he was not what she had perceived of him. It focused on the moment where Swift accepted that the relationship was over. "White Horse" is, musically, a country pop song and uses sparse production to emphasize vocals. Lyrically, the track speaks of disillusionment and pain in a relationship, drawing references to fairytales.

  13. Best Days Of Your Life

    Best Days Of Your Life (2008)


    "Best Days of Your Life" is a song written and performed by American country artist Kellie Pickler, and co-written by Taylor Swift. It was released on December 1, 2008 as the second single from her self-titled second album. Swift also provides background vocals on the song. The song is about a narrator explaining how her former boyfriend cheated on her and moved on to a new girlfriend to start a family with, wishing them well on their new life but says that the new girl won't top what they previously once had before.

  14. Rockstar

    Rockstar (2005)


    "Rockstar" is the fifth U.S. single by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their 2005 fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons. It was only released in the United States and Canada, and has since been re-released worldwide. Spoken-word vocals between each verse are provided by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

  15. A Milli

    A Milli (2008)


    "A Milli", abbreviated occasionally as "Milli", is the second official single, and the official street single from Lil Wayne's sixth studio album, Tha Carter III.

  16. Relentless

    Relentless (2008)


    "Relentless" is a song written by James LeBlanc and John Paul White and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in May 2008 as the third and final single from his 2007 album of the same name. The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard country charts in late 2008.

  17. Ride It

    Ride It (2008)


    "Ride It" is the first single from Jay Sean's second album My Own Way. It was written by Jay Sean himself and Alan Sampson. It was released on 21 January 2008. The song reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #11. The single was also successful in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania, where it became one of the top three best-selling singles of the year. A Hindi version of the song was also included in the Indian release of the album My Own Way.

  18. A Baby Changes Everything

    A Baby Changes Everything (2008)


    "A Baby Changes Everything" is a song by American country singer Faith Hill. It was the first single released from her album Joy to the World. It was her thirteenth single release to AC radio, and in late 2008, the song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

  19. Should've Said No

    Should've Said No (2008)


    "Should've Said No" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song serves as the fifth and final single from her self-titled debut studio album. The song is about Swift addressing her former lover, who cheated on her. It became her second number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, "Should've Said No" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song is included in the concert film Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, and in the soundtrack to the movie. An alternate version of the song was released on her extended play Beautiful Eyes. As of November 2014, it has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States.

  20. Picture to Burn

    Picture to Burn (2008)


    "Picture to Burn" is a country music song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was co-written by Swift and Liz Rose, and produced by Nathan Chapman. It was released on January 29, 2008 by Big Machine Records as the fourth single from Swift's eponymous studio album, Taylor Swift (2006). It was inspired by the narcissistic and cocky nature of a male who Swift never established a formal relationship with. In retrospect, Swift has stated she has evolved on a personal level and as a songwriter, claiming she processed emotions differently since "Picture to Burn". The song was chosen as a single based on the audience's reaction to it in concert. Musically, the track is of the country rock genre with prominent usage of guitar, banjo, and drums. The lyrics concern igniting flames on photographs of a former boyfriend.

  21. Early Winter

    Early Winter (2008)


    "Early Winter" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her second solo studio album, The Sweet Escape (2006). Written by Stefani and English pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, the song was released in Europe as the album's fifth and final single on January 18, 2008 by Interscope Records. Musically, "Early Winter" is a soft rock and synthpop ballad with new wave influences. Critics found it similar to songs by English alternative rock band Keane. The lyrics of the song describe the nearing of the end of a relationship, and were speculated to be references to Stefani's own relationship with husband Gavin Rossdale.

  22. She Wouldn't Be Gone

    She Wouldn't Be Gone (2008)


    "She Wouldn't Be Gone" is a song written by Jennifer Adan and Corey Batten, and recorded by American country music singer Blake Shelton. It was released in August 2008 as the first single from his fifth studio album Startin' Fires, which was released on November 18, 2008. The song became his fifth Number One song on the Hot Country Songs chart for the weeks of February 7–14, 2009.

  23. Hometown Glory

    Hometown Glory (2007)


    "Hometown Glory" is the debut single by English recording artist Adele, released on 22 October 2007 in the United Kingdom. The song appears on her debut studio album 19 (2008). In 2008, the song was re-released as her fourth single. Adele wrote the song in 10 minutes after her mother tried to persuade her to leave her home town of West Norwood in London for university. "Hometown Glory" is the first song that Adele ever wrote.

  24. Until The End of Time

    Until The End of Time (2007)


    "Until the End of Time" is a song by American singer Justin Timberlake from his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). It was later re-recorded with additional vocals by American recording artist Beyoncé and released as a single on November 13, 2007.

  25. I'm Yours

    I'm Yours (2008)


    "I'm Yours" is the first single released by Jason Mraz from his third studio album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The song was originally released on a limited edition EP called Extra Credit as a demo in 2005 to promote his second studio album Mr. A–Z. It was performed in his 2004 and 2005 gigs and already became a crowd favorite before its release. "I'm Yours" was nominated for Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards. It was also used for the Australian Seven Network's promotion of the season premiere of Packed to the Rafters.

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