2008 singles

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  1. Love Story
    #1

    Love Story (2008)

    5,614 views

    "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
    #2

    All Summer Long (2007)

    6,502 views

    "All Summer Long" is a song recorded by Kid Rock. It was released in 2008 as the third single from his seventh studio album Rock n Roll Jesus. The song samples two hit songs of the 1970s, Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama". The idea for the mashup was suggested by Mike E. Clark.


  3. Chasing Pavements
    #3

    Chasing Pavements (2008)

    5,209 views

    "Chasing Pavements" is a song by British singer Adele, from her debut album 19. It was the second single from the album, after "Hometown Glory". It was released digitally in Ireland on 13 January 2008 and entered the Irish singles chart at number 26 through download sales alone. Having received a physical release, the single then leaped 19 places to number seven, where it peaked. On 20 January, the single entered at number two in the UK singles chart on downloads alone. "Chasing Pavements" was the 27th best selling single of 2008 in the UK, with over 280,000 sales. It was Adele's first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold over 1,200,000 digital copies as of October 2011. The B-side to the single is an acoustic cover of the Sam Cooke song "That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On". "Chasing Pavements" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year.


  4. Troubadour
    #4

    Troubadour (2008)

    5,456 views

    "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.


  5. After All These Years
    #5

    After All These Years (2008)

    4,933 views

    "After All These Years" is a power ballad by the band Journey, the first single from their 2008 album Revelation. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart on September 20, 2008, giving the band their first top-ten hit in twelve years. It stayed on the chart for over 23 weeks. This is the first single from Journey to feature lead vocalist Arnel Pineda.


  6. Change
    #6

    Change (2008)

    4,390 views

    "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.


  7. Hallelujah
    #7

    Hallelujah (1984)

    4,369 views

    "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."


  8. I Saw God Today
    #8

    I Saw God Today (2008)

    4,226 views

    "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.


  9. You're Gonna Miss This
    #9

    You're Gonna Miss This (2008)

    3,920 views

    "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.


  10. Home
    #10

    Home (2005)

    4,214 views

    "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.


  11. She's Country
    #11

    She's Country (2008)

    3,591 views

    "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.


  12. Cold Shoulder
    #12

    Cold Shoulder (2008)

    3,267 views

    "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.


  13. White Horse
    #13

    White Horse (2008)

    3,523 views

    "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.


  14. Best Days Of Your Life
    #14

    Best Days Of Your Life (2008)

    3,394 views

    "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.


  15. Rockstar
    #15

    Rockstar (2005)

    3,622 views

    "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.


  16. A Milli
    #16

    A Milli (2008)

    3,064 views

    "A Milli", abbreviated occasionally as "Milli", is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne. The song was released February 13, 2008 as the second official single from his highly acclaimed sixth album Tha Carter III.


  17. Relentless
    #17

    Relentless (2008)

    3,294 views

    "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.


  18. Ride It
    #18

    Ride It (2008)

    3,245 views

    "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.


  19. A Baby Changes Everything
    #19

    A Baby Changes Everything (2008)

    3,051 views

    "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.


  20. Should've Said No
    #20

    Should've Said No (2008)

    2,820 views

    "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).


  21. Picture to Burn
    #21

    Picture to Burn (2008)

    2,814 views

    "Picture to Burn" is a 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 February 3, 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 her former high school classmate and ex-boyfriend Jordon Alford 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.


  22. Early Winter
    #22

    Early Winter (2008)

    2,815 views

    "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.


  23. She Wouldn't Be Gone
    #23

    She Wouldn't Be Gone (2008)

    2,773 views

    "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.


  24. Hometown Glory
    #24

    Hometown Glory (2007)

    2,767 views

    "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.


  25. Until The End of Time
    #25

    Until The End of Time (2007)

    2,458 views

    "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.


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