Wednesday, December 10, 2008
MTV's list - Best songs of 2008
MTV has compiled a list of The Best Songs Of 2008. Check out the top ten, and read what they had to say about some of them:
10. Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
9. Portishead, "Machine Gun"
8. The Teenagers, "Homecoming"
7. Kanye West, "Love Lockdown"
"The bravest move made by a mega-star in years (seriously, would Britney, Madonna or even 50 ever try anything like this?), "Love Lockdown" is a testament to both Kanye's artistry and his ego. That he ditched the rapping is either a blessing or a curse, depending on which side of the fence you're on, as is his obsession with '80s synthesizer sheen, but there's no denying the fact that West is taking a risk here, and regardless of the end result, he should be commended for that. He may lose tons of "street" cred, but he's gained new legions of fans, and — to me and plenty of others — he suddenly got a whole lot more intriguing. And, oh, those drums. "
6. Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
5. No Age, "Eraser"
4. Estelle (featuring Kanye West), "American Boy"
"The most effortlessly effervescent song of 2008, a bit of sunny R&B so good it makes me reconsider my ill will toward Will.I.Am, who produced it (and that's saying something). Estelle's vocals pop and bubble, and Kanye contributes a clever verse of his own, and the end result is pop perfection. Though, a word to English girls: Most American boys are jerks."
3. Deerhunter, "Nothing Ever Happened"
2. Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
"My favorite thing about Beyoncé has always been that despite the fact that she is well-manicured and coached to within an inch of her life, there is roughly a 50 percent chance that she is also a complete and total lunatic. I cannot explain why this is ... though, as Exhibit A, please allow me to present this song, which sounds like what would happen if the Supremes cut a track while someone was playing "Frogger" in the background (and I mean this in the best possible way). "Single Ladies" is hyperactive and supercharged in ways I never thought possible. It's epic and sexy and even a bit sad (because, you know, he didn't put a ring on it), and it manages to out-crazy even "Ring the Alarm" (thanks mostly to B's shout-out to Buzz Lightyear three-quarters of the way through). I love this song unapologetically, in reasons I am probably not doing a very good job of conveying. All I know is that there is absolutely zero chance Beyoncé ever releases a single like this ever again, so, enjoy it while you can. "
1. Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
Check out the complete list HERE.