2008's Top 10 Singles

Beyoncé heads Rolling Stone list of the year's best tunes
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Dec 20, 2008 3:41 AM CST

(Newser) – When it comes to belting out the single of the year, Beyoncé ran (wedding) rings around the competition, says Rolling Stone, which lists its top 10:

  1. Beyoncé, Single Ladies: "Irresistible and exuberant."
  2. Santogold, LES Artistes: "New Wave guitar hook of the year."
  3. MGMT, Time to Pretend: "A magnificent piece of snark about acting like rock stars."

  1. Blitzen Trapper, Furr: "Deceptively pretty, deeply weird and nearly perfect."
  2. Lil Wayne, Lollipop: "Impossibly catchy."
  3. Beck, Gamma Ray: "Turns the threat of melting ice caps into a giddy, shimmy-shake beach party."
  4. Estelle featuring Kanye West, American Boy: "More proof that great R&B can help America improve its international reputation."
  5. My Morning Jacket, I'm Amazed: "Mammoth Southern-rock anthem."
  6. Coldplay, Vida la Vida: "Coldplay return, stirringly, with their secret weapon, Brian Eno."
  7. TI, No Matter What: "Even with a prison sentence looming, the King remains as cool as this boom-bap groove."
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