2008 Singles of the Year


12 nov. 2008, 19h14m

Since work is a deadzone today and I wont be near a computer for Thanksgiving, I will do my Fred's Singles of the Year.

Glen Hansard & Marketa IrglovaFalling Slowly
Was not expecting love this movie, or the music from it this morning. Beautiful guitar slow burner about trying to recapture lost love.

Gnarls Barkley- Going On
You know, I actually this song better than Crazy. The video is incredible, and I love the sentiment of the song, about moving on with life after love.

Axwelland Bob Sinclar ft. Ron Carroll- What A Wonderful World
A huge, uplifting, cheese filled swedish house anthem. Hippy dippy lyrics about loving everyone and feeling great. Yeah yeah I know, but I loved it. Reminds me of my man Barack Obama.

Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too
The aural ambient space disco equivalent of the Cloud Gate scene in 2001. Incredible.
(Sorry no clip, the song is a 1/2 hour long! http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/144820-lindstrm-where-you-go-i-go-too)

The Black Ghosts - Something New (Galactic Remix)/Lindstrom- I Feel Space
More Lindstrom Space Disco cleverness...then someone got the clever idea to mash it up with the instrumental of The Black Ghosts Something New.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETPwYzrIx4c - Something New
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPy7pMD4p0 - I Feel Space

Lady Gaga
- Just Dance/Poker Face
My guiltiest pleasure of the year. At first I hated it, like it was Christina Aguiliera trying to make a bad electronic record. Now I love it. And I have lost my keys and phone in a drunken hazes ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M65zI9LH-as Just Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kvC8BGtVcM Poker Face

The Family- Nothing Compares 2 U
Well not from 2008..this is close to 20 years old. This is the original yall. Takes a while to wrap your mind around it if you are so used to the Sineade version, but I like its overblown 80s ness and the strings.

Simian Mobile Disco
- I Believe(original and SMD space dub)
Heartfelt synth pop robo ballad. Love it. The video reminds me of Croatia, but i think its Romania..far worse off ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mZzzZLG2pY Original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3q_3jfbKk Space Dub

Sia - The Girl You Lost to Cocaine
Girl gets up fed up with drugged out trifling boyfriend and dumps him on his ass.

Erik Prydz
(Pryda)- Pjanoo
Another swedish house cheese fest with a Piano riff so catchy and bigger than a hunk of gouda.

Moby- Disco Lies/I Love to Move in Here(Seamus Haji remix)
Moby came back to life a bit this year with some great songs, with even better remixes. Love the soulful disco of Disco Lies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSaqDgO2X0 Disco Lies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiQppHVIOxk I love To move in here-haji

Hercules and Love Affair- Blind (Original and Frankie Knuckles Remixes)
I dont like Antony Haggerty AT ALL, but he totally works as a Disco Diva..and this is Frankies best remix work in years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8S51M2GAc original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ6sLFDUPWg Frankie Knuckles

Dizzee Rascal ft Calvin Harris- Dance Wiv Me
Catchy, funky, fun, with an incredible Bass line melody.

Robyn - Whos That Girl(Original, Rex The Dog remix, Seamus Haji remix), Crash And Burn Girl
Id say Robyn was my "artist of the year" I loved her album, and probably the best teen pop reinvention since Alanis Morisette. Punky, spunky, but also vulnerable. A lot of great cuts off of her album, but I liked these the best

Sam Sparro- Black and Gold
Hmm who doesnt love the new fag electronic poster child? ;)

The Divine Comedy- Motorway to Damascus
A song I took away with me from my travels to Spain. If Violator era Depeche Mode produced a single for Johnny Cash, this would be it.
(no clip available :(

Basement Jaxx
ft Robyn- Hey U
Not from 2008 either but its Balkan gypsy house with Robyn on it. Men after my own heart.

Angello/Ingrosso(Buy Now)- Body Crash/Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant
I never heard this Disco Classic untill Angello/and Ingrosso remixed/re-edited into Body Crash. You know the chorus; Your body, my body, everybody, move your body
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu-SBKAf_zs Body Crash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNrufyCC-0 Lets All Chant

The Knife- Marble House(Rex The Dog Remix)
I really love Rex The Dogs remix style, and he did a great job on this mix of the Knife's
Bubbling Under....

Wiley- Wearin My Rolex

Leona Lewis- Bleeding Love (My hearts crippled by the vein that i keep on closing, you cut me open and i...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ctIC65PV0

Madonna- 4 Minutes/Give It 2 Me/Miles Away http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Ch5LTJhS0

Damaged - Dannity Kane (do do you got a first aid kit handy?)

The Presets- My People/This Boys In Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTSYQkyknK0

Cut Copy - Lights and Music/Hearts On Fire (original and Calvin Harris remix)

Microfilm -Teenage Symphonies( Original and Astrolabe Remix ;)

Dangerous Muse - The Rejection/In This Town

Simply Red - Money Too Tight To Mention (Fire Island Dub)


  • eguinan

    Too early! LOL Good choices though. I have to investigate some of them.

    3 déc. 2008, 22h40m
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