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Friday, December 26, 2008

Top 89 Songs of 2008

1. "I Will Possess Your Heart," by Death Cab for Cutie

2. "Viva La Vida," by Coldplay

3. "Sex on Fire," by Kings of Leon

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4. "Time To Pretend," by MGMT

5. "Strange Overtones," by David Byrne/Brian Eno

6. "Sequestered In Memphis," by The Hold Steady

7. "Say Hey (I Love You)," by Michael Franti and Spearhead

8. "You Don't Know Me," by Ben Folds/Regina Spektor

9. "I’m Amazed," by My Morning Jacket

10. "I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You," by Black Kids

11. "You Are The Best Thing," by Ray LaMontagne

12. "White Winter Hymnal," by Fleet Foxes

13. "A-Punk," by Vampire Weekend

14. "Girls In Their Summer Clothes," by Bruce Springsteen

15. "Chasing Pavements," by Adele

16. "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," by Vampire Weekend

17. "Freeway," by Aimee Mann


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18. "I Feel It All," by Feist

19. "Silver Lining," by Rilo Kiley

20. "Grounds For Divorce," by Elbow

21. "Always A Friend," by Alejandro Escovedo

22. "Hold It In," by Jukebox the Ghost

23. "Boots of Chinese Plastic," by The Pretenders

24. "Supernatural Superserious," by R.E.M.

25. "Please Read The Letter," by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

26. "Business Time," by Flight of the Conchords

27. "15 Step," by Radiohead


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28. "Cath…," by Death Cab for Cutie

29. "Crying," by TV on the Radio

30. "Strange Times," by Black Keys

31. "Foundations," by Kate Nash

32. "Borneo," by Firewater

33. "Acid Tongue," by Jenny Lewis

34. "Violet Hill," by Coldplay

35. "Trashcan," by Delta Spirit

36. "The Righteous Path," by Drive-By Truckers

37. "The Step And the Walk," by The Duke Spirit


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38. "Something Good This Way Comes," by Jakob Dylan

39. "Rocky Took A Lover," by Bell X1

40. "Frankie’s Gun," by The Felice Brothers

41. "Old Enough," by The Raconteurs

42. "Lay Back Down," by Eric Lindell

43. "If I Had Eyes," by Jack Johnson

44. "Sausalito," by Conor Oberst

45. "Maybe Tonight," by Nicole Atkins

46. "Warwick Avenue," by Duffy


47. "27 Jennifers," by Mike Doughty

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48. "Peace, Love and Happiness," by G. Love and Special Sauce

49. "Mercy," by Duffy

50. "Something Is Not Right With Me," by Cold War Kids

51. "L.E.S. Artistes," by Santogold

52. "New Soul," by Yael Naim

53. "Hollow Man," by R.E.M.


54. "There's More True Lovers Than One," by Jonatha Brooke

55. "Orphans," by Beck

56. "It's Alright," by Dar Williams

57. "Be OK," by Ingrid Michaelson


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58. "Orange Blossoms," by J.J. Grey and Mofro

59. "Hologram," by Katie Herzig

60. "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

61. "The Stoop," by Little Jackie

62. "Ottoman," by Vampire Weekend

63. "You Can't Count on Me," by Counting Crows

64. "Life, Love and Laughter," by Donavon Frankenreiter

65. "Listen," by Amos Lee

66. "Don't You Evah," by Spoon



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67. "Crazy," by Brett Dennen and Femi Kuti

68. "Sister Lost Soul," by Alejandro Escovedo

69. "It'll All Come Around," by Back Door Slam

70. "Baltimore," by Caleb Stine and Saleem

71. "Two Silver Trees," by Calexico

72. "Transliterator," by Devotchka

73. "Shaken," by Jackie Greene

74. "Rumors," by Josh Ritter


75. "Lost Coastlines," by Okkervil River

76. "Always Where I Need to Be," by The Kooks

77. "Dying is Fine," by Ra Ra Riot


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78. "Sometime Around Midnight," by The Airborne Toxic Event


79. "Being Here," by The Stills


80. "Ten Dead Dogs," by Wild Sweet Orange

81. "Staying with Me," by Los Lonely Boys  


82. "Scare Easy," by Mudcrutch

83. "Dirty City," by Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton

84. "Funplex," by The B-52s


85. "Sweeter than the Rest," by Joan Osborne


86. "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory," by Kathleen Edwards

87. "Electric Feel," by MGMT


88. "Human," by The Killers


89. "My Sweet Indecision (Go to Hell),"by David Ford

The First Thursday favorite captivated everyone in Mt. Vernon Park with his one-man-band performance in July, and his custom, yellow promotional tape has adorned our office door ever since.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't listen to the countdown, but is there a reason there's no song 69?

Thanks!

Frank said...

It was an oversight on the blog. We also posted the countdown in real-time through out Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/WTMD

Anonymous said...

Best radio station ever. I love how you play songs that commercial radio stations probably have never heard of. Keep playing the good music =)

Gina said...

I miss WTMD so much now that I live out of state. Best radio station hands down, best djs, best mix of programming.
Thanks for keeping the site updated with your playlists and things like the countdown. Helps me broaden my horizons.

Brian said...

Having lived in metro D.C. for all my adult life, I rarely found D.C. radio to be satisfying. But having found WTMD in '05 has proven to have been revelatory: syndicated music shows via npr or pri that rarely held a match to the live WTMD dj's. Moving to the Pacific, 6 hours behind Towson, will necessarily reduce WTMD to an "only" on-line streaming experience. Nontheless, I suspect Erik and John and Melissa and Tyler will continue to be accessed via the much improved TMD streamer. Thank you for 3 years of intelligent, passionate and professional music programming:
you have made an Impact.

Thanks,
Brian and Dani (permanently in Hawaii beginning in about 2 weeks)