December 1-25, Top 50 Singles of 2008. Two songs a day. I'd be hard pressed to even make a list of my ten favorite albums this year, but there are a lot of songs I've got a lot to say about. Until then, I'm going to try and touch on a few songs and artists I dug that didn't make the list.
When it came to disco gibberish this year, Chris Brown won (dude could moon mindlessly over an ottoman if Ikea paid him to) and Brandon Flowers lost (dude's jingle would be called "A Man Named Otto"). Katy Perry's was neither transcendent nor helpless, just unabashedly craven. The reciting of opposites in the chorus is mind-numbing, but Kelly Clarkson should hire whoever gold-plated the musical hooks (edit: turns out she already has - you still got it, Max Martin and Dr. Luke). Plus it's fun to make up your own words: "You're land and you're sea, you're poop but you're pee. You're east and you're west, you're leg but you're breast."