In the year that brought us a presidential election, a tanking economy and Tila Tequila, there were some great songs. Despite doomsayers proclaiming the music industry is dead, musicians and producers made some great hits this year. Here is Billboard’s list of the top 20 songs and albums of the year.

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The top songs of 2008 were as follows:

  1. Low by Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
  2. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
  3. No One by Alicia Keys
  4. Lollipop by Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  5. Apologize by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
  6. No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
  7. Love Song by Sara Bareilles
  8. Love In This Club by Usher Featuring Young Jeezy
  9. With You by Chris Brown
  10. Forever by Chris Brown
  11. Sexy Can I by Ray J & Yung Berg
  12. Take a Bow by Rihanna
  13. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
  14. I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry
  15. Whatever You Like by T.I.
  16. Disturbia by Rihanna
  17. Don’t Stop The Music by Rihanna
  18. Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield
  19. Kiss Kiss by Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain
  20. Closer by Ne-Yo
Flo Rida Had the #1 Selling Song of 2008
Flo Rida Had the #1 Selling Song of 2008

The top albums of 2008 are as follows:

  1. As I Am by Alicia Keys
  2. Noel by Josh Groban
  3. Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne
  4. Long Road Out of Eden by Eagles
  5. Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift
  6. Rock N Roll Jesus by Kid Rock
  7. Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends by Coldplay
  8. NOW 26 by Various Artists
  9. Carnival Ride by Carrie Underwood
  10. The Ultimate Hits by Garth Brooks
  11. Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus by Miley Cyrus
  12. Growing Pains by Mary J. Blige
  13. Exclusive by Chris Brown
  14. Sleep Through The Static by Jack Johnson
  15. Black Ice by AC/DC
  16. Death Magnetic by Metallica
  17. Jonas Brothers by Jonas Brothers
  18. Coco by Colbie Caillat
  19. Spirit by Leona Lewis
  20. High School Musical 2 (Soundtrack)

The Billboard year-end music tallies represent aggregated numbers from weekly charts tracking the sales of these albums and songs. Most of those numbers are based on data from Nielsen Music, with sales of physical and digital product compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, and radio airplay and digital streams measured by Nielsen BDS.