LBY3
The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

iPod Top 100: 2008

Thursday, January 1, 2009, 8:50
Section: Arts & Entertainment

Here’s what I listened to the most on my iPod and iPhone last year:

1. I Love the Unknown - Clem Snide
2. Guarantees - Atmosphere
3. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
4. My Dear - Nomo
5. Fight Outta You - Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
6. Old Number Seven - The Devil Makes Three
7. Take Your Medicine - Cloud Cult
8. Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
9. Ant in Alaska - Liz Phair
10. Seven Days of the Week (Never Go to Work) - They Might Be Giants
11. A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
12. How Am I to Be - The Watson Twins
13. Crazy - Violent Femmes
14. Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
15. Cheap and Cheerful - The Kills
16. Pelican Bay - Jenny Lewis
17. Torture - King Khan & the Shrines
18. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You - Black Kids
19. Rages of Babylon - Joseph Arthur
20. The Platypus Strut - Ohmega Watts
21. Soul on Fire - Spiritualized
22. Swimming Pool - The Submarines
23. First Sight - These United States
24. Born to Be Your Man - Bird Monster
25. Safe and Sound - Rebelution
26. Mother’s Ruin - Simon Wilcox
27. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
28. Out of Sight - White Light Riot
29. Dirty Laundry - Bitter:Sweet
30. Way Back When - Buck 65
31. 45 - The Saturday Knights
32. Let’s Dance to Joy Division - The Wombats
33. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
34. Say You - Liz Phair
35. Shape of My Heart - Noah and the Whale
36. Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley
37. Great DJ - The Ting Tings
38. Man - The Bird and the Bee
39. Detroit - Black Gold
40. Instrumental (from the Exile in Guyville re-release) - Liz Phair
41. Best Supporting Actor - One for the Team
42. Whole Wide World - The Proclaimers
43. L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold
44. Sun Down - Nik Freitas
45. Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space) - They Might Be Giants
46. Son of Shaft - The Bar-Kays
47. Don’t You Worry - Jim Noir
48. Buildings & Mountains - The Republic Tigers
49. Diamond Hoo Ha Man - Supergrass
50. That’s That - Cass McCombs
51. Go Go Go - The 88
52. River of Ever Changing Forms - Dust Galaxy
53. The Geeks were Right - The Faint
54. Balloons - Foals
55. Doing it Right - The Go! Team
56. Wisdom - Grand Ronde
57. Good People - Jack Johnson
58. It Takes Time - The Deaths
59. Franklin Avenue - Jeremy Messersmith
60. Walking on Air - Kerli
61. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? - She & Him
62. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
63. Shoulda Never - Oh Darling
64. Believe in Me - Sloan
65. Day in the Life of a Private Eye - Aqua Velvets
66. The Mating Game - Bitter:Sweet
67. Go On, Say It - Blind Pilot
68. Time is Tight - Booker T. & the MGs
69. Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time - Jarvis Cocker
70. Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis
71. Always Where I Need - The Kooks
72. Flakes - Mystery Jets
73. Hands in Pockets - Portland Cello Project (featuring Laura Gibson)
74. Bag of Hammers - Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down
75. Guitar Noir - Aqua Velvets
76. Waving Flags - British Sea Power
77. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers
78. You’ll Never Know - Science for Girls
79. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
80. The Silence Between Us - Bob Mould
81. You Gotta Go - Chase the Sun
82. Twenty Five - First Communion After Party
83. Highway 1 - The Foxboro Hot Tubs
84. She Left Me for Jesus - Hayes Carll
85. Market Girl - Headlights
86. Second, Minute or Hour - Jack Peñate
87. Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
88. See These Bones - Nada Surf
89. Gilt Complex - Sons and Daughters
90. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
91. Slow Dance with a Fast Girl - Aqua Velvets
92. Soul Limbo - Booker T. & the MGs
93. Put a Penny in the Slot - Fionn Regan
94. Made in the Dark - Hot Chip
95. The Show - Lenka
96. Your New Man - Mason Jennings
97. A Flash of Green - Pollo Del Mar
98. Stairway to Heaven - Rockabye Baby!
99. Waiting to Destroy - Big Ditch Road
100. The Witch - Clinic

Most of these can be found in iTunes. Also available are the 2007, 2006 and 2005 lists, although the new board template has stripped off the numbers, and I’ll need to go back and manually add them at some point.

There’s a lot of instrumentals this year, which is a new thing. The list is also a bit funkier than previous lists, losing out on some more middle of the road rock and roll as a result, which is funny, because I don’t think of 2008 as particularly the Year of Funk. It’s also a more somber list than usual, particularly the top 10, which does seem appropriate for the year.


1 Comment »

  1. #97! Awesome! Thanks for listening.
    Pollo Del Mar

    Comment by Pollo Del Mar — January 2, 2009 @ 9:59

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)


 








Copyright © Beau Yarbrough, all rights reserved
Veritas odit moras.