Monday, December 15, 2008

BAGeL Radio Top Songs of 2008



BAGeL Radio Top 50 Songs of 2008 (see preceding post for top albums, top cover versions)

Position - Artist - Song - Album
1. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
2. A-Punk - Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3. Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms - Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
4. Cheap And Cheerful - The Kills - Midnight Boom
5. Broken Heartbeats Sounds Like Breakbeats - Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now Youngster

6. Always Wanting More - Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08
7. Cape Canaveral - Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
8. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
9. The Bones Of You - Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
10. Geraldine - Glasvegas - Glasvegas

11. Lost In The Light - The Heavenly States - Delayer
12. Ways To Make It Through The Wall - Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
13. The Turning - Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
14. Lolita - Throw Me The Statue - Moonbeams
15. The Ballad Of Me And My Friends - Frank Turner - Love Ire & Song

16. American Gangster Time - Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Momofuku
17. Sleepyhead - Passion Pit - Chunk Of Change
18. Two Ways Out - Darker My Love - 2
19. Today's Lesson - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

20. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks - Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now Youngster
21. Welcome To The Party To Save The World! - Peachcake - What Year Will You Have The World?
22. Multi Caliber Rifles - French Miami - French Miami
23. The Hollows - WHY? - Alopecia
24. American Names - Sebastien Grainger - Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains
25. Blue Dragon - Hot Lava - Lavalogy
26. New Broom - Minisnap - Bounce Around
27. Back of the Yards - Oxford Collapse - Bits
28. Cath... - Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
29. Get Better - Mates Of State - Re-Arrange Us
30. Oh Man - Sybris - Into The Trees

31. Great DJ - The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
32. Warship - Manuok - No End To Limitations
33. Red Dress - TV On The Radio - Dear Science
34. The Seus - Black Francis - Svn Fngrs
35. I Quit Smoking - Freshkills - Freshkills

36. Tora, Tora, Tora - Pretty & Nice - Get Young
37. Too Clever By Half - The Long Blondes - "Couples"
38. Something Is Not Right With Me - Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty
39. Cannibals - Crooked Fingers - Forfeit / Fortune
40. One Up The Sun - The Gang - Zero Hits

41. Roses - The Heavenly States - Delayer
42. If There Was A Time #1 - Joan Of Arc - Boo Human
43. Dance Thunder - Joshua Lanes - The Dance Thunder EP
44. All Yall - Gringo Star - All Yall
45. Shadows Are Bent - Gospel Gossip - Sing Into My Mouth

46. Air Better Come - The Shaky Hands - Lunglight
47. Diamond Hoo Ha Man - Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
48. You're The Light - The Shaky Hands - Lunglight
49. Vancouver - The Hush Now - The Hush Now
50. Albert Goes West - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

(with honorable mention to three songs from Starfucker's self-titled debut record, all three of which should have been in the above list: "Ladeeda," "Florida," and "German Love")



BAGeL Radio Top SF Bay Area Songs of 2008

1. Never Be Alright - The Heavenly States - Delayer
2. The Hollows - WHY? - Alopecia
3. Rigid Breakfast - Maus Haus - Lark Marvels
4. Multi Caliber Rifles - French Miami - French Miami
5. Lost In The Light - The Heavenly States - Delayer
6. We Used Technology (But Techology Let Us Down) - Maus Haus - Lark Marvels
7. Our Darkest Days And Nights - Love Is Chemicals - Song Of The Summer Youth Brigade
8. Shiny Claws - Jeff Wagner's Tunnel Of Love - An Eternity Of Blood
9. God Damn Best - French Miami - French Miami
10. Nothing In The Eyes Of Love - Ricky Lee Robinson - Secret Love Tricks
11. The No - Subtle - Exiting Arm
12. The Only One - Birdmonster - From The Mountain To The Sea
13. Roses - The Heavenly States - Delayer
14. Shaky Like The Flu - Loquat - Secrets Of The Sea
15. Happy - Control-R - RAW
16. Pushing and Shoving - Man/Miracle - Pushing and Shoving
17. El Jefe - Elephone - Canister
18. Fatalist Palmistry - WHY? - Alopecia
19. I Woke Up Today - Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
20. Ads For Feelings - Michael Zapruder - Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope
21. Old Formula - The Harbours - No Souvenirs
22. Unlikely Rock Shock - Subtle - Exiting Arm
23. Fresh Born - Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
24. Dog's Hymn - Low Red Land - Dog's Hymns
25. Loose Change - The Morning Benders - Talking Through Tin Cans
26. There Is Ice; It Is Blue - Railcars - Railcars
27. Over And Over - The Pleasure Kills - Smash Up The Radio (single)
28. Need A Job - 60 Watt Kid - 60 Watt Kid
29. In Vino Veritas - Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
30. The Bone Is The Orbital Planet Of The Nerve - 20 Minute Loop - Famous People Marry Famous People

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