Most Memorable Tracks of 2008

Sons and Daughters were a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland formed from 2001 to 2012.
Sons and Daughters were a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland formed from 2001 to 2012.

It’s the first of February, so I guess I’m a bit behind here, but I have finally narrowed down the songs of 2008 to my most ‘memorable’ 27. I was originally trying to get this number down to 18 or 19 so it would fit on one CD, but I simply can’t. And then Hum gave me a great rationalization for why I didn’t need to — basically “don’t be constrained by 20th century media” — so there you go.

Here are the tracks courtesy of

In no particular order:
M79 by Vampire Weekend on Vampire Weekend
That’s Not My Name by The Ting Tings on We Started Nothing
All I Want To Do by Sugarland on Love On The Inside
Gilt Complex by Sons and Daughters on This Gift
Girls And Boys In Love by The Rumble Strips on Girls and Weather
The Switch and the Spur by The Raconteurs on Consolers Of The Lonely
Close the Lid by Port O’Brien on All We Could Do Was Sing
Dita Dimoné by Pop Levi on Never Never Love
Dance With Me by The Old 97s on Blame It On Gravity
Here Goes Something by Nada Surf on Lucky
Time to Pretend by MGMT on Oracular Spectacular
Mrs. Officer (Produced By Wyclef Jean) by Lil Wayne Ft. Bobby Valentino on Tha Carter III (Explicit)
Mr. Maker by The Kooks on Konk
addicted to drugs by Kaiser chiefs on Off with their heads
Ready For The Floor by Hot Chip on Made In The Dark
Hercules Theme by Hercules and Love Affair on Hercules and Love Affair
You Can Come To Me by The Helio Sequence on Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Sleepdriving by Grand Archives on The Grand Archives
Sleet by The Futureheads on This is Not the World
The French Open by Foals on Antidotes
Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes on Fleet Foxes
Bob by DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS on Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
Sausalito by Conor Oberst on Conor Oberst
Good Time by Brazilian Girls on New York City
Gamma Ray by Beck on Modern Guilt
Oasis by Amanda Palmer on Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Borrowing Time by Aimee Mann on Smilers