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Top 100 Pop Songs 2008


30. Ne-Yo - "Miss Independent"

Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
Courtesy Def Jam

Ne-Yo continues to prove he is a master of sweet, smooth R&B here.

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29. Duffy - "Mercy"

Duffy - Mercy
Courtesy A&M Records

60's pop star Dusty Springfield is smiling from beyond every time Duffy opens her mouth to sing.

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28. Daughtry - "What About Now"

© RCA Records

The final hit single from Daughtry's massively successful debut features a video that is an inspiring call to create meaning in life through volunteer work.

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27. The Veronicas - "Untouched"

The Veronicas - "Untouched"
Courtesy Sire Records

Somewhere in the musical land between Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, you are likely to find the Australian twins that bill themselves as the Veronicas.

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26. T.I. - "Whatever You Like"

T.I. - Paper Trail
Courtesy Atlantic Records

This huge single from rapper T.I. inspired an instant parody Weird Al Yankovic, master of the art form.

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25. Yael Naim - "New Soul"

Yael Naim
Photo by Francois Durand / Getty Images

Advertisements for Apple's Mac Air computer brought this French-Israeli singer-songwriter into the pop spotlight. "New Soul" is utterly charming and is well deserving of the attention.


24. Natasha Bedingfield - "Pocketful of Sunshine"

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
Courtesy Epic

It seemed to be a struggle to put together the Pocketful of Sunshine album, but when the project was finally put together, the title song became one of the most memorable pop hits of the first half of 2008. Natasha Bedingfield looks like she is here to stay.

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23. Rihanna - "Disturbia"

Rihanna - "Disturbia"
Courtesy Def Jam

Creepy sounds kick the song off, and it is accompanied by a weird freak show of a video. Rihanna is one of the very few pop artists big enough right now to get radio programmers to take a song as offbeat as "Disturbia" seriously. Few pop fans are likely to forget this recording any time soon.

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22. Pink - "Sober"

Pink - "Sober"
Courtesy LaFace

Pink is likely to make more than a few parents happy with the sentiments of this song celebrating the value of partying sober. She is one of the most consistent artists in the pop mainstream today.

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21. Taylor Swift - "Love Story"

Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
Courtesy Big Machine

Taylor Swift's lyrical mastery continues to impress. She is one of the most talented singer-songwriters at work today.

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