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Top 100 Pop Songs 2008

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This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgments of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word 'Review' to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

100. Colbie Caillat - "Realize"

© Republic

Colbie Caillat followed her breakthrough hit single "Bubbly" with a more downbeat, reflective hit.

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99. New Kids on the Block - "Summertime"

New Kids on the Block - Summertime
Courtesy Interscope

14 years after their last chart hit, New Kids on the Block returned with a nostalgic song aimed squarely at their original fans who have aged a bit as well.

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98. Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks - "No Air"

Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Courtesy Underdog Entertainment

This big hit almost feels a bit like corporate matchmaking with 2 of the music world's biggest teen stars singing a lightweight love song.

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97. Britney Spears - "Womanizer"

Britney Spears - "Womanizer"
Courtesy Jive Records

Yes, the title is repeated a few too many times, but Britney Spears proved her comeback was no fluke as this hit roared into the upper reaches of the pop singles chart.

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96. Danity Kane - "Damaged"

Danity Kane - Welcome to the Dollhouse
Courtesy Bad Boy Entertainment

Diddy proteges Danity Kane proved they are no one-hit wonder by unleashing this solid hit single.

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95. Tokio Hotel - "Monsoon"

Tokio Hotel
Courtesy Universal

Few groups were hyped more to American teens this year than the German pop-rock group Tokio Hotel. However, it looks like all of the effort may have been fruitless. While it is an appealing power ballad, "Monsoon" barely made a dent on the US pop singles chart.

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94. Shwayze - "Corona and Lime"

Shwayze - "Corona and Lime"
Courtesy Geffen

This was the mellow, laidback, sun-splashed hit of the summer. Celebrity buddy Cisco Adler kicks in some assistance here for newcomer Shwayze.

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93. Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson - "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow"

Paula Abdul - Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
Courtesy Concord Records

American Idol judge and former pop superstar Paula Abdul made a brief and thoroughly charming return to the pop charts this year.

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92. Thriving Ivory - "Angels on the Moon"

Thriving Ivory
Courtesy Wind-Up Records

Thriving Ivory's lead vocalist Clayton Stroope has one of the most distinctive new voices of the year in pop music.

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91. Seether - "Rise Above This"

Seether
Courtesy Wind-Up Records

Celebrated producer Howard Benson adds a strong pop sheen to this single from South African rockers Seether.

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