On The Download: Our Top Albums & Singles Of '08

2008 was the first year that we began writing about music on AccessHollywood.com and what a fun year it has been!

From the experimental sounds of new artists like Santogold and The Ting Tings, to huge epic albums from major artists like Coldplay and Beyonce, it’s been a wonderful year in music.

Our writers submitted their picks for the top albums and singles of the year, and below are our collective picks.

On The Download’s Top Five Albums of 2009:

1) Tie
- Beyonce “I Am… Sasha Fierce”
- Taylor Swift “Fearless”
- Pink “Funhouse”

4) The Black Keys “Attack and Release”
5) Santogold “Santogold”


On The Download’s Top 8 Singles of 2008:

1) “No Air” - Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown
2) “American Boy” — Estelle feat. Kanye West
3) “Viva La Vida” — Coldplay
4) “Leavin’” — Jesse McCartney
5) “Right Here (Departed)” — Brandy
6) “Bleeding Love” — Leona Lewis
7) “That’s Not My Name” — The Ting Tings
8) “A-Punk” — Vampire Weekend

(Thanks to the following folks who have contributed to helping build the On The Download column this past year: Nancy Harrison, Joseph Siyam, Jeremy Blacklow, Jolie Lash, Breanna Hughes, Alex Bandy, David Greenwald, Ivan Alderson & Steve Harding. Here’s to an even better 2009!)

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