Here are some of the singles/songs I liked from 2008
Anberlin – Feel Good Drag (Tiger Cover)
A remake from Never Take Friendship Personal, this version is already a top ten modern rock hit.
Jon McLaughlin – Beating My Heart
The follow up album featured this song with a decidedly dance/pop direction not seen in his previous work.
Switchfoot – This Is Home From The Prince Caspian Soundtrack and the new song on their greatest hit collection. Switchfoot managed to weather the storm of being dropped from their label, and Jon Foreman found time for 4 solo ep’s and a side band called Fiction Family. Look forward to new music in 2009.
Bob Dylan – Dreamin of You
The first single from what was my favorite Dylan album since 1989’s Oh Mercy
Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes
Just a great song
Cool Hand Luke – Buy The Truth
Cool Hand Luke returned with this single from their “The Sleeping House” album and with lyrics like “If I had a dime for every dollar I’ve wasted trying to be happy …” you know you will be challenged and enlightened.
Falling Up – Good Night Planetarium
From 2007’s Captiva and also on their Best of collection released in 2008. Another fine song from this under-rated band.
Family Force 5 – Dance or Die
Fever was the first single but I liked the 70’s vibe to this one better
The Myriad – A Thousand Winters Melting
Great imagery and over a great drum track.
Fireflight – Unbreakable
This got some added exposure from NBC TV
House of Heroes – In the Vally of the Dying Sun
House of Heroes were back to rescue the pop/punk/emo genre mixing in some “classsic and prog rock sensibilities”
Jars of Clay – Closer
The boys from Jars of Clay are always able to surprise and this song is a pleasant one
Krystal Meyers – Shine and Make Some Noise
I didn’t expect to like this album but these two singles were irrisistable. The change to dance/pop suits her fine now if only I could dance.
We Shot the Moon – Sway Your Head
I expected this album to be bigger than it was but it wasn’t for of a lack of great pop songs like this one.
Seabird – Rescue
I predicted that this band would break out this year. The band made several top ten lists and this song got to exposure on the TV show Pushing Daisies promos.
Onerepublic – Apologize
With a live appearance last New years eve this song spent alot of time topping the charts.
Bon Voyage – Monster
A welcome return after a long absence
The Afters – Myspace Girl
A humorous, but true story in this clever little song