Top Ten Hip Hop Songs Of 2008
Picking the top 10 hip-hop song of 2008 is a little tricky because nobody's too sure exactly what hip-hop is. Naturally, some usual suspects, like Lil Wayne and T-Pain, are there, but there are also a few unusual suspects, too.
- "Low" -- Flo Rida featuring T-Pain Taken from the movie "Step Up," this funky tune will make you get down, way down. Low, in fact. It's as much a dance song as it is a rap track.
- "Lollipop" -- Lil Wayne featuring Static Major Candy has always been a handy metaphor for pop songwriters. This fun 2008 track mixes Lil Wayne's deep rap with Static Major's smooth singing. If you're a sucker for this song, don't let that bother you. Seemingly everybody is.
- "Apologize" -- Timbaland featuring OneRepublic Elton John once sang how sorry seems to be the hardest word. This 2008 song speaks of that point where it's too late to apologize. Let this be a lesson. Don't ever wait too long to say you're sorry.
- "No Air" -- Jordin Sparks duet with Chris Brown Ten out of ten doctors in 2008 say humans cannot breathe without air. Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown are not doctors, but even they know air is essential to life. Love can be just like air, they suggest. However, ten out of ten doctors aren't on board with that theory.
- "Love In This Club" -- Usher featuring Young Jeezy Love blooms on the dance floor. Usher and Young Jeezy are sure of it. Maybe it's too much wine. Then again, it may actually be the real thing.
- "With You" -- Chris Brown Over a sparse beat and acoustic guitar, Chris Brown sings sweetly of love in this 2008 track. There's a girl out there for him. It's probably not Rihanna. But there's certainly someone with such a kindhearted singing voice.
- "Forever" -- Chris Brown When Chris Brown advises, "Double your pleasure, double your fun," it sounds really familiar. Is it a hard candy? Is it a candy bar? Well, at least this story won't have any product placement in it.
- "Sexy Can I" -- Ray J & Yung Berg This 2008 song came right and said it, didn't it? "Pardon my manners"? Hardly. This one's all about sex and sex immediately.
- "Take a Bow" -- Rihanna This is a sad song. Normally, when somebody says, "Take a bow," it's a positive affirmation. However, this is the end of a relationship. Take a bow, buddy, and get the heck out of town.
- "Whatever You Like" -- T.I. "You can have whatever you like." Really? With so many control freaks in the music business, these words come as a surprise.
Posted on: Dec. 19, 2010