TOP 100 FAVORITE SONGS OF 2008




1. WAITING IN THE WEEDS (The Eagles)

2. ALL SUMMER LONG (Kid Rock)
3. BEHIND THE MUSIC (Jimi Jamison)
4. NEVER AGAIN (Asia)
5. BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Khymera)
6. BUSY BEING FABULOUS (The Eagles)
7. NEVER WALK AWAY (Journey)
8. ROCKIN' AWAY (Delp/Goudreau)
9. WHERE DID I LOSE YOUR LOVE (Journey)
10. WILDEST DREAMS (Brother Firetribe)

11. THAT'S WHERE I'LL BE (Little Big Town)
12. SITTIN' AT A BAR (THE BARTENDER SONG) (Rehab)
13. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (Journey)
14. PICKIN' UP THE PIECES (Valentine)
15. ROCK N' ROLL TRAIN (AC/DC)
16. RUNAWAYS (Brother Firetribe)
17. RUBICON (Wetton/Downes)
18. NINE LIVES (Def Leppard feat. Tim McGraw)
19. WHY DO I (Work of Art)
20. WHEN ROCK WAS KING (Jimi Jamison feat. Mickey Thomas, Joe Lynn Turner, Don Barnes, Jim Peterik, Dave Bickler & Mike Reno)
21. ALIBIS (Asia)
22. SHADOW OF THE DAY (Linkin Park)
23. AMEN (Kid Rock)
24. MAKING WAVES (From The Inside)
25. BANDANAS (Psychopathic Rydas)
26. HANDLEBARS (Flobots)
27. PORK AND BEANS (Weezer)
28. ERASERHEAD (Pendragon)
29. I NEED TO FLY (House of Lords)
30. JUST GETTING STARTED (Loverboy)
31. FIRE IN THE CANYON (Fountains of Wayne)
32. GRAVEDIGGER (Willie Nelson)
33. MASHIN' (Psychopathic Rydas)
34. THE LETTING GO (Steve Lukather)
35. TOO LATE (Foreigner)
36. CHANGE FOR THE BETTER (Journey)
37. FIREWORKS (Marcello/Vestry)
38. ALL FOR LOVE (Whitesnake)
39. THE SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES (Motley Crue)
40. WHAT'S VICTORIA'S SECRET (Rick Springfield)

41. INSIDE THE FIRE (Disturbed)
42. YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR, KID (The Offspring)
43. BONAFIDE LOVIN' (Chromeo)
44. AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (Asia)
45. LIGHT YEARS (From The Inside)
46. BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL (Montgomery Gentry)
47. ONE MORE NIGHT (Peter Friestedt)
48. THE DAY THAT NEVER CAME (Metallica)
49. LIFELINE (Saga)
50. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (Huey Lewis & The News)
51. FUNPLEX (B-52's)
52. HERE WITH ME (A CANDLE FOR THE DARK) (Chicago)
53. SLOW TRAIN (Shooter Jennings with The Oak Ridge Boys)
54. BUST BACK (Psychopathic Rydas)
55. THE GREATEST WONDER (Khymera)
56. I'M WITH THE BAND (Little Big Town)
57. ALL I WANT ALL I NEED (Whitesnake)
58. STONE OF SISYPHUS (Chicago)
59. RAINY MONDAY (Shiny Toy Guns)
60. LOVE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART (Loudlion)
61. SAVE ME (Dennis DeYoung)
62. SAY IT'S NOT TRUE (Queen + Paul Rodgers)
63. FOLLOW ME (H.E.A.T.)
64. RIVER RUNS DEEP (Airtime)
65. ALL I WANNA DO IS U (Marcello/Vestry)
66. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HEART (The Eagles)
67. MARIA (Work of Art)
68. LAST TATTOO (Rehab)
69. STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE (Dokken)
70. ABOUT A GIRL (The Academy Is...)
71. NEW ROUTINE (Fountains of Wayne)
72. LIFTED (Danny Vaughn)
73. RESCUE ME (Hawthorne Heights)
74. THE ISLANDER (Nightwish)
75. AFTER THE FIRE (Overland)
76. GET OUT AGAIN (Starship)
77. KEEP ON DREAMING (H.E.A.T.)
78. BRING BACK THIS LOVE (Ramos-Hugo)
79. SHOW ME YOUR GENITALS (Jon Lajoie)
80. HELLO HELLO (TNT)
81. ANYTHING GOES (Alliance)
82. CINDERELLA (Action)
83. WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU (Maroon 5)
84. I BELIEVE IN YOU (Dennis DeYoung)
85. YOU'RE GONNA MISS THIS (Trace Adkins)
86. AS GOOD AS IT GETS (Loverboy)
87. ROLL ON (Kid Rock)
88. BEST DAMN THING (Avril Lavigne)
89. WICHITA LINEMAN (James Taylor)
90. TEARIN' DOWN THE HOUSE (Snow)
91. NEVER GIVE UP (Aura)
92. STOP (Against Me!)
93. HERE IN MY HEART (Action)
94. SHE AIN'T ALRIGHT (Honeymoon Suite)
95. OVERCOME (AMB)
96. ROLL WITH ME (Montgomery Gentry)
97. COME TAKE ME HIGHER (Michael Bormann)
98. ROLLER COASTER (Major Maker)
99. RICH GIRL (Everclear)
100. BORDERLINE (Khymera)

Just Missed Out

CHINESE DEMOCRACY (Guns n' Roses)
LOST WITH YOU (Loverboy)
WHERE TO TOUCH YOU (Peter Friestedt)
LIBERTY (Airtime)
CALL ME (Bran Van 3000)
SHAMEMAKER (Ween)
CHICKEN FRIED (Zac Brown Band)
4EVER DETROIT (Blaze, Violent J & Awesome Dre)
HER ONLY LIE (Work of Art)
OVERLOAD (Uriah Heep)

TOP 40 ALBUMS OF 2008



1. REVELATION (Journey)

2. CROSSROADS MOMENT (Jimi Jamison)
3. PHOENIX (Asia)
4. LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN (The Eagles)
5. GOOD TO BE BAD (Whitesnake)
6. PURE (Pendragon)
7. SOUL SALVATION (Valentine)
8. ROCK N' ROLL JESUS (Kid Rock)
9. THE GREATEST WONDER (Khymera)
10. HEART FULL OF FIRE (Brother Firetribe)

11. DUK DA FUK DOWN (Psychopathic Rydas)
12. ARTWORK (Work of Art)
13. BLACK ICE (AC/DC)
14. HEAT (H.E.A.T.)
15. VISIONS (From The Inside)
16. MARCELLO/VESTRY (Marcello/Vestry)
17. GRAFFITI THE WORLD (Rehab)
18. WEEZER (RED) (Weezer)
19. IT'S BAD FOR YA (George Carlin)
20. COME TO MY KINGDOM (House of Lords)
21. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOSH? (Mitch Hedberg)
22. STONE OF SISYPHUS (Chicago)
23. SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE (Def Leppard)
24. JUST GETTING STARTED (Loverboy)
25. FUNPLEX (B-52's)
26. DEATH MAGNETIC (Metallica)
27. VENUS IN OVERDRIVE (Rick Springfield)
28. TRAFFIC AND WEATHER (Fountains of Wayne)
29. THE SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES (Motley Crue)
30. THE DREAM (Ramos-Hugo)
31. CHINESE DEMOCRACY (Guns n' Roses)
32. ALL OVER THE PLACE (Frank Caliendo)
33. A PLACE TO LAND (Little Big Town)
34. ACTION (Action)
35. LIBERTY MANIFESTO (Airtime)
36. COVERS (James Taylor)
37. EVER CHANGING TIMES (Steve Lukather)
38. L.A. PROJECT II (Peter Friestedt)
39. BIG BLACK SKY (Prism)
40. GODS HAND (AMB)

Just Missed Out

ROAD TO HEAVEN (Alliance)
SWAN SONGS (Hollywood Undead)
LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN (Dokken)
MOMENT OF FOREVER (Willie Nelson)
BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL (Montgomery Gentry)
NO END IN SIGHT: THE VERY BEST OF FOREIGNER (Foreigner)

TOP AOR/MELODIC HARD ROCK SONGS



1. BEHIND THE MUSIC (Jimi Jamison)
2. NEVER AGAIN (Asia)
3. BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Khymera)
4. NEVER WALK AWAY (Journey)
5. ROCKIN' AWAY (Delp/Goudreau)
6. WHERE DID I LOSE YOUR LOVE (Journey)
7. WILDEST DREAMS (Brother Firetribe)
8. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (Journey)
9. PICKIN' UP THE PIECES (Valentine)
10. RUNAWAYS (Brother Firetribe)
11. RUBICON (Wetton/Downes)
12. NINE LIVES (Def Leppard feat. Tim McGraw)
13. WHY DO I (Work of Art)
14. WHEN ROCK WAS KING (Jimi Jamison feat. Mickey Thomas, Joe Lynn Turner, Don Barnes, Jim Peterik, Dave Bickler & Mike Reno)
15. ALIBIS (Asia)
16. MAKING WAVES (From The Inside)
17. I NEED TO FLY (House of Lords)
18. JUST GETTING STARTED (Loverboy)
19. THE LETTING GO (Steve Lukather)
20. TOO LATE (Foreigner)

AOR/MELODIC ROCK ALBUMS




1. REVELATION (Journey)
2. CROSSROADS MOMENT (Jimi Jamison)
3. PHOENIX (Asia)
4. GOOD TO BE BAD (Whitesnake)
5. SOUL SALVATION (Valentine)
6. THE GREATEST WONDER (Khymera)
7. HEART FULL OF FIRE (Brother Firetribe)
8. ARTWORK (Work of Art)
9. HEAT (H.E.A.T.)
10. VISIONS (From The Inside)

TOP MODERN ROCK SONGS



1. ALL SUMMER LONG (Kid Rock)
2. SITTIN' AT A BAR (THE BARTENDER SONG) (Rehab)
3. SHADOW OF THE DAY (Linkin Park)
4. AMEN (Kid Rock)
5. HANDLEBARS (Probots)
6. PORK AND BEANS (Weezer)
7. FIRE IN THE CANYON (Fountains of Wayne)
8. INSIDE THE FIRE (Disturbed)
9. YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR, KID (The Offspring)
10. FUNPLEX (B-52's)
11. RAINY MONDAY (Shiny Toy Guns)
12. LAST TATTOO (Rehab)
13. ABOUT A GIRL (The Academy Is...)
14. NEW ROUTINE (Fountains of Wayne)
15. RESCUE ME (Hawthorne Heights)
16. WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU (Maroon 5)
17. ROLL ON (Kid Rock)
18. BEST DAMN THING (Avril Lavigne)
19. STOP (Against Me!)
20. ROLLER COASTER (Major Maker)

MODERN ROCK ALBUMS



1. ROCK N' ROLL JESUS (Kid Rock)
2. GRAFFITI THE WORLD (Rehab)
3. WEEZER (RED) (Weezer)
4. FUNPLEX (B-52's)
5. TRAFFIC AND WEATHER (Fountains of Wayne)
6. SWAN SONGS (Hollywood Undead)
7. MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (Linkin Park)
8. YOU'RE AWFUL, I LOVE YOU (Ludo)
9. FAST TIMES AT BARRINGTON HIGH (The Academy Is...)
10. WHAT'S YOUR MEDIUM (The Medic Droid)

TOP COUNTRY SONGS


1. ALL SUMMER LONG (Kid Rock)
2. BUSY BEING FABULOUS (The Eagles)
3. THAT'S WHERE I'LL BE (Little Big Town)
4. GRAVEDIGGER (Willie Nelson)
5. BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL (MOntgomery Gentry)
6. SLOW TRAIN (Shooter Jennings with the Oak Ridge Boys)
7. I'M WITH THE BAND (Little Big Town)
8. YOU'RE GONNA MISS THIS (Trace Adkins)
9. ROLL WITH ME (Montgomery Gentry)
10. CHICKEN FRIED (Zac Brown Band)
11. THIS OL' WHEEL (Shooter Jennings)
12. YOU DON'T THINK I'M FUNNY ANYMORE (Willie Nelson)
13. YOU LOOK GOOD IN MY SHIRT (Keith Urban)
14. I'M STILL A GUY (Brad Paisley)
15. LIKE I NEVER BROKE HER HEART (Randy Owen)
16. ROMEO'S TUNE (Keith Urban)
17. OFF THE HILLBILLY HOOK (Trailer Choir)
18. MAD COWBOY DISEASE (John Michael Montgomery)
19. BRAID MY HAIR (Randy Owen)
20. CLEANING THIS GUN (COME ON IN BOY) (Rodney Atkins)

COUNTRY ALBUMS



1. A PLACE TO LAND (Little Big Town)
2. MOMENT OF FOREVER (Willie Nelson)
3. BACK WHEN I KNEW IT ALL (Montgomery Gentry)
4. THE WOLF (Shooter Jennings)
5. GREATEST HITS (Keith Urban)
6. ONE ON ONE (Randy Owen)
7. 5TH GEAR (Brad Paisley)
8. GREATEST HITS VOL. 3 (Tim McGraw)
9. ULTIMATE HITS (Garth Brooks)
10. THE FOUNDATION (Zac Brown Band)

TOP HIP/HOP/RAP/R&B SONGS



1. BANDANAS (Psychopathic Rydas)
2. MASHIN (Psychopathic Rydas)
3. BONAFIDE LOVIN' (Chromeo)
4. BUST BACK (Psychopathic Rydas)
5. SHOW ME YOUR GENITALS (Jon Lajoie)
6. OVERCOME (AMB)
7. CALL ME (Bran Van 3000)
8. CHELSEA ROGERS (Prince)
9. 4EVER DETROIT (Blaze, Violent J & Awesome Dre)
10. COOL (Snoop Dogg)

HIP/HOP/RAP/R&B ALBUMS



1. DUK DA FUK DOWN (Psychopathic Rydas)
2. GODS HAND (AMB)
3. EGO TRIPPIN' (Snoop Dogg)
4. FANCY FOOTWORK (Chromeo)
5. LET IT BLEED: THE MIXXTAPE VOL. 2 (DJ Clay)

TOP 10 CANADIAN CONTENT



1. JUST GETTING STARTED (Loverboy)
2. BONAFIDE LOVIN' (Chromeo)
3. LIFELINE (Saga)
4. RIVER RUNS DEEP (Airtime)
5. SHOW ME YOUR GENITALS (Jon Lajoie)
6. WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU (Maroon 5)
7. AS GOOD AS IT GETS (Loverboy)
8. BEST DAMN THING (Avril Lavigne)
9. SHE AIN'T ALRIGHT (Honeymoon Suite)
10. LOST WITH YOU (Loverboy)

TOP MOVIES



1. IRON MAN
2. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
3. STEP BROTHERS
4. THE DARK KNIGHT
5. BURN AFTER READING
6. TROPIC THUNDER
7. PRIDE & GLORY
8. PRINCE CASPIAN
9. FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
10. 21

TOP CD REISSUES



1. TALKING IN CODE (Glen Burtnick)
2. RUSSIA (Russia)
3. BURNING FROM THE INSIDE OUT (Refugee)
4. FIRST STRIKE (Cobra)
5. KNIGHTS OF THE SOUND TABLE (Cameo)


MUSIC MAN OF THE YEAR: Arnel Pineda

WORST/MOST DISAPPOINTING CDs:



1. NOSTRADAMUS (Judas Priest)
2. THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen + Paul Rodgers)
3. OPAQUE BROTHERHOOD (Dark Lotus)
4. RETURN OF THE PRIDE (White Lion)
5. SAUDES DE ROCK (Extreme)

TOP COMEBACK ARTISTS



1. WHITESNAKE
2. ASIA
3. VALENTINE
4. AC/DC
5. B-52's
6. METALLICA
7. GUNS N' ROSES
8. DOKKEN
9. FOREIGNER
10. HONEYMOON SUITE

TOP NEW/BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS



1. REHAB
2. WORK OF ART
3. H.E.A.T.
4. MARCELLO/VESTRY
5. LITTLE BIG TOWN
6. FRANK CALIENDO
7. ACTION
8. PETER FRIESTEDT
9. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
10. FLOBOTS

TOP COMEDY ALBUMS



1. IT'S BAD FOR YA (George Carlin)
2. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOSH? (Mitch Hedberg)
3. ALL OVER THE PLACE (Frank Caliendo)
4. RED WHITE & BROWN (Russell Peters)
5. PARTY (Nick Swardson)
6. GREATEST BITS (Rodney Dangerfield)
7. ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES (Dane Cook)
8. CHEESE & CRACKERS: THE GREATEST BITS (Chris Rock)
9. NORMAN ROCKWELL IS BLEEDING (Christopher Titus)
10. I STILL HAVE A PONY (Steven Wright)

 


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