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Bestselling singles of 2008

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PositionTrackArtist(s)LabelSexAgeTypeRaceCountry of originGenre

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1HeroX Factor finalistsSyco musicMixedUnder 25GroupMixedUKPop

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2MercyDuffyA&MFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUKPop

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3RockstarNickelbackRoadrunnerMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRock

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4I kissed a girlKaty PerryVirginFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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5American BoyEstelleAtlanticFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUKRnB

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6Now You're GoneBasshunterHard2beatMaleUnder 25SoloWhiteSWEDance

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74 minutesMadonnaWarner BrosFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSRnB

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8Black and GoldSam SparroIslandMaleUnder 25SoloWhiteAUSDance

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9Sex on FireKings Of LeonHand me DownMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRock

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10LowFlo RidaAtlanticMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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11Dance Wiv MeDizzee Rascal Calvin HarrisDirtee StankMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKRnB

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12CloserNe-YoDef JamMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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13All Summer LongKid RockAtlanticMaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSRock

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14So WhatPinkLa FaceFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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15DisturbiaRihannaDef JamFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteBarbadosRnB

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16Take a bowRihannaDef JamFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteBarbadosPop

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17No AirJordin SparksJiveFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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18SuperstarLupe FiascoAtlanticMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSPop

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19The PromiseGirls AloudFascinationFemaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKRnB

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20Don't Stop the MusicRihannaDef JamFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteBarbadosRock

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21That's Not My NameThe Ting TingsColumbiaMixedOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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22Viva La VidaColdplayEMIMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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23Chasing PavementsAdeleXLFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUKRnB

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24Sweet About MeGabriella CilmiUniversalFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteAUSPop

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25The Man Who Can't Be MovedThe ScriptPhonogenicMaleOver 25GroupWhiteIRERnB

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26If I Were A BoyBeyonceColumbiaFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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27What's It Gonna BeH Two OHard2beatFemaleUnder 25GroupNon whiteUKRnB

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28HeartbreakerWill I AmInterscopeMaleOver 25SoloMixedUSDance

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29Love in this ClubUsherLa FaceMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSDance

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30Warwick AvenueDuffyA&MFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUKRnB

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31Hot N ColdKaty PerryVirginFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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32Cry For YouSeptemberHard2beatFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteSWEPop

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33Wearing My RolexWileyAsylumMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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34Better In TimeLeona LewisSyco musicFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKRock

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35Stop and StareOne RepublicInterscopeMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRnB

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36With YouChris BrownJiveMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSPop

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37RunLeona LewisSyco musicFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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38FascinationAlphabeatCharismaMixedUnder 25GroupWhiteDENPop

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39Piece Of MeBritney SpearsJiveFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSRnB

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40ForeverChris BrownJiveMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSDance

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41All I Ever WantedBasshunterHard2beatMaleUnder 25SoloWhiteSWERnB

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42When I Grow UpPussycat DollsInterscopeFemaleOver 25GroupMixedUSRnB

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43WorkKelly RowlandColumbiaFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSPop

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44Rule The World Take ThatPolydorMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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45WomanizerBritney SpearsJiveFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSDance

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46Infinity 2008The Guru Josh ProjectMaelstromMaleOver 25SoloWhiteUKRnB

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47Love LockdownKanye WestRoc-a-fellaMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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48Live Your LifeTIAtlanticMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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49Love SongSara BareillesSony BMGFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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50ApologizeTimbalandInterscopeMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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51Crank ThatSoulja Boy Tell EmInterscopeMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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52BegginMadconRCAMaleOver 25GroupNon whiteNORRock

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53HumanThe KillersVirginMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRnB

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54Something Good (2008)Utah SaintsDataMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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55Miss IndependentNe-YoDef JamMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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56The Boy Does NothingAlesha DixonAsylumFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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57Valerie Mark RonsonColumbiaMaleOver 25SoloWhiteUKDance

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58Sun Goes DownDavid JordanMercuryMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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59WowKylie MinogueParlophoneFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteAUSRnB

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60Shut Up and Let Me GoThe Ting TingsColumbiaMixedOver 26GroupWhiteUKRnB

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61Stay With MeIronikAsylumMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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62Can't Speak FrenchGirls AloudFascinationFemaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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63SpotlightJennifer HudsonRCAFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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64Come on GirlTaio Cruz4th & BroadwayMaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKRnB

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65Cookie JarGym Class HeroesDecaydanceMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUSRnB

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66GirlsSugababesIslandFemaleUnder 25GroupMixedUKPop

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67Give it 2 MeMadonnaWarner BrosFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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68Elvis Ain't DeadScouting for GirlsEpicMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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69HeartbeatScouting for GirlsEpicMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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70Greatest DayTake ThatPolydorMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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71PjandoEric PrydzDataMaleOver 25SoloWhiteSWEDance

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725 Years TimeNoah and the WhaleVertigoMixedUnder 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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73Violet HillColdplayParlophoneMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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74Bleeding LoveLeona LewisSyco musicFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKRnB

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75UpSaturdaysFascinationFemaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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76Singing In the RainMint RoyaleSyco musicMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKDance

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77Propane NightmaresPendulumWarner BrosMaleOver 25GroupWhiteAUSDance

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78Use SomebodyKings Of LeonHand me DownMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRnB

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79Right NowAkonUniversalMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteSENRock

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80Love is NoiseVerveParlophoneMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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81Another Way to DieAlicia Keys and Jack WhiteThird ManMixedOver 25GroupMixedUSRock

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82Just For TonightOne Night OnlyVertigoMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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83Call The ShotsGirls AloudFascinationFemaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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84She's So LovelyScouting for GirlsEpicMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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85In This CityIglu and HartleyMercuryMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUSRnB

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86We Made ItBusta RhymesInterscopeMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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87No oneAlicia KeysJFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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88HomecomingKanye WestRoc-a-fellaMaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRock

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89Touch My BodyMariah CareyDef JamFemaleOver 25SoloNon whiteUSRnB

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90Forgive MeLeona LewisSyco musicFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteUKPop

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91With Every HeartbeatRobynKonichiwaFemaleOver 25SoloWhiteSWERnB

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92ScreamTimbalandInterscopeMaleOver 25GroupNon whiteUSRock

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93MountainsBiffy Clyro14th FloorMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKRnB

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94Umbrella RihannaDef JamFemaleUnder 25SoloNon whiteBarbadosRnB

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95About You KnowSugababesIslandFemaleUnder 25GroupMixedUKRock

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96Chasing CarsSnow PatrolFictionMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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97Beat ItFall Out BoyMercuryMaleOver 25GroupWhiteUSRock

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98Always Where I Need to BeKooksVirginMaleUnder 25GroupWhiteUKPop

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99Great DJThe Ting TingsColumbiaMixedOver 25GroupWhiteUKRock

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100See You AgainMiley CyrusHollywoodFemaleUnder 25SoloWhiteUSPop

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SOURCEOfficial Chart Company/Guardian analysis