2008 in music

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Events[edit]

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Bands formed[edit]

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See Category:Musical groups reestablished in 2008

Returning performers[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

See Musical groups disestablished in 2008

Bands on hiatus[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Best-selling albums globally & United States

The best-selling records in 2008 according to IFPI:[64]


Position Album title Artist
1 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay
2 Black Ice AC/DC
3 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
4 Rockferry Duffy
5 Death Magnetic Metallica
6 Spirit Leona Lewis
7 Back to Black Amy Winehouse
8 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Various Artists
9 Tha Carter III Lil Wayne
10 Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna

The best-selling albums in the United States:[65]

Position Album title Artist
1 Tha Carter III Lil' Wayne
2 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay
3 Fearless Taylor Swift
4 Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock
5 Black Ice AC/DC
6 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
7 Death Magnetic Metallica
8 Paper Trail T.I.
9 Sleep Through the Static Jack Johnson
10 I Am... Sasha Fierce Beyoncé

Songs released in 2008[edit]

Date Song Artist
January 1 Smog Bomb the Bass
January 15 Pocketful of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield
January 25 Bust It Baby (Part 1) Plies featuring Ne-Yo
January 29 Funplex The B-52s
Nine in the Afternoon Panic at the Disco
February 5 Day 'N' Nite Kid Cudi vs. Crookers
Run the Show Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes
February 12 Elevator Flo Rida featuring Timbaland
February 19 It's Not My Time 3 Doors Down
February 23 Bust It Baby (Part 2) Plies featuring Ne-Yo
February 26 The Way That I Love You Ashanti
February 28 A-Punk Vampire Weekend
March 4 Break the Ice Britney Spears
March 11 Little Miss Obsessive Ashlee Simpson
March 17 4 Minutes Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
I Keep Faith Billy Bragg
March 24 No Stress Laurent Wolf
March 25 Mad as Rabbits Panic at the Disco
March 31 American Boy Estelle featuring Kanye West
April 8 Just Dance Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis
April 15 Closer Ne-Yo
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Take a Bow Rihanna
April 28 I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry
April 29 Forever Chris Brown
May 2 If I Never See Your Face Again Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) Panic at the Disco
May 9 Violet Hill Coldplay
May 13 The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn) Weezer
May 19 Train 3 Doors Down
May 20 In the Ayer Flo Rida featuring will.i.am
May 25 Viva la Vida Coldplay
May 26 Oxford Comma Vampire Weekend
May 27 Dreamin' Weezer
When I Grow Up The Pussycat Dolls
June 10 One Step at a Time Jordin Sparks
Body on Me Nelly featuring Akon and Ashanti
June 16 Pork and Beans Weezer
June 17 Disturbia Rihanna
7 Things Miley Cyrus
June 19 Burnin' Up Jonas Brothers featuring Big Rob
July 15 The Champion in Me 3 Doors Down
July 16 Good Good Ashanti
July 26 Troublemaker Weezer
July 29 Let it Rock Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne
August 8 Make It Mine Jason Mraz
August 11 So What Pink
August 18 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend
August 28 Rock N' Roll Train AC/DC
September 4 Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
September 9 Hot n Cold Katy Perry
Whatcha Think About That The Pussycat Dolls featuring Missy Elliott
September 19 Running Back Jessica Mauboy featuring Flo Rida
September 23 Live Your Life T.I. featuring Rihanna
Right Now (Na Na Na) Akon
September 26 Poker Face Lady Gaga
September 29 Gotta Be Somebody Nickelback
Pieces Chase & Status ft. Plan B
October 3 Womanizer Britney Spears
October 6 Rehab Rihanna featuring Justin Timberlake
October 8 If I Were a Boy Beyoncé
October 10 I Can Feel You Anastacia
October 12 Out of this Club The Pussycat Dolls featuring R. Kelly and Polow da Don
October 13 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Beyoncé
October 14 I Hate This Part The Pussycat Dolls
November 3 Crying Blood V V Brown
Lovers in Japan Coldplay
Sober Pink
November 10 Lost! Coldplay
November 14 Northern Downpour Panic at the Disco
December 1 Lhuna Coldplay featuring Kylie Minogue
December 2 Circus Britney Spears
Let Me Be Myself 3 Doors Down
December 9 Use Somebody King of Leon
December 17 Hallelujah Alexandra Burke
December 18 Big Jack AC/DC

Hit records[edit]

United States[edit]

Singles which have ranked within Top 10 within the Billboard Hot 100 Hits (excludes those that were #1 in the UK)

United Kingdom[edit]

UK Official Top 75 No. 1 Hits

Australia[edit]

Australia Official Top 50 No. 1 Hits

Australia Official Top 50 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Other international hits[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Instrumental music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Other[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

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April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

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August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

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