List of Billboard Adult Contemporary number ones of 2008

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"Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat was the year's longest-running number one, topping the chart for 19 weeks.

Adult Contemporary is a chart published by Billboard ranking the top-performing songs in the United States in the adult contemporary music (AC) genre. In 2008, six different songs topped the chart in 52 issues of the magazine, based on weekly airplay data from radio stations compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.

At the start of the year Josh Groban was at number one with "I'll Be Home For Christmas", retaining the top spot from the final chart of 2007.[1] The song was Groban's fifth track to reach number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] The following week, Colbie Caillat replaced Groban in the top spot with "Bubbly". The song went on to spend 19 consecutive weeks atop the chart,[3][4] the highest number of weeks spent at number one by a song during the year. As no artist had more than one chart-topper during 2008, it also meant that Caillat was the artist with the most weeks in the top spot during the year. "Bubbly" was the debut single for Caillat, who had gained a major-label recording contract after achieving popularity on social media site MySpace,[5] but to date it remains her only number one.[6]

In the issue of Billboard dated May 24, Sara Bareilles replaced Caillat at number one with her song "Love Song", which went on to spend 13 consecutive weeks at number one,[7][8] before being replaced by "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, the winner of the 2006 season of British TV talent show The X Factor.[9] To date, "Bleeding Love", which also topped Billboard's all-genre singles chart, the Hot 100, is the British's singer's only song to reach number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[10] Another TV contest winner, American Idol season 7 winner[11] David Cook, reached number one on the chart dated September 20 with "The Time of My Life", the "coronation single" released immediately after his victory in the competition.[12] Cook's arrival in the top spot brought to an end an unbroken 36-week occupation of the number-one position by female vocalists. After a single week at number one, "The Time of My Life" was replaced in the top spot for two weeks by "Bleeding Love", but in early October Cook's single returned to number one and remained there for ten consecutive weeks. On the chart dated December 20, Faith Hill replaced Cook at number one with "A Baby Changes Everything", which spent the last two weeks of 2008 at number one.

Chart history[edit]

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Sara Bareilles spent a total of 15 weeks at number one with "Love Song".
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"Bleeding Love" was a chart-topper for British singer Leona Lewis.
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American Idol winner David Cook topped the chart with "The Time of My Life".
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 5 "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Josh Groban [1]
January 12 "Bubbly" Colbie Caillat [3]
January 19 [13]
January 26 [14]
February 2 [15]
February 9 [16]
February 16 [17]
February 23 [18]
March 1 [19]
March 8 [20]
March 15 [21]
March 22 [22]
March 29 [23]
April 5 [24]
April 12 [25]
April 19 [26]
April 26 [27]
May 3 [28]
May 10 [29]
May 17 [4]
May 24 "Love Song" Sara Bareilles [7]
May 31 [30]
June 7 [31]
June 14 [32]
June 21 [33]
June 28 [34]
July 5 [35]
July 12 [36]
July 19 [37]
July 26 [38]
August 2 [39]
August 9 [40]
August 16 [8]
August 23 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [41]
August 30 "Love Song" Sara Bareilles [42]
September 6 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [43]
September 13 "Love Song" Sara Bareilles [44]
September 20 "The Time of My Life" David Cook [45]
September 27 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [46]
October 4 [47]
October 11 "The Time of My Life" David Cook [48]
October 18 [49]
October 25 [50]
November 1 [51]
November 8 [52]
November 15 [53]
November 22 [54]
November 29 [55]
December 6 [56]
December 13 [57]
December 20 "A Baby Changes Everything" Faith Hill [58]
December 27 [59]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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