Billboard publishes annual lists of songs based on chart performance over the course of a year based on Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems and SoundScan information. This is a list of the magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 2008.
The #1 song on the list was "Low" by Flo Rida and T-Pain, after having released the song in 2007 and spent 10 weeks at number-one. The song that came in at number two was Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis and at #3 was Alicia Keys' song "No One", after spending 5 weeks at #1 in December 2007.
|1||"Low"||Flo Rida featuring T-Pain|
|2||"Bleeding Love"||Leona Lewis|
|3||"No One"||Alicia Keys|
|4||"Lollipop"||Lil Wayne featuring Static Major|
|5||"Apologize"||Timbaland featuring OneRepublic|
|6||"No Air"||Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown|
|7||"Love Song"||Sara Bareilles|
|8||"Love in This Club"||Usher featuring Young Jeezy|
|9||"With You"||Chris Brown|
|11||"Sexy Can I"||Ray J featuring Yung Berg|
|12||"Take a Bow"||Rihanna|
|13||"Viva la Vida"||Coldplay|
|14||"I Kissed a Girl"||Katy Perry|
|15||"Whatever You Like"||T.I.|
|17||"Don't Stop the Music"||Rihanna|
|18||"Pocketful of Sunshine"||Natasha Bedingfield|
|19||"Kiss Kiss"||Chris Brown featuring T-Pain|
|22||"Touch My Body"||Mariah Carey|
|23||"4 Minutes"||Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland|
|27||"I'm Yours"||Jason Mraz|
|29||"Dangerous"||Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon|
|31||"See You Again"||Miley Cyrus|
|32||"Shake It"||Metro Station|
|33||"Stop and Stare"||OneRepublic|
|34||"Take You There"||Sean Kingston|
|36||"Hot n Cold"||Katy Perry|
|37||"Live Your Life"||T.I. featuring Rihanna|
|38||"Bust It Baby (Part 2)"||Plies featuring Ne-Yo|
|39||"American Boy"||Estelle featuring Kanye West|
|40||"Got Money"||Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain|
|41||"Our Song"||Taylor Swift|
|43||"A Milli"||Lil Wayne|
|45||"Independent"||Webbie featuring Lil Boosie and Lil Phat|
|46||"Can't Believe It"||T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne|
|47||"Like You'll Never See Me Again"||Alicia Keys|
|48||"Teardrops on My Guitar"||Taylor Swift|
|49||"When I Grow Up"||Pussycat Dolls|
|50||"Sexual Eruption"||Snoop Dogg|
|51||"What You Got"||Colby O'Donis featuring Akon|
|52||"It's Not My Time"||3 Doors Down|
|53||"Better in Time"||Leona Lewis|
|54||"Crank That (Soulja Boy)"||Soulja Boy Tell 'Em|
|55||"Shadow of the Day"||Linkin Park|
|56||"Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"||Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Lil Wayne and Niia|
|58||"Fall for You"||Secondhand Serenade|
|59||"In the Ayer"||Flo Rida featuring will.i.am|
|61||"One Step at a Time"||Jordin Sparks|
|62||"Hate That I Love You"||Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo|
|63||"Superstar"||Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos|
|65||"Let It Rock"||Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne|
|66||"Get Like Me"||David Banner featuring Chris Brown and Yung Joc|
|68||"Put On"||Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West|
|69||"The Time of My Life"||David Cook|
|70||"Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)"||Three 6 Mafia|
|71||"Cyclone"||Baby Bash featuring T-Pain|
|72||"Love Like This"||Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston|
|73||"Burnin' Up"||Jonas Brothers featuring Big Rob|
|74||"Love Lockdown"||Kanye West|
|75||"I Luv Your Girl"||The-Dream|
|77||"Hypnotized"||Plies featuring Akon|
|78||"Big Girls Don't Cry"||Fergie|
|79||"Good Life"||Kanye West featuring T-Pain|
|81||"Love Story"||Taylor Swift|
|82||"Just Fine"||Mary J. Blige|
|83||"Piece of Me"||Britney Spears|
|84||"The Boss"||Rick Ross featuring T-Pain|
|85||"All Summer Long"||Kid Rock|
|86||"Can't Help but Wait"||Trey Songz|
|87||"In Love with a Girl"||Gavin DeGraw|
|88||"My Life"||The Game featuring Lil Wayne|
|89||"I Remember"||Keyshia Cole|
|90||"Flashing Lights"||Kanye West featuring Dwele|
|91||"Mrs. Officer"||Lil Wayne featuring Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd|
|92||"7 Things"||Miley Cyrus|
|93||"You're Gonna Miss This"||Trace Adkins|
|94||"Love Remains the Same"||Gavin Rossdale|
|95||"Feels Like Tonight"||Daughtry|
|96||"The Way I Are"||Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson|
|98||"Into the Night"||Santana featuring Chad Kroeger|
|99||"Heaven Sent"||Keyshia Cole|
|100||"She Got It"||2 Pistols featuring T-Pain and Tay Dizm|
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