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Looking for a way to remember 2008? Well, thanks to DJ Earworm, you can now relive this crazy year in just under 5 minutes.

The clip above incorporates visual and audio snippets from Billboard’s Top 25 songs of the year. (You can see a track listing just after the jump.)

Click to continue reading Mashing Up 2008’s Top 25 Hits

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Gallery: Mashing Up 2008’s Top 25 Hits


Taylor SwiftBritney Spears

Has the hype already died down?

Just one week after debuting at #1, the pop princess has already been dethroned. Unfortunately, Circus wasn’t topped by a new entry. Spears was actually surpassed by .

Fearless, which has been out since November 11, jumped 23% over the last seven days. Swift sold 249,000 units besting Spears by 49,000. (Circus fell 60% from last week’s 505,000 achievement.) Beyonce’s release came in third during this round.

You can see the remaining Top Ten charters after the jump.

Click to continue reading Taylor Swift Comes Back to Beat Britney

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Gallery: Taylor Swift Comes Back to Beat Britney

ColdplayLeona Lewis

Earlier this year at the 2008 Oscars, American actors walked away empty-handed. Now American musicians are being pushed aside by the British Invasion.

According to the Associated Press, this year’s best sellers were performers from across the pond. Topping the album charts was Coldplay’s Viva la Vida. Although the company does not reveal actual sales numbers, a majority of the band’s digital sales (500,000 since June) were apparently purchased through iTunes. (More than 2 million copies of Viva have been sold overall.) The other artists in the Top 5 include Jack Johnson (Sleep Through the Static), the Juno soundtrack, Lil Wayne (Tha Carter III) and Sara Bareilles (Little Voice).

Click to continue reading Coldplay, Leona Lewis Top iTunes’ 2008 Sales

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Gallery: Coldplay, Leona Lewis Top iTunes’ 2008 Sales

Twilight SoundtrackThe second phase of domination is officially complete.

Now that we’re just eight days away from the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, it’s becoming increasingly impossible to avoid anything with Robert Pattinson’s face on it. The mania over the best-selling book has inspired collector’s edition magazine covers (EW), news packages (Nightline) and sight-seeing tours (Forks, WA). It’s even evolved into a #1 album.

After two turns at the top of the charts, AC/DC’s Black Ice was just dethroned by the soundtrack for the vampire-themed movie. Although Twilight is now the third soundtrack this year to reach #1 (following and Mamma Mia!), it’s the only one since 2006’s Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for Curious George to debut there.

Twilight - which includes tracks from Linkin Park, Muse and Paramore - sold 165,000 units last week. AC/DC came in second with 160,000 while came in third with 110,000.

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Gallery: Twilight Soundtrack Tops Music Charts