2008 pop tunes
I saw the iTunes and Last.fm top 2008 lists on Mashable and took a couple minutes to listen to excerpts.
And I can only conclude that most people are terribly depressed most of the time. The first world is in danger of a mass extinction event. Suicide by songs.
As an antidote to this maudlin syrup, allow me to recommend an oldie: Dreaming by Blondie. You may think you remember the song — but listen again, paying special attention to the drums.
Just a reminder: human achievement is possible; the air around you need not be so bleak.
In other words, listen: buck up, weirdos.