December 15, 2008
As we launch our list of the best singles of 2008, it’s only fair that we give some time to the…not best singles of 2008.
What was the low point this year for country singles?
Was it John Rich’s ego/talent balance tipping decidedly in the wrong direction, with tripe like “Raisin’ McCain” and “Another You”?
Was riding in on a beautiful “White Horse” not enough reason to forgive Taylor Swift for the British Literature-flunking “Love Story” and the casually homophobic “Picture to Burn”?
Do Rodney Atkins’ “It’s America” and Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country” deserve to the final nails in the coffin of “let’s make a list” songwriting?
Or did Buddy Jewell sink the lowest of all with his anti-immigration rant “This Ain’t Mexico”?
You tell us.
What were the worst singles of 2008?