So, in a year where I thought this might not happen at all, against all the odds, we're here. And inspite of the lateness of this poll, 95 of you went online and cast your votes. Thanks to everybody for that.
The results were sorted out as follows. Your votes were submitted into a database, containing all the songs. I then simply got the database to tot up the totals and compile the chart. The scoring system remains the same as previous years, the old tried and trusted "10 points for a number 1 vote, down to 1 point for a number 10 vote" system. Because the chart itself is compiled by sorting the list of songs by the following criteria (in order of importance, the subsequent criteria used if there was a tie):
In spite of stringent quality control measures, I'm only human, so if there's any mistakes you spot, then do feel free to let me know. I'll do my best to rectify it.
Finally then, the bit you've been waiting for....
Want to hear yourself go from Jeff Buckley to Girls Aloud in 2 swift songs, then here's the solution - the Spotify Playlist for the Top 50 of 2008. All 50 songs, a rollicking good use of 3 hours. Should you find that the count appears to have dropped below 50 (as does happen on occasions), then drop me a mail and I'll put it right once more.
Site designed by Jason Mansfield, 2008
Thanks go to the following people for assisting with getting together our comprehensive aide-memoire: Greg B, Kat H, Dan Mc
Any thoughts, comments on the site are welcomed, just mail me.