Regular PopWatch readers may recall that earlier this year we engaged in a not-so-harmonious debate over whose single would take the title of “Song of Summer 2008.” And while names like Katy, Rihanna, Estelle, and Duffy lit up our comment board, many readers weren’t sure whether “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis (pictured) had the staying power to make it through Labor Day weekend. Well, if iTunes downloads are any indication, the songstress’ soulful ballad might actually be the most popular song of the year. “Bleeding Love” topped iTunes’ 2008 best-selling singles list while Lewis’ UK brethren Coldplay scored the top-selling album spot with Viva La Vida.
Obviously digital sales are only one piece of the “it song” puzzle, so tell us, PopWatchers, what is your ditty of 2008? Did Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” (which also made iTunes’ top 10 singles list) leave you craving the taste of cherry Chapstick all year long? Or did Rihanna (who made the list twice) and her “Disturbia” grab you like a thief in the night? And while you’re at it, what album (if you still listen to entire records) was your most-played of the year?