"Black and Gold" - Sam Sparro.
Do you ever hear a song and just know that it’s going to be your favourite of the year? And so it was with "Black and Gold". Mr Sparro signalled his arrival on planet Pop with this fantastic song which sounds as good after the ten thousandth listen as it did the first time. A sophisticated pop song oozing genuine quality, no more no less. Without question, the best song to grace the British charts in 2008.
Unfortunately there was nothing on his debut album, good though it was, to even come near equalling this.
This reigned supreme as my favourite song of the year until about 8 weeks ago, when it was overtaken by my no.1.