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Best Singles Of 2008, #3 - M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

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Ok, we're taking liberties here, because "Paper Planes" was released in 2007, but it exploded to worldwide popularity in 2008. And hell, if the Grammy's can come calling a year late, so can we.

Officially released as a single in early 2008, "Paper Planes" is the third single from M.I.A.'s second studio album, Kala. With a main riff sampled from the song "Straight to Hell" by The Clash and its chorus lyrics taken from "Rump Shaker" by Wreckx-N-Effect, it became an international hit after appearing in the trailer for the film Pineapple Express. It became so popular that it was sampled in a song by T.I. and Jay-Z, it's been covered in performances by Rihanna and Built To Spill, and in December the single was nominated for the Record of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.

M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"



Best Singles Of 2008, #3 - M.I.A. "Paper Planes"