Firstly though, I'll just outline what exactly I'm using as criteria for making the list:
- I have to like the song enough to want to talk at length about it. There are plenty of singles released over the last 10 years that I like a lot, but if I can't see myself having enough material to make a substantial post about them it's not gonna happen.
- It has to be a single in some sense of the word. I don't care if it never had a CD single or 7" associated with it, if it had a video made or was part of any major radio playlists between 2000 and 2009 it's eligible.
- I'm not gonna get hung up on the difference between an important single and a good single. I don't care if it was popular or only had success among albino indie kids in Papua New Guinea, if it's good it's on the list.
- Only one song per artist (not counting appearances on the right side of the feat.)
This thing gets off the ground tomorrow with a few that didn't quite make the cut. The list proper starts on Monday. Let's hope I can keep up with this and not get distracted by shiny things too easily.
Of course I'm open to suggestions here even though I may not change the list. If any real egregious omissions arise I'll make note of it somehow.