Looks like we made it to the end. Yes, the '00s are shutting down, and that means it's time to look back at them and become instantly nostalgic.
So, just like I did for the '70s, '80s, and '90s, I've enlisted some help to create a list of the best songs of the decade. Now, of course "best" is a subjective term, and I realize that the list will not please everyone, nor will it include every single song you think it should. It's not a list of the most popular songs of the decade (you can go to Billboard online for that), nor is it a list of my favorite songs of the decade (that's too self-indulgent, even for me). And the song list pretty much sticks to the hip hop and pop mainstream, with a few detours into the indie world. That mostly means that there are quite a few sub-genres not represented.
Along with my pickers and choosers, I tried to select songs that meant something to the '00s, were memorable, and that will stand the test of time (or at have least some combination of the three). The songs will be listed in somewhat random order, though songs near the top of the list received more mentions than those at the bottom.
I'll be posting the list 5 at a time every two days, leading us boldly into the new year. The first 10 are up now at Top 100 of the '00s. Please check it out!