In addition to concocting a list of my favorite songs of this year, I did the same for the decade. I offer the same caveat in my immediately preceding post regarding the best songs of 2009. Really, these are just some of my favorite songs, or ones that have stuck with me, since 2000. The rules were one song per year, though as you'll see, I cheated twice, for 2007 and 2008.
"Everything In Its Right Place," Radiohead (2000)
"Moment in the Sun," Clem Snide (2001)
"The Golden Age," Beck (2002)
"Maps," Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)
"Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)," Arcade Fire (2004)
"Mr. November," The National (2005)
"O Mary Don't You Weep," Bruce Springsteen (2006)
"Nude," Radiohead and "Intervention," Arcade Fire (2007)
"Bible Days," Jessica Lea Mayfield and "Skinny Love," Bon Iver (2008)
"She Watches Over Me," Elvis Perkins (2009)
You'll note that I even made a change or two from My Life's Playlist, posted in December 2007, which features one song for every year I've lived. Honorable mention would have to go to Ray LaMontagne, whose 2004 album, Trouble, and 2006 album, Till The Sun Turns Black, were phenomenal, but songs from which did not make the list. Sorry, Ray.