A list ten years in the making. From a shortlist of over 600 songs we've halved it to an even three hundred. And if you think some of this is dubious then imagine what got left out?
* No limit on tracks per artist
* No covers (Cover of the decade = It's My Life by No Doubt) UNLESS the cover is more famous than the original and both came from this decade.
* No straight remixes. Samples ok.
* Please no coming to my house and attempting to knife me at least until you've seen #1.
300 - 50 Cent - In Da Club
Thumping track with lyrics that seem incredibly naff nearly seven years on post 50's brief rise and shithouse acting career but still a memorable track. Maybe better enjoyed as an instrumental...
299 - Ben Folds - The Bitch Went Nuts
298 - Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah
Cod Finnish 'metal' and Eurovision winner. Just crazy enough to work. Prepare yourself for a cavalcade of other Eurovision entries in the next 297 tracks..
297 - Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong - Lucio Starts Fires
296 - Black Box Recorder - The Art of Driving
295 - Pop Levi - Sugar Assault Me Now
294 - Eminem - Lose Yourself
Like its generation's Khe Sanh, a song that probably should rank higher but for being beloved by dickheads.
293 - Elbow - One Day Like This
Clearly made to be sung in a field at 3am in the morning. Would rank hundreds of places higher if I was into that kind of stuff.
292 - Kasbian – Underdog
291 - Chicks On Speed - We Don't Play Guitars
290 - La Roux - In For The Kill
289 - Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)
Well screw you, Fred Durst may very well have been the douche of the decade but this still packed a punch. And we're not done with the Bizkit yet..
288 - Kasabian - Shoot The Runner
287 - Klaxons - Golden Skans
286 - The White Stripes - My Doorbell
285 - Daz Sampson - Teenage Life
Just ignore the slightly dodgy video. White man rap that came off surprisingly well on record, but less so in Eurovision 2006 where he scored bugger all.
284 - The Streets - When You Wasn't Famous
283 - Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat
Moderately tainted by being flogged to death on the ads for Channel 10's footy coverage all fking year.
282 - U2 - Vertigo
281 - Beyonce and Jay Z - Crazy In Love
280 - The White Stripes - Icky Thump
279 - Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs
278 - The Killers - When You Were Young
277 - Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
There's no point in denying it. You got trashed. You put your hands up. You've never been to Detroit. We're all in the same boat.
276 - Outkast - Hey Ya
Absolutely butchered by overkill when it was the biggest thing in the world for a few weeks after release. Only now can we sit back, appreciate fully and ask the time honoured question - 'what's cooler than being cool'?
275 - Goldfrapp - Happiness
274 - Pink - God Is a DJ
Despite a late charge from Lady GaGa there is surely no doubt that Pink was the female 'pop' artist of the decade. Only Timberlake could face her down for the overall title.
273 - Yoji Biomehanika – Samurai
272 - Mia Dyson - Roll Me Out
271 - Pay TV - Refrain Refrain
270 - Junior Jack – Stupidisco
269 - Pixies - Bam Thwok
268 - Together - So Much Love To Give
The same thing over and over again for almost eleven minutes. Hit the gear first and you'll enjoy it.
267 - The Long Blondes - Giddy Stratospheres
266 - The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
265 - Yoji Biomehanika – Angel Of Death
264 - Pet Shop Boys - Minimal
263 - Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (Tong and Spoon Wonderland Remix)
262 - Goldfrapp – Train
261 – Ja Rule – Livin’ It Up
Much like 50 Cent he was a clearly detestable human being who managed one sample-aided cracker of a track before never being heard from again. At least had the good manners not to try a serious acting career.
260 - The Cloud Room - Blackout!
No video. Imagine what a song about a blackout might sound like.
259 - Junior Jack - My Feeling
258 - Art Brut - Moving To LA
257 - Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
256 - Maximo Park - The Coast Is Always Changing
255 - Rufus Wainwright - Rules and Regulations
254 - Neon Neon - Michael Douglas
253 - Cats On Fire - Higher Grounds
252 - Black Francis - Angels Come To Comfort You
251 - CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
So, what's in store for 250-201? How many more times will you wail and scream "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS GUY?" as another second division rap act nudges their way in next to Limp Bizkit? STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT.