This list is an aggregate that consolidates more than 60 lists focused on the best songs of the 2000-2009 decade. Sources include Billboard, New Musical Express (NME), NPR, Pitchfork.com, Rolling Stone and USA Today. See complete list of sources here.
Also figured in to the mix are chart data, sales figures, and awards received. The resulting list should be a nice composite of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed songs of the decade.
After the top 100 are songs given Honorable Mention status. These songs formerly made the top 100 list but have been bumped.