My picks — 25 Best songs of the decade

Mark Brenden

 Disclaimer: One per artist.

25) Blue Ridge Mountains — Fleet Foxes

24) For Emma — Bon Iver

23) The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

22) At the Hop — Devendra Banhart

21) New Slang — The Shins

20) My Girls — Animal Collective

19) Mississippi — Bob Dylan

18) Idioteque — Radiohead

17) Get Your Freak On — Missy Elliot

16) Jesus, Etc. — Wilco

15) Toxic — Britney Spears

14) At the Bottom of Everything — Bright Eyes

13) Who’s Got the Crack? — The Moldy Peaches

12) Maps — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

11) Float On — Modest Mouse

10) Deceptacon — Le Tigre

9) Jesus Walks — Kanye West

8) Wake Up — Arcade Fire

7) Single Ladies — Beyoncé

6) 99 Problems — Jay-Z

5) Last Nite — The Strokes

4) Seven Nation Army — White Stripes

3) Crazy — Gnarls Barkley

2) B.O.B. — Outkast

1) Paper Planes — M.I.A.

Honorable Mentions:

Umbrella — Rihanna; Do You Realize? — The Flaming Lips; Lose Yourself — Eminem; Take Me Out — Franz Ferdinand; The Rising — Bruce Springsteen; Home — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros ; Poker Face — Lady Gaga (especially when sung by Eric Cartman)