Okay, this is the second time I've sat down and attempted to make my list. The first time I think I went about it all wrong. I picked great songs from each year that I thought would be neat, unique additions to the Smackdown and then started weeding out by genre ("Okay, I've already got a Power Pop song, and this one is a tad weaker, so..."). I got the list down to 15 and found I just couldn't cut anymore. I decided to set it aside and come back to it - and never went back. Got too busy with life in general.
So now, here I am whacked out on meds for my out-of-control eczema, and I nailed the list. Not because of the drugs, I would hope, but because I took a different approach to the song choosing. I decided to choose one song from each year of the decade, and to make it a song that really meant something to me during that year. This took care of a lot of problems in choices since, for example, I didn't get Selling England by the Pound
until sometime in the 80's.