I also rediscovered my singles collection - Addicted to Bass for example is a great track to sing along to. Stay (Lisa Loeb) is another very pretty track and has an instrumental so I can sing the song all by myself. Some of my singles, I didn't even recognise! So I decided that today I would dedicate to ripping singles instead of getting on to FGH in the album collection. And I have to say, it's been good fun. I've listened to all the tracks except where the single is 4 mixes of the same track and I'm now up to 90 different artists and counting on my PC. When I've got my whole CD collection on here I'm going to go back to that 10 random tracks meme I think.
Which reminds me that I really wish that on tracks with multiple artists (e.g. Santana feat. Michelle Branch) you could enter them as a comma separated list or something and have the track appear under both artists instead of iTunes (or any other player) thinking that this is a completely new third artist. It would be handy for classical tracks too as you could include the composer and performer as "Artist" and sort for tracks by either. Anyone know any media players that provide this? I'd also quite like it if iTunes would tell me the currently playing track as a tooltip when I hover over it in the task bar (currently it just says iTunes) - RealPlayer used to do that and I liked it. Other than that though, I like iTunes a lot. The smart playlists are the one thing I'll really miss when I get my iRiver, the design is pretty and the interface is easy to use.