Goodbye from 365 Songs

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We did it! Yes, we—I wrote this thing, but you read it, even if it was only once in a while. Hell, even if this is the first post you’ve ever read, you’re part of it, and I really appreciate it. I didn’t know how this project would go, but knowing that people read it made writing it every day that much easier.

You might be wondering: Did I write it every day? Yes and no. As I predicted, I played a lot of catchup, and once in a while I was even ahead of schedule. But generally, yeah, I was writing whenever and wherever I could squeeze it in—on lunch breaks, on the bus, on the subway, in my car (parked, of course). I wrote on a laptop, in a notebook, on an iPod. I wrote while my toddler napped, I wrote when I couldn’t sleep, and I wrote at 5:30 a.m., before seemingly anybody else on earth was awake. If there was one difficult thing about writing this blog, it was coming up with something interesting to say about Phil Collins before dawn.

In my “welcome” post on January 2, 2013 (see? I was already behind), I wrote this about the blog:

This is the part where I admit that I have no idea what I’m doing. I have no plan, other than to write about a different song every day. These aren’t necessarily my favorite songs, or songs by my favorite artists. They are songs I want to write about.

That mission stayed consistent, and I even added a rule that I never acknowledged on the website: I would never write about an artist more than once. And I didn’t. If I had that rule from the beginning, I probably wouldn’t have chosen, say, “Black or White” as my only Michael Jackson song. But what can you do.

Anyway, thanks again for reading, and maybe we’ll do this again sometime. Not in 2014, though. I could use a breather.

Now, for your consideration, a list of all 365 songs:

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