Light in the Attic Records turns 10 years old in 2012, and there’s much cause for celebration. Today I’m going to list my 10 favorite songs in LITA’s expansive catalog; tomorrow I’ll tally my top 10 Light in the Attic albums (suspense!).

A quick perusal and listening to this top-10 list will reveal LITA’s diversity and aesthetic acumen. As someone who’s heard nearly everything the company’s released since 2002, I can say with confidence that Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright’s Seattle/LA label rarely issues a dud. Certainly, you may have your own fave 10 LITA tunes, and I’m eager to see what they are. Drop ’em in comments for posterity’s sake, please.

(*As of right now; this can change every day, forever.)

01 Annette Peacock- “I’m the One”

02 The Overton Berry Ensemble- “Hey Jude”

03 Jim Ford- “I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me”

04 Wendy Rene- “Bar-B-Q”

05 Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir- “Like a Ship (Without a Sail)”

06 Lee Hazlewood- “Califia (Stone Rider)”

07 Lou Bond- “Come on Snob”

08 Donnie & Joe Emerson- “Good Time”

09 The Vagrants- “A Sunny Summer Rain”

10 Kain- “I Ain’t Black” [from the Listen, Whitey! soundtrack]

Also, Light in the Attic commemorates its 10th anniversary Fri. Oct. 12 at Showbox at the Market with performances by Rodriguez, Donnie & Joe Emerson, and Michael Chapman, with Suspence DJing before and between sets. Oh, dag, I just noticed it’s sold out. Hope you got a ticket!