I keep a lot of music on my iPod and one thing I don’t like about Apple’s interface is scrolling through long lists of artists or songs. To minimize the number of artists that show up, I take singles that I have (as opposed to albums) and change the artist name to “Single” and then incorporate the artist name into the title of the song like “Michael Jackson – Billy Jean”. I also have to assign no album name or else everything will sort off of that. And I have to leave the year, track number, and composer blank too. Once I do that, everything falls into a list of single songs alphabetized by the artist’s name.
One of the neat things about Apple’s interface is how for each artist it goes and gets a picture of the artist (not just album artwork) and then sets a color theme based on that picture. The result turns out great for most of the bands on my iPod. But for some reason, “Unknown Album” by the artist “Single” comes up with the picture below, which I see anytime I want to play one of my hundreds of single songs: