How can i get my songs to a new shuffle? Logged in to the same acct (idle for 2 years) but no songs are there
By logged in do you mean that you only logged into the account or that you checked to see what you can redownload on it via the Purchased link Quicklinks on the right-hand side of the iTunes store home page ?
Redownloading : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2519
Whether you can redownload music depends upon what country that you are in, and whether the music is still in your country's store.
Also redownloading an account's past purchases may tie that computer to that account for 90 days : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627