Help in regards to file names when importing to iTunes.

I recently bought an iPod and I'm dying to use it but at the moment, I can't due to an annoyance I have. I have all my mp3's neatly organized like this: Artist - Song Name.mp3
The thing is, that's only the file name. I never bothered to modify their ID tags. When I play the songs in iTunes, it sometimes looks like a mess but I didn't mind since I just simply looked for the songs I wanted via the Finder. As you know, to hear tracks on the iPod, you gotta copy your playlist from iTunes so that means that all those tracks with their gibberish names get passed to the iPod. As you can imagine, this is less than convenient as I won't obviously be able to recognize the darn songs. I am further stressed due to the huge amount of songs I have and since it wasn't until recently that I switched to Mac (best decision ever...), I have a huge library of songs that were never identified on my PC. All I did was basically typed in the artist name followed by the song title.
I browsed through some sites in hopes of finding something that would help me but I have to admit, I barely understand just what I am exactly looking for.
I would really appreciate your help in any way possible, I'd really like to enjoy my iPod as soon as possible.

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