"Music" de Madonna parmi les chansons de la décennie.
Noughties but nice: Entertainment highlights of the past 10 years
By Paul Connolly
Last updated at 11:29 PM on 26th December 2009
They were the first years of a new millennium - and it didn't disappoint. From Gladiator to Billy Elliott, Amy Winehouse to the iPod, The Office to The X Factor, PAUL CONNOLLY recalls the best of the decade.
All decades see huge change, but few recent periods can have been as eventful as the Noughties.
We had no inkling that reality television would be the cultural phenomenon of the decade - after all, even Simon Cowell cottoned on to its potential relatively late. And although the internet was starting to flourish, there were few signs that it would almost bring the music business to its knees or provide an accessible platform for amateur musicians and film-makers worldwide.
In 2000 there were no iPods or broadband internet, and certainly no YouTube or Facebook.
The first series of Big Brother was won by Craig Phillips, in a show that featured 'Nasty' Nick Bateman, a 'villain' who appears almost saintly compared to the freaks, morons and wannabes that have prospered in the subsequent explosion of reality TV.
The highest rating programme of the year, with 19m viewers, was the 3 January episode of Coronation Street, which featured the aftermath of a robbery at the Rovers Return, something which almost seems quaint nowadays.
In music Britney Spears's Oops!... I Did It Again sold a remarkable million copies in the US in the first week alone - the music business was still thriving and illegal downloading was merely a whisper of a rumour.
Meanwhile, Sam Mendes's elegant American Beauty cleaned up at the Oscars, Madonna married Guy Ritchie (poor chap), and somewhere in west London, Simon Cowell was telling anyone who'd listen that his new signing, Girl Thing - an unashamed Spice Girls rip-off - were going to be even bigger than the real thing. His time, however, would soon come...
TOP TEN FILMS
1. Gladiator (2000)
2. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
3. Billy Elliot (2000)
4. Love Actually (2003)
5. Casino Royale (2006)
6. WALL-E (2008)
7. Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
8. Amélie (2001)
9. The Last King Of Scotland (2007)
10. There Will Be Blood (2008)
1. Popstars/Pop Idol/The X Factor/Britain's Got Talent (2001-2009)
2. The Office (2001-2003)
3. Lost (2004-2009)
4. The Wire (2004-2009)
5. Spooks (2002-2009)
6. Strictly Come Dancing (2004-2009)
7. Gavin & Stacey (2007-2009)
8. Doctor Who (2005-2009)
9. Life On Mars (2006-2007)
10. Location, Location, Location (2004-2009)
HOW DID WE EVER LIVE WITHOUT THEM?
With almost two thirds of British households having access to high-speed internet these days, it's becoming more difficult to remember a time when you couldn't do your grocery shopping at 3am or instantly find out what that song is on the Guinness advert.
The iPod is an invention that seems as though it shouldn't have been possible until 2100. Your entire record collection stored on a device the size of a pack of cards? Ridiculous.
SONGS OF THE DECADE
Beyoncé: Crazy In Love (2003)
Britney Spears: Toxic (2004)
Johnny Cash: Hurt (2003)
Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire (2008)
The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army (2003)
Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love (2007)
Amy Winehouse: Rehab (2006)
Kylie: Can't Get You Out Of My Head (2001)
The Killers: Mr Brightside (2004)
Eminem: Stan (2000)
The Strokes: Last Nite (2001)
U2: Beautiful Day (2000)
Arctic Monkeys: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005)
Madonna: Music (2000)
Madge kept dragging us back on the dancefloor.
Scissor Sisters: Take Your Mama (2004)
Girls Aloud: Biology (2005)
Take That: Greatest Day (2008)
Robbie Williams: Feel (2002)
Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars (2006)
Lily Allen: The Fear (2009)
CAN'T WE JUST CLOSE OUR EYES AND PRETEND THEY WERE A NIGHTMARE?
Osama Bin Laden, Uggs and Crocs, skinny jeans on men, ringtones as pop songs, endless movie sequels.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Johnny Cash, John Thaw, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Katharine Hepburn, Brian Clough, Marlon Brando, George Best, Natasha Richardson, Bobby Robson.
Source: Mail Online.