2004

Pop music's great lost year as the CD single stops being bought in large numbers but the concept of paid for downloads has not yet taken hold quickly enough to fill the gap. Yet for all that this is a year of quite famous hits as Britney Spears becomes toxic and Lola's Theme becomes one of those club hits which was labelled a classic from the moment it was released. The chart commentary takes on a brand new format too, moving from a song by song analysis to a weekly essay as Yahoo! Launch UK er, launches.