2005

A major technological change sweeps the UK charts as downloaded singles are added to the mix for the very first time, subject to some quite arcane rules around eligibility. Peter Kay tops the charts with an old record he doesn't actually perform on, Coldplay take the final step to become stadium-filling superstars, but be warned this is also the year of Crazy Frog. And Radio One hosts that the writer just doesn't get along with at all.