Did you know this was the International year of the Potato? It was also the start of the international banking crisis, the first ever bionic eye transplant and the Beijing Summer Olympics! Oh and we can't forget the first black president of the U.S- Barack Obama.


Basshunter- Now You're Gone

Duffy- Mercy

Coldplay- Viva La Vida

Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire


The Dark Knight stormed the cinemas with Heath Ledger's chilling performance of the Joker. We were also thrust into a love hate relationship with the Twilight saga, and our favourite comic adaptations Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were also released.


Freesat officially launched this year, Grange Hill was axed and Neighbours moved into their new home on Channel 5. With Reality TV in full swing, Suzanne Shaw won the 3rd series of Dancing on Ice, Jodie Prenger won BBC One's I'd Do Anything west end talent search, break dancer George Sampson won the 2nd series of britain's Got talent, Lee McQueen win the 4th series of The Apprentice, Liz McClarnon won Celebrity MasterChef, Alexandra Bruke won the 5th series of The x Factor and Tom Chambers won the 6th series of Strictly Come Dancing! Phew!