1/10 Girls Aloud went big in 2003. The Popstars winners had four top 10 hits...
2/10 ...unlike Popstars losers One True Voice who called it a day after two singles.
3/10 Busted became chart kings in 2003 - with five top 10 smashes. Charlie told us one of his highlights was "going triple platinum"
4/10 Harry Potter fans got their hands on the fifth story in the series when JK Rowling released the Order of the Phoenix in June. More than 7,000 copies were stolen before its official launch and some of the plot leaked out.
5/10 Robbie Williams broke a record in August by playing to almost 400,000 people over three nights in Knebworth. But loads of people got stuck in traffic and some fans missed the gig.
6/10 In September and October illusionist David Blaine spent 44 days in a see-through plastic box, with no food just water, hanging over London. Many people asked: "Why?"
7/10 October's Fame Academy winner was 19-year-old Alex Parks from Cornwall. Her first single got to number three in the charts.
8/10 October also saw the release of Finding Nemo - a cartoon film about a little clownfish that got stolen. It was a massive success.
9/10 Justin Timberlake was one of the biggest stars at the MTV Europe Music awards held in Edinburgh in November. He scored a hat-trick of awards.
10/10 And in December LOTR fans finally got to see the last instalment in the trilogy - The Return of the King. It smashed records and fans seemed to love it.