There was only ever one contender for single of the year. Back in January, the Glaswegian boys announced themselves to the world with this mighty slab of what could only be described as disco-funk-rock.
It starts off ordinarily enough but then, less a minute into the song, everything becomes turned on its head as one of the mightiest guitar riffs you'll ever hear cranks into being. The most exciting sound of the year.
Honourable Mentions: The Streets - Dry Your Eyes Where Mike Skinner moved from annoying Chav-like figure to bruised and battered romantic poet of our age. Has anyone else written so eloquently about the pain, frustration and sheer unfairness of a relationship break-up?
An early contender back in January, Sofia Coppola's sophomore feature featured a career best performance from Bill Murray and a career making one from Scarlett Johansson. And the emotional whallop
of that final scene stayed with the viewer for some months to come.