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Best of the decade

Pulse correspondents pick the best of the last 10 years

Pulse correspondents pick the best of the last 10 years

December 29, 2009

2000



1. Best song: "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi

2. Best movie: "The Grinch"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback after being busted

4. Best book: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling

5. Fashion trend: Giorgio Armani's minimalist style

6. Biggest event of the year: Hilary Clinton is elected to the United States Senate

7. Best TV series: CBS' "Survivor"

8. Biggest innovation: Napster, the online file-sharing service

9. Teen of the year: Julia Stiles

10. Sports icon: Tiger Woods

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-- Lakin Thomas

2001



1. Best song: "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys

2. Best movie: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

3. Top celebrity scandal: Winona Ryder gets arrested for shoplifting

4. Best book: "The Princess Diaries" by Meg Cabot

5. Fashion trend: Plaid

6. Biggest event of the year: Terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

7. Best TV series: "Lizzie McGuire"

8. Biggest innovation: iPod

9. Teen of the year: Justin Timberlake

10. Sports icon: Barry Bonds

-- Devon Jacobs

2002



1. Best song: "Get the Party Started" by Pink

2. Best movie: "Spider-Man"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Michael Jackson's son "Blanket" is born.

4. Best book: "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold

5. Fashion trend: High-fashion work-out gear

6. Biggest event of the year: No Child Left Behind Act

7. TV series: "7th Heaven"

8. Biggest innovation: Roomba robot vacuum

9. Teen of the year: Mandy Moore

10. Sports icon: Roger Federer

-- staff reports

2003



1. Best song: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

2. Best movie: "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez fall in love, are engaged and then decide not to marry due to the press.

4. Best book: "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

5. Fashion trend: Cargo pants , monogrammed accessories and rhinestones

6. Biggest event of the year: The United States begins a war in Iraq on March 20.

7. TV series: "CSI"

8. Biggest innovation: Human Genome Project is completed

9. Teen of the year: Hilary Duff

10. Sports icon: Kobe Bryant

-- Kacey Keith

2004



1. Best song: "The Reason" by Hoobastank

2. Best movie: "Shrek 2"

3. Best celebrity scandal: Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction

4. Best book: "My Life" by Bill Clinton

5. Fashion trend: Stripes

6. Biggest event of the year: Tsunami in Asia

7. Best TV series: "Friends"

8. Biggest innovation: Use of Web video

9. Teen of the year: Lindsay Lohan

10. Best iconic sports event: The Boston Red Sox win World Series

-- staff reports

2005



1. Best Song: "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

2. Best movie: "Spider-Man 2"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Martha Stewart goes to jail for insider trading

4. Best book: "Saving Francesca" by Melina Marchetta

5. Fashion trend: Coral colors

6. Biggest event of the year: Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans and the surrounding the Gulf Coast

7. TV series: "Battlestar Galatica"

8. Biggest innovation: Blu-Ray gains in popularity

9. Teen of the year: Adam Brody

10. Sports icon: Lance Armstrong

-- staff reports

2006



1. Best song: "Girl Next Door" by Saving Jane

2. Best movie: "The Pursuit of Happyness"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Keith Urban checks into rehab after marrying Nicole Kidman

4. Best book: "The Places In Between" by Rory Stewart

5. Fashion trend: Skinny jeans

6. Biggest event of the year: Bush renews Patriot Act

7. TV series: "Real World: Denver"

8. Biggest innovation: iMac with Intel

processors

9. Teen of the year: Lindsay Lohan

10. Sports icon: Shaun White, snowboarder

-- Katie FitzGerald

2007



1. Top song: "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce spends seven weeks at No. 1

2. Top movie: "Spider-Man 3"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Anna Nicole's death

4. Top book: "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang

5. Fashion trend: High waistlines

6. Biggest event of the year: Britney Spears falls apart

7. TV series: "Family Guy"

8. Biggest innovation iPhone

9. Teen of the year: Miley Cyrus

10. Sports icon: Serena Williams

-- Keira Cale

 

2008



1. Best song: "A Milli" by Lil' Wayne

2. Best movie: "Wall-E"

3. Best celebrity scandal: Miley Cyrus bares all for Vanity Fair

4. Best book: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

5. Fashion trend: Shooties, cross between a shoe and a boot

6. Biggest event of the year: Barack Obama elected U.S. president

7. TV series: "Mad Men"

8. Biggest innovation: Hulu.com

9. Teen of the year: Miley Cyrus

10. Sports icon: Alex Rodriguez

-- Ashley Viar

2009



1. Top song: "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

2. Top movie: "Transformers 2"

3. Top celebrity scandal: Chris Brown arrested for domestic abuse against Rihanna

4. Top book: "The Lost Symbol," by Dan Brown

5. Fashion trend: Sheer fabrics

6. Biggest event of the year: Barack Obama sworn in as first black president of the United States

7. TV series: "NCIS"

8. Biggest innovation: Pluripotent stem cells developed from proteins

9. Teen of the year: Bryan Jackson, a victim of HIV and AIDS, makes a difference with other kids

10. Sports icon: Tiger Woods

-- Rachael Johnson

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