2000 In British Music
This is a summary of 2000 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.
2000 saw many British acts dominate the charts. The year saw how competitive the industry had become over the 1990s with numerous new releases out each week. 2000 holds the record for the most number one singles in one particular calendar year, with 43 singles holding the number one spot, if you include the Westlife number one single spanning over from Christmas in 1999. The year was particularly successful for Britney Spears, Moby, Eminem, Travis and The Beatles.
Famous quotes containing the words music and/or british:
“Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.”
—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (17491832)
“If we were doing this in the Falklands they would love it. Its part of our heritage. The British have always been fighting wars.”
—British soccer fan. quoted in Independent (London, Dec. 23, 1988)