Decade In Review: Countdown to 2020

As we approach the Roaring Twenties, round two, at LiveRoulette we’ve been swapping stories and remembering the highlights of the last ten years. We’ve drawn up a list of some of our favourite moments in sports, music and more, as voted by our time. Now, we want you to decide which moments defined the decade.

The last ten years have seen Great British talent flourish. We hosted the Olympics for the first time in 64 years, Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon, twice in three years, we’ve been glued to our TV sets and there has been a surge of new music acts emerging, just as great as any other decade. With so many events and milestones to cover, will it be royal wedding fever, Leicester City’s amazing rise to the top of the Premier League table, or the time that football almost, almost came home again?

Which events will top our poll? It’s up to you. Check out our Facebook Stories over the next few days and cast your votes on which moment was your favourite.

Five Top Moments In Sport Of The Last Ten Years

  1. Andy Murray won the 2013 mens’ singles championship at Wimbledon, the first British Grand Slam champion since Fred Perry in 1977.
  2. Alex Ferguson’s final day at Manchester United ended with a dramatic 5-5 tie against West Brom in May 2013.
  3. Leicester City won the 2016 Premier League title, with bookies’ originally pitting them at odds of 5,000 to 1.
  4. The Three Lions beat Colombia 4-3 in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup.
  5. Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth Formula 1 World Championship title in November 2019, just one title behind record-holder Michael Schumacher.

Five Amazing Science & Culture Moments Of The Last Ten Years

  1. In Scotland in June 2010, Beavers bred in the wild for the first time in 400 years.
  2. We all felt a bit silly on the morning of 22 December, 2012, after the Mayans had told us the world would end.
  3. The Philae lander, built by British expertise and technology left the Rosetta spacecraft and was the first robot to land on a comet on November 12, 2014.
  4. Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” self-destructed, running through a shredder immediately after it was sold for $1.4 million at a London auction in 2018.
  5. An international collaboration of scientists took the first ever picture of a black hole and revealed it to the world on April 10, 2019.

Five Moments In Music From The Last Ten Years

  1. Oasis won Brits Album of 30 years with “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” in 2010.
  2. Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” sat in the Top 40 for 39 weeks, with combined sales of over 2.3 million from December 2014.
  3. Robbie Williams received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music twice in 2010 and again in 2017.
  4. Noel Gallagher earned his 11th Number 1 album in 2017 (his third with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) to become the UK artist with the biggest unbroken streak of Number 1 albums.
  5. Pop sensation Adele broke multiple chart records with her 2015 album “25”, becoming the fastest-selling UK album of all time, beating Oasis’ “Be Here Now” with highest ever opening-week sales.

Five Biggest TV Moments Of The Last Ten Years

  1. The 7th Season of The X Factor ended on 12 December, 2010 crowning Matt Cardle the winner and creating boy band One Direction. The final was watched by over 16 million viewers.
  2. Royal wedding fever spiked in the UK with the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton, one of the most covered events of 2011. Viewing figures topped 22 million.
  3. David Attenborough’s hard-hitting warning about plastic pollution, Blue Planet II debuted on 29 October 2017, 16 years after the original Blue Planet aired.
  4. Our 2018 World Cup dreams: so near, yet so far. England left the competition after their first semi-final for 28 years. For a few glorious moments, we really thought football would be coming home after all.
  5. The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics saw an incredible line-up from The Who to the Spice Girls, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys and Liam Gallagher in a stunning celebration of British music and a tally of 65 medals.