Coming second in the phone-in pop knock-out stakes were fellow guitar imps McFly, who had already stolen the Best Band award at the other week’s Smash Hits Poll Winner's Party. Respect.
At the end of the voting, the top five looked like this:
1. Busted – Thunderbirds
2. McFly - Five Colours in Her Hair
3. Anastacia - Left Outside Alone
4. Will Young - Leave Right Now
5. Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Why are you complaining? You didn’t vote, did you?