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Yahoo! Takes A Look Back At The Top 10's of 2011
Yahoo! Takes A Look Back At The Top 10's of 2011

 

The year 2011 is coming to an end, and as 2012 approaches Yahoo! has analyzed the top searches and stories of the year. For the last 10 years Yahoo! has been compiling information to gage the most popular searches each year including viral fads, top news stories and other interesting and strange things that make news.the

The top search for 2011 on Yahoo! was not a person or juicy story, but an electronic technological marvel. The iPhone beat out the reality TV drama, a closely watched high profile defendant, and America's #1 most wanted terrorist.

From news stories, to deserts, politicians, athletes, movie picks and much more the results for the top 10 most popular Yahoo! searches for 2011 are as follows:

 

1.       iPhone

2.       Casey Anthony

3.       Kim Kardashian

4.       Katy Perry

5.       Jennifer Lopez

6.       Lindsay Lohan

7.       American Idol

8.       Jennifer Aniston

9.       Japan Earthquake

10.   Osama Bin Laden

 

The top #1 searches on Yahoo! over the last 10 years are:

  • 2011: iPhone
  • 2010: BP Oil Spill
  • 2009: Michael Jackson
  • 2008: Britney Spears
  • 2007: Britney Spears
  • 2006: Britney Spears
  • 2005: Britney Spears
  • 2004: American Idol
  • 2003: KaZaA
  • 2002: PlayStation 2

Top Mobile Searches on Yahoo! in 2011:

  • iPhone 5
  • Powerball
  • MLB
  • Scrabble cheat
  • Casey Anthony
  • Hurricane Irene 2011
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Translator
  • Amy Winehouse
  • May 21, 2011 Rapture

Top News Searches and Stories on Yahoo! in 2011

 

1.             Casey Anthony trial

2.             The royal wedding

3.             Death of Osama bin Laden

4.             Japan earthquake and tsunami

5.             Amanda Knox trial

6.             Death of Amy Winehouse

7.             Arab Spring

8.             Libya/Ghadafi

9.             Arizona shooting

10.          Unemployment

 

Top Searched Obsessions on Yahoo! in 2011

  • Charlie Sheen
  • The Rapture
  • Tiger Mom
  • “Friday” (Rebecca Black)
  • Angry Birds
  • Planking
  • Extreme couponing
  • Government shutdown
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mortgage rates

Top Financial Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  • Dow Jones Index
  • Gold prices
  • FAFSA
  • Gas prices
  • Oil prices
  • Coupons
  • Silver prices
  • Sallie Mae
  • Unemployment
  • Mortgage Rates

Top Searched Athletes in Yahoo! in 2011

  • Danica Patrick
  • Tiger Woods
  • Manny Pacquiao
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Serena Williams
  • Kris Humphries
  • Hope Solo
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Lamar Odom
  • Caroline Wozniacki

Top Politician Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  • Sarah Palin
  • Barack Obama
  • Michele Bachmann
  • John Edwards
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Herman Cain
  • Ron Paul
  • Rick Perry
  • Jesse Ventura

Top Music Lyric Searches on Yahoo! in 2011:

1.             Super Bass -- Nicki Minaj

2.             The Lazy Song -- Bruno Mars

3.             Grenade -- Bruno Mars

4.             Rolling in the Deep -- Adele

5.             Someone Like You -- Adele

6.             Look at Me Now -- Chris Brown

7.             Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

8.             You Belong With Me -- Taylor Swift

9.             Pumped Up Kicks -- Foster The People

10.          Just the Way You Are -- Bruno Mars

Top Movie Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  • Transformers 3
  • Tron Legacy
  • Black Swan
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Captain America
  • Just Go With It
  • The Hangover, Part II
  • Fast Five

Top Dessert Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  • Ice cream
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • Cake pops
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Chocolate cake
  • Peach cobbler
  • Banana bread
  • Sugar cookies
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Girl Scout cookies

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