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Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

1. Michael Jackson's stunning death made him Yahoo's biggest star this year.

The quest to find out what happened to Jackson in his final hours on June 25 and celebrate his legacy elevated the late entertainer to the top of the Internet company's annual breakdown of the most frequent online search requests.

The self-proclaimed King of Pop ended singer Britney Spears' four-year reign atop Yahoo's search rankings.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

2. At No. 2 is Twilight, the vampire story that has spawned two movies, including the recently released New Moon, that are drawing hordes of teenage girls and their mothers.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

3. WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment may have its detractors, but when it comes to search popularity, WWE has wrestled its way to the No. 3 spot in Yahoo's search rankings.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

4. Megan Fox, often voted amongst the sexiest women in the planet, who recently starred in the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is at No. 4.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

5. Britney Spears seems to be losing her touch. After a four-year-long reign at the top of the Yahoo charts, she has slipped down to the fifth position.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

6. No. 6 is Naruto, a character created for the Japanese art form known as anime.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

7. The popular television series American Idol occupies the seventh position.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

8. Kim Kardashian with her own reality TV series makes her debut on the list at No. 8.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

9. The automobile racing league NASCAR is No. 9.

Top 10 Yahoo searches in 2009

10. RuneScape, the online video game, fills up the tenth position.


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