2013 in review: A top ten extravaganza

top-10-list-2010-resized-600.jpgJanuary 3, 2013 – One of more interesting aspects of celebrating a new year is compiling information for top ten lists. If you follow my blog, you know I love lists. Search any topic, such as the most popular breed of dog in 2013, and you’re sure to find the answers. The lists also provide a good glimpse into what the public is thinking.

Here are a several topics researched over the past few days.

Top Ten Google Searches for 2013:
10. North Korea
9. Play Station 4
8. Samsung Galaxy S4
7. Royal Baby
6. Boston Marathon
5. Harlem Shake
4. Cory Monteith
3. iPhone 5S
2. Paul Walker
1. Nelson Mandela

Top Ten Most Used Smartphone Apps (Globally) in 2013:
10. WhatsUp
9. Facebook Messenger
8. Skype
7. Twitter
6. We Chat
5. Google +
4. YouTube
3. Facebook
2. Google Maps
1. Global WebIndex

Top Ten Most Visited Sites in 2013:
10. Twitter
9. eBay
8. Bing
7. MSN
6. Wikipedia
5. Amazon
4. Yahoo
3. Facebook
2. YouTube
1. Google

Top Ten Grossing Films of 2013:
10. Star Trek Into Darkness ($229M)
9. Oz the Great and Powerful ($235M)
8. Fast & Furious 6 ($239M)
7. Gravity ($255M)
6. Frozen ($263M)
5. Monsters University ($268M)
4. Man of Steel ($291M)
3. Despicable Me 2 ($368M)
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($393M)
1. Iron Man 3 ($409M)

Top Ten Most Watched TV Shows in 2013:
10. The Walking Dead, AMC
9. The Voice, NBC
8. American Idol (Thursdays), Fox
7. Dancing with the Stars, ABC
6. American Idol (Wednesdays), Fox
5. Person of Interest, CBS
4. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS
3. The Big Bang Theory, CBS
2. Sunday Night Football, NBC
1. NCIS, CBS

Top Ten Best Selling Fiction Books in 2013:
10. Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks
9. Touch and Go, Lisa Gardner
8. Hopeless, Colleen Hoover
7. And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
6. The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult
5. The Racketeer, John Grisham
4. Inferno, Dan Brown
3. The Forgotten, David Baldacci
2. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James
1. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Top Ten Best Selling Non-Fiction Books in 2013:
10. Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman
9. Outliers,  Malcom Gladwell
8. Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela
7. Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander
6. Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
5. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me?, Mindy Kaling
4. The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks
3. The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort
2. Quiet, Susan Cain
1. Wild, Cheryl Strayed

Top Ten Selling Albums of 2013:
10. Halcyon, Ellie Goulding
9. Since I Saw You Last, Gary Barlow
8. Am, Arctic Monkeys
7. Time, Rod Stewart
6. Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
5. Right Place Right Time, Olly Murs
4. Swings Both Ways, Robbie Williams
3. To Be Loved, Michael Buble
2. Our Version of Events, Emeli Sande
1. Midnight Memories, One Direction

In case you’re wondering about those popular breeds of dogs, click here.

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